Great breakfast smoothie with filling oatmeal, pumpkin butter and banana. I’ve used a rice milk in this recipe, but you are welcome to use any type of milk you like.
The sweetness in this Pumpkin Butter & Banana Oatmeal Smoothie recipe comes from the pumpkin butter and banana and there is no other added sugar. This makes this recipe very low sugar and won’t give you a huge energy slump afterwards.
If you’ve tried my Pumpkin Pie & Chia Smoothie Recipe or Pumpkin Oatmeal Recipe, you’ll love this easy pumpkin smoothie too.
Why make this recipe?
- Great flavour combination of pumpkin pie spice, pumpkin, oats and bananas
- Low in calories (around 250 calories)
- No added sugar
- Perfect breakfast to start your autumn day!
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- milk – soya, rice or almond milk or any other type of milk
- water – to cover the oats
- porridge oats – you can use any kind of oats including instant oats if you don’t have any other type
- pinch of pumpkin pie spice
- pumpkin butter – or fresh pumpkin or pumpkin puree
- pinch salt
I’ve already made my pumpkin butter, but if you didn’t have one, you can easily use pumpkin puree or tinned (canned) pumpkin.
I’d suggest, that you might like to add a bit of sugar or maple syrup, if you are using just pumpkin puree or tinned pumpkin as the pumpkin butter is more concentrated and already contains sugar, pumpkin pie spices and lemon juice.
Because I’ve used pumpkin butter in this recipe, I’ve not added any more sugar, as the butter is sweet enough.
How to make Pumpkin Butter & Banana Oatmeal Smoothie
Put the oats in the blender and pour boiling water over them, just to cover the oats and a little bit more.
Leave for 10 minutes or more if you have the time. This helps to soften the oats and makes them easier to digest (you can also do this the night before)
Add all the other ingredients.
Blend until all ingredients are smoothly mixed.
Taste and add adjust the flavour to your liking.
Time saving tip
To save time in the morning, prepare the oats in the evening by measuring out the right amount and pouring hot water to cover them. Cover with a lid and leave initially in a room temperature and then move to fridge until you need it in the morning.
Do I need to soak the oats for this smoothie recipe?
This is entirely up to you, but oats as much as they are recommended to eat in the morning in oatmeal, porridge or smoothies are actually very difficult to digest. By pre-soaking the oats, we are breaking down the oats making them easier to digest and gentle on our stomach.
So, to answer your question, no you don’t need to pre-soak your oats, the recipe will work perfectly fine without it.
But, if you are having any difficulty with your digestive system or you just want to be gentler on your stomach.
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Additional ingredients that work well with this Pumpkin Butter Smoothie
- Apple sauce or Apple Curd – you can replace the pumpkin butter if you don’t have it
- Almond Butter or almond butter alternatives – adds more protein
- Tofu – adds more protein and has a plain flavour
- Make the smoothie thicker into a smoothie bowl consistency (add less water and milk) and add a heaped teaspoon of Cinnamon & Sugar Roasted Pumpkin Seeds as a crunchy topping
I find it easier to make one smoothie at the time, so this recipe is for one large glass serving one person.
You can easily double or triple this recipe ingredients and make breakfast smoothies for all your family.
How to make this pumpkin smoothie extra filling
This Pumpkin Butter & Banana Oatmeal Smoothie Recipe is about 250 calories, which is fairly low. The smoothie contains plenty of fibre, fat and protein to make you feel full and give you enough energy for a few hours.
If you want to make the smoothie more filling, you can add raw egg to your smoothie (extra 75 cal & extra fat & extra protein) or tofu or flavour-free sunflower or rice oil. This will build up the smoothie to about 350-400 calories, which would be perfect if you want to use it as a meal replacement.
How to store pumpkin butter smoothie
Enjoy freshly made or keep in the fridge for 12-24 hrs maximum. Alternatively, you can also freeze your smoothie on the same day and use it up in the next 1-3 months.
This pumpkin smoothie can sometimes separate, but that’s easily fixed by stirring the smoothie with a fork.
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Pumpkin Butter & Banana Oatmeal Smoothie (no added sugar)
- 1/2 cup rice milk or any other milk (soya, rice or almond milk)
- 1/2 cup water boiling water to cover the oats
- 1/4 cup porridge oats
- pinch of pumpkin pie spice
- 1/4 cup pumpkin butter or use 1/3 – 1/2 cup of fresh pumpkin or pumpkin puree
- pinch salt
- 1 banana
- Put the oats in the blender and pour boiling water over them, just to cover the oats and a little bit more. Leave for 10 minutes or more if you have the time. This helps to soften the oats and makes them easier to digest (you can also do this the night before)
- Add all the other ingredients.
- Blend until all ingredients are smoothy mixed.
- Taste and add adjust the flavour to your liking.
This blog post was originally written on 4 October 2020 and last updated on 12 November 2022
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