Heapin’ Helpin’

September 21, 2011

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Good morning friends! Just another day in paradise…that is a gray sky fall-like paradise. I could do with a splash more sun, but the sky is dry so far so I’ll take it.

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Despite the oatmeal weather, I made a smoothie – a heapin’ helpin’ of The Cluster was callin’ my name!

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Raspberry Banana

  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup raw rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • Cville Cluster
  • Sunflower Buttah

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Golden Moon’s Coconut Pouchong is the best non-black tea I’ve had – and the most coconutty! Even more so than the Adagio I’ve been loving! Golden Moon is an OpenSky candidate (coming soon in a trio of ‘dessert’ teas!) and Adagio is one I bought myself. Love them both!

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Happy Hump Day!

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1 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife September 21, 2011 at 7:50 am

I love a good granola in a smoothie! And I <3 pink, so I am lovin' this b-fast combo<–thanks for sharing :)

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2 Kristin @ eat healthy. be happy. live well September 21, 2011 at 7:51 am

Happy hump day to you too! I’m hoping the rain holds off as well, but it isn’t looking good for the week!

I’m headed your way on Friday. My mom and I are flying out of the C-ville airport to go visit family in Minnesota. I might have to stop by the bakery if we get down there in time!

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3 KathEats September 21, 2011 at 7:51 am

Oh please do!

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4 Molly @ RDexposed September 21, 2011 at 7:54 am

I tasted out sunflower butter at work last week to the dietitians which none had had. It was an instant hit! Now I keep it at home all for myself.

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5 Cat @Breakfast to Bed September 21, 2011 at 7:55 am

The ENTIRE EAST COAST is going to have crap tastic weather this week. Bummer.

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6 megan @ whatmegansmaking September 21, 2011 at 7:56 am

Just wanted to say that I love all your pretty and unique bowls! You’ve inspired me to eat off of my fun “photography” dishes more often :)

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7 KathEats September 21, 2011 at 7:56 am

Thanks!

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8 Deirdre September 21, 2011 at 7:57 am

Hey Kath~

Do you know of any other food bloggers that go to UVA or live in Cville? I’d love to form a Club or have a lunch with us Cavalier foodies!

Thanks!

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9 KathEats September 21, 2011 at 10:33 am

Yeah a few! I don’t know any UVA students with blogs, but there are a handful of food bloggers here. I’m going to try out a meeting called Sheblogs the second Tuesday of October. Check out their facebook page too.

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10 Katie September 21, 2011 at 7:58 am

I got cold just looking at your pictures! This morning was definitely oatmea/oat branl (which included warm cinnamon apples, pears, blackberries, GH cashew butter) weather here, but it’s supposed to warm up to 70. I’ll definitely enjoy some yogurt and granola later in the day. Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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11 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat September 21, 2011 at 7:58 am

Beautifully pink smoothie to brighten your morning!

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12 Holly @ The Runny Egg September 21, 2011 at 7:58 am

We have gray skies here too — kind of gloomy which I like!

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13 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes September 21, 2011 at 7:58 am

I lovve granola in smoothies! Yours looks great :)

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14 Kelsey @ Living the Gluten Free Life September 21, 2011 at 8:03 am

I was thinking of having a smoothie for breakfast but it ended up being too cold for me :(. Plus, I’m out of granola!

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15 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen September 21, 2011 at 8:09 am

I love that bowl! I went with oatmeal this morning, just to blah out for anything else!

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16 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat September 21, 2011 at 8:11 am

I love dessert-y teas too. Lipton used to make a caramel one that I absolutely adored, as well as vanilla hazelnut, but I can’t find them any more. :( Have a great day Kath!

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17 Stephanie @ Myfarmersmarketonline September 21, 2011 at 8:14 am

Looks yum! I’m trying to cut back on coffee and am trying new teas. I’ll see if I can pick this one up. I LOVE coconut! Great taste, plus wonderful health benefits. Oh, I love the bowl!

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18 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table September 21, 2011 at 8:16 am

Pretty color!! I made my first hot oats of the season this morning – a welcome return!

