Cinnamon Banana Blend

April 28, 2011

Morning. I didn’t sleep very well last night :( My brain was racing all night about all there is to do, and then storms and a tornado watch kept me up around 4-5.


But I realize the storms were much worse in other parts of the country. I hope April is almost finished.


I slept in late and had a phone call before I could get to breakfast, so it was late coming!

Cinnamon Banana Dough Boy Smoothie!

Read abou the Dough Boy Smoothie here!]


Put in blender last night:

  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup Banana Mango drinkable yogurt
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 sprinkles cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup raw rolled oats

This morning:

Blend away!

This version was more liquidy than doughy – I’d cut back just a bit on the milk next time.

Toppings: Crumbled FANNEtastic Oat Puff Ball + coconut butter + a few small PB crumbles


With Numi Moroccan Mint



Forgot to post these bakery shots last night!!!

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I’ve got 5 back-to-back phone interviews to do this morning. I’m nervous!!

Have a great one!

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1 Ann @ Day by Day April 28, 2011 at 8:30 am

I was up a lot of the night Tuesday night with the weather too. I can’t believe how much damage was done, especially in Alabama. 5 phone interviews makes for a very busy morning! I hope they go very well!


2 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg April 28, 2011 at 8:31 am

Man, crazy weather everywhere this week!!! It definitely makes for poor sleep, that’s for sure!


3 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table April 28, 2011 at 8:32 am

The bakery is looking great! The “bread” is really cool. :)


4 Lauren April 28, 2011 at 8:33 am

Good luck with the interviews! These storms are really terrible, so many people are dying, it’s tragic…


5 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) April 28, 2011 at 8:33 am

Sorry about the sleep. I had the same problem. I was terrified all night last night! Good luck on the interviews! I know you’ll do great!


6 Lisa Fine April 28, 2011 at 8:34 am

Hearing about all of those storms is so scary.

I tried a dough smoothie, but I think mine needed more liquid. Something about it was too thick, so I’m going to keep adjusting the proportions.

The interviews will be great – just think, they’ll be much more nervous than you, and for a good reason. You get to make the decisions. :) Good luck!


7 Dee April 28, 2011 at 8:34 am

oh yikes! tornado warnings would have kept me up all night too.


8 CJ Weaber April 28, 2011 at 8:36 am

The bakery looks like it’s really coming together!! I have never commented before but I am
A long time reader and I am always very inspired by your posts. I actually had my first great harvest experience this weekend as I enjoyed a morning glory muffin and my husband devoured nearly half a loaf of Easter bread! Hopefully we can visit your store sometime this summer! Good luck finishing everything up!


9 KathEats April 28, 2011 at 8:36 am

Thanks for your comment! glad you got to try GH :)


10 Holly @ The Runny Egg April 28, 2011 at 8:37 am

I love the bakery shots. How exciting!

I tend to sleep really well when it storms. Sure I wake up a million times, but when I am asleep it seems to be really deep sleep.


11 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat April 28, 2011 at 8:40 am

Our weather has been crazy here too – apparently there may have been a tornado that touched down right outside of where I live but I was in my office all day (no windows) so I was completely oblivious to the fact that it was storming! Breakfast looks amazing this morning. I haven’t tried the dough boy smoothie yet but banana and cinnamon are 2 of my all time favourite ingredients!


12 Freya (Brit Chick Runs) April 28, 2011 at 8:43 am

Ooh I heard about the storms on the radio this morning – it sounds like they were pretty bad :(
It seems like the bakery colours match your blog colours! Was that on purpose? They’re beautiful colours either way – very welcoming :)


13 Melissa April 28, 2011 at 8:45 am

Don’t be nervous! You will be fantastic!

Cinnamon and banana make my heart happy. Unfortunately, I am nursing a sore throat, so it’s a cup of broth for breakfast today. Not exactly breakfast-y, but it’s the only thing that sounded good! :(


14 Angie @ Musings of a Violet Monkey April 28, 2011 at 8:46 am

I think parts of Clt were hit with the storm last night, but it passed us over down on the SE side of town. I really hope this windy weather is finishing up, too. We are looking to put our new gazebo up this weekend (the last one was destroyed by wind about 6 wks ago!). I don’t want the new one to meet the same fate, but I’m tired of living without it!

Breakfast looks great… mine is rather bland this morning for some reason. (Oatmeal with fresh local strawberries. Should be good… but it definitely needs something!).



15 Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food April 28, 2011 at 8:53 am

The bakery is looking amazing!

of course that dough boy smoothie doesn’t look too bad either :)


16 Lauren at Keep It Sweet April 28, 2011 at 8:55 am

Wow, the bakery is looking great!


17 Christine @ Merf In Progress April 28, 2011 at 8:56 am

With the wind and the storms outside right now, I think a cup of mint tea would hit the spot.


