This pumpkin shake is like cool and creamy pumpkin pie in a glass.

Pumpkin Shake | Healthy Green Kitchen

You know I love me some smoothies: I’ll put just about anything in my Blendtec and call it breakfast. This particular shake is one of my favorites for fall: I usually make it with homemade pumpkin puree (I had plenty left over after I made this pumpkin clafouti), but you are welcome to use canned pumpkin, if you prefer.

I like to add raw egg yolks to my smoothies because they are an excellent source of protein, omega-3 fats, and fat-soluble vitamins (including vitamin D). If you are going to consume the yolks raw, though, you should only use the very freshest, organic and free-range eggs…my hens recently started laying so now I have my own eggs.

If you can’t find high enough quality eggs (or if eating raw egg yolks just does not appeal to you), you can boost the protein content of this shake by adding your favorite protein powder, or you could add some organic nut/seed butter or Greek yogurt.


Pumpkin Shake Recipe

Makes 1 large or 2 smaller servings

Ingredients:

*2 egg yolks or 1 serving vanilla protein powder (rice or whey-based is preferred)
*1 cup of homemade pumpkin puree or canned pumpkin, preferably organic
*1 cup raw or organic milk (or use coconut milk for a vegan smoothie)
*1 banana, preferably previously peeled and frozen
*1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
*2 teapoons pure maple syrup or raw honey
*pinch of nutmeg-optional

Directions:

1. Blend all ingredients until smooth. Add several ice cubes and blend again, if desired. Serve immediately.

This post is linked to Real Food Wednesday, Simple Lives Thursday and Fight Back Friday, and Slightly Indulgent Tuesday.

 

25 Comments

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    Dinetonite — October 20, 2010 @ 7:11 am

    Oh yum!!!! I could eat my screen right now! I was just telling Aubrey I wanted to make a stuffed shake with apples, but this oh my!

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    The Yummy Mummy — October 20, 2010 @ 8:04 am

    Now, this is something the girls will like. Love it.

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    Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — October 20, 2010 @ 8:11 am

    This looks awesome! I am making this for sure! Hope all is going well!

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    Colleen Meyer — October 20, 2010 @ 8:41 am

    And if anyone else is a pumpkin spice Starbucks addict like me, you could add a shot of chilled espresso for that frappuccino flavor:)

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    Rachel — October 20, 2010 @ 8:45 am

    huh, I’ve never put egg yolks in a smoothie before but I’d totally give it a try with some very fresh eggs, like you said.
    I made a pumpkin smoothie recently too. They’re so delicious!

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    dia — October 20, 2010 @ 8:57 am

    Yum! I made lots of p Smoothies last fall – time to pull out the blender! Surprisingly, blueberries are a great addition – the flavors harmonize & you get the antioxident benefits!
    I use coconut milk kefir (my own) & hemp seed powder – yummy!

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    Kristina @ spabettie — October 20, 2010 @ 9:21 am

    I add pumpkin puree to my smoothies a lot… but just as a fiber addition with the spinach…

    I was just thinking yesterday I wanted to make it actually pumpkin flavored… I may leave out the eggs, though :)

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    Lisa — October 20, 2010 @ 11:26 am

    Hi! I linked over from Real Food Wednesday when I saw two of my favorite foods together. I can’t believe I haven’t thought of this. Can’t wait to try it!

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    Pure2raw Twins — October 20, 2010 @ 2:14 pm

    I agree, smoothies are the best breakfast and I throw random things in my smoothies too sometimes, I just love them though. This pumpkin smoothie looks great, love the color. I have not tried raw eggs yet, but one day ;)

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    Jennifer and Jaclyn @ sketch-free vegan — October 20, 2010 @ 2:24 pm

    Beautiful! I want one!

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    Oui, Chef — October 20, 2010 @ 7:21 pm

    WOW….this sounds really different and GREAT! I’ll have to give this a try for breakfast VERY soon! – S

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    Monet — October 20, 2010 @ 11:20 pm

    Don’t you just love how pumpkin tastes in shakes/smoothies? I started doing this a few weeks ago, and I’ve been making one everyday since! It has been perfect for Austin’s “Fall” weather. We are still in the eighties, so I’m always in the mood to cool down. Thank you for sharing this with me!

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    Diana@Spain in Iowa — October 21, 2010 @ 8:51 am

    Oh my gosh Winnie! I’m so making this!! Looks fantastic :D

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    Liz the Chef — October 21, 2010 @ 10:02 am

    I love all things pumpkin! Thanks for the tip re eggs. I have a thing about using raw eggs, as I am never totally confident about the eggs I buy. (No chickens yet, but the kitties but enjoy them!) Protein powder sounds the way to go for me. Thanks, Winnie!

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    Susan — October 21, 2010 @ 5:44 pm

    I wish we had canned pumpkin in Australia, or if we do can someone tell me where to get it! That looks so yummy!

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    Joys Lin — October 22, 2010 @ 12:32 am

    I love pumpkin but am not gonna add raw eggs to any smoothie of mine. Thanks though for another interesting recipe. I just subscribed to this site. Keep ‘em coming. =)

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    Jessi@ ASweetandSaltyLife — October 22, 2010 @ 4:58 pm

    Yum!!! I will have to try this!

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    Meagan — October 24, 2010 @ 4:01 pm

    I would LOVE to have this for dinner tonight. It looks soo good!! I WILL BE making this. Onto the to-make list it goes!

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    Sophie — October 31, 2010 @ 4:21 am

    MMMMMM,..I love the stunning colour of this tasty shake!

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    Healthy Habits — November 15, 2010 @ 7:17 pm

    [...] with some new recipes. Some new ones I want to try are  this Banana Fig Smoothie.  And this Pumpkin Smoothie (minus the egg). Smoothies are the way to go. Especially in the Vitamix. oh [...]

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    Diana — September 19, 2013 @ 8:34 pm

    Just made this for a post workout smoothing and OH MY GOSH. This was FANTASTIC! My hubby wants another for dinner, haha! I am obsessed with pumpkin and now I just found something else to add to my obsession! Great recipe! :D

    • Winnie replied: — September 19th, 2013 @ 8:49 pm

      So happy to hear that you enjoyed it Diana!

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