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Pumpkin Pie Protein PUMPKIN Smoothie

    A protein-packed, thick and creamy pumpkin smoothie that tastes like pumpkin pie in a glass!

    Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie


    Happy 1st Day of Fall!! Like so many, fall is my absolute favorite time of the year. Now that I’m well into my eighth month of pregnancy, I am perfectly happy with cooler temps and crisp breezes. Bring on the stretchy pants!

    Pumpkin Recipes

    The other great thing about the arrival of is that I no longer have to feel guilty about cooking with pumpkin.

    Why is this Pumkin Smoothie good for you?

    • Low Calorie: A 1/2 c serving is only 35 calories
    • Rich in Dietary Fiber.
    • Loaded in Vitamin A which promotes healthy vision and improved immune function.
    • Full of Beta-Carotene, a powerful antioxidant.
    • Naturally low in sodium.

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    How many calories are in pure pumpkin?

    Truth is, pure pumpkin is just 35 calories per half cup, we eat it all year round in pancakes, oatmeal, muffins, brownies and more.

    Pure pumpkin is loaded in nutritional value. Be sure to grab the 100% Pure Pumpkin and not the sweetened pumpkin pie filling. Here are a few reasons why I love cooking with pumpkin:

    Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie - a fast and easy breakfast recipe

    It’s a great way to add moisture, flavor and nutrients without adding to the waistline. Of course I haven’t seen my waist in a few months but that’s besides the point.

    Do you love to bake? Use pure pumpkin in place of half of the required oil. Want an easy snack? Mix it with yogurt and use it as a fruit dip. Craving something creamy? Stir it into low fat ricotta cheese for a lighter alternative to ice cream. Or, try my Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie as a perfect mid-day or post-workout snack. Just one serving provides 5 grams of fiber and 12 grams of protein for just 126 calories.

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    Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie

    Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie

    4.67 stars average
    A protein-packed, thick and creamy smoothie that tastes like pumpkin pie in a glass!
    PREP: 5 mins
    TOTAL: 5 mins
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    Servings: 2

    Ingredients
     

    Instructions
     

    • Place all ingredients except the ice in a high speed blender and puree until smooth – about 45 seconds.
    • Add ice and continue pureeing until you reach desired consistency.

    Notes

    If mixture is too thick, add 1/4 – 1/2 cup of water.
    Want to lower the calories even further? Eliminate the apple or banana.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 372kcalCarbohydrates: 62gProtein: 21.9gFat: 5.3gSaturated Fat: 0.9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4.4gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 221mgFiber: 13.3gSugar: 23.2g
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    Liz DellaCroce

    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:

    66 Comments

    1. Sipping on my own version of Pumpkin Pie Smoothie while reading your version…looks yummy…like others, I forget to add a scoop or 2 of oatmeal to mine.Thanks for the reminder. It adds great texture and activates your salivary glands and preps your gut to start the digestive juices, so your body will absorb all the great nutrients.
      I’m always looking for those smoothie recipes that have a good amount and combination of important nutrients that we all don’t get enough of on a daily basis and I like yours. If I can, I try and sneak in few other goodies like, flax meal, chaga or reishi mushroom, tocotrienols or chia seeds without changing the taste too much.
      I bought a couple of cans of organic pumkin puree on Vitacost for a great deal and am so glad to read that you have other pumpkin recipes on the way!
      Have a superfood day!

    2. Gosh, this makes me wish I could find real pumpkin over here in Taiwan. Maybe I’ll have to use sweet potato or the asian pumpkin they have here. They are super delicious too.

      1. Oh no Heather!!! We enjoy oats in our smoothies all the time and they have never been chewy or bitter. Do you have a fairly good blender? I’m wondering if you let it go long enough? We seriously eat this all the time so I am truly sad to hear your oats weren’t fully blended and smooth!! My apologies regardless. I hope you try another smoothie!

    3. Yummy! I love how versatile pumpkin is. I bake with it, cook with it, drink it, I think I even have abbody wash that’s pumpkin scented. And lots of different candles. LOL I’d say I have a pumpkin addiction but… clearly that’s obvious and I’m not the only one!

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