Stop And Smell The Smoothie

July 21, 2011

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Today my goal is to move in slow motion. Yesterday was such a whirlwind I was all hot and bothered all day!

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Here’s me cooling off with a smoothie to start!

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A Raspberry Blackberry Purple Bomb with Rise + Roll bakery’s Maple Granola and a blob of the world’s finest nut butter

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Simma Down Smoothie

  • 1 cup frozen black + rasp
  • 1 small super ripe banana (I’ve been eating black ones all week!)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 big spoonfuls raw rolled oats

–> Granola

–> Sunflower butter

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Cool coffee

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I’m taking today off of formal exercise other than my 40 minutes of biker commuting. In this heat, I’d say that counts as one sweaty workout!

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1 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat July 21, 2011 at 7:42 am

I love the simplicity of your smoothie! Stay cool and have a great day!

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2 Lisa @ Sunny Seed Stories July 21, 2011 at 7:43 am

Maybe some Tai Chi as well ;)

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3 Holly @ The Runny Egg July 21, 2011 at 7:47 am

Yes — it has been so hot here too that just walking to get the mail is a super sweat-fest!

I love the white bowl you are using here!

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4 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes July 21, 2011 at 7:50 am

Stay cool! it is going to be soo humid in my city today too. It is supposed to feel like 49 C with all our humidity… ( that like 120 farenheit!!)

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5 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table July 21, 2011 at 7:51 am

That linen is beautiful!

I love that you called this smoothie a “bomb” – I posted a Butternut Squash Smoothis “bomb” today. They taste better when they have cool names. :)

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6 Angie @ Musings of a Violet Monkey July 21, 2011 at 7:51 am

Purple smoothies have my heart. Love the look of it! :)

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7 Hope July 21, 2011 at 7:53 am

I love the purple smoothie! My favorite color! ;) I hate this heat! Stay cool!

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8 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles July 21, 2011 at 7:53 am

It must have been the day yesterday; I was definitely hot and bothered alllll day long, it was driving the husband (Matt!) nuts! ….I feel sorry for us, wait. Maybe I should feel sorry for our Matts!
Here’s to a happy day, Kath! :)

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9 Molly @ RDexposed July 21, 2011 at 7:54 am

What makes it a bomb? Blows all other smoothies out of the water..? haha

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10 KathEats July 21, 2011 at 8:17 am

Just the coolness of it :)

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11 Cait @ Beyond Bananas July 21, 2011 at 7:56 am

Um. yes a 40 minute bike ride is surely enough in this heat! Up in the northeast we have warnings all over the place. Heat index of 105 today.. hotter tomorrow. GO AWAY HEAT!

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12 kaila @ healthy helper! July 21, 2011 at 7:59 am

I have been eating ssb with my smoothies lately, either in or on top, and it has quickly beocme my FAVORITE nut butter to eat with smoothies! So delish!

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13 Lauren at Keep It Sweet July 21, 2011 at 8:00 am

Such a pretty smoothie:-) Have a great day!

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14 Krissy @ Shiawase Life July 21, 2011 at 8:04 am

Early bird post! :) I am gonna try and slow down today, too. I felt soo tired this morning.

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15 Erika @ The Teenage Taste July 21, 2011 at 8:07 am

Biking is no joke! I don’t know how long your commute is but whenever I bike over 8 miles I feel it the next day! :-P

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16 Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me July 21, 2011 at 8:09 am

Phew I think you’ll sweat plenty on that bike ride!

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17 katie @KatieDid July 21, 2011 at 8:10 am

I really love that bowl for some reason, so simple and cute how it sits up. Hopefully you can stay cool today, I was sick from the humidity yesterday which wasn’t fun. You must have AC in the bakery yes?

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18 KathEats July 21, 2011 at 8:16 am

yes, but it’s only at 80* – have to keep the bread warm!

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19 Sarah @ Sarah's Modern Bites July 21, 2011 at 8:11 am

I love those pictures of your purple smoothies! Definitely the prettiest smoothies I think. That table cloth with the limes on it is so charming.. it makes me think of a beach hose for some reason… no clue why haha

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20 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat July 21, 2011 at 8:12 am

We are getting a heat wave here in Ontario too, but I’m not complaining because I’m sure it’ll be gone before we know it! Looks like a very refreshing brekkie!

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21 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga July 21, 2011 at 8:13 am

A 40 min bike ride is indeed!! exercise. In the heat no less!

