I hope you all had a fun and safe Halloween! Now we get to look forward to Thanksgiving. What better way to do so than with Pumpkin Pie, I ask?
Here’s a great way to get your protein shake in while TOTALLY appreciating the flavors of pumpkin pie! It’ll make you feel all cozy on a fall or winter day. The smoothie surprisingly tastes a whole lot like pumpkin pie and leaves you with that sweet and decadent flavor. I gotta admit that my favorite part of the smoothie is the the chunks of graham crackers found throughout. I love the flavor and the crunch.
I’m so happy that I’ve found a way to enjoy pumpkin pie in a healthy and balanced nutrition sort-of-way. Enjoy!
Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie
Adapted from Little Inspiration
1/4 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 cup low fat milk (I used organic, 1%)
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder (100 calories, 15g Protein)
1 cup crushed ice
1/2 graham cracker (or 2 sections), crushed (crumbs for topping)
Put canned pumpkin, milk, cinnamon, and protein powder in blender. Blend until well-combined and smooth (about 1-2 minutes). Add ice and blend again until smooth. Top with graham cracker crumbs.
Fat: 3.7g (1.5g = Sat.)