Oatmeal Sunrise

October 28, 2011

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The sun didn’t rise until breakfast was made. Guess she was on the hunt for a bowl of oats to start her day!

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Every morning when I wake up I consider what to have for breakfast. Sometimes I have a plan already – overnight oats or a special food brought home like a muffin to dictate what I have. But most mornings I decide in bed. Not that oatmeal isn’t very healthy, but I always think: “A big fruity smoothie would be a great way to start today.”

And then I get up. Hunger hits with a bang. And all that sounds good are huge bowls of oats, muffin and nut butter! I’ve always had a hearty morning appetite, and oatmeal is always the best solution for it. Stick to your ribs!

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Today’s bowl was Coach’s oats with pumpkin stirred in at end, plus half a banana, chia seeds, a pinch of salt, 1/2 cup each of water and milk – plus Carrot Raisin Walnut muffin crumbles on top and Wild Squirrel butter.

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Plus – a new totally amazing tea by Adagio that I ordered – Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream! It’s heavenly. Just what you’d hope for!

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Happy Friday Friends!

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1 Brittany @ Eating Bird Food October 28, 2011 at 7:45 am

Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream tea? I need that in my life!

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2 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope October 28, 2011 at 7:47 am

Your breakfast looks perfect for fall! I love the hints of orange. Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream tea sounds heavenly! Happy Friday Kath! :)

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3 Kristy @ KristyRuns October 28, 2011 at 7:47 am

Whoa. P. Spice Ice Cream is a TEA? Umm…yes, please!

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4 Amanda October 28, 2011 at 7:49 am

I love your bright and sunny breakfast photos! The crumbled muffin pieces on top look delicious too, and your tea selection lately has been fantastic! I’m a big fan of “dessert” teas.

Did you figure out how to get the foam to stay put?

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5 KathEats October 28, 2011 at 7:51 am

30 seconds of heat in the mug, pour tea on top

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6 Johanna B October 28, 2011 at 7:51 am

I’ve been drinking Bigelow’s Pumpkin Spice Tea every morning and it’s very good but Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream? Wow. Must try soon.

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7 Molly @ RDexposed October 28, 2011 at 7:53 am

I can’t seem to be creative at 6am for my breakfast. I’m lucky if I paid attention enough to grab cinnamon rather than cumin when I season my oatmeal. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been unlucky!

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8 Stacy @ Every Little Thing October 28, 2011 at 7:54 am

As annoying as it is to be hungry approximately 2 seconds after waking up, it’s such a good feeling to eat a hearty breakfast and fill my stomach!

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9 kelsey @ living the gluten free life October 28, 2011 at 7:55 am

That tea sounds absolutely heavenly! I’ll have to search for some – looove the idea of adding the frothed milk to it ;).

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10 Julia H. @ The Petite Spiel October 28, 2011 at 7:57 am

I’m with you on oatmeal–I really need something filling in the morning, and oatmeal definitely sticks to my ribs! I don’t understand people who are good with just eating a cereal bar or a piece of fruit for breakfast. My tummy needs more!

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11 Jules @ La Petite Maison Verte October 28, 2011 at 7:57 am

Your breakfasts always look so delicious and satisfying. And that tea sounds just perfect! I just picked up chia seeds for the first time yesterday so I’m going to try them this morning in my oatmeal! Can’t wait :-)

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12 Hillary October 28, 2011 at 8:01 am

I’m sorry, did you say pumpkin ice cream tea?
Must. Have.

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13 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen October 28, 2011 at 8:03 am

That tea sounds delicious!

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14 Katie October 28, 2011 at 8:05 am

I wish one day to have breakfast at your house! ha!

Happy Friday!

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15 Christine @ Oatmeal in my Bowl October 28, 2011 at 8:08 am

I am highly jealous of your tea. :) And your carrot raisin walnut muffin. Haha.
Btw, love that tea towel!

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16 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga October 28, 2011 at 8:09 am

I love the sounds of the pumpkin Spice Ice Cream tea. Whoa. I think I need to place an order! :)

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17 Cara @ EAT. PRAY. RUN. October 28, 2011 at 8:11 am

I am the same way about breakfast…the night before I’ll think up some type of fancy egg sandwhich or pancakes but come the next morning – all I have is oats on the mind!

