A few of you darling readers were excited about the mention of a Pumpkin Protein Smoothie on Monday so I thought I would share my version of the recipe. It’s SO delicious and rid me of any sugary pumpkin pie/latte/cookie cravings. Pro Tip: Make a “smoothie kit” the night before, for a grab and go breakfast.
Pumpkin Protein Smoothie
adapted from a recipe by OhSheGlows.com
1/2 cup coconut water
1/2 cup coconut milk
1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I heart Sun Warrior Brand)
1 tbsp chia seeds (these blend better when soaked overnight, see tip below)
1/2 cup pureed pumpkin
1 tbsp blackstrap molasses
1 small banana
1 1/2 teaspoons Pumpkin Pie Spice blend
A few cubes of ice
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth!
Make your smoothie kit the night before like we do for our private chef clients. Measure all the ingredients except the ice and banana into a container and keep covered in the fridge overnight. The chia seeds will soften and all you have to do in the morning is dump the kit into the blender, add a banana and ice and then press the button.
Julie & LaurenOctober 3, 2012 at 6:57 am (11 years ago)
A&O totally got me hooked on smoothies, I can not WAIT to try this one. I’m definitely over the Pumpkin Spice– tastes too fakey. You two have turned me into an au natural California girl 😉
SarahOctober 3, 2012 at 9:51 am (11 years ago)
Yum, yum, yum! I’m looking forward to tomorrow’s breakfast already.
Melissa OvadiaOctober 3, 2012 at 10:26 am (11 years ago)
My little local market was out of puree, so I got a can of organic pumpkin pie filling – (ingredients were puree, cane juice, nutmeg, cinnamon, all spice), and didn’t use the molasses or the other spices. It was delicious and so filling and not too sweet. I am so excited about this! Oh and I used almond milk instead of coconut, but I want to try it that way tomorrow.
KTOctober 5, 2012 at 4:25 pm (10 years ago)
Sounds so yummy! Def want to try when I get back to the states