Chocolate a l’Orange

February 14, 2011

ValentinesBlog 

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I woke up parched and seriously craving an orange this morning. Too much vino!

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I turned the orange into a smoothie – and brought in orange granola and chocolate hazelnut butter to turn a single orange into a holiday-appropriate breakfast!

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Chocolate a l’Orange Smoothie

Serves 2

  • 1 orange, peeled
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp ground flax

Toppings

  • Orange scented granola
  • Drizzle of chocolate hazelnut butter

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Chocolate cup recipe is coming soon!

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1 Christie {Nourishing Eats} February 14, 2011 at 9:20 am

This smoothie looks awesome! Happy Valentines Day, Kath!!

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2 Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin February 14, 2011 at 9:22 am

Happy Valentine’s Day, Kath! That smoothie looks delicious!

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3 Mary (Sisters Running the Kitchen) February 14, 2011 at 9:22 am

did you like the chocolate hazelnut butter? Well, I guess if you like Nutella then you would like Justin’s version? I tried Justin’s Chocolate PB and wasn’t too crazy about it.

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4 KathEats February 14, 2011 at 9:23 am

Yes, I love it!

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5 Kiran February 14, 2011 at 9:24 am

Yum-O! Happy V-day :)

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6 Holly @ Couch Potato Athlete February 14, 2011 at 9:24 am

I immediately thought of those chocolate orange balls — the ones that look like an orange but they are made of chocolate — I hope you know what I mean. I used to love to slam them on the counter to break apart the pieces. So good!

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7 Ann @ Day by Day February 14, 2011 at 9:33 am

When I traveled last summer, I knew that I would have a hard time find any good nut butter in Europe, so I took a ton of those Justin’s packets! I mostly had honey peanut butter and almond butter, but I had one or two chocolate hazelnut ones and they were so good. Perfect size!

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8 Meg February 14, 2011 at 9:37 am

Chocolate is a necessity on Valentines Day :D

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9 Jo February 14, 2011 at 9:39 am

@Holly — Those are Terry’s chocolate oranges — whack and unwrap!

The smoothie looks tasty, but I didn’t think you could mix milk and orange–doesn’t the milk curdle?

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10 KathEats February 14, 2011 at 9:42 am

It was fine for me!

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11 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) February 14, 2011 at 9:39 am

I miss me some Justin’s Hazel packets. Beautiful placemat!

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12 Justeen @ Blissful Baking February 14, 2011 at 9:48 am

What a perfect smoothie for Valentine’s Day! Chocolate on this holiday is a must! I haven’t had any yet, but I will DEFINITELY be indulging in some later today! :)

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13 Valerie @ City|Life|Eats February 14, 2011 at 9:52 am

I have been loving SIABs lately. The Chocoberry one last week totally inspired me, and this one is beautiful as well!

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14 Eliz@The Sweet Life February 14, 2011 at 9:53 am

I LOVE the combo of chocolate and orange–http://www.amazon.com/Terrys-Chocolate-Orange-6-17-Ounce-Boxes/dp/B001LN4IZS is one of my favorites!!

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15 cathyb@brightbakes February 14, 2011 at 9:53 am

awesome combo…I love oranges in SIABS…you can almost feel your immune system revving up :)
love,
cathy b.

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16 Heather (heathers dish) February 14, 2011 at 9:55 am

Orange and chocolate are amazing together…fabulous breakfast!

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17 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg February 14, 2011 at 9:58 am

Love that spoon (as always)! Happy Valentine’s Day!!

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18 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) February 14, 2011 at 10:00 am

The smoothie looks so good! Love the orange chocolate combo in this. Have a great day Kath!

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19 Katy (The Singing Runner) February 14, 2011 at 10:02 am

Mmmmm! Looks amazing! It seems like you have so many different types of granola!

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20 Heather February 14, 2011 at 10:03 am

Can’t wait for the chocolate cups recipe!

Love the red placemats -have a great valentines day!

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21 Caitlyn (A Spoonful of Life) February 14, 2011 at 10:04 am

I like the holiday appropriate plate mats! Very LOVE-LY!

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22 Kaitlin February 14, 2011 at 10:13 am

Yum!! The orange smoothie looks great. I’m always wary of putting citrus in smoothies because of the inner white stringy parts. But this looks delicious!

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23 Amy February 14, 2011 at 10:14 am

It has literally never occured to me to put an orange in a smoothie. I’m definitely going to try it!

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24 Natalia - a side of simple February 14, 2011 at 10:17 am

Oranges and chocolate = one of the best combinations ever. Happy Valentine’s Day, Kath!!

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25 Jess (Sweet Potato) February 14, 2011 at 10:20 am

Look awesome! Happy valentines day!

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26 Amanda (Eating Up) February 14, 2011 at 10:23 am

Love the color choices for the photos!

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27 grace b February 14, 2011 at 10:33 am

Okay so I don’t want to ruin the perfect 26 comments here but I am in AWE of how many different types of granolas and nut butters you have. It would be awesome to see a post on all the varieties you have–unless I missed that somewhere?

