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Drink Your Dessert With This Pumpkin Pie Protein Shake

by Vital Proteins - August 31, 2021

Even though the weather is still warm, fall is definitely in the air. Which means pumpkin spice season is here! And while a PSL screams spooky season, we're here to give you a boost of protein in your pumpkin drink.

Made with Vital Performance™ Vanilla Protein ($29.99; shop nowto support improved recovery and stimulate muscle protein synthesis**, and sweetened with a banana (or the option to add a little maple syrup), this protein-packed, lactose-free shake is a nutritious way to start out your day, with a hint of fall included.

By combining pure pumpkin purée with creamy almond milk and rich spices and you'll feel like you're drinking a pumpkin pie! Here's what you need for this fall-inspired protein shake.

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Pumpkin Pie Protein Shake

Yields 2 servings


  • 1 C pure pumpkin purée
  • ½ C almond milk or light coconut milk
  • 1 banana, chopped & frozen
  • 1–2 T maple syrup (optional)
  • 1 t pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ t vanilla extract
  • 2–4 scoops Vital Performance™ Vanilla Protein
  • Chopped pecans (optional)


  1. Add everything to a blender and blend until smooth! (Vital tip: For an extra thick version, add 1 C of ice cubes.)

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