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Pumpkin Pie Protein Shake
3/4 c. unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk drink
1/2 c. pumpkin (fresh or canned, fresh has more nutrients)
1-2 scoops vanilla protein powder or *Great Lakes Gelatin powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice (or nutmeg) or pumpkin pie spice recipe
1/4 tsp. of ginger spice
1 ripe banana
Few cubes of ice (not too many or it will taste watery, you can use a frozen banana in place of ice if you have one)
Blend & Enjoy.
Pumpkin pie in a glass!
You can always add a touch of raw honey if your banana isn’t ripe enough
Great Lakes Gelatin powder is an incredible way to get protein, collagen, gut healing benefits all in one. Think bone broth in powder form. It is flavorless, highly absorbable and dissolves easily in liquids. I use it everyday in my coffee and only use this as my protein powder now.
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I seriously have to try this. The picture is making me crazy!! It just looks too good. I bet Sophie would not give it back if I whip it up and let her take it for a sip. Love it!
I am loving this shake in the morning. J-man, too. It definitely gets me in the Fall spirit. Just like with any protein shake, you can tweak it to your heart’s content. I add ground flax, green pumpkin seeds, more spices some days, coconut milk beverage instead of almond milk. Have fun with it!
7 tips for organic protein powders: http://theorganicwhey.com/blog/2012/06/18/7-tips-to-choosing-the-right-organic-protein-powder/
I use Trader Joe’s Vanilla Protein Powder an Manitoba Harvest Organic Hemp Pro-Fiber.
Here’s is the hemp protein powder in vanilla: Manitoba Harvest Vanilla Hemp Protein Powder
Very helpful info on the protein powder! I’ll try it soon. Very soon!!!
Do it!! 🙂 Glad it was helpful. It’s nice, too, when I want dessert and in the mood for something cold I can throw a bunch of things I usually have in the blender + protein powder and voila! Healthy dessert. Love chocolate peanut butter ones, too. I can never get tired of those 🙂
Rama, do you have a protein powder brand/style/place to purchase that you recommend? I haven’t done anything with it, but I’m coming across more and more recipes that suggest egg white protein or other powders to bulk up the smoothie a bit. Help!!
Kierst! See above! 🙂
Vitamix arrived yesterday!!! This is our inaugural to break it in. Can’t wait!!!
Can’t.stop.making.this. SO good!!
I’m so glad you love it! Me, too!
Had this for breakfast today- it was so good! Thank you!
Kristin, you are so welcome. I will come find you on FB 🙂 Cheers to clean eating!
Hi! Wow your site has a ton of really wonderful recipes and ideas! I was starting to fall into a boring routine!! I’m so glad I stumbled across your blog!! THANKS!!!
Thanks, Brandi! Glad you found me 🙂 -Rama (rayma)
Protein shakes are always a healthy way to keep you full with healthy calories. There are many protein shakes that have toxins: http://www.yourwayorganics.com/another-concrete-reason-to-choose-organicwheyprotein-over-non-organic-wheyprotein/
I use progressive nutrition or prarie. both organic. which one did you use in this article
Hey, Mark! You are so right. If using whey, it should be grass-fed, non-denatured whey and definitely trust your source/company. The only ‘protein powder’ I actually use currently is Great Lakes grass-fed gelatin, there are so many other nutritional benefits like gelatin and collagen for joints, hair, skin, nails and I love the amino acid profile. Great for building muscles as well as healing and sealing your gut! It’s flavorless and dissolves in liquids, make sure to get the green can, the reddish orange can is for making jello and homemade gummies and such. You don’t want clumps in your shake!
Thanks for commenting!
Picked up a pumpkin from the CSA and sweet little daughter promptly dropped it. Cracked it right down the middle! That moves up the pumpkin roasting and puree timeline. Pumpkin pie protein shake for breakfast tomorrow!! Thanks for this recipe. Still love it, after all this time. <3