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Pumpkin Protein Shake Recipe


With the Holiday season approaching I wanted to share some health benefits of Pumpkin as well as share an awesome recipe for a protein packed smoothie.

Here are four health benefits of Pumpkin. . .

1) Keeps You Full

One cup of Pumpkin provides about 3 grams of fiber. Which helps give the body a feeling of fullness. So you may actually need less total calories to keep you full.

2) Healthy Fats & Protein

If you're using organic pumpkin to cook, keeping the seeds includes good unsaturated fats, protein and extra fiber.

3) Vitamins

The antioxidants in pumpkin are converted to Vitamin A which offers several health benefits. Improved eyesight and immune system to name a couple.

4) Potassium Packed

Potassium is an important mineral to keep our muscles and heart healthy. Just one cup of pumpkin provides a significant amount more of Potassium than a banana.

With that being said, here is a pumpkin protein smoothie recipe for some quality protein and low sugar.

- 20-30g of Vanilla Protein Powder

- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon

- 1/4 cup pumpkin

- 1 cup Cashew or Almond Milk

- 2 tsp Vanilla Extract

- Ice

Blend in a blender and ENJOY!

When selecting your protein powder, you want to make sure it is a straight "whey" protein powder or a plant protein.

So these options will typically be around 100-120 calories per serving and have 0g of carbs and sugar. (Or definitely under 5g)

While a meal replacement type powder may have more calories, and carbs and sugars in there as well.

--> READ YOUR NUTRITION LABELS.

Two protein powders that I personally enjoy and recommend are the Transparent Labs Grassfed Whey Protein Concentrate (24g per seving) and Legion Athletics Whey+ (22g per serving).

I trust these two brands and am very satisfied with the quality of their products.

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