The Pumpkin Smoothie Bowl is a fresh and tasty breakfast idea, not only for the Fall but all year round. Enjoy all of the healthy ingredients in one fantastic mixture that will give you enough energy to start the day.
My kids are always fascinated with smoothie bowls — and I’ve figured out why. Just look at all those beautiful toppings! They transform an already loved smoothie into a work of art!
You’ve heard me say it before…”You eat first with your eyes.” After being visually drawn in to take a bite, the textures of the toppings will keep you and your family scooping for more.
It’s not just my kids who are captivated by the beauty of the smoothie bowl. I am, too! What I love about this Pumpkin Smoothie Bowl recipe is that it is naturally low in sugar (perfect for my family’s primal lifestyle), whereas many smoothies are packed full of insulin spiking sweetness.
The raisins and banana add just enough sweet flavor for my husband and I, while my kids add a touch of local honey to their bowls. Real food for kids is important, and honey is a real food natural sweetener that, as a nutritionist, I feel good about.
I’m all for seasonal eating, and when I think of Fall I think of pumpkin. However, pureeing and freezing pumpkin for anytime of year has its benefits. Pumpkin can be paired well with both savory and sweet flavors, making it a versatile ingredient.
It is a good source of vitamin A (eye health), vitamin C (immune boosting), fiber (good for a healthy gut), magnesium (nervous system regulation), potassium (heart health), and nutrient-rich starchy carbohydrate; altogether making it a great option for overall wellness AND post-workout refueling as part of the athlete diet.
Enjoy this pumpkin smoothie bowl as quick breakfast smoothies for kids, or as a healthy after school snack and feel good about the nourishment you are providing for your body and mind.
For more tasty pumpkin recipes try:
- Pumpkin Banana Pancakes
- Pumpkin Spice Latte
- Savory Mince Stuffed Pumpkin
- Creamy Stovetop Pumpkin Custard
- Pumpkin Chiffon Pie
- 1/2 cup canned coconut milk, chilled
- 1/2 cup canned, boxed, or fresh organic pumpkin puree
- 1/2 of a frozen banana
- 2 Tbsp. almond butter
- 2 Tbsp. collagen peptides
- 1 Tbsp. raisins
- 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
- 1/8 tsp. allspice
- 4 ice cubes
- Optional: 1 Tbsp. honey
- Sliced banana
- Shredded unsweetened coconut
- Cacao nibs
- Shelled hemp hearts
- Cacao powder
- Combine ingredients with ice cubes in a highpowered blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour smoothie into 1 or 2 bowls.
- Add suggested toppings and enjoy.
- Skip the toppings, or just pick a couple.
Did you know?
- Cacao is raw and less processed than cocoa and is an incredible source of antioxidants and magnesium.