Happy Halloween!! Spooky Smoothie, Spiced Overnight Oats & More ;)

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“Better than pumpkin spice”-d overnight oats with cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, blueberries, blackberries, chopped dates, almond butter, pumpkin seeds and flaked coconut. This will definitely give me energy to dance my butt off all night! πŸ˜€

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!).

Spooky Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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!Β  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!

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This version of the Chocolate, Coconut & Date smoothie was sooooo good that I forgot to take a picture before I downed it! πŸ˜›

With that, I leave you with a few of my fave Halloween costumes from years past for Flashback Friday.

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Hermione Granger with Dad’s old tie, an inappropriate skirt from high school, and wand compliments of J&R’s front yard.

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Princess Peach (and yes, that IS my prom dress).

Happy Halloween people!!! Hope you all have a stellar and super fun one.

Boo!,

L

12 thoughts on “Happy Halloween!! Spooky Smoothie, Spiced Overnight Oats & More ;)

  1. My goal for this week is to make your overnight oats at least twice for breakfast. I haven’t tried it out yet but with all the wonderful things I keep reading that you put on them it sounds so heavenly. And I can’t wait to see your costume on Monday!

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