Pumpkin season is finally upon us! It's that time of year where you can't go through your Twitter feed without being inundated by dozens of pictures of pumpkin-flavored treats that have you swooning for fall.
I've been counting the days, weeks and months until fall. Living in Arizona, it can't come soon enough! But I'm seriously addicted to Green Mountain Pumpkin Spice coffee, so I'm thrilled that at least that is in the stores now.
I've also been stalking Trader Joe's to see when all of their pumpkin goodies arrived (think pumpkin pancake mix, pumpkin tea, coffee, oatmeal, yogurt, you name it!). But still nothing! Ugh.
One of the must-try recipes I came across is from @leangreenbeanblog, a registered dietician with amazing recipes. They are mini frozen yogurt pumpkin pie bites. You can find the recipe here. Look at these beauties! The crust is amazing, it was just made with almonds, dates and cheerios!
Since I had some leftover pumpkin from making the froyo bites, I decided to make a smoothie with them. I made a pumpkin pie protein smoothie, and it was delicious! I did the math, and it came out at 28 g protein and 248 calories.
1/2 banana (frozen)
1/4 cup lite coconut milk
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/4 c. water
1 1/2 tbsp canned pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I used Delicious Protein - 148 cal and 27g protein per scoop)
dash pumpkin pie spice
Note: if you like it sweeter, you can add honey or maple syrup
Cheers to fall!
What are your favorite fall recipes?
Hi, I'm Emily! I'm an avid runner in Arizona with a passion for travel and racing around the country!