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19 Cait's Plate September 21, 2011 at 8:17 am

I almost had the EXACT same thing (though yogurt, not a smoothie) and made the switch over to oatmeal at the very last moment. Now I’m jealous of yours and have a sinking suspicion I know what I’ll be having tomorrow :)

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20 Susie September 21, 2011 at 8:24 am

Oh my goodness! I love that bowl. Where did you find it?

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21 KathEats September 21, 2011 at 10:34 am

It was made by a family friend: http://www.etsy.com/shop/AmongNewHorizons

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22 Kerry September 21, 2011 at 8:29 am

Such a pretty colour!

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23 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) September 21, 2011 at 8:35 am

Raspberry banana smoothie sounds so yummy! Gray skies here, rain in the forecast. Boo!

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24 katie @KatieDid September 21, 2011 at 8:36 am

And when you switch from oatmeal, I’m breaking out the steel cut oats for the first time in ages.
Have a good one!

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25 Khushboo September 21, 2011 at 8:40 am

The berry/banana combo for smoothies is unbeatable!

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26 Rebekah @ Medicine, Munchies and Movement September 21, 2011 at 9:07 am

Oooh, I love the kick of colour in your smoothie. It looks great! I’m also hanging on to the summer flavours. As much as I love Fall (and am excited for it) I don’t want to say goodbye to summer quite yet :)

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27 Allie@LiveLaughEat September 21, 2011 at 9:11 am

That’s the most beautiful twirly swirl of SSB I have ever seen!

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28 Sweet and Savvy September 21, 2011 at 9:14 am

Love the matching smoothie and mug!:) the pink makes it such a Pretty breakfast!

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29 Kati Mora, MS, RD, Kellogg's FiberPlus(R) Wellness Advocate September 21, 2011 at 9:22 am

I still need to try a smoothie in a bowl! I’m thinking a light sprinkling of our Kellogg’s FiberPlus(R) Caramel Pecan Crunch would be oh so good.

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30 Kiran @ KiranTarun.com September 21, 2011 at 9:47 am

That breakfast is surely a huge hit in Florida right now. Delish :)

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31 lynn @ the actor's diet September 21, 2011 at 9:52 am

beautiful pink oats! i’ve been having purple ones a lot lately, thanks to blueberries

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32 Hilliary @ Happily Ever Healthy September 21, 2011 at 9:57 am

Love the pink coffee cup! It matches your smoothie almost!

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33 Aine @ Something to Chew Over September 21, 2011 at 9:57 am

I love your mug! :)

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34 Kathy September 21, 2011 at 10:01 am

Kath, I’d like to do smoothies in the morning because I have no appetite. But my sensitivity to food in general is high and worry about overcomplicating the smoothie. What is a good one? And what is a good midmorning snack?

I eat a lot of nuts for snacks (30 almonds for example at once with fruit and other things). Maybe too many?

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35 KathEats September 21, 2011 at 10:36 am

I would do a blend of milk (protein) and fruit like banana and frozen berries (carbs) and add a little whole grains or your nuts (fat) for crunch on top. Keep it simple.

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36 Kathy September 21, 2011 at 12:48 pm

Thanks. I’m trying to find something at 350-400 + calories for breakfast. I’m having trouble getting in calories for the day (around 21-2200 calories at this time). I usually eat 6 times per day, perhaps this is too much?

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37 RunEatRepeat September 21, 2011 at 10:25 am

I use a big ol’ soup or fro-yo spoon for SIAB. Love that mug :)

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38 genevieve September 21, 2011 at 11:04 am

I keep seeing chia seeds everywhere! What in the world do they taste like/where do you get them? This looks delicious!

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39 KathEats September 21, 2011 at 11:12 am

They don’t have much of a taste – kinda like bland poppyseeds? Look for them at whole foods in the spices

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40 deva @ deva by definition September 21, 2011 at 11:09 am

I love the color of your smoothie – so bubble-gum pink! I woke up to rain pitter-pattering on my rooftop AND I had an almost-done jar of almond butter, so I had OIAJ this morning :-)

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41 Felicia (Natural + Balanced) September 21, 2011 at 11:14 am

always loving your pottery :) had a smoothie too, just wasn’t as pretty!

