We survived! And by “we” I suppose I mean myself and Molly. Molly thinks the spare bedroom is hers and when people are in there she’s a monster.

Creamy Pumpkin Oat Smoothie

This past weekend the weather cooperated and my Grandparents were able to get around and see what Montreal has to offer. This includes “big city stuff” like taking the Metro and taking an Uber, but also includes special Montreal activities like going to the Botanical Gardens, large indoor markets and eating at a restaurant served by the blind in complete darkness.

Creamy Pumpkin Oat Smoothie

My fridge is completely full of leftovers so I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with half a cup of evaporated milk, buttermilk, a few leftover twice baked potatoes (getting rid of those won’t be a problem!) and some canned pumpkin.

Last week I shared my recipe for my favorite pumpkin smoothie. It’s creamy and perfect buuuuut I had a reader contact me after I posted that requesting a vegan version. Lucky for that reader I DO! And I’ve been making it pretty much non-stop since creating it.

Creamy Pumpkin Oat Smoothie

What makes this smoothie special is soaking the oats overnight with almond milk and chia seeds. This gives the smoothie and incredibly delicious thick and creamy texture that is seriously wonderful. I had to share it with you!

Creamy Pumpkin Oat Smoothie

So whether you have leftover canned pumpkin or not I promise you’ll love this! Let’s be breakfast twins this week!

Creamy Pumpkin Oat Smoothie

xx

Creamy Pumpkin Oat Smoothie

Yield: (2 cups) 1 large smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond milk (regular milk works too)
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 frozen ripe banana
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice

Instructions

  1. In a medium-sized bowl whisk together the milk, oats, and chia seeds. Place in fridge for at least 1 hour or preferably overnight.
  2. Add soaked oat mixture to blender along with the pumpkin, frozen banana, maple syrup and spices. Blend until smooth.
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10 Responses to Creamy Pumpkin Oat Smoothie

  1. Tori says:

    This is a great way to use up all the leftovers from holiday baking this season! I love that it’s vegan too. Need straw NOW!

  2. Pumpkin for breakfast? Yes!!

  3. I’m still loving pumpkin these days so I love this smoothie! love hearing about your adventures in Montreal! so fun!

  4. I’ve never had an oat smoothie- sounds absolutely amazing and so creamy!

  5. Sugar et al. says:

    I am yet to try out a pumpkin smoothie! I wish we had pumpkin puree in Australia but the next time I make my puree, I am definitely making this. It’s amazing with all those lovely flavours.

  6. So good to hear your grandparent’s visit went well! You’re so lucky to have them and to enjoy their company. Thanks for the round 2 of this recipe! It sounds delicious

  7. Mmmm sometimes I find that the dairy free milks give smoothies such a nice round flavour, this sounds and looks incredible 😀 Perfect start to the day! x

  8. Ashley says:

    Such a fun fall smoothie!! I love that you added the oats!

  9. Great idea! And, oh my goodness, we have the exact same glasses! TWINS!!

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