I’m seriously still in shock that it’s already October. It feels like it should be June or January, or 2001. Doesn’t it?
Fortunately, October is one of our favorite months in Austin. The air gets a little cooler. The breeze get a little stronger. You actually need a sweater on some days, if only for a couple hours in the morning. And boots become a thing again! This is big.
Plus one more amazing change that happens every October: pumpkin spice and all the pumpkin goodness.
Oh, how I love the pumpkin season of Fall. I could enjoy pumpkin spice all day every day.
Give it to me with this healthy pumpkin spice latte, pumpkin raisin bread, fresh pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin frozen yogurt, and – yep, THIS pumpkin cheesecake protein smoothie. (Told ya I heart pumpkin spice)
Because pumpkin spice + cheesecake + protein smoothie = my life goals. For realz.
So much goodness, yet healthy and high in protein. Woot.
I’ve mentioned before that Dustin and I enjoy a yummy protein smoothie pretty much every morning for breakfast and sometimes, as a meal replacement. Mainly, this is true for the following reasons:
- less than 10 minutes to make
- easy to grab and go
- high in protein and nutrients
- super yummers <— I mean we’re talking about a pumpkin cheesecake protein shake right here, folks. yes.
- cheap (especially if you buy your protein in bulk)
Basically: protein smoothies rock. Plus cheesecake.
If you’re looking to add more easy, healthy and delicious protein smoothies into your routine, check out some of my FAVES:
- Chocolate, Banana & Peanut Butter Protein Shake
- Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Protein Shake
- Banana Protein Shake
- Almond Butter, Chocolate & Coffee Bean Protein Shake
- Green Protein Smoothie
- Strawberry Protein Shake
Pumpkin Cheesecake Protein Smoothie
I told ya we like our protein shakes and smoothies. And pumpkin spice. And cheesecake.
All good things.
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 banana frozen
- 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
- 2 tbsp plain greek yogurt
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp pure maple syrup
- 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp allspice
- 1/8 tsp ground cloves
- 1/8 tsp ground ginger
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
Add the unsweetened almond milk, frozen banana, pumpkin puree, plain greek yogurt, ground cinnamon, pure maple syrup, ground nutmeg, allspice, ground cloves, ground ginger, and a scoop of protein powder into a blender.
If you find your shake is too thick, you can always add some more almond milk, little by little or a little bit of ice to get it thicker, if necessary.
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5 thoughts on “Pumpkin Cheesecake Protein Smoothie”
Where does the cheesecake come from?
I’m guessing the plain yogurt gives a similar tang to cream cheese/cheesecake. I’ve seen cheesecake-style smoothie recipes that use cottage cheese instead. Depending on how cheesecakey you want it to taste you could double up and try both ingredients!
This is AMAZING!!!!! 🙂
The spices are overwhelming, and I LOVE pumpkin spice everything. I tried to add more of the other ingredients to balance it out but that did not work either.
We should totally make this again.
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