paleo smoothies

Pumpkin Spice Workout Smoothie

Posted on 10. Dec, 2011 by in Recipes

The Pumpkin Spice Smoothie is a very well-rounded workout smoothie with a great taste of the holidays.  I use to love McDonald’s Pumpkin Spice milkshakes, but their nutritional value is light-years away from this smoothie.  Packed with 46 grams of Protein, 25g carbs, 10g fat, and 305 calories, this smoothie is perfect for hungry, worn down muscles. Pumpkin is a Paleo SUPERFOOD! It is packed with vitamins, minerals, and carotenoids. Benefits include, but not limited to: vision health and protection from cataracts, fighting off free radicals and strengthening your immune system, improved skin and prevents premature aging, anti-inflammatory properties, and protection against serious diseases such as high cholesterol, heart disease, and cancers.

Ingredients

1/3 can of Pumpkin

1 cup almond milk unsweetened (original or vanilla flavor, not a big noticeable taste difference either way)

1.5 tsp cinnamon (use between 1-2 tsp based on how much you love cinnamon)

1 tsp pumpkin spice (contains ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, and ground allspice)

1 raw cage free egg (break it open first, discard shell)

1.5 scoops of vanilla whey protein powder (about 35 grams of protein)

7-9 Ice cubes (industry standard)

Blend together into a smooth, tasty pumpkin treat! Tastes extra good during the holiday season.

Sprinkle extra cinnamon on top if you really love cinnamon!

Nutrition Facts (approximate)

Pumpkin – 60 cal, Fat 1g, Carbs 14g, Protein 3g

Almond milk – 40 cal, Fat 3.5, Carbs 2g, Protein 1g

Cage free egg – 70 cal, Fat 4, Carbs 0g, Protein 6g

Whey protein vanilla – 120 cal, Fat 1.5g, Carbs 5g, Protein 36g

Cinnamon & spices – Cal 15, Carbs 4g

TOTAL: 305 cal, Fat 10g, Carbs 25g, Protein 46g

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