PUMPKIN SMOOTHIE

It was national pumpkin day a couple days ago, and while I missed posting the day of, Ive been trying out my fair share of pumpkin recipes as of late. Lunch is far from my favorite meal of the day. I'm never home for it and have failed to pack anything more than an energy bar with me to bring to school. Smoothies are the perfect go-to lunch, as I can quickly make and consume one before leaving for class.

Sharing a smoothie seems like a little bit of a cop-out, but I am all about easy-to-make food right now. Not only that, but there is a serious art to smoothie making. Add a little too much of one thing and it ends up throwing off the whole thing. This is not one of those. I was worried that the pumpkin would make for a smoothie lacking in sweetness, but the banana more than makes up for it. If you're into really sweet, feel free to add in a bit of maple syrup or whichever sweetener does it for you.

Pumpkin Smoothie

PUMPKIN PIE SMOOTHIE | Serves 1

1 banana
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I use Sunwarrior)
Knob ginger, chopped
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cloves
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup almond milk
Ice

Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth.

THE OCTOBER PLAYLIST

October Playlist
Excuse the mega post withdrawal. Things have been stupid busy around these parts (I know, I know....SO busy, see "9"), and the blog has inevitably taken a backseat. By the end of the month, I'll have finished all but one of my midterms, so here's to hoping that by that point I have a second to catch my breath. I have yet to start that fall to-do list of mine, but hopefully soon. I feel like I'm running out of time to get it done before the first snowfall (knock on wood)!

Some cool things have been going on around here. Last week, I attended a debate between AB NDP leader Brian Mason and Wildrose leader Danielle Smith. It was a very casual setting, but so awesome to see. Today is also municipal election day in Calgary, so I made sure to head out and vote.

Other than that it's been a lot of school and a little work. Business as usual, I guess.

As for the mix, I've been pretty terrible at keeping up with all things "new" music. This is mostly old with the addition of some new releases...A Cults, Lorde (she's growing on me) and Tired Pony track. Now that the season is visibly changing, I find that I've been opting for what I have dubbed cool weather music. That being slower paced, singer/songwriter type stuff (although you wouldn't really know it from this mix).

Enjoy.

Playlist via Rdio.
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