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October 16, 2013

by Alyssa Rimmer

Pumpkin Cheesecake Smoothie

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This heavenly pumpkin cheesecake smoothie makes breakfast just a little bit better by combining healthy ingredients with sinful flavors.

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I'm on my final week of my cleanse – with 5 days left – thank goodness! Not to say that I'm not enjoying it, but man after three weeks of liquid meals…I'm going to be ready to eat a real dinner again. And to have a glass of wine.

Yes, I know I've totally sounded like a wine-o in my last few posts, but I really have missed it.

There is one thing that has made this cleanse more doable for me. Pumpkin. Seriously, if it wasn't pumpkin season, I think I might go crazy. It's been my saving grace. Especially when my Clean Program-approved Vegan Pumpkin Bread; it makes the perfect afternoon snack!

Honestly, there's only so many green smoothies and juices I can eat. Love me some kale and spinach, but there comes a point where I just don't want to eat something green anymore. Tell me I'm not alone here?

Which is why this Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake Smoothie is the perfect way to change things up!

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With this pumpkin cheesecake smoothie, we've kicked it up a notch. It's like pumpkin pie and New York style cheesecake came together in a glass. And it's healthy.

I have a secret ingredient that makes this smoothie extra creamy. Raw cashews.

If you haven't used raw cashews before, they are sensational. I've only recently discovered them and honestly, they've changed my world. When blended with a little water, raw cashews turn into a thick, heavenly cream that you can use in so many different ways.

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In a smoothie, raw cashews take the texture to a whole new level. This pumpkin smoothie honestly tastes like a bite of cheesecake.

But it's one you can have for breakfast and not feel guilty about!

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If you've ever tasted pumpkin cheesecake, and you love your morning smoothies, then this pumpkin cheesecake smoothie will be your latest breakfast obsession. Be sure to let me know when you have it!

Oh, and speaking of breakfast, I recently released a gluten-free quinoa breakfast cookbook!! There are over 90 healthy breakfast recipes inside, many of which have never been featured on the blog! Click here to buy your copy!

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Smoothie

This heavenly pumpkin cheesecake smoothie makes breakfast just a little bit better by combining healthy ingredients with sinful flavors.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 348kcal
Author Alyssa Rimmer
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add all the ingredients in the order listed to a blender and blend on high until smooth and creamy.
  • Pour into two glasses and enjoy!
  • Optional: drizzle a bit of coconut cream or cashew cream on top and swirl it around

Nutrition

Calories: 348kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 76mg | Potassium: 867mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 29290IU | Vitamin C: 8.7mg | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 4.6mg

 

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About Alyssa

Hey there, I’m Alyssa Rimmer, a certified Holistic Nutritionist, yoga-lover, dog mom, and founder of Simply Quinoa. It’s nice to meet you! I created SQ as a way to provide solutions for women just like me, who were struggling to find helpful information about how to live a healthy and fulfilled life. My hope is that you will find inspiration here on SQ – in my story, in my recipes, in the hundreds of wellness articles, and in our amazing community. Welcome!

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  1. Hi! This sounds yummy! I was wondering if it is important to use raw cashews, as opposed to roasted ones? Also, I am curious about where the “cheesecake” taste come from?

  2. YUM YUM!!!! I literally just made this recipe and am drinking it now. I love pumpkin and this has definitely filled my craving. I cut the ingredients in half for only one serving. It is very thick which means it will be quite filling. I left out the protein powder (I detest protein shakes..no matter the flavor–ick) and I didn’t add stevia either. I couldn’t find coconut cream or cashew cream, but I did find coconut creamer (french vanilla flavor) so I swirled some of that in….added a nice flavor. Will definitley be making this again!

    • Yay! So glad you enjoyed it, Sarah. This is definitely one of my favorite smoothie recipes. It tastes like eating pumpkin pie, doesn’t it? Yum! Now I’m wishing I had that for breakfast instead 🙂

  3. Alyssa this is so smart! I’ve been getting more into my morning smoothies lately, and now that the summer fruits and veggie bounty is starting to dry up, pumpkin would be great. And I love the cashews- what a great way to add protein! Pinned, and very much looking forward to trying this!

  4. WOW! This looks absolutely delicious!!! I’ve made pumpkin smoothies before but never a pumpkin cheesecake smoothie – I can’t wait to make this, thanks 🙂

    xo,
    Cassidy

  5. I really want to try this, it sounds awesome! However, we have a tree nut allergy in the family and cannot have cashews in the house. Could you or anyone recommd a substitute for the cashews in this recipe? It cannot be another tree nut.

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