Smoothies don’t have to be just for breakfast – they also make a great post-workout treat. The next time you finish working up a sweat, blend up this pumpkin pie smoothie to help with your recovery. It’s a great source of protein and carbohydrates, which are ideal after a workout to help repair muscles, replenish glycogen stores, and prevent muscle soreness. And the pumpkin pie flavor is so delicious, you could mistake it for the real thing!
- ½ cup canned pumpkin puree
- ½ banana, sliced and frozen
- ½ tsp. pumpkin spice
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1 cup almond milk
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
Optional: If you prefer a thicker smoothie, add some ice before you blend.
Calories: 260; Carbs: 36g; Fat: 6g; Protein: 23g; Sodium: 226mg; Sugar: 20g; Fiber: 6g
What are some of your favorite smoothie recipes that incorporate fall flavors? Share them with us in the comments!