Time Warp

July 18, 2010

It was one of those mornings.

I woke up and looked at my phone, which read 7:21AM.

Then I rolled over.

Woke up again and started checking emails. Time = 8:48!!!


Slept away the morning!! Guess I needed the rest.

Hello coffee!!

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Starbucks sent me some of their new Natural Fusions coffee to test out. Me love flavored coffee.

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They are made from arabica beans and blended with real ingredients – spices, botanicals and all.

Glad to see this:

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Smell = delicious!

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Taste was great. Nice and strong. Not bitter like some of the other Starbucks blends (ahem, breakfast blend). The flavor wasn’t as pronounced as some of the other flavored coffees I’ve tried, but I def. liked it!

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Also love the packaging on this guy: Vega Vanilla Chai

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For both Matt and I, I combined:

  • 1 scoop Vega 
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1.5 cups frozen berries
  • 1.5 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 handful spinach


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Magic clump!!

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Off to do stuff.

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1 Meg July 18, 2010 at 9:15 am

Guess you needed sleep :) Love the SIAB! I need to make one of those, I always have smoothies for snacks, never think of em’ for breakfast!

Enjoy your day!


2 Evan Thomas July 18, 2010 at 9:19 am

That coffee sounds really good!


3 Madeline @ Greens and Jeans July 18, 2010 at 9:24 am

I’ll have to check out that coffee! I like my flavored coffee to really only have a “hint” of the flavor otherwise it’s usually too overwhelming.


4 Camille July 18, 2010 at 9:26 am

The magic clump is my favorite! I always save it for the last bite :)


5 sassy molassy July 18, 2010 at 9:28 am

OMG, that starbucks carmel flava sounds divine! I’m enjoying some vanilla coconut tea this morning…a fabulous blend from a local coffee/tea producer here in OR.


6 lynn (The Actors Diet) July 18, 2010 at 9:31 am

your magic shell always looks so good – one of these days i’ll have to try it!


7 The Wife of a Dairyman July 18, 2010 at 9:35 am

Always feels good when you can sleep in a little :) Hope you have a great day!


8 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) July 18, 2010 at 9:35 am

I did the same thing this morning in regards to waking up! The cats woke us up at 7 and somehow we went back to sleep until 8:15! Looks like you have a tasty start to the day! Enjoy it!


9 Dorry July 18, 2010 at 9:35 am

I slept in later than usual this morning, too! I hope you have a great Sunday! :)


10 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is July 18, 2010 at 9:45 am

I have never seen or heard of the coffee fusions. I only like flavored coffee and that sounds really good!


11 Freya @ Brit Chick Runs July 18, 2010 at 9:46 am

I need coconut oil in my life :)
LOVE mornings like that, where you wake up ealry and then next you know, it’s late! As long as you don’t need to be somewhere….


12 Wei-Wei July 18, 2010 at 9:47 am

Mmm, that coffee sounds divine. And as for sleeping in – it does you good from time to time! Listen to your body… just like you are now. 😀



13 Exercise and Eat July 18, 2010 at 9:47 am

You’re right- breakfast blend is wayyyy too tough for me!


14 [email protected] July 18, 2010 at 10:00 am

It’s kinda nice to sleep away the morning sometimes :-)


15 Deva (Voracious Vorilee) July 18, 2010 at 10:05 am

I am actually sipping some Breakfast Blend right now – but I enjoy my coffee with a bit of a bite to it :-). I really want to try the Vanilla flavor of the new Starbucks coffees, but am going to wait until my current bag of beans runs out.

How long do your SIABs keep you satisfied? I want to try them for breakfast but worry I’ll be hungry sooner than if I had eaten a bowl of oats!


16 Kath July 18, 2010 at 10:07 am

A long time!! They are big. Probably 500 calories with toppings. They’ve held me 5-6 hours. Probably didn’t need that big of one today :)


17 Krystina July 18, 2010 at 10:38 am

SIABs are deceiving because you think they wouldn’t hold you over, but they do! They fill me up more than any other breakfast.


