JCF’s Favorite Pumpkin Recipes

» Posted by on Nov 13, 2013 in Blog, Nutrition | 0 comments

pumpkinAre you all pumpkin-ed out yet? Although Halloween has passed, with Thanksgiving right around the corner pumpkin-flavored everything is in full swing. But that pumpkin-spiced latte is going to cost you more than a pretty penny at the local cafe. So if you need a pumpkin fix, steer clear of those whipped cream (and calorie) laden beverages and try some of these recipes at home instead!
 
Pumpkin Pie Pancakes  
  • 1/4 cup egg whites
  • 1/2 cup dry oats
  • 1/8 cup vanilla almond milk (unsweetened = lower sugar)
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree (from can)
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon 

Mix the egg whites and oats in a food processor until they form a paste. Then add the almond milk, pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice, and cinnamon and mix again. Pour the mixture into a heated Teflon pan and cook until golden brown on each side. Add toppings to your liking – walnuts, banana, greek yogurt*…

Nutritional facts:
  • Calories: 220
  • Fat: 3
  • Carbs: 33
  • Protein: 14
*Top with greek yogurt to get the protein content higher
 
Pumpkin Protein Shake 
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or regular milk if allergic to nuts)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree (from can)
  • 1 1/2 scoops of BioTrust Low Carb vanilla protein powder
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats (optional) 
  • Agave to taste

Add all ingredients in blender and blend for 30-60 seconds.

Nutritional facts:
  • Calories: 340
  • Fat: 6g
  • Carbs: 19g (33g w/rolled oats)
  • Fiber: 11g (13g w/rolled oats)
  • Protein: 41g

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