Pumpkin-Apple Breakfast Smoothie

Pumpkin and apple are the perfect pairing in this fall breakfast smoothie. This healthy Pumpkin-Apple Breakfast Smoothie is made with a pinch of pumpkin pie spice and will keep you full for hours! Pumpkin-Apple Breakfast Smoothie - a healthy fall smoothie! | Kristine's Kitchen

Pumpkin this and pumpkin that have been all over the internet lately. The same goes for apple treats. I decided the natural next step was to put the two seasonal favorites together!

This smoothie. It is good. It tastes like dessert, even though it’s full of healthy ingredients. It will keep you full for hours, making it the perfect breakfast for yourself and your kids. My two absolutely love this Pumpkin-Apple Breakfast Smoothie, and I can blend it up in less than 5 minutes – a must for busy school mornings.

Pumpkin-Apple Breakfast Smoothie - a healthy fall smoothie! | Kristine's Kitchen

Canned pumpkin gives the smoothie it’s lovely orange color, and I added a whole apple, skin and all. I wish you could better see the pretty red flecks of apple in the photos. Both the apple and some oats add lots of fiber. Greek yogurt provides filling protein for even more staying power. Don’t worry if you don’t have a Vitamix or other high-powered blender. I don’t, and my Kitchen Aid blender created a smooth consistency just the same, even with the apple in this smoothie.

So I have a question for those of you reading who are also food bloggers. Do you ever get to the end of a photo shoot and realize that you totally forgot to add in something that you really wanted as a prop in your photo? Like, this time, I took my photos from all of the angles I wanted and then realized I had forgotten to sprinkle the oats around the smoothie. I had even brought the container of oats into the living/dining room (where I take my photos) and set them next to me. I do things like this all.the.time and it is SO frustrating. Maybe I need to start writing down my plan for my photo set-ups and checking my list before I start? If you noticed my smoothie looks a little melty in the photos, that’s why. Pumpkin-Apple Breakfast Smoothie - a healthy fall smoothie! | Kristine's Kitchen

Go ahead, try this Pumpkin-Apple Breakfast Smoothie this week! Whether it’s warm or cool where you are, this smoothie is a great way to start your day. It will leave you feeling Fall-ish. πŸ™‚

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Pumpkin-Apple Breakfast Smoothie
Recipe type: Breakfast, Snack
Serves: 2
 
Pumpkin and apple are the perfect pairing in this fall breakfast smoothie. This healthy Pumpkin-Apple Breakfast Smoothie is made with a pinch of pumpkin pie spice and will keep you full for hours!
Ingredients
  • ΒΌ cup plus 2 tbsp. old-fashioned oats
  • ΒΌ cup canned pumpkin
  • ΒΎ cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 medium apple, cut into pieces (I used honeycrisp and left the skin on)
  • Β½ banana, sliced and frozen
  • Β½ cup milk (almond, soy, cow's, etc. – whatever you prefer)
  • ⅛ tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 6 ice cubes
Directions
  1. Place oats in blender and blend for about 30 seconds until finely chopped. Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

Pumpkin-Apple Breakfast Smoothie - a healthy fall smoothie! | Kristine's Kitchen


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  1. Oh, yes! This is a brilliant way to combine the two TOTALLY fall flavors of apple and pumpkin! Amazing! And you know I just love that it’s jam-crammed with nutrition and all that keep-you-full staying power from the oats and Greek yogurt! Definitely pinning this! Oh – and yes, my friend, I totally feel your I-forgot-to-include-it-in-my-photo-shoot pain! Just a couple of weeks ago, Gretchen and I forgot to include a really important key garnish after spending a lot of time getting great shots all afternoon. Gahhhhh! πŸ˜€

  2. The best flavors of fall all wrapped into 1! I bet this tastes amazing. I just bought SO many honeycrisp apples while they’re in season, and don’t know how I’m going to go thru them all. This smoothie will be perfect! Can’t wait to try it.

