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17 Delicious Fall-Flavored Smoothies To Fuel Your Matches

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17 Delicious Fall-Flavored Smoothies To Fuel Your Matches

Certain Fall mornings call for cozy breakfasts like pumpkin pie muffins, but others require on-the-go breakfasts like smoothies. Having a smoothie is so perfect when you don’t want to fill up on food in order to get fueled for or recover from a tough match or workout; you get in the nutrients you need, but it’s not as difficult to digest.

We’ve given smoothies the Fall treatment by rounding up all the best recipes starring pumpkin, apples, cinnamon, and more ingredients that fit your Autumn-obsessed mood. Fuel up for busy days ahead with these 17 seasonally appropriate smoothies.


Warm Chocolate Smoothie

This thick and frothy smoothie tastes just like hot chocolate, and it’s perfect for a filling breakfast or midday snack.


 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla or plain nut milk
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 scoop (approximately 2 tablespoons) of your favorite chocolate-flavored protein powder
  • 1 Tbsp unsweetened cashew butter (or almond butter)
  • 1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • Shaved dark chocolate, for garnish, optional

DIRECTIONS

  • In a saucepan over medium heat, heat milk until scalding, or until small bubbles form on the sides of the pan.
  • Carefully pour milk into a blender. Add the rest of the ingredients. Cover, and blend on low for a few seconds, then increase speed to high and blend until thoroughly mixed.
  • Transfer to a mason jar or a mug, and garnish with dark chocolate. Drink within 10 to 15 minutes of making.

*Makes 1 smoothie


Pumpkin Cheesecake Smoothie

OK, so you don’t actually put cheesecake slices in this smoothie, but the combination of pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice, and Greek yogurt makes it taste exactly like dessert!


pumpkin cheesecake smoothie

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup ice
  • 2 Tbsp pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 scoop (approximately 2 tablespoons) of your favorite vanilla-flavored protein powder
  • 1 small container (about 6 oz.) vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin spice, plus more for topping

DIRECTIONS

  • Add ingredients to the blender, cover, and blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and top with another small pinch of pumpkin spice.

*Makes 1 smoothie


Snickerdoodle Protein Smoothie

You won’t have to make a batch of snickerdoodle cookies to get your Fall dessert fix thanks to this smoothie made with maple syrup and cinnamon.


snickerdoodle smoothie

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp flax meal
  • 1/2 scoop (approximately 2 tablespoons) of your favorite vanilla-flavored protein powder
  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 frozen banana, peeled and roughly chopped (very ripe bananas work best)
  • 1-1/2 cups vanilla almond milk
  • 1 scoop hemp protein (optional)

DIRECTIONS

  • Add all of the ingredients to a blender, and go from mix to liquify in steps. Let it blend on liquify (or the highest setting) for 30 seconds. The trick to this smoothie is REALLY blending it. Taste and add more almond milk if you like a thinner consistency.

*Makes 1 smoothie
**Peel and chop the banana and put in Ziploc bag in the freezer the night before.


Apple Almond Smoothie

Put your favorite sweet apples, like pink lady apples, to good use with this filling breakfast smoothie made with almonds and Greek yogurt.


apple almond smoothie

INGREDIENTS

  • 6 raw almonds
  • 1 red apple (skin on), cored and roughly chopped
  • 1 frozen banana, peeled and roughly chopped (very ripe bananas work best)
  • 3/4 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 scoop (approximately 2 tablespoons) of your favorite vanilla-flavored protein powder
  • 1/2 cup nonfat milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

DIRECTIONS

  • Place all ingredients in a blender.
  • Blend on medium-high for 30 seconds (or until desired consistency).

*Makes 1 smoothie
**Peel and chop the banana and put in Ziploc bag in the freezer the night before.


Sweet Potato Pie Power Smoothie

Yes, cooked sweet potatoes are really an ingredient in this smoothie — and it tastes exactly like sweet potato pie.

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sweet potato pie smoothie

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup cooked sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt or cottage cheese
  • 6 ice cubes
  • 1/2 scoop (approximately 2 tablespoons) of your favorite vanilla-flavored protein powder
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger spice
  • 1/4 cup water or milk of your choice
  • Stevia or sweetener to taste

DIRECTIONS

  • Blend all ingredients and top with candied pecans, dried coconut, cacao nibs, granola, etc.

*Makes 1 smoothie


Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

Almond milk and frozen banana help make this pumpkin spice smoothie extra creamy.


pumpkin spice protein smoothie

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup pumpkin (canned or freshly cooked)
  • 1/2 frozen banana, peeled and roughly chopped (very ripe bananas work best)
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 scoop (approximately 2 tablespoons) vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • Pinch of ground ginger

DIRECTIONS

  • Put all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and enjoy!

*Makes 1 smoothie
**Peel and chop the banana and put in Ziploc bag in the freezer the night before.


Peanut Butter Cup Protein Smoothie

Rather than nosh on your kids leftover Halloween candy, whip up one of these chocolate peanut butter smoothies for a tasty, healthy treat!


peanut butter cup smoothie

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp agave nectar
  • 2 tablespoons flax meal
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 frozen banana, peeled and chopped (very ripe bananas work best)
  • 1 1/2 cups vanilla almond milk
  • 1 scoop (approximately 4 tablespoons) of your favorite protein chocolate flavored protein

DIRECTIONS

  • Add all of the ingredients to a blender, and go from mix to liquify in steps. Let it blend on liquify (or the highest setting) for 30 seconds. The trick to this smoothie is REALLY blending it. Taste and add more almond milk if you like a thinner consistency.

*Makes 1 smoothie
**Peel and chop the banana and put in Ziploc bag in the freezer the night before.


