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I wanted to share with you one of my favorite post-workout recipes from the Precision Nutrition Gourmet Nutrition cookbook.
Not only is pumpkin a delicious dietary addition, it contains a synergistic blend of phytonutrients, rich in carotenoids. But that’s no reason to eat high-sugar pumpkin pie! Instead, try this Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal. This delicious pumpkin recipe is a great breakfast treat, full of slow digesting carbs and healthy fats.
1/2 cup Low-fat milk (I use unsweetened Almond milk)
3/4 cup Water
1/2 cup Old fashioned large flake oats
1 pinch Cinnamon
1 pinch Nutmeg
1/4 cup Pumpkin (canned)
1/4 cup Almonds (sliced)
Splenda or Stevia to taste
1 scoop Vanilla whey protein (about 25g protein)
1/4 cup Water
In a small pot bring milk and water to a boil over medium heat. Add the oats, cinnamon and nutmeg. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until liquid is absorbed (approximately 7-10 minutes), stirring occasionally. Once liquid is absorbed, stir in pumpkin, almonds and Splenda and set aside. Combine 1/4 cup of water with whey protein in a separate bowl. Mix with a fork until protein is dissolved. For a smoother consistency, mix powder with water in blender or food processor and blend until protein is dissolved. Pour protein mixture over oatmeal and serve. Serves 1 large or 2 small.
Calories: 575 (large) | 287.5 (small)
Fat (g): 22.7 (large) | 11.4 (small)
Saturated (g): 2.1 (large) | 1.0 (small)
Monounsaturated (g): 12.5 (large) | 6.3 (small)
Polyunsaturated (g): 5.4 (large) | 2.7 (small)
omega-3 (g): .3 (large) | .1 (small)
omega-6 (g): 5.1 (large) | 2.6 (small)
Carbohydrates (g): 50.5 (large) | 25.3 (small)
Fiber (g): 12.1 (large) | 6.1 (small)
Sugars (g): 10.6 (large) | 5.3 (small)
Protein (g): 42 (large) | 21 (small)
My passion for fitness started with my own 80 lb weight loss journey. I love showing people that fitness and nutrition don't need to be complicated or restrictive. A good coach should be able to meet you where you are and help you get to where you want to be. I am certified as a fitness trainer through the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA). Additionally, I hold certifications in exercise nutrition through Precision Nutrition and online fitness training through the Online Trainer Academy. When not serving my clients I am an expert media contributor for companies such as Men's Fitness, Men's Journal, Exercise.com, and many others.
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