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Tuesday Treats : Protein Pumpkin Pie


Pumpkin Pie


Pumpkin PieSince this Week is Thanksgiving, we wanted to share a cool little recipe that not only packs a nutritious punch, but tastes great too! One of our favorite treats to eat this time of year is pumpkin pie. We all know that a traditional pie is filled with tons of calories, fats and sugars.  This year, if you are trying to eat healthy, why not try this version of pumpkin pie for a change from the folks over at Proteinpow.com 

You don’t even have to spend lots of time baking, nor do you need to know how to bake to whip up this tasty treat. You can even surprise your relatives when they ask you what is inside this awesome treat.

What you will need for Protein Pumpkin Pie

The Base :

1/2 cup of Ground Almonds
2 1/2 tbsp Sesame Seed, Peanut, or Almond Butter
2 tbsp Agave Syrup or regular Honey (helps bind the almonds with the seed or nut butter)

Fillings : 

1/2 can (200 g) of Pumpkin Puree
3/4 cup Liquid Egg Whites
1/4 cup Vanilla Whey Protein Powder
1 tsp Toffee Flavoring (optional, but nice for extra sweetness)
1 tsp Cinnamon (optional, but nice for extra spice)

What to do with all the ingredients : 

Make the base by blending the base ingredients until you get compact dough. Press the dough down into the bottom and along the sides of a pie mold. Remember to use a mold with a removable bottom that allows you to unmold your pie easily. Something like this is perfect.

Bake the crust at 360 F (180 C) for 10-15 minutes, and then remove it from the oven. This step is optional, but it ensures your base cooks a bit longer than the pie so it’s nice and crusty.

Make your filling by blending the filling ingredients together using an immersion blender, regular blender, or food processor. Pour this onto the base.

Bake at 320 F (160 C) for 45-50 minutes, or until the filling has cooked through. Be careful not to overbake it. To ensure a creamy center, remove your pie as soon as it’s cooked through—you’ll know when an inserted knife comes out clean.Let the pie cool before slicing and … that’s it!

Nutritional Information :

Calories : 162

Total Fat : 9g

Protein : 10g

Fiber : 3g

We’s like to make note that this recipe comes from Proteinpow.com, and you can get tons of cool recipes from the underlined link. 

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