Health

Warm Up After Chilly Runs With This Hot Pumpkin Smoothie

Sweater weather and chilly runs are here, so what better way to stay warm is there than by drinking a hot pumpkin smoothie?

pumpkin smoothie

Photography by Justin McChesney-Wachs

After a nippy run, you probably aren’t craving a frosty beverage. Whizzing up this blender creation provides the carbs and protein needed to recharge your muscles at the temperature required to rewarm your bones. The smoothie can be made ahead of a workout and kept warm in an insulated drink container.

Hot Pumpkin Smoothie

Serves 1

1 1/2 cups water
1/4 cup skim milk powder or coconut milk powder
1/3 cup pumpkin pur.e (or 1 cup cooked cubed pumpkin)
1 small banana
1 scoop plain or vanilla protein powder of choice
2 tsp. almond butter
1 tsp. maple syrup
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract (omit if using vanilla protein)
1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice*

Heat water in a kettle to just under a boil. Place hot water in a blender along with remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.

NUTRITIONAL INFO PER SERVING: 401 CALORIES, 32G PROTEIN, 7G FAT, 53G CARBS, 172 MG SO DIUM