Pumpkin Seed Protein Smoothie

Pumpkin seed protein smoothie recipe with soy milk, almonds, dates, protein powder, and pumpkin seeds

This high protein, high fiber smoothie is a bit festive with the great taste of pumkin! We created this recipe for our friends at eatseed.com. This is very quick and easy to make up. Perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up or high energy breakfast. We added pumpkin along with pumpkin seeds. Then we threw in flax, protein powder, peanut butter and a bit of coconut oil – which nutritionists are promoting as a super brain food. Add lots of ice, and blend yourself some health!

2.5 cups Rice or Soy Milk 2 cups ice
1 frozen banana
1 Tbls coconut oil

2 Tsp peanut butter
4 Tbls canned pumpkin
2 Tbls Flax Meal

1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup raw almonds
2 dates pitted (optional)
1 scoop protein powder (about 4 Tbls)
Stevia (sweeten to taste – optional)

1. ADD all ingredients into a strong blender like a Vita Mix or Blend Tec except part of the pumpkin seeds and almonds. (save them for last and barely blend in to allow some crunchy big pieces of nuts) Blend thoroughly, then add a touch of stevia for those who want a bit sweeter smoothie. Add small handful of pumpkin seeds and almonds at end and gently blend leaving some chewy crunchy nuts through the smoothie. Serve in glasses and sprinkle a few pumpkin seeds on top. Enjoy!

Note: You will need to adjust the ice as you blend. You want this to be a thick smoothie, and ice is the key to making it cold, refreshing and thick. Too much ice makes it hard to blend though. Add as you blend if need be. 

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