Yesterday’s post was a popular one. I’ve never had so much traffic to my blog in one day. It’s good to know what interests you, my reader. And thanks for all of the great discussion which I’ll dig into in just a bit. But first, here’s a glimpse at what I’m enjoying for breakfast and it’s a new recipe!
I know it’s not pumpkin season, but that didn’t stop my pumpkin pie craving I had this morning. Luckily I had some canned pumpkin in my pantry. To make this Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie you’ll need the following ingredients:
- 1/3 c. canned pumpkin
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1/2 of a frozen banana
- 1/2 c. vanilla soy milk
- 1.5 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
- 6-8 ice cubes
Calories: 271, Total Fat: 3.6g, Sat. Fat 1.2g, Cholest. 50mg, Sodium 125.3mg, Carb. 30.8g, Fiber 7g, Sugars 14.7g, Protein 31.2g.
Let’s discuss yesterday’s post. Someone brought up the point that they couldn’t believe I’d eat salad simply plain. They raised a valid point that some dressings do contain healthy fats and oils our body needs. And yes, I agree completely. I wasn’t avoiding dressing on my salad because I think dressings are bad for you. When I make salads at home, one of my favorite dressings is salsa. It’s a low-calorie dressing alternative (between 10-15 calories per serving), plus the tomatoes, onions and peppers add a nice, nutritious flavor to the salad. The reason I skipped the dressing at the buffet was because I had no idea what ingredients were in the dressings offered. There seemed to be a cream based and a vinaigrette based dressing.
Without seeing the ingredient list myself, I wasn’t sure how much sodium, fat and sugar might be in it. I knew I wanted to save my calories for foods I though would be worth it, so I decided to skip the dressing this time. I know that not everyone enjoys plain field greens, but I’m the odd women out and actually do enjoy the flavor of the greens and vegetables in their natural state. I hope that helps clarify that decision from my point of view.
Today is Earth Day. I know it’s not much, but to celebrate this day, I’m planning on picnicking. I think it’ll be just a picnic for one today. I love the idea of picnics. I can’t believe I’ve never had a picnic date before. It’s on list of things to do. More specifically, “Take a midnight picnic with the one I love” is written on my bucket list. I sound like such a romantic. A girl can dream…
I’m off to church and then to the grocery to restock my fridge for a week’s worth of healthy meals.
Wishing you the best. katie
QUESTIONS OF THE DAY:
What’s your favorite salad dressing or dressing alternative?
How are you celebrating Earth Day? (For inspiration, here’s a list of ideas.)
What are some things on your bucket list?