The days are getting noticeably shorter now.
The darkness sets in earlier each day and the nights are getting cooler.
The leaves at the top of our trees are just starting to show signs of changing colors and slowly swaying to the ground in the gentle mid-September breeze.
If you know me you know I’m a huge fan of smoothies and juicing. In fact, I wrote an entire ebook with the EXACT 7 day smoothie weight loss diet I use almost everyday.
This diet, if followed as written, will help you lose 2 pounds every week.
As I talk about in that ebook, I start each of my days off with a vitamin and mineral packed smoothie.
Since fall is quickly approaching, I thought I’d share with you my latest smoothie concoction that involves one of the most popular desserts this time of year.
So here is my pumpkin pie smoothie recipe that won’t expand your waistline. It can even help you lose unwanted body fat.
That’s exactly what I did in this case.
My Pumpin Pie Smoothie Recipe
Here’s my favorite fall smoothie recipe.
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I use this brand)
- 1/2 cup unsweetened pumpkin puree
- 1.5 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- 3 ice cubes
- 1 handful greens (kale, spinach, etc)
- Stevia to taste
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
If you’ve been around me for any length of time you know that I love low carb living. Meaning, I advocate an eating lifestyle void of sugar as well as conventional pasta and bread products.
Some people can take low carb way too far and eliminate all starches, including tubers and other starchy vegetables including carrots, potatoes, squashes and pumpkins.
Further Reading: 7 Things You Should Know About Low Carb Diets
So, if you’re a low carber and think that pumpkin can’t fit into your low carb lifestyle then you should take a second look.
Pumpkin is incredibly nutritious, full of the essential vitamins and minerals necessary for your adrenals and thyroid to function optimally to give you amazing energy all day long, and therefore can promote weight loss.
The best times to consume these starchier carb smoothies would be:
1. In the morning.
If you are going to consume starchier carbs such as pumpkin, you should do so in the morning when your body can more efficiently clear the glucose from your blood stream after it’s broken down.
2. About an hour AFTER you do a workout.
In fact, a pumpkin pie smoothie is an amazing post-workout meal because it will give you enough carbs for you to use to replenish muscle glycogen in addition to the nutritional benefits I discussed earlier.
Further Reading: Low Carb Pumpkin Recipes
If you are a low carber and like to discover decadent low carb dessert recipes that won’t expand your waistline I’ve put together a 10 loe carb desserts for you conveniently in this presentation below. Feel free to click through and even download it for later reference:
So, if your a low-carber coming into the autumn season thinking you have to avoid pumpkins, let alone pumpkin pie, give this low carb pumpkin pie smoothie recipe a shot.
Feel free to grab my ebook for more information on how to incorporate this smoothie into my 7 day diet, as well as dozens of awesome smoothie recipes for you to use.