This is truly my favorite smoothie I have ever made! Pumpkin and peanut butter is one of my favorite flavor combinations, and they pair perfectly together in this creamy, flavorful smoothie. It might sound weird to put tofu in a smoothie, but you totally won’t taste it! It adds protein, nutrition, and a creamy texture. You could also add chia seeds or nut or seed butter to this, and if you are allergic to peanuts, you can substitute with seed butter and/or protein powder to make it nut-free.
You can use 1/2 tsp pumpkin spice instead of adding the ginger, nutmeg, and cloves individually. If you don't have all the seasonings, it will still taste good - the most important one is cinnamon!
I personally don’t like super cold smoothies because I want to be able to drink them without getting brain freeze. However, if you like colder, more ice-creamy smoothies, then you can freeze the tofu beforehand. To freeze the tofu, cut it into pieces (about an inch or so), and freeze in a single layer on a baking sheet. Once they are frozen, you can put them in the smoothie, or place in a bag or container in the freezer for later. I used extra firm tofu for this, but you could also use firm tofu as well. Be sure to press out the water before adding to the blender or freezing.
I used Crazy Richard’s powdered peanut butter, which I love because it is only made with one ingredient: Peanuts!! This makes it much healthier than peanut butters or powders with added sugar and salt or other ingredients.
Makes 1-2 servings
3/4 cup milk of choice (I have used both oat milk and flax milk)
⅓ to ½ cup pumpkin puree
¼ cup plain tofu (about 1/5 to ¼ a block of tofu)
1 tbsp maple syrup or honey
2-3 tbsp peanut powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
About 1 tsp. cinnamon
¼ tsp. ground ginger
Dash of nutmeg
Dash of ground cloves
Dash of turmeric (optional)
Add all the ingredients to a blender and combine until smooth - you should not see any tofu chunks. You can adjust the thickness of the smoothie to your liking - add more milk to thin it out, or add more peanut powder/butter to thicken.
Pour the smoothie into a glass or two, top with peanut butter, granola, and cinnamon, and enjoy!
If you make it thicker, you can also spoon it into a bowl and enjoy as a smoothie bowl!
Thank you Crazy Richard’s Peanut Butter for sponsoring this post. It was fun using your delicious and healthy peanut products for a new tasty smoothie recipe!