After an amazing morning run for the Jr. League’s 1st Annual Bookin’ It 15k, my body was craving something sweet and creamy. I knew I had to replenish with some protein so this delicious treat was the perfect combination of sweet, creamy, and nutritious!! Enjoy!
Pumpkin Protein Greek Yogurt Parfait
1 Cup Greek Plain Yogurt (I use FAGE 2%)
½ Cup Organic Pumpkin Puree
½ Tsp Cinnamon
½ Tsp Vanilla Extract
1 Tsp Honey or 2 drops of stevia
½ Cup Quick & Easy Granola
Mix 1st five ingredients together, add granola on top and extra cinnamon to taste!
Enjoy a delicious fall protein packed meal!
350 Calories; 30 g protein; 7g fiber;300% Vitamin A
Did you know pumpkins are extra nutritious!
Pumpkin puree contains more than 700 percent of the daily value based on a 2,000-calorie diet. Vitamin A helps support cell reproduction, vision health, immune function, bone health, healing and fetal development. Pumpkin puree provides 39 mcg of vitamin K per cup to help with blood coagulation and potentially protect against osteoporosis.
One cup of pumpkin puree provides more than 500 mg of potassium, more than you get in one banana. Pumpkin puree contains 7 g of fiber per cup.
Pumpkin's orange color is a clue to its high antioxidant content. Pumpkin also is a source of beta carotene. Pumpkin puree also provides vitamin C, an antioxidant that supports tissue repair and immunity, as well as vitamin E, which fights disease-causing free radicals in the body.
WOW- Enjoy some delicious healthy fall recipes this week!