If you love pumpkin pie, you’ll love this creamy pumpkin spice protein smoothie. It’s packed with 31 grams of high-quality protein, and supplies 25% of your daily calcium needs.
It’s pumpkin season – that means I get to share all of my favorite pumpkin recipes!
Last week, I shared my latest recipe for pumpkin protein bites. If you love pumpkin, you’ll also want to check out one of my personal favorite recipes – my better-for-you pumpkin roll. And now, I’m sharing the easiest recipe of all – this protein packed pumpkin smoothie.
This creamy smoothie was my after-exercise meal Monday night. I left work feeling the need to burn off some excess energy, so I stopped at Orange Theory before heading home. I’ve been talking about trying one of their workouts for weeks, so I was excited to finally find a day that fit my schedule. Twenty-three minutes of straight rowing, followed by running and strength training intervals. I loved every minute of it and left feeling super energized!
By this point it was close to 8:00 at night. I wasn’t in the mood to cook, and I wanted something quick. A smoothie was the perfect option.
How To Make A Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie
When deciding what kind of smoothie to make, I usually look around the refrigerator for leftover ingredients and go from there. This day, I found some leftover canned pumpkin. It was left over from earlier in the week – when I was making pumpkin balls. In the blender it went!
I added nutmeg, all-spice, ginger and cinnamon to the canned pumpkin. Those are the same exact spices I used to make the pumpkin balls. I also added some vanilla protein powder, plain Greek yogurt, milk and ice.
The result was this creamy smoothie that tastes like pumpkin pie in a glass. I can’t believe I never made this before!
If you love smoothies and the flavor of pumpkin, you’ll love this pumpkin pie protein smoothie. Give it a try and let me know what you think!
Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie
- 1/3 cup pumpkin pie puree
- 1/3 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
- 1/4 cup vanilla protein powder
- 1/2 cup skim milk
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp ginger
- 1/4 tsp all-spice
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1 cup ice
- Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Makes 1 smoothie:
- Nutrition Facts (per smoothie): 220 calories, 19 g carbohydrates, 1 g fiber, 31 g protein, 2.5 g fat, 1.5 g saturated fat, 55 mg cholesterol, 160 mg sodium, 6% daily Vitamin D, 25% Daily Calcium, 6% daily iron, 8% daily potassium
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Do you use plain pumpkin or pumpkin pie mix?
I used plain canned pumpkin! The spices combined with the plain pumpkin give it the pumpkin pie flavor. You can sub pumpkin spice for the 4 individual spices if you have it. Hope that helps.
This was really good. I love pumpkin flavor food and drinks during this time of the year.
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Thank you! I sure will. I love pumpkin, too.
This is amazing! Do you think this would work with almond, coconut, or oat milk best? Skim milk gives me diarrhea.
Hi, yes it will definitely work with a milk alternative. The nutrition facts would just be different. The nutrition facts would just be different. I’m glad you like it!