Pre-workout fuel: Half peanut butter and jelly sandwich and a butternut squash smoothie
Workout: 45 minutes "Biggest Loser Boot Camp" and 3.4-mile walk with Denali
Have you heard that song by Bruno Mars? "Just the Way You Are"?
Oh her eyes, her eyes/ Make the stars look like they're not shining/ Her hair, her hair/ Falls perfectly without her trying/ She's so beautiful/ And I tell her every day/ Yeah I know, I know/ When I compliment her/ She won't believe me/ And it's so, it's so/ Sad to think she don't see what I see
I think the universe was trying to tell me something after yesterday's post because I heard that song three times on three different radio stations on my less than 3-mile drive to work.
Of course, if the universe is talking, I want to know why I woke up thinking about Frostys. And not the kind I was worried about with the impending weather doom.
While eating a Frosty for breakfast, depending on the circumstances, would not be beyond me, I am not so sure they are available at 6 a.m. So I had the next best thing. Well, the most appropriate next best thing: A butternut squash smoothie.
I can't take credit for the idea but I have adapted the recipe to fit my tastes and ideas of what a smoothie should be.
Butternut Squash Smoothie
Adapted from edible perspective
3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla Almond Breeze
1/2 cup pureed butternut squash
1/3 frozen banana
HEALTHY dash cinnamon
A couple shakes of nutmeg and ginger
A couple drops of vanilla
A sprinkle of sweetener
3 ice cubes
Put everything in the blender and whirl until it's good and frothy.
If you're not so sure about this, let me tell you one thing. It's good. Still not convinced? Here's a second thing: It really kind of tastes like pumpkin pie, and you can't go wrong with pumpkin pie.