‘Tis the season for pumpkin! I love everything pumpkin…especially during the winter holidays! Let’s see there’s pumpkin pie, bread, muffins, shake, seeds, soup, etc. So enjoy some pumpkin as a meal or dessert. Just be sure to eat your sweets after a main meal like lunch or dinner rather than on an empty stomach.
These days it seems everyone is in a hurry. So why not start your day with a protein shake. It’s a great way to keep your blood sugar levels balanced plus burn stored fat as fuel. I just found out about the 90 day challenge shake that tastes like cake. There is just one flavor and endless possibilities of recipes for your daily shake.
Here is one of my favorite shakes:
- 8 oz. unsweet almond milk
- 2 scoops Vi-Shape protein shake mix
- 1/3 cup canned pumpkin (without salt)
- 1/8 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/8 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp. nutmeg
- 3 ice cubes
- Blend well in blender.
Pumpkin nutrients include; vitamin A, C and E, B-complex vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants alpha and beta carotenes and lutein just to name a few. This vegetable is low in calories and no saturated fat or cholesterol. Recommended by dieticians in cholesterol controlling and weight reduction programs.
Here are some resources, all worth checking out.
Pumpkin recipes packed with nutrition from WebMD
Celebrate the health benefits of the great pumpkin from Consumer Reports
Shakes that taste like cake – Body by Vi
What protein do you consume in the morning?