September 17, 2010

I had every intention of starting today with a little Dave Farmar yoga. I came down and was really ready to do it. And then Twitter got in the way. And then my stomach growled. And then I had a smoothie in my hands and yoga flew out the door faster than the Twitter bird could chirp!

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  • 1 banana
  • 1 whole furry kiwi
  • 1/2 cup frozen cherries
  • 1 cup organic skim milk
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 scoops Vega Vanilla Chai
  • 1 big handful ice
  • 1/4 cup raw rolled oats

It made two giant 2.5 bowls of smoothie which we topped with some crunchy buckwheat granola and magic shell.

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A Coconut Butter magic shell demonstration. Heat the coconut butter ONCE to make it liquidy at room temp (meaning, I did this a few days ago in a pot of hot water and it’s still liquidy). Drizzle the liquid onto the freezing cold smoothie. Watch it harden.

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Hard as a rock!

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[Go, Matt, Go!]

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Both Matt and I agree that although we both LOVE SIABs, which eat them too fast and they give us a temporary stomachache. Must remember to slooooow down next time!

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I have no clue why my posts are delayed in my RSS feed. But I have noticed that a handful of other bloggers’ posts have been delayed in mine, which leads me to believe there is some kink in Google Reader and not my RSS feed (plus, if I look at the feed, my latest post is there, AND Emily said my dinner post came through fine for her). This is very annoying, but I don’t know what to do! I’m so sorry!

Up Up And Away

After showering and packing this morning, we’re headed to visit our friends Huey and Indy for the night!

And then tomorrow, Caitlin + Jason get married!!!

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1 Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen September 17, 2010 at 8:02 am

I have got to get my hands on some coconut butter.


2 Jessica @ How Sweet September 17, 2010 at 8:02 am

Your last 2 posts from yesterday didn’t show up for me in reader, but this one did!


3 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine September 17, 2010 at 8:03 am

I’m always in awe of that coconut shell…I still have yet to try it, but I haven’t made a smoothie in awhile! I just got a post of yours in Reader from three days ago, but this one came up just fine. Weird! Hope you have a great day :)


4 Tina September 17, 2010 at 8:03 am

That’s so nifty with the coconut butter. And fun too.

This post just came through on my reader…so if you just posted it the Reader is working fine for me at least. :)


5 Hannah September 17, 2010 at 8:04 am

Oooh, wedding! Can’t wait to see glimpses of it! SIAB goodness :)


6 Freya (Brit Chick Runs) September 17, 2010 at 8:05 am

I love that cocout shell thing – I wish wish I had coconut butter!


7 Jil @ Peace, Love & Munchies September 17, 2010 at 8:06 am

Love the coconut butter shell! Plus that bowl is gorrgeous!


8 Cristen September 17, 2010 at 8:06 am

I think Google Reader is having the issue. Posts to a lot of the blogs I read aren’t coming through like they used to if they come through at all. One of your posts from the 14th came through mine last night!


9 Christine September 17, 2010 at 8:07 am

And of course–this post showed up fine in reader!

Funny I thought one of the reasons to put smoothies IN a bowl is to slow down!


10 Nicole @ yuppie yogini September 17, 2010 at 8:08 am

I just come to your website everyday! :)


11 Stacey September 17, 2010 at 8:12 am

Aw, have fun with Emily!! Or at least with her dogs, if she isn’t going to be there 😉 And, I’m so jealous of your coconut butter! Still can’t find it anywhere! Ha, Matt eats like Jason does. I try to tell Jason to slowwww down, but he acts like the food is going to dissapear off of his plate if he doesn’t eat it in 2 seconds flat…”Are you even TASTING it?!” is my response. Have a lovely Friday! 😀


12 stacey-healthylife September 17, 2010 at 8:17 am

Lot’s of computer problems lately for everyone. Enjoy your weekend.


13 Emily @ The Front Burner Blog September 17, 2010 at 8:18 am

Huey and Indy can hardly stand it. They are ready for you! :)


14 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg September 17, 2010 at 8:19 am

Lol, that’s why I don’t twitter :-) I SO don’t need anything taking up more of my time…and I know I’d get obsessed with it!


15 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) September 17, 2010 at 8:25 am

Yeah, reader has been wonky lately. Weird. Your breakfast looks yummy! Have fun at the wedding!


16 missy September 17, 2010 at 8:30 am

i am thoroughly intrigued by your siabs. i may just have to surrender to the coconut butter! :)


17 Gracia September 17, 2010 at 8:32 am

I’m using Newsfire and just got this update… weird, huh?

Anyway, that SIAB looks soooo yummy! I need an excuse to have one at 15.30 after having had a big lunch… do I really need to wait until tomorrow??


18 Maria @ Kale and Cupcakes September 17, 2010 at 8:43 am

Recently made a SIAB for the first time – and loved it! Wondering where you got that pretty black and white bowl?


