Pumpkin Chocolate Smoothie
Halloween is arguably the beginning of that time of year when you are tempted to overindulge on all the holiday goodies and your dedication to a healthy lifestyle can go out the window. This DOESN’T have to happen!
Although we all know we should stay away from foods containing sugar and simple carbohydrates, it can be especially difficult to resist and avoid these foods during Halloween.
Eating sugary foods causes a spike in your blood sugar, contributes to insulin resistance and triggers inflammation in your body. Additionally, simple carbohydrates (like sugar) negatively affect your cholesterol, as well as suppress the signals sent by the hunger and satiety hormones, which are responsible for letting you know when to stop eating. Simply put, the more sugar and other simple carbs you eat, the hungrier you will be!
However, nobody wants to feel deprived, especially during the holidays, so it is important to find healthy options. In this short video, NY Times bestselling author, registered nurse, nationally renowned speaker, and highly respected health and fitness expert, Tana Amen, BSN, RN shares a delicious and satisfying recipe for a yummy dessert, Chocolate Pumpkin Protein Smoothie.
One of the critical ingredients in this recipe is Omni Protein. Omni Protein takes plant-based protein powder to a whole new level. Its unique, plant-based protein blend is combined with important amino acids and digestive enzymes for a fiber-rich formula that nourishes the body and tastes great – so you don’t feel deprived!
Additionally, Omni Protein contains no artificial colors, sweeteners, flavors, soy, dairy, sugar or GMOs while it delivers 21 grams of complete protein. By helping maintain healthy blood sugar levels while creating a feeling of fullness, it also supports healthy appetite management and helps you resist sugar-laden Halloween treats and avoid candy coma!
“Creating a feeling of satiety with fiber-rich protein intake, supporting balanced blood sugar levels, and promoting brain focus and healthy metabolism are all critical to success. Omni Protein does it all.” – Tana Amen, BSN, RN
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