I apologize for being absent for the last little bit. I have been having issues with weight regain (post vacation, slacking on exercise, etc). I was 159 lbs at the end of July, and I've gotten up to 166. I am not a happy WLS camper, and I called my doctor's office today to make an appointment for next week. I'm hoping that it's a muscle gain (because I've pushed myself quite a bit at Zumba the last few times I've been), but I can't count on that.
I came to a big realization today: I just love food. I love to eat. I honestly do. I can't apologize for that because we all NEED food to live. We don't eat, we don't live. What I need to learn to focus on again is making healthier choices than I had been making in the past, and if I gain back a little from that, I need to forgive myself and move on, making healthy choices, and engaging in good movement. A little gain (even a nearly 10 lb gain) is nothing to quit over, not when I've come so far.
Anyway, that's why I've not been here lately. On with the recipe!
Yesterday, I finally got to use the Keurig that my parents loaned me, and I was browsing through my k-cup choices. Nothing really appealed to me, and then I saw it:
Pumpkin Spice coffee
So I popped it in the Keurig, and made a rather strong cup. I used half of the cup's contents, and added unsweetened vanilla almond milk, some liquid stevia, and a dash of pumpkin pie spice. I let it cool just a bit, and I put in some Syntrax Vanilla Bean Torte protein powder. I mixed it all in my shaker (but note that you get a better blend in an actual blender!). I then poured it back into my coffee cup, and enjoyed thoroughly!
When I make it again, I'll put up a pic.