If you love pumpkin pie, you'll be over-the-moon delighted that you can enjoy this recipe all year! If you don't like pumpkin pie, this smoothie recipe might just change your mind about all things pumpkin.This one is creamy and delicious with Pumpkin Spice Protein, Almond Milk, Almond Butter, Bananas, non-dairy yogurt, and fall spices.
Smoothies are a morning favorite for many and can be nutritious as a meal replacement for lunch. They’re an excellent way to add nutritious fruits, veggies and protein into your diet. One key component for me is the quality of the protein powder that I use. I prefer and now recommend offer a metabolism-boosting plant-based protein powder that's highly digestible and contains probiotics. This fall recipe is a crowd pleaser for breakfast or as a snack.
Here's everything you'll need to make a Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie:
Unflavored Almond, Oat, or Coconut unsweetened milk for your base
CoCoJune dairy-free Organic Cultured Coconut (you could also use plain greek yogurt)
Frozen banana to create that creamy smoothie consistency
Frozen avocado for healthy fat, fiber, and to add some more creaminess
Almond Butter for healthy fats and to keep you satisfied
Pure Vanilla Extract (with no added sugars) for flavor
Cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice or Pumpkin Pie Spice for flavor
Hemp Seeds for Omegas and added protein (you could also use Chia or Flax seeds)
Metabolism-boosting Pumpkin Spice Plant Protein for metabolism, gut health, and appetite control
Smoothie making is not rocket science and surprisingly enough, brings many benefits considering how simple they are to blend up for: improved digestion, hydration, eating more fruits and vegetables, easier weight loss, more energy, and many other reasons. But before your start blending, here are some tips from my Smoothies for Life guide to help you build the perfect smoothie once you've got all your ingredients together:
When making a smoothie, the first thing that goes into the blender are your liquids -- stick to two cups or less per person. Liquids might include filtered water, organic and unsweetened almond/coconut/hazelnut/oat milk, organic juiced fruit, or kefir.
To your liquids, add your base ingredients that will make your smoothie creamy. The most basic creamy base you can start with is a banana. You could also use frozen avocado, nut butters or plain low-fat yogurt.
Next come the fruits or vegetables your smoothie recipe requires.
The next layer is nuts such as almonds, cashews, walnuts, or pecans.
Last, add in any other spices, seeds, and powders. (A pinch of pink Himalayan sea will boost mineral content and flavor profile.) Scoop in a plant-based protein powder.
Blend at least two minutes starting on low, increasing speed, then ending on low.
How to Make a Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie
1 cup Almond Milk
5-6 pieces frozen banana
5-6 pieces frozen avocado
1/2 cup CocoJune Organic Cultured Cocout or plain greek yogurt
1 tbsp Almond Butter
1 tsp pure Vanilla Extract
1 tbsp Hemp Seeds
2 scoops Pumpkin Spice Protein Powder
1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
Pinch of Nutmeg, Ginger, and Allspice
Place all ingredients in blender in order as listed and blend. You can add more liquid or ice if desired.
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