Fall is a beautiful season!  In fact, it is my favorite time of year.  I enjoy the fall colors, cooler weather, scents, and foods.  I love anything pumpkin!  It’s not quite fall yet, but I have fall fever.  This week I have already eaten Trim Healthy Pumpkin Pancakes.  I’ll share the recipe for those; just click here.  Yesterday I had a yummy Pumpkin Cheesecake Shake.  It was so delicious!  It can be eaten as a snack or a meal.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Shake Trim Healthy Mama

It is also Trim Healthy Mama friendly as a fuel pull (FP) or Satisfying (S) meal.  If you aren’t familiar with Trim Healthy Mama, check out the Trim Healthy Mama Plan: The Easy-Does-It Approach to Vibrant Health and a Slim Waistline  and the  Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook: Eat Up and Slim Down with More Than 350 Healthy Recipes.  I have been a Trim Healthy Mama for almost two years now and have lost 40+ pounds.  Here’s a little about my health and weight loss journey.  I hope you enjoy this Pumpkin Cheesecake Shake.  It’s amazing that something so delicious can be so healthy!

Pumpkin Cheesecake Shake

1/2 c low fat or fat free cottage cheese

1 oz fat free cream cheese, softened

3/4 almond milk

2 tbsp pure pumpkin puree

1 tsp vanilla

2 tsp Sweet Blend natural sweetener (you can also find it at Amazon here)

1 tsp pumpkin spice

pinch of salt

pinch of glucomoannan (optional all natural thickener that supports steady blood sugar)

2 small handfuls of ice (optional)

1/2-1 scoop Whey Protein Powder (optional)

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Blend cottage cheese and cream cheese in Ninja or other blender.  Keep blending until it is smooth and creamy like this:

#THM Pumpkin Cheesecake Shake

Once the lumps are all blended, add the pumpkin puree, almond milk vanilla, pumpkin spice, Sweet Blend, and salt. Blend until mixed well.

Now you’ll need to decide on your optional ingredients.  If you want it to be a little thicker, you can sprinkle in a pinch of glucomannan.  Some people prefer their shakes to be thin, more like a milk consistency.  I like my shakes to be thicker and fluffier, kind of like a milkshake.  If you are like me, add ice.  You can stop right there if you’re making this for a snack or you can add half a scoop of protein powder for extra protein.  However, if you’d like to eat this for a meal like a smoothie, you can add a scoop of protein powder.  This also makes it more frothy and fluffy.  You could top it with fat free whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon.  At this point your shake is low carb and low fat, so it is a fuel pull.

 

If you would like to make it even more indulgent but still healthy, you can add regular whipped cream instead of fat free.  I am a purist when it comes to food, so I try to stay away from chemicals in fat free foods.  I usually just whip my own heavy cream and sweeten it to taste with Sweet Blend. However, you could just squirt on a little dollop of regular whipped cream.  Using full fat whipped cream makes this a satisfying (S) meal.

Just writing this post is making me crave another shake.  I hope I can wait until tomorrow!

#THM Trim Healthy Mama Pumpkin Cheesecake Shake

Tags: Categories: Clean Eating Desserts Fall Food Gluten free homemaking recipes Trim Healthy Mama weight loss Whole Foods

6 thoughts on “Pumpkin Cheesecake Shake – Tasteful Tuesday

  1. I am a lover of most things pumpkin so your post caught my eye right away. I have so many friend on the THM program, some very focused and serious and others just dabbling. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Good Girl Moonshine. It is a daily addition to my day. But this, well, um.. Yum! I have the book, but I have to confess, I just haven’t read it yet. I think it is time to open the cover.

    And way to go on the weight loss! woo-hoo!

    Blessings,
    Dawn

    1. Hi, Dawn! Thank you so very much for stopping by and for your encouraging words! Yes, I LOVE THM. I’ll never go back. GGMS is a daily addition to my day as well. I hope you enjoy the shake!

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