Arbonne Pumpkin Spice Protein Recipes (Gluten-Free Vegan)

Arbonne Pumpkin Spice Protein Recipes (Gluten-Free Vegan)

The new Pumpkin Spice Protein from Arbonne has people all in a tizzy, and I get why.

It’s goooooooood, you guys. And you KNOW I’m going to be making my daily protein shake as a Pumpkin Spice Protein Shake from pretty much now through Thanksgiving (December is a hard cutoff for pumpkin for me).

BUT there are SO MANY other delicious recipes you can make with this Pumpkin Spice Protein Shake Mix, so I thought I’d share. All of the recipes on this list are gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan, except for one (#6).

Let’s get creative with our pumpkin protein!

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Quick detour #2: HACK!! If the Pumpkin Spice Protein is gone by the time you read this, grab a bag of Vanilla protein instead and just add 1/2 tsp. of pumpkin pie spice per 1 scoop of protein to get your Pumpkin Spice fix taken care of 😉

Ok, without further ado, here are my 6 favorite recipes to make with the Arbonne Pumpkin Spice Protein (+1 bonus recipe because I heart you… and because I found it after I made all the images and outline for this post… but mostly because I heart you)!

arbonne pumpkin spice high protein recipes

1. Pumpkin Spice Protein Shake

You know I HAD to start here, right? I mean, you can’t have a bag of protein shake mix and NOT have a solid shake recipe to go with it.

8oz. Vanilla Almond Milk

2 Scoops Pumpkin Protein

1/4 cu. Pumpkin Puree

1 TBSP Nut Butter

Handful of Ice


Blend & Enjoy!

2. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Edible Cookie Dough

Oh yes, I did just say “edible cookie dough”. Go ahead and lock yourself in the bathroom and eat it by the spoonful. It’s toootally okay not to share. (recipe & 📸 via: @goodmommy0709)

2 scoops Arbonne Pumpkin Spice Protein Mix

2 TBSP Kirkland Mixed Nut Butter (or nut butter of choice)

2 TBSP Oat Milk (or dairy-free milk of choice)

Pinch of salt

1/8 cup Enjoy Life Mega Chocolate Chunks


Mix all ingredients together and get it in your belly!

3. Pumpkin Spice Protein Balls

There are soooooo many different ways to make protein balls you guys! I’ve made countless variations with the Arbonne protein flavor classics of chocolate and vanilla, and they are the PERFECT go-to snack when your sweet tooth comes knocking but you don’t want to actually indulge. Here’s the PERFECT protein ball recipe for Fall using the seasonal Pumpkin Spice Protein Mix.

2 scoops Arbonne Pumpkin Spice Protein Mix

1 cup gluten-free oats

3/4 cup sunflower butter (or nut butter of choice)

1/4 – 1/2 cup pumpkin puree

2 TBSP raw, unfiltered honey

1 TBSP chia seeds

1 TBSP pumpkin seeds

1 tsp. vanilla

1 tsp. cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice

Mix it all together and form into balls.


Pop 1-2 in your mouth post-workout or whenever that sugar craving kicks in! Store in the fridge for up to 1 week.

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4. Protein PSL (Pumpkin Spice Latte)

I know people get REAL serious about their PSLs, so I’m not gonna mess around with you on this.

Yes, this IS a healthier version of the now-traditional Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte, but it’s wayyyy nicer on your waistline. And I PROMISE you it tastes even better. Yes, I said “e.v.e.n. b.e.t.t.e.r.”.

Since there’s no fake, heavy, syrup-y, over-the-top sweetness to it, you actually feel good after you finish it. It’s just a warm, cozy, smooth, lightly sweet and totally fulfilling cup of Pumpkin Heaven that you can have literally every day in the Fall without feeling guilty.

Stir together the following ingredients and steam slowly on stovetop, whisking constantly:

– 3/4 – 1 cup oat milk

– 2 TBSP pumpkin puree

– 1 scoop Pumpkin Spice Protein

– 1 tsp. pure maple syrup

Separately, brew 2 shots espresso or about 1/4-1/2 cup strong coffee and pour into mug. Pour milk mixture into coffee and froth up with a frother. Top with a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice.


Sip slowly and savor.

