Messy Morning

October 10, 2008


I was inspired by my friend Sammie to try out her “Mess” that she has for breakfast each day. I’ve made my own versions of this yogurt-cereal-pumpkin combo before, but today I wanted to officially call it Mess like she does :) Check out some of our scrumptious looking bowls: Sweet Potato Mess and Pumpkin Mess. I just love bowls of a variety of textures.

And I also wanted to have one of my new Chobani’s. I decided the vanilla would be a good mix with pumpkin.

Into my bowl:

  • 1 vanilla Chobani
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup GoLean
  • 1/2 large banana (I am saving the other have to have at 10:30 when I get home before my workout!)
  • 1/4 cup H2H
  • 1/4 cup spelt berries
  • Pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter, drizzled throughout the bowl like Sammie does
  • Ground flax, which I got up mid-bite to add


I have to say – I kind of liked the bursts of PB I got every now and then. It was kind of hard to get it to spread out (hence the reason I had to use a little more than usual).

With tea


The husband made coffee and had a lot leftover so I had a half cup after breakfast with soy milk –


I like soy milk a lot, but I think I prefer 1% milk in general. I really like that small amount of fat that milk has. This whole week I have been getting hungrier than usual around 10:30/11:00 and I really wonder if it’s the milk –> soy milk swap this week. I also don’t think soy milk does as well in stove-top oats. It tends to slightly curdle and isn’t as creamy (fat!?). Although I never had the problem with skim. Anyways, I think we will go back to buying our organic 1% milk and keep the soy for things like cereal or every-now-and-then oats change (or when we’re out of milk!).

I’m off to Organic, then working on my Foodservice project all day. Hopefully getting some other studying done too. Oh, and I have a workout planned for 11:00. Maybe just a run. Running is always easier for me than the mental commitment of “going to the gym” because I just have to step outside and I’m running! And hoppppefullly it won’t rain today!

We have a new Trader Joe’s opening today and I had plans to go, but it’s kind of far from my house so in the spirit of being thrifty and conserving gas, I’m going to save the trip for Wednesday when I am next to it for Girls on the Run. OH and listen to this BS – I DO have Micro lab this week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She wrote “Fall Break” on the syllabus even though our class is on WEDNESDAY and we still have to go!! SOOOO ANNOYING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ok, I’m out!

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1 madison (follow my weigh) October 10, 2008 at 6:56 am

sometimes the messiest foods are the yummiest! sorry about your class!! =T


2 Biz319 October 10, 2008 at 7:13 am

I don’t care how that looks, as long as it tastes good, who cares!

Happy Friday!


3 Megan October 10, 2008 at 7:15 am

I love cereal with lots of texture! That looks amazing!

I am jealous! I don’t think I will ever have a Trader Joe’s in my area!


4 caitlin (seebriderun) October 10, 2008 at 7:17 am

i think a little but of fat goes a LOOOONG way in making me feel better. plus, aint nothing wrong with a little junk in the trunk!

i dont even know what that means. i’m too tired to be commenting. this is embarassing. i should just stop.



5 Sammie October 10, 2008 at 7:21 am

Your “mess” looks yummy – of course I made my own for b-fast this morning. Have a great Friday!!


6 zestycook October 10, 2008 at 7:25 am

WOW… nice fall combo of cereal. Looks very yummy. I have never been to trader Joe’s ever… I think I am missing out.

Have a good day!


7 shawna October 10, 2008 at 7:27 am

Ugh, what a pain about micro lab!

I feel the same way about soy milk in my oats. I bought almond milk last week instead, and I really like it over the soy, but I’m trying to reduce my dairy to just my yogurt.


8 Nicole October 10, 2008 at 7:34 am

Your mess looks fantastic! I wish I could dig my face into that.

When I’m at school I never want to get to the gym, I agree it’s always so much easier to just go for a run!


9 Charlie Hills October 10, 2008 at 7:35 am

I think “Bursts of Peanut Butter” would be a great band name.


10 VeggieGirl October 10, 2008 at 7:50 am

LOOOOVE Sammie’s daily “mess” meals – they’re so innovative!! Glad that you made one too :-)

I’m a MAJOR hempmilk fan/user (drink it every single day!!), so that’s where I stand on the “milk” preference issue 😉

Enjoy your Friday!!


11 Janet October 10, 2008 at 8:03 am

Heat your tablespoon of PB in the microwave for a few seconds… then you can drizzle it all over the place, and 1 tbsp will go far! This looks really good.


12 healthyceliac October 10, 2008 at 8:18 am

That is the tastiest looking mess I’ve ever seen!


