It’s Pumpkin Season! Can I get a WHAT WHAT!? Time for this peanut butter pumpkin protein shake to enter your life.
For the next three months, I feel like I have free rein to add pumpkin to ALL THE THINGS. I want to smell it, eat it, drink, and even slather myself down from head to toe in pumpkin lotions. Because PUMPKINS, woot woot!
Yeah. I’m kinda excited.
Peanut Butter Pumpkin Protein Shake for 21 Day Fix
Soooo, I took this chance to incorporate pumpkin into my daily shake routine. And speaking of shake routines, I’ve kind of, um, shaken mine up lately with a new protein powder I’ve been using, and I think you’re going to like it.
I’m not a huge meat eater and although I like protein bars, I like that I can get fruits, veggies, and water when I make a shake. So I have one almost every day. I know protein powder can be pretty intense, especially if you’re sensitive to the chalky texture so many of them have…but I’ve sucked it up in the name of Good Health. I usually use Orgain Protein Powder or the Sprout’s brand, but you can use your favorite brand for this recipe.
Since we’re talking about Orgain, though, I just went looking for a link to share from Amazon and THEY NOW HAVE PUMPKIN SPICE flavor. I just ordered some and I’m going to make this recipe with the Pumpkin Sprice protein powder when it arrives. YUM.
I’ve been drinking lots of different shakes lately, but this might be one of my favorites. Don’t be weirded out by the peanut butter and pumpkin combo – the peanut butter gives a rich, creamy bonus to this tasty shake.
Do peanut butter and pumpkin go well together?
Let me tell you the secret to this shake.
The secret is the peanut butter. Unfortunately, peanut butter is limited on the 21 Day Fix. (sad face). So you’ll need to stick to your guns and keep those peanut butter teaspoons under control. But if you’re not on the Fix? Load up on the PB. I would recommend 2 full tablespoons (or whatever amount your current eating plan recommends). Just, ya know, peanut butter. (Speaking of peanut butter, here’s a collection of 21 Day Fix recipes that feature peanut butter).
I am a huge fan of pumpkin and peanut butter together.
If peanut butter’s not your thing (what.), then you can try this also-delicious Pumpkin Pie Protein shake.
This is for one serving. Because it has a serving of protein, a serving of fruit, healthy fats, lots of water, and can include veggies too (spinach), I use this as a meal replacement.
- 2 scoops Orgain Protein Powder in Vanilla or Pumpkin Spice (I’ve also used chocolate, just depends on what your tastebuds love and what you have in your panty, I suppose!)
- about 16 ounces of water
- about 10 ounces of ice
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter (less if you’re on the 21 Day Fix program)
- Pumpkin Pie Spice
- Greek yogurt (optional – I didn’t use it for this shake, but I have used it for others…it adds a little tang and more protein)
- Cinnamon (to garnish on top)
Peanut Butter Pumpkin Protein ShakeThis Peanut Butter Protein Shake is a great meal replacement option for the 21 Day Fix!
- 2 scoops 2 scoops vanilla or pumpkin spice protein powder
- 16 oz water
- 8-10 oz ice
- 1 c pumpkin puree
- 2 tsp peanut butter feel free to add more!
- pumpkin pie spice to taste
- 3/4 c lowfat Greek yogurt
- cinnamon to garnish
- 1 c spinach
- Add all ingredients to blender and blend well. Garnish with cinnamon if desired.
NotesThis recipe makes 1 serving. 21 Day Fix Container Counts (rounded up/down to the closest 1/4): 1 purple, 2 tsp, 1 red With the optional Gree yogurt, add 1 red. With the optional spinach, add 1 green. Have you made this recipe? Take a picture and share on Instagram or Facebook and tag @carrieelleblog!
NutritionCalories: 584kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 64gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 133mgSodium: 380mgPotassium: 907mgFiber: 9gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 38228IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 600mgIron: 4mgTried this recipe?Let us know how it was with a rating and review!
Blend well and enjoy, sprinkling cinnamon on top (some crushed walnuts or almonds might also be fun on top).
If you’re on the 21 Day Fix, this shake equals 1 red, 1 purple, and 2 teaspoons of oils/nut butters (just use less if you need to). If you add the Greek yogurt, this is bumped up to two reds. If you add spinach, add a green.
So, pumpkin lovers…rejoice! You can enjoy your pumpkin and still be making healthy choices!
You can buy Orgain Protein Powder (in Pumpkin Spice) here.
You can find a whole collection of delicious pumpkin recipes for the 21 Day Fix here.