Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie

Fall has officially arrived, and that means it’s time for pumpkin everything!! If you are like me, and you have a Pinterest board full of pumpkin recipes that you want to make, but you’re trying to eat healthy, then this pumpkin pie protein smoothie is for you.

I make this smoothie every weekday for lunch. It’s packed with protein, so you stay full, and it’s sweet enough that you feel like you’re getting to indulge in a slice of pumpkin pie without the calories. Depending on the protein powder you use this smoothie is only around 200 calories. 

If you are like me and make smoothies on a daily basis, I also recommend getting a NurtiBullet. I love that I can blend my smoothies in the NutriBullet cup and insert a straw to drink. No need to dirty up another glass.

NurtiBullet Cup

 

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Straws

 

After experimenting with this recipe, I discovered two secrets to an excellent pumpkin pie smoothie.

1. Using Kefir or high-quality Greek vanilla yogurt. I also like to use Kefir, (which can be found in the milk section at your local grocery store) because it’s high in nutrients and probiotics, and is incredibly beneficial for digestion and gut health.

2. Using frozen pumpkin cubes instead of ice. I found that the ice waters down the flavors of the smoothie, so I make my own pumpkin cubes by placing 1/4 cup of pumpkin puree in each cube holder and place in the freezer.

 

Pumpkin Cubes

So the next time your craving that sweet pumpkin treat, make this protein shake and don’t feel guilty about it.

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Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie
Enjoy the flavors of fall with this creamy and sinfully sweet Pumpkin Pie Smoothie!
Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings
shake
Ingredients
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings
shake
Ingredients
Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie
Instructions
  1. In a blender mix all ingredients together until thick and well blended.
    Pumpkin Pie Ingredients
Recipe Notes

Recipe by OneQuaintZebra.com

Comments (14)

  • Ooh I must try this! I love smoothies but haven’t had a pumpkin pie smoothie before. YUM!!

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  • This looks and sounds amazing! I love smoothies in the morning, they’re the perfect go-to healthy breakfast when you’re in a hurry!

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  • Looks so tasty- I must get a Nutribullet !

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  • Sounds like a yummy and Healthy recipe. I would love to try these.

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  • I have heard about it earleir also, it is quite good in making smoothies and baby food too.
    Pooja
    http://www.themumsandbabies.com

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  • I have never had a pumpkin pie smoothie before but this looks too yummy. I want to recrete this

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  • I like that Nutribullet, I think I need that and your smoothie recipe is a must try.

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  • Ooo, this looks really excellent! I think I’d love it.

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  • I love my NutriBullet. It gets a lot of use making smoothies like the one here.

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  • That is just what I need right now! Pumpkin pie smoothie is a great idea.

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  • I have seen so many pumpkin recipes this week, but this one sounds like I’d love it. I will have to give it a try soon. Before winter!

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  • A pumpkin protein shake sounds so yummy. I must make one!

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  • This sounds really good! We’ve been making a lot of smoothies lately but I’ve never tried pumpkin! I need to add it to the rotation!

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  • mmm…This looks very healthy and yummy!

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