Recipe: Roasted Pumpkin Chai Smoothie

Recipe: Roasted Pumpkin Chai Smoothie

Before we get into today’s recipe, I have to share a picture of my darling 2 1/2 year-old grandson wearing his Halloween costume.

When we asked him what he was going to be for Halloween, he said “broccoli”! We all offered him some more common suggestions…fireman, policeman, super hero…there was no changing his mind. He was adamant, he wanted to be broccoli.

Luckily for him, his other grandparents are very talented. They constructed this cute “Broccoli Costume” for him. Look at him, isn’t he a doll? And I’ve got news to share. Our little man will be a big brother very soon. His mom, our daughter, is expecting a baby in a couple of weeks.

Now, for the latest addition to my recipe family, I made this amazing Roasted Pumpkin Chai Smoothie. As you may have guessed, a few of my latest posts have led up to this concoction. First I made Roasted Pumpkin Puree and froze it. Then I created a Handcrafted Chai Spice Mix. Perfect ingredients for this nutritious breakfast smoothie.

Are you thinking a Smoothie in Autumn? Who says a Smoothie is cooling, why can’t it be considered warming? Roasted Pumpkin, isn’t that reminiscent of late Autumn mornings spent in front of a roaring fire? And Chai Spices, aren’t they considered warming spices?

Anyways, I’m in love with this Smoothie and pumpkin is sooo good for the body! Even the Chai Spices bring health benefits with their antibacterial properties, they can help ward off illness.

Now, as for the name…I guess if I were honest, I would call it a Baked Pumpkin Chai Smoothie because that is what the pumpkin is. Baked in the oven. That just doesn’t have a very nice ring to it tho…does it? I tell you, I’m turning into a foodie blogger who enjoys posting recipes with names that have a touch of romance to them.

Play along with me okay. Close your eyes for a moment and think about a lazy autumn morning spent sitting in front of a roaring fire. You’re sitting there sipping on a Roasted Pumpkin Chai Smoothie. There, now run to the kitchen and get started on making that vision a reality :-)

Roasted Pumpkin Chai Smoothie
Recipe type: Breakfast
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Summary: This Smoothie tastes like a chilled cross between a Starbucks seasonal Pumpkin Latte and a Tazo Chai Tea Latte but without the high-priced latte bit.
Gluten Free | Grain Free | Sugar Free | Dairy Free | Egg Free | Real Food | Vegan | Vegetarian | Paleo
  • 1 slice fresh ginger, peeled and frozen***omit if your spice mixture has ground ginger (or leave it in if you love ginger like I do)
  • 1/2 Cup Roasted Pumpkin Puree, frozen in small cubes
  • 1 banana, sliced and frozen
  • 1 Cup almond milk, or coconut milk, or milk substitute of choice
  • 1 tsp pure maple syrup, or honey, or sweetener of choice
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 – 1 1/2 tsp gluten free Chai Spice Mixture
  • 1 – 2 tsp almond butter ***omit for nut allergies, use less if you prefer the pumpkin flavour to shine through, use more for a creamier nut butter taste
  • Plain unsweetened yogurt, or vegan/paleo Coconut Whipped topping for garnish (optional)
  1. Place everything but yogurt or whipped topping in the blender.
  2. Blend until smooth
  3. Pour into your favorite glass and place a couple of tablespoons of coconut whipped cream on top. Sprinkle with ground nutmeg or cinnamon if desired


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  1. Oh so much cuteness in one post! ;D
    Wow! The Broccoli man is awesome! Really – his pick?
    What a healthy little guy.
    A new baby coming to the family ~ how wonderful 😉
    And a great chai smoothie ;D
    Oh the goodness has me smiling ear to ear 😉

    • Laureen says:

      Oh Ella, life is good!
      We are tickled that our little man made such a healthy choice. At his age you would think he would rather dress up as a TV character but then again, his exposure to television is limited. A wise decision by his mommy and daddy :)

    • Laureen says:

      Hey France nice to see you again :-) The smoothie is yummers and the pumpkin in it keeps me satisfied longer than the fruit in my old Smoothie did. Veggies better than fruit, go figure

  2. Stephanie Wilson says:

    Hi Laureen! I just found your blog this morning, and it was love at first site (sorry for the cheesy pun, I just couldn’t help it!). The picture of your grandson has already made my entire day, and I am excited to try the pumpkin smoothie with some simply allergen free adaptions. I am very new to the blogging world, and always on the look out for healthy recipes I can make top-8 free. This recipe sounds delish!! Thank you!!

  3. 21stcenturyhousewife says:

    Your Grandson is gorgeous! I love that he wanted to be broccoli for Hallowe’en – and that is a wonderful costume! I’m not good at making costumes either :) Your Roasted Pumpkin Chai Smoothie sounds delicious. I love healthy treats like that, and I have a real weakness for Chai spices.

  4. Miz Helen says:

    Your little guy is just adorable! Your Roasted Pumpkin Chai Smoothie looks fantastic, I am going to love it! Hope you have a fantastic weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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