19 Kath September 17, 2010 at 9:34 am

Pottery Barn


20 Madeline September 17, 2010 at 8:44 am

I don’t use reader, just come directly to the blog where I used to be able to read the two most recent posts before having to click directly on older ones when catching up. Now I can only read the most recent post before having to click on others. I liked having two better.

Have a great trip!


21 Marina September 17, 2010 at 8:46 am

Coconut gets so hard? Wow that must be cool to eat :))
I adore smoothies, but always drink them too fast as well!


22 Heather September 17, 2010 at 8:46 am

Sounds like a busy day today!

I always get brain freeze from drinking a smoothie too fast.

Breakfast looks delicious – enjoy your day!


23 amanda @ fake ginger September 17, 2010 at 8:50 am

If you use Feedburner, “ping” your post so that the feed reader robots pick it up quicker. The timing of posts showing up in a reader is pretty random, it’s just whenever the robots pick it up. It used to take my post hours to show up, not it takes about a minute. Your posts have all been showing up in my reader, no idea if they’re delayed or not.


24 Sarah September 17, 2010 at 8:51 am

I think google reader wasn’t feeling well because there were a lot of delayed posts coming through and then it kept telling me I had unread items when I didn’t. Strange.


25 Holly @ couchpotatoathlete September 17, 2010 at 8:56 am

I thought it was maybe my computer that was acting funny — and maybe it is, but my google reader is all messed up.

Drinking smoothies too fast gives me a tummyache too, I just need to sloooow down!


26 shannon (the daily balance) September 17, 2010 at 8:56 am

google reader must’ve been having an off day – not your fault, don’t sweat it!


27 Cara Craves... September 17, 2010 at 8:59 am

Have a fun time at the wedding!
You’ll just have to squeeze in the yoga another time; no worries.


28 Valerie @ City|Life|Eats September 17, 2010 at 9:01 am

I need to try the magic shell trick with my coconut butter :)


29 Britton September 17, 2010 at 9:09 am

You have caused me to be hopelessly addicted to coconut butter! I’ve been out since Monday and I am going through withdrawal!


30 Natalia @asideofsimple September 17, 2010 at 9:20 am

Today’s SIAB looks particularly perfect!

And a little fyi: I just changed my gmail theme to fall colors via your Nerd KERF that I remember viewing from last year. Thanks for that, Kath!


31 Bee Goes Bananas September 17, 2010 at 9:20 am

Mmm what a delicious breakfast! I need to incorporate soothies in a bowl into my diet! 😉


32 Camille September 17, 2010 at 9:21 am

I go directly to your blog and everything looks great here!


33 Kelsey @ CleanTeenKelsey September 17, 2010 at 9:25 am

I had a SIAB this morning, too! Without the magic shell though, since it was post-workout. I was sad, cuz that’s always my favorite part. :)


34 Lauren at KeepItSweet September 17, 2010 at 9:29 am

weird about google reader, though mine seems to be working again. have a great friday!


35 Seglare (in Copenhagen) September 17, 2010 at 9:46 am

It’s getting too cold for smoothies here (at leats for now – I’m still wishing for a few warm days ;)) – but yours looks great. I’m still waiting for coconut butter to arrive in the stores here – can’t wait to try it one day!


36 barefootgirl (our first CSA) September 17, 2010 at 9:52 am

I had yesterday’s post from you delayed from the RSS but today’s went through just fine 😉

(((coconut butter)))


37 Heather (Heather's Dish) September 17, 2010 at 9:54 am

i know this sounds weird, but i love it when you go to weddings…the photos are always fabulous!


38 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat September 17, 2010 at 10:02 am

I like that shell technique you’ve got there! Looks delicious as always :)


39 sarah k @ the pajama chef September 17, 2010 at 10:03 am

oooh coconut butter… that looks delicious! and i haven’t had a problem with delayed RSS feeds on google reader at all.


40 [email protected] September 17, 2010 at 10:04 am

O wow, I would need to skip yoga to with a SIAB like that.


41 Stacy September 17, 2010 at 10:09 am

Just got your morning post in my reader. Although I must admit I still prefer going to a person’s actual blog and enjoying it in it’s full beautiful glory. Google Reader does not do a blogger’s blog posts justice :)
That coconut shell looks so yummy :) Do you use coconut oil too?


42 Carrie H September 17, 2010 at 10:11 am

Hi Kath! I just wanted to tell you that this morning at 6:20 a.m. when my alarm went off (after I’d already hit the snooze button once!) I *really* did not want to get up for the gym. But I used your old trick — picturing how I’d feel later today if I didn’t go, and picturing how I’d feel trying to go at 5 p.m. on a Friday when my husband and friends were all ready to do fun stuff — and I got right out of bed and went to the gym! Even in my half-asleep state, I knew it was your trick. :)


43 Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels September 17, 2010 at 10:11 am

Sorry you’ve having computer troubles lately! Beautiful pictures by the way, no clutter whatsoever! 😉


44 Katherine September 17, 2010 at 10:16 am

I have to try coconut butter soon. It looks delish.


