Light Pumpkin Pie Blizzard
As much as I love pumpkin (and am nowhere near getting tired of eating it), I figured the blog world is a little burnt out on pumpkin. I figured I wouldn’t even post this, but last night’s post-workout treat was too delicious not to share.
Who doesn’t like DQ’s Pumpkin Pie Blizzard? My husband introduced me to them and I fell in love – but haven’t had a second one since I saw the MINI size (6 oz) has 370 calories, 14 grams of fat (10 saturated) and 43 grams of sugar (55 total carbs).
I knew I could do better than that.
- 0.5 scoop vanilla protein powder
- animal cracker, in place of pie pieces
- 3 drop NuNaturals Vanilla Stevia
- 0.125 tsp allspice
- 0.125 tsp ginger
- 0.5 tsp cinnamon
- 0.25 cup almond milk
- 0.5 cup pumpkin
- 0.5 frozen banana
- some Love Grown Foods Sweet Cranberry Pecan
Blend all ingredients except the animal crackers in a Magic Bullet.
We all know that the pie pieces mixed in are what truly makes the blizzard – otherwise it’s just pumpkin flavored soft serve! So I “bulleted” 4 animal crackers to make my own “pie pieces.”
Some of my favorite Sweet Cranberry Pecan Love Grown made the whole thing complete.
My version (approximately 8 oz): 225 calories, 6 grams fat, 40 grams total carb, 13 grams protein.
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