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Stop what you’re doing right now and try this protein pumpkin latte!

Pumpkin season has finally been perfected.
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OMFG! It’s pumpkin season! Everyone freak out and eat all the pumpkin things! Yeah, we’re totally not over pumpkin yet, #sorrynotsorry, but we ARE over all the extra carbs, calories and inches that seem to mysteriously appear around our waistlines once bikini season ends and pumpkin season begins.

I want to EAT pumpkin, I don’t want to LOOK like one! And let’s be honest, a “skinny” pumpkin latte just isn’t the same.

ENTER: the PROTEIN pumpkin latte. Yes, it’s a real thing. Yes, it’s just as good as it sounds. And YES, it has 11 grams of protein in it. Eleven grams of protein IN A LATTE! (Cue: triumphant trumpet blast!)

Here’s the real genius behind this protein-packed beauty of a bevvy: It’s made with the new Pumpkin Pie Quest Bar. (If you haven’t tried it yet, this bar’s AMAZING. It’s like Ryan Gosling in a wrapper!) To make the latte, you basically mix up the bar with a little almond milk, an extra dash of spice and some sweetener, microwave it up and voilà: pumpkin protein perfection in a mug!

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We have a feeling those bars are going to be in short supply because they’re only around for the season, so get your hands on a few now and get mixing. This latte’s caffeine-free, so it’s perfect for anytime indulgence (we like it after dinner to get some protein before bedtime), but you could add a teaspoon of instant espresso if you need a pick-me-up with your pumpkin.

Go ahead, make those other latte lovers jealous.

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Yields: 2 servings | Serving Size: ½ recipe

Prep Time: 3 minutes| Cook Time: 2 minutes | Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Pumpkin Pie Quest Bar
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon sugar-free syrup
  • ½ tablespoon zero-calorie sweetener
  • ⅛ teaspoon pumpkin-pie spice
  • *1 shot of instant espresso (optional)

Method

  1. In a small bowl, microwave unwrapped Quest Bar, almond milk and syrup for one minute and 30 seconds. Whisk.
  2. In a blender, add bar mixture, sweetener and pumpkin-pie spice, and blend for 30 seconds.
  3. Pour into two mugs.
  4. Reheat in microwave for 30 seconds, and serve.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 150

Protein: 11 g

Fat: 9 g

Net Carbs: 3 g (0 sugar grams)

Erythritol: 5 g

Fiber: 7 g

Total Carbs: 15 g

P/CAL: 29%

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