Pumpkin Spice Kefir Smoothie

It’s time for pumpkin spice everything, so cozy up this fall with my pumpkin spice kefir smoothie! This sweet treat is just what you want to enjoy while admiring those gorgeous fall leaves outside.

The star ingredients are homemade kefir, canned pumpkin, a frozen banana, Trader Joe’s pumpkin butter, vanilla extract, my favorite fall spices, whip cream, and a cinnamon stick if you wanna get fancy!

How to Make Kefir

I make my own kefir at home with starter kits, and it’s super easy! The kit supplies the yeast and bacteria needed to make kefir, so all you need is milk. For anyone interested in using non-dairy alternatives like coconut or almond milk, I read others had success; the consistency was thinner but still delicious! Kefir is rich in probiotics, which support a healthy gut and high in protein to help keep you full.

box of kefir starter kit
The box of kefir starter I use and the packet of yeast and bacteria

homemade kefir on a spoon
This is the final product of my homemade kefir. Fun fact: the fat in the milk helps protect the probiotics from the acidic environment of the stomach!

pumpkin spice kefir smoothie in a jar

Why I Love this Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

What I love the most about this smoothie is that it’s not a mouth full of canned pumpkin. Ya know those pumpkin dishes that are sooo strong in their pumpkiness it’s all you can taste – not the case here! This smoothie has all the fall flavors like cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg, and the addition of the Trader Joe’s pumpkin butter really knocks this recipe outta the park. The pumpkin butter has honey, cloves, nutmeg, lemon juice and ginger – giving the smoothie sweetness and added spice! I love adding this product on just about anything during fall – toast, oatmeal, you could even add it in a pumpkin pasta sauce!

pumpkin spice kefir smoothie with whip cream and a cinnamon stick

Serve this creamy, fall sweet treat up with some fresh whip cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice and enjoy!

Pumpkin Spice Kefir Smoothie

Cozy up with this pumpkin spice kefir smoothie! Made with homemade kefir, Trader Joe's pumpkin butter, fall spices, a frozen banana, whip cream and a cinnamon stick!
Course Drinks, smoothie
Cuisine American
Keyword probiotics, gut healthy
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 person
Author Monica Nedeff

Ingredients

  • 1 cup kefir
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • pinch of allspice
  • 1.5 tsp Trader Joe's pumpkin butter
  • dollop whip cream
  • 1 cinnamon stick

Instructions

  • Put all ingredients other than the whip cream and cinnamon stick in a blender
  • Blend away!
  • Pour into your favorite mug, add your dollop of whip cream, sprinkle of extra pumpkin pie spice and if you're feeling fancy, pop in a cinnamon stick!
  • Cheers!

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