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28 KathEats February 14, 2011 at 10:34 am

I get lots of samples! They are always cycling out too. The Orange Ambrosial is now gone1

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29 lynn @ the actor's diet February 14, 2011 at 10:38 am

i knew i can count on your for some red + chocolate this morning! happy vday kath!

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30 Hope February 14, 2011 at 10:42 am

What a festive breakfast! I love all of the V-day touches! Happy Valentine’s Day!! :)

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31 Anne @ Baking Me February 14, 2011 at 10:46 am

Festive and delicious, love it! Happy Valentine’s Day!

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32 Britne @ Shabbott's Habits February 14, 2011 at 10:48 am

Ohhh I just love choc hazlenut spreads and those oats look amazing. I made some strawberries with a Nutella stuffing for my Valentine. Happy hearts day!

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33 skinnyrunner February 14, 2011 at 10:55 am

dang girl, youre festive and creative with your breakfast! i like the placemats more since chocolate and orange is one of my lesser fav chocolate combos.

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34 Lindsey February 14, 2011 at 10:58 am

Are those placemats scrapbook paper from Michaels? Because I literally just bought that SAME paper yesterday at the store!

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35 KathEats February 14, 2011 at 10:59 am

Yup!

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36 Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles February 14, 2011 at 11:01 am

Look at that festive presentation for Valentine’s Day – so fun!

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37 Amanda- The Nutritionist Reviews February 14, 2011 at 11:01 am

I love the placemat! Happy Valentine’s Day to you!

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38 Alaina February 14, 2011 at 11:12 am

Yummy breakfast! Happy Valentine’s Day!! :-)

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39 Jen @ keepitsimplefoods.com February 14, 2011 at 11:20 am

Happy V-day!

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40 Shannon @ A Better Me February 14, 2011 at 11:25 am

I LOVE that spoon!!!!

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41 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat February 14, 2011 at 11:32 am

Looks perfect! I love all the colours!

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42 Sarah @ onelovesarah February 14, 2011 at 11:45 am

love that smoothie combo. Happy Valentines Day!

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43 Mary @ Bites and Bliss February 14, 2011 at 12:19 pm

Yum!! Talk about a perfect Valentine’s Day breakfast!

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44 Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen February 14, 2011 at 12:31 pm

LOVE the placemats

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45 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey February 14, 2011 at 12:51 pm

I”ve always wondered how an orange in oatmeal would taste – have you ever had it like that before?

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46 KathEats February 14, 2011 at 1:31 pm

I haven’t – guess I should!

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47 Christin@purplebirdblog February 14, 2011 at 12:53 pm

The chocolate/orange combo always ends up tasting like Tootsie Rolls to me!! :)

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48 Candice February 14, 2011 at 1:16 pm

Hi! Just wanted to let you know I tried my first oatmeal with chia seeds, Nuttzo, and Ollieberry jam this morning – ah-mazing!!! Thanks for the suggestions. And, have you had Ollieberry jam before?

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49 KathEats February 14, 2011 at 1:31 pm

I have not!

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50 Katie February 14, 2011 at 1:20 pm

orange and chocolate = amazing!

I remember I use to get these chocolate orange candy things all the time, it was shaped like an orange and you would break it into pieces , like orange slices, it was sooooooo good! Ever since having those , I loved the orange and chocolate combo!

Happy Valentines Day to you guys!!

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51 Kelsey @ Clean Teen Kelsey February 14, 2011 at 1:57 pm

I literally just finished spooning this smoothie for breakfast; it was wonderful! I topped mine with shredded coconut, Ancient Grains granola, coconut butter and some Justin’s Chocolate Hazelnut. I also ended up adding ice to the smoothie, because I wanted more volume. :) Thanks so much!

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52 Namaste Gurl February 14, 2011 at 2:38 pm

How fun! WHat a new twist to the usual breakfast valentines day ideas… I did chocolate- coconut- strawberry yesterday, but that’s pretty typical of vday :)

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53 Maria @ The Fitted Apron February 14, 2011 at 3:15 pm

Happy Valentine’s Day Kath!

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54 Hannah February 14, 2011 at 6:18 pm

I do love the chocolate part of this, but for some reason the combination of chocolate and orange has always made my stomach turn. :(

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55 Eating Bird Food February 14, 2011 at 6:52 pm

Happy v-day Kath!

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56 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin February 14, 2011 at 7:26 pm

I’ve always wanted to try orange in a smoothie but I was never sure how it would work out with the milk. That’s good to know that it works!

Happy Valentine’s Day. :)

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57 Rachel @ Healthy Teacher February 14, 2011 at 10:23 pm

That sounds delicious, but I don’t think it would be the same without the toppings you used.

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58 Cyndi Egold September 3, 2011 at 11:03 am

Can’t wait to try this recipe with the new (at least to me) Pacific hazelnut milk! Thanks for the great ideas.

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59 M.D. February 4, 2012 at 5:47 pm

This one is a winner! What a morning starter.

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