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Pumpkin Protein Shake and an Outdoor Workout

I realize most of the country still feels like summer so maybe my pumpkin shakes are a little premature, but here in Colorado, the leaves are straight up yellow. It’s been in the 60’s, leaves changing more and more each day, and temps dropping to the 30’s at night (oh my gawwwwwd). **We live at 8,000 feet so we’re in the minority.

Anyway, I’m pretty sure most people are welcoming the pumpkin flavors into their lives…at least us basic bitches.




I’m just gonna come out and say that I think Pumpkin Spice’s outfit is cute. I’m basic.

Anyway, the past three days I’ve been making a pumpkin (dare I say, spice?) protein shake and it is just so yummy. Here’s what I threw together:

Pumpkin Protein Shake

  • 2 heaping tablespoons of pumpkin
  • Half a Premier Protein Vanilla Protein shake
  • Handful of roasted cinnamon almonds
  • dash of cinnamon
  • half a frozen banana
  • small handful of crushed ice
  • pinch of xantham gum to add some thickness
  • hemp hearts on top


Seriously, I can’t get enough.

On a side note, I scored at the grocery store this weekend in the produce sale bin: a bunch of overripe bananas! I know, it was a big weekend for me.


Oh, hi foot.

I froze each banana for smoothies. I love frozen bananas in my smoothies. Not only do they taste great, but I feel like when they’re frozen, they create a nice texture for the smoothie.


On to workouts!

I’ve still been doing quite a bit of kettle-bells and they’re great. I’ve been having some shoulder pain though so I may back off a little bit. Isn’t pain/injury the worst? I love working out my shoulders but I guess I should take a break.

rack squat

rack squat

The workout I did yesterday was pretty short which is always nice. It was inspired by a workout I did this summer with my brother and sister in law (I’m pretty sure his was inspired by crossfit?).

First thing I did was track down a space on our pipe fencing and a rock I could rest my feet on. Then, I did 5 sets of 10 inverted rows. 



In between each set of ten, I sprinted uphill as fast as I could then jogged back down. 

It probably took less than 15 minutes, but man it’s hard. Those inverted rows are pretty tough.

The original workout we did was 100 inverted rows, 200 pushups, 300 squats, then sprints. This is a great workout you can do probably outside your own home or at a local park. I wanted to do the full workout today but got sidetracked with kiddos.


Speaking of kiddos, my big girl turned three on Friday!


Someday we will get a pic with all 4 of us looking.


This wild child Princess is a handful but I love her. Happy birthday Miss Brookie!



3 comments to Pumpkin Protein Shake and an Outdoor Workout

  • Katie

    I totally had forgotten about that workout. God, that sucked!!!!
    PS. Miss B is tooooo cute in her princess dress. Is she living in that now?

  • Hi Amy!

    This is Alicia with Sun Basket, a healthy meal kit delivery service based out of San Francisco! We’d love to send you a free sample. What is the best way to reach you?



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