Daily Archives: 14 September, 2017

Fall Favourites

Seasons are a changing and that brings some excitement for new adventures and products! I was not sure sure about it being fall 10 days ago but am fully embracing it after the weekend when Avery convinced me to pull out our fall decor.

In the summer months we are huge fans of proteins smoothies but just as the leaves change so does our preferences as they move to warmer beverages. In many ways I miss my smoothies though, mainly when it comes to their aid in my recovery after a hard workout.

Enter Premier Protein shakes, with 30g of protein and  just 160 calories per 30g bottle.

These shakes contain 24 minerals and vitamins and are a good source of calcium too.

Why protein? First it helps repair your muscles so that you can recover faster. It also helps you satisfy your hunger since it takes longer to digest.

In all honesty I have not tried pre-mixed protein shakes in years since I prefer to have my protein mixed into smoothies so had no idea what to expect. These drinks contain sucralose which an leave a lingering taste in my mouth. But after trying one with breakfast we (Chad tried one too) we found that while we did taste that sweetness it did not linger as long we thought it might. I also feel that adding in a shake with our usual peanut and toast will help us stay more full throughout the morning versus have the usual 9am hunger! A win with our busy mornings.

With it being fall I knew there was only one way I wanted to make this shake into a smoothie -m pumpkin!

With the help of Premier Protein’s  Pumpkin Pie smoothie recipe I made one in minutes and the outcome was delicious!

Back to the fall decor, I have slowly added items over the years and am quite smitten with the decor we have out right now, here are a few of the items.

I still need to buy some gords once they are in the grocery store!

With cooler temps comes dry skin (for me at least) so I was thrilled when Brie posted that the Beautycounter sets were on for a great deal a couple weeks ago, they are not on sale right now but I highly recommend checking out the Beautycounter line, some of my favourites are the lip gloss and charcoal bar!

Fall is such a cozy season, and it is probably the time I read the most books for that reason. I love to curl up and read a book anytime I can. Right now I am reading Two by Two, Nicholas Sparks. I am a sucker for his books but have not read one in a couple years now.

On the cozy topic – sweaters! I have yet to break out my fall boots but have broken out and bought some sweaters.

I picked up this crossover open back sweater at Dynamite and love it, I can dress it up for work or wear it with leggings on the weekend. The other new one I added to my closet this season is this dolman sleeve pullover.

Fall is my absolute favourite time to take photos, and while I am sad that my favourite area close by our house is now closed off (tears) I am excited to get our family photos done this summer in Canmore – I may have planned our outfits two months early 😉


What are your fall favourites?


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Premier Protein. The opinions and text are all mine.