The latest trend in pumpkin spice is pumpkin protein powder.
Pumpkin spice-infused protein powder can be an awesome way to get your pumpkin fix while muscling up, squashing hunger and hitting your fitness goals, says New York City-based nutritionist Jessica Cording, RD, CDN.
However, she also points out that if you aren’t careful, they can also be a great way to down a candy bar’s worth of sugar in 30 seconds flat. “A trend like pumpkin spice can make it easy for sugary, unhealthy treats to take over the season,” she says, recommending that people keep their pumpkin spice habit in check by opting for the cleanest, most natural protein powders possible, like PaleoPro. Take a look at the ingredient list, watching out for sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, sugar alcohols and artificial colors and sugars. As a general shopping rule, the shorter the ingredient list is, the better.
Don’t worry, when it comes to including pumpkin protein powder in recipes that will actually do your body good, we’ve got you covered. Here, Cording shares five easy, single-serving, pumpkin protein powder recipes that will help you hit your fall fitness goals: