Another Wednesday has rolled around – time flies when midterms start creeping up on you!
We’ll get to the recipe for this green pumpkin smoothie in a minute!
I’ll be making plenty of healthy pumpkin snacks and treats this month, that’s for sure! I won’t, however, be giving out anything but candy on Halloween. I know most candy is full of sugar and crazy processed, but I just don’t think you can take candy out of Halloween. I don’t want to be the house kids skip because they’re giving out apples instead of snickers. But until October 31st, I’ll keep my healthy focus!
Thanks again to Jenn for hosting WIAW. For those of you who don’t know, Jen over at Peas and Crayons hosts WIAW every week – check out her blog for more information on it and to find some new blogs to read.
Breakfast was nothing other than overnight oats – pumpkin of course! I’m still perfecting the recipe, but adding real pumpkin (in addition to pumpkin butter) is definitely the way to go!
Lunch was a green pumpkin smoothie before I headed off to class. Now, I know that may sound incredibly weird. Not to mention, the green color isn’t too appetizing (but you could say it’s spooky!). The taste, however, is like liquid pumpkin pie! Word of advice: it’s really filling! It’s definitely more of a meal than a snack.
Green Pumpkin Smoothie
- 2 handfuls of spinach
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/4 cup vanilla greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup apple cider
- 1 tbsp pumpkin butter
- 3/4 cup pumpkin
- 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- Put all the ingredients in a blender or immersion blender and blend until smooth.
Back to WIAW…
Between classes I had another Trader Joe’s brownie and oat bar. I’ll be buying these often!
Dinner was crockpot Mexican chicken, rice, and a spinach salad followed by a glass of sauvignon blanc. We’re finally starting to get cool fronts in Houston and when they come, we take advantage of the weather and eat out by the pool. I can’t wait for the weather to stay like this!
And that’s What I ate
Wednesday Tuesday! Hopefully I’ll have a new recipe up soon while I’m avoiding studying for midterms!