Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie

Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie

Happy first day of Fall!!! So I live in Southern California.  The term “Seasons” is used pretty loosely around here.  If you woke up one day not knowing what time of the year it was, you couldn’t find your answer by going outside.  Chances are its in the 70s and sunny.  The way you can really determine what time of year it is here, is going into  target!!  Or any grocery store really.  Once the pumpkin cake mix and candy corn m&m’s are on the end cap, you know Fall has arrived!!  But the fact you still have to deal with heat in September, makes it kind of hard to start making pie and turning on your oven more than you have to.

Last week on my Facebook page I asked what kind of pumpkin treats my readers wanted to see on the blog.  My friend Morgan commented “Pumpkin Smoothie!!” and I got super excited.  How can you celebrate the change of season without breaking a sweat in your kitchen?  SMOOTHIES!!! And as I have been working out more lately, I thought a protein smoothie would be perfect for a post workout snack.  Let me tell you, this smoothie is so tasty and creamy it should really be called a shake… but its healthy!  I did the math and one smoothie is about 210 calories. I have the full breakdown of nutrition at the bottom of this post too!

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