Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie

Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie - Mimi's Fit Foods

I hope you all had a fun and safe Halloween!  Now we get to look forward to Thanksgiving.  What better way to do so than with Pumpkin Pie, I ask?

Here’s a great way to get your protein shake in while TOTALLY appreciating the flavors of pumpkin pie!  It’ll make you feel all cozy on a fall or winter day.  The smoothie surprisingly tastes a whole lot like pumpkin pie and leaves you with that sweet and decadent flavor.  I gotta admit that my favorite part of the smoothie is the the chunks of graham crackers found throughout.  I love the flavor and the crunch.

I’m so happy that I’ve found a way to enjoy pumpkin pie in a healthy and balanced nutrition sort-of-way.  Enjoy!

Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie
Adapted from Little Inspiration

1/4 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 cup low fat milk (I used organic, 1%)
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder (100 calories, 15g Protein)
1 cup crushed ice
1/2 graham cracker (or 2 sections), crushed (crumbs for topping)

Put canned pumpkin, milk, cinnamon, and protein powder in blender.  Blend until well-combined and smooth (about 1-2 minutes).  Add ice and blend again until smooth.  Top with graham cracker crumbs.

Serves 1.

Nutritional Information
Calories:  209.8
Protein:  20.2g
Carbs:  24.9g
Fat:  3.7g (1.5g = Sat.)
Fiber:  5.3g
Sugars:  13g

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