Spooktacular Green Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Tempeh Bacon Lettuce & Tomato Sammies (1)

Pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere! And I’m not just talking about the pumpkins all over my house. I kid you not there must be at least 20 (small and large) cleverly arranged for Halloween and fall spirit. Just two days ago Matt and I carved a Nightmare Before Christmas inspired pumpkin that twinkles with grin of Jack Skellington himself. And it’s so badass! Now that’s what I call Halloween spirit.

But aside from the decorating, there is an abundance of pumpkin flavored everything and to be honest, it can be quite sickening. Fall doesn’t have to be all about the fake pumpkin flavored treats and you know it! So I decided it would be fun to turn this pumpkin madness into a spooktacular green smoothie. This baby has all you can want in a fall beverage with some extra protein and is reminiscent of a punkin’ (yes, punkin’) pie. You won’t even realize you’re having something healthy. It will be gone in about three slurps. No joke 😉

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Divine & Delicious Roasted Delicata Squash

Tangy watermelon salad (5)

The weather is cooling down and you know what that means?! It’s time for soups, casseroles, hearty meals and time to buckle down and find our rooting. And might I add time for the awesome holiday’s. I’m already in the process of brainstorming ideas for recipes to wow my family especially with vegetables they haven’t tried before and in combinations that really represent the heart of the season.

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Oven Baked Apple Chips {After all, it is fall}

Tangy watermelon salad (2)

I’m back! Yea I’ve been a little MIA but I needed some time to just do absolutely nothing. Have you ever done that? That’s exactly what Matt and I did for the last 2 weeks. We decided that instead of going on vacation we would just enjoy time together at home, binge-watching The Walking Dead and just savoring every moment of nothingness. And a few trips to Momofuku Milk Bar for some Cereal Milk Icecream (don’t knock it till you try it- it’s heaven).

Of course, this gave me an opportunity to really start experimenting with some new fall recipes, plan our wedding without stress and gear up for the fun of the upcoming season. I just want to decorate the house with pumpkins. I kid you not we have about 10 baby pumpkins and you can count on me to add even more to the house.

There is something refreshing about the fall. Even though the summer is great and all of that, I just feel like the fall is a great time to start over. To get back on track and get ready to get shit done. And for the last month of summer I’ve felt lazy. I just wanted to sleep, I just didn’t even want to think about the to-do lists or working out every day. I just really wanted to enjoy the fruits of summer. And you know what? That’s totally okay. Summer is meant to be a vacation (and it really should be- we all work hard!) and the fall is back to the grind. I am so ready for it.

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