Composition

August 27, 2010

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Mornin’

Feeling smooth today. Matt and I were supposed to go running first thing because we have a lot of errands to run today, but Bikram did a number on my spine! I’m pretty stiff/sore, so I’m taking a rest day to run the errands instead of the roads.

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Composition

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Half banana, half peach (Matt stole the other halves!), handful ice, 1 cup soy milk, scant 1/4 cup Vega Vanilla Chai ( <– mi favorita!)

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The best bowl for the job: Cali Bowl! No sloshing allowed.

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I left the oats out of my smoothie to make room for bigger and better grains

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Plus some Galaxy granola and Justins liquidy + spreadable hazelnut buttah!

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My cravings for SIABs have not weakened!

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No coffee = tea

I got this sampler from Golden Moon ages ago. What I love about it is that there are SO many flavors to try – today’s was Snow Sprout!!

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Lite + sweet

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One of our errands today is to a not-very-pleasant destination. Any guesses!?

Hint: It’s not medical related

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1 Barbara(Blood, Sweat and Heels) August 27, 2010 at 8:25 am

DMV? Have a great weekend!

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2 KatyRuns August 27, 2010 at 8:25 am

My guess it the DMV too!

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3 KatyRuns August 27, 2010 at 8:26 am

Boy do I need to start proofreading. Should be “is” not it :)

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4 Kristin August 27, 2010 at 4:14 pm

I read that so fast at first I thought it said “is”

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5 Rachel (Two Healthy Plates) August 27, 2010 at 8:26 am

I have a day of errand running too, sometimes it fun but sometimes it seems like a real chore!

I bet the wheatberries were a good addition to your smoothie!

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6 Jessica @ How Sweet August 27, 2010 at 8:26 am

That swirl is so pretty in the smoothie. I don’t really enjoy SIAB’s but that makes me want to eat it up.

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7 christina August 27, 2010 at 8:28 am

the dump!

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8 Kate August 27, 2010 at 8:28 am

Totally the DMV! Ugh. At least you can go together and keep each other company.

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9 Laura @ Blogging Over Thyme August 27, 2010 at 8:29 am

Yep, I guess the DMV or the dump! I think the DMV is worse than the dump though ;)

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10 Sarah August 27, 2010 at 8:29 am

DMV?

I think you should reward yourself for whatever errand you’re on with a new coffee maker. :)

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11 Tina August 27, 2010 at 8:29 am

Enjoy your rest day! I’m taking one too. :)

And I need a pretty backyard to take pictures in.

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12 Christine August 27, 2010 at 8:30 am

Time for new licenses, I guess! Smile pretty! :-)

I have to head to the DMV (in NJ it’s actually MVC) soon – my “baby” licenses expires in a month!

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13 Jess @ Jessica is Getting Fit August 27, 2010 at 8:30 am

I’m also guessing the DMV – I hate waiting in line. It makes me happy that in Indiana we now have online appointments that you can schedule in advance for the DMV. No waiting! :D

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14 Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef August 27, 2010 at 8:37 am

i live in IN too and just learned about that. i wish i had known before because i had a horrid experience back in Jan when I had to go. i’ll have to do it next time though. also i’ve found in IN it helps to go to a smaller branch.

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15 Stacey@http://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ August 27, 2010 at 8:33 am

I love the hazelnut butter topping. Probably best that you listen to your body and take a rest day.

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16 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg August 27, 2010 at 8:33 am

Oooh, that tea product is so cool!!!

Ugh– DMV maybe?

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17 Meg August 27, 2010 at 8:33 am

Hope you feel less stiff/sore later :) Breakfast looks beautiful – love the swirls, yay!

Don’t go Hulk on us again and start breaking stuff with your hands today, Kath ;)
Meg

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18 Shion August 27, 2010 at 8:34 am

oh my gosh, that SIAB is beautiful! yum!

