The frappuccino has been uniting people since Zoolander, and the best time to sip on this cool beverage is when they add a little pumpkin to the frothy mix. Our love for this fall pastime is only hindered by the way it drains our bank accounts and increases our waistlines. One of these babies from Starbucks can add an extra 630 calories to your day, but the alternative we made below is a guilt free treat at 68 calories! So Pumpkin Spices, follow the recipe below to save your cash and alleviate the guilt about drinking your calories.
-12 oz (1 1/2 C.) COLD coffee
-10 oz (1 1/4 C.) unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or any other milk, but it will change the calorie count)
-1/4 C. pumpkin puree
-3 Tablespoons pure maple sugar (may also use honey or agave)
-1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
-fat free whipped cream (optional)
Brew the coffee and refrigerate overnight. THE COFFEE MUST BE COLD!
Whisk together milk, pumpkin, maple sugar, and pumpkin pie spice together. Pour mixture into ice cubes and freeze.
Once the pumpkin ice cubes are frozen and the coffee is cooled, add both elements into a blender and blend on high until smooth and icy.
If the mixture isn’t blending well, add more milk or add extra spices if you want more of a kick and continue to blend. Pour into cup, top with whip cream if desired, and serve immediately. Kiss your Starbucks goodbye, because this frappuccino is your new best friend.
Summer may be over, but that doesn’t mean we want our ab’s to bulk up with our sweaters. We reached out to our RAD fitness guru Tess who gave up ab work out tips and none of them are sit ups! Tess says, These 3 ab exercises will strengthen your core get you closer to a 6 pack by working different ab muscle groups.
Try to work up to doing 3 sets of all 3 exercises in the circuit.
Alternating Heel Touches – 25 times on each side.
Lie down with your back on the ground with your knees bent and feet spread shoulder width apart. Lift your shoulders off the ground. With straight arms touch your left heel and then right heel for 1 rep. Keep your back flat on the mat and neck relaxed while moving from one side to the other.
Reverse Crunch- Do 25
Lie on your back with knees bent 90 degrees. Tighten your core muscles and lift your feet off the ground until your knees are over your hips while maintaining a 90 degree angle with your knees. Slowly bring your feet back to the ground. This exercise is most effective when done in a slow and controlled manner and you will feel your lower abs working the hardest.
Tuck Ups- Do 25
Lie on the ground with your legs straight in front of you and arms straight above your head. Lift your legs and shoulders a few inches off the ground to achieve a hollow position. From this starting position, tuck your thighs up to your chest and sit up. Return to the starting hollow position for one rep.
Thanks to Tess we’re now mixing up our ab routine and feeling good all through fall! To never miss out on a tip from Tess, get on our mailing list!
Just because the weather is changing, we don’t want to quit our outside running! Here are our outdoor running must haves to keep us moving this fall.
This guy’s perfect for cooler weather running cause it keeps your core warm, but doesn’t restrict any air to the armpits.
Gloves are a must have in the colder temps! Nothing worst than frost bit fingers during a run.
We’ve found a hat keeps us too hot, but our ears get frigid with a fall time run. We love these ear warmers because they’re the perfect combination of holding warmth, but never over heat us.
Insulated Running Tights
These are a fall running must have! They’re better for fall running than your summer tights because they’re windproof and quick drying! We’re always surprised by how much we love our H&M sports gear!
Nothing will take your fall time run to the next RAD level like one of hoodies! You can find the perfect one for your fall time here and right now you can get it half price!