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Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie

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

Pumpkin pie protein smoothies.

It should come to no surprise that from my love of pumpkin and smoothies would emerge a delicious Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie. When fall comes around, I will find any excuse to put pumpkin in almost everything. I like to start my mornings with a smoothie packed full of protein, antioxidants, and flavor to get a great start to my day and to stay full through lunch. This smoothie has that and more!

Ingredients

  • Pumpkin: Full of vitamin C and iron, pumpkin is delicious and good to boost your immune system. Make sure you get pure pumpkin, and not pumpkin pie filling.
  • Oats: Extremely nutrient dense, oats are a great source in fiber, iron, and protein.
  • Banana: I love to use bananas as a natural sweetener in my smoothies, and they’re also a great source of vitamins like potassium.
  • Apple: I like to use gala or fuji apples, which adds natural sweetness and pairs with the pumpkin to up that fall flavor.
  • Milk: I use lowfat dairy milk, but almond milk or coconut milk would also work in this smoothie.
  • Vanilla protein powder: Whether whey or plant based, grab your favorite protein powder to increase the protein in this smoothie.
  • Flax seed meal: While it doesn’t do anything flavor wise, flax seed meal is a great source of antioxidants and omega 3 fatty acids which are really good for you!
  • Vanilla: Balances out the flavor and sweetens the smoothie with the fruit.
  • Warm spices: Cinnamon, nutmeg, ground cloves, and ground ginger blend together to make the delicious flavor of pumpkin pie spice.
  • Salt: Just a pinch helps to enhance the flavors of the other ingredients and bring balance to the smoothie.

How to Make

Adding pumpkin to blender

Start your Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie by grabbing your blender and adding the pure pumpkin puree.

Adding oats to blender

Then add either your old-fashioned or quick oats.

Adding flaxseed meal to blender

Followed by the flax seed meal.

Adding banana to blender

Then peel and break apart a banana and add to the blender. If you use a frozen banana, you won’t need to add as much ice.

Adding apple to blender

Cut up your apple and add it to the blender. I don’t peel mine, but you could if you prefer!

Adding milk to smoothie

Then pour in your milk.

Adding protein powder to smoothie

Next sprinkle in your favorite vanilla protein powder.

Adding warm spices to smoothie

Then add your pumpkin spices of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves.

Adding vanilla to smoothie

Finish with the vanilla and pinch of salt.

Liz blending smoothie

Blend your pumpkin pie smoothie, adding ice to get to your desired consistency.

Holding a pumpkin pie protein smoothie.

Once ingredients are fully blended, pour into glasses and enjoy your Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie!

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can you freeze pumpkin puree for smoothies?

Yes you can! Pumpkin puree freezes really well, and it’s a great way to not let a can go to waste when a recipe doesn’t call for the whole thing.

Can you lose weight drinking smoothies?

Smoothies are a great low calorie breakfast, and adding protein helps keep you fuller, longer which can help you lose weight!

Can you make protein smoothies in advance?

Yes! You can make blend the smoothie in advance and keep in the fridge or freezer, or use my method for make-ahead smoothie freezer bags.

Pumpkin pie protein smoothies.

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Liz drinking pumpkin pie protein smoothie.

If all things pumpkin is your go-to flavor for fall, then you’ll love my Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie.

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Holding 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
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 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:

67 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. I made this today and it was so good! I had some homemade pumpkin purée and was looking for options to use it all up! This was so easy and delicious 😋

    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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