Fall is here and Halloween is fast approaching. That means there are all sorts of temptations for those wonderfully delicious but unhealthy fall desserts and snacks. Things like pumpkin pie, pumpkin ice cream, and basically all those pumpkin spiced things that stores start shoving right in your face.
If you are the kind of bodybuilder that finds these tasty but unhealthy treats a temptation, we have a solution to help you fight those inner urges. Just because you take bodybuilding and health seriously doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the fall food fun. So we’ve decided to give you a healthier alternative with a protein packed pumpkin pie vanilla shake that tastes delicious and can still fit into your meal plan.
So get in your car, or even walk, to your local grocery store; enjoy the colorful fall foliage along the way; breathe in that crisp and cool air; and grab the ingredients you need to create this perfect bodybuilder fall recipe – courtesy of bodybuilding.com.
3/4 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond or Soy Milk
1/4 cup Fat-free Greek Yogurt
1/4 cup Pumpkin
1/4 tsp Cinnamon
1/8 tsp Pumpkin Spice
1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract
1-2 drops Stevia
1/2 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
4-5 large Ice Cubes
1/4 tsp Xanthan Gum
Here is our favorite part. This takes just one simple step. Are you ready? Just throw all of the ingredients into a blender… then blend. Done. Perfect. Ready to scarf down.
Quick Nutrition Facts
Calories = 268
Protein = 46g
46 grams for one easy and quick meal isn’t that bad at all. So pull out your blender, make yourself this tasty snack, and enjoy the fall while you get that Halloween costume together.
Cover photo courtesy of Ewa Ciebiera.