Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie

Protein smoothies have become a staple in my daily routine. I typically workout in the mornings before I have eaten anything and by the time I am a sweaty mess, an icy cold smoothie is the perfect thing to sip on as I recover and recharge for the day ahead.

Bananas and peanut butter usually make their way into my smoothie but every now and again, I get a little creative and add something extra. Since I am a pumpkin- flavored- anything- loving freak, I decided this might be a good addition. You all know how much I love seasonal goodness! It was love at first sip and I'm not turning back. It's like drinking dessert for breakfast. Oops!

Pumpkin is often referred to as a "Super Food", giving this smoothie even more healthy benefits. It has tons of Vitamin A, antioxidants and Beta Carotene. Healthy AND dessert worthy? A winning combo on both ends of the spectrum. It's pretty spooktacular!

Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie
(1 serving)

1 scoop vanilla protein powder (we buy EAS- it's very low in sugar and has 23 grams of protein per scoop!
1/2 banana
1 Tbsp. natural peanut butter or almond butter
1/4 cup canned all natural pumpkin
1 cup unsweetened almond milk or skim milk
1/4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice (or as much as your pumpkin loving heart desires)
5-6 ice cubes

Mix this all up in a blender to desired consistency and enjoy!

*NOTE: Ghost Peeps do not make a regular appearance atop my smoothie glass.

1 comment:

  1. Looks delicious, Nina! Thanks for sharing! ~Brittany @EAS