I've got another one for you! Pumpkin shake!

This one is another fairly healthy recipe I found a few years ago on Skinny Taste, and easy.

I've been really bad at this lately, but when I'm trying to clean up my eating I like to keep some quick snacks on hand for those moments where I could devour food at every buffet along 28th street. I like this one because it's easy to make.

This recipe serves 4, has 160 calories per serving, 2.2 grams of fat, 5.8 grams of protein, 34 carbs and 6.6 grams of fiber.

Here's what you'll need, and this is fairly cheap at the store.

  • 1/2 cup of quick oats
  • 1 cup of milk (fat free is what's included in the nutritional value above)
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 cup of ice
  • 1/2 cup of pumpkin puree (I just grabbed the first can that I came across that said pumpkin on it.)
  • 3 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • Pumpkin Pie spice, I don't have a measurement on this. I would say no more than a couple teaspoons.

Grab your oats, water, and small pan and cook the oats for a couple of minutes. The goal here is to get the oats pretty thick. When done, set the oats off to the side.

Grab a blender and throw in your milk, pumpkin, sugar pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon. Now, grab your oats and some ice and blend everything all up. Keep the blender going until everything is smooth, then BOOM you're done.

This tastes best when it's cold, so toss it in the fridge before you drink it.

To clarify what I said at the beginning, I like to keep quick snacks around when I'm trying to eat clean. Another idea, very simple, is to keep some boiled eggs in your refrigerator. That has NOTHING to do with this recipe, but an egg is enough to take the edge off if you're craving something.