Guest Post: Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

I’ve known Abby for quite a long time!! Since our school days actually! She was a few grades behind me, but I remember her and her older sister! I’m so glad Abby agreed to write a guest post for my readers, and I hope you enjoy the recipe she created and agreed to share with you!! Take it away Abby!

 

Hello there wellness journey readers, I’m Abby, from “A Mama Mockingbird”, a blog where I write about my family’s adventures in learning to live a more healthful life by making changes in the way we eat and live. I have two small children who I want to be a positive example for on a daily basis by living a life focused on wellness. I hope you’ll visit us at www.amamamockingbird.com and see how we are doing! Thanks Jenny for letting me share my journey with your friends!

 

Can I just say for the record…

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It’s the beginning of “All Things Pumpkin” and I’ve got a yummy Pumpkin Pie Smoothie recipe for you to try! I threw this together one day post WOD (workout of the day) to recharge before I headed to pick up Buddybird from preschool. It’s a delicious flavor combination that covers my nutritional needs in this situation!

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1/2 Frozen Banana

1/2 can (15 oz) Organic Pumpkin

1/2 cup unsweetened Almond Milk

1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I like Stronger, Faster, Healthier brand)

1 Tbsp. almond butter

1 pinch pumpkin pie spice blend

Throw it all into your blender and give it a whirl

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It’s a lot like pumpkin pie in a glass!

Next time I’ll try a scoop of chocolate hazelnut butter too!

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Enjoy!

Guest Post: Easy, Healthy, Baked Apples

 

Let’s start this Wednesday off right with a yummy recipe from one of my dearest “blends” – Danielle! Danielle is not only one of my most favorite bloggers, she’s also one of the first blogging friends I made when I started this blog almost 2 years ago. She’s always been super supportive, informative, AND she’s the only blog friend I’ve ever gotten together with in real life for coffee, etc. (I love our little coffee dates!)

I hope you’ll enjoy the recipe she has in store for you. I know I’ll be trying it when I get home!!

 

 

I’m so excited to be guest blogging for Jenny while she is on vacation! Jenny is one of my favorite bloggers and I’m so happy to call her my friend. Who else is excited she is preggo? Right here!

Save the Date | It's a Harleyyy Life

I blog over at It’s a Harleyyy Life. I talk about my life (including my dogs Harleyyybear and Hunter), CrossFit (I’m #addicted), food, my wedding (I just got married in May) and my first home with my husband (as of August 29th).

Danielle CrossFit | It's a Harleyyy Life

Woo.. talk about a lot! I guess that is why I never run out of things to chit chat about. ;)

Today though I am here to share with you a yummy recipe. You see, fall is my favorite season. I love pumpkins and apples galore!

Apples | It's a Harleyyy Life

Apples were the inspiration for this recipe.

Easy, Healthy Baked Apples

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Ingredients

2 Apples
1 Cup of Apple Cider
Granola
Peanut Butter or Greek Yogurt

Apple Directions | It's a Harleyyy Life

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees
  2. Core apples
  3. Cut apples in half
  4. Add apples to pan (skin side down… I tested it both ways) with 1 cup of apple cider
  5. Cook for 30-40 minutes basting apples every 10 minutes
  6. Serve warm with peanut butter and granola on top

Easy, Baked Apples| It's a Harleyyy Life

I just love when peanut butter is all melty. Don’t you? This recipe is perfect when you want a yummy dessert but without overdoing it. I’m a sweet, salty, mushy, crunchy type of gal and this hits all of those.

Easy Baked Apples | It's a Harleyyy Life
Enjoy!

Now Tell Me

Are you an apple or pumpkin type of fall person? Do you go apple picking every year?

What I’m Loving: Baby Edition

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Baby Update: 14 Weeks

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Decorations, Pumpkin Pie & an 8 Mile Run

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Fitness Friday + A Preggers Q&A

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Kid DIY After School Snack Ideas

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Baby Update: 13 weeks

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  So in error last week I said the 1st trimester was over at the end of last week when in reality it’s not over until the end of this week! Who knew. Even still, here we are! Week 13 and almost a third of the way through the pregnancy. If I remember correctly from […]

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Perfection

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This weekend was complete perfection. And really, we didn’t even do anything. I spent most of the weekend in the kitchen. Alfie came home Friday night with this beautiful bounty from one of his customers: He has such a way with people. They feel instantly comfortable around him, and end up chatting about their lives. […]

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Fitness Friday: Labor Day 5K Recap

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  Hey party people. As I type this I’m snacking and getting ready to head to Parent’s Night at the Middle School. I’m looking forward to meeting Kenzer’s teachers and getting to know their styles. So far Kenzer is liking school, and I’m eager to put faces with names. This Fitness Friday I thought I’d […]

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