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Monday, November 25, 2013

My Thoughts on Thanksgiving Eating

It's that time of year again ... holiday season. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I'm sure many of you might be stressed about what to eat and what not to eat. See what I have to say about eating on the upcoming holiday. Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Pumpkin Spice Protein Shake

If you're unsure about whether fall has arrived or not -- just take a look around.

Signs for pumpkin this, and pumpkin that, are everywhere. Any if you're lucky enough to live in a state that actually has leaves that are changing, you know the season is here. Watching the trees change is one thing I really miss about living in Michigan. Here in the Phoenix, AZ area, we miss out on that. But that doesn't mean I can't join in on the pumpkin madness.

So here you have it. My pumpkin inspired protein shake. Check it out!


1 cup vanilla almond milk
1/4 cup pumpkin puree
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
4 ice cubes of vanilla almond milk
sprinkle of cinnamon
sprinkle of nutmeg
dash of sea salt

Directions: place all ingredients in blender and mix until smooth. Pour into a glass. Sprinkle a little extra cinnamon and nutmeg on top.

Notes: I've found that using the vanilla almond milk gives it a sweeter taste. If you're in a leaning out phase of your fitness plan, go for original almond milk or unsweetened. But note that it will have a bit of a bite without the extra sweetness. I like to freeze ice cubes of almond milk for shakes so that my shakes are more creamy, and taste more dessert-like than health food-like.