I will not be touching any of these items for the next THREE days.
You see, today is DAY 1 of a three day cleanse. Excuse me while I change into my grumpy pants <– that’s what my husband call me.
and since it’s 12 days of Holiday Sweet Treats, I thought this would be most appropriate as I’m also trying to avoid any thoughts about cookies, chocolate, cupcakes, brownies, ice cream, pies.
Okay, this is torture. I need to stop
Anyways, if you’re like me and love protein shakes, you’d consider this a “Sweet Treat” as well. I’m weird, but it’s honestly like dessert to me.
When I’m not cleansing, this is one of my favorite smoothies.
I make this with spinach 2-3x/week for breakfast or a mid-day snack and about 3x without spinach as a pre workout drink.
Don’t laugh, but my blender is broken. and I’m still using it.
I just have to add extra liquid [almost a FULL CUP] because leaks out the bottom. I can’t [not even a day] live without it and sadly, I can’t afford a new one. However, if you know of any good deals or inexpensive, but amazing blenders, please oh please share.
Stay tuned for a Cleanse update . . . and the super cute bottles they’re packaged in.
Pumpkin Pie Protein Shake
- 1 cup fresh spinach, packed
- 1-2 cups almond milk, unsweetened vanilla &/or water
- **1 scoop of protein – vanilla or chocolate
- 1 large spoonful [or 1/4 cup] pumpkin puree
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- sweetener of choice – 5-8 drops of liquid Stevia OR 1 tablespoon of honey or agave.
- 5-10 ice cubes
Add all the ingredients into a blender and blend until ice is completely everything is blended into a smoothie.
Use more or less water or milk depending on desired consistency.
**healthy vegetarian protein powders – Rice Protein Powder, vanilla flavored. Sequel Protein Powder, Vegan – chocolate flavored. Buy sample packet at Whole Foods to test out. Shaklee protein – recommended by my readers, but beware of the check sugar content
December 12 2011