Nutter Butter Butterscotch Pudding High Protein Smoothie

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

Nutter Butter Butterscotch Pudding High Protein Smoothie

Disclosure: 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. This post contains affiliate links, meaning if you purchase a product I may receive a small commission, at no additional cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

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 high protein 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.


Nutter Butter Peanut Butter Butterscotch Pudding High Protein Smoothie

Nutter Butter Butterscotch Pudding High Protein Smoothie

Nutter Butter Butterscotch Pudding Smoothie

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!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 smoothie



  • 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.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 380kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 629mg | Potassium: 850mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 9998IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 314mg | Iron: 7mg
EA Stewart, RD | Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Vegan
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Nutter Butter Butterscotch Pudding SmoothieNutrition, Tasting & Pure Encapsulations Notes…

  • This Nutter Butter Butterscotch Pudding High Protein 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, or buy it here: PureLean Protein Powder.
Nutter Butter Butterscotch Pudding Smoothie

Drink up!

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

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  1. Such an unusual combination, but I bet it tastes delicious! And, it looks so refreshing too!

  2. 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! =)

  3. 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

  4. 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 🙂

    1. 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 🙂

    1. Thanks Gretchen!! i’ll trade you a smoothie for some of that yummy mango orange julius coconut milk ice cream on your blog! 🙂

  5. 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!!!

    1. Wish we lived closer to each other Carla so you could “borrow” some butternut squash from me 🙂 Cheers!!!

  6. 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?

    1. 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 🙂

  7. 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!

    1. Thanks so much Kim! Always happy to inspire 🙂 Hope you’re enjoying out beautiful day!