With all of my preparations for the Las Vegas Half Marathon, I realize I haven't shared my fantastically delicious pumpkin recipes! I will start with the one that has gotten me through some evil ice cream cravings.
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
1/2 cup pumpkin
1/2 packet Truvia (or your favorite sweetener)
pumpkin pie spice (to taste)
8 oz. unsweetened vanilla almond milk
4 oz. nonfat cottage cheese
Mix the pumpkin, truvia and spice to taste and freeze. Depending on how your blender works, you can freeze it in one block or smaller cubes.
Once frozen, blend with almond milk and cottage cheese.
Nutritional Stats: 155 calories, 3 grams of fat, 6 grams of fiber, 12 grams of protein
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