Pumpkin Protein Smoothie Bowl

Pumpkin season is here! I love pumpkin so much, I even named our wi-fi Pumpkin.. Last fall my Instagram was full of pumpkin recipes, from cookies, oatmeal, muffins, soup, pies, pancakes, and clafoutis. Hopefully, I'll post the best recipes here after I make them again. My father's hometown in Saudi Arabia is known for its pumpkin. I was very proud of that until I came to live in the States and saw all the different types of pumpkin they have here, It amazed me, and I felt a little embarrassed for my dad's hometown, that I consider my hometown too. But then, for being in the desert, I gotta say it grows a lot of produce.


This smoothie bowl though, It has a very light flavor and it's very creamy! Yum. I tried to add toppings with strong flavors to balance it with the light base. Sometimes I add more pumpkin, cinnamon, and ginger if I'm in the mood for something spicy and with a rich flavor.

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Serves 1-2


  • 1 package soft/silken tofu
  • 1/2-1 cup canned organic pumpkin (1 cup if you want a stronger pumpkin flavor)
  • 1 diced frozen banana optional
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • a lot of cinnamon
  • a dash of fresh ginger powder
  • a dash of nutmeg
  • a dash of allspice
  • Sweetener of choice!

Blend everything in a food processor or a blender with the pumpkin at the bottom then crumbling the tofu on top, then add the rest.

Toppings #1

  • 1 tbsp crunchy salted almond butter
  • 1/2 tbsp cocoa nibs
  • 1 tsp ground flaxseed
  • pepitas


Toppings #2

  • crunchy almond butter
  • banana chips


Rinse the tofu then allow it to sit for a few minutes to discard the excess water (I left mine in the freezer because I wanted my smoothie colder. DON'T leave the tofu for more than 10 minutes otherwise it'll start to get icy.

When the smoothie bowl was ready, I left it in the freezer for about 3 minutes to keep it cool while I prepare my coffee!