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This smooth and creamy smoothie is great for breakfast, snacks and even a light lunch. Don't throw out that leftover pumpkin, make a smoothie and enjoy!

Course Breakfast, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword protein smoothie, pumpkin smoothie, smoothie
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Author pam

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened plain or vanilla almond milk
  • 1/4 cup pure pumpkin puree, the can should only say pumpkin, not pumpkin pie filling add more if you want
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 scoop your favorite vanilla protein powder
  • optional sweetener of choice if you like your smoothies on the sweet side. 1 tsp maple syrup or a small packet of stevia or monk fruit. Any no calorie sweetener works.
  • aerosol whipped cream, optional
  • optional add-ins for a nice variety would be a few dark chocolate chips or cacao nibs for added texture. Also vanilla yogurt is a good way to add a boost of calcium.

Instructions

  1. 1. place all ingredients except whipped cream into a blender. Whirl on low at first. If needed stop and mix around if the ice gets stuck. You may need to add a drop of almond milk. After whirling for about 30 seconds, turn to high and continue to whirl until smooth, thick, and creamy. Up to 1 minutes should be good.

    2. Pour into a large glass or cup, top with whipped cream if using and a dash of cinnamon and sip away!