August 21, 2009

My phone chimed at 5 this morning and of course I had to see who was texting me. It was Matt letting me know that the Fox morning news’ Wilson’s World was at Great Harvest! I used to do shows with Wilson when I worked in PR – I had to get up at 3AM at least twice.

I stumbled downstairs and pushed record on the DVR and went back to sleep, even though I’d gotten in bed around 9:30 and had probably had enough!

2 hours later…another text letting me know that due to technical difficulties Matt hadn’t made it on :( At 7 it was time for me to get up!

And do 20 minutes of yoga! I did Morning Flow and felt limber enough to handle the blender for breakfast –

Smoothie in a bowl (newly coined SIAB) was on my mind!

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Today’s feature ingredients:

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  • Local peach
  • Daisy cottage cheese (1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 a packet Amazing Meal Pom-Mango (I actually do really like this flavor for smoothies because it’s slightly sweet and has guar gum so it makes them thicker!)
  • 1/2 cup soy milk
  • Handful ice


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I was hoping the cottage cheese would impart more of a cheese danish taste, but it did not. I couldn’t really taste it, but I bet it helped cream and thicken.

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I am now sipping Tazo Awake to avoid the caffeine headache I got yesterday (and still kinda have in my shoulders). It appears that having coffee too many mornings in a row while traveling got me addicted again. Gruff. We are out of milk or I would have made coffee.

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The day is wide open for tackling assignments. Working on my first round of Real Food Consultations!

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1 holly the healthy everythingtarian August 21, 2009 at 8:31 am

cottage cheese – i never would have thought of that! just another thing on the list to try out!

love meghann’s blog in the background – happy friday!


2 emmy - eatventures August 21, 2009 at 8:35 am

I know you have a cottage cheese surplus, but what might work for the danish-y flavor would be fat free ricotta cheese.


3 Ashley August 21, 2009 at 8:35 am

SIAB!! [love it!] Thanks for the shout outs yesterday and the night before!! I got a few comments from people in CO excited that I’m making the move..and 1 girl that might be able to help me learn how to start the business out there!! Huuuge help!!! =)


4 Pam (Highway to Health) August 21, 2009 at 8:41 am

Yum cottage cheese in a smoothie is a great idea!!


5 Leianna August 21, 2009 at 8:44 am

I really like this smoothie in a bowl (SIAB) concept! And I never thought of putting cottage cheese in mine!


6 Shannon (The Daily Balance) August 21, 2009 at 8:49 am

SIAB! Love it! Enjoy working on your first round of consultations – how exciting!


7 Christina MINDFUL LIVING August 21, 2009 at 8:52 am

i really would like to try your siabs one day (like how i used your abbreviation? haha) they look very good!


8 Monique August 21, 2009 at 8:53 am

For a cheese danish taste, Non Fat cream cheese would have been a good option… but if you are sold on cottage cheese a lil sweetener in the cheese would do the trick.


9 Mandy August 21, 2009 at 8:55 am

Kath…any tips on storing wine? Like, how long will a red last after it’s been opened and where should it be stored? Fridge? Counter? I’ve googled and gotten mixed results…


10 Brie August 21, 2009 at 8:56 am

My favorite smoothie is about 1 cup of frozen strawberries, 1/2 c. of soy/almond/regular/whatever milk, and 1/2 c. cottage cheese. It tastes like strawberry cheesecake and has tons of protein!


11 JENNA August 21, 2009 at 8:56 am

I really need to try SIAB.


12 Courtney August 21, 2009 at 8:56 am

I keep meaning to buy some peaches at the store but I was reading that pesticides, etc are most prevalent on peaches so I got a little turned off. How do you clean your peaches? I really want to get some!!! Your’s look delish!

Adventures in Tri-ing


13 Stephanie August 21, 2009 at 8:56 am

Is Barney Butter really that good?? I see it on everyone’s blogs but don’t have it in any of my local grocery stores!! I would love to try it! :)


14 Stephanie August 21, 2009 at 8:59 am

I really need to try these Amazing Meal packets… I currently take the Amazing Grass Wheatgrass (pill form – still haven’t adjusted to the taste!) each morning and swear they have kept me going over the past few weeks! Sounds like the mango flavor packet may be better from the taste side, so I gotta check it out!


15 One Year No Diets! August 21, 2009 at 8:59 am

I love your SIAB’s, I may just have to make one myself sometime!


16 Sarah R August 21, 2009 at 9:00 am

I will be having SIAB tomorrow for breakfast. We have some wonderful local peaches ripening right now!


17 Lizzy August 21, 2009 at 9:03 am

SIAB sounds amazing right now. cool and refreshing! :)


18 Voracious Vorilee August 21, 2009 at 9:04 am

Oooh that looks yummy – it could be a way for me to use cottage cheese in recipes beyond stuffed shells or lasagna!


19 megan August 21, 2009 at 9:11 am

yum – cottage cheese in smoothies. a great idea that I never thought of. I’ll have to try it!


20 Eve August 21, 2009 at 9:18 am

Smoothies always ‘sound’ appealing to me in the summer, but when something always seems more appetizing to me. Maybe one day :)


21 Biz August 21, 2009 at 9:35 am

I love adding cottage cheese – it gives it an extra tang!

Hi Meghann!

Happy Friday Kath!


22 Sara August 21, 2009 at 9:52 am

Looks nice – I’ll have to try it one of these days.


23 Help Meghan Run August 21, 2009 at 9:56 am

I *love* smoothies in a bowl! I’ve been eating them for a while, and people think they’re so weird. 😉 I combine a banana, frozen strawberries, flax, and ~1/2 cup skim and eat it with Kashi H2H. Yummy…


24 Sarah August 21, 2009 at 10:06 am

Haha, love Meghann in the background too.

