Pumpkin Whip

Steph Wagner MS, RDN

June 21, 2017

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Pumpkin Whip

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Bariatric Pumpkin Sweet Treat

Needing a new Bariatric Friendly sweet treat?! This pumpkin whip is perfect for the Fall and holidays when you want a light treat but want to stay on track.

Keeping healthy alternatives in your house when the sweet tooth kicks in is essential to keep on track with your post-op goals. Of course, you need to be careful of certain ingredients you know that your bypass or sleeve don’t agree with!

I know we often think of PUMPKIN in the fall…so feel free to save this one for later or enjoy it year round and I won’t tell anyone! It is light and fluffy, hence the name whip, and reminds me of the flavors of pumpkin cheesecake.

As with any sweet treat after surgery – PORTION is very important. One serving of this whip is just 1/4 cup but I believe you’ll find it’s plenty! You can also increase the protein content but adding a tablespoon of unflavored protein powder (such as Unjury®)

You might also like this simple zero calorie Pumpkin Pie Spice Coffee!

Of course, if you feel your sweet and snacky cravings have just plain gotten out of hand, I recommend looking into some of my video courses for getting back on track or even controlling your hunger. Carbs are a slippery slope! Even “healthier” options like this need to be used with great caution. You can also check out my course on reading nutrition labels after weight-loss surgery for a better idea of how to make good choices on treats.

Protein shakes can also be a great way to fix your sweet tooth. Perhaps you are tired of them!? If that’s the case, below are other bariatric sweet treats you might try:

Chocolate Protein Pudding

Banana Muffin in a Mug (members recipe)

Chocolate Mousse Dip

Creamy Gelatin Squares


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Pumpkin Whip - Bariatric Sweet Treat

Course: Snack
Cuisine: No Cook
Keyword: Holidays
Servings: 14 servings
Calories: 68kcal
Author: Steph Wagner
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  • 15 oz canned pumpkin puree
  • 5 oz 0% fat, plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 package sugar free vanilla pudding mix
  • 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 (8 oz) container light whipped topping


  • Add all ingredients except the whipped topping to to a medium mixing bowl.
  • Using a rubber spatula, stir ingredients for a few minutes until well incorporated.
  • Fold in whipped topping. Refrigerate until serving. Scoop 1/4 cup pumpkin whip into small ramekin and enjoy.


*Add unflavored protein powder to increase protein content!


Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 68kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 77mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 4728IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Whip - Bariatric Sweet Treat
Amount Per Serving (0.25 cup)
Calories 68 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 8mg0%
Potassium 77mg2%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 4728IU95%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

18 thoughts on “Pumpkin Whip”

  1. This sounds delicious. Planning to make this evening. Recipe notes say 12 grams carbohydrates which would be 168 carbs for 14 servings. Where do the carbs come from?

  2. The pumpkin!!!! It’s a root vegetable and quite high in carbohydrates which is why we have to be so careful with pumpkin recipes. Also, the sugar free pudding mix. Sugar free is not carb free so still carbs there!

  3. @Babett using MyFitnessPal the calorie count is approximately 65 calories per serving (this makes 14 servings, they are small treats). I typically focus on macros (protein, carbs and fat) on the site as I don’t use calorie counting in my practice. You can always copy and paste the URL in at myfitnesspal.com for more information than I provide!

  4. I would touch base with your dietitian to make sure as every program is different. Texture wise it is a puree food, however, for my patients I would encourage them to hold off on treats like this as 12 grams of carbs for a little treat is more than I would like an early post-op to have.

  5. Could you add protein powder to this (unflavored) or would it change the consistency? I’m thinking genepro

  6. You can sure try! I haven’t tried before. I imagine a full scoop would make the consistency a bit clumpy. A half a scoop and/or using a hand blender and blending it into the pumpkin puree might help with that.

  7. Any idea how much sugar is in this? I used sugar free vanilla greek yogurt (“Triple Zero”), the light cool whip has 2 g sugar per serving… my protein powder doesn’t have any sugar… thanks for any help!

  8. I would estimate 3 grams of sugar per serving. For a most accurate calculation using the brands you have, you can go to Baritastic or MyFitnessPal and put the ingredients in there! I like the desktop version of MyFitnessPal to add a recipe with the URL or copy and paste the list of ingredients. Then you can adapt to the brands you have.

  9. @Victoria I image that you could freeze it! I have not tried it myself but it may even make for more of a Pumpkin ice cream if you freeze and let it thaw slightly. Or you could allow it to thaw completely although I’m not sure how the whipped cream would hold. Only one way to find out! :)

  10. Wondering if anyone tried ff cream cheese instead of Greek yogurt and make it a bit thicker. I am not a Greek yogurt person. Am planning on trying this with the cream cheese soon. Looks yummy and love pumpkin flavored items.

  11. Oh that’s a great question. It would seem like it for sure, but it’s actually not much.

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