No Bake Pumpkin Pie October 10, 2017 00:22 40 Comments
It's October and that means Pumpkin Season! We created a delicious No Bake Pumpkin Pie recipe filled with nutritious ingredients like pumpkin puree, Complete Whey Protein, and spices!
No Bake Pumpkin Pie
Blend all ingredients and chill overnight:
1- 15 oz. can of Organic Pumpkin Puree (we used the Kroger Simple Truth Organic Brand)
4 scoops (about 3/4 cup) of Complete Whey Protein in the Creamy Vanilla Flavor
1/4 cup of Almond Butter
3/4 cup of Almond Flour
3/4 cup of Coconut Flour
1 tsp. Vanilla extract
3 Tbsp. Maple syrup
5 Tbsp. Ground Xylitol
2 tsp. Ceylon Cinnamon
2 tsp. Nutmeg
2 tsp. Ground Ginger
1 tsp. Allspice or clove
1/2 tsp. of Himalayan Sea Salt
*Optional- We topped our no bake pumpkin pie with Greek Yogurt and Cinnamon!
If you prefer, you can roll into bite sized balls that look like tiny pumpkins. We used candied ginger slivers for pumpkin stems and roasted pumpkin seeds as leaves for a decorative garnish!
Health Benefits of this recipe:
Pumpkins are low in calories and high in fiber which helps us feel fuller longer and keeps our appetite at bay.
The orange color of pumpkins tells us that they are filled with the antioxidant beta-carotene, which is one of the plant carotenoids converted to Vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A is essential for healthy, glowing skin, strong eyesight, and our immune system.
Pumpkins are rich in iron which helps make hemoglobin and transports oxygen throughout your body.
Pumpkins are low in Saturated Fat, and very low in Cholesterol and Sodium. Pumpkins are also a good source of Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Thiamin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Iron, Magnesium and Phosphorus, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Riboflavin, Potassium, Copper and Manganese.
Xylitol is a great sugar substitute that breaks down in the body slower without causing sugar spikes. This is an ideal sweetener for Diabetics.
Ceylon Cinnamon may help treat Type 2 Diabetes by lowering blood sugar levels and increasing the amount of insulin production in the body.
Almond butter is a great source of protein, folate, and is low in cholesterol and saturated fats, and it contains no trans-fats.
Almond butter is rich in monounsaturated fats, which are the type of fats that reduce levels of cholesterol and decrease the risk of heart disease.
Coconut flour has a moderate effect on blood sugar which makes this a healthier option for diabetic sufferers.
Complete Whey Protein is a great protein formula for muscle building and strength, workout recovery, weight loss, improved energy, healthy digestion and immune boosting.