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18 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat October 28, 2011 at 8:12 am

That tea sounds like something I could drink in gallons!!! Happy Friday Kath!

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19 Khushboo October 28, 2011 at 8:13 am

I’ve heard of chai flavoured ice cream, not vice versa…wow!

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20 Angel7 October 28, 2011 at 8:15 am

Pumpkin tea… Plus, icecream in it as well… Wow!!! … Adagio comes up with some great concoctions!

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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21 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats October 28, 2011 at 8:15 am

These tea flavors are just crazy! I can’t even imagine what they taste like, I guess I’ll have to try one out!

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22 Lindsay @ biking before bed October 28, 2011 at 8:15 am

I think that tea sounds like your best one yet! Is it a black tea?

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23 KathEats October 28, 2011 at 8:18 am

Yup!

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24 kathleen @ the daily crumb October 28, 2011 at 8:17 am

pumpkin spice ICE CREAM tea?! oh my goodness does that sound delicious! i hear you on the breakfast cravings… i always “plan” for a green monster or eggs with veggies, but then when push comes to shove, it’s oats or another carboliscious breakfast calling my name :)

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25 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count October 28, 2011 at 8:25 am

The tea sounds wonderful!

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26 Antonia October 28, 2011 at 8:29 am

This combination is great for the fall. I always love your photos and I love the hints of orange. Have a wonderful day!

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27 Aine @ Something to Chew Over October 28, 2011 at 8:30 am

This looks deliciously filling! I love a hearty breakfast, especially as it gets colder :)

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28 Meaghan O'Connor (My Spoonful of Inspiration) October 28, 2011 at 8:31 am

Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream tea?! Sounds like a little bit of fall heaven :)

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29 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes October 28, 2011 at 8:32 am

Yum! Perfect breakfast! Love the bowl :)

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30 Sarah@The Flying ONION October 28, 2011 at 8:33 am

I’m always in the mood for a hearty breakfast too (unless I had too hearty of a dinner the night before, in which case a smoothie sounds right on target!) ;)

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31 Erin (Travel Eat Repeat) October 28, 2011 at 8:35 am

I actually tried Coach’s Oats for the first time this week — a sample from Fitbloggin’, I think — and didn’t like it at all! After seeing them all over the blogs, I thought they might be okay but something about the texture totally turned me off.

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32 KathEats October 28, 2011 at 12:46 pm

They are chewier – like steel cut oats. Have you had steel cut before?

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33 Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) October 29, 2011 at 10:50 am

Yes. Maybe my mistake was using them in overnight oats instead of cooked oats, I don’t know. I’ll stick to my usual Quaker old-fashioned oats for now.

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34 The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh October 28, 2011 at 8:35 am

Now THAT looks like a meal that’ll stick with ya!

I just so wish my body wasn’t revolting against flavored oatmeal right now. It’s currently only accepting plain ol’ oatmeal. Boo!

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35 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) October 28, 2011 at 8:37 am

I need that tea! YUM! I just messed up my oats by putting a protein powder in them that I’ve never tried before. HUGE breakfast fail. Now I ruined my favorite part of my morning. Oh well, lesson learned. Your breakfast looks amazing! I will live through your eats this morning…not mine.

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36 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table October 28, 2011 at 8:49 am

Now I have Tequila Sunrise stuck in my head… it’s 5 o’clock somewhere, right?! ;)

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37 Cait's Plate October 28, 2011 at 8:50 am

I did Coach’s Oats with pumpkin and a crumbled pumpkin scone on top the other day (plus sunflower butter of course) – SOOOO delicious!

I do that too with breakfast when I first wake up. Sometimes I think “I want something a little lighter today” and then as soon as I’m up and about that changes!

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38 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries October 28, 2011 at 8:51 am

Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream TEA?! Wow, that sounds fantastic. I just bought some real pumpkin spice ice cream, and I’m in love… now I need to get that tea apparently!

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39 Ashley O. @ The Vegetable Life October 28, 2011 at 8:53 am

Your tea looks like a cappuchino, and VERY professional :)

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40 Cat @Breakfast to Bed October 28, 2011 at 8:59 am

You just said “stick to your ribs” like my southern MawMaw. Now please say “bless her heart” so I can feel even homier.

