Pumpkin Protein Breakfast Bowl

by | Oct 9, 2016 | Breakfast, Recipes, Snacks and Desserts | 0 comments

I love pumpkin–any time of the year! And it can be used in so many dishes and drinks. You can enjoy its rich yummy goodness in a myriad of ways.

If you like pumpkin pie, you’ll love this nutrient-dense, antioxidant-rich, protein-packed smoothie!

Pumpkins are a rich source of beta carotene and vitamin A, vitamin C, magnesium, potassium, zinc, and fiber which benefit your eyes, skin, immune system, bones, digestion, and heart health. It is also rich in anti-inflammatory compounds, and contains l-trytophan, which helps you sleep and feel calmer.

The fiber in pumpkin fills you up without adding tons of calories (unless you’re eating pumpkin pie!)

And I added ginger, which is a monstrously powerful anti-inflammatory, so if you have achey joints or stiff sore muscles, this is a great addition to your smoothie.

Enjoy this rich creamy, satisfying smoothie!

Pumpkin Bowl or Smoothie

1/2 small can organic pumpkin

1-2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

1 cup coconut milk (you can use the kind that comes in a can, or the milk that comes in a carton)

1 teaspoon real vanilla

1 banana

2 scoops of grass fed/cold processed vanilla whey (I use this kind)

several chunks of uncrystalized ginger (this kind from Trader Joe’s is great-not a lot of sugar)

a few ice cubes

Blend until smooth and enjoy this in a bowl with nuts, cinnamon and a drizzle of maple syrup or add more milk till it becomes a creamy smooth smoothie that tastes like pumpkin pie. I love these things!!

Enjoy!

Till next time,

Stay healthy and lean!

About Catherine Ebeling: I am Catherine (Cat) Ebeling. I am an RN with a Masters of Science in Nursing and Public Health. I have been studying diet, fitness and health for the past 30+ years–in addition to my clinical nursing experience, which includes anti-aging, preventative, regenerative medicine and bioidentical hormone therapy. I have had a life-long fascination with diet, fitness and nutrition, and have learned how to biohack my genetic capacity. I realized that we, as humans, have the ultimate power over our bodies and our health. Wanting to learn even more about human biology, nutrition, health and disease, I went back to school to study for a BSN in nursing. I just recently completed my MSN (at age 60). I’ve written six books on diet and health that have sold thousands–and even hundreds of thousands of copies all over the world through “The Nutrition Watchdog” publishing. I am an expert on diet and health and want to share that knowledge with you. I can be reached at caebeling@gmail.com or 314-369-6400 or on FB Instant Messenger.

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