Quick and easy protein drink for those on-the-go. The protein powder will keep you full longer. You can substitute 2 tablespoons peanut butter for the dates.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Blend almond milk, bananas, pumpkin, dates, protein powder, vanilla extract, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger together in a blender until smooth.

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Nutrition Facts

280 calories; protein 22g; carbohydrates 45.6g; fat 3g; cholesterol 6.3mg; sodium 191.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (20)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2014
Great breakfast replacer. I have made this smoothie three times now and have been impressed with it each time. All three times I have made this without the protein powder for personal reasons. So, once I used peanut butter instead of the powder but along with the dates. It was creamy and good. The second time I used homemade, sugarless vegan pumpkin pie filling and it was sinfully pumpkinny and yummy. The third time I added a couple more dates and and am convinced that this is the perfect combination. Each time I've used homemade pumpkin, never canned so the nutrition is even better. I drank it this morning at 7 and it's 12:30 and I' m just now getting hungry. It helps on those mornings that you can't afford to lose time cooking and doing dishes. Perfect breakfast for when you must leave the house early or in a rush. I made it the night before, gave it a shake in the a.m. and drank it slowly during my morning routine. No fuss, no real mess and it was delicious and filling. Just what it claims to be. Thanks manella for this recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/03/2017
I hate to be the downer here but I found this very disappointing. I wanted something with a strong pumpkin flavor (like the one from Jamba) which I thought I could expect from this based on the title but this did not deliver. It tastes fine overall but I can barely taste the pumpkin in it at all. IF I make it again I ll use only 1 banana and a whole cup of pumpkin and see if I like that version better. Read More
24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2014
Great breakfast replacer. I have made this smoothie three times now and have been impressed with it each time. All three times I have made this without the protein powder for personal reasons. So, once I used peanut butter instead of the powder but along with the dates. It was creamy and good. The second time I used homemade, sugarless vegan pumpkin pie filling and it was sinfully pumpkinny and yummy. The third time I added a couple more dates and and am convinced that this is the perfect combination. Each time I've used homemade pumpkin, never canned so the nutrition is even better. I drank it this morning at 7 and it's 12:30 and I' m just now getting hungry. It helps on those mornings that you can't afford to lose time cooking and doing dishes. Perfect breakfast for when you must leave the house early or in a rush. I made it the night before, gave it a shake in the a.m. and drank it slowly during my morning routine. No fuss, no real mess and it was delicious and filling. Just what it claims to be. Thanks manella for this recipe. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2015
Excellent smoothie! I have made this twice now. First time I followed the recipe exactly and used dates and vanilla protein powder and it was super good. Second time I used peanut butter instead of dates and I had some chocolate protein powder that I wanted to try and that was really good too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2014
Wow my daughter has a new favourite any time drink this is a delightful combination of flavours especially if you like the warm spices that the nutmeg cloves and cinnamon add we love this. Manella another hit! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/10/2014
Absolutely excellent! Great way to start the morning. I make my own homemade pumpkin pie spice so I used it in place of the spices listed. Left out the vanilla since I had Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk. I didn't have any dates so I did the peanut butter sub that is listed (although less). At first I thought the peanut butter was going to be too overpowering but after taking a few sips it's actually fantastic! Thanks for sharing your recipe manella! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2017
This has become one of my favorite protein shakes. I try to keep breakfast in a certain ratio of about 25% fat 50% carbs and 25% protein and this shake fits the bill very well. I do not add the dates to cut down on sugar and instead of using the recommended spices I use a pre-made pumpkin spice recipe from this site (I think it's pumpkin spice II). For the liquid I use 1/4 cup coconut milk 1/4 cup water and 1/2 cup almond milk. This is to get a better fat ratio plus the coconut milk works well with it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2018
Good and healthy nice and smooth. Great for busy times when you don't have time for a sit down meal. You can use peanut butter in place of dates Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2014
Just loved this. In the dairy section I found coconut milk. Thinking of DFIL I picked one up. DFIL is not allow much dairy and he is not allowed any almond milk. While it works the drink was great. Plan in to send a copy to my MIL over the weekend. Thank you Manella for sharing think wonderful drink. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2015
Loved the texture. Worked well with chocolate protein powder Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2020
Fabulous! Great substitute for the Culver’s pumpkin shake that I love so much. I used pumpkin spice instead of all the different spices. Sprinkled spice on top too. Used pb instead of dates and doubled the amount of pumpkin. Didn’t have almond milk so I used water and turned out fabulous!! Read More
Rating: 2 stars
10/03/2017
I hate to be the downer here but I found this very disappointing. I wanted something with a strong pumpkin flavor (like the one from Jamba) which I thought I could expect from this based on the title but this did not deliver. It tastes fine overall but I can barely taste the pumpkin in it at all. IF I make it again I ll use only 1 banana and a whole cup of pumpkin and see if I like that version better. Read More
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