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!!
Pumpkin Pie Protein Shake (1 serving)
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 🙂