Pumpkin Protein Smoothie – Nutritious & Delicious
I have a new smoothie recipe for you all! I know, I know, it’s been awhile, but I have been enjoying my Smoothie Freezer Packs lately and added with some travel, I just haven’t had to make any new creations. Until now. And since it’s Fall, I decided to get really crazy and make a PUMPKIN SMOOTHIE. I am not talking a milkshake that is loaded with a million calories, although I wouldn’t mind trying one of those one day 😉 I am talking about a nutritious and delicious SMOOTHIE.
Did you know that pumpkin is actually really good for us? Pumpkin is loaded with Vitamin A and Vitamin C, has a ton of fiber, it’s low in calories, pumpkin has carotenoids – which is good for our skin, and it is loaded with the refueling nutrient potassium – so this smoothie also makes for a wonderful post-workout drink!
Yes, there are some veggies added into this smoothie, you all know that I toss in carrots and cucumbers into just about every single smoothie I make because not only are they good for us and give us an added dose of nutrients, but they don’t compromise the overall taste and flavor of the smoothie.
Now, here is my Pumpkin Protein Smoothie Recipe, be sure to Print It and Pin It so that you can make it again and again.
- 5-6 baby carrots
- 4-5 slices of cucumber
- ½ banana
- ½ cup pumpkin puree
- 4 ice cubes
- 4 - 6 oz of skim milk
- 1 scoop your favorite vanilla protein powder
- ¼ teaspoon turmeric
- ¼ teaspoon chia seeds
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- Place all the ingredients as listed above into your favorite blending device, I used the Nutri Ninja® Nutri Bowl™ DUO™ with Auto-iQ Boost™
- Blend until smooth - with the Nutri Ninja Auto iQ, I just hit the button "SMOOTHIE" it actually stops when it's done, no guess work!
I hope you enjoy this Pumpkin Protein Smoothie as much as I do!
I have been a fan of Nutri Ninja for years and am loving that DUO gives me the option to make my smoothies and so much more! Be on the look out for another recipe soon 😉
At the touch of a button, you can bring together a diverse selection of fresh ingredients all in one bowl creating a variety of snacks, meals & treats. I love that the Nutrient Extraction unlocks hidden nutrients by breaking ingredients down, creating delicious, nutrient-rich juices and smoothies. So, I am getting the most out of what I am making!
What are some of your favorite smoothie recipes? Have you ever added pumpkin to a smoothie?
While I did receive the Nutri Ninja Nutri Bowl DUO with Auto-iQ Boost for review, all opinions and this recipe are my own.
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