Ice Cream Sunday

August 10, 2008

Three cheers for Justy and her Banana Split Oatmeal!! Not only was this TOTALLY fun to eat, it really did taste like a dessert! Hard to believe it was almost all nutrient filled ingredients.



My combo:

  • 1 medium banana, split
  • 3 scoops of 1/3 cup prepared oatmeal made with half milk/half water and a few raisins
  • Raspberry jam, honey and peanut butter on the scoops
  • Ryeberries as “nuts” (they taste just like wheatberries and speltberries)
  • Granola plank for fun
  • A real cherry on top!


With hot tea


After some Olympic watching and milling about, we’re headed on a long bike ride followed by a nice session of lawnmowering!

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1 caitlinbo (see bride run) August 10, 2008 at 9:46 am

omg this looks freaking amazing! justy and kath, you both are so creative. three cheers for a satisfying bowl of oats!


2 Justy2003 August 10, 2008 at 9:54 am

Yay for banana split oatmeal! And I agree, it was so fun to eat! Each bite had a little different flavor/texture. Yum!
Enjoy your bike ride and lawn mowing! :)


3 fitnessista August 10, 2008 at 9:57 am

whoa, that is a delicious-looking bowl of oats! what a creative idea 😀
have a great sunday!


4 KrisT August 10, 2008 at 10:03 am

I have a question regarding weightloss. I work my butt off at the gym with cardio and weight training. But I cant control the food aspect. Like yestersay I did a spinning class and walked for 45 minutes and burned 700 calories. But then when I got home I ate a healthy meal. But then after all I did was eat te rest of the day. All crap. Then I felt like working out was pointless bc I did that. How can I stop this awful cycle?


5 Ansley August 10, 2008 at 10:07 am

Hooh boy, ryeberries!


6 C August 10, 2008 at 10:27 am

That looks fabulous!!!


7 VeggieGirl August 10, 2008 at 10:28 am

Now THAT’S a scrumptious morning treat – yum!!

Team USA is winning in basketball right now!! 😀


8 Jenn August 10, 2008 at 10:32 am

YUM! That is definitely the most delicious-looking sweet oatmeal I’ve seen yet! I think the raspberry jam is my favorite part – it just looks so gooey.

Happy Sunday!


9 oatmeal August 10, 2008 at 10:37 am

What a FUN way to dress up the banana oatmeal concept! That’s definitely the most exciting thing I’ve seen today!


10 Hil August 10, 2008 at 11:18 am

That is a brilliant idea for oatmeal. I definitely want to try that!

KrisT–I’m so sorry you’re having trouble. There are lots of reasons why people overeat (or think that they are, even when they aren’t), so it’s hard to offer specific advice. If you’re exercising that much, make sure you’re eating plenty of healthy food. Keep your fridge well stocked and keep a healthy “emergency snack” in your purse. And please, please be kind to yourself. I really believe that despair is the quickest way to failure on the road to health. Don’t beat yourself up about what’s in the past…learn from it, and move on. Choose to believe that a commitment to make healthy choices will improve your life over the long run, even if you mess up sometimes. Good luck!


11 Julz August 10, 2008 at 11:21 am

So much fun! Haha you had quite the ICE-CREAMY weekend Miss Kath! Lucky! :)

Enjoy your bike ride! It’s STORMING here, but for some reason, stormy sundays = pure comfort for me! Yoga with the sound of the rain? Priceless :)

Enjoy it!


12 D August 10, 2008 at 11:42 am

Hi, I’ve got a question regarding calories.

How many do you reckon would be in an onion roll? It comes from an authentic French bakery, so it’s got all “real” ingredients, and it’s absolutely huge. It’s the texture of maybe a brioche/challah? I thought you might have an idea since your husband bakes bread. Thanks!


13 Mandee Lei August 10, 2008 at 11:55 am

That is truly beautiful. I am drooling!!!


14 MizFit August 10, 2008 at 12:52 pm


you gifted 😉


15 Grounded Fitness August 10, 2008 at 1:19 pm

Justy’s always good for ideas.

i had toast. how boring.

Im watching basketball, too! i hate basketball but for some reason its keeping me entertained.

I’m just waiting for gymnastics, though. Can;t get enough.


16 Laura August 10, 2008 at 1:38 pm

Hi Kath! That breakfast looks delicious. I have a question for you:
I am getting my wisdom teeth removed tomorrow and so for a few days I will only be able to eat very soft things (cant chew anything!). I will also not be able to exercise for a few days, and after that I will only be able to do light exercise for another few days so I want to eat as healthfully as possible. Any suggestions for a healthy soft-food eating plan? I am worried that I will just eat sugary stuff like smoothies and ice cream all day! I really don’t want to gain any weight! Also, any suggestions for light exercise? Thanks so much!!


17 Sidi August 10, 2008 at 1:41 pm

What a great idea! Thanks Justy!!!


