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April 13, 2011

Loving the Dough Boy Smoothie so much!!!


I love that it’s not cold – so the fact that it’s a chilly spring morning doesn’t mean I can’t have a smoothie. I love that it’s thick and doughy and that the only thing I have to clean is the vita-mix, which gets a good rinse and a quick scrub and it’s all done.


Today I added strawberries to give it a touch of pink!




















Strawberry Dough Boy Smoothie

Serves ONE

Combined in the blender last night [no blending necessary – just stir]
  • 1/3 cup Quaker Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1/2 cup milk (I always do a touch more milk than oats)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • Half banana
  • 3 strawberries
  • Pinch salt
  • Sprinkle cinnamon
Added this morning:
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Half sliced banana
  • Lynda’s granola
  • COCONUT BUTTER!! (It’s no longer rock solid at room temp now that spring is here!)
  • Danielle’s Toasted Coconut Chips!

Blend away!


And here’s a little Dough Boy excitement:


OpenSky is helping me giveaway a Vita-mix!! I was very lucky to get one as a product to review last year, and from the bottom of my heart I gave it glowing reviews. I didn’t realize what all the hype was about until I started to PLAY with it. Man is this thing powerful and versatile.

Win one of your own by following me on OpenSky [per usual, if you’re already following, you’re already entered!] Winner announced on Friday!

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I had my smoothie with some Gypsy Coconut Chia Chai tea that I got for Xmas!



Last night I went to bed feeling really anxious. A lot of important emails came in my inbox (including our taxes from our new accountant! Ahhh!) and I went to bed with a massive to-do list for this morning. I’m slowing chipping away and hope I’ll be able to get back to regular scheduling by the afternoon since for once my calendar is wide open today. Breathe. Breathe.

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1 Jackie @ Baking Charms April 13, 2011 at 8:11 am

Ahhhh Dean & Deluca :) Your mug just made me miss Charlotte really bad!


2 Jackie April 13, 2011 at 8:12 am

I don’t think I can handle another day without trying those coconut chips! I want the dough boy smoothie too, but the hubs shattered my mixer and well a Vita-Mix is in my very distant future!


3 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table April 13, 2011 at 8:13 am

Awesome give away! I already follow you on OpenSky and am crossing my fingers!

I’m in the same boat with the to do list anxiety. Good luck today – it will all get done (that’s what I keep telling myself)!


4 Angie @ Musings of a Violet Monkey April 13, 2011 at 8:17 am

Awesome. Who wouldn’t love a Vita-Mix? I eye ’em every time I am in Costo (where they are a *little* bit cheaper), but haven’t been willing to shell out the moolah for one yet.

That smoothie always looks so good… I’m guessing it tastes like blended overnight oats? :)



5 Holly @ The Runny Egg April 13, 2011 at 8:22 am

Holy cow – I would love to win a VitaMix!I’m already following you, so for now I’ll keep my fingers crossed.

I tried a version of your dough boy smoothie yesterday for breakfast and it tasted so good! The texture was so creamy!


6 Ann @ Day by Day April 13, 2011 at 8:23 am

The coconut flakes on top seal the deal for me. Looks wonderful! Meeting with the accountant sounds like a blast. Have a good day!


7 Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday April 13, 2011 at 8:26 am

My coconut oil is always solid at room temperature, even in the summer with the A/C off. I guess my house is just cold.


8 Freya (Brit Chick Runs) April 13, 2011 at 8:26 am

Ohh Vita-Mix – Vincent (my one) is the best thing that has ever happened to me! I thought I knew what blending was…til I got him 😛
Good luck with the list :)


9 Amy April 13, 2011 at 8:27 am

Good luck getting through your to-do list today!

I looooooooove today’s placemat. I love those colors!


10 sweeter salt April 13, 2011 at 8:28 am

That looks sooo delicious. Also, coveting that bowl – so pretty with the pink smoothie.



11 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat April 13, 2011 at 8:28 am

Amazing giveaway Kath!!! I already follow you on OpenSky but am not sure if Canadian residents are eligible – I think they only ship to the US. Nevertheless, your breakfast looks gorgeous as always!


12 Stacey (The Home-Cooked Vegan) April 13, 2011 at 8:28 am

Uck, I hate going to bed with tons of things on my mind! I hope you are able to get your work done today :) Love the pink color that the strawberries add! Cute bowl too 😀


13 Megan @ Loving the little things April 13, 2011 at 8:29 am

Anything doughy is a WINNER in my book!

