Breakfast Pint

December 13, 2009

Green juice in beer glasses is so much more fun :)

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As expected, I didn’t sleep that well and woke up with a bit of a foodover, mostly because I was parched with dehydration! I barely drank any water yesterday. I slept (restlessly) until 9:30. We went to bed at 1AM and I woke up at 7 and knew that was too early to get up.

I decided some vegetable juice would be just what I need (for some reason I can’t drink water when I don’t feel well. It makes me queasy!?)

My juice was made with kale, cucumber, carrot, apple plus ginger and lemon. I LOVE the lemon!!! It covers up the vegetableness and makes it so much like a tart lemonade.

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[FYI, I got this nice little canvas box to keep the juicer in. I keep it on a shelf in the garage and can easily carry it inside to use and back out of the way]

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After my elixir had settled, I made some energizing oatmeal.

I kept it super simple today: banana oats with almond butter.

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  • 1/3 cup oats, milk, water
  • ~2 tbsp 9 grain cereal with more water
  • 1/2 small banana
  • Maranatha pushed into the hot oats so it would melt!

I got this cute tiny spoon at World Market yesterday! Love tiny utensils.

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What do you see? A whale?

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JUST finished breakfast around 10:45! I’m planning to go to a 1PM cycle class at the Y and then study all afternoon with Victoria for our Metabolism final exam tomorrow. It’s rainy and gross out there. Blah. Good day for studying!

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1 Naomi(onefitfoodie) December 13, 2009 at 11:26 am

delicious simple oats, so good once in a while

I love lemon in smoothies too, totally covers up the veggie-ness of the green monster

enjoy your cycle class!! :)

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2 Jocelyn@JocelynEatsFresh December 13, 2009 at 11:33 am

Simple oats = the best! :)

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3 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) December 13, 2009 at 11:37 am

It looks like a whale and an upside down sea otter…they’re just FRIENDS though. No dirty thoughts now :)

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4 christie @ honoring health December 13, 2009 at 11:40 am

Great idea with the canvas tote. I never thought of doing that and because our kitchen is so small, I have to store appliances in random places.

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5 Wendy December 13, 2009 at 11:42 am

I have the same problem with water when I don’t feel good – I can only take tiny sips or it makes me feel yuckier!

Cute spoon!!

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6 Vanessa (Last Night's Leftovers) December 13, 2009 at 11:50 am

I strongly believe that everything looks and tastes better in a beer glass. ;)

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7 Karla December 13, 2009 at 11:51 am

I had a little too much wine and sweet yesterday at my ugly sweater party. A huge green monster and a liter of water made me feel a ton better this morning! Funny how the simplest things can make a world of difference!

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8 Marisa (Loser for Life) December 13, 2009 at 11:52 am

I know what you mean about a foodover. Sometimes that’s almost as bad as a hangover! I also notice I don’t drink enough water if I eat a little more at a party!

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9 Madeline @ Greens and Jeans December 13, 2009 at 11:54 am

That spoon is too cute! Food hangovers are awful. I feel just as dysfunctional as I would with a “real” hangover!

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10 MarathonVal December 13, 2009 at 11:54 am

I LOVE your idea to store your juicer in a cute canvas bag!!! I’m definitely stealing that idea. I have a love-hate relationship with my large appliances since I can’t live without them, but I could live without the clutter they cause!

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11 Estela @ Weekly Bite December 13, 2009 at 11:57 am

It’s rainy and yucky in DC too!

Good luck studying :)

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12 Lauren @ Reading and Running December 13, 2009 at 11:58 am

Yup, definitely see the whale! Oats look delicious, almost exactly what I had this morning also! Good luck with your studying today. Seems like it is rainy and gross everywhere in the country lately!

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13 Food Makes Fun Fuel December 13, 2009 at 12:02 pm

I love tiny utensils, too. I still eat oatmeal with my baby spoon :-)

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14 Liz December 13, 2009 at 12:14 pm

I HATE foodovers, the WORST thing ever! I totally know what you mean about not being able to drink water, if my stomach feels off even a little bit, water is a no no

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15 Julie @savvyeats December 13, 2009 at 12:17 pm

I can’t drink water when I feel sick either! Glad it isn’t just me!

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16 Katie December 13, 2009 at 12:25 pm

Whale in the cup!

I was thinking you had some beer this early!

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Have a good day!

Katie

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17 Bronwyn December 13, 2009 at 12:27 pm

Hmmm. Sometimes a simple bowl of oats is the best.

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18 Sarah R December 13, 2009 at 12:30 pm

Wow–that’s the most simple bowl of oats I’ve seen from you in quite some time! The basics are always the best after indulgences!

