Please note: the recipes in this LivingAfterWLS newsletter use this DIY Mix to fortify the protein and nutrient values. The recipes were tested with this mix and produced satisfactory results by several cooks in home kitchens like yours. Feel free to use a commercial mix or your own protein powder mixture in place of this mix, keeping in mind results may vary. The most important goal for ALL of us is to prepare, eat, and enjoy food that will fortify our high protein diet and promote weight loss.
Multi-Use DIY Pumpkin Spice Protein Mix
A fortified mixture providing quality protein and superb autumnal flavor to a variety of health promoting treats. This multi-use dry mix makes 28 servings (2 tablespoons dry measure) per batch of Pumpkin Spice Protein Mix. The nonfat dry milk provides valuable nutrients including calcium and vitamin D and lightens the protein powder making the Protein Mix suitable in many recipes.
2 cups Pure Protein Plus French Vanilla or your favorite vanilla flavored protein powder*
1 1/2 cups Carnation Instant Nonfat Dry Milk
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground mace
1 pinch ground cloves
In a large bowl whisk together all dry ingredients. Store mixture in an airtight container (I like to use recycled mason jars) in a cool dark place. Use often for best freshness and to promote improved health with increased protein intake. In humid climates mixture may be stored refrigerated. Shake container well before using to ensure ingredients are well blended and evenly dispersed.
*For best results use a protein powder that contains at least 15 grams protein and 5 or fewer grams carbohydrate per serving.
(based on products specified in recipe): Per 2-Tablespoon serving: 218 calories; 8 grams protein; 6 grams carbohydrate; 1 gram dietary fiber; 0 grams fat. A good source of vitamin D, calcium, B vitamins, and electrolytes.
Pure Protein Natural Whey Powder - French Vanilla, 1.6 pounds (Packaging May Vary)
by Pure Protein
Health and Beauty
List Price: $22.00
Our Price: $18.89
In place of the cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, ginger, mace, and cloves use 2-4 teaspoons commercial blend Pumpkin Pie Spice, adjusting amount to suit your taste. For a more mild blend opt for a commercial blend of Apple Pie Spice that contains cinnamon, nutmeg, mace and cloves. Apple Pie Spice is mild and sweet while Pumpkin Pie Spice is more aromatic and the spices more intense.
McCormick Pumpkin Spice Blend (9 oz)
by McCormick & Co. Inc
Our Price: $17.96