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19 Melissa @ HerGreenLife August 27, 2010 at 8:35 am

Wow, I guess the DMV is a universal “unpleasant task.” That was also my guess, or something else motor vehicle related. I find most tasks in that category unpleasant!

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20 Krista (kristastes) August 27, 2010 at 8:37 am

Hahah was totally thinking DMV like the rest of the peeps!

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21 RhodeyGirl Tests August 27, 2010 at 8:37 am

I have never had hazelnut butter, but I imagine I would LOVE it!!!!!

No idea where you might be going.. with this gorgeous weather I would think any destination would be fun! :)

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22 Liz @ lizrunsdc August 27, 2010 at 8:39 am

I guess the DMV :)

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23 Michelle @ Turning Over a New Leaf August 27, 2010 at 8:41 am

I want me one of those loose tea steeper things. But maybe I should get some loose tea first! ;)

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24 Amanda-The Nutritionist Reviews August 27, 2010 at 8:44 am

What a cute tea maker! And I love galaxy granola.

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25 Angela (ohsheglows) August 27, 2010 at 8:44 am

don’t tell me you are going to the dead snake museum! Hate those.

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26 Kath August 27, 2010 at 8:49 am

HAHAHAH!!

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27 Allison August 27, 2010 at 8:46 am

I’m guessing Wal-Mart. I hate it, but sometimes its unavoidable!

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28 Jessie (Bites and Pieces) August 27, 2010 at 8:46 am

That smoothie in a bowl look so beautiful! I love the swirl of nut butter on top. My guess is that you are going to the DMV, it is one of the most unpleasant places I can think of! :)

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29 Heather August 27, 2010 at 8:47 am

is it wal mart? I hate wal mart!!!

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30 rebecca lustig August 27, 2010 at 8:50 am

wow, seems like the DMV is a big hit… I’m going to go out on a limb and guess the hardware store! someone’s gotta switch it up, heh.

loving that tea gadget thingy. what is it called? lol

happy friday! :)

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31 Kath August 27, 2010 at 8:52 am
32 Evan Thomas August 27, 2010 at 8:57 am

I’m guessing the DMV. I was there Monday and would rather have been anywhere else.
I love the swirl, it makes for such great composition :-D

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33 Simply Life August 27, 2010 at 8:58 am

Looks like a beautiful start to the day!

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34 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) August 27, 2010 at 9:00 am

I am thinking you need a new driver’s license! Have fun with that. The smoothie looks tasty! Enjoy your day Kath!

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35 Michelle August 27, 2010 at 9:02 am

I was going to say the DMV too. Dang, there must be something universal about that! Oh wait, maybe a lawyer. (If it is I hope it’s for something GOOD) :)

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36 Christine August 27, 2010 at 9:03 am

I hope it is not the DMV cause I saw on the news VA DMVs are having computer issues… I vote for the dump!

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37 Angharad August 27, 2010 at 9:05 am

Ummm….the dump? That would be pretty unpleasant (and smelly!).

Lovely picture of your tea and breakfast!

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38 Carrie H August 27, 2010 at 9:08 am

Just reading your morning and dinner post … I LOVE sour beers. Here’s a great NYT article about them, in case you haven’t seen it. I thought Matt might like to see it too, if he hasn’t already. :) I live just 50 minutes from the New Belgium Ft. Collins, Colo., brewery mentioned in the story and have visited it a bunch of times!

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/02/dining/02sour.html

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39 Christie {Honoring Health} August 27, 2010 at 9:10 am

The DMV!

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40 Lauren at KeepItSweet August 27, 2010 at 9:11 am

I also would bet on the DMV!

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41 Sarah @ Sarah's Shaping Up August 27, 2010 at 9:11 am

The SIAB looks delish!

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42 Veggielady4life August 27, 2010 at 9:14 am

That SIAB looks absolutely delicious. My husband is heading up to Charlottesville for an entire month next week… for a medical school rotation. He’s excited but a little nervous. Neither of us have ever been there before, but I’ve been reading your blog for almost a year… and I’ve just heard so many good things about it from you! Any recs on a fav restaurant?

