Lightened Up – Pumpkin Pie Blizzard
October 21, 2011
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This will be my last pumpkin post [this week]. Seriously.
As much as I love pumpkin (and am nowhere near getting tired of eating it), I figured the blog world is a little burnt out on pumpkin. I figured I wouldn’t even post this, but last night’s post-workout treat was too delicious not to share.
I loved my pumpkin pasta, pumpkin muffins, and pumpkin frozen yogurt, but this is epic.
Who doesn’t like DQ’s Pumpkin Pie Blizzard? My husband introduced me to them and I fell in love – but haven’t had a second one since I saw the MINI size (6 oz) has 370 calories, 14 grams of fat (10 saturated) and 43 grams of sugar (55 total carbs). 43 grams of sugar! [source]
I knew I could do better than that. The ingredients:
+ Magic Bullet:
= pure decadence.
We all know that the pie pieces mixed in are what truly makes the blizzard – otherwise it’s just pumpkin flavored soft serve! So I “bulleted” 4 animal crackers to make my own “pie pieces”.
Some of my favorite Sweet Cranberry Pecan Love Grown made the whole thing complete. See the sad, empty bag above? 😦 I hope a local store starts to carry Love Grown soon, I keep asking!
My version (approximately 8 oz): 225 calories, 6 grams fat, 40 grams total carb, 13 grams protein.
Sorry DQ, I won’t be back for your version.
Hope you all have a great weekend!
What’s your favorite blizzard flavor? Mine was Mint Oreo before I tried the Pumpkin Pie!