That sounds good! Last fall I made a lot of smoothies with canned pumpkin--if you add a few spices (a little cinnamon, ginger, allspice, or just pumpkin pie spice if you have it) and it tastes just like pumpkin pie. I think there are recipes for different versions of it on Sparkrecipes.
Thanks for reminding me of these. I think I'll try it with the almond milk you used :)
10/23/09 9:16 A
Vanilla Pumpkin Protein Smoothie Recipe
Whenever fall approaches, I get cravings for pumpkin. Pumpkin lattes, pumpkin muffins, cakes, pies.... Basically anything sweet & yummy. I decided I was going to forgo the pumpkin lattes this year. I did however buy some All Natural Pumpkin Butter at Whole Foods!
Here is a yummy recipe I created. I'm still playing with the proportions!
6-8 ounces of Almond Milk (or Soy Milk) 1/3 cup ice 1 scoop of Fiber Boost 1 tbsp of ground Flax seeds 1 scoop of Vanilla Whey Protein Powder (want low cal, mine range from 55-110 cals) 1-2 Tbsp of All Natural Pumpkin Butter
Blend ingredients. All set!!
Approx nutritional info (based on the products I use): 145cals 14g carbs 18 g Protein 7.5 g fiber no fat
Can further reduce the cals by doing 1/2 Almond milk, 1/2 H20
I've also added some Vanilla FF/SF pudding which makes it delic (just a dollop).
I'm going to look at the nutritional info on canned pumpkin as well - maybe to substitute for pumpkin butter.
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