Pumpkin Pie + Protein Shake = Low Carb Heaven

Pumpkin Pie + Protein Shake = Heaven https://heidipowell.net/4411

Originally posted October 30, 2013

I stole this way-too-yummy shake recipe off the Instagram account of my good friend (and fellow fitness junkie), Kacey Luvi. If you?re not a fan of protein shakes, I beg you to please try this one?you won?t regret it!

As Kacey said, ?Fall and fitness have never tasted so good.? Mmmm?she’s right. Even better? It is the perfect Low Carb shake for those Carb Cycling.

Pumpkin Pie Protein Shake – serves 1


2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
2-3 tablespoons pumpkin puree
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
3-4 shakes each of cloves, ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon
2 tablespoons ground flaxseed


1. Pour all ingredients into a blender.
2. Add ice and blend to experience healthy heaven in your mouth. 🙂

Nutritional information: Each serving has 236 incredibly healthy calories, 23 grams of protein, 10 grams of carbs, and 12 grams of fat.

Thank you, Kacey!



Related reading:

My (Almost) Famous Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats!
Gluten-Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Protein Waffles with a Pumpkin Twist!
Pumpkin Pecan Pie
Pumpkin Protein Pancakes with Pumpkin Seed Granola

101 Responses

  1. Great recipe but is this a maintenance recipe? Why do I ask? Has fat (flax) and fruit but not a serving size. Is this a recipe for a low carb day or a high carb day?

  2. just made this after my run on Saturday and it tasted like pumpkin pie!! so delicious. thank you for sharing!

    1. Since it has a healthy fat (almond milk) and protein, it could be a low carb meal with some added veggies since the pumpkin really isn’t a complete veggie portion.

  3. Thanks for the info in the comments on what to look for in a protein powder. There are so many on the market it does get confusing!

  4. I got sick from a protein powder I tried, anything you suggest instead of protein powder? I saw your post below maybe I will try a different brand this time with 20 grams of protein and less than 5 grams of fat. Thanks!

    1. There is a difference. You want to use actual ground flaxseed for this shake and not the oil. It would be like using sunflower seeds or sunflower oil. Make sense? 🙂 Great question tho!

  5. This recipe looks delicious. Could you please tell me which brand of protein powder you recommend…and who makes the Oatmeal Cookie flavored one? I’d really like to try it.
    Thanks so much!

    1. For protein powder, each scoop should generally be an average of 20 grams of protein and under 5 grams of carbs. Make sure you pay attention to the nutrition label as some serving sizes are for 2 scoops. I like to use our Vemma Bod-e brand. You can buy it here: http://transformnow.vemma.com/

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