Pumpkin Pie Milkshake

Hello again from London!

I know that pumpkin “went out of style” a couple of months ago, but I have some leftover cans of it just sitting around, and honestly, don’t see the problem with pumpkin flavored treats in February! Which brings me to …

Pumpkin Pie Milkshake

Makes one small milkshake

1/2 C Vegan Vanilla Ice Cream

1/4 C Canned Pumpkin

1/2 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice

1/2 tsp Cinnamon

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Put all ingredients into a blender and blend and until smooth.

It’s not often that I have sweets for dessert- usually, if they’re in the house, I eat them for breakfast šŸ˜‰

But when I do decide to have a treat for dessert, I like it to be at least aĀ little bitĀ healthy. The pumpkin in this adds betaĀ carotene and is high in fiber. This way, I feel no guilt treating myself to a little bit of ice cream šŸ˜‰

Hope you had a great weekend and have a wonderful Monday!

Tart Lemon Berry Smoothie

On Monday of this week, something terrible happened. I had one of those tell-taleĀ oh crap I’m getting sick sneezes. I immediately went into hyper-panicked-prevention mode; no way would I be getting sick Ā for London. No way would I be sitting on an airplane for eight hours with a cold! I poured myself some Emergen-C, stuffed my face with some grapefruit, squeezed lemon into my water, and drankĀ lotsĀ of it.

I also made myself a particularly beautiful smoothie!

Tart Lemon Berry Smoothie

makes one smoothie

1 C Raw Spinach

1 C Frozen Raspberries

1/2 C Frozen Blueberries

1 Lemon Soy Yogurt

1/4 C Soymilk

In a blender, combine all ingredients.

Blend until smooth, and enjoy!

The yogurt that I use is from Whole Foods and is made by Whole Soy & Co. The lemon flavor is absolutely addicting and is made with real lemons– I highly recommend it.

The berries are full of vitamin C and antioxidants, and the spinach is high in calcium, iron, and vitamins C, E, and K. Lemon, of course, also has plenty of vitamin C.

I swear by vitamin C when I feel like I’m coming down with a cold, and can attest to the fact that it definitely shortens the life of my colds.

No smoothies for me today! I’m busy exploring inĀ London!

Super Fuel Choco-Raspberry Smoothie

This afternoon, I had aĀ bigĀ task ahead of me…Ā cleaning my room.

I like to pretend that I’m type A. With certain things, I am. I amĀ much happier when things are clean and as organized as possible. Exhibit A: my closet. It is organized according to color. Brown, Beige, White, Grey, Black, and Navy are first because they are the neutrals. Next comes purple, then red, orange, yellow, green, and multicolor. See what I mean?

Can you tell that I don’t wear very much color? šŸ˜‰

But once my room (or anything else, for that matter) gets just the tiniest bit messy, WHAM. Suddenly, it’s completely out of control.

So, because I doĀ notĀ want to come home to a messy house in two weeks, and because I need to be able toĀ find my clothes in order to pack them, tonight’s task is cleaning my room.

In order to fuel this endeavor, I needed a serious smoothie. None of that mango two-ingredient pansy stuff (well, also… I’m out of mango.) It was time to call in the big guns.

Super Fuel Choco-Raspberry Smoothie

makes 1 serving

Ingredients:

1 C Frozen Raspberries

1/2 C Chocolate Almondmilk

1/2 Scoop of Chocolate Vegetable Based- Protein Powder

1 Banana, in four chunks

Add ingedients to blender in the order listed and blend until smooth! Drink up for serious energy!

I then proceeded to have a photo shoot with myself and my smoothie. I’m not proud of it.

Apparently, I’ll do almost anything to avoid cleaning my room.

I just took another break to devour a vegan pizza from Ed’s. While it’s not spectacular vegan pizza, it is so nice to be able to order delivery!

Mel suggested we order vegan pizza for dinner at about noon today, and it was all I could think about all afternoon.

We may have eaten the whole thing.

Whoops.

Are you ready for the big reveal???

I feel a million times less stressed now that I can see the floor of my room. I still have a couple little things (like my desk and vanity) to get all the clutter out of, but my bed is made for the first time inĀ months… so that’s a pretty good start.

Have a great weekend!