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.
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. It’s the blender it went! I added the same exact spices I used in that recipe, along with 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 pumpkin flavor, give this one a try!
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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