Sunday, September 9, 2012

Healthy Pumpkin Smoothie- A Taste of FALL!!

Are y'all loving this cooler weather or what?!?!  Although I prefer warm weather, I am always ready for a change by the time Fall comes around, and it is one of my favorite seasons. I can't help but get excited for Fall!!!

One of my FAVORITE things about Fall is chili & pumpkin spice lattes! Ha! Unfortunately most lattes and pumpkin smoothies aren't always very healthy options, but you can do some tweaking to give them a healthy twist. One of my sweet friends Kate sent me this recipe for a healthy version of PUMPKIN SMOOTHIES- a perfet fall treat!! I can't WAIT to make it because I know it will be DELICIOUS! You will thank me! (and Kate!)

 Vanilla Muscle Gain mixed with pumpkin purée, pumpkin pie spice (put the pumpkin in a container and allow it to freeze) and ice- blend away!

**If you're making one after a workout, you can add some Greek yogurt and a spalsh of vanilla almond milk.

I love the vanilla Muscle Gain because 1) most of us aren't getting enough protein, and 2) it...
  • Contains 25 grams of high-quality, easily digestible protein
  • Provides nutritional support for increasing muscle mass
  • Supports muscle-enhancing enzymes and metabolic processes
  • Helps maintain & restore energy supplies during and after physical activity



fancy nancy said...

Sounds great! I'll have to try it out! Right about now is when I stock up on puree pumpkin to last me through to next season! They just don't sell the organic kind in the off season!

Jenn @ Bliss to Bean said...

Oooh I am so gonna make this! I just some vanilla whey protein powder though, I hope that substitutes okay. I never thought of freezing the pumpkin puree! I just bought some yesterday too; thanks for sharing!

Kae said...

Love fall, my favorite :)

Amber said...

Fall is my favorite! I will have to try this, thanks for sharing.

Danielle @ Itsaharleyyylife said...

mmmm looks delicious! I love everything fall! (:

Anonymous said...

One of my FAVORITE things about fall is Pumpkin. I love pumpkin bread so much it's my fall indulgence! I'm going to have to try this pumpkin smoothie with muscle gain. It looks amazing! Thanks, girl!