Saturday, September 16, 2017

Fall in love with this Pumpkin Spice Protein Shake

Fall is in the air...except in Texas where the heat index was over 100 today. OK, technically it's not autumn yet, so I'll allow it, Texas, but don't let me catch you heating up after the 21st.

I love fall (when it finally gets here). September is my birthday month, fall ushers in the perfect running weather and it's about that time that everyone goes crazy about pumpkin spice!

"I am familiar with all the Spice Girls...Posh, Sporty, Ginger, Scary and Baby. But which one is Pumpkin Spice and why is she so popular this time of year?" - My FB friend who I am 99.9% sure doesn't read my blog and 100% sure he wouldn't mind me sharing his humor.
For the protein shake of the month, I thought it would be fitting to share my delicious pumpkin spice protein shake. You can skip the sugar-laden barista-made drink and mix up this one at home. With just five simple ingredients it is a healthy and delicious alternative.

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I had a conversation over on Instagram about pumpkin puree. I noticed that all the pumpkin recipes used pumpkin puree, but none of the canned pumpkin in the store said the words "puree" on them. Was I supposed to a puree an actual pumpkin? Because if so, that sounds like way too much work. Luckily for me, I was told as long as the canned pumpkin is not pumpkin pie filling, then we're good. I never said I was a foodie. Good thing hubby is the cook in the family.


PUMPKIN SPICE PROTEIN SHAKE INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup of canned pumpkin
1 small banana
1tsp of vanilla extract
1tsp of pumpkin pie spice
11 ounces of vanilla Premier Protein shake chilled (1 shake)



I mixed all the ingredients in my Nutribullet. I started with about half of the vanilla protein shake, but it tasted too pumpkin-y. Is that possible? So I slowly added additional vanilla protein shake until I got the flavor balance I wanted.

fall in love with pumpkin spice protein shake


It was so freakin' delicious. It tasted like drinking a pumpkin pie. I immediately wished I had a little whipped cream to top it off!


Are you ready for fall? Do you love pumpkin everything? Is it hot where you live right now? Do you want to wish me a happy birthday? (shameless plug for comments.)



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