Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Clean Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

So I have a confession- I'm obsessed with anything pumpkin! Well apple, too, for that matter. I went on a pumpkin binge at Trader Joe's last week, which included organic pumpkin purée.

I've been trying to figure out how I wanted to use the purée. Getting onto my trusty Pinterest, I've now found a crazy amount of clean options and I couldn't be happier! 

This morning I decided to try a new take on a protein shake. And oh my, is it delicious! It tastes so bad for you but it's not. Such a great option if you are trying to keep healthy but are desperate for some of that yummy pumpkin that's all around this time of year. 

1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tsp (or more to taste!) pumpkin pie spice 
1/2 cup pumpkin purée
1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
4-6 ice cubes 

Blend together and you will have the perfect guilt free pumpkin treat!

Don't have protein powder? Try substituting a banana or 1 cup of greek yogurt. You may need to add just a tiny bit of vanilla extract to taste. Personally, I like it best with a banana, but I've been trying to up my protein intake hence the whey powder. 

What are some of your favorite fall recipes? 


  1. This sounds super yummy! Thanks for sharing!

    1. It's a good option for breakfast or a snack, and fast! :)

  2. Oh yum! This looks SO good. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!


    1. Definitely satisfies the pumpkin cravings!