Straw Into Gold

December 3, 2010

Good morning to you all! Sleeping much better with my lower doses of caffeine : )

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You know how Rumpelstiltskin turned straw into gold?

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These raw ingredients turned into liquid gold

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Liquid green gold

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The Mix

  • (for TWO smoothies)
  • 2 big handfuls spinach
  • 1 banana
  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1/3 cup Vega Choc-a-lot 
  • 2 tbsp PB flour (sadly couldn’t taste it at all)
  • 1.5 cups milk

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Toppings included toasted buckwheat (I think I said mine was raw a while ago, but it’s definitely toasted from the WF bulk bins) So nice and crunchy on top! Plus a sprinkle of Ambrosial granola and coconut butter!

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Vixen strut her stuff right onto my bowl!

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I’m meeting Faith at my gym for BodyPump (it’s bring-a-friend-for-free-First-Friday!) today and then have a writing project for the afternoon. Tonight is the First Friday Gallery Crawl again!

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1 Kjirsten- Balanced Healthy Life December 3, 2010 at 9:17 am

Have fun at the gym! I love that spoon by the way in your photos!

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2 Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun December 3, 2010 at 9:17 am

How sad you couldn’t taste the pb flour. I bet it would have made the smoothie even more phenomenal.

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3 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is December 3, 2010 at 9:18 am

I like the little reindeer. :)

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4 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine December 3, 2010 at 9:19 am

Ohh I’m craving a GM now…I’ve got some spinach in the fridge too, so maybe it’s worth it to dirty up the blender for lunch :)

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5 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat December 3, 2010 at 9:19 am

Have a great class! I’m still hunting for peanut flower but Whole Foods is on my agenda next weekend – hopefully I’ll find it there! Have a great Friday, Kath :)

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6 Stacy @ Every Little Thing December 3, 2010 at 9:20 am

Can’t wait to get my coconut butter in the mail! Should be arriving any day now. Seems like I could put it on everything!

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7 Michele @ Healthy Cultivations December 3, 2010 at 9:21 am

I have yet to try a smoothie in a bowl with some toppings. I’m struggling to keep my spinach intake up since it has turned cold.

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8 Gabriella @ Embracement December 3, 2010 at 9:24 am

I need to start making more smoothies.

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9 Estela @ Weekly Bite December 3, 2010 at 9:25 am

Love the pictures! I could go for a green smoothie about now :)

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10 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) December 3, 2010 at 9:27 am

Sound like you have a great day planned! Enjoy it!

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11 faith @ gracefulfitness December 3, 2010 at 9:30 am

I overdid it on the coffee yesterday and slept bad! But maybe it was the wine…less of both today!
There definitely are raw buckwheat groats out there, I used to eat a raw parfait with them in Portland.
Let’s pump it up!

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12 Meg December 3, 2010 at 9:31 am

Have fun at BodyPump :D Glad this morning is better with less caffiene! Yay!

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13 Amanda (Eating Up) December 3, 2010 at 9:36 am

This makes me want to go through the WF bulk bin! And then buy a blender.

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14 Robyn @ Frugal 'n' Fit! December 3, 2010 at 9:36 am

It is a truth universally known that coconut butter makes everything better :)

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15 Sarah @ See Sarah Graduate December 3, 2010 at 9:39 am

Looks delish as always. And love the reindeer. :)

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16 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg December 3, 2010 at 9:39 am

When I saw “liquid gold,” I thought about “garlic gold,” and then I thought” “Ugh?! Garlic gold for breakfast?!?” This looks much better! :-)

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17 Camille December 3, 2010 at 9:47 am

Vixen is too cute :)
Happy Friday!

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18 Katy (The Singing Runner) December 3, 2010 at 10:02 am

Looks amazing! I want to try Body Pump. It seems like everyone enjoys it!
Have a great day!

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19 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) December 3, 2010 at 10:16 am

LOL @ Vixen! So cute :D

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20 Heather (Heather's Dish) December 3, 2010 at 10:23 am

have fun at body pump! vixen is hilarious…love how you play with your food :)

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21 Julie @ Honey B. Nutrition December 3, 2010 at 10:24 am

Spinach is such a great way to start the day! When I get green juice in the AM I have sooooo much energy!

