Now that I’m recovered from the surgery, it is time to get back into the power lifting groove. I am a big fan of the protein smoothie. I am always strapped for time when it comes to a real meal and I find I enter into over-trained territory very easily due to lack of eating. I will forever be a fan of whey. Since it is October and everyone is all about the pumpkin spice trend, I will throw out this easy pumpkin pie protein smoothie I made the other week. The pumpkin is a great post-workout carb.
Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie
- 2 scoops vanilla cream whey (Gold Standard)
- 1 cup plain pureed pumpkin
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon all spice
- 3/4 cup almond milk
Blend all ingredients with a couple ice cubes with regular or immersion blender until smooth. Although, you could stir by hand, it would just take longer.
This tastes very similar to pumpkin pie filling. If you don’t like the sweeteners in Gold Standard whey, you could use plain whey with a touch of vanilla and maple syrup. And guess what? Crack two eggs in there and use it as flourless pancake batter! Th possibilities are endless with pureed pumpkin.