Autumn is the time of year for all things pumpkin: grandma’s pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin carving—and now pumpkin spice ultra-shake! Pumpkin is not only a great way to embrace the fall season, it is also incredibly healthy and tastes good too. This new variety of our protein shake is an excellent way to feel festive while fueling your body for all the fall fitness activities you plan on participating in whether it’s a road race or taking the children to the pumpkin patch.
What makes Pumpkin Spice Ultra-Shake so Special (besides the great taste)?
This often overlooked vegetable is in its peak season right now. Pumpkins have far more to offer than just colorful decorations and making jack-o-lanterns. In fact, pumpkin is one of the best sources of vitamin A from a natural source. This vitamin helps keep eye sight sharp and can help prevent vision loss as people age. The orange color of pumpkins comes from beta-carotene, which can be converted by the body to create vitamin A as well. It’s a powerful one-two punch to help protect your eyes. Pumpkin is also a good source of potassium, which is invaluable when it comes to recovering from a good workout. Finally, bananas have some competition!
Our pumpkin spice shake is made from 100% real pumpkin and has 115% of an adult’s RDA of vitamin A and 321mg of potassium in a single shake.
This spice is often known for its ability to soothe nausea, it’s an excellent way to combat motion sickness and to ease digestion problems without negative side effects. Ginger is also one of the best natural ways to help prevent and reduce inflammation that can occur as a result of arthritis or recovering from a strenuous workout as well. Its effects on inflammation are comparable, and in some cases better than, the results achieved from taking NSAIDS.
Studies have shown that the combination of ginger and cinnamon act as a powerful way to help muscles regenerate after workouts and reduce muscles soreness that may otherwise occur. This spice is a good source of manganese, which helps the body metabolize fat, build strong bones and connective tissue, and aids in blood flow as well. Cinnamon is also a good source of antioxidants and can help fight harmful bacteria—a priceless benefit during cold season!
Just a small pinch of nutmeg goes a long way to add flavor and aroma to foods and beverages while offering great health benefits as well. Nutmeg is another great way to fight aches and pains that can accompany a strenuous fitness routine or conditions such as osteoarthritis. It contains naturally occurring high concentrations of manganese, magnesium, copper, and antioxidants that help the body run efficiently and fight disease.
Our Special Edition Pumpkin Spice Protein Shake offers 25 grams of protein, 21 different superfoods, 23 essential vitamins, and 19 valuable amino acids, making it a great way to indulge in the great seasonal flavor without all the added sugar, fat, and calories found in other pumpkin spice products.
If you want to enjoy our great tasting, seasonal protein shake flavor—act fast! We are offering the pumpkin-spice variety exclusively from October 22nd to December 31st (or while supplies last!). Once you try it, we’re sure you’ll want to stock up so you’ll be able to enjoy the tantalizing flavor for months to come. We’re excited to offer this great new flavor to our customers and can’t wait to hear what you think! CLICK HERE TO TRY!
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