13 ModelBehavior October 10, 2008 at 8:55 am

Oh that sucks about micro lab! I LLOOVVEE getting a break from a lab, it’s a while 3 hours of extra time! I would be so disappointed if I thought I didn’t have to go and then did suddenly, grrr!


14 WendyF October 10, 2008 at 9:07 am

Very autumny oats.. You have the coolest dinnerware. I have trouble with the taste of soy milk, I try to like it but just is not working… I use oat milk in my oatmeal now. The microlab thing is messed up. I had something similar pulled on me this week. My boss asked me if I was available to take calls on my vacation. uhhh, that would be a no! Happy Friday


15 Barbara October 10, 2008 at 9:25 am

I’m envious…still no sign of TJ’s in TEXAS:( Maybe someday. Your breakfast put my egg whites/oatmeal to shame.


16 Kath October 10, 2008 at 9:51 am

Janet ,
Good suggestion about the PB – but you can’t microwave a metal spoon, right? Do you put it in a bowl? I’d worry most of it would stick on the sides!



17 Grounded Fitness October 10, 2008 at 9:56 am

I always half mix my peanut butter into my oatmeal. i like gettinig bursts of it, too.

Im supposed o have a Whole Foods opening near my house soon. I would love a Trader Joe’s instead since its so much cheaper.

Sorry about lab :(

Kelly Turner


18 bobbi October 10, 2008 at 10:03 am

yummy looking bfast! Sorry about lad that’s no fun!


19 runjess October 10, 2008 at 10:18 am

Mess looks amazing!


20 magpie October 10, 2008 at 10:29 am

Your mess looks delicious :) Almost like a cereal surprise!


21 Angela October 10, 2008 at 10:34 am

Those oats look amazing- I am going to make these tomorrow!

Question for everyone- I tried making icing to pipe a cake with and the icing was a horrible failure- it was either too THICK or too runny to pipe properly with!

Does anyone have some fail proof icing recipes to pipe a cake with?


22 Eat, Think and Move October 10, 2008 at 10:40 am

Ohhh!! That looks good! Kath, what are your thoughts on hemp milk? I tried it for the first time yesterday and LOVE it…


23 Sammie October 10, 2008 at 10:56 am

I make a buttercream frosting – not low fat at all but it pipes really well. Beat 5 1/2 tablespoons butter, 1/3 cup veg. shortening and 1/8th tsp salt until fluffy. Add about 2 cups powdered sugar; beat slowly until well blended. Add 2 tsp vanilla and 2 tablespoons milk and beat until fluffy.
Mix in 2 – 3 more cups of powdered sugar and 2 – 3 more tablespoons of milk, beat until the mixture is nice and fluffy.
I put mine into a zipper bag and attach a pastry tip to it – it pipes so nicely. I just made this frosting last night. You can check it out on my blog
I hope that helps.


24 coco October 10, 2008 at 11:31 am

such a delicious mess!!! different textures and flavors make it a unique MESS! I’ll have to try it soon.


25 HangryPants October 10, 2008 at 12:09 pm

Looks like a delicious mess. Have a great Friday.

Angela, This the recipe I use for piping. I have a little bag and tool set, but I am sure you could do what Sammie suggested and use a bagy.


26 Kat's Veggie Life October 10, 2008 at 12:11 pm

Kath – The reason why you might still be hungry after having soy versus cows milk is because the protein in soymilk is not very bioavailable in comparison to the protein in cows milk! I learned this in my Nutrition course!



27 Christin S October 10, 2008 at 1:05 pm

Hooray for Trader Joes!! Without it, I would be lost…we have no Whole Foods near me. Speaking of, have any of you tried the Omega 3 trail mix from TJ’s?? I have been munching on it today, and it is amazing! just thought I’d share…Happy Friday Kath and everyone! :)


28 Kath October 10, 2008 at 1:22 pm

Eat, Think and Move,
LOVE hemp milk, but it’s super expensive so I try to vary it with other milks :(

Kat’s Veggie Life,
Good point. We were just discussing milk protein this week too and how the curds in cow casein are more difficult to digest than other proteins. I think that definitely has something to do with it…especially since my yogurt-based breakfast held me so long today.



29 Leanne October 10, 2008 at 3:39 pm

Soy milk has fat, no?


30 Kath October 10, 2008 at 3:48 pm

Leanne ,
Yes, I suppose it does!! That makes me even more puzzled..



31 em October 10, 2008 at 4:14 pm

hmm, i think you’re probably more full with the milk because of the protein deal, because i drink silk unsweetened and it has 4 grams of unsaturated fat (more than 1%). your breakfasts look delicious though, soy or dairy:]


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