Battle of the Pies!
MOTHER VS. DAUGHTER! I love my mom's pumpkin ice cream pie recipe, but it's loaded with sugar. My challenge was to create a protein version that has less sugar.
Seriously though, if you want to be an instant hero, then make this pie for your family for Thanksgiving! It has been known to convert even the most adamant pumpkin pie hater! Plus, it's a super easy recipe you can whip up super fast.
Watch the video:
- 1 cup canned (or cooked) pumpkin pure
- Mom used 1/2 cup brown sugar, but Sara used 1/2 cup of BSN Syntha-6 Whey in Salted Caramel (use 15% OFF code DRSOLOMON, #sponsored)
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ginger
- Mom used 1 quart (1 L, 4 cups) of vanilla ice cream, but Sara used 1 quart of Coconut Milk Ice Cream.
Note: My mom went shopping for the pie ingredients (super nice of her!) and I asked her to buy a healthy ice cream at the store for the recipe, and she bought President's Choice Coconut Milk Ice Cream for mine, and Hagen Dazs for hers. Now, the PC Coconut Milk Ice Cream might be plant based, but it's not "healthier". It also has 22g of sugar per 1/2 serving. There are lots of "healthier" options you can use that have less sugar, less calories, and less "sketchy ingredients", such as frozen vanilla greek yogurt, Halo Top protein Ice Cream and Breyers Delights.
To save 100 calories/slice, you can make it without the crust. My nutritional info is calculated with the crust.
- Combine pumpkin pure, brown sugar (or the salted caramel whey), salt & spices
- Stir ice cream to soften, then fold into pumpkin mixture
- Spoon into Graham-cracker crust
- Freeze until firm
Mom's Nutritional Information
Mom's Entire Pie: 3449 calories, 184.3g fat, 112.2g saturated fat, 760mg cholesterol, 1932.8mg sodium, 445.3g carbs, fibre 17.9g, sugars 369.3g, protein 51.3g
1/8th of Mom's pie: 431 calories, 23g fat, 14g saturated fat, 80mg cholesterol, 241.6mg sodium, 55.6g carbs, fibre 2.2g, sugars 46.2g, protein 6.4g
Sara's Nutritional Information
Sara's Entire Pie: 2789 calories, 138.9g fat, 106.2g saturated fat, 86.6mg cholesterol, 1915mg sodium, 341g carbs, fibre 17.9g, sugars 243.2g, protein 51.2g
1/8th of Sara's pie: 348 calories, 17.3g fat, 13.2g saturated fat, 10.8mg cholesterol, 239.4mg sodium, 42.6g carbs, fibre 2.2g, sugars 30.4g, protein 6.4g
My pie ironically has the same amount of protein per slice as my mom's! hahahahaha! However, my pie saves you 83 calories, 6g fat, 13g carbs and 16g sugar per slice! And it tastes amazing... I LOVE the caramel pumpkin flavour.
So which pie are you going to make? Mine? or my mom's??? Post a photo of it in your instagram stories and tag me @DrSaraSolomon so I can see it!
Eat Like Sara
I started to heal my relationship with food (and with myself) when I stopped tracking every bite of food. Having a piece of pie doesn't mean you are letting yourself go. I used to think that... and then one day I realized I was trapped in a prison of non-stop body monitoring and negative self-talk. All my actions revolved around preventing weight gain (i.e. counting calories, exercising to burn calories). I was basically training and dieting in spite of myself. I was willing to sacrifice my own health and well-being for the sake of my ego... for the sake of my appearance.... which was never good enough anyway.
One day I woke up, and realized this is NOT how I want to live my life. So I made a lot of changes to my approach to training and nutrition.
Today, I train to move better, because it makes me feel better. I don't care how many calories I burn in a workout. I care about how my body feels.
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