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41 Bronwyn October 28, 2011 at 9:15 am

That tea sound AMAZING. And your bowl of oats is calling to me, I think it’s time to switch from toast to oats. Warm, filling, creamy.

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42 Rebecca October 28, 2011 at 9:47 am

That tea sounds absolutely swoon-worthy!! I had a pumpkin pie smoothie in a sunbutter jar today and it was everything I hoped for…I love when that happens!

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43 Krystina (Organically Me) October 28, 2011 at 9:55 am

Pumpkin spice ice cream TEA!? I need to try this brand.

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44 Joanne October 28, 2011 at 10:09 am

Happy Friday Kath! So bright and cheerful AND a great bowl of oats.

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45 J3nn(Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) October 28, 2011 at 10:17 am

Oatmeal is very filling! Almost too filling, lol.

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46 Emmy (Wine and Butter) October 28, 2011 at 10:32 am

I’m the exact same way!! I CANNOT get by on anything that isnt super filling in the AM (Although yogurt and dried fruit and nuts works really well too). And, pretty much no matter what I eat, Im always starving the whole morning anyway and HAVE to eat lunch by midday. Basically Im not full until ive eaten about 1000 calories… sometimes I think I should just surrender and have some HUMUNGOUS brunch style thing and be done with it until dinner. Not sure how work would react to me feasting on french toast every morning at 10am though…. Have a great weekend sweet lady!

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47 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles October 28, 2011 at 10:34 am

It does just stick to the ribs, doesn’t it?! I do the same thing when planning. :) No matter what I choose it will be delicious!

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48 Caitlin @ Vegetarian in the City October 28, 2011 at 10:51 am

what a lovely breakfast. the colors in your pictures are beautiful!

i was curious about what Flying Squirrel Nut butter could be ! it looks so perfect – runny, oatmeal friendly texture. I want some!

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49 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife October 28, 2011 at 10:58 am

It totally depends–some mornings I am super hungry, and some only a little bit. Plus I work out/teach fitness classes in the a.m. so I can not eat a lot–or else I get sick! haha.

Love that tea idea :)

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50 Stef @ Living HI October 28, 2011 at 11:45 am

That tea sounds amazing, what a perfect compliment to your pumpkin oats.

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51 Darien October 28, 2011 at 12:11 pm

that tea sounds divine!

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52 Ellie@fitforthesoul October 28, 2011 at 12:17 pm

whoaaa that tea sounds crazy awesome! And I totally feel the way you do about breakfast. Like today, I woke up and was able to do my morning stuff and relax. Then BAM! My stomach DEMANDED for oatmeal. I promise, it talks to me! :)

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53 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning October 28, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Oatmeal is still the only breakfast that I have found that will keep me full for hours!
Are Coach’s Oats chewy? I used to make these delicious, chewy oats that had the best texture and can’t find them anymore.
Just thinking about them makes me drool a little bit!

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54 KathEats October 28, 2011 at 12:47 pm

They are somewhat chewy – kind of like one of those nine grain hot cereal type mixes? I should have given you some when you visited – I have tons!

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55 Emily October 28, 2011 at 12:43 pm

oats looking great, as usual! Happy Friday!

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56 Alaina October 28, 2011 at 1:03 pm

I have got to look into getting those teas! I love the flavors that you’ve been having. :-)

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57 Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather October 28, 2011 at 1:14 pm

I need that tea in my life! It sounds perfect and cozy.

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58 Andrea October 28, 2011 at 1:17 pm

Is this the tea? http://www.adagio.com/signature_blend/blend.html?blend=17696 Wanted to check since the name is slightly different and the one review wasn’t that good. Sounds delicious though!

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59 KathEats October 28, 2011 at 1:31 pm

That’s it!!

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60 Andrea October 28, 2011 at 4:45 pm

Great, thanks!

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61 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin October 28, 2011 at 5:41 pm

I have a huge appetite in the mornings too. A smoothie just wouldn’t cut it for me! Oatmeal or yogurt messes with Greek yogurt are the only way to go. :D

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62 Living, Learning, Eating October 29, 2011 at 6:20 am

I have a big AM appetite, too. ;)

Actually, I might just have a big appetite…

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63 Lindsay November 2, 2011 at 8:32 am

Hold the phone…(or blog) pumpkin spice ICE CREAM TEA??? Where can we order???

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