Using a blend of dairy-free pumpkin eggnog, frozen bananas, and flaxseed, this Pumpkin Nog Smoothie is as tasty as it is healthy!  Who says smoothies have to be boring?

Using a blend of dairy-free pumpkin eggnog, frozen bananas, and flaxseed, this Pumpkin Nog Smoothie is as tasty as it is healthy! Who says smoothies have to be boring? #smoothie #pumpkin #smoovember

I’m an eggnog fanatic.  Once the holiday season hits and I spot it in the dairy case, eggnog is pretty much all I can think about.  Seriously, I could go through a gallon of the stuff every week completely on my own.  But then my jeans wouldn’t button, and I’d have a completely new set of problems.

So, the last few years, I’ve been making a dairy-free, lightened-up version…one that’s become my all-time favorite seasonal drink {no joke}.  It uses light vanilla soy milk {you may also use almond milk}, dry pudding mix, pumpkin puree, and lots of seasonal spices:

Lightened Up White Chocolate Pumpkin Nog #recipe #beverages

You can get the recipe here.

I’ve already made it twice so far this season, with no chance of stopping anytime soon.

Doodle has been obsessed with smoothie-making lately, and my old blender hasn’t really been keeping up – trying to blend even one frozen banana in it is just an effort in futility.  So when I saw that Hamilton Beach had a new smoothie-maker out, I knew I had to get my hands on one.

The Smoothie Smart™ Blender prepares a perfect smoothie with the press of a button: Auto Smoothie. This 45-second smart blending cycle is programmed with the precise pulses and speeds needed to get the right consistency.  So in my case, no removing the blender lid, stirring, cursing, and repeating.

At the end of the cycle, the blender shuts off automatically.  Cool, right??

Using a blend of dairy-free pumpkin eggnog, frozen bananas, and flaxseed, this Pumpkin Nog Smoothie is as tasty as it is healthy! Who says smoothies have to be boring? #smoothie #pumpkin #smoovember

Not only that, but it has a special “pour-spout” that makes serving a breeze – and mess free.  If you’ve ever lived with a 6-year old who wants to pour his own drink – well, you know how important this is. 😉

And while my favorite faux-nog is super yummy all on it’s own, it’s even better used in a healthy smoothie: combined with frozen bananas and a bit of ground flax seed.  The flax seed is optional, but you really can’t taste it, and it is a great way to get some Omega-3 and extra fiber into your diet.

Using a blend of dairy-free pumpkin eggnog, frozen bananas, and flaxseed, this Pumpkin Nog Smoothie is as tasty as it is healthy! Who says smoothies have to be boring? #smoothie #pumpkin #smoovember

Give this smoothie a try and go guilt-free during the holiday season!

Pumpkin Nog Smoothie
Serves: serves 2
  • 1 cup lightened up pumpkin nog or store-bought eggnog
  • 1 banana, sliced and frozen
  • 1½ teaspoons ground flax seed
  • 10 ice cubes
  • sprinkles, optional
  1. Place all ingredients except for the sprinkles into your blender. Pulse until ice cubes are crushed and bananas are creamy.
  2. Pour into glasses and top with sprinkles, if desired. Enjoy!

And guess what? Hamilton Beach wants to give one of YOU one of their new SmoothieSmart Blenders (believe me, you want one of these bad boys) AND one of their Single Serve Blenders.

The Single Serve Blender is sized to fit most cup holders, so you can easily make a smoothie for on-the-go!  Even better, you can place the cup or blending jar right in the dishwasher when you’re done.

Easy clean-up = thumbs-up.


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Hamilton Beach provided me with a  SmoothieSmart Blender and a Single-Serve Blender in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% my own.




  1. Stacy

    I’m not a huge fan of eggnog.. It’s actually the only drink I’ve gotten sick off of.
    Do u think a pumpkin purée would work or something similar?

  2. Lynn

    As soon as eggnog hits grocery shelves, my fridge is stocked too! Love your smoothie recipe. Can’t wait to try it! Thanks!

    • Debbie Menconi

      I am excited to try your eggnog smoothie, since I am allergic to dairy, and cannot have the prepared, or nogs friends make! I have a blueberry, almond milk, protein& spinach smoothie for breakfast most mornings.

  3. Colleen Boudreau

    Strawberry banana!

  4. linda ehle

    Perfect for breakfast on the go for my girls.

  5. tammy

    OMG can’t wait to try this recipe

  6. Mary

    Is cannot wait to make this. YUMMO!!!!!!

  7. Jennifer OBrien

    I use banana, almond milk, almond butter, and cocoa powder for my favorite smoothie : )

  8. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes

    I love PB, Banana and chocolate!

