pumpkin spice protein green smoothie

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This is going to be my new go-to fall breakfast and post-workout treat. This smoothie is delicious and so good for you! I love anything seasonal, and pumpkin spice is my weakness. I’m coming to realize though that most things pumpkin spice aren’t that nice….for your waistline.  I have been experimenting with healthy recipes to get my pumpkin fix, so voilà here you go!

The first time I made it, I didn’t use spinach. It tasted great but was a little too sweet for me. When I added the spinach to make it a green smoothie, my taste buds were like WAM BAM THANK YOU MA’AM! The greens added such a nice flavor and cut the sweetness a bit.

I used HIT Core Athlete protein powder in the pumpkin spice flavor. You NEED to get this! I was hesitant to try it because many protein powders upset my stomach but the taste is amazing and I haven’t had any stomach issues with it. (25 grams of protein, 130 calories) If you don’t have pumpkin spice protein (because really, who does) try the recipe with vanilla protein powder + 2 tbs pumpkin + 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice.

1 scoop HIT pumpkin spice protein powder
1 small banana
1 tbs natural peanut butter
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
2 large handfuls of spinach
Ice

Blend the almond milk and spinach till liquid, then blend the rest. Add more or less almond milk and ice depending on how thick you want your smoothie.

 

20 things every girl should have in her 20′s

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  •  A professional email account that includes her first and last name. “brunettebabee721@aol.com” isn’t going to cut it anymore.
  • A go-to restaurant she can bring guests to.
  • Three little black dresses on standby; one casual, one formal, and one professional. And a nice black blazer.
  • A skin care regimen she swears by
  • A tried and true hair stylist she can trust.
  • Several memorized recipes with the basic ingredients stocked in her pantry.
  • A signature scent.
  • A go-to house warming gift.
  • A set of pretty thank you cards
  • Nice gym clothes.
  • A monthly budget that she sticks to.
  • A savings account that she regulary contributes to.
  • A hobby that is hers alone, and not based off of drinking, shopping, or a significant other.
  • Forgiveness of past decisions, whether they were made by her or someone else.
  • An understanding of where she stands spiritually and what she believes in.
  • A passport, nice luggage, and the ability to pack light.
  • General knowledge of her local and national government happenings.
  • A few signature dance moves and enough self-confidence to make an appearance on the dance floor at weddings.
  • An updated resume and resume paper.
  • The knowledge of what she wants in life and the confidence to ask for it.

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