After having the Jamba Juice Pumpkin Smash Smoothie last weekend I have been obsessed with recreating it at home. Today I assembled my ingredients and went to town.
Pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice are the two main ingredients. I also needed something to sweeten it and make it creamy. For this I decided to use a packet of Vanilla protein powder.
In the blender:
- 1/2c pumpkin
- packet protein powder
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (I like a lot)
- chia seeds (optional)
The company sent me three different flavors to try and as soon as I saw this one I knew it was destined for great things. The Maple Nut is the perfect compliment to pumpkin! It tastes like brown sugar and has pieces of pecans – totally works with a fall flavor like this.
Earlier today I attempted to clean. I can give you several reasons as to why I’m dirty, but the number one is probably because I am bad at the “cleaning” aspect of life. Well, until today when I put on my big girl socks and cleaned away!
But, I didn’t change when I went to run some errands and just ended up looking like an overgrown soccer player shopping at Costco. Keeping it classy once again.
Then, I took a step backwards in my attempts to be clean and got distracted by iced coffee and Twitter when I was supposed to be dusting. Dustings not that important in the grand scheme of things, right?
Then, in proof Monica is dirty #2, I grabbed an apple out of the container on the way home from Costco. There is a reason apples are part of the dirty dozen, but a little pesticides never killed anybody. Oh wait, they totally do. Grrreat.
As I was writing this post I realized in addition to my hot pink knee highs, I apparently had dirt on my forehead. You’re welcome for the laugh fellow Costco shoppers. And that would be the #3 reason.
The full dirty dozen list is:
- Sweet Bell Peppers
- Grapes (Imported)
Ah! I really need to start buying organic apples and grapes!
And in case you prefer clean fruits and veggies, this is the list of the least contaminated produce:
- Sweet Corn (Frozen)
- Sweet Peas (Frozen)
- Kiwi Fruit
If you have to choose buy the dirty list organic and save money on these as it’s a little safer to buy them “regular”.
Question: Do you buy organic?
I do when I can, but it’s not always available or financially possible. In situations like this I just try to do my best