October = pumpkin. And pumpkin is a sexy vegetable.
Pumpkin is the answer to your fitness prayers. It’s low in carbs, high in Vitamin A, beta-carotene, fiber and potassium. And, the same fall spices that make those high calorie/high fat/high carb recipes so delicious, also make protein pumpkin recipes so delicious. You can have your pumpkin and eat it too with this delicious pumpkin protein shake recipe!
- 1 c. unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or skim milk)
- ¼ c. pumpkin puree
- 2 scoops vanilla protein powder (1 serving)
- ¼ c. oats (optional to make the shake thicker, the oats may also help you feel full longer)
- 1/3 banana (optional, adding frozen banana makes the shake creamier, you can use ice instead!)
- ½ tsp. pumpkin pie spice
The macros are based on Califia Farms unsweetened vanilla almond milk and Bourbon Vanilla Tera’s Whey. Macros may vary slightly for other brands or if you use another type of milk.
- 280 calories
- 26g protein
- 34g carbs
- 7g fat
Pro Tip: Chop a banana into pieces and keep in the freezer in a Ziploc baggie so you can use them in your smoothies/shakes like ice cubes to add flavor and thicken your shake!
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