Peanut Butter Sunrise

May 20, 2009

I stayed up late last night playing. I found a way to sync GCal and have determined that Google Tasks rock (well, not quite rock, but I’m pleased).

I got really hungry around 11 (stayed up till midnight) and had a small bowl of AgavePlus granola and Special K mixed with soymilk

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Today’s breakfast needed to be lighter since I have to go running by 10:30 to get in a noontime meeting. So I made a smoothie –

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  • 1/3 cup raw rolled oats
  • 2/3 cup soy milk
  • 1 small banana
  • 2 tbsp PB2 
  • ~8 ice cubes

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The PB2 was totally awesome with PB flavor!

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I continued the PB theme with a small piece of Flax Oat Bran with some Naturally More 

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Sadly, it looks like our furry animals have passed away. They look like they are taking naps, but I’m pretty sure they are permanently sleeping :( I don’t think they were mice – my parents have mice in their old house and these guys looked different. I’ll have to have Matt bury them this afternoon.

Kelsey is coming for lunch!!

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1 yadi May 20, 2009 at 8:21 am

Love oatmeal smoothies, my husband’s favorite… This sounds so yummy, need to find some PB2.


2 Holly May 20, 2009 at 8:22 am

I am so wanting one of those IPhones – you will have to let me know if its worth all the $$$. Looks like an awesome start to the day – PB smoothies are the best!

Have a good one~


3 The Novice Berker May 20, 2009 at 8:24 am

Glad you’re having so much fun with your new toy! 😉 Love all of the PB deliciousness, YUM!


4 Kate the Baker May 20, 2009 at 8:24 am

=( Sorry to hear about the little buddies. At least they probobly went peacefully – here at my house they would have been ambushed by cats!

Smoothie looks awesome! I need to try out PB2 as well, although I highly doubt anything could top good ole’ fresh ground peanut butter. I’m actually enjoying a smoothie right now myself.

Combo: 2 oz. strawberries, 1 oz. bluberries, 1 oz. sliced RIPE banana, 1/4 cup Naked Juice Red Machine juice, 2 tsp creamy almond butter, 2 tbsp plain yogurt, 1/2 cup of unsalted cottage cheese, and a few cups of ice. Mmm…


5 Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) May 20, 2009 at 8:25 am

Oooh I need to get some PB2 for smoothies! Such a brilliant idea!

Aww how sad about our furry friends. May the rest in peace =)


6 Matt (NoMeatAthlete) May 20, 2009 at 8:26 am

iPhone looks sharp! My smoothies have gotten so much better since I started reading blogs like this, and you just gave me a new idea… rolled oats! Do you just put them in whole?

I love getting more and more whole-food ingredients to start every single day!


7 Melissa @ For the Love of Health May 20, 2009 at 8:29 am

New toys are fun! The Iphone is sooo sleek!
What a great looking smoothy! So yum! I need to get myself a great blender and make one!

Have a great day!


8 syl May 20, 2009 at 8:32 am

Awww, RIP furry friends :(

That smoothie looks like a delicious way to start the day…yummm. Enjoy your Wednesday!


9 Rose May 20, 2009 at 8:37 am

Liked your article on Gather!


10 Nicole May 20, 2009 at 8:43 am

Poor little guys!

I am very interested in the oats in your smoothie! I must try this soon.


11 caitlin May 20, 2009 at 8:46 am

aww poor mices!

i had a post on fat talk this morning that i wanted to share with you and your readers!

spread the word about ending fat talk!


12 Michelle Hisae May 20, 2009 at 8:47 am

That smoothie sounds AMAZING! And I love your artistic shot with the straw in focus and the rest not. Great use of the macro setting! :)


13 Oh She Glows May 20, 2009 at 8:48 am

Love your phone!!!


14 brandi May 20, 2009 at 8:49 am

aw, poor little guys :(

i love PB2 in smoothies – it’s so good.


15 Melissa (fitnessnyc) May 20, 2009 at 8:50 am

that was an AMAZING AMAZING article!


16 Casey May 20, 2009 at 8:53 am

Have you tried Remember the Milk? It’s a really powerful tasks/to-do online tool and it has a really slick iPhone app! I’m as obsessed with Remember the Milk as you are with Todoist 😉


17 Melissa May 20, 2009 at 8:58 am

Can NEVER go wrong with peanut butter!!


18 Angie May 20, 2009 at 9:07 am

Yummy breakfast! I’ve been planning to try PB2 in a smoothie- I’ll have to give it a try now!

Sorry about the furry friends! Makes me sad….


19 Angie May 20, 2009 at 9:09 am

Oh- great Gather post! I have such a hard time dragging myself out of bed early to workout- I’ll have to take your advice!


20 Mara @ What's For Dinner? May 20, 2009 at 9:10 am

Have a blast today with Kelsey!!


21 Ellen May 20, 2009 at 9:20 am

i’m pretty sure those were baby squirrels :(

that smoothie sounds great. i must get my hands on some PB2!


22 Colleen May 20, 2009 at 9:24 am

I’m with Ellen, those don’t look like mice at all. And how rude of people to tell you that it was gross and your house was probably infested! That’s awful.


23 Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) May 20, 2009 at 9:27 am

I had a VERY peanut butter-centric dinner last night – 2% fage mixed with Tbs PB2, 1/2 cup frozen berries, Nature’s Path peanut butter granola, and then a big scoop of regular peanut butter. Yum!