The fancy blog picture of my Protein PSL is above, but here’s a little behind-the-scenes glimpse at what my everyday #momlife PSL looks like:

A little less fancy, still


5. Pumpkin-Cranberry Protein Bars

This recipe is a bit fussier than the ones I’ve shared so far, but SO worth it. And really only “fussy” because it requires more ingredients, and a few you may not have just lying around in your pantry, but the assembly is super easy once you get going! (recipe & 📸 via: @thewholescoopblog)

Bar Ingredients:
1/3 cup ground flax meal
3/4 cup Pumpkin Spice Protein Shake Mix
2/3 cup smooth tahini or sesame paste
2 tbsp date syrup
3 tbsp hemp seeds
1 tbsp sunflower seeds
1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp dried cranberries
1 1/2 tbsp melted coconut oil
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Yogurt Topping:
1/2 cup plant-based yogurt
1 tbsp melted coconut oil
1. In one bowl, combine the coconut oil, tahini, date syrup and vanilla extract.
2. In a separate bowl, combine the flax meal, protein powder, all the seeds and cranberries.
3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix well.
4. Line a bread loaf pan with a piece of parchment paper. Then press the dough into the pan and flatten/even it out with your fingers or a spatula.
5. In a small bowl, combine the yogurt and melted coconut oil. Pour over the dough in an even layer. Then sprinkle in additional toppings as you like.
6. Chill in the freezer for at least 1.5 hours, then they’re ready to eat!
Store in the refrigerator for up to a week.

6. Pumpkin Spice Protein Cookies

No Pumpkin Spice protein recipe list would be complete without a cookie, amiright? And this one does.not.dissapoint., my friend. It does have a fair amount of flour (GF), sugar and butter, so this definitely falls into the “treat” category, and it’s the only one on this list that is not vegan. But still packs a protein punch and tastes like pumpkiny-Fall goodness.
1 cup Pumpkin Spice Protein
1 1/4 cup gluten-free flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup whole cane sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups (1 bag) pumpkin spice chips
Preheat oven to 350. Mix ingredients and drop by rounded spoonful onto a baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

BONUS Recipe! Pumpkin Protein Blender Mini-Muffins

These were sooo quick & easy to make and my kids gobbled them up within minutes of them cooling out of the oven. I helped with the gobbling, shamelessly. (📸 & recipe: @jojo_healthyonthegogo)
-1 cup canned pumpkin pureee
-1 cup gluten-free oats
-2 scoops Arbonne Pumpkin Spice Protein
-1-2 TBSP maple syrup (to desired sweetness)
-1 tsp vanilla extract
-1/4 tsp salt
-1 tsp baking powder
-optional: 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spiceBlend all ingredients in a food processor or high powered blender until smooth. Scoop into a mini muffin pan. Makes 15 mini muffins or 6 full sized muffins. Bake at 400F for 12-15 minutes.
Enjoy 😋
That’s all the pumpkin spice protein recipes I’ve got for ya! If you make any of these, let me know in the comments if you love them as much as I do, and if you made any modifications. Do you have any pumpkin spice protein recipes you’d add to this list?
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Vanilla Dragonfruit Protein Smoothie Bowl (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)

Vanilla Dragonfruit Protein Smoothie Bowl (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)

photo credit: Emily Schoof

Protein shakes are my go-to daily lunch, mostly because of their convenience, but it helps that they taste like dessert 😉 . You get an entire balanced and healthy meal in 2 minutes in the form of a tasty shake. Health, convenience and deliciousness… it’s a win-win-win for busy mamas.

But sometimes you just wanna eat something, ya know? And smoothie bowls are basically the same thing as the shakes I make, just with the liquid/solid ratio adjusted a bit for a more “spoonable” experience.

Add some crunchy toppings and you’ve got yourself an easy go-to on days when you don’t feel like drinking your lunch through a straw 😉.

So with that in mind, give this delicious recipe a try for breakfast or lunch!

Vanilla Dragonfruit Protein Smoothie Bowl (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)

  • 2 scoops Arbonne vanilla protein
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1/3 cup frozen pink dragonfruit
  • 1/4 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk

Just add all ingredients to your blender or Nutribullet and blend. Top with your faves! Pictured here is puffed quinoa, toasted, coconut flakes, coconut yogurt and berries. Yum!


Why I Love Arbonne Protein

In the world of protein powders, you have a lot of options. There’s whey, casein, soy, egg, rice, hemp and other plant-based sources.

Each of these have their pros and cons depending on your goals and ideals (weight loss, muscle gain, weight maintenance, health, sourcing, etc.).

When choosing a protein supplement, you’ll want to make sure your protein has a complete amino acid profile as well as taking a good look at the ingredients to make sure they’re contributing to – and not hurting – your overall health.


With that in mind, here’s why I choose Arbonne’s protein:

  • 100% Vegan: Contains no whey or casein (which can be hard to digest and can cause abdominal discomfort and gas)
  • 20 grams of Complete Protein: Many plant-based protein powders are not considered “complete” because they only use one source of protein. By combining protein from pea, brown rice and cranberry, Arbonne’s protein delivers a complete amino acid profile
  • Bonus nutrients: additional nutrients like vitamin B12 and Folate give me even more health benefits
  • Soy-free: I like to steer clear of soy whenever possible because of its negative impacts on health
  • Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Cruelty-free: All the -frees 😉
  • Tastes amazing: If you’ve ever tried protein powders before, then you know that most of them taste nasty. They’re either too grainy, or too artificial tasting, or too nasty. Lol. I seriously look forward to my Arbonne shakes every day because they really taste that good.

