I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Orgain. I received product samples as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.
I’m patting myself on the back.
Why you ask?
I made it eleven whole days into September before I had my first taste of pumpkin for the fall season.
Whoa. This is huge for me.
Usually I’m anxiously awaiting the first taste of anything pumpkin. But this year, not so much. I’m blaming the weather. It’s just been too dang hot to even think about food in general.
Since last Friday, I have made up for those missed eleven days. I’ve had Pumpkin Spiced Yogurt Pretzels (sooooo good!), a pumpkin latte, pumpkin in my oatmeal, pumpkin muffins and this super easy Pumpkin Protein Bars.
- ½ cup Organic Pumpkin Puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
- ½ cup Almond Butter
- ⅓ cup Honey
- 1 Scoop Vanilla Protein Powder (I used Orgain)
- 2 Eggs
- 2 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
- ¼ tsp Sea Salt
- ½ tsp Baking Soda
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Spray an 8 X 8 pan with coconut oil or spray.
- Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl till smooth.
- Pour batter into pan.
- Bake 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean from center.
- Cool completely in pan before enjoying.
I’m apparently not the only one who is on the pumpkin kick. When I went to the grocery store yesterday, there were ZERO cans of pumpkin left. Zero. Please don’t tell me there’s another pumpkin shortage like a few years ago? What will I do?!?
Stock up, friends. Stock up.
Like I mentioned yesterday, on the weekends I like to prep snacks for the week. Of course, I wanted to do something with pumpkin in it, but I also wanted to give it a little extra nutrition and staying power. Orgain Protein Powder has become my favorite way to get just that. It’s made from organic plant-based protein including brown rice, hemp, chia, and pea proteins. These are all types of protein that I can find in my pantry already but are blended together in one convenient container. Orgain was created by Dr. Andrew Abraham, whose own experience seeking high-quality nutrition during his cancer treatment years ago inspired him to develop delicious nutrition products with the highest quality organic ingredients.
It’s super easy to add Orgain Protein Powder to anything – shakes, smoothies, healthy treats, pancakes, and anything other recipe you can think up!
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