Simple SIAB.

February 1, 2011

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I was in the mood for a simple breakfast this morning. Meaning, no heat involved. So a smoothie in a bowl, which I’m sure many would not describe as simple!!

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Peanut Butter + Banana Dough Smoothie

Doughy comes from the oats!

For TWO servings:

  • 1/2 cup raw oats
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 3/4 cup drinkable plain yogurt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 banana
  • 2 tbsp TJs peanut flour
  • 2 pinches kosher salt (to peanut butter up the flour!)

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Topped with Great Harvest granola and coconut

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Matt and I stayed up until midnight balancing the bakery’s start-up cost “checkbook.” Start-ups are SO confusing because there’s a time when you don’t have a business account yet. We think we only found one error – but my gosh it was a long process (but a fun one if you like numbers!) I am trying to decide if I want to go to a yoga class in an hour or wait to go to the gym this afternoon when I have more time. I’ve got a handful of things to do this morning! And Karen and I are meeting for a business lunch. And hopefully her new, new computer – hopefully not broken this time – will arrive today!

Also, I owe you guys the next Home Neat Home!!

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1 Val @ Balancing Val February 1, 2011 at 9:16 am

Im sure the money aspect of it all is so frustrating and scary!!

I’ll admit it though, I love spreadsheets and number crunching and number organizing.

Its kind of a sick compulsion I have :)

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2 Stacy @ Every Little Thing February 1, 2011 at 9:16 am

I literally just made Mama Pea’s PB&J smoothie and it seems to be lacking…I think it’s the salt, like you mentioned above!!

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3 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg February 1, 2011 at 9:17 am

Peanut butter and banana really is the best smoothie combo– it tastes like a milkshake to me!

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4 Natalia - a side of simple February 1, 2011 at 12:08 pm

I have to agree with Anna, though PB and banana ANYTHING is the best combo for pretty much anything :)

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5 Eliz@The Sweet Life February 1, 2011 at 9:17 am

That coconut is so lovely on there–like a dusting of snow!!!! Have a great day.

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6 Natalia@ The Health Script February 1, 2011 at 9:17 am

No, I would not describe that breakfast as simple! But then again, I’ve become a lazy college student. ;)

Can’t wait for the next Home Neat Home!

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7 Sarah @ See Sarah Graduate February 1, 2011 at 9:18 am

breakfast looks amazing as always. :)

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8 Jess (Sweet Potato) February 1, 2011 at 9:19 am

Figuring out the money stuff seems like one of the worst/most confusing parts!

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9 Jen @ keepitsimplefoods.com February 1, 2011 at 9:21 am

What a fun spoon! So adorable and super long!

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10 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat February 1, 2011 at 9:22 am

Banana dough SIAB sounds delicious! It sounds like you guys have the number crunching under control, which is awesome because that’s a job I really don’t like. Have a fun yoga class today if you go! :)

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11 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) February 1, 2011 at 9:23 am

I am not a number person. I have been working on my husband’s books the past few days and all I really want to do is be in the kitchen. Have fun at lunch!

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12 Estela @ Weekly Bite February 1, 2011 at 9:23 am

Your SIAB’s always look so pretty and refreshing :)

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13 Mary (Sisters Running the Kitchen) February 1, 2011 at 9:24 am

it’s hard to do cold breakfasts on cold mornings but sometimes it’s just what you’re craving!

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14 Hope February 1, 2011 at 9:26 am

That smoothie looks so good! I love the granola and coconut as toppings! So delicious!

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15 Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn February 1, 2011 at 9:27 am

Yummy! I have yet to try blending oats into a smoothie, maybe tomorrow will be the day! Happy Tuesday:)

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16 Emily @ One Sweet Vegan February 1, 2011 at 9:29 am

Yay! Another Home Neat Home–I’m looking forward to it! :-)

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17 Liz @ Tip Top Shape February 1, 2011 at 9:31 am

That breakfast looks great! Can’t wait for the next Home Neat Home!!

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18 Ann @ Day by Day February 1, 2011 at 9:38 am

The name of that smoothie is just so appealing- peanut butter & banana DOUGH. Yum!

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19 Megan February 1, 2011 at 9:40 am

Looking forward to the next home post! I really enjoy those :)
If anyone is looking for a yummy snack for this awfully cold day, I suggest a trip to my blog. I may have just posted my best recipe yet!! Sweet, simple, delicious, and only 5 ingredients :)

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20 Balanced Healthy Life February 1, 2011 at 9:40 am

My husband and I own our own businesses so I know who time consuming things can be. We have many nights where we need to stay up late to get things done. Or as in today, we got up at 4:30 to get pay checks for our trainers done and lease payments ready since its the first! Conrgats on your bakery business, you guys will do such an amazing job!

