Pumpkin Spice Protein Smoothie

I LOVE pumpkin and especially this time of year!  I'm always trying to find unique, clean-version recipes to utilize pumpkin at any time.  Lately I've been on a smoothie fix and I had to share this recipe as it's been a staple in my house the last few weeks.  Great for post recovery after that fierce workout, or perfect for the later evening snack.  I hope you love it as much as I do!  As always, modify for your tastes as I'm always tweaking things here and there.


1/2 cup pumpkin (canned or freshly cooked)
1/2 banana
4-6 oz soy or almond milk (can substitute greek yogurt for a thicker consistency & more protein)
1 serving vanilla protein powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
pinch of ground ginger
handful of ice


  • Put all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and enjoy!

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Protein Pancakes

Hey clean eaters, or those who aspire to eat clean.  So I am always looking for new recipes that are 1. quick & 2. easy or basic stuff I have in my house to make the dish.  Found this lovely protein pancake recipe that is truly heavenly!  Now if you are a pancake connoisseur and truly love your light and fluffy pancakes, this may not be for you.  I enjoy pancakes every once in awhile and I like to find some great protein alternatives for my breakfast.  This is a great take on a common breakfast delight.  The banana and maple syrup truly make it taste like something I should not be eating!  Hint:  only tip I will give on this recipe is to make pancakes a little thicker.  I double the recipe to make extras and heat up another morning.  Enjoy!

Makes 1 serving (3 pancakes)

1/8 cup low-fat cottage cheese

1/4 cup egg whites

1 1/2 scoops chocolate or vanilla protein powder

1 medium banana, sliced

1 tbsp sugar-free maple syrup


1. Spray nonstick pan with oil and set on medium heat.

2. In a bowl, combine cottage cheese, egg whites, and protein powder.  Use a handheld blender or mixer to mix thoroughly.

3. Pour batter in pan.  Cook each side for about 2 minutes or until pancake is golden.

4. Top with banana slices and syrup.


Nutrients per serving:

Calories: 330
Total fats: 3 g
Saturated fat: 0 g
Trans Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 720 mg
Total Carbohydrates: 33 g
Dietary Fiber: 4 g
Sugars: 16 g
Protein: 46 g
Iron: 1 mg

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