Awake + Gloing

October 9, 2009

Morning!! I was up at 5:32 this morning ready to go but convinced my mind to sleep for another hour. Alarm did go off at 6:26 and we were off to the gym on our bikes by 7:05. I stopped for 2 bites of banana along the way.

Workout was great. In addition to our biking, I did 30 hard minutes on the Stairmaster. GOSH that machine is tough! I thought I was almost done and I peeked and still had 7 minutes left. I survived and we were on our way back home (more downhill than up!) in no time.

We are in a bit of a rush now because Larbs + Matt’s flight is landing sooner than scheduled!

We decided on yogurt bowls for breakfast to save time with cooking and dishes –

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But by the time I was done assembling mine and photographing, Matt was already done!

There was a new surprise ingredient in the bowl: GLO-NOLA!!

In honor of her debut to ship to the USA, Angela sent a package of goodies from the Glo Bakery!

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A sampling of Glo Bars and some Glo-nola! I cant’ wait to try some of these out –

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All stashed for eating!

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Cranberry Pumpkin Raisin Almond Spice –

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So my yogurt bowl contained:

  • 1 container Oikos plain
  • The last of pumpkin – about 1/4 cup
  • Cinnamon
  • 1 tiny banana
  • 2 tbsp wheatberries
  • ~1/3 cup Glo-nola 
  • Few drops Costco PB
  • 1 tbsp flax

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I’m a little teacup, short and stout!

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We were out of milk this morning so I used a little chocolate milk in my coffee! I got this sample of choco from Organic Valley + Nature’s Path granola  in honor of their Organic Heroes campaign. The choco combo was great!

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Awaken Your Senses: Voting Time!

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Remember my Awaken Your Senses announcement from September?

It’s voting time!! The KERF video debuts today. This was my first time seeing it!

 
Round II has begun and a second semi-finalist will be chosen from this group. Feeding Americas Hungry Children needs your vote! You can vote at the Quaker Talk YouTube Channel and hopefully my charity will win :)

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Good Advice

Last but not least, here’s a guest post I did for Deb on 3 pieces of good advice I’ve received – and my favorite recipe!

Guest Post!!! Kath from Kath Eats Real Food

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AHHH I’m not packed yet!!!

Hasta la vista!

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1 Heather October 9, 2009 at 8:38 am

Good luck with the video – I can’t wait to check it out!

I hate packing – the worst part of traveling. I love adding hot chocolate to coffee – I bet chocolate milk is even better.

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2 kay (eating machine) October 9, 2009 at 8:44 am

mmm i love those little chocolate milks! i get them as a snack sometimes when i’m craving sweet

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3 Beth @ DiningAndDishing October 9, 2009 at 8:46 am

Aww, I’m so happy Angela’s products are in the US now! They always look awesome :O).

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4 amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) October 9, 2009 at 8:58 am

Awesome video!

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5 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is October 9, 2009 at 9:01 am

Have a great weekend! I cant wait to try Glo bars!

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6 Megan @ Megzz Wins At Life October 9, 2009 at 9:01 am

I am so happy for Anegla now!! I can’t wait to try them!! Cute video!!

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7 Madeline @ Greens and Jeans October 9, 2009 at 9:02 am

Chocolate milk is supposed to be one of the best recovery drinks… or at least that is what I tell myself when I’m drinking it. Have a great trip!

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8 Food Makes Fun Fuel October 9, 2009 at 9:03 am

All those glo products look delicious
Today I was definitely feeling a SIAB but not blender in my dorm :-( some creamy yogurt hit the spot though

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9 Melissa October 9, 2009 at 9:04 am

Everything from the Glo Bakery looks delicious!

Seems like you’re super busy right now…but I’m waiting to see what you thought of Jim and Pam’s wedding on last night’s episode of the Office. It’s beyond cute and left me in a super sappy mood. :)

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10 Erica October 9, 2009 at 9:05 am

Sounds like a great morning so far! All of Angela’s products always look incredible. Have fun with the sister this weekend.

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11 Lizzy October 9, 2009 at 9:07 am

i cant wait to sink my teeth in glo bars when i order! glad you got some samples

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12 Courtney October 9, 2009 at 9:09 am

Yay for Glo-nola! Looks like a perfect breakfast in a hurry.

Good luck getting packed up and out the door…happy Friday!

Courtney
Adventures in Tri-ing

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13 Dawn October 9, 2009 at 9:15 am

Oh yay! I’m going to have to order some glo products! :)

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14 Weekly Bite October 9, 2009 at 9:17 am

Enjoy your trip!!

