Pumpkin Pie Protein, a NutriBullet Smoothie Recipe, is a delicious and healthy protein shake tribute to the traditional Thanksgiving dessert. Sweet banana, peaches, pineapple, and, of course, pumpkin combine with creamy almond milk, seasonal allspice, and cinnamon to form the perfect pumpkin pie filling, with vanilla protein powder a flavorful but healthy whipped cream substitute. Time to sit back in your chair, unbutton your pants, and let someone else do the dishes!
What Is In The Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie From NutriBullet?
The NutriBullet Pumpkin Pie Protein smoothie ingredients are banana, peaches, pineapple, pumpkin puree, almond milk, allspice, cinnamon, and vanilla whey protein powder.
Bananas – Bananas are very healthy, readily available, and one of the least expensive fruits you can buy. They have relatively few calories, are rich in nutrients such as vitamin C and potassium, are full of potent antioxidants including flavonoids and animes, and are high in dietary fiber. Studies have shown that bananas can improve insulin sensitivity and may improve kidney health.
Peaches – Peaches are a small fuzzy fruit that originated in China approximately 8,000 years ago. The are extremely rich in antioxidants, including carotenoids, caffeic acid, and polyphenols. Peaches have widely been studied for their ability to reduce the risk of several cancers, prevent tumor growth, and protect the skin from UV damage.
Pineapples – Pineapples are popular tangy tropical fruit that, surprising to most, originated in South America, not Hawaii. They are absolutely loaded with antioxidants and nutrients, including a ridiculously high amount of vitamin C (1 serving = 131% of the recommended daily intake), manganese, vitamin B6, and thiamin. Pineapples also contain a significant amount of the digestive enzymes bromelain that can help fight pancreatic cancer.
Pumpkins – Pumpkins are highly nutritious winter squash that are native to North America. They are absolutely packed with vitamin A, and provide significant amounts of vitamin B2, vitamin C, vitamin E, and potassium. Pumpkins are known to boost your immune system, protect against age-related eyesight loss, and lower your risk of certain cancers. [Amazon]
Almond Milk – Almond milk is a popular nut-based milk replacement that is naturally lactose-free, dairy-free, and completely vegan. It has a surprisingly diverse set of nutrients, including significant amounts of vitamin D, vitamin E, and calcium. Almond milk is also a heart-healthy beverage for those interested in lowering their cholesterol.
Allspice – Allspice is a seasoning made from the dried, unripe berries of the Jamaican pimenta plant that tastes like a combination of cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and pepper. It is rich in beneficial plant compounds such as ericifolin, eugenol, gallic acid, and quercition. Allspice is widely used for its anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antiviral properties. [Amazon]
Cinnamon – Cinnamon is an ancient spice that has been used medicinally for thousands of years. It is high in powerful antioxidants, such as polyphenols, and is loaded with cinnamaldehyde, which also provides significant health benefits. Cinnamon is a known anti-inflammatory, helps reduce cholesterol, improves sensitivity to insulin, and aids in the prevention of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
Whey Protein Powder – Whey protein powder is the most highly studied nutritional supplement readily available, providing great nutritional value and numerous health benefits. In addition to high quality protein, it also contains bioactive peptides called lactokinins. Whey protein powder promotes muscle growth and maintenance, helps lower blood pressure, can lessen the effects of Type 2 diabetes, and reduces inflammation.
- Place banana, peaches, pineapple, pumpkin puree, almond milk, allspice, cinnamon, and vanilla whey protein powder into a NutriBullet blender and secure the lid.
- Start the blender on its lowest speed and steadily ramp up to its highest speed. This will reduce wear and tear on the motor and blades, facilitate a more consistent blend, and help prevent food splatter onto the lid and sides.
- Blend for approximately 30 seconds or until a smooth consistency is achieved.
- Pour into a glass for immediate refreshment or place in the refrigerator in an airtight container to enjoy later.
- For ease of use, we recommend peeling and slicing a number of bananas, putting them in a freezer bag, and storing them in your freezer for quick access.
- If you don't have frozen fruit, or simply prefer to use fresh fruit (we totally get that), we recommend adding 1/2 cup of ice to chill your smoothie and give it a pleasing icy texture.
Serving Size:1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 256Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 529mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 8gSugar: 25gProtein: 13g
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