I went to send this recipe to a friend at work last week, searched my blog and then (annoyingly) couldn’t find it. Thankfully this doesn’t happen to me too often, but every once and a while I have a few recipes that I just assume are on the blog because of how often I make them.

Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie

This recipe came to me last fall when I kept finding myself with a ton of leftover canned pumpkin puree. Usually when I buy pumpkin puree I buy the big (28oz.) cans on purpose so that I can enjoy a few other fun recipes besides the traditional pumpkin pie. You can’t be eating pie all the time right?? But eating it in smoothie form is a mighty good substitution.

Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie

This smoothie doesn’t stray far from my favorite smoothie base. To keep it nice and creamy (and also protein packed!) I like to use a combination of both milk and Greek yogurt – this allows the tang from the yogurt to hang back a little and not completely overpower the smoothie and still give it a silky-smooth texture. I also like to throw in some chia seeds for good measure simply because I love them so.

Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie

I find this smoothie truly has a pumpkin pie filling taste. I find all it needs is some maple syrup, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice to make you feel like you’re eating pie for breakfast. It’s fantastic!

Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie

Just look at that creamy goodness!

Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie

Enjoy friends!

Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 large or 2 small smoothies

Ingredients

  • 1 medium frozen banana
  • 1 cup milk (I used 1%)
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup pure pumpkin puree
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice

Instructions

  1. Add all of the ingredients listed into a high speed blender and blend until thick and creamy, about 3 minutes.
  2. Pour into a glass and enjoy immediately.

Notes

Nutritional information (for entire recipe): 492 calories | 6g total fat | 26g protein | 12g fiber

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14 Responses to Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie

  1. Tori says:

    What a perfect way to cure that pumpkin pie craving without completey blowing calories! This smoothie sounds delicious. I totally need to make it for my smoothie-freak little brother.

  2. Kristina says:

    I have never made a smoothie using pumpkin, probably because I never have leftovers. But this sounds delicious, maybe I have to make some pumpkin puree just for this. I love how creamy it is. I often use cottage cheese to thicken my smoothies, than I can almost eat it with a spoon.

  3. This looks like my next breakfast!!

  4. I am 100% giving this a try this week! I’m obsessed with smoothies for breakfast, and tis the season for pumpkin EVERYTHING, so it’s a win-win! Love it, Katrina!

  5. Katrina, this just made my mornings SO much better! I love pumpkin smoothies and can’t wait to try your version šŸ˜‰

  6. What a way to start off your day! Yumm

  7. Ashlae says:

    GAAAAHHHHH! I have bags (on bags) of frozen pumpkin puree cubes in the freezer and was wondering what the heck I was going to do with them. Make this smoothie, obviously. And maaaaaaybe even top it with some coconut whipped cream and spiced pecans? Probably.

    • katrina says:

      DEFINITELY! And I am really wishing you were my neighbor now…I would totally borrow (steal?) one of those bags!! šŸ™‚

  8. Erika says:

    I don’t make enough smoothies anymore. This one sounds delicious!!

  9. I’ve been seeing so much pumpkin action happening on the interwebs but this is definitely a surprise! This looks delicious!

  10. So simple and delicious, I love this colour šŸ˜€ x

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