C Is For Chocolate

February 14, 2010

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And Carrot-Cucumber-Kale Juice

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And Caftea Chocolate Cherry Cordial Coffee mixed with Christmas Blend decaf

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And Chia Seed-Cottage Cheese oats with Cacao Bliss and Cacao Nibs and Carrot Raisin Walnut Muffin

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And Cute Husband to share it all with

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Which I am NOT.

I never, ever, ever want to have more than ONE alcoholic beverage in a night. There is absolutely nothing good that comes from alcohol!! I only had about 2-2.5 normal-sized glasses over the course of FIVE HOURS last night. No problem for the normal person. But for my pure self (Katherine translates to pure) it was enough to make me Cranky when I got up this morning.

Relative to my hungover college days, I feel fine. But relative to how I feel on a normal morning, I feel like Crap!

Didn’t sleep well, am dehydrated, the works.

I had planned to make green juice for Matt this morning so that worked out well as an energy tonic.

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Kale + carrots + cuc + orange + lemon

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Love how it always comes out looking like rainbow sherbet :)

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It came out quite lemony but it was nutritious and delicious!

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I had plans to make pancakes this morning but I decided on the day of L.O.V.E. I should make my favorite breakfast

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Unfortunately it wasn’t very good :( Well, it tasted great, but I just wasn’t in the mood for this combination. And was feeling really shakey and "stomach might eat itself" starving so I wolfed it down :(

The Mix:

  • 1/3 cup oats, milk, water, pinch salt
  • Half banana
  • 1/2 tbsp chia seeds 
  • 1/4 cup cottage cheese


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To prevent the Caffeine headache:

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What a fun C-inspired breakfast!

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But K is still the best letter!!

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

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1 Freya @ foodfitnessandfreya.wordpress.com February 14, 2010 at 9:51 am

Ooh I’m sorry you feel so rough! I don’t drink anymore, so I know the feeling!! Was it worth it at the time?
Looovve your oats combo, it looks fab :) I hope your day perks up a bit! That juice should help :p


2 Rose-Anne February 14, 2010 at 9:52 am

Aw, Kath, what a bummer! I don’t have much alcohol tolerance either, so I’m sympathetic to your unhappiness this morning. Listen to that tummy and give it what it wants. I hope you feel better soon and have a LOVE-ly day 😉 (A pun just for you!)


3 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) February 14, 2010 at 10:10 am

Cheer up, Kath!! (I would have made that C in orange and large font if I could) I hope that veggie juice cancels out all the alchy in your body. HAPPY V-DAY LOVELY!!


4 christie @ honoring health February 14, 2010 at 10:12 am

I am the same way, I am a major lightweight in my old age 😀

I love my green juice to taste lemony. My current fav combo is beet, cuke, romaine, lemon, carrots.


5 Madeline @ Greens and Jeans February 14, 2010 at 10:15 am

Even when I was in college I was done-zo after 3 drinks! There are few feelings worse than a hangover! Hope you can shake the lousy feeling soon!


6 Andrea February 14, 2010 at 10:15 am

I hope you feel better. Going for a nice walk always helps me. Exercise is the cure for everything I think. Wait, no, chocolate and peanut butter are, but exercise helps!


7 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg February 14, 2010 at 10:22 am

That’s a lot of C’s!!! :-)

Sorry to hear that you’re feeling bad :-( Yeah, I definitely cannot have more than a glass or two of wine now without feeling it. Such a change from my college days!!!


8 Karla February 14, 2010 at 10:26 am

Oh no! Sorry to hear you had a rough start to a day of love!
Drinking a lot gets to me too! It’s frustrating because I loooove the taste of wine! But one glass is pretty much it for me too!
Happy Valentine’s Day! Feel better soon!


9 Jenn (www. j3nn.net ) February 14, 2010 at 10:31 am

Aww, sorry about how you feel. I woke up feleing very achy, but for other reasons–horrormones!! :(

Your oats look great anyway. :)

Have a Happy Valentine’s Day!! 😀



10 Marisa (Loser for Life) February 14, 2010 at 10:32 am

Ugh, I hate the after affects of alcohol, too! It’s so fun…during… but, the after stinks!

