Pumpkin Spice Protein Smoothie

Friday, September 10, 2021

 

Pumpkin Spice Protein Smoothie

Smoothies are a mainstay for our family. During the summer months our breakfast is a fruit smoothie. We may make fewer smoothies during the colder months but it is still fun to explore a variety of options and ingredients for smoothies. Pumpkin makes us think of the fall, pumpkin patches, the turning of the leaves and the festivities to come.

Pumpkin is also a great healthy resource to include in the recipes we make including pancakes, muffins, chilis or smoothies. Rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, pumpkin is incredibly healthy. What’s more, its low calorie content makes it a weight-loss-friendly food. Its nutrients and antioxidants can boost your immune system, protect your eyesight, lower your risk of certain cancers and promote heart and skin health. Pumpkin is very versatile and easy to add to your diet in both sweet and savory dishes. Incorporating pumpkin into your diet is a wonderful way to reap health benefits. Below is an easy recipe for a pumpkin spice protein smoothie.

Pumpkin Spice Protein Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 5 1/3 ounces nonfat plain Greek yogurt 
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 large frozen banana
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice 
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes

Directions

  1. Place all the ingredients in the blender. 
  2. Blend until smooth.

Serve immediately. 

 

Healthy Pumpkin Spice Protein Smoothie

Nutritional Information 

Serves: 1. Serving size: 1 glass. Calories: 331; Fat: 2g; Sodium: 99g; Carbohydrate: 47g; Dietary Fiber: 7g; Protein: 33g.


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