Nothing says “Fall” like pumpkin everything. Since I have a MAJOR sweet tooth, I like to fit in a delicious protein shake post-workout to not only refuel my energy levels, but to also indulge in something a little extra tasty.
I’ve been experimenting with real pumpkin puree over the last few weeks. It has proven to be an awesome low sugar and low carb energy source that also creates volume to my shakes so that I am full. Bonus – most of these ingredients you’ll already be able to find in your cabinet!!! Store the leftover pumpkin in your fridge and use the remaining puree for your shakes OR try making my pumpkin banana protein bread!
You can also add 1/3 cup of oats and 1 T of chia seeds for a full meal replacement.
- 1 C unsweetened almond milk
- 1 Scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1 T maple extract
- 1/2 C canned pumpkin
- 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice for topping
- 1 C ice
- In a blender, add all ingredients including ice.
- Blend on high until the shake thickens.
- Pour into your favorite cup and enjoy!
Optional: Add 1/3 C of old fashioned oats and 1 T chia seeds to your protein shake to make it a full meal replacement!