Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie
When your best friend goes to Jamba Juice and gets a pumpkin pie protein smoothie with almond milk and you think about that protein smoothie for 2 weeks straight…you make yourself a gosh damn pumpkin pie smoothie at home, by yourself, watching the cooking channel, while cleaning. Because well, homemade is always better. And hella cheaper. Gotta pinch my pennies where I can. Amirightoramiright?
Sooooo are you guys as addicted to Narcos as I am? I can’t stop watching it. Then I dream about it. Which means my dreams have a lot of guns in them. Am I an idiot for not knowing the full story of Pablo Escobar? This is what I knew about him: he was big into drugs. But I have friends that are big into drugs too and there are no shows written about them. Why didn’t they teach us this crazy sh*t in history classes? I would have kicked ass at those tests. Every single episode I’m in shock at what he did and what he got away with. And that he had so much money that he needed to bury some of it. Bury. I guess it’s true though, mo’ money, mo’ problems. That’s where the saying came from, huh?
Are you guys on this whole buyingallyourchristmaspresentsbeforehalloween train? I HATE buying gifts for the holidays. The pressure of finding the perfect gift every.single.year is too much for me. So then I don’t buy anything and tell my friends that my love should be enough. It’s not. I have no friends. Why can’t people just say, “Hey friend, what’s your budget? Cool, buy me this.” and it still be considered a thoughtful gift? Those rules should be written somewhere. Especially since we are having Christmas at our new house this year. That means I have to think of thoughtful gifts, make food for everyone AND think of fun activities to keep the family entertained. This is too much pressure. I can’t. I just can’t.
Are there any Nebraska people reading this? I need your help. I’m heading to Omaha next week. Got any good restaurants out there for me to try? We are trying to figure out things to do and all I can think of is food. Obviously.Print
Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie
- Yield: 2 1x
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon Primal Palate Pumpkin Pie spice
- 1 heaping scoop Vanilla Primal Fuel
- Place all ingredients in a blender.
- Puree until smooth.
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41 thoughts on “Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie”
Every year I say I’m going to shop early and then… I don’t. I’m dreaming of starting my shopping soon. Dream big!
I’m in Omaha! There is a Muscle Maker Grill out in West Omaha for paleo options.
Also Stokes is a super yummy restaurant! There is one in Old Market (downtown) and one mid-Omaha.
Hmmm…where are you staying and what type of food are you looking for?
BTW – I’m totally trying this smoothie today! I’ve been looking for a good one and actually have everything on hand.
we will be in the boys town area…at least i think that’s what it’s called! and really any delicious food!
Omaha-Blatt beer and table, Over Easy, Market House, Blue, Lot 2, Taita, Benson Brewery, Plank
Omaha Restaurants: Over Easy (breakfast, lunch), Kitchen Table (lunch, dinner), Block 16 (lunch, Th-Sat dinner, too), V Mertz (dinner), The Grey Plume (dinner). Have fun in Omaha!
You must go to the Old Market in downtown Omaha! It’s so quaint and adorable with some unique shops. Also, it has an amazing sushi restaurant….Blue Sushi. The bees knees. I frequented it quite regularly while I was there for college. So good!
Welcome to Nebraska!! I second all the places Bridget mentioned. Hope you have a great time exploring!
This smoothie looks so creamy and thick and I can’t believe how simple the ingredients are! Pumpkin for the win!
yay! so glad you liked it!
This shake was so delicious. I made it exactly like the recipe and it was perfect. I was skeptical that this would actually serve 2 people but WOW I had this 3 hours ago and am still full. MUST TRY 🙂
it’s super filling huh?! so glad you liked it!
Juli, Surprisingly there are tons of great dining options In Omaha! Some of my faves are Dario’s, Pitch, Plank and Avoli. Hope you have a good time here!
YAY! thanks for all the recommendations! i’ll definitely be trying one of these!
Old Market has some great food! Tap House burger joint is amazing! And Blue Sushi & Sake! If anything, there’s always PF Changs with lots of gluten free options 🙂
Hey I’m from Nebraska, but heading out to Colorado this weekend! Guess we’re switching places! I loove Omaha Old Market..in my opinion, it’s home to the best food in town! For some amazing burgers, I’d go to Tap House or Block16! Over Easy and Wheatfields have some bomb breakfast! And if you’re feelin Asian, I love Blue Sushi, plus there’s always PF Changs with lots of gluten free options! Hope that helped! 🙂
Can I use any vanilla protein powder
absolutely. just know that every protein powder taste a little different so it may taste different than mine
Thanks Juli. I don’t have yours to compare it to but I made it yesterday and it came out great. Today I added some nutmeg. Thanks for the yummy recipes.
I’ve never tried protein powder before, I will get the same kind you use but do you think it will mess with my stomach? The recipe only calls for a scoop but like I said I’ve never tried it before so just wanted to ask your opinion 🙂
formula doesn’t mess with my stomach, that’s why i use it and recommend it! i have no idea what it will do to your stomach though…
hey juli! in your opinion are there any good alternatives to frozen bananas for smoothies? it’s times like these i really wish i could eat them, as they are, the perfect smoothie ingredient. 🙁
my pumpkin frappe in my book i think is the best way to do it. you can blend in ice instead of a banana, but it will get watery. but if you use the recipe in my book, you don’t get that watery texture!!
oh my gosh! I’ve been looking for a good pumpkin smoothie recipe. Especially because most days I only have time for a smoothie.
Can’t wait to try it.
This looks amazing! But im concerned of the whey protein you used. It contains dairy, guargum, artificial sugars etc all which I thought are not paleo. I can not consume fillers and dairy and sugar is there any other proteins that you recoomend besides hydrolyzed collagen which i use.
i don’t have any for you, but i’m sure you could find some with a little google searching!
Ora Organics Vegan Protein Powder is what I use, gluten free and no sugars, no dairy….I used it for 3 years so far SOOO good. Especially with Julie’s chcolate blueberry smoothie I used this protein powder in it. I am on a very strict diet. I promise you will love Ora Organics 🙂
And, update: tried Ora Organics Vanilla Powder tonight with this recipe, I was in HEAVEN!! Now I won’t have to make pumpkin pie all the time hehee 🙂
Do you have any suggestions for what brand of almond milk to use? I’m dying to try this out!
i make my own, i have recipe for it in my new book Juli Bauer’s Paleo Cookbook, but if you are going to buy some, just find the brand with the least amount of additives in it
Made this yesterday and OMG! Ha, the name of your blog… it’s all hitting me now!!! Anyway it was amazing!! I did it without the banana since i didn’t have any at home and it was soooooo good, I many never add the banana to it!! Love this!!!
glad you loved it!!
So going to try this! For those of you who can’t eat bananas, half an avocado makes for an amazing smoothie. It’s an awesome healthy fat, and makes the smoothie so thick, smooth, and creamy. I much prefer it to bananas 🙂
I am allergic to both banana and avocado, would you happen to know of a different substitute?
Looks like a yummy smoothie! How did it compare to Jamba Juice??
i like mine better honestly, but isn’t homemade always a little better?!
I made this tonight without the protein powder, so not sure what it would taste like with it but….. a drum roll please, this was fantastic. I had all the ingredients except the powder so that made it even better. Num num.
I’m sipping on one of these as I type. It is damn delightful and literally takes 3 minutes to make. Which is great for lazy people, like me.
do you make your own pumpkin puree or store bought?
i usually just use store bought because i’m lazy, but do whatever works for you!!
Well this was fucking amazing.
yessssss! glad you liked it!