You can grab a bag of Arbonne vanilla protein here on my website. They have Chocolate and Chai flavors too 😋

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6 Protein-Packed Chai Breakfast Recipes For Fall

6 Protein-Packed Chai Breakfast Recipes For Fall

Looking for healthy and delicious high-protein breakfast recipes for Fall? Let's do Chai! Here are 6 of my favorite Fall chai recipes that are healthy, gluten-free, vegan, and packed with protein.

“What did you have for breakfast this morning?”, she asked.

I was pregnant with my first baby and at my 20-week appointment. I had just finished telling my doctor that I was feeling extremely exhausted and a bit dizzy.

“Cheerios.”, I told her, with all the confidence in the world that she’d be proud of my healthy choice.

“That’s it?”, she asked. “Well, yeah,” I thought to myself. “Isn’t that enough?”

Apparently it wasn’t. She told me that I needed to be eating at least 15-20 grams of protein with my breakfast to give me the energy I needed to sustain me until my next meal. Cheerios wasn’t going to cut it.

And that’s not just the case with pregnancy. Turns out, consuming enough protein with every meal is a crucial part of a healthy diet and lifestyle. From helping you to feel fuller, longer to fat burning to bone health to lower blood pressure and so much more, sufficient protein is a MUST for a healthy diet, and especially important for breakfast.

A 5-second Google or Pinterest search will deliver a gazillion high-protein breakfast recipes, but let’s get into the season a bit, shall we? Let’s chai this baby up!

Here are 6 healthy, high-protein chai recipes that are perfect for cozy fall breakfasts. The recipes are also vegan, gluten-free and 100% delicious.

(I made you a quick-reference recipe sheet that you can print and post on your fridge for chai-flavored inspo all Fall-long. Grab it for free below!)

High-Protein Chai Breakfast Recipes for Fall (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Chai Detox Tea Latte

4 oz. almond or cashew milk, unsweetened

1 cup brewed detox tea, hot

1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 scoop plant-based Chai protein powder

Pinch of cinnamon

1 Tablespoon chia seeds (optional)

Blend all ingredients together until smooth and enjoy!

Chai Protein Green Smoothie

2-3 handfuls spinach

1/3 frozen banana

1 Tablespoon coconut oil

1-2 Tablespoons sunflower seed butter

1 cup almond or cashew milk, unsweetened

2 scoops plant-based Chai protein powder

Pinch of cinnamon

1/2 scoop Greens Balance (optional)

Ice + Cold Water

Blend all ingredients together until smooth. Serve with raspberries!

Hot Chai Breakfast Bowl

1 cup gluten free hot cereal

3/4 cup almond or cashew milk, unsweetened

1 scoop plant-based Chai protein powder

2 Tablespoons toasted pecans

2 Tablespoons toasted raw coconut

Prepare hot cereal with milk and protein powder. Top with pecans and coconut. Enjoy!!

Chai Banana Protein Smoothie

2 scoops plant-based Chai protein powder

1/2 frozen banana, sliced

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

6-8 ice cubes + 1 cup cold water

2 Tablespoons almond butter

2 Tablespoons chia seeds or ground flax seeds

Blend all ingredients together until smooth and enjoy!

Chai Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

1 cup brewed detox tea, cooled (I keep a pitcher in my fridge!)

1 cup organic canned pumpkin puree

1/2 cup flax milk or nut milk, unsweetened

2 scoops plant-based Chai protein powder

1/8 teaspoon cinnamon + more for garnish

2 cups ice

Blend all ingredients together until smooth and enjoy!

Chia Chai Pudding

1 1/2 cups coconut milk, unsweetened

1/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons chia seeds

1 scoop plant-based Chai protein powder

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

1/8 teaspoon pink salt

Add all ingredients to an air tight container and whisk together until incorporated. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours (or overnight). Divide between two bowls and top with coconut whipped cream, if desired.

*The protein powder I use for our family (and for these recipes) is a naturally flavored chai plant-based protein from Arbonne. You can use any protein powder you like, however, I do not know if the recipes will turn out the same. But half of the joy of cooking is experimentation, right? Have fun in the kitchen!

Off-Season Tip: The Chai protein powder is seasonal and made in limited quantities, so if you come across this article outside of the season and it isn’t available, you can use Vanilla Protein Powder instead (or your own fave) and add chai seasoning!

Hope you enjoy these healthy and delicious high-protein chai breakfast recipes as much as I do! Let me know your favorite in the comments below 🙂