Shake things up and give your regular smoothie an autumnal twist with this Pumpkin Pie Smoothie recipe, which makes a delicious breakfast, post-workout snack or mid-afternoon snack.

It’s packed with protein and counts towards your 5 a day with the added pumpkin, banana and cauliflower. Not to mention, pumpkin is a source of many nutrients including fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, copper, manganese, vitamin B2, vitamin E, iron and even beta-carotene.

This recipe was written by Hannah Webb during a two week challenge to swap in Kefir or Kefir Protein in place of another ingredient in a meal each day.

  • 120g pumpkin (either skin-on for extra fibre, or from a tin)
  • 100g Biotiful Kefir Protein
  • 1 large ripe banana
  • 2 chunks of frozen cauliflower chunks, optional (pre-steamed before freezing)
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 1 heaped tablespoon vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tsp raw honey
  • A pinch each of ground cinnamon, nutmeg and clove
  • A splash (not too much) of your preferred milk to blend
  • Toppings, optional. Photographed here: granola, tahini, and bee pollen

Kefir Pumkin Smoothie

Pumkin Pie Smoothie Bowl

Put all the ingredients into a large blender and blend until smooth, shaking it about a bit if necessary. Then add toppings as desired! Hannah’s chosen granola, tahini, and bee pollen.