PUMPKIN CONTAINS MAJOR BENEFITS SUCH AS…
- boosts vision and eye health
- a good source of zinc
- healthy heart
- lowers blood pressure
- regulates blood sugar
- is a wonderful anti-oxidant
- provides immunity
- aids in sleep
- anti-cancer benefits
Pumpkin also provides Vitamin C, potassium, copper and 245% of your daily allowance of Vitamin A!
Vitamin C (also known as ascorbic acid) is abundant in vegetables and fruits. A water-soluble vitamin and powerful antioxidant, it helps the body form and maintain connective tissue, including bones, blood vessels, and skin. (https://www.drweil.com/vitamins-supplements-herbs/vitamins/vitamin-c-benefits/)
Potassium is an essential mineral. Like sodium, it binds readily with other minerals, and does not occur naturally in an unbound state. Potassium is required for the proper functioning of many major organ systems. (https://www.drweil.com/vitamins-supplements-herbs/supplements-remedies/we-all-need-potassium/)
Copper is an essential trace mineral, present in all body tissues, which plays a role in the formation of connective tissue, and in the normal functioning of muscles and the immune and nervous systems. (https://www.drweil.com/vitamins-supplements-herbs/supplements-remedies/copper/)
Vitamin A plays a vital role in bone growth, reproduction and immune system health. It also helps the skin and mucous membranes repel bacteria and viruses more effectively. It is essential to healthy vision, and may slow declining retinal function in people with retinitis pigmentosa. (https://www.drweil.com/vitamins-supplements-herbs/vitamins/facts-about-vitamin-a/)
Enjoy all these benefits plus the added nutrition of protein powder in this Pumpkin Protein Coffee Cake!
Minutes to Prepare: 5
Minutes to Cook: 60
Number of Servings: 9
1 1/2 cup Old fashioned oatmeal, ground
66g (or apx 2 scoops) Labrada Lean Body, Cinnamon Roll flavor or vanilla protein
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 cup stevia
1 tablespoon pumpkin spice
2 egg whites
1 can (15oz.) pumpkin canned, unsalted
1/2 cup Greek yogurt, plain
1/2 cup applesauce, unsweetened
1 to 2 apples, chopped
Cinnamon sugar mixture for middle & top to your taste.
If you wish you may use a knife to make swirls in the cake.
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8×8 baking dish with Pam spray.
Mix the oats, Protein Powder, and baking powder and stevia in a bowl using a wire whisk.
Add egg whites, pumpkin Greek yogurt, applesauce & chopped apples.
Add wet ingredients to dry and mix.
Pour half of the batter in baking dish. Using the cinnamon-sugar mixture sprinkle heavily on layer. Pour the remaining batter and use the rest of the cinnamon-sugar mixture to the top of the cake.
Bake for approx 60 minutes or when the knife comes out clean.
Serving Size: 9 one inch pieces
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat: 1.1 g
Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
Sodium: 179.7 mg
Total Carbs: 13.5 g
Dietary Fiber: 2.3 g
Protein: 3.6 g
Option: combine these ingredients and drizzle on top…
1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
sweetener of choice
I reached 200 pounds after having my children and several things have led me down my path of wanting to be healthier and better for myself and for my family; countless fitness dvds, a gym membership, leading a weight management class at my church and a personal trainer telling me I had good symmetry.I have learned many things on my fitness journey, but the one thing that I hear over and over no matter what size they are, is the self-talk that many women tell themselves regarding the way they see themselves. I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to have the tools and wisdom of the people around me to help women of all shapes and dynamics to help them on their journey.
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