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Pumpkin Spice Protein Shake

5 minutes
1 shake

Get ready for a flavorful fall adventure with our Pumpkin Spice Protein Shake. Protein-packed and bursting with pumpkin goodness, this creamy shake will make you fall in love with autumn all over again.

Pumpkin Spice Protein Shake
Get ready for a flavorful fall adventure with our Pumpkin Spice Protein Shake. Protein-packed and bursting with pumpkin goodness, this creamy shake will make you fall in love with autumn all over again.

Imagine a crisp autumn day, leaves rustling, and the scent of pumpkin spice in the air. Fall has a way of bringing warmth and comfort to our hearts, and what better way to celebrate this season than with a Pumpkin Spice Protein Shake?

The Pumpkin Spice Protein Shake is a fall-inspired beverage that marries the beloved flavors of pumpkin and spices with the goodness of protein. It’s like sipping on a slice of pumpkin pie, but with an added protein boost to keep you energized throughout the day.

This delightful concoction combines the best of both worlds – the cozy flavors of pumpkin pie and the nourishment of a protein-packed shake.

Pumpkin Spice Protein Shake

Why You’ll Love this Recipe

Now, you might be wondering, “Why should I try this Pumpkin Spice Protein Shake?”

Well, picture this: You’re wrapped in a warm blanket, watching the leaves change colors, and sipping on a creamy, spiced concoction that tastes like fall in a glass.

This recipe offers you the perfect blend of nostalgia and nutrition. It’s like a hug for your taste buds and a high-five for your health.


Let’s take a closer look at what you’ll need to whip up this delightful Pumpkin Spice Protein Shake:

  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder: This is your secret weapon for adding creaminess and a protein punch to your shake.
  • 10 oz unsweetened almond milk: Almond milk provides a silky base for your shake without adding unnecessary calories.
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin purée: The star of the show, pumpkin purée brings that signature fall flavor and a velvety texture to the shake.
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice: This spice blend is the heart and soul of your shake, giving it that unmistakable autumnal aroma.
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract: Vanilla extract adds a sweet, aromatic twist that balances the pumpkin’s earthy notes.
  • 1 cup ice: Ice is essential for achieving that perfect shake consistency, making it cool, refreshing, and satisfying.

Substitutions & Additions

Feeling a bit adventurous? Here are some substitutions and additional ingredients to customize your Pumpkin Spice Protein Shake:

  • Sweet Tooth Swap: If you prefer a sweeter shake, add a touch of honey or maple syrup. Just remember to adjust your sweetness to taste.
  • Dairy Lovers Unite: Swap almond milk for regular milk or even Greek yogurt for an extra creamy texture.
  • Vegan Vibes: Opt for a plant-based protein powder to keep this shake completely vegan-friendly.
  • Nutty Twist: Elevate the nuttiness by tossing in a handful of toasted pecans or walnuts.

Equipment Needed for Pumpkin Spice Protein Shake

How to Make this Recipe

Now, let’s embark on our pumpkin spice journey! Creating this delightful Pumpkin Spice Protein Shake is as easy as pie – pumpkin pie, that is. Here’s how you do it:

In a blender, toss in all the ingredients we’ve listed above – the vanilla protein powder, unsweetened almond milk, pumpkin purée, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla extract, and ice.

Now, blend away! Let the blender work its magic until your shake reaches a velvety smooth consistency.

Once your shake is ready, pour it into a glass. Don’t forget to use your fanciest glassware; presentation counts!

Now, it’s time for the best part – enjoy your Pumpkin Spice Protein Shake immediately! Sip, savor, and soak in the flavors of fall.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Here are a few tips to ensure your Pumpkin Spice Protein Shake turns out perfectly every time:

  • Room Temperature Pumpkin: If you want a smoother blend, allow the pumpkin purée to come to room temperature before blending. This prevents any potential clumps.
  • Ice Control: Adjust the amount of ice to suit your preferred thickness. More ice for a thicker shake, less for a lighter one.
  • Whipped Cream Wonderland: For an extra indulgent treat, top your shake with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
Pumpkin Spice Protein Shake

Serving Suggestions

This Pumpkin Spice Protein Shake is a star on its own, but here are some delightful pairing suggestions:

  • Fall Breakfast Bliss: Enjoy it alongside a warm bowl of oatmeal topped with toasted nuts and a drizzle of honey.
  • Sweet Treat Supper: Serve it as a dessert with a slice of pumpkin pie or a plate of cinnamon-spiced cookies.

Storage Suggestions

While this shake is best enjoyed fresh, you can refrigerate any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 24 hours. Just give it a good shake before sipping.

Pumpkin Spice Protein Shake

Recipe FAQ

Can I use fresh pumpkin instead of pumpkin purée? Absolutely! Roast, purée, and chill fresh pumpkin for a homemade twist.

Is there a dairy-free alternative to vanilla protein powder? Yes, there are plenty of plant-based protein powders available, such as pea, soy, or rice protein.

Can I make this shake ahead of time for a quick breakfast? While it’s best fresh, you can prepare the ingredients the night before and blend them in the morning for a speedy breakfast.

As the leaves change color and the air turns crisp, our Pumpkin Spice Protein Shake is your perfect companion for embracing the magic of fall. With its comforting blend of pumpkin, spices, and protein, it’s a sip of nostalgia in every glass.

Whether you’re starting your day or treating yourself to a cozy evening, this shake is your ticket to indulgence and nourishment rolled into one. So go ahead, blend up a taste of autumn, and relish in the joy of fall flavors!

Now, who’s ready for a taste of fall in a glass? Gather your ingredients, fire up the blender, and let the pumpkin-spiced goodness flow. Cheers to a season filled with warmth, flavor, and the Pumpkin Spice Protein Shake!

Pumpkin Spice Protein Shake

Pumpkin Spice Protein Shake

4.35 from 61 votes
Get ready for a flavorful fall adventure with our Pumpkin Spice Protein Shake. Protein-packed and bursting with pumpkin goodness, this creamy shake will make you fall in love with autumn all over again.
Yield 1 shake
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes



  • Add all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth.
  • Pour into glass and enjoy immediately!
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