Healthy Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie Recipe with canned pumpkin, yogurt and pumpkin pie spice. It’s a super easy and delicious post-run snack!
This Pumpkin Pie Protein Shake is a great snack or post-run meal because it’s packed with a good ratio of carbs and protein. You should aim to refuel with something that’s about a 4 to 1 or 3 to 1 carbohydrate to protein ratio. This includes things like chocolate milk, yogurt, a turkey sandwich, Clif Bars…
Or this smoothie!
Pumpkin is really good for you!
But um, why?
It’s low in calories and packed with vitamins and fiber.
I used vanilla greek yogurt for the protein in this recipe but you can use regular vanilla yogurt or another flavor that may compliment the pumpkin pie spice flavor. I love using yogurt in smoothies and other recipes because it’s has protein and probiotics. And beyond the nutrition benefits – it adds a creaminess to smoothies that makes it taste like dessert!
This is a super easy recipe you can enjoy as a light post-run meal or snack. Let me know if you try it!
Pumpkin Pie Protein Shake Recipe
- 1/3 cup pumpkin (canned, plain)
- 6 oz vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup milk (or milk of your choice)
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 2 packets sugar or stevia
- ice (4-5 big cubes)
Directions: Blend all ingredients thoroughly. (Add ice to thicken if necessary, use less ice if you want it thinner and easier to drink.)
Top with your favorite granola, nuts, whipped cream and an extra dash of pumpkin pie spice if ya like it spiced to the max.
I topped mine with nuts and extra nutmeg. There’s just something about nutmeg that makes it smell, feel, taste… like pumpkin pie!
Other Pumpkin Recipes and Tips to check out:
- Pumpkin Spice Almonds Recipe
- Super Easy Pumpkin Oatmeal Muffins
- Pumpkin Spice Granola Recipe
- Pumpkin Spice Chex Mix ‘recipe’ and random life hack
- Pumpkin Yogurt Round Up
- Best Pumpkin Spice Foods from Trader Joe’s
I am not usually a smoothie person but this just looks SO good. Maybe I’ll eb brave enough to try it. 🙂