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43 Kath August 27, 2010 at 2:39 pm

Check out my Charlottesville category – lots of restaurant there!

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44 Holly @ couchpotatoathlete August 27, 2010 at 9:15 am

Your SIAB looks delicious — I love that Justin’s flavor. So good!

Enjoy your day, I have no guesses as to where you are going, unless you are going to some kind of oatmeal graveyard — that sounds like something you’d not want to see!

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45 Allison K August 27, 2010 at 9:24 am

Until you said it wasn’t medical–I would have voted for the Dentist. I hate the dentist with the passion of a thousand fiery suns.

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46 Marisa @ Loser for Life August 27, 2010 at 9:28 am

Hmmm… I’m thinking maybe an onion farm ;)

I love your tea steeper!

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47 Maria @ Oh Healthy Day August 27, 2010 at 9:32 am

My guess is the DMV. You should get some of those pretty mountain Virgina license plates.

Am I right? :)

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48 lynn (The Actors Diet) August 27, 2010 at 9:37 am

your nut butter drizzling skillz are impressive!

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49 Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter August 27, 2010 at 9:39 am

I love how many people are guessing the DMV. In Washington we have to go to the DOL.

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50 Sarah R August 27, 2010 at 9:44 am

My first thought was the DMV, which it looks like that what everyone else thinks too!

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51 Shannon, Tropical Eats August 27, 2010 at 9:46 am

i was gonna say hot yoga… lol.

but I guess DMV works too!

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52 Amelia August 27, 2010 at 9:46 am

haha along with everyone else I’m gonna guess DMV. apparently it is the first not-very-pleasant place that springs to mind for most of us! :)

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53 Stacey (The Habit of Healthy) August 27, 2010 at 9:47 am

Tasty breakfast! Have fun with your errands and enjoy having a rest day.

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54 Wei-Wei August 27, 2010 at 9:47 am

How would you make SIABs with out any of this smoothie powder? I’ve never tried SIAB… do you have a basic recipe?

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55 Kath August 27, 2010 at 2:39 pm

Just leave it out! SIAB is literally smoothie in a bowl. Just make a regular smoothie.

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56 Liz @ Tip Top Shape August 27, 2010 at 9:48 am

Hm, my first guess was going to be the dentist but I guess not now! I would have to go with the general consensus and say DMV. That place is pretty unpleasant.

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57 Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life) August 27, 2010 at 9:51 am

visiting the dump??

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58 Matt August 27, 2010 at 9:54 am

DMV

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59 Sabina August 27, 2010 at 9:55 am

I’m going to stray away from the common consensus and say … tax acccountant. (Though, DMV was my first guess) !

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60 marie August 27, 2010 at 9:57 am

Bank?

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61 Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun) August 27, 2010 at 9:58 am

I’m going to go ahead and guess that one of the errands involves the DMV. If my assumption is correct, then my heart goes out to you.

Yous SIAB looks gorgeous! I must find this Justin’s hazlenut butter I adore his almond butters.

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62 Kristin August 27, 2010 at 9:59 am

Ooooooo! I love that loose leaf tea strainer! Where did you get it? Did it come made for that specific mug?

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63 Kath August 27, 2010 at 2:39 pm
64 Camille August 27, 2010 at 9:59 am

Hmm, DMV?

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65 Lana August 27, 2010 at 10:00 am

I cheated and read a few of the comments and now all I can think of this the DMV, lol. Whatever it is I hope it goes smoothly

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66 Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) August 27, 2010 at 10:00 am

Your SIAB are absolutely beautiful. Look at that swirl of chocolatey goodness. Yum! :D

Hope that wherever you are going isn’t too tourterous! ;)

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67 Heather (Heather's Dish) August 27, 2010 at 10:06 am

prettiest SIAB ever :)

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68 Alyssa August 27, 2010 at 10:07 am

Are you going to the ghetto? That would be not pleasant :-)

Got a CaliBowl the other day and it really does prevent spillage! Genius!

