The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

May 30, 2011


Happy Holiday to all!


We celebrated with a honkin’ smoothie in a bowl made with all of those plump strawbs from yesterday!


Can’t-Have-Too-Many-Berries Smoothie

Serves TWO

  • 2 cups fresh plump strawberries
  • 1 small banana
  • 1.5 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • Toppings: Hemp Plus granola, buckwheat groats, puffed quinoa, sunflower butter



I brewed peppermint + rooibos teas in a pot on the stove and poured them over ice. It was good, but Matt’s iced coffee looked better!



It maybe be a holiday, but it’s a workday in our family. I’m going to Body Pump and then to the bakery for the rest of the day.

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1 Khushboo May 30, 2011 at 7:53 am

True story: you can never have too many berries! Looks delicious! For what it’s worth, today was a working day for me (and the rest of the working population in Mumbai :) )


2 Kelly May 30, 2011 at 8:05 am

Well it’s actually not a holiday in the true sense. It’s a day of remembrance. I thought Kath would have at least acknowledged that.


3 KathEats May 30, 2011 at 8:43 am

I’m remembering in private, actually


4 Molly @ RDexposed May 30, 2011 at 9:33 am

I chose to quietly reflect today.


5 ashley May 30, 2011 at 8:12 pm

i love how you handle all of the snide comments…you’re a classy lady!


6 E May 30, 2011 at 10:40 pm

Completely agree 😉


7 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) May 30, 2011 at 7:58 am

The smoothie sounds delicious! Perfect way to start the day! Have fun at body pump and the bakery!


8 Liv @ The Salty n' Sweet May 30, 2011 at 7:59 am

Beautiful smoothie!!! Reminds me of melty strawberry ice cream, which is the most wonderful thing to me :)

Have a great holiday filled with lots of delicious eats!


9 Holly @ The Runny Egg May 30, 2011 at 7:59 am

That smoothie looks delicious — so pretty and pink!

I don’t work today, but I’ll be doing plenty of work at home, so it doesn’t really seem like time off!


10 Stacy @ Every Little Thing May 30, 2011 at 8:03 am

Have fun at the bakery! Maybe it’ll be a bit more relaxed :) I’m at work but I’ll be celebrating when I get home!


11 Heather May 30, 2011 at 8:06 am

Have a great day!

I started my day with a run and am hoping to do a Kath-style clean of my apartment – including getting rid of some clutter!


12 Evan May 30, 2011 at 8:06 am

Love love love this long weekend; it’s the start of the summer!

Hopefully the bakery is chill today…at least you can get a workout in before working :)


13 Lisa Fine May 30, 2011 at 8:06 am

Still counting down until it’s strawberry season here. We have a few more weeks to go!

At least you and Matt get one day off together each week. Can’t believe your opening is in just a few days. You must be getting super excited!


14 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat May 30, 2011 at 8:08 am

Looks like a great breakfast! Happy Memorial Day Kath!


15 klm May 30, 2011 at 8:09 am

oh beautiful linen!!!!!!!!!


16 Kris May 30, 2011 at 8:11 am

During this Memorial Day holiday, take time to remember our brave troups and those who have sacrificed so much for our country!


17 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen May 30, 2011 at 8:13 am

I’m eating my berry smoothie in a bowl right now…definitely can never have too many!


18 faith May 30, 2011 at 8:17 am

Hope you haven’t left yet-the gym’s closed!!!


19 KathEats May 30, 2011 at 8:44 am

No it’s not!! Just shortened hours


20 faith May 30, 2011 at 9:20 am

Of course you would be on top of that kind of thing! One of our patients showed up there at 5:30 this morning for his workout :(. Have fun!


21 KathEats May 30, 2011 at 10:39 am

Ahhhh. body Pump was the most crowded ever!


22 Baking 'n' Books May 30, 2011 at 8:30 am

Ah – we had our Holiday last week in Canada. Looks like a bright start to your day!


23 Danielle @ weightsandmeasures May 30, 2011 at 8:43 am

Have you thought about brewing the tea or coffee the night before and putting it in the fridge to chill? You SIAB looks wonderful too!


24 KathEats May 30, 2011 at 8:44 am

That’s too much nighttime work :)


25 Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) May 30, 2011 at 8:54 am

Let’s face it, for me at least, iced coffee will always trump tea. Coffee, period, always trumps tea. Except when I was pregnant, then tea won. But I am a coffee girl at heart.

I posted about iced coffee the other day…I take anything I dont drink fresh, throw it in the fridge, and that’s my coffee that’s waiting for me the next day for iced coffee. (saw the person above me’s comment and your reply).

Or I take it and pour it over ice cube trays. Coffee ice cubes.

