post-run pumpkin spice protein smoothie

pumpkin spice smoothie via lululemon#PSL lovers unite! Inspired by our favourite fall beverage, the #PSS is the perfect accomplice after a long autumn run. 

pumpkin spice smoothie ingredients via lululemon

post-run pumpkin spice protein smoothie

  • ½ cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 2 dates
  • 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder (optional)
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • sprinkle nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and ginger

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This looks delicious Allessia! I will be trying this after spin class on Saturday morning :)

Comment by Alexis — October 20, 2011 @ 10:48 am

OH wow this looks so yummy. Since I don’t consume any caffeine I’ve been waiting for something come along and make me feel better about missing out on pumpkin spice lattes. This may just be it. Thank you for sharing!!

Comment by Allison — October 20, 2011 @ 1:11 pm

Blentec blender. Best. Purchase. Ever!

Comment by Christine — October 20, 2011 @ 1:48 pm

Not sure where to ask this as I don’t tweet but…. new running jackets for fall? I need something water resistant badly, but I’m really not digging the frillyness of the jackets currently available. Should I hold out a month for some new styles or am I out of luck?

Comment by see — October 20, 2011 @ 3:44 pm

Yum! Allesia, looks amazing…Alexis, make two ;)

Comment by Lauren — October 21, 2011 @ 8:38 am

I love this recipe and blog…I posted it on my community foodie blog for my fans to see and try:)

Hope you can come check it out

Also, feel free to post you’re recipes or you’re favourite foodie tips on it whenever you like!


Comment by Charlotte Ferreux — October 21, 2011 @ 2:16 pm

Delectable, a nice birthday treat….10/20/2011Thank you

Comment by Susan Kerstein — October 22, 2011 @ 2:10 pm

Yumm!! Love flax seed and ginger suggestions! Thank you for this seasonal drink that is fun but still healthy!

Comment by Emma Erickson — October 23, 2011 @ 6:38 pm

Oooh, this sounds good, will have to try it. I use a Ninja blender… I love putting flax seeds in my smoothies, the taste reminds me of plain ice cream cones. :)

Comment by Andrea Isabelle Lucas @ mind body blissful — October 26, 2011 @ 6:53 pm

So delicious!! and wayyy cheaper than buying a starbucks latte. This is light, refreshing, perfect for fall, and just what I crave after a workout! Thanks lulu!!

Comment by Sophie — October 26, 2011 @ 8:20 pm

This drinks looks delish! I can’t wait to try it.

Comment by Sarah's Fab Day — November 2, 2011 @ 5:52 pm

This sounds great – unusual, but I bet it’s delicious – thanks for sharing!

Comment by Neil @ My Nutritional Therapy — November 20, 2011 @ 6:46 am

This recipe sounds delicious. I love anything that has to do with pumpkin. If I had all of the ingredients to make it right now I would lol. I’ll be going out today to get what I need and try this out.

Comment by Kelly — November 30, 2011 @ 8:30 am

I’m a Blentec girl too!! We do juice or smoothies almost every day! Can’t wait to try this one!

Comment by shannon — September 19, 2012 @ 1:50 pm

Love this time of the year when pumpkin is so popular! This smoothie sounds delish; I’m making it post-run Friday morning! Check out these pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

Comment by Katie — September 19, 2012 @ 1:59 pm

how many calories are in it?

Comment by Leena — September 19, 2012 @ 5:32 pm

I just made this minus the raisins and it wasn’t tasty at all :( I couldn’t finish it.. maybe it needs some honey or something sweet

Comment by Tina — September 19, 2012 @ 6:08 pm

Could you provide any nutrition information? Thank you! Can’t wait to try!

Comment by Sarah — September 20, 2012 @ 9:07 am

@Tina – Boo – Sorry you didn’t find it tasty! I’ve been making it everyday for the last 2 weeks and am loving it! I put in a whole banana and add lots of cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice to the mix also – this might help sweeten it up a bit! Of course, a little maple syrup or brown sugar would do the trick too!

Comment by Allessia — September 20, 2012 @ 10:01 am

For those of you asking about Nutrition info…

The beauty of a smoothie recipe is that you can add a little more (or less) of this and that every time you make it. If you’re really passionate about the nutritional value might we suggest a calculator like this: You can add exactly how much of each ingredient in the recipe to get an accurate calculation of the nutritional information.

Comment by Allessia — September 20, 2012 @ 10:04 am

I made it also, I couldn’t drink it. It went down the toilet! gross! I think if you used already baked pumpkin pie filling it would taste better

Comment by Daniel — September 20, 2012 @ 5:49 pm

Made this today, really good! Thank you for sharing :)

Comment by YogiCrystal — September 21, 2012 @ 7:43 am

I liked it. I used pumpkin pie filling..go easy on it was a little strong.

