I love Halloween! Best holiday ever! However, this year I don’t really have my act together so I’m a little all over the place, ANDDD you’ll have to wait all the way until Monday to see my dope-ass (homemade!) Poison Ivy costume. I have a looooong night of dancing and merriment ahead of me so this morning after spin class I started my day off with overnight oats with a twist. I’ve really been craving the “pumpkin spice” scene (#basicb*tchstatus) but I don’t really like the fake tasting crap that comes out of pump at Starbucks and Dunkin’. Instead, I added cinnamon, cloves and cardamom right into my overnight oats last night, gave it a good stir so the spices were evenly distributed and voila: pretty amazing pumpkin spice flavor right there (minus all of the syrupy, gross crap) this morning! For extra sweetness I’ve added my new obsession, chopped dates, and kept it pretty L-style with blueberries, blackberries, almond butter, coconut and pumpkin seeds. It was delicious, I am now ready for life and all the fun that will launch later tonight. (Side note, I really wish that WordPress had emojis, because I would be all over that ghost with its tongue sticking out in this post – amiright?!).
A big thank you and shout out to my gym buddy M, who gave me his recipe for a great pre/post-workout smoothie, which I will be partaking in tomorrow morning for life recovery (after all that, ahem, merriment) before I head to CT and see my sister, bro-in-law and nephew for the 12th Annual Spooktacular Soiree (yippeee!).
- 1 cup Pumpkin puree
- 1/2 – 3/4 cup Frozen blueberries
- Handful of spinach
- 1 – 2 Tbsp of flax seeds
- 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
- 1 Tbsp Almond butter
- Unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- Blend ingredients until smooth. Add a sprinkle of cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice if desired.
Thank you, M! I hope everyone enjoys it – I’m really stoked to try it out tomorrow! ALSO. I made an even better smoothie than yesterday’s Chocolate Coconut & Date Smoothie! For last night’s version, I replaced the chocolate protein powder with an additional spoonful of Hershey’s special dark cocoa powder (~1 Tbsp), 3/4 Tbsp almond butter and 3/4 Tbsp Chocolate Hazelnut spread (I used Justin’s brand because I’m obsessed). It was EVEN MORE DELICIOUS (like in a “holy f**k this is amazing” kinda way) than the recipe I posted – I think I’ve found my favorite new treat!
With that, I leave you with a few of my fave Halloween costumes from years past for Flashback Friday.
Happy Halloween people!!! Hope you all have a stellar and super fun one.