Healthy Chocolate Pumpkin Protein Shake

Thursday, October 15, 2015
In lieu of it being the most wonderful month of the year, I decided I needed to crank out some more pumpkin recipes! 

I don't really post a lot of recipe's around here. Most of my blogs are focused on Christian living. However, when Fall rolls around, I cannot resist  posting more- because, well... #pumpkin.

Nuff' said ;)

One of my favorite healthy snacks is my "Nana's Protein Shake". It's packed with vitamins and protein so it aids in both health and in hunger cravings. I usually like to keep the shake "as is", but I discovered that the pumpkin-y-ness is pretty awesome too. Not to mention, including pumpkin in the drink adds a lot of vitamin A.


To make this shake, combine the following in a blender:

1 Cup chocolate soy milk (I use the light version of Silk when the store actually has it...)
1/2 scoop of vanilla protein powder (I use Spirutein soy protein)
3 Tablespoons pure pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie filling!)
1 Cup of ice

Blend together until ice chunks are gone and serve. This makes about 16oz.

Nutrition: * 183 Calories* 28 Carbs* 3 grams fat* 13 grams protein* 22 grams sugar*


And, since it is October- have I mentioned that it's the greatest month ever?- I decided to find a few other pumpkin recipes for you. You're welcome.

Pumpkin Recipe Round-Up

Pumpkin-Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin Buttercream Frosting

Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins

Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin-Nutella Cookie Bars

Hopefully, these will get you started on the basic human need for pumpkin everything :)