Pumpkin Protein Smoothie – Nutritious & Delicious

Pumpkin Protein Smoothie on Having Fun Saving & Cooking

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.

Pumpkin Protein Smoothie on Having Fun Saving and Cooking

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!

Pumpkin Protein Smoothie on Having Fun Saving & Cooking

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.

Pumpkin Protein Smoothie on Having Fun Saving & Cooking

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.

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Pumpkin Protein Smoothie - Nutritious & Delicious
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Recipe type: Smoothie
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Serves: 1
 
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. Place all the ingredients as listed above into your favorite blending device, I used the Nutri Ninja® Nutri Bowl™ DUO™ with Auto-iQ Boost™
  2. 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!
  3. Enjoy
Notes
*If you don't have protein powder, you can use ¾ cup non-fat Greek vanilla yogurt and add in a ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract.

Pumpkin Protein Smoothie on Having Fun Saving & Cooking

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 😉

Pumpkin Protein Smoothie on Having Fun Saving & Cooking

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!

Pumpkin Protein Smoothie on Having Fun Saving & Cooking

What are some of your favorite smoothie recipes? Have you ever added pumpkin to a smoothie?

Pumpkin Protein Smoothie on Having Fun Saving & Cooking

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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Comments

    • No, not at all! It’s a great addition to smoothies as it’s GREAT for us and that small amount doesn’t alter the taste 🙂

  1. That’s an odd mixture of foods. I’m not crazy about pumpkin. If I didn’t know what was in it, I’d probably try it and may even like it.But, knowing ahead, I already have it in my mind that I probably wouldn’t.

  2. This sounds great. I will have to try it sometime. I also put carrots and cucumber in all my smoothies, the best!

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