Yesterday I took the puppies on a long walk through a tail that runs near our house. This beautiful trail was once a railroad track, but now has been filled over with dirt leaving a perfect path to enjoy. This hike has always been one of my favourites. It is so peaceful. You truly enjoy nature in its most raw form. While walking I came across a section of forest that appeared to be changing. Changing to the fall colours. This sparked an excitement within me. Fall is my favourite season – the colours of fall are truly stunning, the crisp air makes you forgive the harsh humid summer and drinking hot tea in an overly large cozy sweater brings a level of relaxation that can’t be explained.
Nothing says fall weather better then pumpkin EVERYTHING. Pumpkin flavours and spice usually over take this season in the food blogging world. I love pumpkin spice and plan on making several pumpkin recipes this fall for you all (just a heads up hehe).
To start this season off right, I decided to keep it simple with a protein smoothie. I just finished sipping on this while writing this post. The main ingredient in this smoothie is pumpkin puree. I know shocker right? The liquid base of this smoothie is Unsweetened Vanilla Silk Almond Milk. This smoothie is packed with protein powder. I used French Vanilla Vega One™ Nutritional Shake.
Enjoy this pumpkin pie protein smoothie 🙂
- 1 - 1.5 cup Silk vanilla unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 cup pureed pumpkin (I just used canned)
- 1/2 scoop of VegaOne Protein Powder
- 2 medjool dates
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg (optional)
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin spice (optional)
- Combine all ingredients together in a high speed blender. Transfer to a glass and enjoy!