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!

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…

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

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!
5 from 4 votes
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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 Smoothie Nutrition, 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.

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!