Wide Awake

April 10, 2011

MORNING!!!

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Wheee! We are an energetic bunch who slept too late!! [That’s a good thing – sleeping was good!] It’s been a bit go go go since we got up because we are going on a bear hike with Faith + Tate!

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Remember the Dough Boy Smoothie I made a few weeks ago? It was incredible and needed to be replicated! Check that post for the details on procedure – last night I stuck ingredients in the Vita-mix and this morning I blended them away.

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Tangy Dough Boy Smoothie

For TWO Dough Boy Smoothies

  • 2/3 cup rolled oats (I had to mix in a little Scottish because we were out of rolled and that seemed to work fine)
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2/3 cup plain yogurt ( <—the tang!)
  • 2 smallish ripe bananas
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • Pinch salt
  • Plus 1/2 cup milk for AM

Mix together in blender (just with a spoon). Put in fridge overnight. In AM, add 1/2 cup milk and blend away!

Topped with the amazing Lynda’s Granola and Flying Squirrel PB – Bright Eyed and Bushy Tailed!

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Instead of coffee I had an Earl Gray tea, which I lightly steeped to just get a touch of caffeine. I am not missing coffee much at the moment – might be that springtime has started to sink in. Tea was spiked with milk, which helps a lot with its blandness.

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It’s only 46 degrees outside, but I’m in shorts with an optimistic attitude towards the wetish weather!

See you tonight.

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1 Cindy April 10, 2011 at 8:30 am

Enjoy your hike!

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2 kate@ahealthypassion April 10, 2011 at 8:31 am

I seriously need to try those oats they look amazing, enjoy your hike and a hopefully beautiful day!

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3 Michelle (The Runner's Plate) April 10, 2011 at 8:32 am

I think springtime + the sun + warmer temps naturally give people more energy!

Enjoy your hike!

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4 Jazz April 10, 2011 at 8:32 am

Oh oh! try some vanilla in the tea next time!

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5 Lisa Fine [lisasfoods] April 10, 2011 at 8:38 am

Have a great time hiking! I can’t wait until our mud season is over so we can explore the trails again too. One of my favorite things about hiking is packing a fun lunch to eat as a picnic.

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6 Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food April 10, 2011 at 8:43 am

mmm I like the sound of the dough boy smoothie! :)

am loving that grass picture with the wide awake theme also
hope you have a great hike :)

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7 Nicole @ Yuppie Yogini April 10, 2011 at 8:50 am

Ever try plain goat yogurt? If you like tangy, you’ll love it.

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8 Stacy @ Every Little Thing April 10, 2011 at 8:57 am

Woo enjoy your hike! Seems like everyone had great weather this weekend!

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9 Freya (Brit Chick Runs) April 10, 2011 at 8:57 am

Ooh have a good hike! I really want to go on one now – darn the lack of anything but roads down here :/

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10 Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen April 10, 2011 at 8:58 am

Yess! I was looking for this recipe recently so glad to see it front and center again! Sounds delicious, and the first picture is gorrrrgeous.

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11 Khushboo April 10, 2011 at 9:03 am

My sister is visiting and I think i know what I’m making her for breakfast tomorrow! Does the chia seeds affect the texture? Asking ad am not sure if there’s enough time for them to work their magic!

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12 KathEats April 10, 2011 at 6:14 pm

They do thicken it a bit, but it would be fine without them

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13 Hats @ See How She Runs April 10, 2011 at 9:05 am

Have a good time! It’s really sunny and warm here in the UK – I hope it’s here to stay.

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14 Camille April 10, 2011 at 9:07 am

Yum! What a perfectly perfect breakfast :) I hope it warms up for you!

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15 Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out April 10, 2011 at 9:08 am

Yum. The smoothie looks great. Where did you get that bowl?

Have fun hiking!

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16 KathEats April 10, 2011 at 6:14 pm

Crate + Barrel

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17 Pearl (Crunch and Chew) April 10, 2011 at 9:09 am

Have to get my hands on the Flying Squirrel PB!

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18 Riss April 10, 2011 at 9:20 am

Holy fiddle faddle, batman! I must try this. TOMORROW!

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19 Stacey (The Home-Cooked Vegan) April 10, 2011 at 9:24 am

Have a great hike! Hope the weather starts to look up for ya :)

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20 lynn @ the actor's diet April 10, 2011 at 9:33 am

i need to retry your dough boy concoction using your recipe. mine was such a fail!!!

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21 Heather April 10, 2011 at 9:42 am

I also slept a little later then I had hoped – but just went for a run in similar temps. I love it!

Not shorts weather yet in Massachusetts – soon I hope.

Enjoy your hike!

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22 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] April 10, 2011 at 9:46 am

I like your simple white mug :)

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23 B & B April 10, 2011 at 9:49 am

If it’s thick, it’s more appealing.

Do you mean you refrigerate it IN the blender? i.e you put the blender in your fridge?

Enjoy your hike. I want a place to hike!

