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We all know fall is the time of the year for pumpkin spice everything. While I am a HUGE pumpkin spice fan, many times I hesitate to indulge in the many pumpkin-y treats around because they aren’t so good for me. If a pumpkin spice treat gets its flavor from some chemical concoction rather than from, I don’t know – PUMPKIN, I’d rather pass. I’ll just make my own Pumpkin Spice Protein Smoothie with real ingredients!
The key to a great protein smoothie is finding a protein powder that works for you. I’m kind of picky about protein powders myself – I prefer not to use soy and have been cutting back on dairy so I’m also avoiding whey. With just that criteria, I’ve now eliminated quite a few of the protein powders out there. Add in that I prefer organic and you’d think there was no protein powder that fits my criteria, right? Wrong!
Orgain Protein Powder is a perfect fit.
What makes Orgain Protein Powder so great? Mainly, it is organic. This is at the heart of what Orgain is. Orgain was created by Dr. Andrew Abraham, whose own experience seeking high-quality nutrition during his cancer treatment years ago inspired him to develop delicious nutrition products with the highest quality organic ingredients.
Also, Orgain is made of plant-based proteins that aren’t soy. Orgain Protein Powder is made from organic plant-based protein including brown rice, hemp, chia, and pea proteins. And it actually tastes good and has a creamy feel, unlike some other pea protein powders I tried.
Here is my favorite fall smoothie recipe – the Pumpkin Spice Protein Smoothie. Enjoy!!
Pumpkin Spice Protein Smoothie
- 2 scoops Orgain Protein Powder - Vanilla
- 3/4 C organic canned pumpkin
- 1 C milk or milk substitute almond milk, coconut milk, etc
- 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 C ice cubes
- sprinkle of cinnamon
- Put all the ingredients in a high powered blender.
- Blend on smoothie setting or until smooth.
- Test and adjust to preferred taste and texture.
- * I prefer my smoothies less sweet so the amount of stevia in the protein powder is perfect for me, but you can add some additional stevia if you like things sweeter.
I like strawberry banana yogurt orange juice and protein powder smoothies.
Sam B. says
This looks so yummy! I like to make ice cream shakes with vanilla protein.
Shannon Baas says
I have never tried protein powder so don’t have a favorite.
Denise S says
I make a smoothie with protein powder and vanilla soy milk.
Tandi Cortez-Rios says
Fruit smoothies are my favorite thing to make with protein powder.
I like making banana smoothies =)
Tari Lawson says
My husband likes to make shakes with protein powder.
Holly C. says
I make smoothies almost every day but have never tried protein powder, this pumpkin spice smooth sounds so yummy!
Suzanne K says
I make a smoothie with spinach, banana, red grapes, protein powder and cinnamon
Ashley C says
I love to mix vanilla with coco powder and banana for a delicious chocolate shake!
I would mix in strawberries
Morgan Watson says
I like to make energy balls with protein powder. Oats, peanut butter, chocolate chips and protein powder.
Emily Benzing says
smoothies & milkshakes
Meghan B says
I like to include it in milkshakes!
Jennifer M. says
Cindy Peterson says
Banana chocolate peanut butter smoothies.
I love making pina colada smothies ! just add shredded coconut, frozen pineapple, a bit of pineapple juice, and sometimes a banana with the protein powder included makes it so filling!
tara pittman says
I would use it in a smoothie
Laura Fugate says
I like to make milkshakes with protein powder in them.
Charles-Linda Bradshaw says
I have only used milk but I think I would like to make some type of smoothie with it.
alexandra robertson says
It looks delicious! I love pumpkin anything, but am definitely trying to eat healthy so this is great! Hope to win to try it out!
alexandra robertson says
My favorite thing to make with protein powder is protein energy balls for a quick snack!
kim keithline says
I usually make a chocolate peanut butter protein shake
Protein powder is great to add into fruit smoothies.
Stephanie Galbraith says
I like to add strawberries and blend them up with my protein shake.
I am all about the smoothies. We keep lots of no sugar added frozen fruit on hand as well as celery, kale, spinach, flax seed, chia seed, cinnamon, and coconut oil.
I just make a protein shake, I haven’t ventured into using the powder in anything else.
Mary V says
My favorite is banana smoothies Thanks for the chance!
Mary Somerville says
My favorite is a protein shake, made with frozen yogurt cocoa, and coffee.
I like to make smoothies.
Jennifer Scheldberg says
I’m new to the protein mix game and I’m trying to avoid sugars so I LOVE your recipe for the pumpkin drink.
Laurie Emerson says
I like to make milkshakes with protein powder.
Lisa Davis says
I use protein powder in my breakfast smoothie.
Brian E. says
Thank You for the giveaway…I add protein powder to smoothies, sometimes sprinkle it on oatmeal with fresh fruit.
Vera K says
I make a great smoothie with protein powder, a banana, frozen strawberries and blueberries and almond milk.
My favorite smoothie is pineapple and mangoes but now I want to try the pumpkin spice…sounds YUMMY
susan smoaks says
i like to have a protein shake for breakfast
liz l says
I like to make spinach, blueberry, banana smoothies with Greek yogurt.
Donna Kozar says
strawberry smoothies are my fave
I was searching for pumpkin spice smoothie ideas and I just got my first canister of vanilla Orgain, so your recipe was the perfect find! It’s that time of year, so I may occasionally add coffee in the form of cold brew or frozen cubes for a PSL-with-protein sort of thing. Picking up a bullet blender tonight; can’t wait to try this. Thanks!
Maureen Fitzgerald says
I hope you like it!! And you will definitely love the bullet blender – I even travel with mine.