PUMPKIN PROTEIN SMOOTHIE

PUMPKIN PROTEIN SMOOTHIE

Fall = pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere!

And in Florida, it has FINALLY felt like fall! The air has turned crisp (with NO humidity – YAY!) and I’m burning yummy candles and essential oils to match the season. I’ve also pulled out my favorite scarves, dusted off my fun boots and ready to go to pumpkin patch.

I’m slightly addicted to pumpkin flavored or smelling anything! So, in honor of one my favorite seasons, I decided to shake things up with my normal daily shakes.

And I’m actually going to give you two different variations with similar ingredients!! So here goes …

PUMPKIN PIE PROTEIN SMOOTHIE

Ingredients
¼ cup water
1 cup ice
¾ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I use Vegan Shakeology with superfoods)
½ cup canned pumpkin puree, unsweetened
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp. pure organic maple syrup (or raw honey)
1 Tbsp. coarsely chopped raw pecans

Instructions
Place water, ice, almond milk, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, pecans, pumpkin pie spice and protein in blender.
Cover; blend until smooth.

TIPS

↠ Although maple syrup is a healthier, natural sugar, feel free to reduce the amount or remove altogether if you are moderating your sugar intake.

↠ If you don’t like the taste of pecans, feel free to substitute with almonds or remove.

↠ After blending, feel free to add a little more water if it comes out too thick.

PUMPKIN SPICE PROTEIN SMOOTHIE

Ingredients
¼ cup water
1 cup ice
¾ cup unsweetened almond milk (plain or vanilla)
½ cup canned pumpkin puree, unsweetened
1 scoop chocolate protein powder (I use Vegan Shakeology with superfoods)
½ tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. nutmeg

Instructions
Place water, ice, almond milk, pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg and protein in blender.
Cover; blend until smooth.

TIPS

↠ After blending, feel free to add a little more water if it comes out too thick.

Please note: I take a hard anti-soy stance and will never recommend soy milk or any protein powders that use that as the protein source. I feel that soy consumption increases estrogen, decreases testosterone, and slows metabolism, making it counterproductive to your fitness/health goals.
I hope you enjoy these Pumpkin Smoothies! Please let me know which one you try (or both!) and leave a comment below! Any questions, I’ll be happy to help!
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