If you love all things pumpkin spice, especially this time of the year, then you have to try this recipe for my favorite pumpkin protein smoothie! It's the perfect post workout smoothie that's good for you, easy and delicious and will give you all the Fall feels!!
A lot of people probably only think of pumpkin when it comes to dishes that aren't the healthiest, like pumpkin pie or a pumpkin spice latte. But did you know pumpkin is actually a superfood? It is high in vitamin A, vitamin C, and beta-carotene. Pumpkins are also loaded with antioxidants - which have been shown to protect your skin from sun damage and lower your risk for cancer! Truly a SUPER food! I try to incorporate foods like this into meals and snacks as often as I can. Adding this simple ingredient to a smoothie or oatmeal will give you an amazing nutrient boost!
Pumpkin Protein Smoothie:
- 1 Frozen Banana
- A dash of Cinnamon, All Spice and Nutmeg (or pumpkin pie spice if you have it)
- 1 Cup Your Favorite Milk (I love to use almond milk)
- 1 Cup Pumpkin, Canned
- 1 Scoop of Your Favorite Protein (I like an unflavored or vanilla)
- EVER BETTER™ Pumpkin Spice Joy Protein Cookie Bites
Protein is such an important factor when it comes to having a healthy eating lifestyle!! It helps our muscles, bone, skin and tissue rebuild or repair, it helps us to maintain a healthy weight, is good for brain function, and more. I love to use Rejuvenate ready to drink as my protein of choice because it's proven to be more effective than protein alone.
I hope you all enjoy this pumpkin protein smoothie as much as I do! I love to mix it up after a long walk or workout or even have it as a light breakfast.
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Pumpkin Protein Smoothie Video Transcript:Happy fall everybody! Today I'm gonna show you how to make my favorite pumpkin protein smoothie. It's so good for you and it tastes so great. So all you'll need is a frozen banana, some cinnamon, all spice and nutmeg all together, I put a little almond milk, some canned pumpkin. So good for you. Vitamin A vitamin C and your favorite protein. Mine is plain. I always start with a little bit of my almond milk, then the frozen banana, and then you'll put in all spices. The cinnamon, all spice, nutmeg. And then I love a really good plant protein. I just put a couple of spoonfuls and then a whole cup of pumpkin. This is right out of a can, but it's so good for you. Okay. And then all you do is mix it up And it's so delicious. Pour it in a glass. Yes. Oh, Yum. And then I top it off with my favorite EVER BETTER™ Pumpkin Spice, Joy. Mm. And there you have a wonderful protein drink made with pumpkin. Yay. Happy fall, everybody!