With Autumn upon us this is the perfect time to make up this creamy fitness blend. If you’re training hard or suffering with aching joints, inflammation or stiffness then this is the perfect shake for you. I love adding a collagen powder which is not only great for gut healing but vital for healthy bones and joint support. The use of baobab provides plenty of vitamin C for collagen production in the body and supporting immune health.

Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie


Difficulty – Easy

Time – 5 minutes preparation

Serves – 1

What’s good about it?

Using sweet potato or pumpkin provides plenty of betacarotene which the body converts to vitamin A – a valuable vitamin supporting immune function, gut integrity and skin health. The addition of collagen powder is a great way to further support connective tissue and joint health.

  1. Simply place all the ingredients in a high speed blender or nutri bullet and process until smooth and creamy.
  2. Ideally drink immediately.

Baobab fruit powder forms naturally inside the hard-shelled fruit of the African Baobab tree. This exotic tasting fruit is high in Vitamin C, Fibre, Calcium and Potassium and has a delicious citrus tang making it ideal for desserts, ice creams and smoothies.

½ mango or 100g peeled and cut into chunks

¼ cup / 60g canned pumpkin puree or cooked sweet potato / pumpkin

Pinch of cinnamon powder to taste

Pinch of turmeric

1 scoop collagen powder ( I use Arthred Collagen by Allergy Research)

1tsp ground flaxseed

1tbsp lucuma powder

1/2 tsp baobab powder

200ml coconut water