Just want to let you know that this post is sponsored by GoodBelly and is an entry into the Reboot Recipe Contest hosted by Go Dairy Free. As always, all content and opinions are my own.
*Update September 12, 2017 – It’s a winner! This Probiotic Pumpkin Pear Smoothie took Grand Prize in the Good Belly Reboot Blogger Smoothie Recipe Contest hosted by Go Dairy Free. Check out all the entries and see what they had to say about my winning smoothie here.
This dairy free Probiotic Pumpkin Pear Smoothie is the perfect balance of sweet, fruity, earthy, and spicy. It’s like autumn in a glass.
I’m so in love with this smoothie, you guys.
It’s cozy with warming spices, yet cool and refreshing.
The flavors are balanced perfectly – not too sweet, not too spicy.
It’s perfectly sippable – not too thick, not to thin.
And it’s full of nutritious ingredients like fruit, whole grain oats, and probiotics.
This Probiotic Pumpkin Pear Smoothie is the perfect beverage to welcome cooler temps, comfy sweaters, and beautiful changing leaves. It’s my new favorite and I think it will be yours too!
This Pumpkin Pear Smoothie has all the delicious warm flavors of fall in a cool refreshing sip. Creamy and sweet with ginger and hints of cinnamon.
It will make not only your tummy happy, but your tastebuds too. I can’t get enough!
Pumpkin ~ Canned 100% pumpkin purée brings all the fall vibes and is super convenient. Be sure to use 100% pumpkin and not pumpkin pie filling.
Pear ~ Pear is a delicious complement to the sweet early flavor of pumpkin.
If you don’t have a pear, you could use an apple instead.
Banana ~ Bananas make smoothie super creamy and bring lots of natural sweetness.
Oats ~ Oats are full of fiber, which help to keep you full and satisfied. They also help to thicken this yummy smoothie.
Milk ~ Choose an unsweetened, dairy free variety. I like oat, almond, or organic soy.
Flavorings ~ Ginger and cinnamon taste wonderful with the fruits and veggies in this recipe. You can use just one or the other, if you prefer..
Probiotics ~ Good Belly Probiotic Shot is a no sugar added, dairy free oatmilk with 20 billion live and active cultures per serving. It’s slightly sweet flavor makes it a great choice for a quick dose of probiotic goodness.
I love adding it to my morning smoothies. Because of the pear juice in the original Straight Shot, it is the perfect addition to my Pumpkin Pear Smoothie.
How to make the recipe
As with most smoothies, all you have to do is add the ingredients to your blender and purée until smooth.
Probiotics are the helpful bacteria that are good for your health. They can help support your digestive system and immune system, which is great for those of us that experience tummy troubles from time to time.
All probiotics are not created equal and GoodBelly is committed to sourcing the highest quality ingredients. All of their products are vegan, dairy free, soy free, and free from artificial sweeteners, flavoring, and coloring. You’ll even find gluten free and no sugar added products among their line.
Canned pumpkin is cooked and perfectly safe to eat as is. However, it certainly tastes better used in recipes instead of by itself. Check out these delicious vegan pumpkin recipes for inspiration.
Nope, you don’t need to peel pears. Wash them well and cut out the core, then add it to your blender with the remaining ingredients.
More vegan pumpkin recipes
- Vegan Pumpkin Bread
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars
- Vegan Pumpkin Donuts
- Pumpkin Lentil Chili
- Pumpkin Quesadillas
- Harvest Oat Pumpkin Latte
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Probiotic Pumpkin Pear Smoothie
- Place all ingredients into a high-speed blender and purée until smooth.