Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie

A protein packed creamy smoothie that tastes like pumpkin pie in a glass. You’ll FALL in love this easy recipe!

Pumpkin spice anything makes me a happy person and come early September I go pumpkin crazy! Naturally I had to find a way to fit pumpkin into my protein smoothies.

After experimenting with a few recipes using Greek yogurt as a base, my children and I quickly came to the conclusion that the yogurt made it too tart. We added a Stevia packet just to add a little sweetness and it worked well. If you do not have a frozen banana, no worries as you can simply increase the ice cubes. The banana works though and helps to yield a creamier texture.

Why Healthy

  • Pumpkins are low in calories, but are a great source of dietary fiber, antioxidants, minerals and vitamins. Pumpkin is a rich source of the all-important antioxidant beta-carotene.

 

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Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie

Yield: Serves 2

Prep Time: 10 mins

Ingredients:

1 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
1/2 Cup Canned Pumpkin
1/2 Frozen Banana
1 Scoop Vanilla Protein Whey Powder
1 Tablespoon Wheat Germ or Flax
1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
1/4 Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
1/4 Teaspoon Ground Cloves
1/4 Teaspoon Ground Ginger
3-5 ice cubes (more if not using a frozen banana)
Optional:
Add a packet of Stevia or a Tablespoon of honey.

Directions:

Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.

Pour into two glasses, serve and enjoy!

 

3 Responses to “Banana Oat Muffins With Dark Chocolate Chips”

  1. sue — March 16, 2012 @ 10:43 pm

    enjoy getting healthy recipes!

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  2. Cher — March 21, 2012 @ 5:14 pm

    Do you have calorie counts on any of these recipes??

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    recipe Reply:

    Cher,

    We made the decision very early on not to base our recipes on calories or fat grams as our focus is on rebuilding a healthier life through healthy recipes rather than focusing on weight loss. We try and choose healthy recipes, or we “rebuild” some favorite recipes to make them healthier. We researched many different programs to calculate nutritional values of recipes and found every single one gave different values for the same recipe. Instead of focusing solely on calories or fat, we instead want folks to understand why each of our recipes is healthy.

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