Apple Ginger Green Smoothie

Those who prefer less-sweet smoothies will love this apple smoothie recipe that cuts the sweetness with the addition of celery and kale.


apple ginger green smoothie

INGREDIENTS

  • 8 ounces filtered water
  • 1 Granny Smith apple (skin on), cored and roughly chopped
  • 1 kiwi, peeled
  • 1 celery stalk, cut in half
  • 2 handfuls kale leaves, stems removed and chopped
  • 1-inch nub of fresh ginger, peeled
  • 1/2 cup mango (frozen or fresh)
  • 1/2 cup ice

DIRECTIONS

  • Place all ingredients in a high powered blender and blend until smooth. If using a standard blender, chop vegetables and fruits into smaller pieces before blending.

*Makes 1 large or 2 small smoothies


Spiced Apple Smoothie

This cozy smoothie tastes like apples, spice, and everything nice.


spiced apple smoothie

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 whole organic apple (skin on), cored and roughly chopped
  • 1-inch nub fresh ginger, peeled
  • 1-1/2 cups almond milk
  • 2 Medjool dates
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Pinch or two of ground nutmeg
  • 1 Tbsp ground flaxseed or chia seed
  • 1 handful baby spinach, optional
  • Handful of ice

DIRECTIONS

  • Add all of the ingredients to your high-speed blender, blend until smooth and creamy. Enjoy!

*Makes 1 large smoothie


Carrot Cake Green Smoothie

While this might look like your average green smoothie (hello, spinach), it legit tastes like carrot cake — you can thank the carrots and spices for that.


carrot cake green smoothie

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 frozen banana, peeled and roughly chopped (very ripe bananas work best)
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1 cup unsweetened soy milk
  • 1/2 scoop (approximately 2 tablespoons) of your favorite vanilla-flavored protein powder
  • 1/8 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Dash of ground nutmeg
  • Dash of ground cloves
  • 3 ice cubes

DIRECTIONS

  • Throw everything into the blender, and mix until smooth.

*Makes 1 smoothie
**Peel and chop the banana and put in Ziploc bag in the freezer the night before.

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Peanut Butter Chai Apple Smoothie

This peanut-butter-packed smoothie is basically like the edible version of a Fall candle: it has pumpkin, chai, and apple.


Pumpkin-Spice-Peanut-Butter-Apple-Smoothie

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 large frozine bananas, peeled and roughly chopped (very ripe bananas work best)
  • 2/3 cup almond milk or your favorite milk
  • 2 medium apples peeled, cored and cut into chunks
  • 4 Tbsp organic peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed baby spinach
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp ground cardamom
  • 2 tsp raw honey or maple syrup

DIRECTIONS

  • Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender.
  • Blend on high until smooth and creamy.
  • Pour into a glass and serve immediately. Sprinkle with more cinnamon if desired.

*Makes 1 smoothie
**Peel and chop the bananas and put in Ziploc bag in the freezer the night before.


Gingerbread Smoothie

Trade gingerbread cookies for this morning-approved smoothie made with a blend of fresh ginger, molasses, dates, nutmeg, and almond milk.


gingerbread smoothie

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 large frozen banana, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup pecans (halves)
  • Small hunk of fresh ginger (about the size of a small grape), peeled
  • 1 Tbsp blackstrap molasses
  • 3  Medjool dates
  • 2 dashes nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1-1/2 cups cold unsweetened almond milk (or your fave nondairy milk)

DIRECTIONS

  • Blend all ingredients on highest speed of your blender until extremely smooth. Add more almond milk to thin, if desired. Top with whipped coconut cream or enjoy as is.

*Makes 1 large or 2 small smoothies
**Peel and chop the banana and put in Ziploc bag in the freezer the night before.


Caramel Apple Smoothie

Ever have those mornings when you just really want to drizzle caramel on top of your smoothie? Same.


caramel apple smoothie

INGREDIENTS

  • 3/4 cup milk nonfat or almond is okay too (see note)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened apple juice
  • 1 apple (your favorite), skin on, cored and roughly chopped
  • 1 Tbsp sugar-free caramel syrup, plus more for optional garnish
  • 2 cups ice cubes

DIRECTIONS

  • Blend all ingredients on highest speed of your blender until smooth.
  • Optional garnish: top with additional caramel sauce.

*Makes 1 smoothie


Green Apple Smoothie With Pomegranate

The color contrast alone is reason enough to make this gorgeous green apple and pomegranate smoothie.


green apple smoothie

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 banana
  • 1-2 cups kale, stems removed
  • 1 cup organic apple cider
  • 1 cup water or ice
  • optional extras: flax meal, nuts (I used pecans), nut butter
  • dash of cinnamon
  • pomegranate seeds for topping

DIRECTIONS

  • Blend all ingredients together until smooth. Use water for a juice-like texture and ice for a smoothie-like texture. Add in any extras you want for extra protein, fiber, or healthy fats.
  • Stir in a dash of cinnamon, top with pomegranate seeds, and enjoy!

*Makes 1 smoothie.


Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Who says you can’t have pumpkin pie for breakfast? This pumpkin “pie” smoothie flavored with honey, vanilla, and pumpkin pie spice makes it acceptable.


pumpkin pie smoothie

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup pumpkin purée
  • 1/2 large ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened soy milk or coconut milk
  • 1/2 tsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 ice cubes

DIRECTIONS

  • Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and enjoy.

*Makes 1 smoothie.


Peanut Butter Banana Apple Smoothie

Take your love of bananas, apple slices, and peanut butter to a grown-up level with this easy smoothie.


peanut butter banana apple smoothie

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 banana, peeled
  • 1 apple, cored and roughly chopped
  • 2 Tbsp organic peanut butter
  • 1 cup crushed ice

DIRECTIONS

  • Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender and blend until smooth.

*Makes 1 smoothie.

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