This recipe has been my absolute favorite go-to snack lately. I am looking forward to spring, but my taste buds are still stuck in the fall. Pumpkin is an incredible source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, antioxidants and fiber. And with more potassium than a banana, pumpkin is a great post workout recovery food. Top a bar with natural nut butter for a healthy snack or serve with a spoonful of fresh whipped cream for a great dessert.
1 c. canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
6 egg whites
2 t. vanilla
2 scoops vanilla protein powder (100 cal/20 g. protein per scoop)
4 T coconut flour
1 t baking powder
2 t cinnamon
1/2 t nutmeg
1/4 t ginger
2 packets of stevia
Mix until smooth and spread greased 8 x 8 pan. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes. Makes 4 servings.
Macros per serving: 142 cal | 20 g. pro | 2 g. fat | 12 g. carbs
My life is now complete! After years of having the same post workout combo (protein power mixed with water and a 1/2 of a banana), I decided it was time to mix it up a bit. After what looked like a science experiment gone horribly wrong, I came up with this delicious goodness. I found the original recipe online and made some tweaks to make it my own.
1 c. Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
1/2 Frozen Banana
1/4 Alcohol Free Vanilla Extract
5-6 ice cubes
Blend in your handy dandy Ninja blender and enjoy!
This shake is a perfect post workout replenisher as is, but if you would like to make it more of a meal, make these modifications to make it more filling.
Add: 1 T nut butter
Add: 2 T uncooked oats
Use: 1 frozen banana
But if you would like to jazz up this shake a bit, pick and choose what you you would like to add and make your own version.
1/2 c milk of your choice and 1/2 c cold coffee
1-2 T cocoa
1-2 T chia seeds
1 c spinach1/4 c cottage cheese or plain greek yogurt