Friday, October 2, 2015

Pumpkin Spice Heaven

I LOVE pumpkin.  Pretty much anything that is made from pumpkin or flavored, I'm all over that.  Before I became dairy free, I would drink a Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks every day.  Every day.  Every day I would put that processed garbage in my body and boy was it tasty.

I have decided to try to replicate a pumpkin drink using Chocolate Shakeology.  I think I nailed it today!

It was so good, I want to make another one, but I'm incredibly full so I guess I'll have to wait until tomorrow :-)   Best part,  I just fed my body whole, clean foods, vitamins, and lots of amazing superfoods that fuel my body in a healthy, safe way.  No chemicals, no fake sugar, just whole, clean foods.

Let's compare just a few nutritional facts.

I looked up an Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte from  I used a Grande size, nonfat milk, and no whipped cream.

Calories: 220
Sugar: 43 grams - WHAT?!?!
Protein: 10 grams

My recipe:

Calories: 200
Sugar: 20 grams
Protein: 17 grams

You may be thinking, well, it's a treat and the Starbucks version doesn't have that many more calories.  Remember, that this is for an iced coffee with non-fat milk, no whipped cream.  The numbers drastically change when you alter the ingredients.  The hot Pumpkin Spice Latte is worse.

You are receiving so many amazing, nutritional benefits from drinking Shakeology.  Your body will consume the protein better in Shakeology due to the ingredients.  Plus, you just had an entire meal for about the same price you would have paid for 1 drink at Starbucks. 

For more information on Shakeology, click here.

Here is my amazing recipe :-) 

8 oz. brewed unsweetened black chai tea, cooled
4 oz. cold water
1/4 cup pumpkin puree (I used canned)
1 scoop of Chocolate Vegan Shakeology
1 tsp. of raw honey
1/2 tsp of pumpkin pie spice
6 ice cubes

Blend and enjoy!

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