~Alyssa

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69 Mary @ Bites and Bliss August 27, 2010 at 10:12 am

Yoga did a number on my spine last night, too! Hope yours feels better- spine pain’s the worst. :/

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70 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat August 27, 2010 at 10:23 am

My guess is the DMV as well. I love the idea of those Cali Bowls – I’ve seen them in stores a couple of times but haven’t purchased any yet. I’m a huge klutz and spill all the time so I could probably use a few!

Happy errand-running!

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71 Nancy @ The Wife of a Dairyman August 27, 2010 at 10:29 am

Well your breakfast looks fabulous…..hope the rest of your day goes well:)

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72 Larry August 27, 2010 at 10:30 am

I was saddened to learn of your clever coffee machine leaving you in the lurch. It must have been a crushing blow. However, I was gladdened to read all your food/budget tips. Seems like an entirely rational approach to better living. One thing I have done is to limit restaurant visits. Only twice since last November and the twice were to hard core Mexican places (hard core means they have menudo 7 days a week) for the benefit of my spouse. We are trying to emulate many of your eating practices. It is not easy since we live in the armpit of the Southwest (UTEP/NMSU area) and will never have a Trader Joe’s or a Whole Foods. But, we keep trying . Thanks for all your hard work! Hope the booboos heal quickly.

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73 Marcia August 27, 2010 at 10:31 am

mmm…the tea and smoothie look divine!

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74 Megan (Braise The Roof) August 27, 2010 at 10:32 am

Comcast again?? I hope not- you’ve dealt with them enough! :)

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75 Lauren @ 40Apples August 27, 2010 at 10:39 am

Lovely sky pic! SIAB looks pretty rad too. Whatever the downer errand is – DMV sounds about right – good luck!!

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76 Kori August 27, 2010 at 10:40 am

DELICIOUS!! I LOVE all types of smoothies, and this 1 in particular looks so incredible. :) Have a great day, Kath despite having to go somewhere unpleasant.

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77 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine August 27, 2010 at 10:50 am

Hmmm…my least favorite errand in general is to Home Depot, but a lot of other people are saying the DMV and that sounds pretty miserable too!! Hope it’s not too bad. I love that I’m reading about your smoothie while drinking one of my own!!

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78 kyla August 27, 2010 at 10:57 am

My guess was the DMV too.

Or maybe the bank?

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79 Jasmine @ Eat Move Write August 27, 2010 at 11:28 am

Well, I agree with the commenters that DMV sucks. Atleast you don’t live in California. I’m fairly certain our DMV also serves as the gate to Hell. Just saying.

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80 Caitlin August 27, 2010 at 1:02 pm

I agree with this times a bajillion! I don’t even mind the DMV, but I have always envied those whose states are well-organized or small.

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81 Samantha @ A Blonde Behind The Bar August 27, 2010 at 11:31 am

That tea brewer thing-a-ma-bob is so awesome! I’m deffinitly going to invest in one of those!

My guess is DMV also, that place is aweful!

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82 Kathy W. August 27, 2010 at 11:42 am

The D.M.V.! Still not as bad as the D.D.S. (Why do bad things involve the letter D? They should have done a Sesame Street song about that.)

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83 Vicky (eat live spin) August 27, 2010 at 11:43 am

All your pictures made me hungry for breakfast… even though I just ate!

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84 Chelsea August 27, 2010 at 11:47 am

Smoothie looks gread today, the drizzle is beautiful! I have never tried the Vanilla Chai flavour..I bought the chocolate version of the whole food health optimizer, but I’m not crazy about it. I find it kind of chalky, do you find that with the vanilla chai?

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85 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin August 27, 2010 at 11:58 am

It’s crazy how sore I get from yoga. Who would have thought?!

