Banana, Split. Among Other Things.

June 16, 2012

We’ve been out and about all morning and I’m just now sitting down! My legs are quite tired already today!


Matt and I ventured over to the town center in search of breakfast this morning. We went into The Fresh Market and picked up yogurts and bananas and paired them with coffee from Starbucks.

I tried this new kind of yogurt – New Zealand cream top style – but have to say I didn’t like it. It was sour and worst of all, liquidy. I hate the whey in yogurt!


Topped with half a banana, some Fresh Market trail mix and Flying Squirrel Sneaky Cinnamon!

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Awake Tea Misto on the side – which sure tasted sweet! I thought this was just tea + steamed milk, but I’m guessing there was lots of sugar involved. I am not a very knowledgeable Starbucks customer!


After breakfast, Matt and I went on a lovely 3 mile-ish walk. We ran into Dad, who joined us for the majority of it. Such a lovely June day!!

After we had showered and things, it was time for lunch. We met up with Mom, Larbs and Matt A. and found this cute café that served juice, smoothies and “crunchy” foods called Zia’s within walking distance of our hotel. 


Green juice for meeeee!!!! Celery, collards, lemon and apple (I think!?) – I shared some with Larbs.


And Larbs and I shared the Sunflower Powerhouse – muenster cheese, veggies and avocado crema. Pretty tasty, but wish the bread had been heartier.


Chips that Matt shared with me in the front!


Mom picked up some “chicken salad” thinking it was chicken and not a nut + seed pate. I don’t think she’s quite as used to these raw cafes as the rest of us are Winking smile  ‘Twas pretty good though!


To end the recap, we all went to the mall for a bit. I did a tiny bit of shopping and got my fingernails painted while Matt bought a few summery shirts.


So ready for a little rest before we get ready for the big event!!

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1 lynn @ the actor's diet June 16, 2012 at 2:30 pm

I need to get more PB packets. they make such a difference!


2 Anjali @ The Picky Eater June 16, 2012 at 2:31 pm

I LOVE green juices! I recently had one with kale, spinach, apples, ginger and pear that was delicious :) That sunflower powerhouse sandwich looks great too!


3 Averie @ Averie Cooks June 16, 2012 at 2:34 pm

the yogurt may have been a bust but that nut butter squirt on top looks PERFECT!


4 Robyn @ Blueberries and Oats June 16, 2012 at 2:38 pm

A Tea Misto should just be half tea and half steamed milk. However, if the barista wasn’t paying attention and thought you wanted a Tea Latte there could be up to 5 pumps of classic syrup in that depending on size!


5 KathEats June 16, 2012 at 2:52 pm

Oh dear. I clearly said misto but this clearly was too sweet!


6 Robyn @ Blueberries and Oats June 16, 2012 at 3:26 pm

They probably just got confused since people rarely order tea mistos or perhaps there was a miscommunication between the person who took your order and what the person on the bar understood. Next time immediately tell them if you don’t like your drink! They will remake it right away!


7 Ann June 16, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Co-sign! Ex-Starbucks manager right here, haha! I would still say “Awake Tea Misto, no syrup” next time, even though, as Robyn stated, the recipe does not call for it in the first place, there always seemed to be confusion with new baristas between tea lattes and mistos when I was working there. :)


8 Michelle (Peachy Palate) June 16, 2012 at 2:41 pm

That juice looks incredible as does the yoghurt cup! Breakfast on the move…proof you can do healthy fast food on the go! :) Yum!


9 factfindersteph June 16, 2012 at 2:43 pm

OMG!! Banana split indeed! Looks so yummy! and healthy for your baby bump!


10 Emily Butler June 16, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Love wild squirrel nut butter, my favorite (although I’ve only tried three of the falvors) is the espresso vanilla almond butter! I’m planning on a green smoothie for dinner, sounds so refreshing and I’ve been working in the yard all day!


11 Julia H. @ Going Gulia June 16, 2012 at 3:11 pm

How was your juice? I just recently discovered the awesomess that is the Green Monster smoothie, so I’m now intrigued by every green beverage :)


12 Alyssa (pb and oats) June 16, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Sorry the yogurt wasn’t good. The picture makes it look delicious though!


13 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles June 16, 2012 at 3:32 pm

I’m a semi-knowledgable Starbucks customer (even though I get it about twice a year) and it can make such a HUGE difference if the barista isn’t listening to your order very close…. Same thing happened to me the last time I got a drink from there. $5 down the ‘ol drain.
Enjoy your day! It sounds like it is off to a great start!!


14 Emma June 16, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Huh, I live in New Zealand, and so didnt know we had a ‘style’ of yoghurt. Don’t see that over here!


15 Lou June 16, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Same here! Never heard of “cream-top” yoghurt… funny.


16 natasha June 16, 2012 at 8:50 pm

I love green juice so that one looks yummy To me!