Happy Friday! Hope you get lots accomplished :)


25 Cait (Cait's Plate) August 21, 2009 at 10:06 am

Yay for Real Food Consulations! So exciting!! :)

That bowl o’ smoothie looks delicious :) I have yet to try it…I always mindlessly pour mine into a cup!

Happy Friday!!


26 AnnQ August 21, 2009 at 10:06 am

Super cool about your first Consultations!

BTW, in case you have any questions about being a Nutritionist, my friend Ingrid – who rocks! and who recently starting contributing articles to my site :-) – is a Holistic Health Counselor, and the link to her business is available if you’re interested. :-)

(I’m sure you have it all covered, and probably have LOTS of great contacts already, though!)


27 Nina August 21, 2009 at 10:08 am

gosh, Kath. You’re so creative, i would never have thought to put cottage cheese in my smoothie!


28 Ella August 21, 2009 at 10:12 am

hey Kath! I also worked in PR (3 years) before deciding to go back to school to become an RD. I hear ya about those 3 AM wake-up calls. I don’t miss ONE MINUTE of that past life!!


29 Meghann August 21, 2009 at 10:12 am

I spy my blog in the back ground!


30 brandi August 21, 2009 at 10:16 am

have fun on your first consultations! that’s exciting :)


31 Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now August 21, 2009 at 10:27 am

The smoothie looks so pretty in that bowl! Are you going to try to wean yourself off caffeine?


32 Jenn (www. ) August 21, 2009 at 10:28 am

Aww, too bad Matt didn’t make it on TV :(

Love the SIAB concept lol



33 Angharad August 21, 2009 at 11:01 am

Love that you’re reading Meghann’s blog in the background :)
That breakfast is one big bowl of love!


34 kay (eating machine) August 21, 2009 at 11:02 am

SIAB! Ha, we used to make up acronyms for EVERYTHING in college. it confused people soo bad. but it made us smile!


35 K August 21, 2009 at 11:20 am

Aw sorry to hear Matt didn’t make it on – that would have been exciting!


36 lynn (The Actors Diet) August 21, 2009 at 11:31 am

what a gorgeous bowl!


37 Courtney Worthington August 21, 2009 at 11:37 am

I love your smoothies in a bowl! 😀 I’m just not much of a soup kinda gal. I like me some chunky chunky.


38 Courtney Worthington August 21, 2009 at 11:38 am

But, I have to give SIAB a try. :)


39 Rose-Anne August 21, 2009 at 11:39 am

Stephanie (commenter #13): Yes, Barney Butter is THAT GOOD! It’s amazing, if a little bit expensive. But a big jar lasts a while, so the price isn’t too bad over the long haul.

I echo some other commenters: ricotta cheese is the way to go. Ricotta milkshake! With fruit and maybe a tiny bit of sweetener, it tastes like drinkable cheesecake. Yum!


40 Bec August 21, 2009 at 11:50 am

that smoothy looks fantastic, I love the idea of eating it out of bowl


41 Kath August 21, 2009 at 12:37 pm

Mandy ,
I store red for 2-3 days and we use one of those air pump things to cap it. My dad stores it in the fridge, where it lasts longer, and microwaves it to heat it back up, but I have yet to try that method. White usually lasts 3-5 days in my fridge. That’s one of the cons of opening a bottle – it’s never as good the next few days. Boxed wine is great for that though.

Courtney ,
I’ve been buying local peaches and I know they are not all organic. I wash them and use my hands to scrub lightly. Just taking a risk on the pesticides I guess.

Stephanie ,
YES! It’s slightly roasted and supppper smooth.

Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now,
No, not again. Esp. with winter coming. I just love the taste of coffee and tea and it’s not worth it. I don’t mind having a cup per day, but it does suck when I’m not in the mood.



42 britt August 21, 2009 at 4:51 pm

i love the idea of adding cottage cheese into a smoothie. sux that you got addicted to coffee again! hope the tension in your shoulders goes away soon.


43 Annamarina Romine August 21, 2009 at 5:30 pm

Hi Kath! I love reading your blog! I have a quick question about Barney Butter. I was so excited to find it at our Whole Foods the other day, however I was confused when I looked at the ingredients compared to other almond butters. Most of the almond butters on the shelf simply had almonds and salt listed as the ingredients. Barney Butter contains almonds, evaporated cane juice, palm fruit oil, and sea salt. I bought the Barney Butter, and I must say it is delicious! Does the cane juice and oil make it less healthy than other almond butters? Or do those ingredients just make it more tasty?! Just thought I would get your opinion on this! Thanks!


44 Susan August 21, 2009 at 6:15 pm

That SIAB sounds fantastic! I don’t know if I could do one for breakfast though. I need my breakfasts HOT. Otherwise I get the chills! 😛


45 Kath August 21, 2009 at 7:30 pm

Annamarina Romine,
Healthwise, palm oil and sugar are in such small amounts that it’s negligible. Yes, just almonds and salt would be optimal, but like you said, the taste!!!! And they aren’t going to cause any negative health effects in such a small amount (unless you eat it by the jar…). But there are some environmental implications of palm oil. My reasoning is that I don’t eat many products with palm oil it them, so nut butters are my one vice.



46 Annamarina (Running Tails) August 21, 2009 at 8:18 pm

Thanks so much for the info! Barney Butter definitely tastes better than other almond butters I have tried – so it is worth it!


47 Hilary March 27, 2010 at 11:14 pm

I just recently started making my green monsters thicker and better for a bowl. I like it much better than drinking them. There’s just something more satisfying about eating vs. drinking food.


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