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Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie.

Simply put, this protein packed smoothie is like drinkable pumpkin pie!

Pumpkin pie smoothie with 12g protein per serving and without all the calories, refined sugar, and fat! Recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

I recently swapped my standard glowing skin secret weapon for a creamy pumpkin spice protein smoothie. Velvety smooth cinnamon spiced goodness to make your muscles strong. And, if you’re anything like me, you can enjoy it in a wine glass to feel extra fancy.

😉

(At home in your sweatpants browsing Pinterest for more pumpkin recipes and later, searching for workouts to counteract all that pumpkin baking. This is autumn life.)

Pumpkin pie smoothie with 12g protein per serving and without all the calories, refined sugar, and fat! Recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

Pumpkin pie smoothie with 12g protein per serving and without all the calories, refined sugar, and fat! Recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

This smoothie tastes like you wrapped fall and Thanksgiving up in the palm of your hands and dropped it all into a blender. Or, better yet, as if you blended up a fat slice of grandma’s pumpkin pie.

Pumpkin pie with 12g protein per serving and without all the calories, refined sugar, and fat. But, uhhh, there’s always room for that on the Thanksgiving table – stay tuned.

I combine a few favorites from fall’s bounty of flavors to make this pumpkin pie smoothie. But before those go into the blender, make sure you have a frozen banana on hand. This will be the base of the smoothie recipe. There isn’t much frozen banana (not nearly as much as my other smoothie recipes for this 2 serving recipe), just the tiniest bit to give the pumpkin smoothie its unparalleled creamy base. Underneath all the pumpkin, maple, spice, and cinnamon flavors – you absolutely cannot taste the banana.

Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie - simply put, this protein packed smoothie is like drinkable pumpkin pie!

After the frozen banana chunks, throw in some vanilla Greek yogurt. Creamy, sweet, delicious protein. Feel free to use regular (non Greek) vanilla yogurt instead – keeping in mind the protein count will be lower. I prefer Greek yogurt not only for its protein count, but for its incredibly thick texture.

In addition to the Greek yogurt, the skim milk adds a little protein. If you use nondairy milk, be sure to adjust the protein count accordingly. If you’re even concerned with protein at this point. When drinkable pumpkin pie is in a glass, who even cares about the protein!!

The ice? Well that makes the smoothie thicker. And you can add a couple more ice cubes than I did to make the smoothie even thicker if you wish!

Flavoring this orange beauty is pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, and pure maple syrup. A powerhouse line-up if you ask me. For best taste, use pure maple syrup, not “breakfast syrup.”

Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie - simply put, this protein packed smoothie is like drinkable pumpkin pie!

To turn this pumpkin pie protein smoothie into a satisfying pumpkin-packed breakfast, round it out with some crunchy pumpkin spice granola. You can even layer the granola into the smoothie like I did with my favorite summer smoothie recipe.

Cheers!

Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie

Simply put, this protein packed smoothie is like drinkable pumpkin pie!

Ingredients:

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup (120g) vanilla Greek yogurt1
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice2
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) skim milk3
  • 2 Tablespoons (30ml) pure maple syrup
  • 2/3 cup (150g) pumpkin puree (canned or fresh)
  • 1 cup ice

Directions:

  1. Make sure you have a strong, powerful blender.
  2. Add all of the ingredients to the blender in the order listed. Blend on high for at least 3 minutes or until smooth - this may take longer if your blender isn't very strong. Scrape down the sides of the blender as needed.
  3. Add more milk to thin out if it is too thick. Add a couple more ice cubes for a thicker texture, if desired. Add more spices to taste, if desired.

Recipe Notes:

  1. Feel free to use regular (non Greek) vanilla or plain yogurt instead - keeping in mind the protein count will be lower. I prefer vanilla Greek yogurt not only for its protein count, but for its incredibly thick texture and vanilla taste.
  2. Instead of pumpkin pie spice, try adding nutmeg, cloves, ginger, and/or more cinnamon to taste.
  3. Any milk is just fine here. However, be sure to adjust the protein count accordingly!

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Simply put, this protein packed pumpkin smoothie is like drinkable pumpkin pie!

73 comments

  1. I love this recipe, I have made it several times. I sometimes add in a spoonful of rolled oats.

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