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Pumpkin Pie Protein MilkShake (with no protein powder)

26 Jun

I use to have shakes every single night. It was just something I loved and enjoyed ending my night with. But ever since I began this sugar detox, I haven’t had them very much. Why you may ask? Well, the base of most of them were protein powder, and then were definitely sweetened with stevia and other delicious, yet sugar filled ingredients:/So, I had to put them on hold as almost all protein powders have sugar added.

But no fear! I have now come up with a delicious way to make a high protein milkshake, without protein powders or any added sugar! And it still has the delicious taste of all my other shakes :)

Of course, as I begun my shake creating again, I had to start with the very loved, pumpkin flavor. Pumpkin Pie to be exact. Let me just say it was absolutely delicious! With this shake being so healthy and full of protein, enjoy this for breakfast, post workout, or for a delicious dessert!

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Pumpkin Pie Milkshake
-1 cup almond milk
-1 very ripe frozen banana
-1/2 cup greek yogurt
-1/2 cup cottage cheese
-1/4 cup pumpkin
-2T TVP (or oats if no TVP)
-2 dates
-1/2 tsp: cinnamon, vanilla extract, pumpkin pie spice
-Sprinkle of sea salt
optional: xanthan gum or guar gum for added thickness

For “Crumble” Topping:
-2T rolled oats
-1/2 tsp coconut oil
-sprinkle of cinnamon and sea salt

Directions: Blend all shake ingredients together. Mix together “crumble” ingredients in small bowl or cup. Pour shake into glass and top with oat mixture. Enjoy!

Pumpkin Benefits:
1) High in Vitamin aid which aids in eyesight
2) High in fiber to keep you satisfied
3) Rich in Beta Carotene with plays a role in cancer prevention and benefit your skin
4) More potassium than a banana (great post workout food!)
5) Rich in Vitamin C to keep you fit and healthy

Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/05/pumpkin-health-benefits_n_1936919.html
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6 Responses to “Pumpkin Pie Protein MilkShake (with no protein powder)”

  1. doucelumiere June 27, 2013 at 5:20 pm #

    I love pumpkin! I’ve actually been using a protein powder where the only ingredient is powdered pumpkin seed. Here is the link, if you want to check it out: http://www.amazon.com/Omega-Nutrition-Pumpkin-Protein-21-Ounce/dp/B004L3VLFK
    Delicious looking smoothie by the way. I’ll have to try it out sometime :)

    • freshfitnhealthy June 28, 2013 at 6:24 pm #

      Wow that is so cool, I am definitely checking it out! Thank you!

  2. Lívia Fontana June 27, 2013 at 5:40 pm #

    I will definitely try it! Do you know the calories and nutritional info of the milkshake?

    • freshfitnhealthy June 28, 2013 at 6:25 pm #

      I don’t count calories, but this recipe was actually featured on RippedRecipes.com, where they calculate nutritional information. You can find it on their website :)

  3. thekatiepotatie June 28, 2013 at 3:48 pm #

    Mmm looks so good! I always have a smoothie at night, but have never used dates.. I have to try this out!

    • freshfitnhealthy June 28, 2013 at 6:26 pm #

      I did it to add a little extra sweetness without sugar, as I have been on a sugar detox until the end of June! You’re welcome to put stevia or honey in instead :)

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