This Cold Pumpkin Spice Latte Protein Shake is what you’ll crave after your gym sessions this fall! Super healthy, extra tasty, this delicious high-protein (57 grams per shake!) beverage also contains 4 ounces of espresso, which would also make a great pre-workout option. Gluten-free, low-carb, low-fat, egg-free, and refined sugar-free!
I am partnering with Perfect Sports for today’s recipe. All of the concepts, ideas, and visuals are my own.
As recently promised, here is another protein recipe, this time using Perfect Sport’s Pumpkin Spice Latte whey protein powder. It is a very tasty, high-quality product, which I highly recommend. If you crave pumpkin spice, I promise you this stuff delivers!
Perfect Sport’s Diesel line is made using New-Zealand grass-fed milk. It’s hard to find something this pure in the industry, really!
(The Pumpkin Spice Latte flavor is a limited edition, so I have included a version using Diesel vanilla whey protein powder in the recipe section in case you can’t find this particular flavor)
How to Make Your Cold Pumpkin Spice Latte Protein Shake
1. Chill the coffee using something like a frothing pitcher or bar shaker. Strain the coffee, keep the ice for later. Pour the coffee in the blender container.
2. Add the rest of the ingredients to the blender container and blend for 30-35 seconds or until very smooth.
Serve immediately. You can add the remaining ice from Step 1 to your shake, or not. Optional: Top with some whipped cream and a pinch of pumpkin spice.
Do I Absolutely Have to Chill the Coffee?
I absolutely recommend it for two reasons.
- Because most blender units cannot tolerate hot contents, so to play on the safe side, I never recommend putting hot contents in your blender.
- Because your protein shake will be warm. It only takes 10 seconds to chill your espresso coffee, so I highly suggest you do it!
Can I Pre-Mix My Protein Shake and Leave it overnight?
Yes, you can! Simply place it in a mason jar in the fridge and shake it up the following morning when you are ready to drink it. I do not recommend keeping it for more than 24 hours.
Can I Have This Protein Shake for Breakfast?
Yes, but I suggest you pair it with something like a fruit, a granola bar, or some toast for a more complete breakfast option.
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Cold Pumpkin Spice Latte Protein Shake
There are no milk frothing or other complicated steps involved in the preparation of this delicious, protein-packed concoction. There is also no pumpkin or spices added to this recipe, as most of the delicious flavor comes from the protein powder itself.
Pumpkin Spice Latte Whey Protein Option
- 3 tbsp whipped cream
- 1 pinch pumpkin spice
Vanilla Whey Protein Option (If you can't find the Pumpkin Spice flavor)
Chill the Coffee. Pour 4 oz espresso into a large cup (I used my frothing pitcher, you could also use a bar shaker). Add about 1 cup ice to the cup and mix vigorously for 10-15 seconds, or until the espresso is cold. Separate the coffee from the ice. Add the cold coffee to your blender. You may keep the ice to add it to your protein shake afterward or discard it. (This whole step is not necessary if the coffee is already cold)
Blending it All Together. Add 3/4 cup almond milk, 1/2 cup ice, 1/4 cup avocado, 2 scoops pumpkin spice whey, and 1 tsp coconut sugar to the blender container. Blend for 30-35 seconds at full speed or until very smooth.
Serve. Serve immediately in a large mug or shaker bottle. You may (or may not) add the ice from step 1 to your mug (as preferred, I personally did). Optional: Top with some whipped cream (You may use a piping bag) and sprinkle some pumpkin spice or ground cinnamon on top.
Store. May be stored in the fridge in a sealed container (like a mason jar) for up to 24 hours.
Nutrition Information was calculated without the use of any toppings, for the pumpkin spice latte version only.
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