Come fall I crave all things pumpkin. Not only is this fall squash versatile enough to be incorporated into many delicious baked goods and fall meals, but it also packs some serious health perks. A half-cup of pumpkin contains 100% of your daily vitamin A needs, an important nutrient for eyesight. Pumpkin is also a good source of vitamin C, potassium, and fiber. This smoothie recipe is an easy way to incorporate pumpkin into your day – no cooking required! Pumpkin creates a thick and creamy texture, while a ripe banana adds natural sweetness. The vanilla Enu and pumpkin pie spice combine for a Thanksgiving-inspired smoothie you can enjoy for an on-the-go meal or dessert.
High-Protein Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
Makes 2 servings
- 11oz bottle vanilla Enu
- ½ cup canned pumpkin
- ½ ripe banana
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 cup ice
Add all ingredients to blender, and blend until smooth.
Nutrition per serving: 275 calories, 13 grams protein, 8.6 grams of fat (1.5 grams saturated fat), 38 grams carbohydrate, 3 grams fiber
Alissa Rumsey RD, CDN, CNSC, CSCS
Alissa Rumsey, MS, RD, CDN, CNSC, CSCS is a registered dietitian and certified strength and conditioning coach with a private practice in New York City. You can follow her on Twitter @AlissaRumseyRD or visit her website at www.AlissaRumsey.com