Take on your day knowing you’ve taken care of yourself already with this healthy and satisfying fall inspired Vegan Pumpkin Oat Protein Smoothie.
Much like my vegan Overnight Oats, this is a healthy, quick and easy breakfast on the go.
It wasn’t that long ago that I wrote about how I like to start my day, every single morning, with a healthy protein smoothie. The main reason is because it just makes me feel good. In addition, you have the quick and easy factor, which is always a bonus on a busy weekday morning.
As much as I love my regular daily smoothie, I was inspired to make something with pumpkin. Oh, I don’t know… could it because I’m pumpkin-obsessed lately? Perhaps. I just so happened to have a remaining 4 tablespoons of pumpkin puree from a pumpkin I had just roasted, so that’s what went in my smoothie, along with some almond milk, pumpkin pie spice, and groats, along with the vanilla protein powder. If you’ve never had groats, they’re just steel cut oats that haven’t been cut yet. I love putting them in smoothies because they give the smoothie a bit of chew and they keep me feeling fuller even longer.
The result is a wonderfully delicious smoothie that is definitely the equivalent of a good meal that tastes a wee bit, dare I say, like pumpkin pie!
Pumpkin Oat Protein Smoothie
- 12 ounces unsweetened almond milk
- 4 tablespoons pumpkin puree I used freshly roasted
- 1 level scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1/4 cup groats (whole oats)
- 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- Combine all ingredients in blender and process until smooth. Enjoy immediately.