18 Justeen @ Blissful Baking April 28, 2011 at 9:01 am

It so neat to see the bakery coming together!! I can’t wait til it’s finished!


19 Liz @ Tip Top Shape April 28, 2011 at 9:08 am

That breakfast looks so good!!! Making me seriously consider “second breakfast”! lol


20 stacey (the home-cooked vegan) April 28, 2011 at 9:12 am

My boyfriend woke me up at 3 am so we could round up the animals and head next door to his work place for safety! It was crazy weather!! We didn’t get it as bad as Alabama and some other parts of the U.S. thank goodness…

Let’s hope May is a calmer month! :) have fun interviewing!


21 kaila @ healthyhelper! April 28, 2011 at 9:12 am

OMG what an amazing combo! Cinnamon and banana are great together! Especially in creamy smoothies! I made my first dough boy smoothie the other day….so this will have to be the second variety I try!


22 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope April 28, 2011 at 9:13 am

Love the cinnamon addition! And thanks for the bakery shots. It’s so incredible to be a part of this process. Looks fabulous!


23 Jess April 28, 2011 at 9:14 am

I’m making me and Mikey B a strawberry nana dough boy smoothie tomorrow. You got me hooked!!

You guys are doing a great job with the bakery! This weekend you can enjoy your relaxation with us :-)


24 KathEats April 28, 2011 at 11:23 am

Awwww – I hope he loves it!!

Excited for Sat!


25 Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen April 28, 2011 at 9:17 am

The bakery looks fantastic!! I would have been up, too – tornados scare the sh@# out of me.


26 Kim @ Spoonful of Sass April 28, 2011 at 9:19 am

Good luck with the interviews! I think it’s just as hard to be the interviewer as it is to be the interviewee.


27 Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing April 28, 2011 at 9:22 am

Bakery is really coming along! Lovin’ the color scheme.


28 Lucy @ The Sweet Touch April 28, 2011 at 9:26 am

Kath, the pictures look great! Just remember, it might still be another month or two but it won’t be long before you can look back on all of this and be soooo happy you pushed through to reach your goals. You two are doing a great job!


29 Katie April 28, 2011 at 9:27 am

Is there a trick to getting out of the photo slide show? Have tried everything and usually end up just closing my browser all together, which is completely annoying. It happens on both firefox and IE.


30 Jessica April 28, 2011 at 10:12 am

just click the full sized picture again and it goes away.


31 KathEats April 28, 2011 at 11:24 am

In Chrome there’s a button for “return to photos” from the slideshow. But clicking the photo should work ?


32 Katie April 28, 2011 at 1:40 pm

Tried everything but that! :-) Thanks!


33 SquatLikeALady April 28, 2011 at 9:29 am

Ouch! The weather has really been absolutely nuts. Here’s hoping it clears up soon and everybody gets some well-deserved rest!


34 Cait @ Beyond Bananas April 28, 2011 at 9:29 am

Yay for tons of pictures of the place! I love seeing the progress!


35 Cait's Plate April 28, 2011 at 9:30 am

Oh my gosh the bakery is really getting there! I can’t believe it, you must feel so proud and accomplished :) Congrats!!

And also? That Cinnamon Banana Dough Boy SIAB looks AMAZING. I could really go for it right now!


36 Allison K. April 28, 2011 at 9:33 am

I know I posted about interviewing people earlier this week but…I get nervous when I interview people via the phone as well! I’ve done 9 interviews in the past two days. I am no longer nervous when I interview someone in person (I’ve been interviewing and hiring seasonal staff for 5 years now) but I still get nervous when I interview someone over the phone!

The first year that I hired people, I did all of my interviews via the phone, and one of the gals I ended up hiring, totally dropped the f-bomb in her interview! I wasn’t sure if I had heard her correctly, as we were both on cell phones, and the connection was pretty bad. I took a chance, and hired her, she ended up being great. 1/2 way through our season I asked her if I had heard her correctly. She said she HAD said the F-word, and was so embarrassed and mortified, she hoped I hadn’t noticed.


37 KathEats April 28, 2011 at 11:25 am

Ha- glad she worked out great!


38 Nicole April 28, 2011 at 9:42 am

I bet you’ll end up enjoying the interviews–it’s really about figuring out if the person can do the job and has a good personality!


39 Khushboo April 28, 2011 at 9:45 am

Looks like you made up for yesterday’s absent banana 😀


40 Andie April 28, 2011 at 9:47 am

Hope the day flies for you and that you can get in a restorative and lovely walk. Call your mom :)


41 lynn @ the actor's diet April 28, 2011 at 10:11 am

there is soooo much numi tea on the set of the movie i’m working on right now – i am drinking that mint flavor literally 4x a day!


