Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Bowl: A Plant-Based Fall Breakfast Treat


On a recent vacation, we found ourselves popping into Jamba Juice several mornings for their dairy-free acai and protein berry bowls. I really wanted to try their pumpkin pie smoothie bowl, but it was rich with dairy. Now that we’re home, it’s time to enjoy this indulgent healthy breakfast with a dairy-free twist.

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Bowl Recipe - dairy-free and vegan version

The original version of this pumpkin pie smoothie bowl does contain some dairy, but we’ve adapted the recipe to be dairy free. I’ve also included several special diet options and substitute choices.

The recipe and photo were shared with us by the popular grocery store chain, ALDI. And they have a few delicious ideas for easy, healthy, inexpensive, dairy-free bites:

  • Baked pears or apples are a sweet, seasonal treat. Slice them in half, core, and top with walnuts, drizzle with honey, and sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake the fruit until the sugars caramelize and the fruit soften.
  • Take on-the-go snacks to the next level by coating almonds or garbanzo beans in your favorite seasonal spices and baking until crispy.
  • Increase the nutrition on ordinary thick smoothies by serving them in a bowl and topping with seeds, nuts, more fruit, and spices. This pumpkin pie smoothie bowl is a great recipe to start with!

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Bowl Recipe - dairy-free and vegan version

Special Diet Notes: Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Bowl

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian.

For a nut-free pumpkin pie smoothie bowl, choose a nut-free, dairy-free milk beverage and skip the optional pecan garnish.

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Bowl
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If you live near an Aldi, you can pick up Baker's Corner canned pumpkin, Friendly Farms almondmilk, Specially Selected maple syrup, and Stonemill pumpkin spice. For those of us who don't live near an Aldi, I've included links to other favorite brands.
Serves: 1 smoothie bowl
  1. Put the pumpkin, yogurt, banana, milk beverage, maple syrup, and pie spice in your blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Transfer the pumpkin smoothie to a bowl, and optionally top with your desired garnishes.
Yogurt Note: Use a thick brand or even a dairy-free Greek-style yogurt for the most spoon-able results. You can also substitute pureed organic firm silken tofu (for higher protein) or coconut cream (for richness). Both go very well with pumpkin.

Key Ingredients: Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Bowl

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About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


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