17 Suz June 17, 2012 at 2:12 am

Ha – I’m from NZ too and was just thinking the same thing!


18 Leonie June 18, 2012 at 2:45 am

Yes! Me too! What on earth is New Zealand style yoghurt?


19 Courtney June 16, 2012 at 3:36 pm

I love Zia’s juices & The Fresh Market! So fun you’re in Baltimore. Enjoy the rest of this beautiful weekend!


20 The Blissful Baker June 16, 2012 at 4:11 pm

Your bananay meal looks amazing (even though the yogurt didn’t work out all that well for you!) What is the flying squirrel sneaky cinnamon?


21 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More June 16, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Yeah the starbucks tea mistos have a classic syrup added. They should have asked you if you wanted it sweetened though…(i worked for that company for 5+ years…ha!)


22 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats June 16, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Haha you should have suggested that they use great harvest bread!!


23 Ellie@Fit for the Soul June 16, 2012 at 5:32 pm

That pate is intriguing! I love pate, so perhaps this would be delicious as well? What a fun day you guys had! And I agree that the filmy part of yogurt isn’t too pleasant 😛


24 Sunnie (moderngirlnutrition) June 16, 2012 at 6:17 pm

The sandwich and green juice look delicious! I remember the first time I went to a raw cafe and how surprised I was…and it wasn’t a pleasant surprise! 😉 Now of course I appreciate all healthy food restaurants and would love to try this one!


25 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count June 16, 2012 at 6:24 pm

Lunch looks tasty!


26 Annette @FitnessPerks June 16, 2012 at 6:51 pm

Mmmm green juice! YUMM. Have fun tonight!


27 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles June 16, 2012 at 7:16 pm

Oh how refreshing that juice looks! I agree…a good hearty bread makes a sandwich! Wondering about the colour of your nails! I am going for a pedicure soon to start off the summer and trying to get an idea for a colour! I keep seeing lots of blues…however, I tend to go pinky red…love a pop of colour on my toes for the summer! How about you?


28 Angel7 June 16, 2012 at 8:24 pm

That green drink looks energizing :)

You are right… The sandwich looks like it could have been heartier.


29 kristen @ verbs and vignettes June 16, 2012 at 8:57 pm

mmm, that sandwich is getting me excited for my avocados to ripen! I forgot abou avo for a few weeks. I miss it desperately. and that green juice is making me want to drive the 30 minutes to the one juice shop around here. :p

happy wedding!!! sounds super ecclectic and fun.


30 Caroline June 16, 2012 at 9:21 pm

I agree about the plain Dresming Cow yogurt… Not the most palatable out there. There
Cows don’t have any growth hormones and are grass-fed, so that’s a plus. I recommend
The Dreaming Cow honey-pear flavor. It is quite delicious!


31 Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy June 16, 2012 at 10:01 pm

that sandwich looks delicious! bummer on the yogurt—looks amazing though!


32 Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See June 16, 2012 at 10:07 pm

Hahahah I never thought about being “used” to crunchy places etc., but I suppose that makes sense. At this point, fake meat or green juice doesn’t bother me, but I can see how it would get other people freaked out!


33 samantha @ peach in the city June 16, 2012 at 10:17 pm

I hate watery yogurt too! Bleh. give me the greek. And a tea misto is sweetened but next time just ask for it without sugar!


34 Tiffany June 16, 2012 at 11:10 pm

I really want to try the Wild Squirrel sneaky cinnamon peanut butter but the shipping costs $10 and I can’t justify spending $17 on just 1 jar of peanut butter :( I heard they might be selling it at Whole Foods…I hope that’s true.

Hope you’re having fun at the wedding :)


35 Khushboo June 16, 2012 at 11:40 pm

Starbucks are so good about pleasing their customers- u should have asked them to remake your tea….I know I would have been frustrated :)


36 Micaela June 17, 2012 at 5:20 am

I’m a New Zealander & have never heard of that kind of yoghurt!! I think they’re using our name for marketing purposes :) I do find American yoghurt extremely thick (and almost gelatine-ey) compared to NZ & Australian yoghurt though. Random!


37 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin June 17, 2012 at 6:32 am

It’s always so disappointing when the bread part of a sandwich isn’t good, but the rest of it is. It’s too bad that restaurant didn’t use Great Harvest bread! 😉


38 Meagan June 17, 2012 at 8:47 pm

That first image with the banana and peanut butter made me go bananas!


39 Whitney June 18, 2012 at 7:38 am

Thanks for posting about Zia’s! I work and walk in Towson and am always looking for a good lunch spot. That mall is great for a walk on rainy days too!


40 Ashley @ Hudson on the Potomac June 18, 2012 at 11:36 am

Sandwich looks good! Sorry to hear you didn’t like your breakfast, I’ve never heard of New Zealand style yogurt, I don’t think I would like it either! Your Wild Squirrel PB on top looks great though!


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