42 Silvia @ skinny jeans food April 28, 2011 at 10:13 am

Wow, the bakery is coming together fast! looks like you will be ready to bake some test bread for your own consumption soon!


43 Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me April 28, 2011 at 10:17 am

Can you believe these storms!?! Very scary! I can’t believe the death toll and the destruction. And it’s so early in the season. We have months and months of storms ahead of us.


44 Chelsea April 28, 2011 at 10:25 am

I am so excited for the bakery coming together!! I hope the storms don’t blow you guys away, I know they are going to bad today! My family in Williamsburg said things have been bad since last night!


45 Alaina April 28, 2011 at 10:32 am

I always wake up before a storm. Never during; it’s always the moment before the first boom of thunder. I can never sleep through them.

Glad to see the bakery is coming along so well!


46 Hope April 28, 2011 at 10:35 am

The weather is so terrible everywhere. I feel so horrible about people who have been affected by this storm.

That smoothie looks so good! I need to get a blender. I keep telling myself this! These smoothies look way too good to pass up! The bakery is looking great! :) Good luck with the phone interviews!


47 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin April 28, 2011 at 10:52 am

Sorry about your crummy sleep! We’ve been getting crazy weather here too. As I was driving back from the gym this morning I saw two huge pine trees that had been knocked over during our storms!


48 Namaste Gurl April 28, 2011 at 10:56 am

Mmmm, looks delicious– I tried the strawberry dough boy version and it was out of this world yummy! :)
I had Ashley’s strawberry buckwheat bake this morning- but I wrecked it by adding hemp protein powder :(


49 Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out April 28, 2011 at 11:00 am

Yeah, we got hit hard. I spent most of yesterday in a closest under the stairs. And now we’re without power for 4-5 days. I want a smoothie! Think I could blend it by hand??? 😉


50 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) April 28, 2011 at 11:03 am

There is crazy weather everywhere! I keep hearing about tornadoes :( I hope everyone stays safe!


51 Nacho Lindsay April 28, 2011 at 11:31 am

Good luck on your phone calls! Opening your own business is scary stuff, but it will be worth it in the end!


52 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey April 28, 2011 at 11:36 am

I’ve never heard of the interviewer being the nervous one! :)


53 Natalia - a side of simple April 28, 2011 at 11:50 am

I’ve been loving following you and Matt through the whole “open up the bakery, sacrifice our sanity” process! Hope everything goes well today with the interviews! At least you have bananas back in the KERF household 😉


54 J3nn(Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) April 28, 2011 at 11:53 am

That doughy smoothie looks tasty!

Congrats on the bakery progress!!


55 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife April 28, 2011 at 12:07 pm

don’t be nervous-you’ll do great! b-fast looks smashingly good :)


56 Sarah April 28, 2011 at 12:19 pm

That b-fast looks quite yummy! I’ve never tried the overnight oat soaking, but I’ll have to give it a try soon. It would cut down on my morning breakfast routine:) Good luck with the back-to-back interviews.


57 Johanna B April 28, 2011 at 12:30 pm

I hope you find lots of highly qualified employees who are eager to work for you. Good luck!


58 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 28, 2011 at 12:41 pm

Mmm Im going to have to make another dough boy this week!!!


59 Angel7 April 28, 2011 at 12:51 pm

The winds were really strong this morning!

Best of luck with the interviews! Do not be nervous! The person on the other end of the phone should be nervous :)


60 Jessica April 28, 2011 at 1:04 pm

Its kind of nice to hear that the interviewer gets as nervous as the interviewee. :) I have a job interview today and I am so scared!


61 Ashley @ Feeding Ashley April 28, 2011 at 1:09 pm

Good luck with the interviews! The weather in NC has been really crazy also.


62 Molly April 28, 2011 at 1:37 pm

Love the food this morning and the pictures of the bakery! My husband and I are moving to Cville this summer and we are HUGE fans of Great Harvest. My husband grew up in Seattle and use to go to GH every Saturday with his family! So glad its coming to Cville!


63 KathEats April 28, 2011 at 1:58 pm

Oh yay – welcome!


64 Rachel @ The Avid Appetite April 28, 2011 at 1:58 pm

Love your doughboy smoothies, they always look truly delish! The bakery is looking great!


65 Morgan @ moments of mmm April 28, 2011 at 2:08 pm

Wow, the bakery is looking fabulous! You must be so excited watching it come together. I can only imagine how gratifying it is to watch so much hard work finally become tangible!

Congrats Kath + Matt! You are such an inspiration!


66 Allie April 28, 2011 at 2:13 pm

The bakery looks so great! As does the dough boy smoothie. Hope the calls go well :)


67 Hannah April 28, 2011 at 10:56 pm

Glad to hear your part of the country is safe. I’m so sorry to hear about the devastation that’s occurred.


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