Once your local Starbs is selling all the PSLs and frapps and declaring it’s FALL despite the 80* weather, then it’s time to break out the pumpkin everything. It’s funny how this all started because yes, I’m suddenly craving pumpkin everything, but ALSO it’s a new school year. So back into the routine of things, back to schedules, back to weekly plans and meal planning. My desire is to boost health overall, as well as get some healthy habits nailed down. It’s starting with breakfast!

If you know me, you know I love my Young Living Essential Oil Company. And I love everything about it, from treating my family with alternative health options, as well as all of their safe non-toxic products I’ve replaced in our home, and even the FOOD they offer!

Enter fall time, and enter the desire to try the Vanilla Spice Protein Powder. It’s loaded with a ton of goodness, from a full range of amino acids, to ATP production supporters (hello, increased energy!), and 25 grams of protein per serving.

We tend to load our pumpkin goodies with copious amounts of sugar, which counteracts the BENEFITS we could be receiving from beloved pumpkin. I was amazed to find how much fiber pumpkin can provide you with just a small amount, vitamins, and the crazy awesome levels of beta-carotene that will boost your body’s anti-oxidant needs!

Vanilla spice and pumpkin sounded like a heavenly combination to me, so I grabbed my YL Vanilla Spice Protein Powder, unsweetened vanilla almond milk, and organic pumpkin puree.

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In a blender, I layered 8 ounces of almond milk, scooped out approximately 1/4 cup pumpkin, and 2 scoops of protein powder.

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30 seconds later, I was enjoying the deliciously fall-time smoothie to get my health on track for the rest of the day.

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In less than two minutes, I was ready to start my day off right with a balanced protein meal loaded with vitamins and fiber to keep me full. Please let me know if you try this! Approaching your health in a new way is tons more fun when you’re doing it together!

VANILLA SPICE PUMPKIN PROTEIN SMOOTHIE

  • 8 ounces unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 scoops Young Living Vanilla Spice Protein Powder

Pulse until blended (approximately 30 seconds). Pour into cup & enjoy!

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