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21 lauren @ spiced plate February 1, 2011 at 9:42 am

looks awesome! A bakery business sounds so exciting! You go, girl!

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22 Lauren at KeepItSweet February 1, 2011 at 9:43 am

SLABs never appeal to me in the morning, but you sure make them look good!

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23 Allie February 1, 2011 at 9:55 am

Wow you SIAB looks awesome :) YUUUM! Hope you have a good and productive day and Karen’s computer works !!

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24 Kiran February 1, 2011 at 10:03 am

I need to try this SIAB recipe, though I am made your pumpkin oatmeal this morning – OH SO YUM :D

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25 Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen February 1, 2011 at 10:04 am

Ohh – that SIAB concoction sounds so great…I’m curious to see if my blender could handle pulverizing oats….

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26 faith February 1, 2011 at 10:08 am

Come to 4:15 yoga with me!

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27 Michelle February 1, 2011 at 10:14 am

I love numbers, especially when it’s for something so special this this. A bakery, ahh, so cool.

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28 Valerie @ City|Life|Eats February 1, 2011 at 10:22 am

I need to try oats in a smoothie and the SIAB concept in general – my smoothies are either very green ones or pumpkin ones, both more liquid than SIAB texture.

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29 Heather (heathers dish) February 1, 2011 at 10:22 am

That’s why it’s so hard to think about starting up a business…y’all are brave for going for it like you have!

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30 Annie February 1, 2011 at 10:30 am

So exciting about the bakery! My boyfriend and I are looking into ways to be our own bosses soon–so inspiring. Quick question: I recently had foot surgery and wondered if you have some tips for me to stay in shape without my normal exercise class/running routine. Thanks!

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31 KathEats February 1, 2011 at 12:10 pm

Swim + bike!!! I did a ton of both when I couldn’t do jumping or running. And weights!

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32 Camille February 1, 2011 at 10:34 am

Holy yum!
That definitely seems like the most intimidating part of opening a business. My guy and I want to start one someday so we are hoping that his brother, who had a degree in business will be of help to us :)

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33 dana @ my little celebration February 1, 2011 at 10:34 am

I’ve never tried a smoothie in a bowl but I think I’d like it because I like eating my smoothies with a spoon. Lovely pictures! I’ll have to try one soon.

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34 Alaina February 1, 2011 at 10:35 am

I can’t imagine all that goes in to starting up a business. I applaud you and Matt! If I ever get down to VA, I’ll have to stop in for a sandwich. ;-)

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35 MaryBe@AccidentallyVegan February 1, 2011 at 10:52 am

I went to college for accounting, and now, years later, I hate numbers. I won’t even balance the checkbook, that’s hubby’s chore.
I am so excited about your bakery

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36 Katy (The Singing Runner) February 1, 2011 at 10:58 am

Looks amazing! Definitely a breakfast I want to try!

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37 Stacie @ Imperfectly Healthy February 1, 2011 at 11:15 am

I wish it were warmer so that SIABs sounded better – come on spring!!

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38 Allison @ Happy Tales February 1, 2011 at 11:17 am

You had me at “banana dough…”

Homigosh. Must try this!!!!!!!

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39 lynn @ the actor's diet February 1, 2011 at 11:26 am

pb flour is something i really need to pick up at TJ’s!

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40 Rachel @ The Avid Appetite February 1, 2011 at 11:31 am

I have really gotten into smoothies lately, esp for breakfast. Never thought to add oats – thanks for the great idea!

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41 rebecca lustig February 1, 2011 at 11:35 am

i’m a fan of doughy breakfasts. that looks amazing!

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42 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) February 1, 2011 at 11:35 am

Banana dough… why does that sound so good?!

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43 Amanda @ Cakes and Ale February 1, 2011 at 11:48 am

I stayed up late working on our taxes… The hyper-organized part of me finds it fun. That is, until I realized how much we owe!

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44 Amanda (Eating Up) February 1, 2011 at 11:50 am

Business spreadsheets can be hard! After awhile, it’s just a table full of big numbers!

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45 Namaste Gurl February 1, 2011 at 11:52 am

There’s nothing like a good ole’ SIAB to start off the day :) How do you like that organic drinkable yogurt? You’ve kinda convinced me to buy it next time at WF! :)

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46 KathEats February 1, 2011 at 12:10 pm

Love it!

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47 val February 1, 2011 at 11:58 am

I love your Home Neat Home series, it makes me really want to clean… or have someone else clean for me:)

Also– did I miss it? Or who won the food processor? I was so hoping it would be me, LOL.

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48 KathEats February 1, 2011 at 12:11 pm

I announced it on Friday night and sadly it wasn’t you :(

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49 val February 1, 2011 at 2:44 pm

oh sad! i must have missed it!! but i see your next contest…amazing.

