Sunday 12/27

Liquid Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie

*Makes 1 HUGE smoothie or 2 smaller smoothies.
1.5 cups almond milk (or coconut almond milk)
1 scoop vanilla protein powder — unflavored works also (I use NOW unflavored). Use our protein powder guide if you’re looking to buy a jug. Toss in 1.5-2 scoops if you want it extra protein-y.
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1 banana — use a frozen banana if you have one.
3/4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1/2 container apple cinnamon OR pumpkin flavored Greek yogurt — look for siggi’s or Chobani.
3 ice cubes

*Optional — add 1/2 tsp. xanthan gum to make it thicker.

 Servings: 1 huge smoothie
(1) Throw everything in a blender.
(2) If you’ve got a variable speed blender, like a Vitamix, start on low and work your way up slowly to top power.
(3) Chug.

Nutrition Stats:
315 calories, 29g protein, 5.5g fat, 40g carbs, 18g sugar, 3.5g fiber
400% vitamin A, 85% calcium, 75% vitamin E, 40% vitamin D, 20% potassium

By: http://www.leanitup.com