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42 christine @ oatmeal in my bowl September 21, 2011 at 11:14 am

I love how all the colors – the mug, the bowl, the delicious smoothie, the place mat – compliment each other. And I am missing my tea this morning… need to go shopping. Yours looks yummy.

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43 Zoe @ loseweightandgainhealth September 21, 2011 at 11:27 am

What do you mean by ‘hump day”? “Hump” in England is slang for having s*x which I assume you are not wishing everyone. Or maybe you are :-)

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44 KathEats September 21, 2011 at 11:51 am

Haha – hump is also slang for Wednesday – like over the hump of the bell curve week. But it also means sex here too so it’s always kind of funny to say

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45 Christena September 21, 2011 at 12:39 pm

LOL

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46 Rosa - Fitness, Food, Fulfilled September 21, 2011 at 11:38 am

Flavored teas are my favorite. They’re perfect for fall. Yuma

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47 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio September 21, 2011 at 11:42 am

I love, love, love the color of your smoothie!! Just makes me happy.

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48 Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather September 21, 2011 at 11:51 am

Mmmmm a nice heaping of granola crunch is a must!

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49 Susan (Oliepants) September 21, 2011 at 11:51 am

I could really go for this smoothie right now! Perfect for a quick breakfast.

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50 Living, Learning, Eating September 21, 2011 at 12:01 pm

Yummarooni!

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51 eliza@zestyappetite September 21, 2011 at 12:37 pm

I am reading little bee too!! And I finished my sunflower buttah today, it was sad

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52 Sarah @ Sarah's Modern Bites September 21, 2011 at 1:12 pm

Smoothies are a sure way to make a gray day brighter! especially pink/purple smoothies :-D

I only have time for smoothies on the weekends…. and I go CRAZY with them. Just crazy haha

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53 Ellie@fitforthesoul September 21, 2011 at 1:14 pm

You make the teas sound so extra good and delicious~! Oh, have you ever tried the teas from TEAVANA? Not sure if you guys have it around your area. But if you ever do check ‘em out, make sure you try the orange blossom and yerba mate mixes! But really, almost everything they have is good. :)

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54 KathEats September 21, 2011 at 5:23 pm

I have tried a few of theirs in the mall – good!

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55 kathleen @ the daily crumb September 21, 2011 at 1:15 pm

that smoothie is a beautiful color, kath!

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56 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope September 21, 2011 at 1:43 pm

I really love the color of that smoothie bowl! I cannot wait to get a blender so I can try all of these smoothie recipes. I’m so jealous! ;)

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57 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga September 21, 2011 at 2:21 pm

Love the purple-ish smoothie with the pink mug…so pretty and color coordinated.

I was on FG checking a submission of mine from yesterday and noticed our submissions were 1 digit apart and we were side by side on their page. Congrats on your accept :)

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58 KathEats September 21, 2011 at 5:23 pm

:) They haven’t liked many of mine lately!

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59 Laura September 21, 2011 at 2:30 pm

How did you actually make this? Did you just put the fruit, oats, and milk in the pot and make that way?

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60 KathEats September 21, 2011 at 5:24 pm

Oh no – it was just a smoothie!! Put all ingredients in blender (except the toppings) and blend away

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61 Laura September 21, 2011 at 6:14 pm

LOL duh! I thought it looked really smooth. Looks tasty, thanks.

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62 Laura September 21, 2011 at 6:15 pm

PS. I read it over and realized you said smoothie. Clearly I scrolled too quickly and missed that sentence the first time.

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63 Lisa @ Life in Green September 21, 2011 at 2:35 pm

Yum that tea sounds great!

Have to let you know that right this second I’m eating my first ever Savannah Bar from the Great Harvest here in Des Moines….um, delicious!

Also stocked up on some granola and Sunny Crunch.

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64 KathEats September 21, 2011 at 5:24 pm

:) whee

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65 Angel7 September 21, 2011 at 2:35 pm

I love the color of the raspberry smoothie–Mmm, good!

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66 Lexi @ A Spoonful of Sunshine September 22, 2011 at 2:59 pm

Wow, love the combo of the tablecloth and spoon. Pretty food rocks :)

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