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86 jaclyn@todayslady August 27, 2010 at 12:13 pm

That SIAB looks so decadent! I’m in smoothie mode now so I’ll have to go back to all of your creations to get some inspiration!

Have a great rest day!!!

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87 Sami August 27, 2010 at 12:24 pm

i wonder how vega and amazing grass vanilla chais compare?! have you had both?? what’s your opinion? i loveeeeeeeeee amazing meal vanilla chai!

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88 Kath August 27, 2010 at 2:41 pm

I have’t had the AG Vanilla Chai (by the way, I think it’s BS that they copied the flavor!!) but I much prefer Vega in general

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89 Amanda August 27, 2010 at 12:25 pm

Your breakfast looks oh so very delicious girl! :)

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90 Kate August 27, 2010 at 12:28 pm

Good to see you listening to your body and resting from exercise, doesn’t seem like you do that much with working out.

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91 Kath August 27, 2010 at 2:41 pm

I think I rest a lot!?

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92 Annie@stronghealthyfit August 27, 2010 at 12:48 pm

Have a nice rest day!

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93 Colleen August 27, 2010 at 12:52 pm

I will go with the Bank. Those trips are never fun.

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94 Susan Mc August 27, 2010 at 12:59 pm

I’m going to guess DMV too.. and love the bird’s eye view shots… your SIAB is a work of art!

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95 Caitlin August 27, 2010 at 1:00 pm

You pour your smoothie so neatly into the bowl! That is incredibly impressive.

Good luck with whatever the unpleasant errand is! I have never minded the DMV, but hate the doctor’s office. Ick.

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96 Stacey August 27, 2010 at 1:18 pm

I’m gonna guess and say the hardware store? I hate going to the hardware store!
And I was soooo going to make a smoothie this morning, but we are out of almond milk :( At least I can live vicariously through yours! :D

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97 Paige @Running Around Normal August 27, 2010 at 1:28 pm

DMV and Post Office came to my mind.

That smoothie looks so good!

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98 R @ Learning As I Chop August 27, 2010 at 1:38 pm

That looks delicious!

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99 Chelsea @ Strawberry Sweat August 27, 2010 at 1:43 pm

I love the tea infuser! Where can I find one like it??

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100 Kath August 27, 2010 at 2:40 pm
101 Ally August 27, 2010 at 1:51 pm

As I read this I am eating a smoothie bowl…

My husband and I went to Oahu a couple years ago and had our first official smoothie bowl from Lanikai Juice. SOOO amazing. You can look at the menu online (http://www.lanikaijuice.com/). I have gotten many ideas from them.

We loved it so much when we came back to California we started writing a business plan to open our own smoothie bowl shop. But we got so caught up with life and our real jobs it didn’t end up happening.

Go SIABs!

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102 Kelly August 27, 2010 at 1:51 pm

An onion farm? ;)

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103 JBW August 27, 2010 at 2:12 pm

Hi Kath. I was wondering where you got that cute spoon? I really like it!

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104 Kath August 27, 2010 at 2:41 pm

It was an OpenSky item, but it’s no longer available:(

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105 lena August 27, 2010 at 2:33 pm

Jumpin on the DMV wagon!

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106 neen@ Broad Bean to Runner Bean August 27, 2010 at 3:48 pm

gorgeous photos today missi!

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107 Crystal August 27, 2010 at 5:51 pm

The Vanilla Chai product looks so yummy, did you buy it online or where you able to find it in a store?

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108 Chelsey August 27, 2010 at 6:07 pm

i have no idea where you could be going – i guess since i’m so late in the game, i need to keep scrolling up in my reader!!!

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109 Jenna August 27, 2010 at 8:44 pm

The most beautiful breakfastttt!

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110 Hannah August 27, 2010 at 9:39 pm

I love the way that Justin hazelnut butter spread out and stays afloat. Must be so delicious… wish I could find that here!

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