Dreaming of Pumpkin
Yep, I definitely needed it to be the weekend. Today has just been a great day all around
How was your Saturday friends!? I hope you are enjoying it whatever you may be doing
This morning I woke up from a wonderful dream A dream full of pumpkin lovin’ No word of a lie, I dreamt of pumpkin Craziness? Or was I appropriately excited for this!?
This would be my pumpkin pie mousse which I created a recipe for this summer
Last night, I knew I was going to be having it for breakfast this morning, so I think it may be the culprit for such delicious dreams…
Pumpkin Pie Mousse
1/2 cup cottage cheese
1/3 cup pure pumpkin puree
1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
Blend all ingredients together (you may want to add some liquid if not blending easily).
I love topping this mousse with granola Today I used this granola
It was the perfect addition
Huge clusters of crunchy peanut buttery goodness
Under my pumpkin pie mousse was a pool of greek yogurt which I flavoured with white chocolate sugar free syrup
After breakfast, I went to the gym where I hit a new PR This was the most exciting PR yet because it was for my DB shoulder presses which I have been quite disappointed with lately… I had been feeling as though I hit a plateau with my shoulder training, but today proved me wrong I was either increasing my weights or my reps throughout todays routine, so I must be doing something right Once I hit that new PR I was so pumped, so the rest of my workout was just fabulous I had so much energy to let out!
After the gym, I picked up a friend and went to a coffee shop for a lovely study session
I ordered an asian green tea
And studied for my dietary and nutritional assessment exam
Surprisingly, we did more studying than talking; however, we did do some major people watching… We noticed a girl from one of our classes and tried to figure out who she was there with haha. The friend I studied with today is one of those friends that I can actually study with which is awesome because some major studying needed to take place today.
I was home by lunch time and had a new creation that will have you drooling all over your keyboard Just warning you…
Since I wanted to make a single serving and have some fun of my own, I played with the amounts and ratios of ingredients. One thing I wanted to make sure of was that there was enough pumpkin and that it was not being over powered by the tomatoes which I definitely managed to achieve
Turkey and Pumpkin Chili
2 tsp olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
1/3 orange bell pepper, chopped
1/2 cup diced tomatoes
1/2 cup pumpkin
1/4 cup black beans
130 g extra lean ground turkey
freshly ground black pepper
Sautee garlic and bell pepper in sauce pan. Meanwhile, cook turkey in separate frying pan and season with chili powder. Once meat is cooked, drain and add to garlic and pepper. Add remaining ingredients. Heat through. I like my chili thick, but I added approximately a Tbsp of water to thin it out just a bit, but you can add more or less to achieve desired consistency. I also added approximately 1/2 tsp of chili powder and at least 7 grinds of black pepper.
Honestly, I have never been a chili fan, but right after lunch I had to make more of this chili, so I can enjoy it several times throughout the week It was truly that fabulous! I hope you all give it a try If you need more than one serving, it will be pretty easy for you to multiply measurements!
The rest of my day was occupied with studying since my midterm is on Monday…
But don’t worry! I wasn’t slaving over the books all day… Gosh no! I know taking breaks are extremely important
Ok, you guys are going to start thinking I have a problem…
Take a look at this…
One, two, THREE About Time protein powders now! I couldn’t help myself
Last night I tested out the Caramel Latte. It was fantastic, but at the same time I was kind of disappointed. Overall, I am really happy with it because About Time protein powder’s are fabulous (see more here for a full review), but the flavour specifically wasn’t really caramely or latte-ish. Unfortunate, I know. There was a very, very slight caramel flavour, but if I didn’t know that it was Caramel Latte flavoured, I probably would have assumed that it was just vanilla.
So, today… I snuck off to the market so I could test out the Cinnamon Swirl flavour (updates on that flavour tomorrow!) The trip to the market today was a lot less exciting than yesterday. Don’t get me wrong, the market was fabulous! I love the market! But today, I was actually able to contain myself and make sense when talking to the cashier (which, by the way, was a different one from yesterday thank GOODNESS!)
P.s. I am pretty happy that most of you had a good chuckle over my troubles speaking properly yesterday when trying to buy my protein powder It’s always good to know I can contribute to a laugh or two
Have a wonderful evening!
“See” you all tomorrow with… MORE RECIPES! Love me.
How many protein powders do you have on hand at one time? I usually have three, so this is typical…
What is your favourite protein flavour? The best one I have had so far would probably be white chocolate.
What is your favourite ingredient in chili? Least favourite ingredient? When I was younger I would pick out every single bean… what a crazy child. Now, I love beans! Definitely my favourite ingredient now