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 “Strawberry Banana Muffins”

  1. Shannon — February 7, 2012 @ 2:19 am

    I made these as a healthy snack for my daughter’s 3rd grade class, and they were a huge hit! The teacher asked for seconds! The bananas and strawberries kept them moist and the cinnamon added just the right amount of yum!

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    Glad you liked them!

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  2. Angela — March 13, 2012 @ 9:59 pm

    Just made this as mini muffins, halved the recipe too. They were very good!! A little bit of crunch on the outside (especially with the strawberry on top) but perfect on the inside; not too moist or too dense. Surprisingly, my oven took 16-17 minutes to cook the minis all the way through.

    Thanks for the recipe! Perfect way to use my on0sale strawberries and bananas!

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