Protein Shake Ingredients1/3 cup pumpkin puree 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1 scoop vanilla protein powder 6-8 ounces almond milk 2 packets of stevia Handful of ice cubes
Fall is here and it’s time to feast on pumpkin everything. October isn’t even over and I’ve had pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice latte #PSL, pumpkin soup and pumpkin gobs already! Pumpkin is such a unique taste that is a must-have every fall. If you are really into it, you can eat pumpkin whatever year round…but something about fall and a cool crisp in the air just makes pumpkin taste better.
But what about a pumpkin spice protein shake? Is it possible to get them warm, tasty pumpkin flavor as a protein shake?
That was my goal and I came up with a delicious and easy recipe that is packed with protein. No doubt about it….this is the perfect fall protein shake recipe. You can have it as a postworkout protein shake or as a meal replacement. If you are really craving a sugar and fat filled pumpkin spice latte this is a great healthy alternative.
Nothing beats hitting the gym on a cool fall morning and topping off your workout with this shake.
You can play around with the spices a bit and try to find what is the best mixture for you. Some people like their pumpkin very sweet while others prefer it more mild. This protein shake recipe is my attempt at the perfect blend (though I am known to have a sweet tooth).
To simplify things, you could use pumpkin pie spice in place of the separate spices. I don’t have that laying around but I do have cinnamon and nutmeg. Either way works, though the pumpkin pie spice might be a touch tastier it is more expensive and not something most kitchens already have.
As always, play around and let me know your take on this recipe!