Would LOVE LOVE LOVE to own my own vita mix. That would be ahhhhh-mazing :)

I blogged a day’s worth of eats and thought of you….in more ways than one. I had one of your favorite things :)


14 Sarah @ The Strength of Faith April 13, 2011 at 8:32 am

I feel that anxiety. Yesterday I woke up to a broken furnace, a funeral service that I need to find an organist for (I’m a minister), no internet in my office, a missing tax form and a blog glitch. Ommmmmmm.


15 Kayla April 13, 2011 at 8:32 am

I love the touch of pink in the smoothie:) I’m a berries girl! Chai tea is one of my favourite teas. I have not tried any Gypsy coconut chai tea though (Actually, I didn’t know there is such a thing). Why is it that I never get such interesting gifts for xmas?


16 khushboo April 13, 2011 at 8:33 am

Strawberries and banana is my fave combo! Yogurt is always my go-to smoothie thickener. Will defo try soaking the milk + chia seeds overnight instead for a change..


17 Krystina (Organically Me) April 13, 2011 at 8:33 am

I had a strawberry banana SIAB today, too! Love. 😀


18 Rachel April 13, 2011 at 8:38 am

Ack! Something isn’t working for me on their sign-up page…will try again later today. (It just keeps re-loading the same page when I try to put my info in and press “sign up”). Who knows, it’s probably somehow my fault!


19 Rachel April 13, 2011 at 8:40 am

Just kidding! It’s working now! :)


20 KathEats April 13, 2011 at 8:41 am

Oh good!


21 Baking Books April 13, 2011 at 9:18 am

The same thing happens to me. Not working and I don’t get a newsletter (cause I did subscribe before).

What an amazing give-away Kath!

Your “smoothie” – do you need a Vita for it? And do you put it all in the blender and put the actual blender in the fridge? Could do it during the day for a snack too 😉


22 Jen H April 13, 2011 at 9:20 am

I’m having the same issue now :(


23 Joanne April 13, 2011 at 8:39 am

The smoothie looks so good.
Ick! Taxes! Good luck on getting it all done.


24 Erika April 13, 2011 at 8:39 am

looks yummy! Do you the satiety of the doughboy smoothie is the same as hot oatmeal? This would be great for summer!


25 KathEats April 13, 2011 at 8:41 am

Yes, it seems to!


26 Erika April 13, 2011 at 8:50 am

oops left out *think* but thanks! I’ll definitely try it out!


27 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) April 13, 2011 at 8:39 am

I’m with you on the anxiety…I need to breathe too. Taxes, stress, money you name it, it’s causing me stress. I hope you have a great day Kath.


28 chloe@ 321delish April 13, 2011 at 8:40 am

I bet banana chips would taste good in that smoothie too!


29 Krissy @ Shiawase Life April 13, 2011 at 8:41 am

AHHH! I am so making that for breakfast tomorrow!!! =D Did a SIAB this morning at around 7 AM, but feeling hungry already – this looks like it’ll be a good fix for that!

And VITAMIX! OMG…what a great opportunity!! =D


30 Chelsea April 13, 2011 at 8:42 am

I hate going to bed with to much on my mind! I struggled with it last night too! Smoothie looks great! Also where did the pictures on your kitchen wall come from??


31 KathEats April 13, 2011 at 8:53 am



32 Ky G April 13, 2011 at 8:44 am

Oh goody goody! A VITAMIX…crossing fingers, eyes, toes, arms & legs!


33 Anastasia April 13, 2011 at 8:45 am

I’m definitely going to try the breakfast smoothie recipe. I love overnight oats so I know I’d love this too!

Thanks for the great giveaway! I entered and am excited to see who wins!


34 Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food April 13, 2011 at 8:50 am

mmm mmm those smoothies look great! :)

I am definitely going to enter the giveaway because our costco blender is getting on in years and summer is just around the corner! :)


35 margaret April 13, 2011 at 9:04 am

winning a vita-mix would be like winning the lottery, it would be so amazing, great giveaway


36 Cait @ Beyond Bananas April 13, 2011 at 9:05 am

I would love me some of that Dough Boy Smoothie.. looks delicous.. and the ingredients are staples! EASY!


37 Heather April 13, 2011 at 9:07 am

It isn’t warm enough for a smoothie here yet…soon I hope!

