This pumpkin spice coffee protein shake is the perfect breakfast meal or an afternoon pick-me-up. Made with super flavorful pumpkin spice coffee mixed with protein powder, high protein skim milk, and topped with whipped cream and a dash of pumpkin pie spice.
When mornings get busy, we don’t always have time for a sit-down meal.
These pumpkin spice coffee protein shakes are great for on the go!
They’re smooth, creamy, and deliciously spiced with warm pumpkin spice flavors, and the added protein keeps you full and energized until lunch.
Trust me, you’ll gladly skip the coffee drive-thru after you’ve made these pumpkin spice coffee protein shakes!
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Ingredients for pumpkin spice coffee protein shake
- Brewed coffee, cold – There are a ton of pre-brewed coffees available in most major grocery stores.
- Fat-free milk – Still a great source of protein, but less fat than whole milk.
- Collagen peptides – Great for your skin, hair, and nails, collagen peptides are a great addition to this protein shake!
- Protein powder – I’ve chosen vanilla here because it will work well with the pumpkin spices. Feel free to choose your favorite brand.
- Xanthan gum – Thickening agent for our shake.
- Pumpkin pie spice – This is usually a blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger but can vary by brand. Feel free to use your favorite.
- Ice – This will give us that frosty texture!
What is xanthan gum?
Do you ever wonder how those big, commercial chain fast food restaurants get their shakes so smooth?
They use a product called xanthan gum.
Xanthan gum is a fairly common food additive.
It is used primarily as an emulsifier and thickening agent.
That means it helps the shake to not separate and become watery.
Plus, it will give our homemade shakes that same creamy, smooth texture as those big chain places.
Can’t find pumpkin spiced coffee?
If your local grocery store doesn’t have any pumpkin-spiced coffee, don’t worry!
Just buy the regular pre-made cold coffee, and increase the amount of pumpkin spice in the recipe from a dash, to a ½ teaspoon.
Using other milks
I’ve used low-fat cow’s milk in this recipe, but feel free to use your favorite.
Soy, almond, oat, the list goes on and on!
Read the labels and choose your favorite, but try to stick to an unsweetened or vanilla variety.
More pumpkin spice recipes
- Looking for a twist on an old classic? Try my Pumpkin Pie Spice Rice Krispie Treats.
- Craving something sweet? Try my Pumpkin Spice Apple Monkey Bread.
- Want something for adults? Try my Pumpkin Spice White Russian.
- Need a new breakfast favorite? Try my Copycat Tim Horton’s Pumpkin Spice Muffins.
- 1/2 cup brewed Dunkin’ Donuts Pumpkin Spice coffee, cold
- 1/2 cup high protein fat-free milk
- 2 scoops collagen peptides
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- Pinch xanthan gum
- 1-2 cups ice
- Whipped cream
- Dash pumpkin pie spice
- Add all ingredients except the whipped cream and spice to a blender and blend until smooth. Depending on how thick you like your shakes you will use 1-2 cups of ice. Start with less and add more as needed.
- Top with whipped cream and a dash of pumpkin pie spice, if desired.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 807Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 67mgSodium: 481mgCarbohydrates: 72gFiber: 3gSugar: 64gProtein: 98g
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