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