Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Pumpkin, Pumpkin, Pumpkin!

One of the many relishes of Autumn. Here’s another one of my recipes I like to make during this time of year! Simple, delicious, nutritious, seasonal.

What you will need ⬇️

Almond Milk (Vanilla) A cup or more- I honestly eye it up and add ice to make it smoother.

Pumpkin Purée – 1/2 Cup

Honey or Agave– 1 Teaspoon

Banana– Half

Pea Protein (Vanilla) – 1 Scoop

Pumpkin Pie Spice- 1 Tablespoon

Add all together, blend and serve 🖤

Once you’ve made it a couple of time you can eye it up and not be so precise or if you like it sweeter you can add more honey, if you like it more spiced then you can add more Pumpkin Spices!

October Intentions 💫

I usually like to write my intentions down in my journal every month but throwing it up here for y’all to vibe with. I started writing my intentions about a year ago after taking a 6 week Mindfulness course at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital here in the city. If you ever have the opportunity to take this course, DO IT. Best present to yourself 🖤

Writing intentions helps me refocus my energy on where it is best needed for myself and my growth. September was engrossed with plans and meetings. I’m starting to feel more balanced getting back to a routine. Also-LIBRA here- we need balance or we cray.


Que Sera Serawhat will be will be. Recently, I’ve been trying to control situations, deals, and outcomes that are out on my control. My intention throughout October is to realize I can only contribute what I can and let everything happen on it’s on. Doing this reminds me that I created unnecessary stressors by trying to be in control. What will be will be.

Healthy Sleep

That REM cycle.In relation to stressing myself out with control I’ve also found myself not getting the healthy sleep I need and deserve. Brain fog is REAL LYFE and not getting my 7-8 hours throws me off sometimes. I’m trying to read more through October and be less on my phone close to bedtime.

Any book recommendations or ways you calm your brain down at night>slide into my DM 📩 or leave a comment.

Healthier Food Choices– without balance and schedule I become a monster in the kitchen. I make poor choices for food which once again-Brain FOG and lethargy. Since I’m on the road a lot for work, I really have to consider what I’m eating days in advance or I am not giving my self the proper fuel. This week is planned already✔️ Including grocery shopping at Whole Foods while I’m at my hotel for my work week in Pitt. Writing out meals along with my schedule helps me stay on task and focused for my choices.

What do you do to help with meal planning?

Own It-

Owning how I feel is important to me and I’m not apologizing for those feelings. First and foremost, it’s important to put the needs of yourself first so you can be your best self for others. Recently, I found myself apologizing for how I felt, whether that’s being tired, overly happy, or choosing not to do something. This time to yourself let’s you be your best self. Stop apologizing for doing you. #metime

Dancing– I am a firm believer that Dancing relieves stress. I used to dance all ze time but realized that I’ve stopped! I hope to dance more and not take life as seriously as I have been lately. Note to self: dance anywhere and everywhere.


To be more mindful and present with myself and my surroundings. I hope to make my last couple weeks of 28 a good time 🙂


Bonnes Aprés-Midi!

This weather has me feeling Parisian this afternoon as I walk around Fitler Square. The return of plaid has made its comeback but has always been a classic wardrobe staple. Beret hats- I’m totally down for this trend, because why not. I thought I would do a little research on plaid since I do not know the historical significance… #nerdalert.

Plaidoriginally coined as “Tartan” pays its first homage to the Scottish. Tartan was used to decorate and establish different patterns for clothes. The Irish clans also used it for warmth. It wasn’t until later that after British and American manufacturers got a hold of it decided to replicate the material and patterns without holding such symbolic meaning.


A Bite of Fall- Pumpkin Energy Balls

A bite of Fall…FINALLY.  These yummy no bake Pumpkin Energy Balls explode in your mouth.  They are my absolute favorite this time of the year! Breakfast on the go is important to me since I’m mostly in my car for my job.  I prep these the night before or on Sunday for the week. 

Pumpkin Heaven

Pumpkin AB Energy Bites
What you’ll need:
1/4 Cup of Pumpkin Puree
1 1/2 Cups of Rolled Oats (I use Trader Joe’s)
1/3 Cups of Honey or Agave (i use more pumpkin to make it less sweet)
1/2 Cup of Almond Butter or PB if you prefer (I’m allergic to PB!)
1/3 Cup of Choco Chips or Coconut Flakes
1 Tsp of Pumpkin Pie Spice
1/4 Cup of Flaxseed (ground) Get that fiber!
Mix together, scoop tsp balls on parchment paper on a baking sheet, freeze for 1 Hour, Enjoy! Place leftovers in a container in fridge for later!

almond butter
You can use your mixer or simply use a bowl. How cute is my spatula? (Thank you Grace)






I’m just a gal on the go. Living my life passionately through the three F’s, fitness, fashion, and food, exploring Philadelphia and wherever life takes me. Meeting equally as passionate and positive humans along the way.

My name is Lauren and I’m 28 years old. I decided to create a blog to write about the things I find passionate or value in my life and hope that you may like it to. I am always on the go so I thought it would be a good way to remember that I’ve loved and lived my best life! Hopefully, you can pick up tips and explore ideas in my life that may influence yours! Enjoy!



Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton