Thursday, December 1, 2011

More Pumpkin, and Some Peanut Butter

I've been promising this recipe since last week, and I have been drinking it almost every day since then so I've felt a little selfish keeping it to myself! The time has come to add pumpkin to yet another food item in your day! What could be better? 


Ingredients
- 2 tbsp pumpkin
- 2 tbsp non fat greek yogurt
- 1 scoop vanilla protien powder
- 1/2 banana 
- 1 packet sweetner
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- a couple shakes of pumpkin pie spice 
- Ice and almond milk to create desired consistency; I use about 1/4 cup almond milk and 3-4 ice cubes 



Directions
1. Throw everything in the blender, and blend!
I've been having this as my post workout meal and love that it fills me up more than just a regular protein shake and banana. Now, if I could only stop my mind from battling back and forth between this and the apple cottage cheese post workout meal, I would be set. I spend my last 5 minutes at the gym plus my ride home debating which to have. Everyday. Sad, but true.

Now, since I kept you from this pumpkin-y delight all week, I will also share this concoction that I made last night. 


Since I've been feeling a little under the weather, my appetite has not been great which is really weird. I had just enough time after work and between class yesterday to make dinner but absolutely nothing sounded good. Since I know skipping meals is horrible, I decided to drink my dinner. I added:

- 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 2 tbsp greek yogurt
- 1 tbsp all natural peanut butter
- 1/2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 packet sweetener 
- Almond Milk
- 3-4 ice cubes 

Blended it all up (can you tell I'm really excited to finally have a blender?) and drank it out of a martini glass. Why? Why not! I wouldn't recommend this as a dinner replacement often, but since this is all that sounded good I figured it was better than nothing. Good news is I think I may be getting better instead of worse, so I may escape without bronchitis after all. How wonderful. 

By the way... Happy December! By far one of the best months of the year: boot and sweater weather, Christmas trees, holiday events, fire places, family, friends, presents, and just an all around good feelin' month. Can't wait! 

9 comments:

  1. Both sound very yummy, thanks for sharing. Glad to hear you are feeling better! :)

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  2. Love the martini glass...I am a big fan of yogurt parfaits in big wine glass. So classy, right??

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  3. Yum! These both look like delicious recipes! I am on a total pumpkin kick and cannot get enough!

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  4. I am just starting phase one again and since there are three rest days the first two weeks, i seen on ur blog somewhere you drink a protein. Shake when you wake up on rest days. Now would I eat my oatmeal and egg whites along with the protein shake???

    By the way, I've tried many of your recipes. Love all of them! New favorite.is your chocolate protein bars:))) I'm beginning to make my own recipes...you've really helped me, thanks.for sharing. :)

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    1. Hi Jamie... I'm not sure where you saw that, but I don't drink a shake when I wake up on rest days. I actually don't have a shake at all on rest days which helps bring my calorie intake down by at least 100 calories. I do take a shot of Apple Cider Vinegar every morning when I wake up, maybe that's what you saw?

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  5. Maybe thats what it was:)...also I have a two year old...he loves all the bar but is it alright for him to have the protein in them?

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  6. The Pumpkin sounds delish!! What are you using??? Is it a protein powder??

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  7. Interesting mix of ingredients for the pumpkin drink, I might have to try it out.
    I dont have a lot of time to prepare all my meals so some of the ideas and recipes you have posted have actually really helped me in ensuring I'm getting enough fuel for my busy day.
    Has also helped to teach me to pre-prepare everything on a day where my schedule isn't so hectic so thank you for all the great tips!

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