Pumpkin Protein Smoothie

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Dear Diary,

It was just another day of experimenting for the ladies of SFG Diary!  All of us got together, as we often do :), to come up with another great recipe to share… and as usual, it was a day full of fun, laughter… and trial and error.  We originally decided to make a healthier spin on a pumpkin spice latte… sounds easy enough, right?!  Well, it didn’t go exactly as planned– after hours of testing different flavors and combinations, the latte just wasn’t up to par.  After a moment of defeat, we took our original idea and decided to go in a whole new direction– with a PROTEIN SMOOTHIE!  How did this not occur to us before?!  Smoothies?  That’s something WE KNOW:  We’re busy girls on-the-go, who are always looking for a new fun and healthy way to add protein and energy into our daily routine!

Silly enough, we had no idea that pumpkin could even taste good in a smoothie– a squash filled smoothie just doesn’t sound appropriate does it?!  But with all of those terrific fall spices to help lighten up the flavor, it is the perfect fall inspired treat! Pumpkins are full of fiber and low in calories, has tons of vitamin A, and is full of hydrating powers… who knew eating pumpkin could be that good for you too!?

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Here’s what we made:

3 tablespoons of canned pumpkin

1 tablespoon of pumpkin spice

1/2 tsp of cinnamon

1/2 a scoop of chocolate protein powder (vanilla works too if you prefer :))

3 ice cubes

1 cup of almond milk

want to make this smoothie ultra-decadent?!  Add a dollop of organic whip cream and sprinkle on some extra cinnamon!

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And that’s it!!!  Try this fall treat for yourself and tell us what you think! The combination of fall flavors with a protein filled shake?!  We’ll be having this as much as we can this autumn season!  Enjoy SFG’s!

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  1. Mara says:

    I tried this smoothie and the flavor was the pumpkin I was great and the sweetness I was craving in the morning! I am used to having thicker smoothies in the morning so I happened to have some frozen bananas and I tried throwing one of those in and it added a good consistency to the smoothie! Again I love starting my morning out with such fun healthy flavors, starts me off on the right foot!

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  1. […] November means hearty meals, comfort food, seasonal treats, parties galore and momma stockin’ the pantry (HELLO!) so that doesn’t exactly equal a six pack for the holidays. And I want abs for Christmas y’all! Who’s with me?! haha. Let’s be real it’s still bikini season in LA in December. Which sounds nice until you’re faced with the seasonal drinks at Starbucks everyday and you’re having to repeatedly refuse pumpkin spice latte yumminess with extra whipped cream and carmel sauce drizzled on top. It’s times like these I just want to live in North Dakota and hibernate under several layers of parkas as I enjoy my entire daily calorie count in a cup… Most days I’m pretty sure it would be worth it, others I turn to one of our holiday drink alternatives (Peppermint Mocha + Pumpkin Protein Shake). […]

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