I am officially unpacking the kitchen boxes. This foodie is back in business, OH YEA! This move certainly tested my patience and appetite. There is only so much I can do with two plates, an oven, and a fork. The next time I move, there will be an emergency cooking set going into my car.
To celebrate I am making myself a little post-run smoothie fit for a perfect fall day. Something simple and filling.
And nothing says fall to me like pumpkin.
The Shopping List:
- 8 oz. canned pumpkin, chilled
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1/4 banana, chilled
- 4 Tbsp. vanilla protein powder
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- dash of nutmeg
- dash of cinnamon
- dash of ginger
In a blender combine all the ingredients and puree until smooth. Drink is best if served chilled. An optional topping is a little bit of whipped cream and a dash of cinnamon for show.
I love this smoothie because it is like a little slice of pumpkin pie after a long run and oh, so filling.
On a side note, I feel this video accurately reflects how I feel every time I hit the road. I am an awkward runner, thank goodness I do not have to see myself jog -- but I apologize to all the passerby's that have to see it.
Hey, it could be worse.
I could wear spandex.