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19 Light Delight with TouTou December 13, 2009 at 12:34 pm

I love that spoooon! you should pull it out and let us see all of it:-D

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20 Kath December 13, 2009 at 3:53 pm

That’s what she said!?

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21 KatieTX December 13, 2009 at 9:03 pm

hahahahahahah I laughed so hard at that. I love being a 17yr old boy on the inside

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22 Sam (Merit to the Carrot) December 13, 2009 at 12:36 pm

Simple oats are the best sometimes, especially when accompanied by green juice! I need a juicer, that stuff looks so good!

Have a good study sesh, and good luck on your exam!

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23 Carolyn December 13, 2009 at 12:41 pm

Same weather here. Think I’m gonna head to the gym around 6:30 (just enough time to workout before they close). Right now, I’m making gumbo.

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24 ashleigh December 13, 2009 at 12:42 pm

harpoon is the best :) most of my glasses are from their tours and their festivals!

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25 Cynthia (It All Changes) December 13, 2009 at 12:54 pm

I made a similar breakfast with oatbran yesterday. It was nice and calmed down my stomach issues.

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26 Stacey December 13, 2009 at 1:07 pm

It’s gross out there! I’m still in my jammies and taking some time off from studying! I had my diet tech exam yesterday and a BIG portion of it was what happens to the body when it’s under metabolic stress and acute illness, am I weird that I think that stuff is cool?? :D

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27 Lily @ Lily's Health Pad December 13, 2009 at 1:10 pm

I’m the same way about not being able to drink water when not feeling well! Waking up with a bit of a hangover makes me crave diet soda for some reason. The thought of water makes me nauseous.

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28 Gelareh @ Orange Truffle December 13, 2009 at 1:17 pm

There is nothing better than a glass of goodness aka green juice in the morning :)

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29 Chelsea December 13, 2009 at 1:19 pm

I have to admit that your utensil drawer would drive me nuts. I like things to match and will never buy a one off (or 2 off) of anything. It has to come in sets. I’m crazy.

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30 Kath December 13, 2009 at 3:53 pm

You’d think I’d be the same way!

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31 Kristen @ Change of Pace December 13, 2009 at 1:25 pm

I’m sorry you are feeling yucky… Hopefully it was worth every last lovely bite! :)

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32 Christy December 13, 2009 at 1:50 pm

Love the spoon… I’ve seen those at World Market, they have the coolest stuff there! And good luck with metab!

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33 Sophie December 13, 2009 at 2:02 pm

I think I see an elephant :)

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34 Susan December 13, 2009 at 2:10 pm

I love that spoon!
And this is going to sound weird, but I see a nematod! Too much bio studying maybe?

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35 Niki F December 13, 2009 at 2:26 pm

Love the Prancer mug! How cute and Christmas-y!

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36 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope December 13, 2009 at 2:31 pm

Sounds like a perfect juice to recover from last night. I always feel so much better when I have something healthy and wholesome in me to start my day!

Good luck on the studying!

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37 oatmeal December 13, 2009 at 2:32 pm

That is an amazing spoon!
And the green smoothie in the beer glass made me laugh–maybe you should actually add some beer to the mixture! ;)
Good luck for your exam tomorrow! [I should probably get back to studying myself!]

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38 amanda December 13, 2009 at 2:48 pm

I agree…food hangovers are horrible. They make you just want to lay around all day

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39 lynn (The Actors Diet) December 13, 2009 at 2:51 pm

i don’t drink beer but i love beer glasses!

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40 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is December 13, 2009 at 2:54 pm

Love the juice in a beer glass. :)

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41 Sana December 13, 2009 at 3:06 pm

I see the whale :) Good luck on your final!

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42 Jenna December 13, 2009 at 4:43 pm

yummy simple oats!

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43 sarah m December 13, 2009 at 5:00 pm

i bought the matching little fork! it’s my new fave! i just adore world market.

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44 Katie December 13, 2009 at 5:37 pm

I can’t drink water when I feel sick either. I can pound the tea though! And I am sitting at my desk working in crappy weather right now also. I think the entire country is getting wet?!?

Your photos are always so stunning. I think of your blog when I take photos for mine. Can’t wait for my new camera…and some new skills.

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45 maria December 13, 2009 at 5:52 pm

I love using tiny spoons, too. It makes me take the time to sit and enjoy my meal, rather than shovel it in!

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46 Anna K. December 13, 2009 at 6:24 pm

Hey Kath! Great post, as always. What kind of juicer do you use and do you have any tips/recommendations when it comes to brands and features?
Love your blog!

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47 Kath December 13, 2009 at 7:42 pm

Anna,
Here’s the post when I got the juicer. The only kind I’ve ever tried is this one (mine and my friends’) and it’s awesome. juices whole lemons and apples. It’s about $150 I think.

Kath

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