Okay, maybe I am.
Every year since I've changed the course of my diet, I get more and more excited about winter squash season. Nothing surpasses my love of butternut, but in a pinch, I'll settle for a can of pumpkin puree any day -- and yes I know it's not really pumpkin. I don't care. It's winter squash that's already cooked and pureed for me. I'll take it!
This morning I decided to try my hand at a pumpkin smoothie for breakfast, and I'm glad I did. It was everything I needed it to be - full of protein and tasty, like fall in a cup. I sipped it all morning while getting the kids off to school and my ass to work.
Here's what I did...
Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie
Yield 1 serving
This Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie totally hits the spot for breakfast with a whopping 34g of protein!
Put all ingredients in your blender or magic bullet. Blend until smooth. Enjoy!
- If you don't have frozen banana just use one unfrozen and add a few ice cubes. It should be fine.
- I know there are flavored whey options and I've pumpkin spice but I prefer to buy unflavored so I can make any kind of smoothies I want. My favorite brand in Naked. They have unflavored versions of everything!
- Not sure what to do with the leftover pumpkin? Freeze it in 100g baggies and pull out for future smoothies when needed!
Courses Breakfast, snack
Serving Size Entire Recipe
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 1 g
Total Carbohydrates 36 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Sugars 22 g
Protein 34 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.