While my love for fall-adjacent flavors remains strong year-round, I can’t help but put a pumpkin-spice spin on nearly every dish that comes out of my kitchen as soon as the first leaf starts to change colors. Needless to say, I’m beyond excited that the (real) most wonderful time of the year is upon us yet again. This year, however, my doctors and I have set various nutritional goals that, unfortunately, cannot be met by enjoying a slice of pumpkin pie every day, so I’ve had to find different ways of enjoying my favorite fall flavors.
One way to enjoy these classics while staying in line with my nutrition plan, I realized, is by incorporating seasonal protein shakes into my daily routine. As someone who loves breakfast just as much as she loves fall, finding five expertly crafted protein shake recipes that are each jam-packed with all of my favorite flavors has been the answer to my autumnal prayers. Now, I get to enjoy the tastes of the season first thing in the morning or as a protein-packed pumpkin pick-me-up throughout the day. That’s considered a win-win in my recipe book. Keep scrolling for my picks.