Pumpkin Egg Nog Spice Shake

It’s that time of year where Thanksgiving is upon us (2 weeks away!) but we are anticipating Christmas too! I saw it last week on November 1st; all the holiday decorations, food, etc. were in full force…and Starbucks whipped out their holiday red cups. Now you know it is official! But I still say, let’s take our time and enjoy Thanksgiving, for crying out loud!

Anyways, I got a little inspired to make something to blend Thanksgiving and Christmas, food-wise. I have been making pumpkin spice protein shakes for awhile now, and when I saw that the grocery store was already selling egg-nog, I found my inspiration!

This is a great blend of flavors without being “too much”. Definitely a great way to kick up your standard protein shake!

Ingredients:

1 cup milk of choice (I use unsweetened vanilla almond milk)

1 scoop vanilla protein powder (Dymatize brand)

1/4 cup canned pumpkin puree

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1/4 tsp (1/2 if you want it stronger) imitation or pure rum extract (***This will give it the egg nog flavor)

Optional, but recommended:

2 tbsp of Greek yogurt (helps to make it creamier)

Splash of light egg nog (Ok ok so i admit it-I splurged and bought a quart when I saw it! But a little bit goes a long way, so just a splash and you’re good)

1 tsp or packet Stevia

 

Mix all ingredients in a blender or magic bullet. Serve immediately or chill in the fridge for a few minutes to thicken up a bit. Serve with whipped cream if desired :)

 

 

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