With the arrival of Fall I have been craving pumpkins. Mostly I want some of my mom’s homemade pumpkin cake with cream cheese frosting but me left alone during the day with that cake is a recipe for disaster. So I got creative and adapted my post workout shake to make it pumpkin flavored instead. Delish!
Pumpkin Pie Protein Shake
1 Cup almond milk
1 scoop vanilla protein powder (no soy!)
1/2 cup pumpkin
1 half banana
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice or a sprinkling of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice
A handful of ice cubes
Blend together and enjoy!
I used banana because I almost always choose fruit to sweeten stuff before using a processed sweetener but I could have used coconut sugar in this. I couldn’t even taste the banana though, so it worked for me. I also highlighted that I chose a no soy protein powder. It has nothing to with taste… I just detest unfermented soy products. Most protein powders have soy, so be on the lookout if you also avoid soy. Enjoy!