Your breakfast looks good to me! As does that chocolate coffee – YUM!


11 Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) February 14, 2010 at 10:37 am

After a few drinks, I am always STARVING and a little shaky the next morning. I wonder if alcohol affects blood sugar levels? Your green juice looks very cleansing!


12 Estela @ Weekly Bite February 14, 2010 at 10:40 am

Bummer you’re not feeling well! Your “C” post is super cute though!

Have a great day!


13 Jessica @ The Process of Healing February 14, 2010 at 10:41 am

Aw Kath hope you feel better!!! I’m sure all that green will help. And I know how you feel. One glass of wine and I feel it…
For the record, your oats look amazing!


14 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is February 14, 2010 at 10:43 am

When I drink, I can never sleep well either. I toss and turn and am up early, feeling dehydrated and crappy. I’m with ya girl!


15 Jentree February 14, 2010 at 10:45 am

Sorry you woke up not feeling to swell this morning! I wanted to thank you for the idea of drinking tonic water with a lime while out and about. My husband and I are needing to save money to move for school. But I still love going out to watch live music with my friends, so last night I had tonic water with a lime and little black straw all night :) I probably saved $10-$15 dollars (including the tip)! I try not to drink much anyway but find myself needing something to hold or sip on, so this works great! =) I may have to ask them for a cherry next time!


16 Sarah R February 14, 2010 at 10:49 am

Your post is so energetic that you totally fooled me about not feeling well. Hopefully the day will turn around for you and that green juice and nutritious breakfast will help. Have a wonderful Valentines Day!


17 Alison February 14, 2010 at 10:58 am

yikess sorry about the hangover. you’re right–at least it’s not as bad as the ones in college. glad you had fun with your friends though and now you have the day to recover.


18 andrea February 14, 2010 at 11:00 am

I feel the sane way a morning after drinking but yet I still do it a few times per month. I love socializing with my friends and its usually over beers or margaritas at our fav places. How do I wean myself of of this!!


19 Sophie February 14, 2010 at 11:02 am

Where did you get those bowls??? They are Cute!


20 Kath February 14, 2010 at 11:03 am



21 Sami Rivard February 14, 2010 at 11:03 am

Don’t worry Kath! It happens to us all.


22 Heather (Heather's Dish) February 14, 2010 at 11:06 am

you’re adorable…i love how every post is still fantastic even if you’re not feeling so hot! hope you guys have a wonderful day today! :)


23 Morgan @ Healthy Happy Place February 14, 2010 at 11:26 am

hangovers are rough..hope the green juice can get you back up and running!

Happy Valentine’s Day! :)


24 Nicole, RD February 14, 2010 at 11:43 am

Funny you wrote this because I was feeling the SAME WAY this morning. Not that I drank a lot (2 beers!), but my body was NOT ready for my hockey game this morning. I have a headache, am dehydrated, and just don’t feel “clear”. Not worth it!! 1 drink only is my new goal for evenings out — even though I love the taste, too much is just not a good thing! Happy V-day!


25 Retrokali February 14, 2010 at 11:47 am

I would like to pay you a compliment. I just recently started reading your blog, and I am hooked. I like your blog because it is not anal retentive. A lot of healthy food blogs are like that, but I can really tell that you take great pleasure in eating the way you do, which is an inspiration. I can tell your heart is in it. ( instead of your head)
Also, I like the fact that you EAT! Eating is normal, eating is human!
Thank you for the effort you put into this blog. :)


26 Kath February 14, 2010 at 4:04 pm

Thank you so much!


27 Lauren @ A Fit Foodie February 14, 2010 at 11:53 am

I’ve been following for a little while now and decided to finally comment. Love all the food you eat and it inspires me to incorporate new things into my diet as well. Like the green juice. I’m pretty bad at getting out of my little food box sometimes but I need to! And I think maybe I’d like it! Thanks for being real. Look forward to reading more!


