You'll love having this Pumpkin Protein Shake for Breakfast! It's a deliciously creamy breakfast shake with your favorite pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie flavor but loaded with protein. This will keep you satisfied for hours while staying on track for your clean eating lifestyle.
Why Should I Have Protein Shake for Breakfast?
This question is very common when people start seeing protein shake suggestions in meal plans. The easiest answer to this question is that protein not only helps build muscles for those who are working out consistently, but it also keeps you full for longer.
A diet high in protein is recommended for many reasons, but satiety is one of the biggest perks. If you've ever found yourself hungry an hour after eating, then maybe you need to increase your protein intake.
Other reasons that protein shakes are popular at breakfast include how fast and easy they are to make, convenient to eat on the go, and lastly because of the fact that the taste was delicious!
Can I use Fresh Pumpkin in my Pumpkin Spice Protein Shake?
You sure can! While canned pureed pumpkin is inexpensive and easy to locate, you may prefer to use homemade or fresh pumpkin puree. If you have a vegetable garden, consider adding a few pumpkin seeds to the mix for a simple Fall harvest. You can cut these down, scoop out the flesh, and cook it down for use in a multitude of recipes, including this pumpkin protein shake recipe.
What brand protein powder should I use?
There are so many protein powder brands on the market these days that you may feel overwhelmed when you visit the health foods store. While I have tried many in the past, there are a few brands worth consideration that offer quality and affordability.
ProMix Grass Fed Whey Protein is one of the best that doesn't add flavor but does add quality protein. NOW Foods is another popular option that is readily available and fairly reasonably priced. For a full review on our favorites, check out our Clean Protein Powder Reviews.
Can I serve this Pumpkin Protein Shake Hot instead of Cold?
While I can't say that I have tried this as a hot beverage, I imagine it would be just as yummy. Leave the ice and yogurt out of the recipe, and instead blend then heat to your desired temperature. This could be a healthier replacement to the popular pumpkin spice latte beverage.
Can I make this in advance?
You can blend all of the ingredients together, except for the ice and store in the refrigerator until ready to drink. Right before drinking, drop in the ice cubes and blend for a better texture. This blended mixture holds up well for up to 48 hours when refrigerated.
More Recipes for a Protein Shake for Breakfast
Protein shakes are a super easy and delicious way to get in a healthy breakfast. I love them because they are so fast and easy to make, plus there are so many different varieties to try. If you like a specific brand of protein powder, you should check out their flavor options then mix and match with fruits to create the best breakfast shake for your tastes. I always add frozen squash and zucchini to mine because it provides a serving of vegetables (that I can't taste!) and makes the shake creamy! Below are some more of our favorite breakfast shake recipes.
- Coffee Protein Shake
- Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Protein Shake
- Gingerbread Protein Shake
- Snickerdoodle Protein Shake
This was originally published on September 22, 2013, and updated September 29, 2019.Print
Make this Pumpkin Protein Shake as a simple pumpkin spice breakfast beverage featuring pumpkin puree and almond milk.
- 6 oz unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 cup canned pumpkin (the only ingredient should be pumpkin)
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1 tsp pure maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- Stevia or sweetener of choice, to taste
- A few ice cubes (leave out if adding avocado or frozen squash)
- Optional: 4 oz vanilla Greek yogurt, 1/2 avocado, or a handful of frozen squash and/or zucchini
Blend all ingredients together & enjoy! We use a Vitamix.
- Category: Beverage
- Method: Blended
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: easy, fall