Pumpkin Cacao Chip Superfood Smoothie

Pretty much obsessed with this “Pumpkin Cacao Chip Superfood Smoothie” from Mind Body Green. I’ve been on a punkin’ smoothie kick for the past few weeks & this recipe has worked its way into the running for top contender! It’s full of superfoods, autumn spices, plant-based protein, & a whole lotta love. Today I added a dash of cardamom, cloves, & nutmeg to make it extra warming, & knob of fresh ginger for a bit of zip & zest! Yum!

“Pumpkin Cacoa Chip Superfood Smoothie” (adapted from Mind Body Green)


Serves 1

  • 2/3 cup of coconut water
  • 1/3 cup of organic almond milk 
  • 1/3 cup organic pumpkin puree (not pie mix)
  • 1/2 of a frozen banana
  • 1 Tbsp almond butter
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds (made into a gel with 2 Tbsp. of water & let sit for 10 minutes before adding to the smoothie)
  • 1/2 scoop of Vegan Vanilla Protein Powder
  • A sprinkle of cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, & nutmeg (to taste)
  • 1 small coin of fresh ginger, peeled
  • Pinch of pink Himalayan sea salt — brings out sweetness and flavors
  • 1 soaked date
  • Raw cacao nibs — stir in/top as much as desired, sprinkle extra cinnamon on top.


  1. Put everything except the cacao nips into the blender, blend well.
  2. Add ice as needed to thicken. Taste and adjust for sweetness.
  3. Sprinkle a little more cinnamon on the top & top with cacao nips to decorate.
Serve & enjoy immediately!

This is powering me through my food prep day! Two vegan cheeses are aging as I type. Happy Thanksgiving eve!

(at vegenista’s kitchen via instagram)

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