Pumpkin Pie Protein Shake

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of protein shakes, but what happens when a scoop of pumpkin accidentally falls into the blender…

Okay, this was no accident at all! I’ve been on a pumpkin kick all October and I don’t plan on stopping until post-Thanksgiving!

This drink tastes as if you blended up a fat slice of grandma’s pumpkin pie, and the beautiful orange color makes it a pleasing sight to drink!

I basically took my Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal recipe and my Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pancakes recipe to create a beautiful fall bounty of flavors to make this pumpkin pie shake.

Pumpkin Pie Protein Shake
Serves 1
A protein-packed, thick and creamy smoothie that tastes like pumpkin pie in a glass
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Prep Time
4 min
Cook Time
3 min
Total Time
7 min
Prep Time
4 min
Cook Time
3 min
Total Time
7 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 small frozen banana*
  2. 1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt*
  3. 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  4. 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice*
  5. 1/2 cup milk*
  6. 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  7. 2/3 cup pumpkin puree
  8. 1 cup ice*
Instructions
  1. 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.
  2. 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 (you can never have too much pumpkin spice. I promise).
Notes
  1. *The banana is to give the smoothie its unparalleled creamy base. Underneath all the pumpkin, maple, spice, and cinnamon flavors, you cannot taste the banana.
  2. *Feel free to use regular (non Greek) vanilla or plain yogurt instead. I prefer vanilla Greek yogurt not only for its protein count, but for its incredibly thick texture and vanilla taste.
  3. *Instead of pumpkin pie spice, try adding nutmeg, cloves, ginger, and/or more cinnamon to taste.
  4. *Any milk is just fine here. I used almond milk.
  5. *The ice makes the smoothie thicker. I suggest blending the smoothie before you add the ice, and then only adding the ice if needed.
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If you want even more protein, try adding a couple scoops of your favorite vanilla protein powder!

Cheers to drinkable pumpkin pie!

Laurie Hamame

Ball of sunshine. Chronic giggler. A lover of all things sweet potato. An overly friendly, world traveling, body positive warrior. Avid bookworm. Self-proclaimed chef and spiritually Italian. Promotor of daily walks, coffee dates and 30-second dance parties.

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Ball of sunshine. Chronic giggler. A lover of all things sweet potato. An overly friendly, world traveling, body positive warrior. Avid bookworm. Self-proclaimed chef and spiritually Italian. Promotor of daily walks, coffee dates and 30-second dance parties.

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