It’s Pumpkin Season! Can I get a WHAT WHAT!?
For the next three months, I feel like I have free rein to add pumpkin to ALL THE THINGS. I want to smell it, eat it, drink, and even slather myself down from head to toe in pumpkin lotions. Because PUMPKINS, woot woot!
Soooo, I took this chance to incorporate pumpkin into my daily shake routine. And speaking of shake routines, I’ve kind of, um, shaken mine up lately with a new protein powder I’ve been using, and I think you’re going to like it.
I’ve been looking for an organic, plant-based protein shake mix for awhile now (if you follow my 21 Day Fix posts, you know this to be true!). I’ve tried several, and I’ve been happy enough with them all…but I am reluctant to pay the high prices. And then, on the other hand, I’m reluctant to buy the less-expensive, lower-quality protein powder options out there. And I already eat way more dairy than necessary, so I really want it to be plant-based.
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I’m not a huge meat eater and although I like protein bars, I like that I can get fruits, veggies, and water when I make a shake. So I have one almost every day. I know protein powder can be pretty intense, especially if you’re sensitive to the chalky texture so many of them have…but I’ve sucked it up in the name of Good Health.
I’ve recently started using a new protein powder, though, and it’s checking off all my boxes: it’s plant-based, not chalky, easy to drink, organic, and affordable, too.
Orgain Protein Powder is made from organic plant-based protein including brown rice, hemp, chia, and pea proteins. Created by Dr. Andrew Abraham, who created Orgain because of his search for high-quality nutrition during cancer treatment years ago, Orgain has a creamy texture and is perfect for your protein shakes. It can also be added to pancakes or other healthy treats for a protein boost!
I’ve been drinking mine in lots of different shakes lately, but this might be one of my favorites. Don’t be weirded out by the peanut butter and pumpkin combo – the peanut butter gives a rich, creamy bonus to this tasty shake.
- 2 scoops Orgain Protein Powder in Vanilla Bean
- about 16 ounces of water
- about 10 ounces of ice
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter (less if you’re on the 21 Day Fix program)
- Pumpkin Pie Spice
- Greek yogurt (optional – I didn’t use it for this shake, but I have used it for others…it adds a little tang and more protein)
- Cinnamon (to garnish on top)
Blend well and enjoy, sprinkling cinnamon on top (some crushed walnuts or almonds might also be fun on top).
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