If your kids like pumpkin pie, this shake is for them! No protein powders in this shake, just whole food ingredients to fuel your kids!
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Great Source of Protein for Kids
Greek yogurt is a great source of protein. Greek yogurt contains nearly triple the amount of protein as regular yogurt because of the way it is made (straining) which is why Greek yogurt has a much thicker consistency. One cup of Greek yogurt has close to 23 grams of protein!
Greek yogurt is one source of protein I feel good about feeding my kids on the regular. One reason I love Greek yogurt for kids is that it is easy to digest. The culturing process makes it easier to digest than milk because the live and active cultures break down the milk’s sugar lactose into glucose and galactose, two ingredients that are easily absorbed.
What is the difference between Pumpkin Pie Filling and Pumpkin Puree?
Pumpkin puree is just cooked, pureed pumpkin. Typically nothing else is added to it. Pumpkin Pie filling is pureed pumpkin that is flavored with spices like cinnamon, clove, allspice and ginger, and is also sweetened.
I like buying pumpkin puree for my recipes because then I can flavor it however I want depending on what I’m making. You can also make your own pumpkin puree!
More of our favorite pumpkin recipes:
Pumpkin Pie Protein Shake for Kids
- 1 cup Greek vanilla yogurt
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1 medium banana frozen
- 10 each ice cubes more if you want a thicker shake
- Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth!
From Pumpkin Pancakes, Pumpkin French Toast, Pumpkin Porridge, or pumpkin cookies, Your kids should have plenty of opportunity to get alpha carotene from their food. Alpha carotene is considered a pro-vitamin, which your body uses to convert into Vitamin A. Vitamin A can strengthen your kids immune system, improve vision, has anti inflammatory properties, and reduce the risk of developing cataracts! What a healthy way to start the winter!
What’s your favorite way to eat pumpkin?
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