Feeling hungry just stinks, doesn’t it?! Well, then let fiber be your friend! Fiber increases food volume without a lot of calories, which can truly help you feel fuller for longer (a true benefit, especially when eating less to prepare for competitions, beach season, or just to be healthy and lose some extra body fat). I’m sure you’re thinking, “How many more vegetables can I eat?” But high fiber doesn’t always have to involve green veggies; pumpkin is super high in dietary fiber! With that, I’m going to show you how to make a delicious dessert-like treat with 5 grams of fiber that is sure to leave you satisfied…my Pumpkin Pie Smoothie! (For only ~200 calories!)
Keeping our bodies in shape is hard work…and, yes, it absolutely does mean making sacrifices when it comes to the foods that we choose to eat! However, the key is to still enjoy the foods that you love by simply recreating them into a healthy version. That’s what I’m here for! I’ll take the guesswork away from you and bring you new recipes each and every week! It’s all about being creative with good-for-you foods! As my trademark proclaims, I will always do my best to deliver to you: 100% Taste, 0% Guilt! It’s all here for you and ready to go. Each Alli’s Slim Pickins recipe provides detailed ingredients, nutritional information, and step-by-step instructions on how to prepare each mouth-watering meal! Come on, let’s make it happen…
PUMPKIN PIE SMOOTHIE
1/2 cup canned pure pumpkin
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (if you don’t have almond milk you can omit and just use 1 cup water total)*
1/2 cup water
5 large ice cubes
1.5 scoops vanilla protein powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
Pinch ground ginger
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1 pkt. stevia or desired sweetener
How to Prepare
1. Put almond milk and/or water, ice cubes, and pumpkin into a blender and blend for a few seconds to combine.
2. Add protein powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, sea salt, and stevia and blend for approximately 30 seconds until shake is smooth and ice cubes are fully crushed.
3. Pour into a glass and as always…enjoy!
Per serving (recipe makes 1): 210 calories, 30 grams protein, 15 grams carbohydrates, 3.5 grams fat
*if you omit almond milk: 190 calories, 30 grams protein, 15 grams carbohydrates, 1.5 grams fat
Editor’s Note: If you have any specific requests or would like to share your feedback on the above recipes, please e-mail Allison Frahn at AliFrahn@yahoo.com.