Pumpkin-Pie Smoothie

Like most orange-colored vegetables, pumpkin is packed with vitamin A, which keeps your eyes superhealthy! 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.

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Hands-on time: 10   |    Total time: 10   |    Makes: 2 Servings


Cutting board
Dinner knife
Measuring cup
Measuring spoons
Can opener
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 unit very ripe banana
1 dash cinnamon and/or nutmeg
1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 unit 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 on the blender to medium speed and blend until the ice is chopped and the mixture is smooth, 30-60 seconds.
  3. Divide the smoothie equally between 2 glasses and 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!


 “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!)