18 Ash August 10, 2008 at 2:11 pm

Laura –

When I got my wisdom teeth taken out, my surgeon actually told me to eat as normally as possible (aka. not just soft foods) b/c it helps keep your jaw muscles from tightening. He even told me to eat a steak that night if I felt like it! I, on the other hand, was in a lot of pain, and did not feel like spending an hour trying to chew half a sandwich. So, I had a lot of smoothies during my teeth recovery! Other good soft foods – unsweetened applesauce, cottage cheese, oatmeal, yogurt, soup, milk. Good luck!


19 caitlinbo (see bride run) August 10, 2008 at 2:29 pm

laura – when i got my teeth out, i had a lot of (non-milk) based smoothies and mashed sweet potatoes. but i agree with ash its helpful to eat solids.

krisT- i feel your pain! i do! its very challening to exercise really hard and then try not to stuff your face, because that’s your body’s natural reaction. i think you can train yourself not to do it by having a “plan” ready for when the munchies start. sometimes i go for a walk, brush my teeth, have a hot tea, or clean the house to distract myself.

also, do you find yourself really craving chocolate, but you try to satisfy it by eating other things… like fruit, but that doesnt work, so you have some cereal, but that doesnt do it either, so then you have the chocolate. well, i’ve learned that if im craving something, i might as well give in a have a little bit of whatever i want, or i’ll just eat til i finally have what i wanted in the first place! thereby, saving 100s of calories :)

good luck!


20 goalie30 August 10, 2008 at 2:40 pm

The banana “sundae” looks like a fun, nutritious, tasty breakfast :) I may have to try that when the weather gets a little cooler (I don’t do well with hot foods when it’s hot outside)…thanks to the person who submitted that one for the contest!

Your restaurant eats with friends from the past few nights look tasty and fun as well. It’s so nice to be able to share beautiful meals with loved ones :) You’ll just have to buy the hub another pb shake to make up for eating some of his (my husband gets like that too; he offers to let me “share” but if I have more than one bite he gets grumpy)…that or order a bigger one next time so you both get a good amount of tastes in!


21 Sammie August 10, 2008 at 2:45 pm

Now that’s a good way to start the day!!


22 Erin August 10, 2008 at 3:14 pm

I’m drooling! That looks amazing!


23 Tracy August 10, 2008 at 3:22 pm

This is totally not food related and it is a personal question, so you don’t have to answer it!!! I was just wondering if you and the husband ever go to church on Sunday? If so, what church?


24 Laura August 10, 2008 at 3:41 pm

That looks soo soo good! I’m definitely going to try that this week. Are you announcing the contest winners for the Boca products today?


25 yadi August 10, 2008 at 3:57 pm

Mmmmmmmmmm! So, I could use this right now. Lovely!


26 Kath August 10, 2008 at 4:07 pm

KrisT ,
700 calories is a lot of exercise – what did you have to eat before and after? You said a healthy meal, but my guess is it was too small and you were still hungry because you needed more fuel, particularly carbohydrates. The trick to successful weight loss (in my opinion) is to do it gradually so that your calorie deficit isn’t so drastic that you have times like that. You might want to talk to an R.D. to figure out a good number of calories for you to eat with your high activity level to lose weight safely.

Julz ,
I agree – Sundays are the only days I allow rain :)

Since I despise onions, I wouldn’t know!! But I’d guess a big old restaurant-style kaiser bun to be between 250 and 350 calories.

Laura ,
Just think about what you normal eat that’s on the softer side and stick with that. Like Ash said, you shouldn’t need an extreme diet for wisdom teeth. I had mine out over Thanksgiving and still ate everything at Thanksgiving dinner – just slowly and carefully. Turkey is surprisingly soft to eat. So think smoothies, thick pureed soups, cottage cheese + yogurt, OATMEAL!!, anything soft.

Tracy ,
We don’t attend church. We’re spiritual but not religious. I’d like to think about joining a church, perhaps Unitarian, for the community aspect when I have kids, but we’ll cross that bridge when we get there.

Laura ,
We’re announcing winners tomorrow!



27 Ruby Red Vegan August 10, 2008 at 10:22 pm

I’m so glad you posted this! It looks yum yum yum — so much that it’s one of those things I want to try immediately. As in tomorrow morning. :)


28 Denise August 11, 2008 at 4:52 am

Yum!!!! I wish I had seen this banana split variation earlier, I’d have made it for my fiance’s birthday breakfast last week… oh well, it’s my birthday today and i’m on a ‘treating myself mood’, so I’ll give it a go! : ) d


29 Jo August 11, 2008 at 9:53 am

ok – that’s it, that banana split oatmeal has my name ALL OVER IT! But I reckon it would be even better if you baked the banana first – what do you think? Or is it good raw?


30 Kath August 11, 2008 at 10:05 am

Jo ,
It was great raw, but I imagine cooked would be divine :)



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