Get pumped with pumpkin this season! Can you get too much of these good things? Here’s a great way to enjoy some of the prolific pumkins around…have a delicious Pumpkin Pie Shake. Thanks are due for this recipe to Erin Macdonald, RDN, and Tiffani Bachus RDN of oxygenmag.com.
Check out the recipe below and let me know what you think…
According to Erin Macdonald, RDN, and Tiffani Bachus RDN…
…energizing pumpkin and cinnamon give your protein shake delicious harvest-festival flavor.
- Get pumped with pumpkin: Half a cup of pumpkin puree is low in calories (42), high in fiber (3.5 grams) and a great source of vitamin A and beta-carotene. It is also rich in iron (1.5 milligrams), which is important to make hemoglobin and transport oxygen throughout the body, increasing your energy level.
- Spice it up: Cinnamon helps to stabilize blood sugar levels, and its natural sweet taste is a great addition to any recipe if you want to reduce the amount of sugar that’s called for.
- Go organic: Use organic oranges when zesting to avoid pesticides. The zest can improve digestion, reducing belly bloat.
- Almond alternative: Almond milk is low in calories and rich in the minerals manganese, copper and vitamin B2 (riboflavin), all of which are important in energy production.