Though it’s only the very beginning of fall, pumpkin spice and everything nice is already popping up everywhere! Though I’m not sure if I’m fully ready to embrace all of this until the weather cools off a little more and the leaves start to change, I still decided to stock up on pumpkin and get creative with this recipe. Also, I know pumpkin puree is sold out everywhere right now, so pro tip: check the health market section of your local Hy-Vee and you might find some hiding out from the masses there!
This is a “recipe” that I started making the other week as only a chocolate peanut butter shake, but then when I thought about posting it on here, I got the idea to add a little bit of pumpkin in for some added nutrients and fall flare! The pumpkin is subtle (you can always add more if you want more flavor), but I think it goes great with peanut butter and chocolate.
- fairlife chocolate milk is a great refueling option, as it has 50% less sugar than regular chocolate milk, provides 13 g protein per 8 oz (1 cup), 350 mg of calcium and is also lactose free.
- Peanut butter is another source of protein and healthy fat. I suggest using a natural peanut butter that does not have added sugar or palm oil.
- Pumpkin is rich in vitamin A, minerals and beta-carotene, which your body is able to turn into vitamin A.
- Oats are good source of carbohydrates that provide you with energy.
- Protein powder is an optional addition to this shake, but adds protein. Make sure you know what is in your protein powder and how much you are getting per scoop/serving.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Pumpkin Shake
A great breakfast or refueling option for fall that tastes as good as it sounds and is quick and easy to make!
- 1 1/2 cups ice
- 1 cup fairlife chocolate milk
- 1/4 cup oats
- 3 tablespoons pumpkin puree
- 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter
- 1 scoop protein powder
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Add ice as needed until desired consistency is reached.
- Pour out and enjoy!