Autumn Daze and Pumpkin Pies

I love autumn. There I said it. Does this make me super basic now? Is that even a bad thing? I don't know. But I do know I love autumn. In an effort to annoy strangers everywhere I've been basking in my 'basic-ness' (is that a word, it is now anyway) and enjoying everything autumnul.

Little Lush Pumpkin Purchase 

I ended up spending far more than I could justify at the grocers on pumpkins and sqaush to decorate the house with. I still had to be forcable restrained from buying more. I managed to create a bit of a fall decor, and decorated some pumpkins for by the door. Am I increadibly sad yet? probably so.

For the first time ever I attempted to make Pumpkin Pie. Since my trip to New York I've been obbessed with american food, which has so far invloved me walking up and down the american section of Tesco's waiting for them to bring out candy corn. On a side note, why don't we have candy corn in the UK? Is there a petition to sign ? First on my list of American foods to try at home has been Pumpkin Pie.

 I've got to admit having never actually eaten a pumpkin prior to this I was a little nervous about the whole thing but apprently it was unwarrented. For the pastry I used the standard sweet shortcrust pastry I always use which is from Paul Hollywood blind baked it to avoid the infamous 'soggy bottom'. I used the filling recpie from here since it was the only one I could find where all the ingredients where already found in my cupoards.

The Green Smoothie Recipie

A few months ago in an effort to make mornings more productive, and nutrious I ditched the cherios in favour of green smoothies. After a few months of experimentation I've feel as though I've finally found a recipie that is tasty, nutrious and doesn't leave me starving by 10 am.

Since I started to drink this for breakfast I've seen my energy levels soar (which I'm pretty sure is thanks to the spirulina more than anything), the clarity of my skin improve, and really just felt like a heathlier person. This recpie isn't super exact since nobody's got time for weights and measures first thing in the morning. But nevertheless heres roughly what I do. 

The Green Monster Smothie - makes around two large glasses 

1 Large handful of spinach or other leafy green 
1 stick of celery 
1/4 cup of cucumber 
2 tsp of Spriulina Powder
2 tsp of Maca powder
1 tsp of Ground flaxseed
1 to 2 dates 
1/2 cup of coconut water 
hanful of ice cubes and enough normal water to reach the desired texture. 
Pop it all into the blender on high and enjoy.