As soon as it turns Fall, everything is offered in pumpkin flavor — and I mean everything! It starts with Starbucks‘ infamous Pumpkin Spice Latte…
And then the list just keeps going:
Pumpkin pie, pumpkin milkshakes, pumpkin waffles, pumpkin cream cheese, pumpkin Pringles…
Pumpkin candy corn, pumpkin marshmallows, pumpkin coffee creamer, pumpkin pop tarts, pumpkin ice cream…
Pumpkin Blizzards, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin Jell-o, pumpkin bagels, pumpkin beer…
Pumpkin M&Ms, pumpkins Hershey Kisses, pumpkin butter, pumpkin coffee and yes… pumpkin pie donuts!
Sure, indulging on these festive treats a few times throughout the season won’t completely ruin your diet. But these sugar-laden snacks aren’t ideal for those trying lose weight or stay lean.
So how can us health-concious individuals guiltlessly enjoy the pumpkin spice craze that sweeps the nation every Fall? — A Pumpkin Pie Protein Shake!
This shake tastes just like a pumpkin milkshake you’d normally order — except it’s 100% clean, packed with protein, has 1/3 fewer calories and no added sugars. Let’s compare:
|Pumpkin Pie Shake (14 oz.)||Calories:||Fat:||Carbs:||Sugars:||Protein:|
|*Lucas James’ Version*||208||3g||19g||9g||27.6g|
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1/2 banana
- 1/4 c. canned pumpkin
- 1 c. unsweetened almond milk
- 1/4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
- 2 pkts. stevia
- 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
- 1-2 handfuls of ice
Blend and enjoy!