PUMPKIN PIE SHAKE
Pumpkin pie spice isn’t just for fall—enjoy the delicious flavor with this recipe from Suzanne Fisher, R.D., founder of Fisher Nutrition Systems in South Florida. Nutrient-dense ingredients boost the protein, fat, and fiber content, which promotes satiety and could prevent the unhealthy snacking and breakthrough hunger that so many dieters complain of, she says.
Recipe: Blend 1/2 frozen banana, 2 small figs, 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt, 1/4 cup organic pumpkin puree, 1 tablespoon almond butter, 2 scoops pea protein, 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin spice, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 8 ounces milk of your choice, and ice.
Nutrition facts: 375 calories, 28g carbohydrates, 33g protein, 16g fat
SWEET POTATO BAKE SHAKE
Sweet potato casserole is the ultimate comfort food, but it’s also a calorie bomb. This shake has all the flavor, but without the marshmallows and sugar crash afterward. “This smoothie has slow-releasing carbohydrates combined with lots of fiber from the sweet potato to stabilize blood sugar and kickstart your metabolism in the morning while curbing cravings later in the day,” says Charlotte Press, nutritionist at Press Start Nutrition. A single shake will score you everything you need at for the first meal of the day.
Recipe: Blend 1/2 cup milk of choice, 1/2 frozen banana, 1 cup sweet potato puree, 1-2 Medjool dates, 2 tablespoons tahini, protein powder of choice, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg.
Nutrition facts: 513 calories, 53g carbohydrates, 30g protein, 20g fat