Pumpkin Protein Smoothie

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Pumpkin smoothie

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I was really happy to find this recipe. For me, protein shakes aren’t filling enough. But when you add the fiber from pumpkin, it is quite satisfying. Plus pumpkin is so full of nutrients! Its a great source of potassium and beta carotene.

I like this for a late morning or afternoon snack. Its satisfying and also satisfies the sweet tooth. Make it ahead. It has to be made in a blender because of the apple. Put it in a shaker bottle (has a little ball in it to mix things up well when you shake it) and keep cool until you’re ready for it.

By: Cat Ebeling 
Co-author of the best-sellers:  The Fat Burning KitchenThe Top 101 Foods that Fight Aging & The Diabetes Fix


Pumpkin Protein Smoothie


1/2 cup (approximate) organic pumpkin, canned or fresh baked
1 small or 1/2 regular/large tart apple
Protein powder of choice (vanilla works best with this recipe)
1-2 teaspoons pure vanilla
1-2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp turmeric
Handful of greens if you wish—baby kale, spinach, chard, etc.
Your milk of choice: real raw milk, coconut milk, almond milk, etc.
1 Tbsp of coconut oil


Mix in blender until smooth, add milk until desired consistency. Add a few ice cubes if you like it cold.

My notes –

I wouldn’t use kale. You can’t taste spinach in it.

1 tsp. of vanilla is plenty.  Same for the cinnamon.

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