Healthy Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Shake

This tasty treat is rich in protein and vitamin A.

This Cooking Light-inspired recipe requires whipping together a few ingredients to create a healthy treat for the fall season. Photographs by Melissa Romero.

Accept it, guys: It’s pumpkin season. The major coffee chains are currently overrun with pumpkin lattes/cupcakes/basically anything you can ingest—but for a healthier indulgence, we set out to make our own fall-inspired treat. 

Say hello to our new favorite dessert: the pumpkin pie shake. All that’s required for this super-simple recipe, based on a Cooking Light version, is whipping together a few ingredients. We can guarantee it’ll be a hit at your next gathering. 

Serving size: 4
Nutrition per serving: 129.1 calories, 3 grams fat, 90.8 milligrams sodium, 332.1 milligrams potassium, 21.7 carbohydrates, 5.2 grams protein.

2 cups low-fat vanilla ice cream
1 cup fat-free milk
⅔ cup canned pumpkin
¾ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
2 tablespoons brown sugar (optional)

Blend all ingredients together until smooth. Pour into four glasses. Top with a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream if desired. Sprinkle with extra pumpkin pie spice.