Posts tagged ‘smoothie’

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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July 22, 2011

Beat the Heat

Who knew when I moved NORTH that I would be living in 120 degree weather?? Not this girl. I woke up with quite the appetite and was craving oatmeal. Really? When there’s a heat wave outside?? I had to talk myself out of it by promising oats in a different version.

Plain Greek Yogurt with fresh blueberries and Chocolate Almond Butter Granola. I had to make more because I’m now officially obsessed with it. Look how chunky it is, it’s just plain perfect.

I walked to the gym (because I’m crazy) and begged them to give me a free pass (because I’m unemployed and can’t afford $100 a month on a gym membership) so I could take a class. They did. I have a charming smile.

See?

I took a new to me class at said gym. It was a Les Mills class (like body pump, body combat etc) called CX30. Ever heard of it?? CX30 is a 30 minute class that targets your core. You do 6 sets – 2 on the ground, 2 standing and 2 more on the ground. I really liked it and hope to one day (soon) be able to join that gym so I can be a frequent CX30 class taker.

After class I got in a quick 15 minutes of cardio and headed home in the heatwave. I was ready for lunch so I whipped up another no oven necessary meal. A quick salad:

Romaine Lettuce, leftover black bean burger, corn, cottage cheese, cucumber and a slice of avocado.

I need to pack because I leave for vacation tomorrow and I haven’t even pulled out my suitcase! Such the procrastinator. Truth is, I work better under pressure! 🙂

Tonight I have a date at Smith and Wollensky’s to spend some QT with this QT before I leave

But first, for favorite Friday I thought I’d do my favorite ways to beat the heat!!

1.) Make a HEALTHY smoothie – Preferably one that tastes like a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup

2. Make s’mores ice cream

3. If I’m too lazy to make my own ice cream – I’ll head to my favorite fro-yo shop.

That’s a small. Don’t judge me.

4. Go bowling

5. Get a pedicure/manicure – Being pampered and staying inside seems like a win/win situation

6. Read Blogs (DUH) – A hilarious one I saw Cara post today on her facebook page about picking your battles. SO TRUE.

7. Read about the 50 fattiest Foods in the States

New Jersey is known for the Fat Darrell. What is your state known for?

8. Pick a fun craft off the Martha Stewart Website. Yes, I said fun.

9. Head to the beach/pool and get your tan on

10. Last but not least – Read a book in the comfort of your Air Conditioned home. Right now I’m working on this one

Let’s hope my ADD doesn’t kick in and I can finish it 🙂

I’m off to get ready for dinner and maybe attempt packing. See ya tomorrow!

QUESTIONS: Whats your favorite way to beat the heat??