Pumpkin Pie Protein Shake
I’m pumped to share my favorite pumpkin pie inspired protein shake recipe today, because well-made protein shakes are a fab way to add nutrients, variety and convenience to your nutrition regimen.
..And life’s too short for crappy shakes and eating anything that doesn’t make your taste buds jump for joy.
Whether you drink shakes for their accessibility in the midst of a busy lifestyle, as part of your pre- or post-workout nutrition strategy, or just when you’re craving a little something sweet, there are tons of creative ways to make them more nutrient-dense, filling and exciting in terms of taste.
But don’t be fooled by many of the store-bought shakes on the shelf and smoothie shops popping up all over. Unfortunately, many of these shakes tend be hardly any better than a fast food shake – They typically lack nutrients, are made with cheap, low-quality protein powders and are loaded with sugar.
So onto my pumpkin pie shake!
I can’t count how many times I’ve made this over the past few years. It’s packed with goodies like high-quality protein, fiber, healthy fats, whole food nutrients and will make your taste buds all sorts of happy. PLUS, pumpkin counts as a veggie (although it’s technically a fruit, but whatev..), so this is a great way to sneak an extra serving of veggies in to your day.
You may adjust the portions to better suit your needs if necessary.
Pumpkin Pie Protein Shake (Serves 1)
1 scoop protein powder (Cinnabun or Vanilla*)
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
½ cup pureed pumpkin (canned is a-okay)
½-1 frozen banana
1 tbsp of peanut or almond butter, walnuts or pecans
A few good shakes of pumpkin pie spice + (extra cinnamon if you’re feeling spicy)
1 packet of Stevia (optional)
3-4 ice cubes
What To Do:
Put all the ingredients in the blender, blend until smooth and enjoy.
*My all time FAVORITE, and highly recommended protein powder is Body Nutrition Trutein. You can buy it here on BodyBuilding.com. It’s super high quality, mixes very well (and doesn’t have that weird “sticky” texture) and is made from grass-fed dairy. Not to mention, delicious. (I am in no way affiliated with them though).