Pumpkin-Pie Smoothie

Like most orange-colored vegetables, pumpkin is packed with vitamin A, which keeps your eyes super-healthy! And luckily you can just open a can of pumpkin instead of cooking your jack-o'-lantern. With its vanilla and spice flavors, this smoothie tastes like pie in a glass.

Hands-on time:
10 minutes
Total time:
10 minutes

Kitchen Gear

Measuring cup
Measuring spoons
Can opener
Dinner knife
Cutting board
Blender (adult needed)


1⁄4 cup orange juice
1⁄4 cup low-fat milk
1⁄2 cup plain low-fat yogurt
1⁄4 cup canned pumpkin puree
1⁄2 very ripe banana
1 dash cinnamon and/or nutmeg
1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 ice cubes


Wash your hands with soap and water, then gather all your kitchen gear and ingredients and put them on a clean counter.

  1. Put all the ingredients in the blender.
  2. Put the top on tightly. Turn the blender to a medium setting and blend until the ice is chopped and the mixture is smooth, about 1 minute.
  3. Serve right away, or refrigerate up to 4 hours.

Waste Not: You will only use a part of the can, but don't waste it! Measure out quarter cupfuls of the rest of it, freeze them solid on a piece of wax paper on a baking sheet, then store them in a labeled plastic bag in the freezer, where they'll be ready for future smoothies!


Did you know? "Dash" and "pinch" both mean an amount too small to measure--although some people say that a dash is about 1/8 of a teaspoon and a pinch is half of that amount. (How much is half of 1/8? We bet you know that!)