Nutter Butter Butterscotch Pudding Smoothie

Divinely indulgent, packed with protein and other super duper nutrients, my “secret ingredient” Nutter Butter Butterscotch Pudding Smoothie is a delicious way to start the day!

Nutter Butter Butterscotch Pudding Smoothie Disclosure: By posting this Nutter Butter Butterscotch Pudding Smoothie recipe, I am eligible to win a prize in the “Pure Encapsulations PureLean Blogger Smoothie Contest”. Pure Encapsulations provided me with a free sample of PureLean Protein powder to create my smoothie recipe.  As always, my opinions of this product, and all products mentioned on The Spicy RD, are 100 % my own.

Did you have a favorite pudding as a child?

Do tell!

Despite my love affair with all things chocolate, such as this, and these, oh, and let’s definitely not forget this, my all-time favorite pudding, as a kid, and even now, just so happens to be butterscotch.

That and my mom’s home made custard.

But those of you that cook, and bake, and do all such manner of creating in the kitchen, know very well that pudding is not custard, and custard is not pudding.

Well, if you didn’t know before, you most definitely know now.

Custard involves eggs.

Eggs are good. {Like these Cilantro, Tomato, and Green Onion Baked Eggs. Mmm….}

Eggs are great. {Like these Green Eggs, No Ham, of which Sam I Am is a fan.}

But pudding has no eggs.

And, this smoothie has no eggs, but it has a lot of other super yummy and nutritious stuff, like this PureLean Vanilla Bean Protein Powder from Pure Encapsulations…

Pure Encapsulations PureLean  Vegan Protein Powder

And my secret ingredient that I’ll let you in on now…

Frozen Butternut Squash

Frozen Butternut Squash.

Oh, don’t be scared!

It’s super yummy, just like butterscotch pudding.

Promise!

Nutter Butter Butterscotch Pudding Smoothie

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 smoothie

Calories per serving: 400 calories

Peanut butter, banana, spices, protein powder, and butternut squash make an unusual, but super delicious and nutritious power smoothie combination, that tastes like butterscotch pudding!

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2/3 cup frozen butternut squash
  • 1 scoop PureLean Protein Powder
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup non-dairy "milk"
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus extra for garnish
  • 1 cup ice

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender, and blend on high until smooth. Pour in to a glass, sprinkle additional cinnamon on top, and serve while cold and frosty.
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Nutter Butter Butterscotch Pudding SmoothieNutrition, Tasting & Pure Encapsulations Notes…

  • This Nutter Butter Butterscotch Pudding Smoothie is naturally gluten-free and suitable for a vegetarian or vegan diet.
  • Super quick and easy to make, 1 smoothie will keep you full all morning long, and has 400 calories, 24 grams of protein, and 10 grams of protein. No excuses not to eat {drink} breakfast!
  • All vegan protein powders, IMO, are a little bit on the gritty side {from the fiber}, but I’ve found that adding lots of ice to your smoothie helps take some of the grittiness away.
  • Even before I was sent a sample of the PureLean Protein powder to try, I was a fan of Pure Encapsulation’s supplements which are free of wheat, gluten, nuts, egg, hydrogenated oils, artificial flavors and artificial colors.  There are also no binders or fillers in their products, and they are manufactured in an FDA-inspected facility, and are NSF-GMP registered in the U.S., GMP certified in Canada, and exceed the U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP) standards for supplement manufacturing. All very good criteria to consider when choosing supplements. I encourage you to learn more about Pure Encapsulations products on their website.
  • More nutrition stuff in the photo below…

Nutter Butter Butterscotch Pudding SmoothieDrink up!

 

Custard, pudding, or both? Favorite flavor of pudding as a kid? As an adult? What type of smoothie would you whip up with some PureLean Protein Powder???  I love your comments and feedback!

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Comments

  1. Frozen butternut squash… what a brilliant idea!! Sweet and full of vitamins. I’ve not really experimented with protein powders in the past, but you’ve given me some inspiration. Well done!

  2. I agree with Kim – great idea using butternut squash in this smoothie – I’d never think to do that. The color is beautiful!

    • Thanks Jeanette! The squash gives it a light shade of butterscotch, but the turmeric really help to brighten the color, plus added spicy nutrition benefits :-)

  3. Oh. My. God. This looks AMAZING! Truly. Pinning it, pining for it, and eating/slurping tomorrow. I have everything but must quickly peel, chop and stash the squash for tomorrow. Love, love this idea EA. You are a genius, ma’am xx ps can I have cardamom instead of cinnamon? Pretty please?

  4. carla ondrasik says:

    Yummy… I am going to make this!!… Darn! wish I had some butternut squash handy!!!!!
    I have been craving smoothies and this sounds so delish… thank you!!!

  5. brilliant… the flavors, nutrition, ingredients! another winner!

  6. So interested to know more about the powder. I’m on a protein smoothie kick right now, but it actually is kinda hard to find good tasting ones without a bunch of stuff in them I don’t want :)

    • I hear ya’ Regan! I like to use a variety of protein powders, including whey, egg white, and vegan ones such as the PureLean. The protein is a mixture of pea protein and rice protein, plus it has apple pectin and chia for fiber. It also has a superfruit antioxidant blend {which i could do without, but certainly not a problem having it in there}. Finally, it is sweetened with stevia, which I use occasionally for extra sweetness w/o calories/sugar. Normally I use protein powders w/o any sugar OR stevia {which are very hard to find BTW}, but in this case the added stevia helps give the smoothie it’s sweeter butterscotchy kick :-)

  7. Pinned! Love the butternut addition!

  8. Say what? This was a favorite cookie growing up, love that you brought the flavors together for a smoothie! Your recipe sounds amazing! Have a great weekend! Hugs, Terra

  9. How clever! Not only does this look incredibly creamy, sweet and tempting I am
    Surprised that the recipe contains no egg and in fact contains squash! X

  10. Oh heavens, this looks wonderful! Butterscotch was my favorite pudding growing up, so I know I’d love this. Now you’ve got me craving butterscotch pudding at 9 AM, ha! =)

  11. Simply delightful, delicious & healthy! What a treat! :D

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