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Pumpkin Smoothie (Super Antioxidant)

Indulge in the refreshing taste of this super antioxidant pumpkin smoothie! Packed with nutritious ingredients and bursting with flavor, this smoothie is a delightful way to boost your antioxidant intake and energize your day. Try it now for a healthy and satisfying treat!

I never imagined a pumpkin smoothie could taste this good! Recently, I’ve started incorporating smoothies into my breakfast routine, and I’m absolutely hooked! They’re not only delicious and satisfying but also loaded with essential nutrients, making me feel even better each morning 🙂

Pumpkin Smoothie with Cloves and Cinnamo

So far, I’ve experimented with a few healthy smoothie recipes: the “Fiber Boom!” Banana Breakfast Smoothie, Immunity Booster Green Smoothie, and Summer Watermelon & Oranges Smoothie. Next on my list are a protein-packed smoothie, ideal for post-workout recovery, and a Vitamin C-rich blend, featuring a medley of delicious ingredients bursting with this essential vitamin.

Super Antioxidant Pumpkin Smoothie Great on ORAC Scale

As for this antioxidant-packed pumpkin smoothie, it was a delightful surprise! I had almost forgotten about the frozen pumpkin tucked away in my fridge until I noticed it yesterday. Today, I decided to switch things up from my usual banana smoothie and give this new recipe a try. And boy, was it amazing! Seriously, you have to taste it to believe it. It’s reminiscent of indulging in a slice of pumpkin pie—sweet, refreshing, and an instant mood-booster!

Many of the ingredients in this antioxidant pumpkin smoothie rank among the top 10 on the ORAC scale, showcasing their impressive antioxidant properties. To help you understand the benefits of each ingredient, I’ve included a brief description at the end of this post. Give it a try and let me know what you think!


Pumpkin fruit is incredibly rich in vital antioxidants, and vitamins. It is very low calorie: 100 g fruit provides just 26 calories; however, it is rich in dietary fiber, anti-oxidants, minerals, vitamins. With 7384 mg per 100 g, pumpkin has very high levels of vitamin-A, providing about 246% of RDA. Vitamin A is a powerful natural anti-oxidant and is required by the body for maintaining the integrity of skin and mucous membranes. It is also an essential vitamin for good visual sight.

CINNAMON  7th place on ORAC scale – Read more about cinnamon here.

Numerous studies show that cinnamon regulates blood sugar, making it a great choice for diabetics and hypoglycemics. It reduces LDL cholesterol levels. It has natural anti-infectious compounds. Cinnamon is effective against ulcer-causing H. pylori bacteria and other pathogens. It helps you lose weight and has amazing anti-cancer properties.

Cinnamon sticks spice

CLOVES – 2nd place on ORAC scale!

Clove is a natural antiviral, antimicrobial, antiseptic, and anti-fungal agent. It also holds aphrodisiac and circulation-stimulating capacities.The oil of cloves has been used in a variety of health conditions including indigestion, generalized stressparasitic infestations, cough, toothachesheadaches, and blood impurities. It is also great for skin problems such as acne. Cloves can effectively cure many digestive problems such as flatulence, loose stools, indigestion, and nausea.


Green tea has a multitude of uses from lowering blood pressure to preventing cancer. Green tea increases the metabolism. The polyphenol found in green tea works to intensify levels of fat oxidation and the rate at which your body turns food into calories. It also helps regulate glucose levels. Green tea reduces bad cholesterol in the blood and improves the ratio of good cholesterol to bad cholesterol. It can apparently also help with wrinkles and the signs of aging.

GINGER – 27th on ORAC scale

Ginger aids digestion as it increases saliva and other digestive fluids, alleviating indigestion and associated problems such as flatulence. It is known to relieve nausea and morning sickness. Ginger also has anti-inflammatory qualities that relieve swelling and pain. As a tea, it eases headaches and sore throats and cures colds.

TURMERIC – 8th place on ORAC scale

Turmeric is an orange-colored Indian spice. Turmeric’s powerful antioxidant properties fight cancer-causing free radicals and it is also one of the most potent natural anti-inflammatories available. Turmeric is a natural liver detoxifier and painkiller and speeds up wound healing and assists in remodeling of damaged skin.

Super Antioxidant Pumpkin Smoothie Great on ORAC Scale


It has been demonstrated that Ganoderma boosts immunity and fights the proliferation of cancer cells. It also promotes blood flow and lowers oxygen consumption in the muscle of the heart. Ganoderma is a potent source of antioxidants and acts as a liver protectant.

Want to know more about ORAC scale? Read here. Here’s how I made this antioxidant pumpkin smoothie!

Pumpkin Smoothie with Cloves and Cinnamo

Antioxidant Pumpkin Smoothie
Indulge in the refreshing taste of this super antioxidant pumpkin smoothie! Packed with nutritious ingredients and bursting with flavor, this smoothie is a delightful way to boost your antioxidant intake and energize your day.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American, European
Servings 2
Calories 69 kcal


  • 1 cup pumpkin cubes, frozen or fresh (I like it frozen)
  • 1 ½ glass green tea cold, unsweetened (It’s best if you make this ahead and put it in the fridge to chill)
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • tsp ground cloves
  • 1 pinch ginger powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric it doesn’t change its taste, just adds more antioxidant goodness
  • 1 pinch Ganoderma powder optional – if you don’t have it you can skip it
  • 1 ½ tbsp honey


  • Place the frozen or fresh pumpkin in the blender, add green tea and blend until smooth. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend a little more.
  • Serve!


Calories: 69kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 1gFat: 0.2gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.05gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.03gSodium: 8mgPotassium: 290mgFiber: 1gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 4940IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 21mgIron: 1mg
Keyword pumpkin, smoothie
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Recipe Rating


Tuesday 9th of April 2024

So good! It's like drinking pumpkin pie!


Thursday 19th of July 2018

Ever since I found this recipe I always keep some roasted pumpkin in my freezer. Amazing smoothie!! :)

Ruxandra Micu

Thursday 18th of October 2018

Thank you! :) Glad you liked the recipe!


Sunday 14th of January 2018

Never saw pumpkin used in a smoothie ..excited to try this recipe , thanks.


Thursday 18th of January 2018

You're welcome! It's delicious! :D


Monday 19th of September 2016

Too strong in spices! I could not drink it. I felt myself getting heartburn after a couple of swallows. Very disappointed. What is meant by "ginger powder"? Is it the same as ground ginger? That's what I used, but I didn't really know how much to use. The recipe reads "2 g", yet all other spices were measured in tsp's. How much tea in ounces? Maybe I missed just messed it up. :(


Saturday 22nd of October 2016

Hey! So sorry to hear this. I think you may have put too much of each. The quantities in the recipe are for 2 people. So if you want to make it for 1, just use half. 2g of ginger powder is just a pinch. You barely even notice it.


Monday 26th of January 2015

Yea! I love the internet ! I had no idea pumpkin could be used raw. Also I am going to try an Indonesian stir fry I also found on the internet.


Wednesday 28th of January 2015

Yes! I always keep some raw pumpkin cubes in the freezer, packed in ziplocs in 1-2 smoothie portions.