Happy Sunday, my friends! It's the second Sunday of October and, despite the 80-degree weather, it's finally starting to feel like Fall in Florida! The temps are getting lower at night, the humidity is lower than "normal" for Tampa, Football Season is in full force, and Pumpkin can be found nearly everywhere and in everything! All reasons why I love Fall in Florida, especially when it's a Sunday and I can watch football all day and make delicious pumpkin-flavored things in my kitchen - like this Pumpkin Spice Smoothie Bowl! This smoothie bowl is perfect for Fall in Florida when it is still too hot out to bake in the kitchen and all you want is an ice-cold smoothie. And the best part is, you can make this delicious smoothie bowl in minutes!
This week's meal made in minutes: Pumpkin Spice Smoothie Bowl
This smoothie bowl is made with simple, whole food ingredients and the cleanest whey protein powder I have yet to find! I discovered biPro while at the FNCE conference in Nashville earlier this week and was able to speak with the company's representatives at the Expo. I was immediately intrigued by the claims made on the product's label, such as "the best high quality whey protein isolate," and soon learned about the production process of BiPro Instant Whey Protein Isolate and how this protein powder is different from all other protein powders on the market. As stated in their website,
So basically, this protein powder is highly concentrated whey protein isolate (providing 20g of protein per 1-25g serving) without all the fillers and binders that the other protein powders are packed with. That was enough for me give this product a try and I was able to take home some samples. I could not wait to get home to try out the three different flavored samples (Unflavored, French Vanilla, and Chocolate) and immediately began using the protein powder in everything from post-workout shakes, overnight oats, homemade protein bars, and even this Pumpkin Spice Smoothie Bowl! The verdict .... AMAZING! All three flavors taste great, blend well, and are great for baking! Win, win, win! BiPro has won me over and I highly recommend their protein supplements if you are looking for the cleanest, high-quality whey protein! Don't just take my word for it, take a look at their nutrition facts label and ingredient list!
Ok, so enough talk about the BiPro protein isolate! Time to talk more about this delicious Pumpkin Spice Smoothie Bowl and how to make it!
Ingredients: (1 serving)
- 1/2 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
- 1/4 cup 100% Pure Pumpkin Puree
- 3 oz frozen banana (cut into chunks for easier blending)
- dash of ground cinnamon
- dash of Nutmeg
- dash of Allspice
- 1 packet of BiPro French Vanilla Instant Whey Protein Isolate
- natural sweetener of choice (optional, to taste) (Stevia, honey, maple syrup...)
- 2 oz sliced banana (for topping)
- 3 tbsp KIND Maple Quinoa Clusters with Chia Seeds (for topping)
- Combine first 8 ingredients (in that order) in a blender or food processor and blend well. Add 4-5 ice cubes to thicken up the smoothie if it is too thin. (You want to eat this with a spoon, trust me!)
- Pour smoothie into a deep bowl and top with banana slices and KIND granola.
- Devour smoothie bowl!
That's all there is to it, my friends! As easy as 1,2,3 and you'll be enjoying a delicious Fall-flavored smoothie that is packed with protein and antioxidants - thanks to BiPro Whey Protein Isolate and Libby's 100% Pure Pumpkin Puree! Just look at this nutrition profile for this smoothie bowl! 1 serving provides 23g of protein and 132% of your daily Vitamin A requirements! Talk about a smoothie that benefits your muscles and your eyesight!
I thoroughly enjoyed my Pumpkin Spice Smoothie Bowl for lunch today while sitting outside on my back patio soaking up the sun and watching my puppy, Addy, play in the yard. I have to share this picture with you that I took of her begging for some of my smoothie bowl - she looked so darn cute and the smoothie bowl looked even more delicious in the sunlight!
Isn't she just the cutest!!? And doesn't that smoothie bowl make you want to run to your kitchen and blend up a Pumpkin Spice Smoothie Bowl ASAP!? What are you waiting for? Go make yourself a bowl and enjoy the rest of the night watching football with a full and happy belly!
I know I sure did! Have a great night and a wonderful week ahead!