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24 staceyhealthylife April 10, 2011 at 9:50 am

Enjoy your hike. Sounds like you guys are having a really fun weekend.

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25 Lucy @ The Sweet Touch April 10, 2011 at 10:08 am

Is goin’ on a bear hike anything like goin’ on a bear hunt? Love that book!

Hope you have fun!

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26 KathEats April 10, 2011 at 6:14 pm

Exactly the same!

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27 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) April 10, 2011 at 10:16 am

That melty PB on top looks so yum.

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28 Kristi @ KristiAteIt April 10, 2011 at 10:26 am

Those oats looks really good! I think I’m going to try that this week. Have fun on your hike!

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29 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope April 10, 2011 at 10:37 am

So glad you had a good night’s sleep! Have fun on the hike!!! :)

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30 Jess (Sweet Potato) April 10, 2011 at 10:40 am

I love the first picture with the grass! Its so springy!

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31 Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing April 10, 2011 at 10:41 am

I’m similar to you in that I have seasons in which I enjoy coffee more than others. It’s been tea every morning this week, and I’m totally shocked I don’t miss coffee! Must be that spring is springing, as you said ;)

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32 Namaste Gurl April 10, 2011 at 10:47 am

Yum! I had yummy overnight oats this morning, too! Chocolate- raspberry- coconut ones :)

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33 Kiran @ KiranTarun.com April 10, 2011 at 10:51 am

Enjoy your hike! Perfect dough smoothie for hiking adventure!

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34 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin April 10, 2011 at 10:57 am

Hiking is one of my favourite things about spring and summer! Have a great time!

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35 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 10, 2011 at 11:02 am

Gorgeous pictures!!!

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36 Natalia - a side of simple April 10, 2011 at 11:24 am

The weather in my area is beautiful this Sunday. I’m soaking it in because usually spring overloads us with rain. Everyone is out and about and it’s such a nice sign of spring!

Hope your bear hike goes well :)

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37 Red Velvet Wife April 10, 2011 at 11:44 am

Gorgeous pictures, I love your style! And the smoothie looks fab; I might try it with coconut milk and coconut yogurt. Looks so delicious, I need to make breakfast! :) Enjoy your day! xo

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38 faith in food April 10, 2011 at 11:53 am

i’m an english tea drinker as well (spot of milk). i’m sure you already know this, but when you add milk to black teas and such, it actually hampers the absorption of all the antioxidant qualities :(

anyway, you eat well and get many of them elsewhere! ENJOY YOUR DAY!

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39 Haleigh April 10, 2011 at 12:13 pm

I think I may need to try a dough boy smoothie! Enjoy your Sunday.

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40 Caitlyn (The Spoonful of Life) April 10, 2011 at 12:14 pm

I’m loving your pink tablecloth! Very spring-ish.

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41 JessicaEn April 10, 2011 at 12:15 pm

Have you ever tried vanilla chai tea bags? There are some that have no caffeine and they are spicy/cinnamon-y and delicious. A touch of milk or vanilla soy milk and it is not bland in the least!

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42 KathEats April 10, 2011 at 6:15 pm

Which brand? I’ve had a few and didn’t love them

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43 kaila @ healthy helper! April 10, 2011 at 12:15 pm

Gotta try one of these SIAB’s! I love the regular ones but have yet to try a doughy one yet…..breakfast is on the menu for dinner tonight so maybe this will be my choice!

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44 Ashley April 10, 2011 at 12:36 pm

I have GOT to try that out. Sounds like doughy perfection!

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45 Molly April 10, 2011 at 12:37 pm

Cold breakfasts are making there comeback! I had chilled swiss oatmeal this morning while it was 80*. Perfection! Enjoy your hike.

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46 Erica April 10, 2011 at 12:45 pm

Hope you guys had fun on the hike! The smoothie looks yummy- super thick!Happy Sunday

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47 stace April 10, 2011 at 12:47 pm

I love that bowl! Sundays are great for hiking and such. Have a fab time!

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48 Holly @ The Runny Egg April 10, 2011 at 12:51 pm

Jason and I are about to go out on a hike/long walk — it is so beautiful outside that it seems like a waste to stay indoors!

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49 Emily @ Savory and Savage April 10, 2011 at 1:09 pm

Have fun on your hike.

I have been not into coffee lately either – maybe the change in seasons makes you more energetic so you don’t need it?

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50 Deirdre April 10, 2011 at 1:11 pm

I hope you have a great hike. They seem like a fun couple to hang out with.

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51 Chad April 10, 2011 at 1:48 pm

What an excellent serving idea!

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52 Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) April 10, 2011 at 1:52 pm

Have fun hiking and anything with the name DOUGH in the title really gets my attention. I am the raw dough and dough bites lovin’ queen.

Here’s to warmer weather for you, too!