I waste nothing. Even old coffee. lol


26 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table May 30, 2011 at 9:14 am

Where idd you get your “placemat” in these pics? I think it’s my fav so far! :)


27 KathEats May 30, 2011 at 10:39 am

Oh Little Rabbit’s Etsy store


28 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) May 30, 2011 at 9:34 am

It’s only 56 degrees outside- too cold for a morning smoothie :( I’m hoping it will warm up so I can have one for lunch!


29 Katherine May 30, 2011 at 9:36 am

You must tell me how you rake such gorgeous photos! I mean, that looks GORGEOUS!


30 KathEats May 30, 2011 at 10:40 am

:) Thanks!


31 Lisa @ Healthful Sense May 30, 2011 at 9:41 am

Happy Memorial Day! Love your strawberry smoothie in a bowl!


32 Karen May 30, 2011 at 9:47 am

You are killing me with that bounty of freshly picked strawberries…they are beauties!

Have a lovely Memorial Day, Kath!


33 SquatLikeALady May 30, 2011 at 10:24 am

It’s a workin’ day for me too!! =) Have a wonderful Memorial Day!

(I LOVE your linens in the smoothie pic!)


34 lynn @ the actor's diet May 30, 2011 at 10:40 am

sorry you have to work, but hopefully you’ll still feel the energy of the holiday!


35 kaila @ healthy helper! May 30, 2011 at 10:47 am

Smoothies sound perfect for this hot and humid day!


36 Alexandra May 30, 2011 at 10:58 am

So I made my first smoothie using cottage cheese the other day. It was very good! I wasn’t sure about putting cottage cheese in at first, since it is a {little} salty but I was pleasantly surprised :) Looks like a yummy breakfast. Good luck at the bakery today!


37 Molly May 30, 2011 at 11:21 am

I love that table cloth! Where did you get it? It was hard to concentrate on the yummy eat because my eyes were constantly drawn towards the beautiful cloth!


38 KathEats May 30, 2011 at 11:45 am

It’s from Oh Little Rabbit’s Etsy Store


39 Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out May 30, 2011 at 11:22 am

Enjoy Body Pump! It’s easier to work on a holiday when you’re working for yourself.


40 Angel7 May 30, 2011 at 11:24 am

Any day is a great day with a strawberry smoothie like that :)


41 Namaste Gurl May 30, 2011 at 11:32 am

Mmmm, your pictures are classics :)! I had Ashley’s carob-blueberry buckwheat bake- so yummy, but yours looks fresher :)
Have a great day!


42 Cait @ Beyond Bananas May 30, 2011 at 11:37 am

Sorry you won’t be able to take any time off today… but you must be getting REALLY excited about the opening of the bakery! I know all of us are super excited for you!


43 Jeri May 30, 2011 at 11:47 am

I actually had nearly the same exact breakfast this morning! so incredibly yummy :) but my question for you is, how do you make your nut butter drizzles look so pretty? when I do mine it always turns out a little bit unsightly


44 KathEats May 30, 2011 at 11:47 am

The only nut butter to drizzle like that is sunflower butter! It’s just SO drippy


45 Christine (The Raw Project) May 30, 2011 at 12:15 pm

What a fabulous smoothie bowl!


46 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) May 30, 2011 at 2:27 pm

Yes, being self-employed there’s no such thing as a holiday weekend, lol. For us anyway!


47 Abby May 30, 2011 at 3:23 pm

What a yummy smoothie!


48 Katherina @ Zephyr Runs May 30, 2011 at 3:53 pm

Mmm that TEA sounds delicious! and I really need to start doing smoothies in a bowl for a twist on my daily oatmeal… is looks easy enough!


49 tomas rahal May 30, 2011 at 5:34 pm

Kath you really know how to eat girl! welcome to the ‘Ville with your exciting new project. if you need anything at all please don’t hesistate to call me at MAS, congrats and i’ll be seeing you at your place now – buen provecho


50 KathEats May 30, 2011 at 6:23 pm

Hey Tomas!!

I think I’m bringing a group over to MAS this Wednesday night!! We have Great Harvest in town and want to show them the best :) I will look for you!

Thanks for stopping in :)


51 Hannah May 30, 2011 at 6:49 pm

I just found crunchy sunflower seed butter, and it’s so much more like crack than the smooth one! The same smooth drizzliness, but packed with merga-crispy roasted whole sunflwoer seeds. To die for!


52 KathEats May 30, 2011 at 6:54 pm

oh man – what brand!?


53 Hannah May 30, 2011 at 7:00 pm
54 KathEats May 30, 2011 at 7:29 pm

I think Sunbutter makes a crunchy – must find it!


55 Kiran @ May 30, 2011 at 6:50 pm

Yummy bowl of smoothie! Have a great day :)


56 Jenna May 30, 2011 at 8:46 pm

Really wanna try this!


57 Alli May 31, 2011 at 5:23 pm

Love your pictures on this post..the towel and smoothie complement each other so nicely :)


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