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Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Welcome to the 31 Days of Halloween, Day #16! If you missed any of the previous days, click here!

I know a lot of people are sick of the whole pumpkin craze, but I totally am not. I love pumpkin stuff, and I really wish it wasn’t just available in the fall. Although maybe if you could get pumpkin-flavored everything all year, it wouldn’t be as special. Who knows.

But regardless, I am full-on into pumpkin lovin’ right now, but I’m also trying to eat healthier {not that you’d be able to tell that from the recipes I usually share here, but really, I am}, so as much as I’d love to eat a whole pumpkin pie every day, that’s just not really going to work out well for anyone.

This smoothie tastes just like a big ol' slice of pumpkin pie, but without all the guilt -- it's actually good for you!

But a healthy pumpkin pie smoothie? That’s a whole different story, my friend. 

This is so totally delicious, it’s ridiculous. You will never believe that it’s good for you.

This smoothie tastes just like a big ol' slice of pumpkin pie, but without all the guilt -- it's actually good for you!

But it is. There’s lots of protein in there thanks to a scoop of protein powder {I use Shakeology} and — wait for it — cottage cheese.

Really. 

This smoothie tastes just like a big ol' slice of pumpkin pie, but without all the guilt -- it's actually good for you!

It sounds kind of nasty, and when I first saw a smoothie recipe with cottage cheese in it, I was all, “Um, no.”

This smoothie tastes just like a big ol' slice of pumpkin pie, but without all the guilt -- it's actually good for you!

But then I tried it, and I was shocked at how delicious it was. The trick is to blend the smoothie for a long time. Like, 3-5 minutes long. It will make sure all the cottage cheese gets blended up and creates a nice, smooth, thick shake. 

This smoothie tastes just like a big ol' slice of pumpkin pie, but without all the guilt -- it's actually good for you!

The shake gets its pumpkin pie flavor from canned pumpkin {duh}, almond milk, vanilla bean paste, vanilla pudding mix and pumpkin pie spice.

It really tastes like you’re eating a big ol’ piece of pumpkin pie. But without all the guilt.

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
Serves 2
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup pumpkin puree
  2. 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  3. 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  4. 1 tsp vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract)
  5. 1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese
  6. 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I use Shakeology)
  7. 1 tsp fat-free, sugar-free vanilla pudding mix
  8. 1/4 cup ice cubes
Instructions
  1. 1. Place all ingredients in blender and blend for 3-5 minutes. Divide into 2 glasses and serve immediately.
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