Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie

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It’s the season where recipes seem a bit upside down, since Halloween recipes are inspired by the Northern hemisphere, where warm autumn flavours are appropriate. But who can resist pumpkin pie, even when temperatures are starting to rise?

Don’t let the delicious warm and creamy flavours fool you: we’re using the most nutritious ingredients and all macronutrients, to make this a well-balanced meal, and not a guilty treat that will leave you with a sugar rush. We’ve added whey protein to sustain you longer, and you can use a vegan alternative to make this drink fully vegan.

Pumpkin Pie spice does what the name suggests: it spices up the deep flavours of the pumpkin and coconut, and gives it the unique flavour. It’s easy to make your own Pumpkin Pie spice mix, following Martha Stewart’s recipe. It’s delicious in this smoothie, and you can use it in a Pumpkin Pie Latte, and cakes (try it in a carrot cake, instead of just cinnamon).

We’ve added some spinach to this smoothie too. Not that you’ll find this in an actual Pumpkin Pie, but because it adds to the nutritional value of the meal. This little addition of greens not only adds minerals, it gives you your full dose of vitamin A and K!

Ingredients:

  • 1 Frozen Banana
  • ½ C Pumpkin Puree
  • ½ C Coconut Milk
  • ¼ C Water
  • ¼ C Frozen Spinach
  • 1 Tbsp Raw Cashews
  • 1 Tbsp Whey Protein Powder
  • 1 Tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 4 Ice Cubes
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    Directions:

    Add all ingredients to your OmniBlend jug, and blend for 1 minute, starting at low, increasing to high speed. Serve with a sprinkle of cinnamon.

    Happy Halloween!