Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie

I am so happy that pumpkin found its way back into my life.

During my BodyPump class this morning, I was daydreaming about a pumpkin-filled breakfast. At first I figured I would make pumpkin protein pancakes, but after taking Sadie on a 40 minute walk in the sweltering heat (record high temps in Florida this week!), I wanted something cold.

I decided to play around with the pumpkin a bit in an attempt to make a protein-packed smoothie.

The result? A pumpkin pie protein smoothie!

Blended

Into the blender went:

  • 1/3 c. canned pumpkin
  • 1 scoop All the Whey cup cake batter protein powder (you can substitute with vanilla protein powder)
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 5 ice cubes
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 1.5 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

Pour Me Some Mo'

Sprinkled with Spice

Just a Spoonful of Pumpkin Makes the Smoothie Go Doooown

Not to toot my own horn (toot, toot!), but this was pretty fantastic. A little out of season, sure, but still flippin’ phenomenal.

Drink Up Buttercup!

And just because I had a craving for peanut butter (as usual), I also enjoyed a piece of honey wheat bread smeared with Crazy Richards crunchy pb.

Crazy for Peanut Butter

I’m full. 😀

Taking Classes for Fun

As I posted last night, Ryan is in the middle of a three-day class to obtain his motorcycle license. He has no intent to buy a bike (I hope!), but he’s taking the class for fun to learn a new skill and experience something new.

I love learning new things and honestly miss school. I don’t miss studying or boring lectures, but I do miss the engaging classes that would make me think and challenge me.

Continuing education can be expensive, but there are some adult-education classes out there that I would love to take in the future.

Classes I’d like to take include:

  • Photography
  • Cake-decorating
  • Nutrition
  • Creating and maintaining a web site
  • Healthy cooking
  • Exercise science
  • Photoshop (for beginners!)

If you could take a class for fun, what class would you like to take?

Comments

  1. SteelerMom says

    Hi
    I just found this recipe a week ago. I just made the Pumpkin Smoothie this morning. I didn’t have Pumpkin Spice… but … OH YUM!
    Would you happen to know an estimate of wha the calories in the smoothie… and is this one or two servings in the batch.
    I’ve been trying to find more ways to get more protein in my daily diet… and this is soooo yummy. This time of year… pumpkin is my addiction. This will help ease my yearning for eating a whole pumpkin pie… LOL!
    Thank you for sharing the recipe!

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