I stepped outside this morning to discover that it is quite CHILLY outside!
I think this Florida girl is due for a rude awakening this winter in Charlotte. I grew up spending my Christmases on South Beach and my Thanksgivings on a sunny patio, for crying out loud!
That being said, I did go to the University of Pittsburgh for college. I think I was in denial about how cold it was going to get in Pennsylvania. I had zero experience with cold weather living and thought it might drop down to 20 degreesâ€¦ at nightâ€¦ occasionally. Right? Wrong!
It was ALWAYS cold in Pittsburgh from October to April. I canâ€™t say I miss scraping ice off my car in the morning. Funny story: once I trudged down the street in the middle of winter before work, found my car in a foot of snow, and discovered the door was frozen shut under a sheet of 1-inch thick ice. I trudged back to my house, boiled water, trudged back, and poured the warm water all over the side of the door so I could get in. Turns out I de-iced the wrong car. Fail.
So itâ€™s not that cold in Charlotte (hopefully never?), but it is a little chilly out. Chilly enough to turn off the air conditioning and crack open all the windows!
Not too chilly for a cold breakfast, though!
Pumpkie Pie Smoothie
- 1/2 can of canned pumpkin
- 1 cup almond breeze
- 1 small banana
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 2 scoops vanilla protein powder (I used brown rice)
- Heavy sprinkle of cinnamon
- Pinch of cloves
- 1/2 tablespoon of molasses
Tastes just like pie! 🙂
Many people have asked what I do with leftover pumpkin. Well, I give some to my dogs for a breakfast treat, and then I save the rest in tupperware in the fridge. It lasts about four days.
Time to be productive!