So that time of year again when every time I go into the kitchen I come out having made something pumpkin. Even my protein shakes have turned pumpkin these days!! I have a protein shake almost every single day. Sometimes it is my lunch replacement meal other times just a post workout snack. I'm usually a chocolate peanut butter protein shake kinda gal but I was in the mood to try something different today. Of course you can leave the oats out if you can't handle the texture it gives them but I don't mind it, I enjoy it. I suggest keeping your pumpkin in the fridge before making this. I don't add ice to my shakes because I have the worst blender ever so I put my pumpkin in the fridge to keep my shake cold.
Pumpkin Pie Protein Shake
1 1/2 c. almond milk (original)
1/3 c. pure pumpkin
1/2 c. old fashioned rolled oats (dry)
1 scoop vanilla (soy) protein powder
1 ripe banana
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
Add all ingredients into the blender and puree until smooth. We as smooth as you can get a shake with oats. The longer it sits the thicker it will get because of the oats so you may have to adjust the amount of almond milk you add to it. Enjoy!