45 Mary @ Bites and Bliss September 17, 2010 at 10:18 am

I remember that Magic Shell stuff!! No doubt the cocunut butter makes a much much healthier and delicious version :)


46 Kristen September 17, 2010 at 10:24 am

I know that I have asked this before and you may or may not have commented back, but I was just wondering where you got you coffee cup with the K on it? I have seen other Bloggers with the cup and I have fallen in love with it!


47 Kath September 17, 2010 at 10:17 pm



48 lynn (The Actors Diet) September 17, 2010 at 10:27 am

the “magic shell” tutorial is very helpful thank you!


49 Meg September 17, 2010 at 10:27 am

Coconut butter seems like so much fun, haha 😀


50 Ashley September 17, 2010 at 10:27 am

Aw, have so much fun visiting with Emily, Casey + the pups! I’ve really been craving a smoothie or SIAB lately but I just can’t stop making oats. I looked at the stove + my vita mix like 5 times today and the stove won. Lunch MUST be a smoothie!!! :)


51 notyet100 September 17, 2010 at 10:49 am

i need coconut butter very badly


52 Amber K September 17, 2010 at 11:02 am

Can you make a shell with nut butters? Because I can not handle that coconut butter, it’s just awful!


53 Kath September 17, 2010 at 10:18 pm

I don’t think you can..


54 Wendy @ Seriously Sassy September 17, 2010 at 11:06 am

Your SIABs always look so divine. I really love the look of the black and white bowl with your “K” cup, too. Gorgeous photos as always, Kath! Enjoy the rest of your day!


55 Jessica @ The Process of Healing September 17, 2010 at 11:08 am

I want some coconut butter sooooo badly!


56 jamie @ jamelafamela September 17, 2010 at 11:18 am

that smoothie looks great! still am yet to try a siab!


57 Sarah (OC2Seattle) September 17, 2010 at 11:23 am

Have fun on your travels and a great wedding weekend!


58 Laura @ Blogging Over Thyme September 17, 2010 at 11:35 am

You’re coming to DC!? Cool, that’s where I am :)

My blog does delayed RSS feed too, it’s not just you. Google reader needs to wake up!


59 Katie September 17, 2010 at 11:36 am

I always eat my smoothies too fast too. It’s just way too easy to slurp them up!

I had no troubles with your posts showing up in my reader, but I don’t use Google. Seems like the problem lies with them, not you.


60 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin September 17, 2010 at 12:02 pm

I tried a coconut butter shell on my smoothie a few weeks ago and I loved it! 😀


61 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey September 17, 2010 at 12:11 pm

I’ve never tried coconut butter but I love how it hardens! That’s so cool!


62 Erika @ Food, Fitness, & Fun September 17, 2010 at 1:53 pm

LOL! I knew you wouldn’t use the actual “magic shell.” I bet this is tastier anyways. 😉


63 Evan Thomas September 17, 2010 at 2:01 pm

I love using coconut oil, cocoa powder, and agave as a chocolate shell on ice cream. It’s so tasty and no freaky fats!


64 whitney September 17, 2010 at 2:10 pm

looks so tasty!


65 Amykinz September 17, 2010 at 2:33 pm

SIAB looks awesome! I can’t wait to try it next week! :) Also, great idea about the hardening Coconut Butter.


66 Caitlin (EatFeats) September 17, 2010 at 3:23 pm

Smoothies give me a tummy ache, too! I think it is from the volume.


67 Emily September 17, 2010 at 4:03 pm

I love how coconut butter magic shell makes me think of dairy queen’s cherry hardshell :) And I also love that it’s a dairy-free way I can reclaim that luxury in life!


68 Stacey (The Habit of Healthy) September 17, 2010 at 4:09 pm

What a cool idea to have a coconut butter magic shell.


69 Lynda September 17, 2010 at 4:27 pm

I discovered your website a few months ago and was completely taken into your world! Going to your blog is a wonderful little break for me during my work day. I love the combinations of food that you picture and describe and it makes me want to try a lot of the things you and Matt are having. I think your site is one of the best out there:)

I’m not a beer drinker but you have made me very curious to want to try the Pumpkin Beer and also to seek out a Great Harvest bread company (which I did find in my area)..Yay!! I plan to go there tomorrow.


70 Kath September 17, 2010 at 10:18 pm

Welcome Lynda!


71 BroccoliHut September 17, 2010 at 5:24 pm

Beautiful breakfast! From the bowl to the coconut butter, I want it all.
Random Q for you–do you have any recommendations for places to find placemats? I’ve always admired your collection, and I am in need of some. I’d appreciate any tips!


72 Kath September 17, 2010 at 10:18 pm

Random places like Crate + Barrel


73 Heidi - apples under my bed September 19, 2010 at 5:43 pm

Thanks for the coconut butter magic shell demonstration!! yum :)
Heidi xo


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