Pumpkin Spice Protein Snack

Pumpkin Spice ProteinIt’s October, and almost everything is pumpkin spiced. From yogurt to coffees, there’s no escaping it. Of course, most of these flavoured treats have several things in common — they usually don’t contain any pumpkin, they’re overly sweet, and they offer little in the way of nutrition.

So here’s my muscle building pumpkin-spice entry for the season…

I call it a Pumpkin Spice Protein Snack. It’s perfect post-workout — as the protein will help rebuild muscle tissue, and the carbs from the pumpkin will help replenish muscle glycogen stores.

Pumpkin Spice Protein Snack

– 1/2 c canned pumpkin
– 1 scoop vanilla or natural whey protein
– 1 Tbs almond or other nut butter
– 1/4 c coconut milk
– 1 Tbs pumpkin seeds
– pumpkin pie spice (or cinnamon, allspice, ginger) to taste
– (vanilla or almond extract, optional)
– (chopped pecans for topping, optional)

Mix all ingredients in a medium sized bowl, until you have the texture of a pudding. 

Sub unsweetened applesauce for coconut milk if desired. And be sure to use 100% pumpkin, not canned pumpkin pie filling!

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