Recently I posted my beloved recipe for my Antioxidant Green Matcha Berry Smoothie Bowl (try saying that 10 times fast!) I got so much love from that tasty breakfast, that I decided to get back in the kitchen and come up with a new flavour – welcome my Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie Bowl!
Why I Love This Protein Smoothie Bowl
It’s a lot easier to be mindful of your hunger cues when you’re sitting down with a smoothie bowl and spoon then with a splurpable drink on the go.
While my rule of thumb for all smoothies or smoothie bowls is that you need to include a combination of protein and fibre, I wanted to come up with a bowl that upped the protein factor a few notches. You know, for leg day 😉 That’s where this pumpkin pie protein smoothie bowl was born.
How to Make a Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie Bowl
You can include any kind of protein powder you like, but if you want to maintain that pumpkin pie flavour, it’s best to go with the vanilla flavour (unless you find a pumpkin pie flavour, then I say give that a go!) The result? This pumpkin pie protein smoothie bowl is your healthy answer to your PSL cravings.
Pumpkin is loaded with fibre, vitamin A, C, E, Bs and Potassium, and has only 50 calories per cup. Meanwhile, the seeds pack a combination of healthy fats, zinc, magnesium, manganese and iron. I’ve also added some sweet high fibre apples, protein rich Greek yogurt, and hemp hearts which offer protein, vitamin E and omega 3s.
So the next time you have a hankering for a rich slice of pumpkin pie (with whipped cream, of course), try buzzing up this pumpkin pie protein smoothie bowl instead.
What’s you’re favourite flavour combinations that you’d like to see turned into a smoothie bowl? Have you tried making a pumpkin pie protein smoothie bowl? Leave me a message below and I’ll get experimenting!
Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie Bowl
- In a blender or food processor, puree together the milk, yogurt, banana, pumpkin, protein powder and pumpkin pie spice until smooth, then pour into bowl.
- Decorate the top of your smoothie bowl with pumpkin seeds, hemp hearts, sliced red apple, freeze dried apple pieces and pumpkin pie spice. Enjoy!
Abbey Sharp is a Registered Dietitian, an avid food writer and blogger, a cookbook author and the founder of Abbey’s Kitchen Inc.