28 Kath February 14, 2010 at 4:04 pm



29 Marissa February 14, 2010 at 11:57 am

Sorry you’re feeling yucky. I’ve actually thought the same thing about alcohol. For me, there’s really nothing good about consuming it. I drank my fair share of it in college, and over the past year (I’m 28 now) have barely drank any. I truly do not miss it. All it does for me is throw my entire body outta whack!


30 Ameena February 14, 2010 at 12:00 pm

So sorry you aren’t feeling well this morning! I don’t drink so I can’t really relate but I’m sure it was probably worth it at the time!

Happy Valentine’s Day. I hope you feel better soon.


31 Ally (Exercise and Pies) February 14, 2010 at 12:01 pm

well, everything looks amazing but i’m sorry you didn’t feel up to par! Hopefully you feel better soon. I love your juice at breakfast but I don’t know if I could stomach veggies that early in the day? I guess you can’t knock it til you try it though


32 Monica (Musings of The Granola Girl) February 14, 2010 at 12:04 pm

I’ve been following your blog for a bit (after googling oatmeal recipes and stumbling across it!) and you’ve inspired me to try all sorts of oatmeal combinations!
I love your bowls & mugs, so cute! :)
btw that green juice also looks absolutely delicious- what kind of juicer do you use??
(I’ve added you to my blogroll, also)


33 Kath February 14, 2010 at 4:05 pm

A Breville Juice Fountain


34 Sam (Merit to the Carrot) February 14, 2010 at 12:14 pm

Lovely breakfast for V-day :) Feel MUCH better, Kath. Enjoy your day!


35 Cynthia C. February 14, 2010 at 12:20 pm

C if for chocolate for me today. Hunni bought me the sugar free kind since he knows my stomach can’t handle the sugar.

Sorry you feel cranky. Hopefully the coffee and juice will help.


36 [email protected] February 14, 2010 at 12:20 pm

that looks like I great breakfast, I totally understand you on the hangover! It stinks big time!!


37 Katie February 14, 2010 at 12:27 pm

That juice looks amazing, send me some!


Gong Xi Fa Cai – Happy New Year, Year of the Tiger


38 Hannah February 14, 2010 at 12:50 pm

Couldn’t agree with you more about not having more than one drink a night! (I’m lucky to have more than one every two months, to be honest!) I can’t understand how people willingly constantly drink so much and feel sick so regularly!!

On the up side, I love the way the light on your glasses of juice makes it looks layered in a diagonal pattern! :)


39 lynn (The Actors Diet) February 14, 2010 at 12:53 pm

happy vday and happy chinese new year! make sure to eat some noodles today for a long life!


40 Kristilyn (My 29th Year) February 14, 2010 at 1:01 pm

Sorry to hear you’re cranky today! I’ve gotten to the point where I only like having 1 or 2 drinks in a night or I start to feel like garbage.

Your breakfast looks great – as does that juice!

Happy Valentine’s Day!



41 Stef February 14, 2010 at 1:02 pm

love all the Cs! happy valentine’s day to you, hope you feel better! alcohol has teh same effect on me :/


42 Daniel February 14, 2010 at 1:07 pm

Aww, I’m really sorry to hear that your morning didn’t go well.
I mean that in 100% honest sympathy – I totally know what it feels like to wake up in a not-so-great mood / feeling, and it’s probably one of the worst things that I can experience.
I hope that your day gets better! Have a happy Valentine’s Day~


43 Stacey February 14, 2010 at 1:13 pm

Happy Valentines Day!! Ohhh seeing your French press coffee is making me drooooolllllll. Sorry you feel so crappy :( Hope you have a good run with Emily!


