This post is sponsored by NOW Foods. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
This pecan pumpkin pie smoothie has all the fall flavors and I’m here for it! Creamy, protein-packed and nutrient rich, this smoothie will be your favorite through fall, winter and beyond.
I sure hope that we’re all not sick of the pumpkin spice phase yet, because today I’m sharing one of my favorite fall inspired smoothies! This delectable smoothie combines pumpkin puree, NOW protein powder, frozen banana, maple syrup, pumpkin spice and cinnamon for an out-of-this world smoothie. Whether you’re looking for a more healthful sweet treat, taking it on the go, need a post-workout boost or my favorite, making a smoothie bowl for breakfast — you won’t be disappointed!
This pie inspired smoothie, has all the amazing taste of pecan pumpkin pie but without all the added sugar and fat. This recipe is absolutely perfect for using up leftover pumpkin puree! I always find that after making pumpkin inspired treats, that I have leftover puree so this is a perfect way to use up every last bit of that pumpkin goodness. I almost feel guilty having this all the time because it just tastes that good, but it’s actually quite healthy and packed with lots of delicious and nutrient packed ingredients. The frozen banana makes it ultra creamy with the perfect amount of sweetness. I love adding a little maple syrup for a rich, deep maple syrup undertone and to sweeten this smoothie a bit more.
Smoothies are my favorite tool for eating healthy on-the-go and when short for time. You can easily prepare them with lots of healthy fats, protein, fruits and veggies for a quick liquid meal or addition to your diet.
This pecan pumpkin smoothie bowl is loaded with lots of healthful ingredients:
- Pumpkin puree: lots of Vitamin A, potassium and fiber
- NOW Foods Protein Powder (the only brand I use! Texture and flavors superb compared to most brands and NOW Foods puts their products through intense testing for purity): I use unflavored protein isolate powder for this recipe, but you can use Vanilla Protein Powder too – 20 grams protein per serving
- Greek Yogurt (unsweetened and I prefer 2%): another great protein source
- Frozen banana: high in fiber
- Pumpkin pie spice
- Milk (you can use whatever milk of your choosing)
- Maple Syrup (love the taste of NOW organic maple syrup and it’s a great price)
- Pumpkin seeds: excellent source of protein and iron
- Honey Roasted Pecans: so great for topping to add a delectable crunch and caramelized honey flavor
Drooling yet? Check out the recipe below! Don’t forget to pin to save for later too!
Are you a pumpkin spice fan? What’s your favorite fall flavor or dish?