‘Tis the season for anything and everything pumpkin. It should be no surprise to anyone that I created a pumpkin themed protein shake. This year has been ridiculous with my pumpkin obsession. I just can’t seem to get enough of that stuff! This shake was literally like a pumpkin pie in liquid form. I just threw the ingredients in the blender and hoped for the best. I lucked out because this one is one of my favorites. Whatever you do, DO NOT mix in spinach to this shake. I tried making it with spinach and it was horrible. It tasted like dirt. Possibly one of the worst protein shakes I’ve had since switching to egg white protein. Save the spinach for other protein shakes that are spinach friendly. This one was definitely NOT one of those shakes.
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1 cup almond milk (or any milk you prefer)
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1 tbsp. psyllium husks
1 cup ice cubes
Throw the ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth. Pour in the biggest glass you have as it will make a little over 16 oz. of delicious goodness. For a creamier shake, you can add 1 tbsp. of coffee creamer, half and half, or heavy whipping cream. I will add Coffee Mate Sweet Cream sugar free creamer to add that “whipped cream” essence to the shake. I know those options aren’t considered “clean foods” but they sure taste yummy in moderation! You can omit the psyllium husks if you don’t like them. I add them to add extra fiber and it thickens up the shake.
I didn’t add the calories or macros as yours will vary depending on the ingredients that you use. Mine came out to approximately 270 calories and the protein grams were over 25.