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Healthy Recipes

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Pumpkin Pie Protein Shake

The most-loved flavor of the year has found its way into our new favorite protein shake! Try out this fall-favorite, Pumpkin Pie Protein Shake, with 25 grams of protein, from bistroMD’s expert team of dietitians and chefs!


This simple, 1-step recipe blends all of your favorite fall flavors into a delicious pumpkin-inspired protein shake! With hints of banana, cinnamon, pumpkin and don't forget the benefits these provide, what's not to love?


Pumpkin – Pumpkin is known as the king of squash, and not just because of its size. Just half a cup of canned pumpkin contains upwards of 260% of the daily recommended amount of beta carotene and contains carotenoids that help the body protect against free radicals. A diet that is high in antioxidants can help prevent many diseases associated with aging, such as heart disease and cancer.
Cinnamon – studies have found 1 to 2 grams of cinnamon to be an effective aid in normalizing blood sugar in people with diabetes. Cinnamon can be taken as a supplement in capsule form.
Ginger – also known as the pungent healer from preventing motion sickness to soothing stomach upsets and relieving headaches. Ginger contains gingerol, a chemical structure that is similar to aspirin, which can reduce blood clotting.


Calories: 300
Protein: 25g
NET Carbohydrate: 33g


1 Small Ripe Banana
1 cup Milk (unsweetened almond, soy, cashew or cow's)
1/2 teaspoon Maple Syrup
1 serving Vanilla Protein Powder (serving depends on type, refer to nutrition panel)
1/2 cup Pumpkin Puree
1/2 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon Ginger
Ice, as needed


Add all ingredients to a blender and puree until smooth.


If you'd like to add whipped cream, try 2 tablespoons Natural, Light Whipped Cream (Additional: 30 calories, 3g carbs, 0g protein)

Written By Sydney Lappe, MS, RDN. Published on October 27, 2015. Updated on January 14, 2016.


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