44 Meg February 14, 2010 at 1:14 pm

Hi Kath! Sorry you aren’t feeling great this morning, but I hope that it turns around and you have a splendid Valentine’s Day! :)

I asked you if you considered a dog, and you mentioned a daschaund – I actually have had one for 14 years, and I couldn’t ask for a sweeter, more loyal and better companion than she’s been. She really knows how to brighten ANY down day with just a glance. I think rescuing one is a great idea! They are amazing dogs, not to mention adorable 😉


45 Kath February 14, 2010 at 4:05 pm

Awww glad to hear it!


46 Abby February 14, 2010 at 1:27 pm

That juice does look good! I hope you feel better!!! I don’t like to dirnk because I don’t sleep well…so I generally avoid it!


47 Kristen @ Change of Pace February 14, 2010 at 1:39 pm

Ugh… I’m sorry you are feeling crappy. I hate that feeling. It really isn’t worth ruining the next day for a couple of drinks… Ya know? My limit is 2 and that’s it because I know how crappy I’ll feel the next day :(


48 Gretchen February 14, 2010 at 1:42 pm

Drinking and hangovers are soooo much worse as you get older! Hope you get to feeling better! Happy Valentine’s Day! :)


49 Amy February 14, 2010 at 2:11 pm

I hear you on the hangover front! If I have more than a glass of wine I wake up feeling super dehydrated and cranky…not fun. Hope you feel better and enjoy your valentines day!


50 Heather February 14, 2010 at 2:18 pm

cute post, love it! Happy Valentine’s day!


51 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] February 14, 2010 at 2:20 pm

Aw, “pure” Hillary is feeling icky after a night of drinking too =/ Green juice sounds like a great idea. Hope you have a lovely day and feel well soon!


52 GurlOnA"Diet" February 14, 2010 at 2:24 pm

awww i hope you feel better! People around me say that ginger and lemon tea is the best for those headaches!


53 Cole February 14, 2010 at 2:30 pm

Yeah, feeling hungover is probably the worst feeling ever. Happy Valentine’s Day though!


54 Stacey February 14, 2010 at 3:01 pm

You oatmeal looks good, I’m a big fan of oatmeal and chocolate, epecially on v-day


55 [email protected]://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ February 14, 2010 at 3:02 pm

Happy Valentines day


56 Kelly February 14, 2010 at 3:19 pm

Happy Valentine’s day to you!! I hope your day gets much better and your system is able to eliminate all those toxins that are making you feel like crap!!

Enjoy the day with your hubby! You deserve it!


57 Sarah @ Daily Nibbles February 14, 2010 at 3:26 pm

Happy Valentine’s Day! I love your mugs and bowls. Where do you get them?


58 Kath February 14, 2010 at 4:05 pm

Crate + Barrel, CB2, Pier 1


59 Penny (Blonde Bibliophile) February 14, 2010 at 3:54 pm

Wow. And I thought the green monster I had for breakfast was healthy. Your green juice makes my green juice quiver in fear!


60 Nelly February 14, 2010 at 3:59 pm

We have GREAT HARVEST in our grocery store…I just noticed it today. I GOT the cinnamon roll bread. amazing…..wow…you are lucky to have the baker in your house :)


61 Kath February 14, 2010 at 4:05 pm

Yay :)


62 Ashley February 14, 2010 at 6:02 pm

Love this post but don’t love your [C]rummy feeling this morning…lame!! I feel the same way with alc. The other night I indulged in 3 glasses of wine but chugged water alongside and big glass before bed. It worked like a charm but it’s a pain to remember to do! That juice is gorgeous!!! I want a juicer waaaaa 😉


63 Heather @ Side of Sneakers February 14, 2010 at 6:53 pm

I hate how alcohol makes you feel like crap (especially post-college days). Red wine is the worst for next morning crankiness too :(


64 kara February 14, 2010 at 7:52 pm

K is by far the best letter!!


65 Lee February 14, 2010 at 8:01 pm

I still like to drink, but make sure not to have any alcohol at all the night before a long run. It makes a huge difference! If I have even one drink the night before, I can definitely tell.


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