Pumpkin Smoothie

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This morning, the Husband practically heel-clicked in the kitchen and whooped, “I LOVE THE WEEKEND!”  And I said back, “ME TOO!” 


Weekends are for:  late nights, sleeping in, watching far too much TV, and longer workouts.  Oh, and grocery shopping.  Yuck.  Can’t win them all.


It’s chilly out there today!  Truly starting to feel a lot more like winter than fall.


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But its never too cold for a smoothie.  I just alternate with cups of hot tea!


In the blender:


A banana

1 cup almond milk

1/2 cup pumpkin puree

Squeeze of agave nectar


2 scoops of non-dairy protein powder


Something to chew on in between sips:


Operation:  Clean Those Damn Floors will now commence.



  • shah'ada @ from 280 to 26.2 November 19, 2011, 10:15 am

    your toast looks so so so good!!! heading down to the kitchen now … yum, pb toast and coffee? hello saturday morning!!

    have fun cleaning your floors? that sounds far more terrible than grocery shopping 🙁

  • Khushboo November 19, 2011, 10:22 am

    Love the alternate use of the beer mug 😀

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat November 19, 2011, 10:39 am

    Whatever nut butter you use looks deliciously creamy! I am also drinking a smoothie, with a mug of tea in my other hand. Oddly enough, I actually LOVE grocery shopping on the weekend (or any time – it relaxes me) but like you, hate cleaning the kitchen floors…. going to get it out of the way early this morning along with the laundry. Have a great weekend Caitlin!

  • Joy @ The Joy Vey November 19, 2011, 11:03 am

    This could not have been better timing – I have at least 1/2 a can of Libby’s pumpkin to find something to do with…helloooo, smoothie!

  • Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries November 19, 2011, 11:09 am

    I love the weekends too. Looks like a delicious breakfast! That thick ol’ shmear of peanut butter looks FANTASTIC! The more PB the better in my opinion. 😉

  • Annie @ Naturally Sweet Recipes November 19, 2011, 11:15 am

    Who doesn’t love the weekends? What a fabulous way to start one out! Looks delicious! That toast looks scrumptious with that smoothie!

  • Gillian November 19, 2011, 11:24 am

    That pumpkin smoothie looks delicious! Can’t wait to try it out. I’m a fairly new reader and I’ve just got to say — I love your photography!

    • CaitlinHTP November 20, 2011, 11:06 am

      Thank you so much Gillian!

  • Kristen @ notsodomesticated November 19, 2011, 11:37 am

    I woke up wayyy too early this morning for it being a Saturday. I think I’m getting sick, and my sore throat was bugging me. But now we’re enjoying a lazy day before doing some wine tasting tonight! 😉 Happy Saturday!

  • Cindy November 19, 2011, 11:49 am

    Do you think using regular milk would be ok? I can’t drink almond or soy milk?

  • Keri @ Mrs.RAWnk November 19, 2011, 11:53 am

    I love grocery shopping! Its relaxing to me!

    Have you and The Husband started watching Up All Night yet? It is hilarious! Hubs and I laugh out loud like the entire show! When we were watching the birth episode we wondered if they had hidden cameras on the birth of our first daughter! Its so funny!

    Hope you are having an awesome weekend!

    BTW, I LOVE your relaxed approach to the “food rules” of pregnancy!!

    • CaitlinHTP November 20, 2011, 11:07 am

      Up All Night is one of my favorite new shows!! It CRACKS ME UP!

  • Leah November 19, 2011, 11:54 am

    hehe enjoy weekends for what they are now, because late nights and sleeping in won’t be involved once baby is here 😉

  • Andrea (Run. Learn. Repeat.) November 19, 2011, 12:00 pm

    Yum, that smoothie looks good. Loved the pretty Fall pictures too.

  • Mahesha November 19, 2011, 12:03 pm

    that smoothie looks yummy. weekends are totally awesome. minus laundry, grocery shopping and cleaning 🙂 and in my case, weekend classes :/

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin November 19, 2011, 12:04 pm

    Ugh, cleaning the floors. That’s one of my least favourite chores! 😛 But I actually love grocery shopping. It’s fun to plan out recipe ideas as I shop.

  • Lisa (I'm an Okie) November 19, 2011, 12:24 pm

    Weekends for me: study. Can’t wait for the day when that doesn’t have to be said!

  • Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count November 19, 2011, 12:42 pm

    I’ve been looking for a good protein powder. Your link to Standard Process helped. Thanks!

    • CaitlinHTP November 20, 2011, 11:08 am

      Its a really good and high quality powder!

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife November 19, 2011, 12:54 pm

    mmmm that sounds super delicious!

    Weekends mean to me: extra sleep, tough workouts, rest day, quality time with the husband, and fun evenings going to dinner or movies–oh and laundry ;)!

  • Ali November 19, 2011, 12:56 pm

    So excited to try this smoothie! I love anything pumpkin and this will be a good use up for the giant can of pumpkin I have leftover in my fridge!

  • Courtney @ The Petite AthlEAT November 19, 2011, 1:18 pm

    Ugh! I’m working on Operation: Study and finish your homework! I’ll trade you!

  • Christine @ BookishlyB November 19, 2011, 1:37 pm

    I just cleaned my damn floors. Now time to clean the damn walls 😉

  • Brittnie (A Joy Renewed) November 19, 2011, 1:49 pm

    That toast and smoothie breakfast looks awesome. 🙂 More power to you for cleaning your floors!! That is one chore that I put off as long as possible.

  • Amber K November 19, 2011, 1:50 pm

    Pumpkin smoothies are so awesome! I don’t think it can ever get too cold to make me not want a smoothie.

  • Moni'sMeals November 19, 2011, 2:08 pm

    I TOO Love a pumpkin smoothie to start me day. Happy weekend and enjoy it lady! :)Hope you sleep better too.

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape November 19, 2011, 2:14 pm

    haha, operation “clean those damn floors” sounds just lovely. This post has me craving a pumpkin smoothie now!

  • Amanda November 19, 2011, 2:52 pm

    I wouldn’t mind grocery shopping if it wasn’t like bumper cars (carts? :)) at the stores near me. TJ’s is such a madhouse on the weekends!

  • Jolene (Homespun Heritage) November 19, 2011, 3:29 pm

    I hope you three have fun this weekend!

  • Molly @ RDexposed November 19, 2011, 3:50 pm

    This sounds so refreshing-especially after a night of bacon and beer.

    • CaitlinHTP November 20, 2011, 11:09 am

      Mmmm beer. Im jealous.

  • Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga November 19, 2011, 3:58 pm

    The smoothie looks PERFECT. I could guzzle one of those right about now 🙂

  • Lisa November 20, 2011, 12:09 am

    Your definition for weekends is going to change drastically next June! And you’ll love every minute of it!

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