Spiced Pumpkin Smoothie & 49 More Green Smoothie Recipes!


Everyone I talk to asks me “How is your smoothie challenge going?” – and I always answer “GREAT!”, although there were days that I wasn’t quite looking forward to washing my blender again. I’ve definitely been feeling a lot better, I think I’ve lost a couple of pounds, and my skin is doing that annoying ‘detox’ thing where every bad thing I’ve eaten in the past 6 months decides to become a pimple. Right on my forehead.

Skin problems aside, I’ve started becoming more adventurous with my smoothies! I discovered a new book, Green Smoothies: The Weight Loss & Detox Secret, which has helped me find new recipes. I’ve been adding in different varieties of fruits and vegetables, adding sweeteners like honey or maple syrup, and I tried out a new Vega One Nutrition Shake – Vanilla Chai! It was absolutely delicious and added some well-needed spice to my smoothie!

Green Smoothies: The Weight Loss & Detox Secret, contains 50 recipes for a healthy diet. It’s easy to read, and gives a ton of information on the nutritional value of smoothies, how it can help your health, discusses seasonal green smoothies, and tasty tips for changing your regular recipe up!

The recipes are easy to read, with lots of unique smoothies that all taste amazing. I’ve tried twelve different recipes from the book (another 38 to go!) and they’ve all been tasty, as well as easy to adapt. For instance, I couldn’t find watercress one day so I subbed it with celery and kale, and the recipe still turned out. I also added a scoop of Vega One Shake to many of the recipes and they still turned out delicious!

My favourite recipes so far have been:

  • Beet & Broccoli Smoothie
  • Sweet Potato Smoothie
  • Almond & Strawberry Smoothie
  • Chocolate Spinach Smoothie
  • Spiced Pumpkin Smoothie


The Spiced Pumpkin Smoothie has perfectly warm flavours of fall – the spiciness of the cinnamon and ginger, with the comforting pumpkin is so, so good in a smoothie! I would have never have thought to put pumpkin in a smoothie before this! Try it out and let me know how you like it! And check out the book, Green Smoothies, for more ridiculously easy and delicious smoothie recipes!

ps. Wondering how long your fruit lasts?

5.0 from 5 reviews
Spiced Pumpkin Smoothie
Recipe type: Smoothie
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 2
A perfect fall blend!
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree (or 1 cup pumpkin, cubed)
  • 2 ripe pears, peeled and cored
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup plain yogurt (or almond milk/liquid of choice)
  • ½ teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • Optional: 1 scoop Vega One Shake - Vanilla Chai
  • Optional: ½ teaspoon crushed pecans to garnish
  1. Mix all ingredients together in a blender.
  2. Pour smoothie into a glass and garnish with pecans and a sprinkle of cinnamon!
Adapted from Green Smoothies: The Weight Loss & Detox Secret
Disclosure: This is not a paid post. I received the product mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.



  1. October 23, 2014 / 6:20 am

    Thanks for the smoothie recipe – yummm! I’ve been making the same one every day for years and years (yawn) I need to expand and I need to see that Green Smoothies book!!

    • Margarita
      November 3, 2014 / 10:44 am

      That’s what happens – you get stuck on the same two or three smoothie recipes and you forget that there’s more!

  2. October 23, 2014 / 8:37 am

    Oh my, I’m going to have to try that pumpkin smoothie! It sounds amazing!!

    • Margarita
      November 3, 2014 / 10:45 am

      Let me know how you like it!

  3. October 23, 2014 / 11:21 am

    This looks so yummy! I’ve pinned and shared it on G+.
    I love healthy smoothie recipes. I have some steamed carrots in the fridge I was going to put in a smoothie later with orange juice and a banana.
    I’d be interested in your beet and broccoli smoothie, too.
    Also, If you get a chance, I’d love to have you come by our linky party, the Retro Re-Pin Party it is open Tuesday 8 p.m. – Thursday 8 p.m. ET.

  4. October 23, 2014 / 1:37 pm

    I love drinking pumpkin smoothie! I pinned yours 🙂 I stopped by here from “Thursday Favorite Things” Blog Hop. So thank you for sharing!!

  5. October 23, 2014 / 2:20 pm

    thank you for sharing this healthy yumminess at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. I featured you on facebook and google plus ♥

    • Margarita
      November 3, 2014 / 10:45 am

      Thank you so much!! That’s very sweet 🙂

    • Margarita
      November 3, 2014 / 11:05 am

      It’s really delicious 🙂

  6. October 24, 2014 / 11:16 pm

    G’day! Looks very healthy indeed! Thanks for sharing at our #SayGdayParty!
    Please remember to stop back if you haven’t already and say G’day to the hosts and someone else at the party!
    Cheers! Joanne @ What’s On The List Pinned!

  7. October 29, 2014 / 7:04 am

    Congratulations! You’ve been featured on Wicked Awesome Wednesday! Your Pumpkin Smoothie recipe looks SO GOOD! Thank you for sharing and feel free to stop by the website to pick up your “I’ve Been Featured” button!

  8. December 10, 2014 / 8:10 pm

    Thanks for sharing this delightful recipe for a spiced pumpkin smoothie.I love smoothies and will file this one away into my favorites.

  9. slavica
    March 30, 2015 / 7:05 pm

    I tried your Spiced Pumpkin Smoothie recipe using fresh ginger as I didn’t have any powder. It was amazing. Thank you.

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