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15 Diana October 9, 2009 at 9:23 am

I’m so jealous! You get to try Angelas’ glo bars :)
I still haven’t tried using the stairmaster at the gym, trying to get used to the elliptical first :P

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16 Julie @ Peanut Butter Fingers October 9, 2009 at 9:27 am

those bars look tasty. i love how your breakfasts always have so many different components. i love texture and crunch, so they always look pretty flippin’ delicious to me!

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17 Sheri October 9, 2009 at 9:27 am

Angela’s Glo Bars are the best! Next I want to try her Glonola!

Watched the video and voted for ya! Good Luck!

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18 Tammy October 9, 2009 at 9:29 am

Yogurt bowls are my favorite quick, everyday breakfast, especially with granola! I’m so excited that Angela is now shipping to the U.S.! Thanks for letting us know!

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19 brandi October 9, 2009 at 9:37 am

that yogurt bowl sounds great! I need to break out the pumpkin soon.

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20 Karina (Like Some Cat from Japan) October 9, 2009 at 9:37 am

Loved the video, I am going to vote for you!
Chocolate milk is my favorite snack
:)

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21 Kara.e.hudson October 9, 2009 at 9:38 am

Hi Kath, I never got my granola from you last year :(

Was wondering if it’ll ever come.

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22 april October 9, 2009 at 9:38 am

Those oats look delicious!! Angela looks like such a good baker!

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23 Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries October 9, 2009 at 9:40 am

That bridal oatmeal sounds great!! And you are so cute on camera; I want your accent!!

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24 Nicole (dishin') October 9, 2009 at 9:45 am

Great video!!

The Glo-nola looks yummy, too!

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25 Emmalinda October 9, 2009 at 9:58 am

Just wanted to let you know that my husband and I made your nutty vanilla sweet potato & kale soup last night for dinner. It was delicious!

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26 Cynthia (It All Changes) October 9, 2009 at 10:03 am

I can’t wait til Angela has more available and I can order. It looks great.

I like you combo for oatmeal. I never know how to make instant oatmeal interesting. Sounds good!

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27 Sarah October 9, 2009 at 10:07 am

Great video Kath! I love how oatmeal can literally have endless combinations. Good luck with the contest, I hope your charity does win :)

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28 Marisa (Trim The Fat) October 9, 2009 at 10:18 am

Mmmm…Glonola sounds delish!

Great job on the video, Kath!

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29 Simone P:T October 9, 2009 at 10:19 am

I couldn’t get the video to work!!…sadness :(

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30 Andee (Runtolive) October 9, 2009 at 10:28 am

Cute video! That oatmeal combination sounds yummy

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31 Morgan @ Life After Bagels October 9, 2009 at 10:36 am

Kath – you are so well spoken in your video, being on camera isn’t easy!

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32 angieinatlanta October 9, 2009 at 10:55 am

How freakin’ jealous am I of your glo-nola!!! I want some!

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33 Jenn (www. j3nn.net ) October 9, 2009 at 10:57 am

Those granola bars look awesome! As does the yogurt bowl. Yummmmmmm :D

Jenn

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34 Rebecca October 9, 2009 at 10:59 am

Glo Bars!! I need to order some!

Great video!! I love Quaker!

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35 Jo October 9, 2009 at 11:13 am

The package from Angela looks like so much fun. Can’t wait to hear what you think of it! Love the chocolate milk :)

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36 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope October 9, 2009 at 12:07 pm

Perfect way to start out your Friday with a nice workout. And I’m totally jealous of the Glo Bakery Goods!!! Angela is quite the amazing baker. :)

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37 Laura @ Backstage Pass to Health & Happiness October 9, 2009 at 12:14 pm

Great video. I voted for you, hope that your charity wins the $10k!

I just love wedding cake as well :-) By the time I get to planning my own wedding (not even engaged yet) I will have gone through the sampling process with plenty of friends.

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38 Jenna October 9, 2009 at 12:23 pm

yummy oats! we have that chocolate organic milk at my college caf!
jenna

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39 sue October 9, 2009 at 12:27 pm

love the awaken your senses video…that is so cool that you got to participate in that! you’ve got my vote!

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40 Pam (Highway to Health) October 9, 2009 at 12:30 pm

I’m jealous of all the Glo goodies! They look delicious!

Good luck with the video!

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41 Stephanie October 9, 2009 at 12:37 pm

I def had to check out the glo bar site now that they can make it to the US, they look so yummy!

