Pumpkin Pie Protein Dip

Pumpkin Pie Protein Dip

Thick, creamy pumpkin pie in dip form. Honey graham crackers and tart apples make the perfect “dippers”. This is the perfect appetizer to bring along to your next holiday gathering. Your guests will feel like they are indulging in a rich pumpkin pie, never guessing how healthy their little protein packed snack really is.

Healthy Pumpkin Pie Protein Dip - ProShapeFitness

This morning my boyfriend and I are off to find the perfect Christmas tree. We spent the last four days out of town visiting my parents for Thanksgiving and as a result, my fridge is pretty empty… I might have sneaked some of this in for breakfast along with my oatmeal 😉 Oops… I’m not going to complain about having something that tastes like dessert for breakfast!

This dip is so easy to prepare and will save you a lot of time when you get invited to one of those least minute holiday parties. No baking and no running to the grocery store trying to find some stale leftover boxed dessert packed with unhealthy ingredients. Make this instead! Not only will you impress the other guests with your creative appetizer, but they’ll think they are having an indulgent dessert.

Healthy Pumpkin Pie Protein Dip - ProShapeFitness

 

Pumpkin Pie Protein Dip

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 (15oz) can of rinsed & drained garbanzo beans/chickpeas
  • 1/2 cup pure pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 cup xylitol
  • 2 tbsp sugar free maple syrup (could sub with regular maple syrup)
  • optional: 2 tbsp vanilla protein power, to thicken as desired (I used this protein)

Instructions

  1. Add your beans to a medium/large food processor and blend well until smooth (make sure you have first rinsed and drained your beans well)
  2. Once the beans are smooth, add in the remaining ingredients.
  3. If you desire a thicker dip, add one tablespoon of vanilla protein at a time
  4. Note: You may want to add more/less sweetener according to your taste.
  5. Sprinkle with bit of cinnamon and serve with sliced apples and graham crackers.
  6. Enjoy!

Notes

Nutrition: Per Serving- 48 calories, 11g carbs, 2g carbs, 0g fat

http://proshapefitness.com/2013/12/01/pumpkin-pie-protein-dip/

About Melissa

Melissa Wilson is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through NSCA and received her Bachelor’s degree from California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo. In addition to in-person training, Melissa is the founder of ProShape Fitness -- a healthy living company, which specializes in online fitness and nutrition coaching for individuals who want to get back into shape and adopt healthier lifestyle habits.

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