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Sunday, November 3, 2013

Pumpkin Spice Protein Shake


If you're unsure about whether fall has arrived or not -- just take a look around.

Signs for pumpkin this, and pumpkin that, are everywhere. Any if you're lucky enough to live in a state that actually has leaves that are changing, you know the season is here. Watching the trees change is one thing I really miss about living in Michigan. Here in the Phoenix, AZ area, we miss out on that. But that doesn't mean I can't join in on the pumpkin madness.

So here you have it. My pumpkin inspired protein shake. Check it out!

Ingredients:

1 cup vanilla almond milk
1/4 cup pumpkin puree
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
4 ice cubes of vanilla almond milk
sprinkle of cinnamon
sprinkle of nutmeg
dash of sea salt

Directions: place all ingredients in blender and mix until smooth. Pour into a glass. Sprinkle a little extra cinnamon and nutmeg on top.

Notes: I've found that using the vanilla almond milk gives it a sweeter taste. If you're in a leaning out phase of your fitness plan, go for original almond milk or unsweetened. But note that it will have a bit of a bite without the extra sweetness. I like to freeze ice cubes of almond milk for shakes so that my shakes are more creamy, and taste more dessert-like than health food-like.

Enjoy!

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