Spiced Pumpkin Banana Espresso Smoothie

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I hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween.  My little ones dressed up as a Candy Princess and Kylo Ren.  My daughter came up with the Candy Princess idea and designed her outfit.  They both had a great time and came home with a lot of candy.  Without further ado, the Candy Princess and her sidekick, the evil and apparently not overly thrilled, Kylo Ren. 😉

As many of you know, I am obsessed with pumpkin spice this time of year.  I usually bake with it or add it to my coffee, but I wanted to do something a little different with it.  I love banana-milk based smoothies, they are so creamy and delicious.  I decided to add a little pumpkin and espresso (my other obsession), and a healthy serving of pumpkin spice.  I love intense flavors, especially when it comes to coffee and spices.  This smoothie offers a bit of health and a punch of spice, with the added bonus of caffeine. 😉 What could be better right?  It can also be made without coffee for kids.  My little ones love it, and enjoy the spiciness it offers.  If you like strong flavors and want a little something different, you will enjoy this smoothie.

Happy November and cheers!

Spiced Pumpkin Banana Espresso Smoothie

1 to 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana (I chop mine up and freeze it the day before)
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 shot freshly brewed espresso
  • 2 tsp. maple syrup
  • 2 tsp. Zoale's pumpkin spice
  • 3/4 cup crushed ice
  • Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth (either let the espresso cool first or add it directly to the milk before adding to the blender). Enjoy!
  • Notes

    This is an intense drink, and will leave heat in the back of your throat. Use less pumpkin spice and more maple syrup, if the coffee and spice are too strong.

    If you would like to make it without caffeine, adjust the pumpkin spice and maple syrup each to 1 1/2 tsp. Adjust to taste.

    I am excited to bring my smoothie to Fiesta Friday #143 (your lovely cohosts this week are:  Margy @ La Petite Casserole and Suzanne @ apuginthekitchen) and Throwback Thursday #61.

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    52 Responses to“Spiced Pumpkin Banana Espresso Smoothie”

    1. 11/03/2016 at 8:53 am #

      Sweet costumes-lovely beverage Antonia! x

    2. 11/03/2016 at 9:51 am #

      I love smoothies and honestly, I never thought to make a banana pumpkin one! I’m saving this recipe to try it this month. I’m sure He-Man will let me use his Vita-Mix to make us some.

      Your children’s costumes and they are so cute! I love your daughter’s hair color and her long wavy locks! I wanted my daughter to be a red head like that. My Great aunt was a gorgeous red head and I hoped my daughter would inherit her hair color. She didn’t. She was a beautiful toe-head which sadly morphed into a brunette just like I did.

      • Zoale.com
        11/03/2016 at 10:08 am #

        Thank you Deborah! It is tasty, and has a wonderful kick. I hope so, there is nothing like a Vita-Mix for making smoothies. Thank you for the kind words! I love her hair too, and always tell her how special it is to have that color and all those curls 😀 I must admit, she made a perfect little princess!

    3. 11/03/2016 at 10:12 am #

      Lovely pics! Beautiful little ones!

      • Zoale.com
        11/03/2016 at 10:54 am #

        Thank you so much!

    4. 11/03/2016 at 11:21 am #

      I love the candy princess costume! She’s so creative 🙂 That smoothie sounds yummy!

      • Zoale.com
        11/03/2016 at 11:26 am #

        Thank you Cynthia! It was really cool watching her vision come to life.

        • 11/03/2016 at 11:34 am #

          I know what you mean, it’s great to see your kids get so into something. Gotta love the creativity of kids! Your daughter looks so happy with how it came out, too 🙂

        • Zoale.com
          11/03/2016 at 11:41 am #

          Yes, it’s awesome when they want to create something. Kids don’t have the same boundaries we seem to have. I let her go for it and just guided her as needed. She was super proud of it 😀 She also loves to smile for the camera.

    5. 11/03/2016 at 1:28 pm #

      Your children are adorable Antonia – your daughter’s costume and her beautiful, long, curly red hair – oh my 🙂 A grandson went through a phase where he did not want to smile – thankfully he grew out of it. Your smoothie sounds delicious too but I am afraid it ranks second to those cute kids.

      • Zoale.com
        11/03/2016 at 10:32 pm #

        Thank you Judi, you are so sweet! I agree, it definitely ranks second 😉

    6. 11/03/2016 at 5:05 pm #

      This smoothie sounds so delicious, Antonia! Your daughter is so creative, the outfit has turned out so well 🙂 Lovely pics!

      • Zoale.com
        11/03/2016 at 10:36 pm #

        Thank you for the kind words Freda! She was so happy with the way it came together. 😀

    7. 11/03/2016 at 6:35 pm #

      This looks wonderful Antonia. I love bold coffee and want to taste my spices too so I know I would love this drink!

      • Zoale.com
        11/03/2016 at 10:37 pm #

        Thank you Julie!

