Pumpkin Pie Filling Protein Dessert

Hurricane Sandy has come to town, ladies and gentleman! I hope everyone is okay where they are. We only lost power for about 2 seconds like six times. One was hilariously enough while I was on the treadmill downstairs in my basement, which caused it to pause for a split second then pick right back up. I almost ate it big time in the most comical way. See at the time I was rapping to Eminem’s Till I Collapse with some crazy gangsta dance moves. I am such a gem.

So anyways, I decided that I need to start putting an emphasis on getting some cardio work in now. I usually just do a 2 hour weight lifting session and call it a night, but I’ve realized I can’t run for beans now. I decided to start doing some interval work for 30 minutes about 4 times a week. The Couch to 10k app is awesome for setting interval times, which is what I am using currently. Let me tell ya, getting back into running is a humbling experience. But after reading a lot about it while studying for my NASM CPT certification I’ve realized how important it is! Speaking of that certification I am about half way through the book and I have only had it since Thursday. It’s a ton of information, but I am trying to whizz through the book so I can really bunker down and study the important facts in my notes. I am hoping to be certified before the year is up! I have a lot of exciting things that I want to set into motion in the next year or so. More on that later!

Anyways, since we didn’t lose power I had a delicious day full of eats. I mean check out how giant this lunch was after my 5 mile run/walk/deathbyrunning.

Yes, that sweet potato is massive. Bigger than my hand and oh so delicious. I for sure ate the entire thing and blamed my run for making me crave carbs so much. 😉 So for the rest I combined 1 egg, a bunch of liquid egg whites, and salsa. A giant sweet potato with PB2, cinnamon, and coconut oil. And two small roasted zucchinis with paprika and garlic. I was so full after this lunch it was absurd. Definitely held me over straight through to dinner.

However, the highlight of my day was my cure for my giant pumpkin craving. When it’s cold and yucky out all I want is a bunch of soup and pumpkin everything. Since I couldn’t make soup happen today since I am leaving in 48 hours for Austin and I don’t have a ton of food, I decided to make do with a can of pumpkin. I bring to you the best night time protein packed fall dessert I’ve had since being on this strictish bodybuilding diet.

Protein Pumpkin Pie Filling
Serves 1

Ingredients
1/4 cup organic pumpkin puree
6 oz of plain greek yogurt
Liquid vanilla stevia (couple drops to taste)
Cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice
Sprinkle of coconut flour

Combine into one big bowl. 🙂 Devour and enjoy fall in a bowl.

It seriously tasted like pumpkin pie filling. And the coconut flour made it have this graham cracker crust like taste without being too strong or having a heavy grain before bed. Grains and I have an iffy relationship, unless that grain is oatmeal. Then I am 100% fine and obsessed. But other grains tend to give me tummy troubles so I usually avoid them. Pretty soon I want to try the dates and nut crust that everyone keeps posting and talking about. Making my way there soon when I arrive in my new kitchen… IN AUSTIN TEXAS! I leave Wednesday! 🙂

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