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53 Emma (Namaste Everyday) April 10, 2011 at 1:59 pm

i love this smoothie! I can’t wait to have more once I am back in the USA – the land of the blender, i like to call it

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54 Allison April 10, 2011 at 2:14 pm
55 Sarah (Running To Slow Things Down) April 10, 2011 at 2:15 pm

Yay for shorts! Tomorrow is supposed to reach the 80’s here, so I’ll be donning mine as well. :D

Lovely breakfast! And I love the bowl! :D

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56 Hilary April 10, 2011 at 2:33 pm

Mmmm…that smoothie looks good…love the ingredient combo and that you thought to put it in the blender overnight. And Earl Grey tea bland?!? What kind are you drinking? Go for Twinings…full of flavour!

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57 Lori Skelding April 10, 2011 at 3:19 pm

Just a thought, have you ever tried *Caramel Roobios* blend of tea?
Spectacular with a bit of milk or not, and honey or not, its caffeine free, and full of antioxidants & helps body absorb iron.
I drank it during my pregnancies…so lovely!
Enjoy your hike.

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58 KathEats April 10, 2011 at 6:15 pm

Which brand is it? I love roobios in general!

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59 Lori April 11, 2011 at 3:40 am

The one I get is blended right in the specialty tea shop I go too! It’s divine.
I’m a bit far from u; I’m on the Sunshine Coast, in Australia.
I’m sure there is a plethora close to you-if not I’ll post some to you. For real… Wouldn’t that b funny?
L

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60 Parita @ myinnershakti April 10, 2011 at 3:19 pm

This post definitely makes me feel like spring is almost here! That PB looks so creamy and delish :)

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61 Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle April 10, 2011 at 3:20 pm

that smoothie looks sooooo good!

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62 Justeen @ Blissful Baking April 10, 2011 at 3:31 pm

It’s 81 degrees in Cleveland today, so hot oats are out of the question! I’m going to try this smoothie tomorrow morning!

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63 Dee April 10, 2011 at 3:44 pm

I hope you had fun on your hike! ooh! this bowl of goodness looks exactly that!

and mmm… i love tea! It’s my favorite (earl grey is my utmost favorite flavor too) even over coffee!

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64 Lisa (bakebikeblog) April 10, 2011 at 4:23 pm

oh my – that smoothie looks delish!

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65 Michelle | Gold-hearted Girl April 10, 2011 at 5:38 pm

I love that tablecloth! It’s so spring-y and happy!

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66 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) April 10, 2011 at 5:39 pm

Those oats look amazing! I love anything that even resembles dough :)

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67 Hannah April 10, 2011 at 5:48 pm

Dough boy…. teehee! As soon as bananas don’t cost the same as gold anymore, I’ll be making this!

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68 bitt April 10, 2011 at 6:08 pm

When I quit drinking coffee I found that having strong black tea for a few weeks then switching the green tea was helpful for detox. Hope it helps with your aches and pains too.

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69 Alexa @ SimpleEats April 10, 2011 at 6:56 pm

I had my first dough boy smoothie the other day and I can’t wait to try one again!

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70 Angel7 April 10, 2011 at 7:10 pm

That smoothie probably kicked started your day! I like the tangy aspect about it!

You probably should have made extra smoothies for the bears to keep them happy :)

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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71 Sarah April 10, 2011 at 7:26 pm

FYI- lightly steeping the tea does not reduce the amount of caffeine in it. Caffeine is one of the first things to steep out of the tea leaves, so if you want to make it decaf, you should steep it for a 10-15 seconds and dump that water. Start with fresh hot water and the same tea bag, then you don’t have sacrifice the flavor.

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72 Kat @ Cupcake Kat April 10, 2011 at 9:10 pm

This smoothie looks so tasty I need to give it a try.
I love Earl Grey tea. You should try some teas from the Celestial brand. They are very tasty!

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73 Maria April 10, 2011 at 10:05 pm

Your SIAB looks deeeee-lish! For my nighttime snack I made a quick version of a doughboy smoothie; although my oats were only able to soak for 90 minutes. Rolled oats + homemade almond milk + cocoa powder + cinnamon + strawberries. Very lightly blended in the VitaMix. It was fabulous! Thanks for the inspiration.

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74 Olena April 10, 2011 at 10:19 pm

If you’re ever in Canada (or if you shop online), try David’s Tea http://www.davidstea.com/ for Earl Grey and other teas that will make your heart sing. My absolute favourite: Organic Cream Earl Grey http://www.davidstea.com/cream-of-earl-grey. Black tea with figs called Forbidden Fruit also blew my socks off. And I’m a coffee lover.

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75 Char April 11, 2011 at 9:06 am

Mmmm doughy oats!! I think I did something wrong to mine last time because they did NOT look like that…must attempt again, immediately!

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76 kelsey April 11, 2011 at 9:21 am

oh i am obsessed with the first picture!

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77 Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner April 11, 2011 at 10:49 pm

AWE! You have no idea how long I sat here daydreaming about this once I saw it! My eyes were fixed and wouldn’t move! I couldn’t get up! I could only look at your BEAUTIFUL SMOOTHIE!

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