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Pumpkin Pie Protein Shake for Kids


If your kids like pumpkin pie, this shake is for them! No protein powders in this shake, just whole food ingredients to fuel your kids!

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Great Source of Protein for Kids

Greek yogurt is a great source of protein. Greek yogurt contains nearly triple the amount of protein as regular yogurt because of the way it is made (straining) which is why Greek yogurt has a much thicker consistency. One cup of Greek yogurt has close to 23 grams of protein!

Greek yogurt is one source of protein I feel good about feeding my kids on the regular. One reason I love Greek yogurt for kids is that it is easy to digest. The culturing process makes it easier to digest than milk because the live and active cultures break down the milk’s sugar lactose into glucose and galactose, two ingredients that are easily absorbed.

What is the difference between Pumpkin Pie Filling and Pumpkin Puree?

Pumpkin puree is just cooked, pureed pumpkin. Typically nothing else is added to it. Pumpkin Pie filling is pureed pumpkin that is flavored with spices like cinnamon, clove, allspice and ginger, and is also sweetened.

I like buying pumpkin puree for my recipes because then I can flavor it however I want depending on what I’m making. You can also make your own pumpkin puree!

More of our favorite pumpkin recipes:

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Pumpkin Pie Protein Shake for Kids

If your kids like pumpkin pie, this shake is for them! No protein powders in this shake, just whole food ingredients to fuel your kids!
Prep Time5 minutes
10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American


  • 1 cup Greek vanilla yogurt
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 medium banana frozen
  • 10 each ice cubes more if you want a thicker shake


  • Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth!
Keyword : pumpkin pie shake


From Pumpkin Pancakes, Pumpkin French Toast, Pumpkin Porridge, or pumpkin cookies, Your kids should have plenty of opportunity to get alpha carotene from their food.  Alpha carotene is considered a pro-vitamin, which your body uses to convert into Vitamin A.  Vitamin A can strengthen your kids immune system, improve vision, has anti inflammatory properties, and reduce the risk of developing cataracts!  What a healthy way to start the winter!

What’s your favorite way to eat pumpkin?

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I keep voting!

Yum! I have made pumpkin shakes like this but I never thought to put brown sugar in them. I’ll have to try this.

I made your white chili again this week. So good! It is now my daughter’s favorite meal.

I have all the ingredients right now! Speaking of shakes and smoothies, do you have any tips on packing them in a school lunch – what kind of container would work best?

Is it for an older child who could handle drinking out of a glass container? How about a mason jar? Depending on your blender, you can even blend the smoothie right in the mason jar. (Regular-mouth jars are compatible with many blender blades/bases.)

Donna Y
Wellness with Donna

Hi Darlene,
That’s a tough one. We’ve had so many spills over the years, and backpacks soaked! I was hoping a reader would pipe in, but no such luck 🙁 If I can find out, I’ll let you know!

I have found that these old standby’s are the best for smoothies in lunches. It is a shame that they aren’t bigger but we have taken ours in these for the kids and never had a leak (as long as the kids remember to put the straw down). :)http://www.google.ca/imgres?q=lunch+juice+container&um=1&hl=en&tbm=isch&tbnid=C5m81FGP4aMGYM:&imgrefurl=http://fundamentalsandfripperies.blogspot.com/2011/09/lunch-box-reviews.html&docid=8xyKTQvvSQM6vM&w=403&h=302&ei=7m6DTs2NKqbD0AHyjaGSAQ&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=972&vpy=126&dur=23&hovh=194&hovw=259&tx=280&ty=82&page=1&tbnh=118&tbnw=139&start=0&ndsp=24&ved=1t:429,r:23,s:0&biw=1366&bih=587

There are spill-proof mugs that you can buy at Costco. They are meant for coffee, but could work for any drink. You can literally throw them in a bag and nothing leaks. They keep drinks hot for 4 hours or cold for 12 hours. They are made by Contigo. They’re metal, come in different colours and have screw on lids that have an autoseal button that you press so that the drink will come out. We can even get them here in Canada. Best invention ever!!!