Ok, so now that its finally October that means that i can put pumpkin into everything!
If you guys follow me on Instagram then you’ll see that i love making smoothies, i like to consume a good amount of protein for my first meal of the day so this is easy way to do it! Here is one of my favourite Autumn recipes incorporating vanilla protein and real pumpkin! This smoothie has over 25g of protein and is naturally low in fat, It might seem a little strange but adding pumpkin to the smoothie makes it so creamy and gives it that thick texture without having to add banana!
Pumpkin spice protein smoothie
Ingredients: Makes aprox 1 big smoothie for 1 or you can share if you’re feeling generous!
- Aprox 122g pumpkin puree* – I use this one by Libbys
- 2 cups of filtered water
- 1 & 1/2 scoops of * Vivolife Vanilla protein powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground cardamon powder
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- A pinch of all spice, ground cloves and nutmeg
- 1 tbs plant based yogurt (i used a soya one but you could almond or coconut)
- 1 tbs maple syrup
- 1 cup of ice
Add the pumpkin puree into your blender with the maple syrup, all the spices and the water first, blend and add a little more water if its too thick. Then add the protein powder and yogurt. And don’t forget the ice! Blend again till you get the desired consistency. I love mine thick so i don’t add too much liquid! Add date syrup on top and extra cinnamon!
You could make your own pumpkin puree if you have time! Or even try it with sweet potato! Let me know how it turns out!
The vanilla protein by Vivolife has quite a mild taste so it works really well with all the other spices. For a discount on the Vivolife protein use my code: unicorn fuel at the checkout.