Since I finished the marathon, I’ve gone back to what I know best… Sprint and strength workouts, and it feels SO good! I didn’t realized how much I’ve missed it. There’s just something about hard interval sprinting that running for hours just doesn’t do for me.
(Side Note: I’ll be sharing one of my favorite sprint endurance workouts later this month.)
This change in workouts also means going back to my regular pre and post workout eating routine. When I was training for the marathon, I’d eat a lot more oatmeal and toast in the mornings before runs and basically whatever sounded satisfying and tolerable after since my stomach would usually feel uneasy.
But I’m going back to my usual egg scrambles with vegetables and sweet potatoes (like this one) for breakfast, and either a protein smoothie or protein bar post-workout.
I’m not the kind of person that can eat the same thing everyday, so I like to switch up my smoothies to make them more appealing also. If I don’t, I’ll head straight to the freezer and shovel mini cheesecakes into my mouth instead.
This smoothie is a fall favorite of mine. It tastes like pumpkin pie, satisfies my October pumpkin spice cravings, and is made out of 6 healthy ingredients:
Canned Pumpkin (unsweetened)
Almond Milk (you could use regular dairy milk as well)
I personally like to use the Luxe Fitness protein powder in vanilla flavour as it adds a nice creamy vanilla flavour, but you can use any protein powder that you like. I would usually drink something like this after a strength training session at the gym, or to sustain me until lunch if I worked out earlier in the morning.
Let me know what you think by leaving your thoughts in the comments below. Plus, tag your smoothies on social media with #EatonGood so that I can see all of YOUR pumpkin spiced creations.
Pumpkin Spiced Protein Smoothie
NUTRITION FACTS: Calories: 337 Total Fat: 3.4g Saturated Fat: 0.1g Polyunsaturated: 0.6g Monounsaturated Fat: 1.5g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 331mg Potassium: 696mg Total Carbohydrates: 58g Dietary Fiber: 9g Sugars: 37g Protein: 25g
- 1/2 cup canned pumpkin, unsweetened
- 1 cup almond milk, unsweetened
- 1/2 banana
- 1 tbsp raisins, unsweetened
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (your choice)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- sprinkle of nutmeg and cinnamon
- Step 1 Blend until smooth & top with extra banana, chopped pecans, a sprinkle of spices, or whipped cream.