Wake up and smell the pumpkin spice latte because it's October, marking the official comeback of one of the most loved seasonal drinks in Starbucks' history. Now, I don't want to rain on your holiday season, but there’s a dark reality that we don’t discuss when it comes to PSLs: the high fat and sugar content.

Is it too much to say that a pumpkin spice latte made me gain weight like a pumpkin? No, I didn’t turn Donald Trump orange, but a daily consumption of the infamous drink caused me to gain seven pounds in two weeks.

So I've decided that whilst 2015 wasn't my year, 2016 is far more promising with a simple pumpkin pie spice protein shake before my workouts. If you don't want to miss out on the wonderful pumpkin spice flavors while staying fit, then you need this protein-packed healthy PSL alternative that can save you this holiday season.

Pumpkin Pie Spice Protein Shake

  • Prep Time:5 mins
  • Cook Time:5 mins
  • Total Time:10 mins
  • Servings:1
  • Easy


  • 1 cup milk
  • 125 grams pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 serving protein powder
  • whipped cream optional
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  • Step 1

    Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix until well incorporated.

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  • Step 2

    Serve with whipped cream (optional) and enjoy.

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