Posts tagged ‘hoboken’

October 9, 2011

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Are you sick of seeing pumpkin yet? Because guess what? I made another pumpkin recipe…Sorry, I’m not sorry.

When I got home from work on Friday night all I wanted was breakfast. I made myself a dippy egg, pepper jack cheese and “bacon” sandwich thin. I wasn’t satisfied so I offered to make smoothies for Adam and I while we watched a movie. Then I begged he go buy whipped cream for said smoothies.

Nothing like a piece of pumpkin pie in liquid form (with 3/4 less the calories!)

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie 

Ingredients (makes 2)

  • 1 cup pure pumpkin
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 cup of crushed ice
  • 1 tbsp sugar free syrup
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 packets of stevia
  • xanthan gum to thicken
  • 1 graham cracker sheet (divided)
  • whipped cream
Directions
  • Add first 8 ingredients to blender.
  • Blend til combined (1 minute)
  • Add 1/2 sheet of graham cracker to blender with xanthan gum to thicken
  • Blend well.
  • Pour into glasses

  • Top with whipped cream, crushed graham cracker and a tiny more pumpkin pie spice

  • Serve with a spoon bc it’s thick!

Deliciousness.

Last night we had date night

We try not to repeat restaurants because there are SO many to choose from. We went to a place called Court Street in Hoboken.

I really don’t like giving restaurants bad reviews because I’m a big fan of local businesses but honestly – this place has some work to do. Sangria was wine and water (no fruit – best part!), my stuffed shrimp was all breading, carrots were just boiled, baked potato had no seasoning and our dessert was actually bitter. Robert Irvine needs to rescue them ASAP!

It’s football Sunday so you know where to find us!

QUESTIONS: Have you ever been to a restaurant and every meal you had wasn’t good?

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October 1, 2011

Old and New

Happy Saturday loves! Adam and I woke up this morning with one thing on our mind: Working out. We both were feeling a little sluggish this week so we knew we needed a good sweat. There is a gym on the corner of our street that offers free CROSSFIT classes on Saturday so we tried it out.

There were 60 people in this class which was great motivation. I really enjoyed that everyone in the class was extremely fit and nobody gave up during the hour-long workout. My bum is already hurting from the air squats. We are going to look into attending more classes although I think its VERY pricey so we shall see.

After our CROSSFIT class I made some Funfetti Protein Pancakes. Have you seen these yet?

I added 2 scoops of cake batter protein and 1 cup of water and it turned out pretty amazing if  I do say so myself.

The package claims to make 12 cupcakes…But it only made 6 for us.

After running some errands and doing “chores” we ate lunch so we could head to the movies!

Spaghetti Squash Lasagna (recipe coming soon)

Plan was to eat before we got there so we wouldn’t want popcorn.

We held out for about 20 minutes. Adam and I split the kid’s meal which comes with popcorn, fruit snacks and a drink. Perfectly proportioned for the two of us and it was fitting we got the kid’s meal since we went to see this

Lion King in 3D baby! We were definitely the only people in the theater above the age of 4… No joke.

Since the movie theater is so close to Trader Joe’s/Target Adam agreed to getting the grocery shopping out-of-the-way. Only new thing I bought:

But I bet you it’s going to be a good one! Thinking of whipping up some pumpkin cream cheese to go with it. Jealous? I’ll share my creations.

While we were grocery shopping Adam volunteered to make dinner. I knew that meant he wanted some red meat (which I wont cook) so I agreed.

Steak, shrimp, mashed potatoes and asparagus… I never knew my boyfriend was such a good cook. He may have just gotten himself into trouble because I’m going to request this happens A LOT more now 🙂

We’re going to enjoy an ice cream sandwich and watch a movie. Big day of apple/pumpkin picking tomorrow!!

QUESTION: Do you order popcorn at the movie theater or do you have more will power than me?