Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie
It’s Pumpkin Spice Latte season and while everyone is lined up to get their PSL fix, I’m over here at home mixing up glasses of this amazing Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie! The truth is even though I am a total pumpkin addict, I’ve never really been a big fan of the PSL. I know, call me crazy, but it’s just not my favorite. I think it’s because it doesn’t really have much actual pumpkin flavor. Plus, there’s way too much sugar in those things!
This smoothie though? It will totally satisfy your pumpkin pie cravings without all the sugar and calories. And better yet, this smoothie is also packed with protein meaning you can satisfy your pumpkin cravings and not feel guilty about it!
The base for this smoothie is a frozen banana, which, if you haven’t tried it, makes your smoothies so incredibly creamy and ice-cream like! Then there is all the protein thanks to the Greek yogurt and protein powder. And of course, you’ll also add a good dose of pumpkin puree and spices! I use maple syrup to sweeten this and find that 2-3 tablespoons is plenty sweet for me, but feel free to adjust that. The same goes for the milk- any type of milk will do and you can also adjust the milk to thicken or to thin the smoothie to your desired thickness. This smoothie is the perfect meal replacement for the season!
- 1 medium frozen banana
- 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 2/3 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cup milk (any kind; add more or less for desired consistency)
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup or agave nectar (can add more if desired)
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth and combined, about 2 minutes. Serve.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 281 Total Fat: 2g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 9mg Sodium: 79mg Carbohydrates: 49g Fiber: 5g Sugar: 32g Protein: 20g