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50 Kristen @ That Hoosier Girl February 1, 2011 at 12:17 pm

I’m actually kinda excited to start working on our taxes soon :) I’m a numbers girl at heart! I have all of my oats and yogurt on reserve in case we lose power from our Midwest ice storm…lots of overnight oats could be in my near future.

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51 Katie February 1, 2011 at 12:20 pm

What a yum SIAB combo! I never tried a SIAB! I should soon ; )

I can imagine all the work you guys have to start the bakery, but its all worth it!

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52 Amy at TheSceneFromMe February 1, 2011 at 12:37 pm

I am falling in love with chia seeds, having just bought then for the first time last week. I am making chia seed pudding now with some almond extract and cinnamon!

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53 Jo February 1, 2011 at 12:39 pm

Love that mug!!

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54 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey February 1, 2011 at 12:46 pm

One thing I would not be able to do with owning a business is the checkbooks. My Husband owns a business and he keeps telling me someday I’ll be in charge of the books – to which I tell him that would only be a good idea if he wants to go under.

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55 Maren February 1, 2011 at 12:58 pm

I’m always really intrigued by the drinkable yogurt. I haven’t seen it in any of my grocery stores. But it seems like it will make so many dishes so much more yummy. I’m going to keep my eyes open for it.

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56 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table February 1, 2011 at 1:30 pm

Looks tasty! I must try the peanut flour.

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57 Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle February 1, 2011 at 1:35 pm

I need to invest in some peanut flour!!!

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58 Melissa @ For the Love of Health February 1, 2011 at 1:39 pm

I can imagine it’s difficult! I am in law school and I am in a Business Organization class right now.

Amazing looking breakfast!

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59 Cat February 1, 2011 at 1:41 pm

I’m going to have to get some TJ’s peanut flour shipped to me. Sadly no TJ’s in Savannah. :(
Your SIAB looks amazing. I vote yoga after being up late night, get in a good gym workout after a good nights sleep.

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60 Christine (The Raw Project) February 1, 2011 at 2:04 pm

I wouldn’t call it a simple breakfast, but it looks awesome. So exciting about the bakery start up, that must have been a lot of work.

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61 Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather February 1, 2011 at 2:15 pm

I like simple smoothies! The pb flour and oats sound like such a tasty addition.

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62 Emily @ Savory and Savage February 1, 2011 at 2:29 pm

Did you use drinkable yogurt or Kefir? Or are they one and the same?

Either way, it looked yummy!

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63 KathEats February 1, 2011 at 2:30 pm

I use the Organic Valley drinkable, but it’s very very similar to Kefir. I think something about the way it’s made is different (fermented vs. cultured)

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64 Cat @ Well Savannah February 1, 2011 at 2:49 pm

Do you think there is much difference, nutritionally, between drinkable yogurt and kefir?

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65 KathEats February 1, 2011 at 2:51 pm

I think they are pretty comparable

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66 Stacey (The Home-Cooked Vegan) February 1, 2011 at 2:51 pm

yay for another Home Neat Home! I’m loving this series!

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67 Christin@purplebirdblog February 1, 2011 at 3:12 pm

I am learning about cash forcasting in the business section of massage therapy school, and numbers make my head spin! I’m trying though! :)

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68 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin February 1, 2011 at 3:13 pm

I have to take a business course for my nutrition degree and I actually really enjoyed the finance unit. Balance sheets are kind of fun!

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69 Justeen @ Blissful Baking February 1, 2011 at 3:29 pm

Your SIAB looks so good – love the doughy texture!

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70 Maria @ The Fitted Apron February 1, 2011 at 4:39 pm

mmm, the siab looks amazing.

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71 Jessica February 1, 2011 at 5:57 pm

After I get home from work I definitely do not want to see anything Excel! That’s the one part of starting a business that I would not enjoy, all of the accounting. Good luck to both of you though, I’m sure that the GH people are a big help through all of this.

Jessica

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72 Jen February 1, 2011 at 7:13 pm

I missed Friday’s announcement too and couldn’t find it. Ah well. I’m guessing I would know if the news involved me. :)

Kath, did you guys get a location finally? Things are really progressing!

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73 KathEats February 1, 2011 at 8:08 pm

It was on Friday’s dinner post.

We did find a location – signed our lease in November. Now we’re doing construction things.

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74 Sana February 1, 2011 at 7:43 pm

Oh that salt is a great addition! I bet it really brings out the flavor!

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75 Hannah February 1, 2011 at 8:15 pm

Oooh, I’ll have to try this! We don’t have peanut flour in Australia though so I might try with coconut flour. Coconut dough smoothie!

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76 Jillian February 3, 2011 at 4:07 pm

I can’t even put into words how fantastic this smoothie was. Really, there isn’t a combination of letters that will suffice. I LOVED it. Thanks so much.

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