Shake of the Month: Pumpkin Pie

Fall is here, and with that comes delicious pumpkin recipes in every form possible. With all that pumpkin temptation comes the inevitable sugar and refined carbohydrate storm. Here’s a way to enjoy the wonderful fall taste of pumpkin pie without the overload of sugar or processed carbs. This tastes exactly like a pumpkin milkshake!

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie



Mix in a blender:
1 scoop protein powder (whey, soy, rice, hemp)
4-6 ice cubes (or try cubes of frozen milk, soy milk, rice milk, almond milk…)
3/4c-1 1/2c water or milk (use the amount for desired consistency)
1/2c pumpkin puree (canned or fresh)
1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice (or to taste)
1 tsp ground flax seeds (optional)
Sweetener (to taste) if protein is unsweetened (honey, agave nectar, sucanat, stevia, splenda, or xylitol)

Pour and enjoy!

Calories: 248; Fat: 8g; Carbs: 15g; Fiber: 8g; Protein: 31g; Sugars: 5g *

* Values based on recipe made with Muscle Tech Whey Protein, 6 unsweetened almond milk cubes, and 1c unsweetened almond milk