Protein + Pumpkin.. Yes Please!
Hi everyone! Wow, it’s been forever.. lots of updates for you.. but for this post I just wanted to share a couple of new (or revised) favorites!
My pumpkin obsession is no new thing.. proof.. and I couldn’t let November pass without a couple recipes for ya!
It’s All About the Powder!
Alright, ya’ll know I love my various protein powder concoctions. I get asked all the type what protein powders I use.. and it all depends. Some are good for pancakes and protein bars, while I prefere others for shakes. And even then it’s different for sweet chocolaty shakes versus my beloved Green Smoothies.
For my morning Green Smoothie, my number one favorite is Olympian Labs Vanilla Pea Protein, I also love Vega Sport (I think the one I used just got discontinued but they have a new product that looks good) and Genuine Health’s Vegan Proteins.
Now pancakes.. How they come out depends a lot on the protein powder you use. I love Pea Protein for my Green Shakes, but have had horrible results with it in pancakes. My very favorite powder for pancakes is Muscle Gauge Whey Isolate in Cake Batter.
Ok, onto the good stuff..
Pumpkin Gingerbread Protein Shake
Inspired by Angela’s recipe.
1/3 cup Pumpkin
1/2 frozen Banana
1 scoop Protein Powder (my fave is Olympic Labs Pea Protein)
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Gingeer
3/4 Unsweetened Almond Milk
Blend. Enjoy. Particularly awesome with a little Peanut Flour sprinkled on top!
Even Better Pumpkin Protein Pancakes
Makes 4-5 pancakes:
4 scoop Protein Powder (used my fave)
1/2 cup Pumpkin
1 tbsp Oil (I’m loving using Hemp Oil, but Coconut would also be great)
3/4 cup Egg Whites
2 tsp Baking Soda
2 tsp Pumpkin Spice
Blend with a hand mixer, than pour ~1/3 cup into a pre-heated pan. yummm
And in Other News..
As I watch this I’m watching the ladies rock the Fitness America stage! I’m seriously being blown away by the level of competition this year.. so awesome, not to mention crazy inspiring.
I can’t believe it was two whole years ago that I was up there.. sighh.. Think I’ll do an extra functional workout or two tomorrow.. ;-)