Yup…that means I didn’t go to yoga this morning.
Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE yoga, especially at my studio. But my body is exhausted (and still sore) and their Hot Yoga class is REALLY hard! And the Yin style classes are at 8am or 6pm, neither which worked into my schedule today, so I…well, made pumpkin bread instead!
We didn’t set an alarm this morning, but Cooper’s internal breakfast alarm can be counted on. At least he waited until after 7am today! The BOY and I took our time getting moving, but Cooper missed the slow Sunday start memo and was bouncing around waiting for food. It may sound like I am talking about a dog here, but he is just a bouncy and continuously hungry kitten.
Maybe they won’t see me here and I can spring into the water when it turns on…
So you may have noticed that I am yet to make anything pumpkin this fall! Or maybe you haven’t noticed, but it’s true, and with the end of October approaching, it is time for that to change. I went straight to my Everything Pumpkin board on Pinterest and started making the first bread recipe that I saw (not surprisingly, there is more than one pumpkin bread recipe on the board).
Meanwhile, I made myself a Green Smoothie. In an attempt to assess my current eating habits, I’ve been keeping track of what I’ve been eating this past week. One obvious note…there are not nearly enough veggies in my diet. So I picked up some spinach at Costco yesterday because that is easy to mix with everything.
I started with my typical smoothie base of spinach, banana, and almond milk. I added in some Chia seeds and then went looking for something to build in some flavor. I had no frozen fruit, but did find the ginormous bag of cranberries that I also bought at Costco yesterday. I rinsed them off and threw in about a cup. Then 2 handfuls of ice cubes.
I went in for a taste test and my smoothie was AWESOME! I couldn’t believe how good it was. In retrospect I should have added some cucumber as well, but I didn’t notice I had any until after I was half way done. As you can tell, veggies just haven’t been on my radar recently. I scrambled up some eggies to go with my smoothie and waited patiently for the bread while the house filled with the smells of the season. I tried to get the BOY talking about this week’s meal plan, but we didn’t get much further than tonight’s dinner.
We let the bread cool, only enough to remove it from the pan, before slicing off an end.
This pumpkin bread is scrumptious! I love how the crust is crunchy and sweet while the inside stays moist and full of flavor! You should definitely add it to your pumpkin board and probably your Sunday as well!
Just in case you are looking to spend your Sunday making pumpkin bread instead,
here are a few other recipes to try…
All of which pair well with a refreshing green smoothie!
Spinach and Cranberry Smoothie
1 cup almond milk
1 large heap of spinach
1 banana, sliced
2 Tbsp ground flax or chia
1 cup cranberries (fresh or frozen)
Combine milk, spinach, and banana in your blender and chop until spinach is broken down and everything begins to mix together. Add flax or chia and cranberries and mix on high until well combined. Add in ice and blend until desired consistency is reached. Enjoy!
Did you make anything pumpkin yet?
What ideas should I add to my Pinterest Pumpkin board?