Recipe of the Week: Pumpkin Spice Protein Smoothie

Welcome to Fall! My favorite season here in Colorado*

(*too bad it only lasts about 10 days, and then it snows).

Alas, I tend to make the most of our narrow window between 70 degrees and 7 degrees.

Welcome to Fall in Colorado

Welcome to Fall in Colorado

Fall also means pumpkin EVERYTHING!!!! Pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin candles, pumpkin Oreos (mmmmhmmmm you want to come over to the Flexible Dieting Dark Side now, don’t you?).

Yep, pumpkin is pretty great and actually pretty darn good for you. By itself anyway. It’s when you start adding all the sugar and whipped cream that things really get jacked up). Alone it’s low in calories, high in fiber and full of helpful antioxidants.

So, in honor of the season and the current national obsession, I decided to create my own protein-packed pumpkin spice smoothie ( eat your heart out, Starbucks).

*P.S: If you’re looking for a healthier alternative to the ever-popular Starbucks PSL, check out this make it yourself recipe from PopSugar Fitness 


This is one of 20 recipes you’ll find in my Fit Kitchen Recipe guide along with other helpful food prep tips and kitchen hacks. 

(Yes, I cheated and I used canned pumpkin, but I’m sure if you were feeling super crafty you could scoop and puree’ your pumpkin fresh and then roast the seeds. Apparently they’re pretty good for you too)



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All hail the mighty pumpkin spice!  

Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie 

Makes one serving


One Cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

1/2 cup canned pumpkin

1 scoop vanilla protein powder ( I used Vanilla EatSmart protein by Isatori)

1 tsp pumkin pie spice

1-2 drops stevia

2-3 ice cubes

Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth.

Top with additional pumpkin pie spice if desired and/ or low fat whipped cream

Nutrition information: cal: 220 carbs: 18g Protein: 22g Fat: 7g Fiber: 6g

Want more recipes like this? Check out my Fit Kitchen Recipe Guide

Want more recipes like this? Check out my Fit Kitchen Recipe Guide







What are some of your favorite pumpkin containing foods? Post yours in the comments below

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