If you like pumpkin pie, you’ll love this collection of slim & healthy pumpkin drinks that includes recipes for lighter versions of pumpkin smoothies, lattes, milkshakes and more. (I’ve done the work already, calculating the PointsPlus values.)
I love indulging in pumpkin flavored drinks, especially at this time of year. Unfortunately they can be full of calories and fat.
Did you know that a 12 ounce Starbucks Pumpkin Latte has 300 calories and 11 g of fat and 8 WW PointsPlus Values? Or that a 16 ounce Jamba Juice pumpkin smoothie has 390 calories and 10 WW PointsPlus Values?
I don’t know about you, but I prefer to minimize the calories I drink as much as I can. It’s possible when you make your own pumpkin drinks at home.
In addition to being low in calories and high in fiber, canned pumpkin is loaded with important nutrients including potassium, iron, vitamin A and vitamin C.
I’ve searched the web to gather a great collection of pumpkin drink recipes and helpful videos for you. Some are all natural, clean & delicious; others use artificial sweeteners and convenience items so you have lots of choices to meet your needs.
First, a recipe for Hungry Girl Pumpkin Pie Smoothie from Hungry Girl 1-2-3: The Easiest, Most Delicious, Guilt-Free Recipes on the Planet.
- ¾ cup light vanilla soy milk or almond milk
- ½ cup canned pumpkin puree
- ¼ cup Cool Whip Free, thawed
- 1 tablespoon sugar-free calorie-free vanilla syrup
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon brown sugar
- ¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, or more to taste
- 2 no-calorie sweetener packets
- 6 to 8 ice cubes
- 2 tablespoons Fat-Free Reddi-wip
- ½ sheet (2 sections) low-fat honey graham crackers, crushed
- Place milk, pumpkin, Cool-Whip, vanilla syrup, cinnamon, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice, sweetener and ice cubes in a blender. Blend at high speed until thoroughly mixed and thick.
- Pour the smoothie into a tall glass. Taste and add additional pumpkin pie spice if desired. Top with Reddi-wip and graham crackers.
Links to Slim & Healthy Pumpkin Drinks from Around the Web
Low Calories Pumpkin Spice Latte – A simple latte made from coffee, warm milk, sugar and pumpkin pie spice with just 78 calories and 2 WW PointsPlus Values found at Snack Girl.
Skinny Pumpkin Spiced Latte - For the pumpkin obsessed, here’s a low fat, low calorie spiced latte you can make yourself from skim milk, vanilla, pumpkin pie spice, espresso or strong coffee and fat free whipped topping with 116 calories and 3 Weight Watchers Points Plus found at SkinnyTaste.
Hungry Girl Skinny Pumpkin Eggnog - A creamy, delicious guilt-free nog with just 110 calories and 3 WW PointsPlus Values found at Hungry Girl.
Here’s a delightful video demonstrating making a healthy skinny pumpkin spice latte at home…
Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie – Canned pumpkin, vanilla protein powder, fat free milk, ice cubes, pumpkin pie spice , cinnamon and artificial sweetener blended into a satisfying skinny smoothie with 211 calories and 4 Weight Watchers PointsPlus Values found at Skinny Mom.
Skinny Pumpkin Smoothie- Here’s a quick low fat breakfast or snack you can whip up in your blender from pumpkin butter, skim milk, ice Greek yogurt, vanilla, pumpkin pie spice and sugar or Splenda with 186 calories and 5 Weight Watchers PointsPlus Values found at SkinnyTaste.
Healthy Low Calorie Pumpkin Smoothie – that’s high in fiber and satisfying with 108 calories and 3 PointsPlus Values found at Food.com.
Quick & Easy Pumpkin Smoothie – with canned pumpkin puree, non-fat vanilla yogurt, soy milk, pumpkin pie spice and ice that has 145 calories and 3 WW PointsPlus Values found at Green Lite Bites.
Light & Healthy Banana Pumpkin Smoothie – Frozen banana gives this pumpkin smoothie a thick texture; chilling the pumpkin ensures the smoothie stays cold when you blend it. Add in yogurt and orange juice and you have a breakfast beverage with 218 calories and 6 WW PointsPlus Values from Cooking Light found at MyRecipes.
Weight Watchers Pumpkin Smoothie – A delicious five-minute meal-in-a-glass that’s delicious, filling and satisfying. Skim milk, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, a Weight Watchers smoothie packet and ice combine to make a delicious light smoothie with all the flavors of pumpkin pie. Just 119 calories and 3 PointsPlus Values from Alanna at A Veggie Venture.
Delicious Low Fat Pumpkin Milkshake - Fat free vanilla ice cream, pumpkin puree, skim milk and pumpkin pie spice blended together for a delicious seasonal milkshake with 4 WW PointsPlus from One Mom’s World Blog.
And here’s a great video demonstration of making a healthy pumpkin smoothie with frozen bananas, whey protein powder, almond milk, agave, chia seeds, vanilla and spices…
More Great Pumpkin Recipes
- Slim & Healthy Pumpkin Dessert Recipes
- Healthy Low-Fat Pumpkin Bread, Muffin & Scone Recipes
- Healthy Low-Fat Pumpkin Cookie Recipes