Hot Pumpkin and Goji Berry Smoothie Recipe

Hot Pumpkin and Goji Berry Smoothie Recipe

This warming pumpkin smoothie recipe hits the spot on a cool fall or winter morning. You will be surprised at how much of a treat this one is, and it is so good for you too. It is definitely one of our faves.


1/4 to 1/3 cup roasted pumpkin* (fresh or canned)

2 tablespoons hemp seeds

1 tablespoon raw pumpkin seeds, optional

1-2 tablespoon goji berries

1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (or use 1/2 tsp cinnamon + 1/4 tsp ginger + 1/8 tsp allspice + 1/8 tsp cloves)

Pinch of vanilla powder or a dash of vanilla extract

2 cups hot, but not boiling water

Sweeten to taste with 2-3 dates, 1/2 tbsp raw honey or a few drops of liquid vanilla stevia


Blend together in a high-speed blender and enjoy immediately.

Note: Be careful when blending warm liquids as the heat can push off the top of your blender and explode into a nasty mess.

*To make your own pumpkin purée:

Simply cut a sugar pumpkin in half and place in a roasting pan with a bit of water, cut side down. Bake at 350F for 40 minutes or until soft. Cool, peel and purée. Use right away or freeze.

Image via: Cathy Russell

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