Enjoy your run :-)


24 Allison May 20, 2009 at 9:28 am

They looked like possums to me. At least your snake didn’t get them.

Oh, and, hi, I’ve been lurking on your blog for awhile. I love all the great food ideas I get from you.


25 zestycook May 20, 2009 at 9:30 am

That smoothie sounds amazing!!


26 mindy May 20, 2009 at 9:35 am

Colleen, you’re a prissy little thing, aren’t you?


27 Sharon May 20, 2009 at 9:37 am

Smoothie looks great!


28 Heather May 20, 2009 at 9:43 am

Your furry friends look like Voles to me. Kind of a mixture between a mouse and a mole, and they burrow in your lawn. You should google them. If you look closely at your lawn do you see any little holes and trail systems between them?


29 megan May 20, 2009 at 9:50 am

i keep forgetting to try oats in my smoothie – thanks for the reminder!


30 Ellen @ Peace in Motion May 20, 2009 at 9:52 am

mmm peanut butter smoothies!


31 Sheri May 20, 2009 at 10:00 am

Great phone! :( that is to bad about the furry like guys. Going to have to try that smoothie it sounds delish!


32 Christina May 20, 2009 at 10:01 am

I’m loving all your ways of using PB2. I’ve had a few jars for a while now and it’s taking me forever to get through them. That smoothie sounds amazing!


33 Leah May 20, 2009 at 10:14 am

I think it is so interesting that you put oats in your smoothies! Does it thicken the smoothie, or add to the texture, or do they just disappear?


34 Shannon (The Daily Balance) May 20, 2009 at 10:19 am

love all the PB goodness this morning! 😉


35 Sarah (lovINmytummy) May 20, 2009 at 10:26 am

Ew, the only thing yuckier than live critters is dead critters!

I think we will see a lot of convenience meals while you play with your iPhone!!! 😉


36 Jennifer May 20, 2009 at 10:30 am

I like the oats in your smoothie idea too. Does it keep you full longer? B/c when I see these other smoothies people make with just fruit, yogurt and maybe milk, I don’t know how the heck they are not hungry in like, an hour.


37 Colleen May 20, 2009 at 10:44 am

Mindy, I’m probably the least-prissy person I know. I would have been the one to take those babies in the house and nurse them back to health…no matter what kind of animal they were. I just think it’s rude of people to say things like “Oh my God Kath, that’s totally gross, they’re probably all in the walls of your house.” Good grief. They were in her garage and last time I checked all garages open to the outdoors.


38 Christina MINDFUL LIVING May 20, 2009 at 10:54 am

yummm that smoothie looks delish! my mouth is watering!!!


39 Kailey (SnackFace) May 20, 2009 at 11:07 am

Every day I find a new reason to buy PB2. That smoothie sounds incredible! Oh, and I’m loving the Naturally More toast to go with it (hmm, I have a jar sitting next to me right now). Aww poor little babies! May they be in a happier place.


40 Help Meghan Run May 20, 2009 at 11:12 am

Wow, your breakfast looks great! I still haven’t tried oats in a smoothie…I am curious as to how it will taste. :)

www. HelpMeghanRun .com


41 Linda May 20, 2009 at 11:30 am

Everyone I know who owns an iPhone absolutely loves it.
I’m so amazed that this one gadget alone can be so universally appealing to so many.

Yet, I’m still holding back. I’ll probably one day end up with my husband’s hand me down internet phones (he has a Google phone and iPhone), but for now, I’m happy in my own sheltered low-tech world.


42 Jenn )) (( May 20, 2009 at 11:35 am

PB2 works great in smoothies. They changed their recipe, it used to be WAY more like gritty, like natural PB. Now it’s smooth and weird.

Aww, those poor babies :( RIP



43 FitFoodie May 20, 2009 at 12:15 pm

I LOVE PB2! I use it for smoothies, pb & j, and asian peanut sauces. It really is great :)


44 Marissa May 20, 2009 at 12:24 pm

That PB smoothie sounds really good!


45 elizabeth May 20, 2009 at 12:26 pm

Hi Kath, I have just ordered PB2 and I am not sure exactly how to use it. When you put it in your smoothie, do you put it in as a powder or mix it with water and then add it. Thanks! Elizabeth


46 Meredith (Pursuing Balance) May 20, 2009 at 12:37 pm

So sad about the little furry cuties!!!


47 Heather May 20, 2009 at 12:55 pm

LOVING the all the pb this morning! I’m going to have to try out this smoothie with my PB2 for myself! :) Smoothies are perfect for a before-running breakfast.

I love how you cut up your toast! It makes it so much more fun to eat. 😉


48 Kath May 20, 2009 at 1:35 pm

Re. Oats in Smoothies,
I just put in raw old fashioned oats whole. They don’t thicken it that much, but they do impart a nice doughy taste, especially if you let it sit overnight.

Casey ,
I would use RTM, but I HATE the colors!!!

Jennifer ,
The oats def. help keep me full. I like to bulk up smoothies so they are thick and/or huge. I agree on just fruit and milk not being enough for me.

elizabeth ,
Just dump that powder whereever you feel like it!!



49 yemek tarifleri May 22, 2009 at 2:09 am

Wow! Glad everyone is so excited about this Weekend Cook and Tell topic, it’s going to be a good one.
yemek tarifleri


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