And these pics are gorg! I hope you plan on submitting. I am thinking based on the food styling and nice lil touches you added, you are. Good :)

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22 KathEats July 21, 2011 at 8:17 am

I did!

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23 Jennifer and Jaclyn @ sketch-free vegan July 21, 2011 at 8:17 am

Frozen fruit + fresh banana makes the BEST smoothie consistency. I made a frozen papaya-banana smoothie this morning. Amazing!

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24 Diana July 21, 2011 at 8:17 am

Mmmm looks like raspberry choco-chip ice cream! Now THAT is a brekkie I can get down with!

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25 Angie July 21, 2011 at 8:18 am

You must be getting our Minnesota heat wave! We had record all-time highs this week with heat index of almost 130!!!! I went for just a 5 mile bike-ride and called that my workout one day because its so hot you can barely breathe! Stay cool.

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26 kate July 21, 2011 at 8:20 am

ohh your smoothie looks fabulous I love the sunflower butter on top it makes everything amazing!

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27 Nikita July 21, 2011 at 8:20 am

I love the linen in this picture! It looks great with the green mug and green handled spoon, and makes the vibrantly colored smoothie really pop!

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28 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 21, 2011 at 8:20 am

That smoothie looks amazing! Beautiful pics.
I had a big smoothie this morning too….so hot out!

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29 Cait's Plate July 21, 2011 at 8:20 am

I’m with you 150%. Just existing in this weather is a work out in and of itself. I chose (stupidly) to take yesterday as my “workout free” day – I’m not sure what I was thinking. Though luckily my gym is in my building so I didn’t even have to go outside to get to it!

That smoothie looks wonderful – I wish we were next door neighbors so I could just pop by for the extras ;)

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30 Sarah@The Flying ONION July 21, 2011 at 8:24 am

That is my kind of breakfast.

And just look at your little white breakfast bowl. How cute is that?? :D

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31 Margo @ peanut butter trees July 21, 2011 at 8:29 am

A beauty of a smoothie, and love the green theme of the mug and place mat. Yeah, it’s so hot out I think we’re all burning plenty of calories just walking around and sweating it out!

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32 Khushboo July 21, 2011 at 8:35 am

That Smoothie is too pretty to eat :)

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33 Connie July 21, 2011 at 8:38 am

Hi Kath –
Guess what the UPS man just dropped off?! CVILLE Cluster Granola! It gets better…I just finished mixing up my own smoothie for breakfast. Guess I need to pour it in a bowl (SIAB) and top it with some of this yumminess. Thank you!

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34 KathEats July 21, 2011 at 2:30 pm

YAYYYYY!

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35 Alicia @culinarybliss July 21, 2011 at 8:41 am

I hate asking this question, but where are the bowls from? :) Are they oven safe? I’m looking for some for soups/mini casseroles (and trying not to think too hard about fall!)

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36 KathEats July 21, 2011 at 2:30 pm

I’m not sure – it was a gift from Gram

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37 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) July 21, 2011 at 8:47 am

I love that spoon! I bet that would be good to scrape nut butter jars with :)

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38 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) July 21, 2011 at 8:56 am

That’s a cool way to kick off the day. Stay that way! :)

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39 Sara July 21, 2011 at 9:00 am

Sunflower seed butter is the BEST! :D

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40 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio July 21, 2011 at 9:04 am

Do you add the sunflower seed butter for the taste or nutritional value? I feel like I can learn a lot from you– eating things because of their nutrients and not just taste.

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41 KathEats July 21, 2011 at 2:30 pm

99% of what i eat is the taste!! And how it makes me feel. I do eat sardines for their nutrition, but they are also tasty

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42 lynn @ the actor's diet July 21, 2011 at 9:12 am

nothing like a super ripe banana! mine just started turning brown!

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43 Stephanie @ StephSnacks July 21, 2011 at 9:13 am

oooh! this smoothie in particular looks really, really good! and I’d definitely say 40 minutes of commuter biking is a great workout.

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44 Casey @ Pocket Full of Sunshine July 21, 2011 at 9:23 am

I am eating my own SIAB as I type :). I’m really impressed with all your biking–definitely counts!

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45 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen July 21, 2011 at 9:24 am

I’d say 40 minutes of biking IS almost formal exercise! Stay cool!

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46 Cait @ Cait hates Cake July 21, 2011 at 9:44 am

I would probably count any bike ride as exercise! That smoothie is so bright! Lovely!