I would love a Vita-Mix – they sound amazing!


38 Lucy @ The Sweet Touch April 13, 2011 at 9:07 am

Hope you can work your way through the to do list, I am still very impressed at how you and Matt are handling all of this!

Maybe if you have any downtime you should start planning a vacation for late in the year to celebrate everything!


39 Kristi @ KristiAteit April 13, 2011 at 9:12 am

I really wanted to make one of these for this morning, but I never set it up last night. Now I’m jealous.
I’m obsessed with my vita-mix! That thing is so awesome. What a great giveaway!


40 presley April 13, 2011 at 9:17 am

What an exciting giveaway! They really are hookin’ your readers up!!


41 Ashley (The Vegetable Life) April 13, 2011 at 9:19 am

OH MOY GOODNESS!!?!?! Giving away a Vita-Mix! That is like a dream come true!!!!! Gah, I would be the happiest girl in the world if I won… good thing I am already following you on OpenSky!


42 Emily G. April 13, 2011 at 9:20 am

Oh, I ALMOST bought a Vita-Mix this weekend. It was QVC’s special value thing..but still, at $449, I couldn’t bring myself to buy it. School comes first :(

Also, did those chalkboard wine glasses ever make their debut with OpenSky?


43 KathEats April 13, 2011 at 9:22 am

They just went out!!


44 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope April 13, 2011 at 9:22 am

These smoothies are great Kath – and I love all the different variations you come up with!


45 Jennie April 13, 2011 at 9:24 am

I’ve been stressed lately, busy time of year for me with wrapping up the school year. My “theme” song lately is Keep Breathing by Ingrid Michaelson. Have you heard it? Love it. :)


46 KathEats April 13, 2011 at 10:05 am

Lovely song!


47 Dimple Snatcher April 13, 2011 at 9:26 am

Huh, it’s like a smoothie-oatmeal mix. Interestingggg


48 rebecca lustig April 13, 2011 at 9:27 am

I looove making smoothies, even if it seems like such a process.

sending deep breaths your way!


49 Ashley @ Feeding Ashley April 13, 2011 at 9:28 am

Yay giveaway! I hear so much about the vitamix but I don’t think I could ever shell out that much money for a blender. No matter how amazing.


50 Kate @ NaturaStride April 13, 2011 at 9:31 am

I need to try one of these dough boy smoothies. I recently bought a bag of unsweetened coconut (inspired by you!). I have slowly started to add it to EVERYTHING.
Good luck with your to do list! You’ll feel better once you start crossing things off.


51 [email protected] April 13, 2011 at 9:32 am

I LOVE that Gypsy tea. I have a Pumpkin Spice one that is SO yummy!

And I recently got that exact same VitaMix – you are so right, you don’t realize what you’ve been missing out on until you start playing around with it!


52 katie April 13, 2011 at 9:34 am

I tried out a version of your dough boy this morning for the first time, and fell in love. I can see a definite streak of smoothies in my near future. I also love how they aren’t cold, and its just like thinned out cookie dough for breakfast! Thanks for the inspiration per usual kath :) good luck with your day!


53 Nicole April 13, 2011 at 9:43 am

Ooh, a Vita-mix would be awesome. My mom just got one, and I’m SO jealous. I blend everything in the food processor. I did break out the blender a couple times recently, but it makes a weird smell when I use it. Not sure if that’s normal or just from non use.


54 Christina April 13, 2011 at 9:47 am

I LURVE me some chai tea! Love the mug :)


55 Ashley April 13, 2011 at 9:50 am

Okay…I need to make this smoothie! Not sure what the hold up is…I know I would love it. Tomorrow!


56 Abby April 13, 2011 at 9:50 am

Holy moly–a Vita Mix giveaway? That’s the best thing I’ve seen so far today! :) Hope you have a better day today! :)


57 Rachel @ The Avid Appetite April 13, 2011 at 9:51 am

I often make something similar using an immersion blender since I don’t have a VitaMix.When I use the immersion blender it still comes out a bit…um, chunky? Does the Vita eliminate that?


58 KathEats April 13, 2011 at 10:04 am

Yeah, a Vitamix would solve all of your problems :)


59 Jen April 13, 2011 at 9:57 am

Oh the things I would do for a Vita Mix!!! Already following you :)
Good luck getting everything done this morning!!!


