MAKES 2 SERVINGS / PREP: 5 MINUTES / TOTAL: 5 MINUTES
1 cup low-fat milk or unsweetened soy milk
½ cup pumpkin puree
½ cup low-fat cottage cheese
1 scoop (¼ cup) unflavored or vanilla protein powder
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1) In a blender, blend on high speed to combine the milk, pumpkin puree, cottage cheese, protein powder, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla for 2 to 3 minutes, until the smoothie is smooth and the powder is well dissolved.
2) Pour half the smoothie into a glass and enjoy.
3) Refrigerate any smoothie you don’t drink or use right away, and reblend prior to serving. Discard any remaining smoothie after 7 days.
Ingredient tip: Look for canned pumpkin puree in the baking aisle of your grocery store. Alternatively, make your own from a small pie pumpkin by baking
Kent MS RDN CD, Sarah. Fresh Start Bariatric Cookbook: Healthy Recipes to Enjoy Favorite Foods After Weight-Loss Surgery . Rockridge Press. Kindle Edition.