  3. This smoothie sounds incredible, Kristine! I love that you combined both apple and pumpkin flavors. So perfect for the fall! And gorgeous pictures, too!

  4. Ugh, all the time! I’m glad you caught it before you drank the smoothie (not that I’m speaking from experience or anything … πŸ™‚ ) Or when I’m editing, I’ll be like, a sprinkle of chocolate chips would look really nice right there! I think your photos are gorgeous. The lighting, the props, the oats πŸ™‚ it all looks amazing. And I love how you combined the two iconic fall flavors into one healthy breakfast smoothie! Pinning!

  5. Yum!Two of my favorite fall flavors combined. Pinned πŸ™‚

  6. What a pretty smoothie! It looks delicious. What a perfect fall breakfast.

  7. This is basically fall in a smoothie! Great recipe.. my morning breakfasts usually consist of a smoothie so this recipe is perfect for me. Thanks for sharing it!

  8. Fall flavor and it will keep me full? Sign me up! And yes, I have definitely forgotten props before. It’s so frustrating!

  9. Fall-ish! That is definitely how I feel…why is it not cool yet in Atlanta. I want to shake the weather man until he produces cooler temperatures. {yes, I am aware this is ridiculous and illogical!} This smoothie looks delicious and perfect for the still warm temperatures down here!

    • While you’re at it, can you talk to my weather man too? We haven’t had much fall weather, and it’s supposed to be in the 90’s the end of this week/this weekend. I’m ready for soup and chili weather! At least this smoothie is a great solution for the meantime!

  10. Yummy!

  11. Ha! I forget the props all the time. It’s such a problem! Because I’m often too lazy to go back and reshoot. Or I’ve eaten whatever I’m photographing.
    Love the smoothie! No wonder your kids are into it. Perfect for fall!

    • I’m usually too lazy to reshoot, too. I always remember right when I’m going to clean up – so frustrating! Yes, we really love this smoothie around here!

  12. You could leave out the canned pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice and instead add a scoop of pumpkin spice protein powder. It would seriously amp up the protein factor of the smoothie and it could be used almost as a meal replacement. GNC used to carry it on a seasonal basis. But I’d think there are other brands out there.

  13. Tasty – I didn’t have greek yogurt, so I used cottage cheese, added vanilla protein powder and it turned out decently. Looking forward to trying the real thing! Definitely a keeper!

  14. How many calories is in this smoothie?

    • I don’t count calories or calculate them for my recipes, but there are many online calorie calculators that can give you the count if you are interested.

  15. Mmmm sounds like autumn in a glass. I live in Arizona, where it’s still a bit on the warm side, so I’ve been diving into every fall-like smoothie that I can find. This one sounds amazing! πŸ™‚

    • It’s been so hot here in California too. We’re supposed to get some cooler weather later this week and I can’t wait. In the meantime, smoothies like this one are a great way to enjoy fall flavors!

  16. A smoothie that tastes like dessert…I’m in!

  17. This looks amazing!!!! I am definitely making this!!!

  18. I love the pumpkin smoothie remains
    Me of fall. Yummmmmy!

  19. Hi..I will give this try real soon…As soon as I get some canned pumpkin..Sounds great….

  20. What to use instead if Greek yogurt? I can’t use dairy…

    • Can you use a dairy-free yogurt alternative, such as the one made by Silk? I haven’t tested this recipe without the yogurt, but it would probably work if you added a little extra frozen banana and non-dairy milk. If you try it, let me know how it turns out!

  21. Kristine this smoothie looks amazing! I struggle to think outside of the box and this recipe just game some great inspiration. I bet it tastes out of this world !!!

  22. this will probably be my first smoothie attempt after buying a new blender – but
    how do you store the pumpkin and do you buy yogurt in small containers? It sounds great!!

    • If I have leftover canned pumpkin after making a recipe, I store it in a sealed container in my refrigerator for up to 3 days. I buy a big container of plain Greek yogurt every week. We go through a lot of it in my house! I hope you enjoy the smoothie!

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