Pumped-Up Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Serves 1

5 Minute Prep Time

By Angela Simpson on October 29, 2014 , categorized in Smoothies, Workout Fuel

halloween smoothie

by Angela Simpson of Eat Spin Run Repeat

In addition to providing a generous 30 grams of plant-based protein, this fall smoothie has even more nutrition thanks to the whole food ingredients of flaxseed, chia seeds, maca, and cacao.


  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 serving Vanilla Vega Sport® Performance Protein
  • 1 frozen peeled banana
  • 1 cup water or unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp ground flaxseed
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp Vega® Maca
  • ¼ tsp pumpkin pie spice (cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves)
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 4 ice cubes
  • Cacao nibs (optional)


  1. Combine all ingredients except for the ice in a blender and puree until almost smooth.

  2. Add the ice and continue blending until completely crushed.

  3. Pour into a class and sprinkle with a little extra cinnamon and cacao nibs. Enjoy!

Angela Simpson

Angela is an avid runner and triathlete, health coach, healthy food enthusiast, freelance recipe developer and regular contributor to Vega’s Expert Panel. Her goal is to encourage and inspire others to live their lives to the fullest, making the most of every day by setting goals and chasing them with passion. When she's not creating new recipes in her kitchen and working with clients, you'll find Angela out for a run, at the farmer's market, and exploring Vancouver, the city she's now proud to call home.