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42 AnnQ October 9, 2009 at 12:54 pm

I always put hot chocolate in coffee, and I’m sure chocolate milk would be great, too!

Tha Glo-nola looks yum! :-)

Have a great vaca!!!

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43 Hallie (Healthy Twists) October 9, 2009 at 12:55 pm

Angela’s products look so good! And I know what you mean about the stairmaster…I haven’t done it in awhile and it’s TOUGH. But it’s good for you (me?) mentally as well. I think I’m dying and I can’t do those last 10 or whatever minutes, but I push those thoughts out of my head and power through. Feels so good when you’re done!

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44 Anne Marie@New Weigh of Life October 9, 2009 at 1:15 pm

I love the video! I’m off too vote!

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45 Sheila | Live Well 360° October 9, 2009 at 1:26 pm

YAY for Angela!! We also went to oh, about at least 7 different cake tastings for our wedding cake, and… we ALSO choose a vanilla bean cake with a raspberry preserve filling. Haha.

Thanks for stopping by the empty pb jar oat post. It made it onto both tastespotting and foodgawker. Woohoo! Have a great weekend Kath!

PS Did you watch The Office yet??? My favorite part: http://www.hulu.com/watch/101187/the-office-forever Gives me chills…

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46 Shannon (The Daily Balance) October 9, 2009 at 1:40 pm

yay for globakery!!! Everything looks fantastic!

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47 Following Julie October 9, 2009 at 2:33 pm

Mmmmmm, glonola! Lucky girl.

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48 Allison October 9, 2009 at 2:57 pm

Thats a whooole lotta Glo-bars!! Very jealous over here… that breakfast looks awesome with the glo-nola addition too :)

Oh and RANDOM question, is that dress you’re wearing in your pic from H&M?? I swear I tried on its’ twin the other day if not and it fit like a dream! It looks SO cute on you!!!! :)

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49 Funky Lady October 9, 2009 at 3:22 pm

I am loving pumpkin season, but Ohio has a serious pumpkin shortage! I did find some pumpkin butter at TJ’s which is heavenly mixed with yogurt!!

Good job on the video!

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50 Diana October 9, 2009 at 3:57 pm

Good luck with the contest! Let me know if you need any help eating those Glo bars! ;)

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51 Naomi (onefitfoodie) October 9, 2009 at 4:05 pm

YUMM enjoy the glo bars and glo-nola!! lucky gal, nice work at the gym today!!

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52 Brittany October 9, 2009 at 4:06 pm

Your breakfast looks absolutely delicious. I can’t wait to get my hands on some GLO bars or granola!!

Have a fun weekend Kath.

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53 lynn (The Actors Diet) October 9, 2009 at 4:37 pm

so excited about angela’s bars coming to the states!

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54 Ashley October 9, 2009 at 5:27 pm

Voted!! Good luck….off to cleveland for the week! Enjoy your vaca as well =)

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55 Pamela October 9, 2009 at 5:42 pm

Have fun on Bald Head. I live in Wilmington and it was 85 degrees today, sunny, cool breeze — hope the weather sticks all weekend for you. Was thinking of places you might stop for some good sounthern eats if you venture off the island…
In Southport – Live Oak Cafe or Taylors (the later, not so healthy, but yummy).
In Wilmington – downtown on Front Street, Basics is very yummy, fresh, local food – but still southern. Jesters, on Castle (close to downtown) has fresh, local breakfast and lunch. Caprice Bistro, downtown on Market, has a fun sofa lounge, good martini specials, and a $5 bar menu.

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56 Nicole October 9, 2009 at 6:04 pm

I missed the Quaker post but what a neat video and concept! I will definitely check it out and vote for yours. I love seeing how so many Americans and our national companies are pulling together to help those in need. Especially in these hard times.

Those Glo products look delicious! Have a great weekend with your company!

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57 maria October 9, 2009 at 7:26 pm

I’ve never thought about adding chocolate milk to my coffee… what a brilliant switch for a special day. :)

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58 BroccoliHut October 9, 2009 at 10:18 pm

Totally craving chocolate milk now!
Have a fab trip:)

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59 Kath October 10, 2009 at 11:01 pm

Melissa,
Didn’t get a chance to watch it!! Will on Monday :)

Kara,
Can you please be more specific!? I don’t know what granola you mean.

Morgan,
Aww thanks.

Allison,
Yup!!

Pamela,
We’re staying on the island, but we often do lunch in Wilmington on our way out. Love the waterfront!

Kath

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