pumpkin spice almond workout smoothie

Jessica Penner, RDBreakfast, Drink, Recipes1 Comment

pumpkin spice smoothie

Looking for a tasty post-workout smoothie? Look no further. I have the answer for you.

To help your body recover after a workout, there are certain nutrients you need:

  • Carbs to replenish your muscle’s glycogen stores. Glycogen is how carbs are stored in the body to provide fast fuel for your muscles. This recipe provides 50g of carbs.
  • Protein: when you workout, you make tiny tears in your muscles. These need to be repaired with protein. This recipe provides 14 g of protein.
  • Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAA): these are specific protein building blocks that actually increase the rate at which your body repairs and builds muscle. This recipe provides 3.25 g of BCAA.

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Pumpkin Spice Almond Protein Smoothie

  • Author: Jessica Penner, RD


A great recovery smoothie for after your workout!


  • 1 banana (cut into chunks and frozen)
  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 tbsp skim milk powder (see note)
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • Honey, to taste (optional)


  1. Place all ingredients in a blender.
  2. Turn on low and then slowly up to high speed.
  3. Blend until smooth.


  • The skim milk powder is optional but without it the recipe will be lower in protein.


  • Serving Size: 1



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