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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
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