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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.

    66 Comments

        1. Oh Yes Liz,
          I did not forget that~what wonderful pasta!
          My family loves it,now just have to make some Mac&Cheese,seeing as
          summer time pasta salads are passing and Comfort Food is taking the
          lead.
          Just think of all the Pumpkin that I can buy. :-)

      1. I cannot wait to try this smoothie!! My daughter and I have been doing breakfast smoothies for a while now — so this will be a nice “dessert” type smoothie! Thanks for sharing!! Love your website and all of your recipes! Wishing you all the best in the upcoming months for the birth of your precious baby!!

      2. I love finding good smoothie recipes and this one sounds great. It sounds like the best pumpkin smoothie recipe I’ve seen to date. It is definitely on my list of things to try.

      3. Liz, stumbled across your blog last year and have been ADDICTED to your recipes! Chicken shawarma, check. All smoothies, check. KEEP THEM COMING!

      4. Such a great smoothie for fall! Can’t wait to try it! My two year old loves any and all smoothies, so I know he’s going to love this one :)

      5. This smoothie sounds fantastic. I’ve only ever added oats to my smoothie once, and it was amazing, why not try it again?! And like you, fall is my favorite season. Pumpkin pumpkin everywhere!

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