Pumpkin Protein Smoothie


It’s freezing outside.

I’m honestly a little nervous about this winter if this is how I am handling a 50 degree day.

But, I will light my “Harvest” candles, throw on a hoodie and drink a pumpkin beer to lessen the blow.

Speaking of pumpkin… I found something while flipping through the pages of the NASM Training Edge magazine today.

Power-Up Pumpkin Protein Smoothie
Courtesy of NASM Training Edge

1/2 C canned pumpkin
1/2 C unsweetened almond milk (I used unsweetened vanilla)
1/2 C crushed ice
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon (I used pumpkin pie spice)
1 tbsp ground flax seeds (I omitted this because my tummy doesn’t digest flax well)
1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I use Matrix Simply Vanilla)
1 tbsp honey

Macros: depending on your protein powder of choice
Cals: 261
Pro: 21g
Carb: 32g
Fiber: 12g
Sug: 23g
Fat: 5g

Using my new Ninja blender (single serving size to-go cup!) I blended up this bad boy.

It’s fall in a glass. Like I’m on a hayride and wearing a sweater.

I guess I can accept the cold weather for smoothies like this 🙂


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