The Healing Power of Pumpkin (and a recipe too!)
Okay, so maybe that’s a bit of hyperbole, but I am sure that it has some truth. I pretty much have an all-out addiction to pumpkin. Remember the Great Pumpkin Shortage of 2010? What, you don’t remember? Well, I’m sure my poor UPS guy has not so fond memories of those few months when he had to haul my weekly flat (22 lbs, if you’re counting) of pumpkin up 3 flights of stairs.
What did I do with all that pumpkin, you ask?
Not pies. Not for me. Most of it went into oatmeal, but I always saved some for my favorite, dessert-style protein shake.
Pumpkin Pie Protein Shake Recipe
3-4 ice cubes
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1 scoop vanilla whey protein
1 tsp pumpkin pie seasoning
1 tbsp flax seed
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Yum:)
One of the great side effects of pumpkin – it will help to give your skin a sun-touched glow with no sun required!