This is going to be my new go-to fall breakfast and post-workout treat. This smoothie is delicious and so good for you! I love anything seasonal, and pumpkin spice is my weakness. I’m coming to realize though that most things pumpkin spice aren’t that nice….for your waistline. I have been experimenting with healthy recipes to get my pumpkin fix, so voilà here you go!
The first time I made it, I didn’t use spinach. It tasted great but was a little too sweet for me. When I added the spinach to make it a green smoothie, my taste buds were like WAM BAM THANK YOU MA’AM! The greens added such a nice flavor and cut the sweetness a bit.
I used HIT Core Athlete protein powder in the pumpkin spice flavor. You NEED to get this! I was hesitant to try it because many protein powders upset my stomach but the taste is amazing and I haven’t had any stomach issues with it. (25 grams of protein, 130 calories) If you don’t have pumpkin spice protein (because really, who does) try the recipe with vanilla protein powder + 2 tbs pumpkin + 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice.
1 scoop HIT pumpkin spice protein powder
1 small banana
1 tbs natural peanut butter
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
2 large handfuls of spinach
Blend the almond milk and spinach till liquid, then blend the rest. Add more or less almond milk and ice depending on how thick you want your smoothie.