18 Marisa @ Loser for Life July 18, 2010 at 10:05 am

I love flavored coffees, too! Caramel would be right up my alley. Hope to see them available soon :)


19 Danielle (Runs on Green) July 18, 2010 at 10:23 am

Whoaaa an all-natural flavored coffee?? I’ve been searching for one of those for a while! All the other flavored coffees have artificial ingredients


20 [email protected]://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ July 18, 2010 at 10:33 am

Breakfast blend is probably one of the worst coffees. But Verona is one of my top favorites.


21 Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter July 18, 2010 at 10:40 am

I sleep in so much during the weekends too, but I’m with you on my body needing rest.


22 A Teenage Gourmet (Sami) July 18, 2010 at 11:01 am

“magic clump!” :) It surprises me how coconut butter tastes like real butter sometimes. There’s a underlying similarity.


23 tanyasdaily July 18, 2010 at 11:24 am

I like flavored coffee, esp when it tastes sweet.


24 Gavi @ GaviGetsGoing! July 18, 2010 at 12:02 pm

I’m also enjoying a delicious SIAB as I read your post! In mine: two handfuls spinach, 3/4 cup FF Greek yogurt, 8 strawberries, 1/2 cup almond milk, unsweetened cocoa powder. Yummmmmyyyy!! Your toppings look so great and I will have to try them out! :)


25 Stacey @ Tipping the (Kitchen!) Scales July 18, 2010 at 12:04 pm

I slept in yesterday until 8:30am and couldn’t believe it!! Your SIAB looks tasty – especially the magic clump!!!


26 Jessica @ The Process of Healing July 18, 2010 at 12:21 pm

I hate to sleep away the morning but sometimes your boy just NEEDS it!
Love the coconut shell!


27 Cynthia (It All Changes) July 18, 2010 at 12:26 pm

That happened during my nap yesterday. I was reading my book at 5 and the next thing I knew it was 6. It went so fast.


28 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] July 18, 2010 at 12:28 pm

As much as I try/love to support small, local businesses, I love Starbucks. I hope you have a happy, productive Sunday!


29 Simply Life July 18, 2010 at 12:28 pm

oh that coffee looks great!


30 Julz @ freshman 5k July 18, 2010 at 1:18 pm

I wish I could’ve slept that well. That coffee looks good!


31 Laura July 18, 2010 at 1:44 pm

Oh that coffee sounds really quite nice…and i don’t drink coffee so that’s saying something xx


32 Rosey Rebecca July 18, 2010 at 1:48 pm

Love all your pics today! Caramel coffee sound so good. Almost like dessert for bfast!


33 Heather July 18, 2010 at 1:53 pm

I don’t blame you for sleeping in. I have been requiring more sleepy lately. I think its the heat!


34 Emilie July 18, 2010 at 2:31 pm

I did the unintentional sleep in today as well. I hate it when that happens to me though, because it always leaves me feeling sleepy and unproductive all day- what a strange thing! Sleep more and feel tired, LOL. I wish I could find Coconut Butter in Canada… they don’t even have it at Whole Foods?


35 Faith @ LovelyAsCharged July 18, 2010 at 2:37 pm

I seriously can’t wait to hunt down those S*bux coffees. I love flavors but I can’t wrap my head around all the artificial syrups – these look like the perfect solution! I bet caramel is rich and smooth…yum!


36 Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) July 18, 2010 at 3:18 pm

I think our bodies are good at knowing when we need that little bit of extra sleep. 😀

I love Starbucks beans, but have never tried the flavored ones. I’ll have to keep my eye out for it! 😀


37 Lauren July 18, 2010 at 3:26 pm

So, when everyone makes these flavored coffees, is there added sugar in them? Wonderingg


38 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin July 18, 2010 at 7:19 pm

That coffee sounds awesome! I haven’t seen it out in stores yet though. I hope we get it in Canada!


39 Hannah July 18, 2010 at 9:19 pm

If you ever spot an Irish Cream flavoured coffee, you should try it! It’s my current favourite here in Australia :)


40 Meagan July 19, 2010 at 2:25 pm

Nice bowl!


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