Organic Pumpkin Spice Smoothie – Gluten Free and Dairy Free

Organic Pumpkin Spice Smoothie


  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 6 tbsp hemp hearts
  • 2 tbsp chia
  • 2 tbsp ground fax seeds
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 pitted dates
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 12 ice cubes


  1. Blend the almond milk, hemp, chia and ground fax seeds until smooth
  2. Add the pumkin puree, pitted dates, maple syrup, lemon juice, cinnamon, ground ginger, ground nutmeg, ground cloves and blend until smooth.
  3. Add the ice cubes
  4. Pour into glasses and enjoy immediately
  5. Makes 2 generous servings


  1. When I do any smoothies with hemp hearts, flax or chia, I like to first blend these ingredients with what ever liquid ingredient I am using to fully ensure they are broken down to small particles.
  2. For a frosty smoothie with less work when you have guests, make the mixture ahead, leave out the ice and let the flavours blend in the fridge. Just before serving, pull out the blender, add the ice.
  3. I used organic pumpkin from a can. The can makes a full recipe with just shy of another cup of pumpkin for another batch. Don’t worry if you have a bit less pumpkin puree on the second batch. It still tastes great. Or you could add the left over pumpkin puree to a soup if you want the full cup in your next batch of Organic Pumpkin Spice Smoothie.
  4. Check the age of your spices. I rarely use ground cloves and ground nutmeg so mine are a bit old. If your’s are fresh, you might want to use 1/8 of teaspoon and taste. I would add more nutmeg first, blend in, and then taste. Fresh cloves can be very strong and really overwhelm the taste so slowly increase the cloves after you are happy with the nutmeg.
  5. I used real cinnamon as it is a digestive aid and helps metabolize blood sugar.
  6. I only use real vanilla extract. It makes a big difference in taste. If you go to Mexico, be sure to pick up real vanilla extract as it tastes amazing in your recipes.
  7. If you do not have maple syrup or dates, try coconut sugar which is low on the Glycemic Index. 1 tbsp for each date and a direct replacement for the maple syrup.
  8. This recipe is not sugar-free so treat it as a dessert or a treat – not a regular morning smoothie. Adding the hemp hearts gives you 10g of protein per serving which will help reduce the impact of the sugar on your blood and will reduce the blood sugar spike-insulin requirement- blood sugar drop cycle.
  9. If you like it sweeter, add more maple syrup, 1 tbsp at a time.