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47 Laura @ Cookies vs. Carrots July 21, 2011 at 9:59 am

That smoothie looks delicious! I think I overheated during my run this morning, and I can simply not cool down!

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48 rumfunandsun July 21, 2011 at 10:02 am

My post was about relative miles with the heat! I am a firm believer in small mileage equaling more when its hot and humid. At least that’s what I tell myself so I can sleep at night! ;-)

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49 karin (allpointswhole) July 21, 2011 at 10:07 am

Oh how I miss my smoothies! My smoothie maker broke…

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50 Aine @ Something to Chew Over July 21, 2011 at 10:20 am

Yum! Looks like purple soup :)

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51 Molly July 21, 2011 at 10:21 am

Just wondering, what kind of milk do you drink/use in oats and stuff? Do you use skim or go for a different percentage? As an RD what is your reccomendation?

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52 KathEats July 21, 2011 at 2:31 pm

My favorite is 1%. I like a little fat in there for satiety and nutrition. I occasionally get 2% because I like it. But I hate skim! I think whole milk is a bit too much fat

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53 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife July 21, 2011 at 10:27 am

I love such pretty smoothies for b-fast!!

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54 Jennifer July 21, 2011 at 10:45 am

Definitely stay cool! It’s going to be a scorcher for a few days.

That’s funny that you like the bananas black. I know a few people who purposely let them get that way before they eat them. I’m picky, though. The minute I see one spot, I can’t eat it. (haha) They have to be completely yellow. :)

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55 Amanda July 21, 2011 at 10:46 am

okay since you are taking off, i’ll take off too! :)

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56 Shannon @ My Place In The Race July 21, 2011 at 10:48 am

Smoothies have definitely become my go to breakfast in this heat. Yours looks delicious! :P Stay cool and have a great day!

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57 VeggieGirl July 21, 2011 at 10:55 am

I agree- biking in this heat IS a work out! I love your smoothie in a bowl breakfast idea! I’ve been living on smoothies as I got my wisdoms out this past week!

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58 Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather July 21, 2011 at 10:55 am

Biking totally counts as a workout! If you sweat, then you workout :)

That smoothie looks fantastic!

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59 Ashley July 21, 2011 at 11:22 am

Purple = preTTy!!! Good luck with your slow motion day….I’m not so good at those, haha.

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60 Kate @ NaturaStride July 21, 2011 at 11:26 am

That looks so good right now.
Everyone should take a rest day (or more-relaxed day!) from workouts today! It’s much too hot. I walked 2 miles to work (no bike – sad!) and I was a sweaty mess by the time I got here!
Enjoy the day…

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61 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin July 21, 2011 at 11:35 am

I should’ve made this for breakfast today! It’s so hot out that there are heat warnings all across the province!

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62 Ellie@fitforthesoul July 21, 2011 at 12:29 pm

I can’t imagine how it must feel over there! And this one looks like a WINNER smoothie!!

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63 Lexi @ A Spoonful of Sunshine July 21, 2011 at 1:55 pm

That smoothie looks so refreshing! Is there any particular purpose to adding oats into the mix?

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64 KathEats July 21, 2011 at 2:32 pm

It adds a doughiness to them – also, some complex carbs

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65 Lexi @ A Spoonful of Sunshine July 21, 2011 at 4:03 pm

Ahh, that sounds delicious!

Sorry for the newbie question :)

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66 Victoria @ The Pursuit of Hippieness July 21, 2011 at 4:33 pm

Ughh the heat is killer up in the NYC area too… I walked outside this morning, rolled out my yoga mat, did one sun salutation and rolled it right back up again to bask in the comfort of my AC :)

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67 Hannah July 21, 2011 at 6:31 pm

I love, love, love super purple smoothies from berries! Bananas are still $15 a kilo here though :(

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68 Shana July 21, 2011 at 7:23 pm

Everyone makes fun of me because I love the black bananas! They are so creamy and sweet!

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69 The Healthy Engineer July 21, 2011 at 8:30 pm

So many pretty colors!!

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70 Lindsay July 21, 2011 at 9:01 pm

I’d say that counts as 2 workouts!! Don’t ever beat yourself up too much for not getting out for more workouts in this summer heat:) I’ve been pounding the pavement everyday here and trying to squeeze in an extra workout…and somedays it just can’t happen…too tired!

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71 Kelly (meatless with a man) July 26, 2011 at 2:33 pm

love that bowl! so pretty

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