I just finished making some pumpkin cream cheese muffins for a bake sale at work. It’s the most excitement we’ve had in the office in months! For me anyway. I got the email and knew immediately I was in. All proceeds are are going to charity. Can’t beat that!
With the leftover pumpkin puree I got thinking about pie but it’s a bit too early to start making one of those. Around Thanksgiving I’m good for making at least three pumpkin pies. I need to pace myself! So I went with a shake instead. A drinkable pumpkin pie sweetened with just a hint of maple syrup.
Like a lot of people, I make all of my smoothies and shakes with unsweetened Almond Milk. Only 40 calories in a cup and zero sugar. Which is nice because I’m going to get my fill of sugar real soon!
A pumpkin pie protein shake is great on the go. Especially when you use a single serve blender. Whether it’s breakfast or just a quick pick me up. It’s filling, full of protein and fiber and perfectly spiced! It’s going to get us by until pie time. I’ll be back with that later!
- 1½ cups cold unsweetened almond milk
- 1 small ripe banana
- ½ cup pumpkin puree
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1 scoop protein powder
- Ice and maple syrup to taste. I used a tsp of maple syrup.
- Blend all the ingredients together in a blender.
- Serve immediately.
This post was sponsored by Almond Breeze. Photos, recipe and opinions are my own.