60 Kelly April 13, 2011 at 10:00 am

Where can I find the art work posted behind your vit-mix??? I love it!


61 KathEats April 13, 2011 at 10:05 am

It was an Opensky deal earlier this year. It should be back in the store soon


62 Susan April 13, 2011 at 11:15 am

I went to Opensky and tried to find your “store,” but the only thing I see is the carafe & glass. Is your store still there?


63 KathEats April 13, 2011 at 12:50 pm

Yes, it will be back soon. They have undergone some changes to the format. Should be back in a week or two


64 Alaina April 13, 2011 at 10:06 am

I love those posters in your kitchen. I may have to pick some up. :-)


65 Jessica April 13, 2011 at 10:09 am

OMG! A vita-mix??? Have been coveting one for years. Just haven’t brought myself to do it yet. Fingers, toes, legs, crossed!


66 lynn @ the actor's diet April 13, 2011 at 10:09 am

i’m pretty sure i already follow you on opensky, but when i clicked to log in to make sure, it doesn’t allow you to? or sign up?


67 Stace April 13, 2011 at 10:12 am

I love Chai tea but Coconut Chai sounds even better!


68 Sarah L April 13, 2011 at 10:17 am

Love the bowl that your smoothie is in! It screams “Spring!!”


69 Michelle | GOLD-HEARTED GIRL April 13, 2011 at 10:18 am

I’m already following you on OpenSky, yay! I reallyyyyy want a Vitamix! I’ve been making smoothies in my food processor, which sometimes doesn’t go so well. Fingers crossed! Thanks for the opportunity!



70 Karen April 13, 2011 at 10:22 am

So generous of you and Open Sky to repeat this sweet giveaway, Kath! A Vita-mix is pretty special, indeed!


71 Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out April 13, 2011 at 10:57 am

I know that overwhelmed feeling. It will pass and I hope it does quicky.

A Vitamix giveaway is epic!!!!


72 Lilly April 13, 2011 at 11:02 am

Wow, Vita Mix give away… best give away ever! This dough boy would sure be one of the first things I would do if I won. Hope your day is a breeze!


73 Susan (Oliepants) April 13, 2011 at 11:18 am

Other than being delicious, I think what’s makes this even more delicious is the color!!! How pretty. A perfect start to the day.


74 Angel7 April 13, 2011 at 11:39 am

Next to blueberries, strawberries are my favorite fruit. That smoothie looks so good!

Beautiful, sunny weather today! It is just a tad bit chilly, but I do not mind.



75 Tracy April 13, 2011 at 11:46 am

OK I definitely just “followed” you on open sky…what an awesome giveaway!


76 Dalai Lina April 13, 2011 at 11:53 am

I never thought of putting your overnight oats in your blender – brilliant! You are just darling, by the way…good luck with your to do list…


77 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) April 13, 2011 at 11:56 am

Crossing my fingers and toes for that giveaway :)


78 Paige(Running Around Normal) April 13, 2011 at 12:02 pm

I almost almost tried a doughboy smoothie yesterday – perhaps tomorrow I will! I’m definitely intrigued!


79 Natalia - a side of simple April 13, 2011 at 12:13 pm

Waking up to a dough boy smoothie sounds like the perfect way to release some of that anxiety from last night. Hope things play out well today for you and that you get what you need to accomplished!


80 Nichole April 13, 2011 at 12:16 pm

Made my first batch of coconut butter this weekend in my vitamixer, and I am so happy to hear that it softens up when it warms up. We are still cold here in Idaho:(.


81 Tamra April 13, 2011 at 12:31 pm

The blue bowl is back! I’ve been looking for these… where can I find them?
Love it!


82 KathEats April 13, 2011 at 12:51 pm

It’s from OpenSky but unfortunately no longer available


83 Hope April 13, 2011 at 12:56 pm

That smoothie looks so good! This is the best giveaway!!! I have been wanting a Vita-Mix so badly! I can never make any of these amazing smoothies I keep seeing because I don’t have a blender. :( So it would be awesome to win one! :)


84 Amanda M. April 13, 2011 at 12:57 pm

Crazy, just before I read your blog today I was reading “Peas and Thank You” and saw Mama Pea’s Vitamix. Then I thought to myself “Oh man, I would LOVE to have one. Maybe someday someone will have a giveaway”! Maybe today will be my lucky day?!? 😉


85 Stephanie @ LiveCookLove April 13, 2011 at 1:00 pm

I’ve been wanting a Vitamix for so long now!!! Awesome giveaway :)


86 Cindy April 13, 2011 at 1:15 pm

I hope your to do list goes easily for you!