    8. 11/03/2016 at 7:37 pm #

      The drink sounds good, Antonia, but the photo of your kids is fabulous. What a great shot. Love the expressions 🙂 Hope you had a great Halloween!

      • Zoale.com
        11/03/2016 at 10:42 pm #

        Aww, thank you Diana! I love this picture 😀 It was a fun Halloween, and they came home with a bunch of candy. I hope you had a nice Halloween as well 😀

    9. 11/03/2016 at 10:36 pm #

      Ohmigoodness! They look adorable!!

      • Zoale.com
        11/03/2016 at 10:42 pm #

        Thank you so much Paula!

    10. 11/04/2016 at 6:28 am #

      Antonia, you pic of your little ones is adorable. Your daughter is so creative ! I hope they had a fun Halloween 🙂
      Yum, your smoothie sounds lovely, definitely one to try. Have a wonderful weekend. x

      • Zoale.com
        11/04/2016 at 8:31 am #

        Thank you for such sweet compliments Lynne! They had a great time and ended the night with lots of candy 😀 Thank you, I hope you have a nice weekend too!

    11. 11/04/2016 at 8:41 am #

      The photograph of your little ones is absolutely beautiful, Antonia. Both children are very photogenic, and your daughter is a great designer! Your smoothie sounds delicious, just as you have made it. 🙂

      • Zoale.com
        11/04/2016 at 8:51 am #

        Thank you so much Milie! She loves designing and will be very excited to read your comment 😀 You are very sweet!

    12. 11/04/2016 at 11:25 am #

      Your children are so adorable Antonia and your smoothie sounds delicious…

      • Zoale.com
        11/04/2016 at 10:11 pm #

        Thank you Swapna! You are very kind 😀

    13. 11/06/2016 at 11:55 am #

      Beautiful costumes, lovely kids and a delicious beverage… 🙂

      • Zoale.com
        11/07/2016 at 10:15 am #

        Thank you so much Maniparna! Have a wonderful week 😀

    14. 11/06/2016 at 3:40 pm #

      What adorable costumes your children had for Halloween Antonia! A candy princess is the type of creative costume I had when I was little 🙂 I’m really intrigued by this drink, it sounds really intense but in a wonderful way!

      • Zoale.com
        11/07/2016 at 10:18 am #

        Thank you Heather! Me too, we always made our own costumes. I’m so happy that she likes doing her own thing! You are always so kind, thank you 😀 Have a wonderful week my friend!

    15. 11/06/2016 at 10:54 pm #

      Pumpkin anything is my drug of choice! I’ve never tried a smoothie like this – bet it is ace!

      • Zoale.com
        11/07/2016 at 10:18 am #

        Haha, me too! Thanks! Have a lovely week 😀

    16. 11/08/2016 at 9:34 am #

      Looks and sounds delicious. I love bold rich flavored coffee as well and having this as a cold option would be nice. Thank you for sharing.

      • Zoale.com
        11/08/2016 at 10:01 am #

        Thank you Dr. Jonathan! Me too, I love bold flavors! Have a wonderful day 😀

    17. 11/08/2016 at 10:08 am #

      So adorable! Thanks for sharing this picture Antonia!

      • Zoale.com
        11/08/2016 at 10:10 am #

        Thank you Lynn!

    18. 11/08/2016 at 10:37 am #

      This sounds wonderful. I love smoothies. My two adult children are coming for Thanksgiving. This would be perfect.

      • Zoale.com
        11/08/2016 at 10:45 am #

        Thank you Jacqui! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family! I can’t believe it is so close! I hope they enjoy the smoothie 😀 Have a great day!

    19. Liz
      11/08/2016 at 10:03 pm #

      I wonder what frozen banana tastes like!

      • Zoale.com
        11/09/2016 at 10:52 pm #

        They are great to make your smoothie cold without adding too much ice 😀

    20. 02/03/2017 at 11:51 am #

      Is this the beauty that loves my foxes ?:)

      • Zoale.com
        02/03/2017 at 5:07 pm #

        Thank you Inese, you are so sweet! Yes, she is a huge animal lover, and foxes are one of her favorites.

        • 02/03/2017 at 5:59 pm #

          I have a redhead son-in-law, and I expected my grandchildren being the same, and they are not! All my girls have blonde and straight hair, like my daughter’s. Now that we have a baby, every time we chat I always ask – check that hair again, didn’t it start to curl? 🙂 I don’t give up hope 🙂

        • Zoale.com
          02/04/2017 at 8:27 am #

          You are too funny! My daughter’s hair didn’t start curling until she turned 3, so there is hope 😉 We don’t know who she got the curls from, but the red hair came from my husband.

        • 02/04/2017 at 8:33 am #

          Thank you for the hope 😉

        • Zoale.com
          02/04/2017 at 8:42 am #

          Ha ha, absolutely 😉

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