This pumpkin pie protein shake recipe is a lifesaver for me. When I am craving something sweet, or one of those fancy-pants pumpkin lattes from you know where I make myself one of these and shop for bikinis.
Be sure to use either fresh pumpkin that you’ve roasted yourself or a well known brand like Libby’s. Since it’s the main flavor you want it to be as intense as possible.
Pumpkin is great for you and doesn’t’ add many carbs. What it does add is lots and lots of vitamin A. You can make it with water for more of a pumpkin pie flavor or cold coffee for a pumpkin frappe. Either way it’s good stuff!
Pumpkin Pie Protein Shake
- 2 scoops Isopure Vanilla shake powder or your favorite vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon of cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon of ginger
- freshly grated nutmeg for the top
- 1/4 cup pumpkin
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream
- 1/2 cup ice
- 1 cup water or cold coffee
- Stevia powder to taste or your favorite sweetener
- Mix on high speed in the blender until thick and smooth
I really like protein shakes. They are easy, fast, and they seem to stick with me longer than other foods. The Isopure shakes (affiliate link) are the best that I have tried (believe me I have tried a lot of them!) and have a great texture and flavor. The vanilla is perfect for using as a base to make your favorite flavors, like this pumpkin pie shake.
I have been known to add some rum or bourbon to the shake. It makes a great party beverage!
I think autumn is one of the most difficult times of the year to low carb, if for no other reason than it is full of high carb comfort food where ever you go. I don’ t know about you but the smell of apple pie, pumpkin bread, spice cake, and other desserts can drive me nuts. One thing I do is to take those flavors and try to make a shake out of them. It helps me get the flavor without the carbs.
For example, a vanilla shake made with a little cream cheese, vanilla, and cinnamon tastes like cinnabon. You can use all sorts of sugar free coffee syrups to make unique flavors for your shakes.
What are some of your favorite autumn flavors? Let me know in the comment section below.