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22 Tricia @ Saving room for dessert December 3, 2010 at 10:30 am

Is Vixen a girl? Nice to have company while you eat! Enjoy the day – Happy Friday!

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23 Valerie @ City|Life|Eats December 3, 2010 at 10:45 am

Love the holiday touches :)

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24 Christin@purplebirdblog December 3, 2010 at 10:49 am

The toasted buckwheat is a perfect compliment to so many dishes that need a little crunch!

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25 Namaste Gurl December 3, 2010 at 10:54 am

Looks super yummy. However, I’d love to know where you got that big storage glass container for your oatmeal?!? I’ve been looking for one just like that :) Ikea, Crate and Barrel? I’d sure love to know :)
You should do a post all about your storage containers, dishes, decorating, etc.

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26 Kath December 3, 2010 at 12:04 pm

I think Bed Bath beyond… not 100% sure!

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27 Liz @ Tip Top Shape December 3, 2010 at 10:58 am

ha, Vixen is so cute!! How festive :D

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28 Natalia - a side of simple December 3, 2010 at 10:59 am

Those gallery crawls are such a neat idea and look like such fun. I wish my town did something like that. Have a good body pump workout with Faith!

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29 Felicia (a taste of health with balance) December 3, 2010 at 11:03 am

love green monsters! never thought of adding buckwheat for the crunch- nice idea!

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30 Kiran December 3, 2010 at 11:13 am

Not denying that the breakfast looks yummy, but I love your spoon!

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31 Mary @ Bites and Bliss December 3, 2010 at 11:21 am

That reindeer wants in on the action. :P Looks delicious!

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32 Lauren December 3, 2010 at 11:56 am

Hope Pump is great today. I’ll hope for a good playlist for you! ;)

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33 Tracey December 3, 2010 at 11:57 am

I really need to cut down on my caffeine. Not only am I having trouble sleeping but I’ve become dependant on the stuff. If I don’t drink caffeine during the day than I get a headache. Not good at all!

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34 Kaci December 3, 2010 at 12:00 pm

So glad you’re sleeping better! Umm…can I please come to your house for breakfast?! This is amazing!!

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35 Cathy B. @ Bright Bakes December 3, 2010 at 12:21 pm

smoothie looks great, but wowza…no way at all I could’ve had one for breakfast…it was 5 degrees here this morning! Briing on the oats!
love,
cathy b. @ brightbakes

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36 Kath December 3, 2010 at 12:44 pm

There was no ice so it wasn’t cold!

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37 Cathy B. @ Bright Bakes December 3, 2010 at 8:48 pm

I usually have a problem with my smoothies not being thick enough if i don’t add ice….but then I realized…..I haven’t been adding oats, either! Will certainly have to try…
love,
cathy b. @ brightbakes

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38 Krystina December 3, 2010 at 12:29 pm

Peanut flour tastes really good if it’s the star of the smoothie and there aren’t any other protein powders added. I love it in peanut butter cup smoothies!

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39 Sam December 3, 2010 at 12:37 pm

Yeah, Plain buckwheat is a bit greenish..yours looks toasted to me :)

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40 Jessica @ The Process of Healing December 3, 2010 at 12:50 pm

I’ve never had buckwheat but it looks so toasty and yummy!

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41 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey December 3, 2010 at 12:57 pm

That bowl looks delish!

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42 Faith @ lovelyascharged December 3, 2010 at 12:58 pm

That sound like the golden ticket breakfast! I think the buckwheat looks incredible…I’ll have to grab some next time I’m near a WF!

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43 Hannah December 3, 2010 at 5:57 pm

Oh gosh, beautiful! If I didn’t know I was going to two fancy restaurants in Melboure on my holiday today, I’d be more jealous ;)

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44 Jen December 3, 2010 at 7:45 pm

What is that Vega stuff like? I picked it up myself but generally hate powders.

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45 Kath December 3, 2010 at 10:14 pm

I like it…not sure how it compares to other powders because I haven’t tried a ton.

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46 Melissa @ I Never Imagined December 3, 2010 at 9:45 pm

Ooh I love that placemat! Vixen is a naughty girl

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47 Meagan December 4, 2010 at 1:27 am

This post totally reminded me of how much I miss my Cali bowl!

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