Wednesday 21 September 2011

Low Carb Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

Fall - best season of the year (in my humble opinion).   And best flavor? Pumpkin !  I love pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin cheesecakes...all so smooth, creamy and perfectly spiced.  But I also love smoothies.  So why not make a pumpkin spice one?

There are a few variations you can go with in this recipe.  If you have some sugar-free vanilla syrup handy then don't add the extract and sweetener but instead add enough syrup to taste.   If you want, throw in a tablespoon of full-fat cream cheese.   Like added protein? Then a scoop of vanilla whey works great in this recipe too.   Want to make it even grander? Top it with a spiral of whipped cream and a sprinkling of cinnamon. Have fun with it but above all else, ENJOY IT!



1/4 cup canned pumpkin (not pie filling)
1/4 cup heavy cream 

3/4 cup water
1 tsp pure vanilla extract and 2 packs of sweetener of choice ( sticking with only those that have zero carb impact)
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup ice


Blend all ingredients thoroughly in your blender - you will need a blender that can crush ice

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  1. Now this is a smoothie I NEVER would have thought of creating! I'm bookmarking for my kids to try!

  2. I love this! Do you think it would work with skim milk or soy milk instead of the cream?

  3. this will up the carbs (adding milk) but if that is your preference then yes it should work fine. you would probably want to replace the cream and water combined though to ensure a rich enough tasting drink

  4. Off to make this right now. It is cold this morning - perfect for some pumpkin!

  5. Oh, wow. I just made this. Made the recipe as written but with coconut milk instead of water (to add flavor and since I had it) and and it is to.die.for. I used stevia glycerite to sweeten it and there was no artificial sweetener taste whatsoever (and I'm super sensitive to that).

    I've tried a lot of low carb pumpkin recipes and they're all balance of flavor. This is the first one I've tried that is truly GOOD and I don't feel like I'm settling. Thank you so much for posting this recipe!

  6. Just made this! YUMMY!!!! Thanks!

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  8. This looks delish--found a link on Pinterest. I'm going to try it with Silk unsweetened almond milk. Found it at a Walmart Supercenter, only 1 g carbs per cup! Tastes pretty gross by itself, but makes good smoothies in the bullet blender with ice and Monin Ofree syrups.

  9. how many carbs and calories?? thanks looks really good!! :)

  10. Hi Barb - I didn't calculate cals or carbs. sorry

  11. I love pumpkin..I like shakes so this smoothie will be ahealthier alternative.

  12. omg this looks amazing! My mouth is already watering! Is there a way to calculate the carb count?

    1. Hi Carol, I don't calculate carb counts so you would have to do this manually by reading labels for each ingredient and then determining carb count for amts used

  13. Hi! I made this recipe with a scoop of vanilla Whey protein powder and substituted the heavy cream for 1% milk, didn't add any sweetener and added 1/2tsp of cinnamon. This makes the recipe fit into my clean eating lifestyle. It tasted great! Thanks

  14. I use coconut milk for my smoothies.

  15. This looks delicious I will make this tonight! I did the carb count if followed exactly the recipe has 4.53 net carbs. Which was something I was wondering also. Cannot wait to try. Thanks so much for the recipe

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