It’s spooky, scary skeleton season folks! Whether you’re in the Thanksgiving or Halloween spirit (or if you’re a Christmas fan like me wanting to leap right over both to get your jingle bell rock on) you’re probably craving that fall classic, pumpkin spice! Yes, it’s been done to death with all of the lattes, twinkies, and even pringles. (Ew, I know right.) Alas, those trends can saturate even the best of things can’t they? Well, don’t let that get in the way of indulging in tradition this year, because pumpkin is yet another healthful food that will be both as festive as it is tasty to “spice up” those essential workout proteins.
- 1 1/2 scoops vanilla protein powder (other flavors can work fine, just make sure its compatible with a pumpkin flavor/not overpowering)
- 1/4 cup canned pumpkin
- 1 tbsp almond butter
- 1 cup ice
- 1 cup almond milk (or any preferred milk type)
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin spice
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg
Half a frozen banana can substitute half a cup of the ice here to create a smoothie texture without overpowering the pumpkin if you prefer that! If you’re watching your carb intake keep in mind that bananas are very high in carbohydrates. Happy muscle building guys!