Hi everyone! Since it’s finally autumn and the flavor of the season is pumpkin spice I decided to make my own version of a pumpkin spice protein smoothie. This recipe is easy as pie and extremely tasty. If you aren’t a protein shake person but need to get the extra grams in this is a great way. Here’s the medley:
Pumpkin Spice Protein Smoothie
1/2 C pumpkin puree
1 scoop of Fitmiss Vanilla Chai protein powder
1/2 C almond milk (unsweetened)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
3-4 ice cubes
1 banana (optional)
Directions: Throw everything in a magic bullet or blender and puree’. For a more filling shake add a banana. Pour into any glass you like and enjoy! Don’t forget a funky colored straw 🙂
New Protein ball recipe! These have a chewier texture and have the option to be coated in cocoa powder which actually adds a slightly bitter taste. Also I was out of my regular protein powder so I used a new kind – Gold Standard 100% Whey Chocolate Malt. I think they’d taste pretty much the same with any brand. Hope you enjoy!
Chocolate Cranberry Protein Balls
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
1 T. almond butter
4 tsp. water
1/6 C dried cranberries (about 15 dried cranberries)
1 T coconut flakes
1 T cocoa powder for dusting (optional)
Directions: Mix protein powder, almond butter, and water together in a small bowl until thick batter mixes. Add in dried cranberries and coconut flakes. Then, using your hands section the batter into 6 equal sections and roll into 6 balls. (Optional) Roll each ball in the cocoa powder. Eat right away or refrigerate for later.
Nutrition: 52 calories per protein ball.
(3.9g carbs, 2.1g fat, and 4.6g protein).
Protein / energy balls are showing up all over the place so I decided to make a batch and see what the rage was all about. I created this recipe from what I had in my pantry and they turned out really delicious.
My thoughts on the protein balls in general – they are a great way to get extra nutrition and energy. If you make them ahead of time, they are a good ‘grab n go’ snack and are easy to eat. These Vanilla Cocnut Balls and a lot of the other recipes I saw online have a decent amount of protein in them, but they also have a decent amount of (healthy) fat content in them. So, they are definitely good for you but make sure you watch how many you eat at a time.
Vanilla Coconut Protein Balls
1 scoop Fitmiss Vanilla Chai protein powder
2 tsp almond butter
1 T honey
3 T shredded coconut
Directions: Mix protein powder, almond butter, honey and half of the shredded coconut together in a small bowl until thick batter forms. Then, using your hands section the batter into 5 equal sections and roll into 5 balls. Roll each ball in the remaining shredded coconut. Eat right away or refrigerate for later.
Nutrition: 64 calories per protein ball.
(5.1g carbs, 3.5g fat, and 3.9g protein).