The Best Kind Of Shadows

June 23, 2012

Yard

Good morning! We’re lucky that the storms passed pretty uneventfully last night and I woke up to this glorious scene of pretty summer shadows : )

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I mixed up a bowl of greek yogurt topped with berries, banana, raw oats, a sprinkle of granola and a worm of peanut butter.

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And served that with “cool coffee,” which is hot coffee with a few ice cubes melted in to cool it off but not ice it down. This was actually a packet of decaf Starbucks Via I found in my pantry the other day. It was just OK. But instant coffee sure is easy!

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Have a good Saturday!

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1 Heather @ Fit Mama Real Food June 23, 2012 at 8:16 am

Looks like you’ve got a gorgeous day ahead!!

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2 Molly @ RDexposed June 23, 2012 at 8:17 am

That’s what my mom always does to her coffee. Pretty smart!

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3 Katie June 23, 2012 at 8:25 am

I’m sure you’ve mentioned it before but what is your “go-to” Greek yogurt for for your yogurt bowls? We had some much needed rain last night and it is continuing this morning.

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4 KathEats June 23, 2012 at 8:29 am

Oikos in the big tubs… Grass fed/ organic

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5 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats June 23, 2012 at 8:51 am

I looooove your mug! I forgot to buy one at Anthropolgie when I was home! I’ll need to remember next time I pass one!

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6 mary @ minutespermile June 23, 2012 at 11:44 am

agreed. also love the mug

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7 Ellie@Fit for the Soul June 23, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Yeah I was about to get one a few months ago when I spotted it at Anthro. and checked the price tag. I thought, “hmmm next time!” haha

And your backyard is seriously so lush and gorgeous Kat!

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8 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles June 23, 2012 at 9:03 am

Glorious looking morning here too! Hoping to get in a good walk today…enjoy your day!

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9 Lynn @ the actor's diet June 23, 2012 at 9:20 am

I use those via packs for baking recipes that call for espresso !

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10 Khushboo June 23, 2012 at 9:24 am

Yogurt bowls> oatmeal in the summer!

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11 Katie June 23, 2012 at 9:31 am

Thanks for the response Kath. We like Oikos as well as Fage, Trader Joe’s, Chobani, Noosa and I just bought a big tub of Mountain High to try.

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12 Angel7 June 23, 2012 at 9:43 am

I might have to buy a decaf coffee, even though I am not a coffee drinker. I like coffee every now and again.

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13 Full-Flavored Life June 23, 2012 at 10:17 am

Looks like a yummy breakfast!

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14 Annette @FitnessPerks June 23, 2012 at 10:19 am

Ohhhh gorgeous! Love a good bowl berries!

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15 Cait's Plate June 23, 2012 at 10:52 am

I’m actually seriously impressed by those VIA packets. I was a skeptic at first but I found them to come in pretttty handy this past winter!

Love the idea of “cool coffee” haha – do you drink your coffee black?!

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16 KathEats June 23, 2012 at 11:14 am

Yup

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17 Amanda @ flecksofgreen June 23, 2012 at 10:55 am

I was just thinking about putting raw oats on my yogurt the other day–but I wasn’t sure if the texture or consistency would put me off. Now, seeing it, it looks like I just might have to go it a go!

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18 katie perkins June 23, 2012 at 11:30 am

You should put some leftover decaf (or make a bit extra) and freeze it in ice cube trays. It’s awesome for cooling down too hot coffee and won’t water it down at all! (Plus you can keep the cubes in a freezer bag for easy morning grabbing.)

-Katie
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19 KathEats June 23, 2012 at 11:31 am

I’ve heard of that, but this was Italian roast so I did want to water it a bit…I’m weird to like diluted iced coffee!

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20 katie perkins June 23, 2012 at 11:35 am

I missed the ‘did’! I can understand wanting to water that one down :)

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21 mari June 23, 2012 at 11:43 am

Is there added nutritional benefit to eating oats raw as opposed to cooked? I know CaitlinHTP eats raw oats a lot also and was wondering!

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22 KathEats June 23, 2012 at 12:15 pm

No, the nutrients should be the same regardless. If I gave an edge to oats in any form, I’d give soaked overnight oats the best benefit because it helps to neutralize the phytic acid, which can interfere with calcium absorption. Cooking helps with this too.

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23 Rebecca @ Blueberry Smiles June 23, 2012 at 12:12 pm

I tried a Starbucks via packets the other day and it was so much better than I expected- still instant coffee, but actually drinkable. Enjoy your weekend!

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24 Averie @ Averie Cooks June 23, 2012 at 3:19 pm

LOLing at a “worm of peanut butter”. Best worm ever.

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25 Roxanne June 23, 2012 at 5:15 pm

“worm of peanut butter” I am half expecting it to move! LOL

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26 Stephanie @ Legally Blinde June 23, 2012 at 8:44 pm

Haha, like the commenters above me, I also chuckled at “worm of peanut butter.” Definitely a good kind of worm :)

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27 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count June 24, 2012 at 6:55 am

Instant coffee is not my favorite, but it does work in a pinch! Breakfast looks tasty!

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28 Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See June 24, 2012 at 7:31 pm

I love hot coffee, but during the summer, there’s nothing quite like iced coffee! Especially with brekkie :)

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29 Meagan June 25, 2012 at 7:51 am

Yum! Your little yard is so cute!

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30 Ashley @ Hudson on the Potomac June 25, 2012 at 12:20 pm

I have “cool” coffee everyday! It makes it easier to get my caffeine fix in before I tackle my morning commute!

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