Pumpkin Pie Protein Shake

Pumpkin Pie Protein Shake

As soon as it turns Fall, everything is offered in pumpkin flavor — and I mean everything! It starts with Starbucks‘ infamous Pumpkin Spice Latte…

Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte

And then the list just keeps going:Pumpkin In Food Products

Pumpkin pie, pumpkin milkshakes, pumpkin waffles, pumpkin cream cheese, pumpkin Pringles…

Pumpkin In Food Products

Pumpkin candy corn, pumpkin marshmallows, pumpkin coffee creamer, pumpkin pop tarts, pumpkin ice cream…

Pumpkin In Food Products

 Pumpkin Blizzards, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin Jell-o, pumpkin bagels, pumpkin beer…

Pumpkin In Food ProductsPumpkin 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!

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:
Jack-in-the-Box     707 35g 86g 73g 10.5g
Sonic 710 34g 93g 78g 9g
Dairy Queen 595 21g 88g 75g 12g
*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! 

 

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