Pumpkin Banana Protein Smoothie

By Dane Feldman

Photo by Dane Feldman.

It’s been my personal experience that even the best tasting basic protein powder shakes can be boring day after day. Vanilla is my preferred flavor of protein powder because of its versatility and easy pairing abilities. This smoothie tastes far more like an autumn-inspired milkshake than anything else while still containing a whole bunch of healthy ingredients.

What you’ll need:
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1/2 banana
1 cup almond milk, unsweetened
1/4 cup walnuts, crushed
1 tbsp pumpkin puree
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

Pour all the ingredients into a blender and whip together. Use the smoothie setting if available to reach the desired texture.

Serve in a glass and enjoy for breakfast, as a pre- or post-workout meal, or as a midday snack.