Protein + Pumpkin.. Yes Please!

Hi everyone! Wow, it’s been forever.. lots of updates for you.. but for this post I just wanted to share a couple of new (or revised) favorites!

My pumpkin obsession is no new thing.. proof.. and I couldn’t let November pass without a couple recipes for ya!

But first..

It’s All About the Powder!

Alright, ya’ll know I love my various protein powder concoctions. I get asked all the type what protein powders I use.. and it all depends. Some are good for pancakes and protein bars, while I prefere others for shakes. And even then it’s different for sweet chocolaty shakes versus my beloved Green Smoothies.

For my morning Green Smoothie, my number one favorite is Olympian Labs Vanilla Pea Protein, I also love Vega Sport (I think the one I used just got discontinued but they have a new product that looks good) and Genuine Health’s Vegan Proteins.

Now pancakes.. How they come out depends a lot on the protein powder you use. I love Pea Protein for my Green Shakes, but have had horrible results with it in pancakes. My very favorite powder for pancakes is Muscle Gauge Whey Isolate in Cake Batter.

Ok, onto the good stuff..

Pumpkin Gingerbread Protein Shake

Inspired by Angela’s recipe.

1/3 cup Pumpkin

1/2 frozen Banana

 1 scoop Protein Powder (my fave is Olympic Labs Pea Protein)

1 tsp Cinnamon

1/2 tsp Gingeer

3/4 Unsweetened Almond Milk


Blend. Enjoy.  Particularly awesome with a little Peanut Flour sprinkled on top!


Even Better Pumpkin Protein Pancakes


Makes 4-5 pancakes:

4 scoop Protein Powder (used my fave)

1/2 cup Pumpkin

1 tbsp Oil (I’m loving using Hemp Oil, but Coconut would also be great)

3/4 cup Egg Whites

2 tsp Baking Soda

2 tsp Pumpkin Spice

Blend with a hand mixer, than pour ~1/3 cup into a pre-heated pan. yummm

And in Other News..

As I watch this I’m watching the ladies rock the Fitness America stage! I’m seriously being blown away by the level of competition this year.. so awesome, not to mention crazy inspiring.

I can’t believe it was two whole years ago that I was up there.. sighh.. Think I’ll do an extra functional workout or two tomorrow.. 😉


  1. OH i am going to miss you!!! Hope life life is good though friend.

    • Alyson
      Twitter: NourishedFit

      LIfe is wonderful! I am so excited for you and can’t wait to read all about it! :-)

  2. wooO! i’ve missed you! loving these pumpkin recipes! do you just munch the pancakes for snacks, etc? 1/3 cup = one serving? now you’ve got me craving a big old smoothie mama!

    • Alyson
      Twitter: NourishedFit

      Thanks hun! I use them almost as a portable protein shake, and I’ve found the pumpkin (or could add some oats too) plus the fats makes it a little more filling, but not too much so for before a workout. The recipe makes 4 good sized pancakes. Oh and P.S. I still read your blog all the time and as another incredibly single gal, your comment on the coffee being better than the Match date made me literally laugh out loud one morning. :-)

  3. I am ready for pancakes!!!!!!!!!! Somehow I don’t cook them that well but I am not a great cook.. I am still trying so I can get them fluffy & not burnt but not still uncooked inside…. yours look great!

  4. She Rocks Fitness
    Twitter: SheRocksFitness

    Pumpkin pumpkin and more pumpkin…High-Fives! You’ve inspired me to make protein pumpkin pancakes for breakfast tomorrow. :) I typically only use 1/4 tsp of baking powder, what does more baking powder do? Have a great night!


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