Pumpkin Protein Shake

Back in 2011 I shared a recipe I found for a pumpkin protein smoothie… you can see it HERE.  After the gym today I wanted to make some kind of yummy meal shake since it was kind of lunch time and I wouldn’t have a lot of time after picking up Timmy from school before we went to the library. Also, there’s a new shop here in Enterprise that sells Herbalife shakes. I’m a bit obsessed with them but am trying to cut back since all the yummy ones have soy and I want to avoid that. Also, I don’t have a job to fund my Herbalife shake addiction.

ANYWAY, I wanted to make a shake. I found some shake recipes online and saw they use a tablespoon of instant pudding mix. Um, yes please?! I’ve been making some with Mounds pudding mix but changed it up today and busted out the cheesecake. OMG.

I’m not really sure the nutrition content in this. If you want to know you can plug it all in somewhere. I figured its going to be meal sized calories since I kind of just tossed ALL THE THINGS in the blender and turned it on.

pumpkin protein shake

Toss all of this in a blender until it looks like a hot mess- 

  • 1 sc vanilla whey protein powder
  • 1 sc vanilla meal shake powder (I use nature’s bounty but it ALSO has soy along with whey. I just cant win)
  • 1 tbs ground flax
  • 1 tbs chia seeds
  • 1 tbs instant cheesecake pudding mix
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • A couple shakes pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 big handfuls spinach (I keep a bag in the freezer for this)
  • 1 cup lowfat milk (Id use almond if I had it. but I dont.)
  • ICE.

Blend all that goodness together. It was really tasty! Especially with all this talk of pumpkin spice lattes floating around the internets…I needed something fall-y that wasn’t going to make me sweaty or drive 45 minutes to get it…

protein pumpkin shake

 

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Breakfast Smoothie

Mornin’ y’all! Just jumping on here really fast to share a smoothie recipe with you. Not every smoothie I make tastes good so when I do come up with a winner I try to write it down or at least remember what I put in it so I can hopefully make it again.  Today has to be a grocery day. We are out of pretty much all the go to easy stuff which meant I was grumpy and needing breakfast. No cereal, not enough oatmeal left, no more eggs or bread. UGH. I decided to try out an oatmeal smoothie to use the last bit of oats I had. It turned out super tasty and filling.

breakfast smoothie

Here’s what I did…

1/3ish cup quick oats.

1/2 cup blueberries (frozen)

1ish packed cup chopped kale

1/2 banana

1.5ish tbsp chocolate PB2

1 cup 2% milk.

Blend! It JUST fit in my 16oz  cup. Perfect.

Here’s the My Fitness Pal breakdown.

breakfast smoothie

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