It happens every fall and it never seems to get old – people go wild for pumpkin-flavored everything, from cupcakes to soup. If you've jumped on the pumpkin train – and really, who could blame you – here's an excellent pumpkin protein smoothie recipe to incorporate into your fall repertoire for a delightful breakfast or after-workout boost:
1/2 cup of pure canned pumpkin (unsweetened, not pie filling)
Put all of the ingredients in the blender, mix until smooth and enjoy!
There are also several variations to try to customize this recipe. Rather than adding a bunch of spices, some people like to substitute VeganSmart All-In-One Nutritional Shake – Chai for the vanilla powder to spice it up! Another option is to make the shake heartier and sweeter using a slightly overripe banana, or getting your grains in by blending in 1/2 cup of oats. The pumpkin and protein are the important parts, so add whatever you like to make it the smoothie your own!