Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie

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Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie

Smoothies offer a quick and convenient way to boost nutritional intake, whether you include them as part of breakfast-to-go, or a sport recovery shake. I'm crazy for pumpkin, but I don't want to settle for the artificial, pumpkin-spiced flavours that so many food chains use. I prefer to indulge in the pumpkin flavours that we now identify with the Fall season, while benefiting from the powerhouse nutrients in REAL pumpkin! This smoothie is loaded with beta carotene, potassium, calcium, folate, B12, and protein. Everything you need to start the day or recover from a workout.

 

Ingredients:

1/2 cup frozen banana pieces

1/2 cup canned 100% pure pumpkin puree

1/2 cup plain yogurt

3/4 cup 1% milk

1/2 tsp cinnamon, ground

1/8 tsp nutmeg, ground

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

2 tsp honey

Blend together and drink up.

 

Makes 500 ml

Contains 15 grams protein, 485mg calcium, 1200mg potassium, and 1.5ug B12

 

Submitted by Brooke Bulloch, RD Owner Food To Fit


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