High Protein Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Here is another way to get the high nutritional value of pumpkin, along with 2 other very good protein sources – by making a delicious high protein, low calorie, pumpkin pie smoothie.  And protein smoothies are a great way to go beyond whey protein shakes, for better nutrition and taste.

In this recipe, I am mixing low fat Greek Yogurt [I have found plain flavor that only has 9 grams of sugar] with my protein powder blend, instead of the cottage cheese I use in a microwave protein cake.

Besides liking cottage cheese better in a recipe that is going to be heated, and Greek yogurt if it is going to be cold, like a smoothie – if you microwave Greek yogurt, you will end up killing any of the live probiotics it contains..

Adjust the quantity of different spices to your taste – I have not had any problem with tasting the ‘tang’ in the Greek yogurt.

And I also throw 5-6 ice cubes into the blender to make it thicker – be careful that you don’t blend it too long and make it water.

Ingredients

  • 2 scoops BioTrust Vanilla Protein
  • 1/2 cup Pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt – non-fat
  • 1 cup Almond Milk – unsweetened
  • 1/2 tsp Allspice
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon

Macros

  • 300 calories – 38.50 grams protein 13.50 net grams carbohydrates [23.5g carbs-10g fiber] 5.50 grams fat

BioTrust Vanilla Protein

I think that BioTrust makes the ‘Cadillac’ of protein powders.  It is a 100% all natural, hormone-free, balanced blend of 4 different proteins – and I have to say it is also the best tasting vanilla protein powder I have tried.

Low-Carb Time-Released Protein Blend:

  • 100% All-Natural, Hormone-Free
  • No Artificial Colors, Sweeteners or Flavors
  • Time-Released Four-Protein Blend
  • Only 4g of Net Carbs Per Serving

And this protein powder has ProHydrolase, which is a patented blend of specialized enzymes designed to dramatically enhance the ability of the body to break down, absorb, and utilize whey protein.

 

Article by Barry Lutz