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Harvest Recipes

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It's a time of harvest, of abundance, and what better way to celebrate the season than by elevating your nutrition with delicious, protein-packed delights?

Vanilla Chai Smoothie

This Vanilla Chai Smoothie is the perfect fall-inspired treat, combining the warmth of chai spices with the smooth richness of vanilla.

Ingredients:

1 cup brewed chai tea, chilled
1 ripe banana, peeled and frozen
1 scoop Plantfusion Vanilla Chai Complete Organic Protein
1/2 cup plant-based milk of your choice (adjust for desired consistency)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup (optional, for sweetness)
Ice cubes (optional)

Instructions:

Brew Chai Tea: (skip step if using store bought)
Prepare a cup of chai tea and allow it to cool completely. You can brew a strong cup for a more robust flavor. Once cooled, refrigerate the chai tea until you're ready to use it in the smoothie.

Blend the Base:
In a blender, combine the chilled chai tea, frozen banana, Greek yogurt, almond milk, vanilla extract, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, and nutmeg. If you prefer a sweeter smoothie, add honey or maple syrup to taste. Blend until the mixture is smooth and creamy.

Serve and Enjoy:
Pour the Vanilla Chai Smoothie into your favorite glass. Garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon or a cinnamon stick for a festive touch. Sip and savor the warm, comforting flavors of fall.

Protein Pancake

Perfect for a quick and satisfying breakfast or snack, these protein pancakes infused with the warmth of autumn spices and the goodness of protein

Ingredients:

1 cup pancake mix
1 scoop PlantFusion Vanilla Complete Protein
1/2 cup plant-based milk of your choice
1 egg
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)
Cooking spray or melted butter for greasing the pan

Optional Toppings:

Greek yogurt
Chopped pecans or walnuts
Maple syrup
Sliced bananas

Instructions:

Preheat the Griddle or Pan:
Preheat a griddle or non-stick pan over medium heat.

Mix the Dry Ingredients:
In a mixing bowl, combine the pancake mix and pumpkin spice blend.

Add Wet Ingredients:
In a separate bowl, whisk together the canned pumpkin, milk, egg, maple syrup, and vanilla extract until well combined.

Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients:
Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Stir until just combined, being careful not to overmix. A few lumps are okay.

Grease the Pan:
Lightly grease the preheated griddle or pan with cooking spray or butter.

Cook the Pancakes:
Pour 1/4 cup portions of batter onto the griddle for each pancake. Cook until bubbles form on the surface, then flip and cook the other side until golden brown.

Stack and Keep Warm:
As you cook the pancakes, stack them on a plate and keep them warm in a low oven (around 200°F or 95°C).

Serve with Toppings:
Once all the pancakes are cooked, serve them with a dollop of Greek yogurt, chopped nuts, a drizzle of maple syrup, and sliced bananas if desired.

Pumpkin Protein Bites

Quick and easy Pumpkin Protein Bites. Packed with the goodness of pumpkin and a protein punch, these bites are a perfect on-the-go snack or a tasty treat to satisfy your autumn cravings.

Ingredients:

3 scoops PlantFusion Vanilla Mushrooms+Protein
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
1 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin spice blend
1/4 cup chopped nuts (such as almonds or walnuts)
a pinch of salt

Instructions:

Combine Dry Ingredients:
In a large bowl, mix together the rolled oats, protein powder, pumpkin spice blend, chopped nuts, shredded coconut (if using), and a pinch of salt.

Add Wet Ingredients:
Add the canned pumpkin puree and honey (or maple syrup) to the dry ingredients. Stir well until all the ingredients are evenly combined.

Form Bites:
Using your hands, scoop out small portions of the mixture and roll them into bite-sized balls. If the mixture is too sticky, you can lightly wet your hands with water to make the rolling process easier.

Chill in the Fridge:
Place the pumpkin protein bites on a tray or plate and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Chilling helps them firm up and enhances the flavors.

Serve and Enjoy:
Once chilled, your Pumpkin Protein Bites are ready to be enjoyed! Keep them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for longer shelf life.

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