87 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife April 13, 2011 at 1:40 pm

It will all be good- you can do it!! :)


88 Nina @ SLO Foodie April 13, 2011 at 1:59 pm

Loving the looks of that smoothie! I’ve had the honor of using a VitaMix just once before. I was definitely in blended/pureed/chopped/smoothie heaven. :)


89 olivewineandfood April 13, 2011 at 2:25 pm

wow i really want a vita mix. my blender was my grandma’s probably from 50 years ago.


90 Namaste Gurl April 13, 2011 at 3:37 pm

I’m so trying out this overnight oat- type smoothie! Looks delicious, and love that you added coconut and strawberries this time! Chocolate next, maybe? :)


91 Molly April 13, 2011 at 5:40 pm

I’m looking forward to waking up Saturday morning to make this!


92 Lisa (bakebikeblog) April 13, 2011 at 5:54 pm

oooh I really love those art prints! Let us know when they are available again!


93 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin April 13, 2011 at 5:54 pm

Coconut chai tea is amazing! Celestial Seasonings has that flavour too and I love it!


94 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) April 13, 2011 at 6:26 pm

That coconut butter looks amazing!! I have a jar of it, I need to eat it more often. SO YUMMY!

Great giveaway! Vita-Mix rocks!


95 Serena April 13, 2011 at 6:29 pm

What a yummy smoothie! I will seriously be making that fro breakfast tommorrow :)
By the way, I love your blog!


96 Jess (Sweet Potato) April 13, 2011 at 7:31 pm

Ooo what a fabulous giveaway! I follow you on opensky!


97 lauri (RedHeadRecipes.com) April 13, 2011 at 7:44 pm

Oh My Gosh!! I Made one of your dough boy smoothies this morning and added strawberries too!!! How Funny!?!?!

I would LOVE a vita-mix… Just don’t have the extra cash for one right now! A dietitian’s salary doesn’t go too far… 😉


98 Kat @ Cupcake Kat April 13, 2011 at 9:01 pm

Oh my gosh I would love to have a Vita Mix. please, please, please


99 Andrea G April 13, 2011 at 9:22 pm

If only my blender worked well enough, I would make this. :)
But now I’m following you on OpenSky! Yay!


100 Hannah April 13, 2011 at 11:47 pm

Oh my, those coconut chips win out over my measly desiccated coconut anyday!


101 Ashley April 14, 2011 at 12:00 am

Vita-mix is filled and in the fridge!!


102 alana (at) the food April 14, 2011 at 9:44 am

whomever wins that vita-mix BETTER appreciate it as much as i would 😛
they are so pricey, but totally worth it! (or so i’ve heard!)


103 Anne April 15, 2011 at 10:13 am

I already follow you and hope I can win a Vita-Mix! My old blender died and this would be an amazing replacement! (much better than a cheap blender from the store!)


104 Suzibeck April 15, 2011 at 11:05 am

I’ve recently started making green smoothies. I love them but my family can not stand the texture they have made with my old Osterizer. I really want a Vitamix to make a nice smooth texture so I can get my family consuming more veggies. When I first heard about the Vitamix I thought there was no way I would pay that much for blender. Now I’m saving pennies for one. I hope I can win one and get it much faster that way.


105 Kate April 15, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Just joined OpenSky to follow you. Looking forward to seeing how this works! I give my food processor quite a workout, so a Vitamix would be a real treat. PS – Coconut Chai tea sounds great…especially alongside a ripe banana.


106 Mary Beth April 16, 2011 at 7:46 pm

Awesome giveaway!!!


107 Danielle April 18, 2011 at 1:47 pm

A friend (and coworker) of mine recently purchased a Vita-Mix and I’ve been drooling over it ever since. I’d love to win one and be able to cross is off my wish list! Thanks, I just followed you with OpenSky. I’m new to that so I wasn’t sure if there was anything else I needed to do. I’m anxious to follow you and your delicious recipes too (:


108 Lindsey @ Enjoying Healthy Foods April 19, 2011 at 4:33 pm

Drooling over your over night smoothie!!! Trying that tonight/tomorrow. I follow you on Open Sky already!


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