  9. Akilia

    My kids would love this, especially the sprinkles!

  10. Bonnie

    This would be perfect for my weight loss goals! I would love to make fresh smoothies every morning!

  11. Megan's Cookin'

    I love all the flavors of the season and this smoothie looks perfect. Love the sprinkles. I’d say my favorite smoothie is definitely pumpkin!

  12. Lindy Jackson

    I need a smoothie maker. I am trying to eat healthy and can’t afford to buy a machine. It would be so awesome to win

  13. kathy

    my favorite is any berry smoothie banana i can get ahold of lol

  14. Amy R

    i like strawberry banana smoothies!

  15. Sarah Nelson

    My favorite smoothie would have to be strawberry mango with vanilla greek yogurt!

  16. Lisa M Jones

    This would be a fabulous addition to my kitchen. Just started dieting about 6 weeks ago and this would really help for quick alternatives. Oatmeal banana smoothie.

  17. Jessica T

    Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana 🙂

  18. Nikki Walsh

    any berry!

  19. Melinda

    Wow, making smoothies easier..who could not want that?
    Love it!!

  20. Sara C

    I like a Frozen Monkey in the morning. Frozen banana, cooled espresso, almond milk, raw cacao powder, Medjool dates, and ground flax seeds. The SmootheSmart would make things so much easier!

  21. Tanya

    Strawberry, banana, orange yogurt smoothie is my fave!!!!

  22. Jo M.

    This would be so awesome!

  23. Cheryl T.

    I enjoy any berry smoothie with spinach honey and cinnamon but one in particular that’s yummy includes matcha green tea powder, pineapple, bananas, coconut milk and agave!!

  24. Hilary

    My favorite smoothie is blueberry pineapple!

  25. Kim

    Gonna have to give this one a try… especially the faux-nog as I too love egg nog but can’t do the calories these days!

  26. Susan Johnosn

    I love pumpkin, and these recipes sound yummy, yummy. I haven’t had a pumpkin smoothie, but I’m sure it would be a favorite.

  27. Niese

    Not a huge fan of egg nog, but I LOVE smoothies!!

  28. Shannon

    Love fruit snoothies! Pineapple with some raspberries or peaches. I definitely need to try this eggnog smoothie, yum! My kids would be in heaven if we made this 🙂

  29. Gena

    I love just about everything pumpkin. Can’t wait to try this! I usually make a mixed berry and spinach smoothie.

  30. Ana

    My favorite smoothie is light vanilla soymilk with frozen a banana and strawberries.

  31. Cori

    That would be nice to try over Thanksgiving!!!

  32. Cori

    My favorite smoothie is Biscoff spread, a frozen banana, vanilla yogurt and cinnamon!! SOOO delish!

  33. candace

    i love smoothies with green tea 🙂

  34. Wendy Forbes

    My favorite smoothie would have to be strawberry banana.

  35. Christeen

    If I order a smoothie, it has strawberries, pineapple, vanilla yogurt and a banana! Very yummy!

  36. Kelly B

    My blender is 21 years old. Would love to win this as I make smoothies for breakfast everyday!

  37. Heather Null

    Strawberry banana!

  38. Kelly B

    My smoothie is chocolate peanut butter banana!

  39. Mitzie Smith

    I am a fan of smoothies. My favorite is made with pumpkin. I am diabetic , smoothies have helped keep my blood sugar down.

  40. Christy

    I don’t have a blender currently so I have no favorite smoothy. I’d love to try lots and lots though.
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  41. Cindy kingston

    Used to get a peach raspberry at the smoothie place. It was very good.

  42. Erin

    My favorite smoothie is anything with pineapple, mango, and peaches!!!

  43. catie

    blueberries and bananas

  44. Corey

    My favorite smoothie is the basic strawberry banana!

  45. Billie

    Would love to win!!! Mine died!!! We love smoothies my Granddaughter loves to make them strawberry banana !!!

  46. Sarah

    Strawberry banana or a mango smoothie!

  47. Cherrie

    Banana & strawberry ♥

  48. Carolk

    This is so neat! I love making smoothies for breakfast.

  49. Sandy Headtke

    My favorite smoothie is pineapple/orange

  50. Tamra Phelps

    Any smoothie with strawberries or blueberries is fine with me!

  51. MaryB

    Can’t beat a strawberry banana smoothie but I am looking forward to trying this nog smoothie!

  52. Kerri

    ANY smoothie with BLUEBERRY. My fav!

  53. Niki

    avocado cucumber and almond milk!



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