Pumpkin Pie Protein Shake

My coworker and I have been talking a lot about pumpkin lately…and also about protein shakes. So I did a little experimenting and I think I’ve just about perfected the pumpkin pie protein shake. I know there are others out there, but I’m pretty partial to this one. Forgive the iPhone photo, and enjoy the healthy pie in your belly!!

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Pumpkin Pie Protein Shake (1 serving)
Ingredients
1/2 frozen banana (I pre-slice my bananas before freezing for easy blending)
1/2 cup pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie filling – just plain pumpkin)
1 cup milk of your choice (I use plain almond milk to keep calories and sugar down)
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1-inch piece of ginger, roughly chopped
Very generous dashes of cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice

Blend it all together and enjoy! This is not an overly sweet shake, because I don’t love too much sweetness in my protein shakes. If it’s not sweet enough for you though from the banana, you could definitely add a packet of stevia or other natural sweetener. The banana adds some sweetness and also thickness. Feel free to add ice too if you like a more “icey” shake.

Happy pumpkin season 🙂

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