We usually tend to swap cold and refreshing smoothies for warmer drinks as auburn and burgundy leaves flutter onto Earth’s floor, but this autumn, you may want to keep your blender out.
We’ve collected three of our favourite spice-infused fall smoothie recipes, and the unbeatable combination of delicious autumn-inspired ingredients and plant-based protein may be the perfect pick-me-up for early starts and those busy days where you rush to work in the morning and chauffeur your children to endless after-school activities in the evening.
Let’s take a look at the unique, energising smoothies, where the flavours alone may be enough to help you feel warm on a chilly, busy autumn day:
- Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie
The wonderful healthy flavours compacted into this pumpkin pie protein smoothie recipe could help to ease the transition from warmer summer days to cool autumn breezes. To make this smoothie, you’ll need 100% pumpkin puree, unsweetened almond milk, half of a frozen banana, organic honey, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, and the recipe asks for one scoop of vanilla protein powder (or you can use chocolate!).
The amount of protein packed into this pumpkin pie protein smoothie may keep you full for a long time, so it is the perfect breakfast option for an on-the-go type of day.
- Warm Apple Pie Smoothie
That’s right; there is such a thing as a ‘warm’ smoothie! And this soothing, easy-to-make apple pie smoothie will satisfy your taste buds and heat you up. All you’ll need to concoct this apple pie mixture is one apple, water, vanilla, maple syrup (or raw organic honey), nutmeg, allspice flavouring, and one scoop of protein powder of your choice!
To heat the smoothie, you can put your mug in the microwave for two minutes.
- Autumn Glow Milkshake
This autumn glow milkshake - Lindsay, the creator stresses that it is more of a smoothie, but the texture may make it seem like a milkshake - is full of unique fall flavourings that boast of nutritional value. There are two unusual ingredients in her smoothie recipe - frozen sweet potato and cauliflower. She claims that these two ingredients help to pump up your vegetable intake while reducing the amount of sugar, which is often provided by a banana, without hurting the overall taste.
The other ingredients are pretty standard, and indisputably delicious: almond butter, vanilla almond milk, honey, salt, and of course, a scoop of your prefered protein powder.
If you have zero protein powder in your cupboard or are running low, you may want to consider checking out either the vanilla or chocolate Sunwarrior Protein Powder. Sunwarrior Protein Powder derives from rice protein, which contains “all nine essential amino acids that the body cannot synthesise but still needs in order to produce all the muscle tissue, enzymes, and hormones we require to survive.” Rice protein takes longer to digest than whey, which makes it an excellent pre-workout option. The Sunwarrior Classic Plus is enhanced with peas, chia seeds, quinoa, and amaranth for additional amino acid balancing effects.
So... come on, no excuses! Which one of these delicious fall-themed smoothies will you make?