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Yes, I'd Like That with Pumpkin.

by caroline

[Photo source: Elana’s Pantry]

Who wants a fun and healthy smoothie recipe? Yeah, me too!

I’m not about to go on and on about how much I love pumpkin (there’s a whole post about it for goodness sakes), but I will tell you this: When my friend, Meredith, recently uttered the words pumpkin + Green Monster, I was *bedazzled*.

I mean, let’s face it, she had me with “pumpkin,” but then she went and through a curve ball at me when she coupled it with one of my all-time favorite breakfast smoothies. We were waxing our love for green smoothies when she said, “Have you tried it with pumpkin?”

And I was all, “Whaaaat … ?” and she was all, “Mmmmm, hmmmm.”


It’s seasonal, it’s healthy and filling … it’s pumpkin, people.

I had this guy this morning and had to share it with you. You can thank Meredith for this tastiness …

Pumpkin Green Monster (naturally gluten-free and vegan)


  • 2-3 handfuls of leaf spinach
  • 1 to 1-1/2 cups of almond milk (or non-dairy milk of your choice)
  • 2 heaping spoonfuls of pure pumpkin puree
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • 1/2 banana, optional (for a lil’ extra sweetness)

NOTES: I used LIBBY’S 100% Pure Pumpkin.



Put all ingredients into a high-speed blender and mix thoroughly. Enjoy!


Tell me, puh-leaze: What’s your go-to smoothie combo?