Comment by Liz — September 21, 2012 @ 6:36 pm

I added three pitted dates instead of the raisins and the sweetness was perfect. For spices I used about a teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice. And unsweetened vanilla almond milk. Deeeelish!!

Comment by Lindsey — September 30, 2012 @ 10:02 am

I love it! I’ve been making this for lunch a couple times a week. I followed most of the recipe except substituted a coconut milk beverage for the almond milk. I added up the calories to be 341 calories, that’s using a 100 calorie/serving protein powder and includes 1 tablespoon of the ground flax seed on top. I also soften the raisins with hot water so they chop up into smaller bits using the blender.

Comment by sinsel — October 9, 2012 @ 2:09 pm

Just made this with my eight year old daughter…. Very yummy, although we left out raisins since I do not like them. I will try it with dates or some carob chips next time to make it sweeter!

Comment by Alison — October 21, 2012 @ 9:10 am

Any ideas on substituting the banana? This sounds amazing but sadly I have a banana allergy.

Comment by Alishia — September 8, 2013 @ 5:27 am

Wow, this recipe looks pretty awesome!!!

Comment by Josh Trenser — September 8, 2013 @ 12:55 pm

I love love love love love love love this smoothie. I added a little vanilla yogurt to mine.

Comment by Sonia — September 9, 2013 @ 8:33 am

Hi Alishia,
Using cooked oatmeal is a great way to add bulk along with some avocado to imitative the smooth creamy texture a banana gives. Or some silken tofu will work just fine and, for both of these options, make sure to add a few extra dates or some agave nectar to adjust for the missing sweetness.

Comment by lululemon athletica GEC — September 9, 2013 @ 8:59 am

Hi! I came to this page looking for the original pumpkin smoothie receipe that was posted last year– the one with raisins and flax seed. Was that removed?? I loved it!

Comment by Christina — October 1, 2013 @ 5:02 pm

Hi Christina,
Here is the recipe your heart desires:

Canned pumpkin 1\2 cup
1 cup almond milk
1 tbsp raisins
Protein powder
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Sprinkle nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger
1/2 banana

Blend all together (I topped with flax). It was to die for- like pumpkin pie filling!

Comment by lululemon athletica GEC — October 2, 2013 @ 12:36 pm

Awesome!! Thank you so much:)

Comment by Christina — October 2, 2013 @ 4:48 pm

So, if you’re allergic to bananas, can you leave them out? Or should you use something else instead?

Comment by Beth — October 4, 2013 @ 9:51 am

I’m wondering if the folks who didn’t like it used pumpkin pie filling instead of just canned pumpkin. I would probably find that gross as well. You can also roast a halved, seeded pumpkin in a 350o oven for @ an hour (test for tenderness with a fork) and use that pulp. Freeze the rest in smoothie-sized amounts – 1/2 cup or whatever you use.

Comment by Christine — October 4, 2013 @ 11:49 am

This is a fabulous recipe It is great. Thanks for all of the great comments and suggestions. I have tried some of them and the additions were great also

Comment by MYRNA — October 4, 2013 @ 11:55 am

Hi Beth,
Bananas add a creamy sweetness to this smoothie. To replace them, try adding some cooked oatmeal or an avocado instead. Then throw in a new extra dates to whatever sweetness level you’re feeling.

Comment by lululemon athletica GEC — October 6, 2013 @ 10:19 am

I like smoothies and protein shakes, I have made a few pumpkin ones already this year they are yummy. smoothies taste good and they are great after a workout.

Comment by Mike — October 10, 2013 @ 2:59 pm

Didn’t have everything the recipe for so used plain Greek yogourt for protein, 1% milk, 1 banana, some honey and almond extract. Tastes amazing on a fall morning! Thanks for this recipe. It was a great way to use the pumpkin puree I had leftover from another recipe.

Comment by Renee — October 12, 2013 @ 9:23 am

Vanilla Shakeology would work perfect for this fantastic combo! Thanks for the recipe!

Comment by Galina — October 15, 2013 @ 6:36 am

Just wondering does this just make 1 drink or two.
How many ounces is it?

Comment by Elaine — October 22, 2013 @ 1:41 pm

Hey Elaine,
It makes around 1.5 mason jars worth, or one generous portion.

Comment by lululemon athletica GEC — October 23, 2013 @ 11:35 am

Looks good but I would use real milk instead of almond milk.

Comment by Sarah — October 23, 2013 @ 1:52 pm

Made this and it looked and tasted like something out of my sons diaper. In fact the rest went down the toilet. Yuck, I was also hit with intense diarrhea about an hour after drinking this slop. No good.

Comment by Jodie — October 25, 2013 @ 11:19 pm

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