Although there’s a definite time of year when the ingredient, pumpkin, is in the spotlight, (and you’ll find pumpkin-flavored everything, everywhere you turn), that doesn’t have to be the only time you get to enjoy this yummy food! The truth is that while pumpkin is incredibly delicious, it’s also super good for you. And, as long as you get pure pumpkin puree instead of canned pumpkin pie mix (which is full of sugar and unhealthy ingredients), you’ll be savoring a totally nutritious food – that also makes an awesome pantry staple right now.
If you’re running low on fresh fruits and veggies, (and you’re trying to make as few trips to the grocery store as possible), stocking up on canned pure pumpkin the next time you shop is a great way to have a vitamin-packed, healthy smoothie ingredient on-hand. Plus, you can use it to make this totally yummy Pumpkin Chai Protein Shake Recipe we’re about to share with you…
This spiced treat will make staying at home feel cozier and more enjoyable, and the addicting, wholesome drink can also be enjoyed any time of the year. Not to mention, many of the ingredients used in the shake have a long shelf life, so they’re great to keep in your pantry to make this shake recipe and many others.
Blended with 310 Vanilla Chai, unsweetened canned pumpkin, frozen banana, flax seeds, cinnamon, nutmeg, and unsweetened almond milk, this pumpkin pie-like protein smoothie is perfect for satisfying your sugar and snack cravings – while also fueling your body with health-enhancing, immune-boosting nutrients.
Packed with 20g of protein, 6g of heart-healthy fats, essential vitamins and minerals, and antioxidant-packed superfoods, this shake is ideal for anyone who wants to stay healthy while indulging in a sweet treat, that’s also great for the whole family!
Keep reading for the full recipe, along with some incredible health benefits of this amazing pumpkin smoothie…
Warm, Inviting Flavor: 310 Vanilla Chai
The first ingredient to give this Pumpkin Chai Smoothie its warm, inviting flavor is 310 Vanilla Chai Shake! Sweetened with plant-based Stevia, this delicious meal replacement shake tastes just like a decadent vanilla chai latte, with notes of cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg – and without the sugar and artificial flavorings you find in many similar beverages.
Furthermore, this well-balanced shake contains totally-nourishing ingredients including plant-based proteins, 20 vitamins and minerals, and organic superfood greens – so you can fuel your body and your mind for enhanced performance.
Crafted with a unique blend of pea, brown rice, and hemp proteins, this shake is perfect for increasing fullness, boosting metabolism, and building lean muscle mass. It also helps increase your energy levels so you can maximize the results of your at-home workouts!
Though it’s especially easy to snack when you’re spending so much time at home, the dietary fiber and plant-based proteins in this shake promote satiety and balanced blood sugar levels. In this way, it makes an ideal meal or snack to stay within your daily calorie goals, and prevent reaching for unhealthy, calorie-laden foods.
Along with a hearty blend of essential vitamins and minerals, 310 Vanilla Chai is also unique in that it includes a blend of organic superfood greens, which is perfect if you struggle with getting enough veggies into your diet. This greens blend includes broccoli, spinach, kale, and antioxidant-packed spirulina, just to name a few, which is especially beneficial for building up a strong immune system and superior defenses against sickness right now.
Tasty, Nutritious Fruit: Canned Pure Pumpkin
The next ingredient in this Pumpkin Chai Shake is of course, pumpkin! While pumpkin is typically more of a fall fruit, you can easily find canned pure pumpkin puree year-round, and keep your pantry stocked with it!
Not only does the addition of pumpkin give this shake it’s naturally sweet, pie-like flavor, but it also brings a slew of important health benefits. Pumpkins are also high in antioxidants, which help fight free radicals in your body, and protect your cells from damage. Not to mention, pumpkins are full of vitamins A, E, and C – which all support your optimal wellness, including greater immunity against sickness.
Healthy Plant-Based Protein: Flax Seeds
Next, to add another burst of amazing nutrition to this Pumpkin Chai Shake, we added in flax seeds! Though you’ll barely even know they’re included in the recipe after you blend them up, the seeds pack a big punch in terms of nutritional value. They’re an excellent source of plant-based protein, along with omega-3 fatty acids to support brain and heart health.
In addition, flax seeds are also a great source of dietary fiber for digestive health, and to prolong feelings of fullness. For those who don’t eat meat, they’re an ideal way to get more protein into your diet, while also supplying your body with other essential macro and micronutrients.
Ready to make this dessert-like Pumpkin Chai Protein Shake Recipe?! Check out the full recipe below, and don’t forget to get your Vanilla Chai 310 Shake to make it!
Pumpkin Chai Shake
Prep time: 3 minutes
Blend time: 1 minute
Total time: 4 minutes
- 1 scoop 310 Vanilla Chai
- 1/2 cup canned pumpkin, unsweetened
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1 tbsp ground flax seeds
- 1 dash of cinnamon
- 1 dash of nutmeg
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- Optional: ice
- Combine ingredients in a blender and blend until completely smooth.
- Serve and enjoy!
- 253 calories
- 36g carbs
- 22g net carbs
- 6g fat
- 20g protein
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