Paleo Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

This smoothie recipe is perfect for Paleo, anti-candida and dairy free diets

picture of a paleo pumpkin smoothie

The other day I was simultaneously making pumpkin custard for my daughter and a smoothie for myself. Although my recipe for pumpkin custard is very low in sugar, I am currently following an anti-candida diet which excludes all sweeteners (other than stevia). I was wishing that I could just skip the smoothie and have the pumpkin custard when I came up with the bright idea to simply turn my smoothie into a Paleo pumpkin pie smoothie. Heck, the ingredients were pretty darned similar to something I’d likely put in a smoothie anyway- coconut cream, pumpkin, spices.

What emerged was so similar to my pumpkin custard that all cravings were sated. Creamy, rich, flavorful, and very celebratory of Fall, I now enjoy my Paleo Pumpkin Pie Smoothie on a regular basis.

I use pumpkin protein powder in my smoothie because I like to change up my sources of protein on a regular basis. That being said, use whatever (vanilla) protein powder you have on hand. Having trouble choosing a protein powder? Check out my articles on protein powder here, here and here.

Paleo Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
 
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Pumpkin pie in a glass! Paleo, dairy free, diabetic friendly
Ingredients
  • 1 scoop *pumpkin seed protein powder, Here's what I use
  • ½ cup pumpkin (canned, or **homemade)
  • ¼ cup coconut milk powder (Never heard of it? Click here ) or canned coconut milk
  • ¼ avocado, pitted and peeled
  • 7-9 drops liquid stevia, or ¼ tsp green stevia powder
  • 1 tsp. ***pumpkin pie spice
  • 3 dashes sea salt (this is important- anything with squash needs salt to taste good!)
  • 1 raw egg yolk, pastured and very fresh (optional)
  • 1 cup ice
  • ½-1 cup water (depends on whether you use coconut milk powder or canned coconut milk)
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a high powered blender such as a Vitamix. Blend until desired consistency is achieved, adding water as needed. Taste, add more stevia if needed, and enjoy!
Notes
*Alternately, you can use about ¼ cup pumpkin seeds that have been soaked overnight in salt water (1 Tbs to 4 cups water). Rinse before using.
** To make homemade pumpkin puree, simply split the pumpkin in half, scoop out seeds. Bake at 350° F until fork tender. Scrape meat from skin, puree in a food processor or blender. This can easily be frozen in pint sized glass mason jars like this.
*** Don't have pumpkin pie spice? Just sub in ½ tsp cinnamon, ¼ tsp ginger, ⅛ tsp ground cloves.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 485 Fat: 31g Saturated fat: 15g Unsaturated fat: 14g Carbohydrates: 39g Sugar: 12g Sodium: 624mg Fiber: 7g Protein: 19g Cholesterol: 187mg

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To Your Health!

Alison

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  1. Tessa@ Tessa the Domestic Diva says:

    Yum! We used double the water to get things moving a bit and gelatin for the protein powder….fun way to use my coconut milk powder! Also doubled the stevia…super creamy and delicately flavored!

  2. Tessa@ Tessa the Domestic Diva says:

    pps, do you not have a way to sign up for email updates?

    • I do. There should be a big pink box in the right rail that says ” My Free Newsletter.” Maybe it got moved a bit b/c of the giveaway add. Also, when you leave the site a pop-up add should come up that asks if you’d like to sign up for email updates. Let me know if you can’t find either!
      -Alison

  3. Tessa@ Tessa the Domestic Diva says:

    Hi Alison! When did you start you anti-candida? I have thought I might need to do that with my son….I have all the ingredient on hand here except the protein powder. I have had the hardest time finding protein powders that we can have that don’t taste nasty or have ingredients that I am ok with. It is why I have stuck with gelatin for the time being as our protein addition. You like this one?
    PS, like the new look!

    • Hi Tessa,
      I started the anti-candida diet four weeks ago. It is going well but I’m in the midst of writing a Paleo dessert which is causing some cheating to occur ( it’s been interesting though to see how much worse I feel when I eat sugar). Have you looked into SIBO for your son? The diets for candida and SIBO are quite similar. GAPS is as well.
      Protein powders can be a problem for sure. This pumpkin one is unsweetened but WAY better than hemp or pea proteins.
      -Alison

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