Whew. The first day of this #FriskyFall challenge has been a doozie so far.
By the end of my midday workout, I had only netted 300 calories [and was feeling weak as a kitten]. I had taken in 900 calories between meals 1-3, but burned just under 600 with the Fat Blasting Stair Circuit & 2x through the Back-To-School Total Body workout. When I got home, I needed something that was filling and nutrient-rich, but didn’t ruin my diet or workout for the day. And hey, it was 61 degrees when I left for work in the morning, so that is fall-like, right?
I had made Tone It Up’s Pumpkin Spice Latte Sunday morning with my breakfast, so I already had all of the ingredients to modify everything into an epic Pumpkin Spice Protein Shake. This was a meal for me, so I beefed it up a bit 😉
Pumpkin Banana Meal Replacement Protein Shake:.
yield: 1 smoothie | 310 calories | 13g protein | 12g fiber
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 2/3 scoop Vega One Nutritional Shake powder -OR- 2/3 scoop Perfect Fit Vanilla
- 1/2 tbsp agave nectar
- 1/4 cup 100% pure pumpkin puree
- 1 small frozen banana
- 2 shakes cinnamon + 1 shake nutmeg (to taste)
- Cold water (optional to thin out the thickness)
[NOTE: Try tons of modifications! Like maple syrup instead of agave. Add some ginger to those pumpkin spices. Or get fancy with your garnishes…I used organic cacao chips. I also used the Vanilla Chai flavor of Vega One.]