Trick or Treat!
The last of the leftover oatmeal buffet:
Went into another blended mix
But this time it wasn’t nearly the batter texture. It was definitely a smoothie instead of blended oats. Blame the proportions!
For TWO bowls
- ~1 cup leftover whipped banana oatmeal (I used two on Monday)
- 1 cup Stonyfield low-fat plain (I used 1/2 cup Siggi’s on Monday)
- 1 cup 2% milk
- 1 banana (tried to make up for less oats with more banana)
- 1 tbsp PB flour (forgot about this until now – was not detectable)
- Galaxy granola (from a sample pack)
- Crunchy buckwheat granola
- Ghost blood
- Sunflower buttah
Today’s coffee was a new sample from Guilt Free Drinks. Carbon neutral, organic, fair trade = guilt free. [They also donate 10% of profits to charity!] I tried the Medium blend today and liked it a lot. I’m a medium roast kind of girl! It was nice and smooth with enough nutty bold flavor for me. The coffee goes for $10.80 per bag. I’m thinking you can probably find coffee in stores with the same certifications for less, but this was definitely good coffee.
grocery goddess jen says
Every time I see “ghost blood” I have to stop and think about what you are talking about. And I still find it creepy 🙂 I love your welcoming door step, too.
cheers to you too! here’s to the week being almost over 🙂
Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat says
yum! love the last photo with the pumpkins. i’m definitely dragging this morning – better go and get myself some coffee too!
Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin says
10.80 a bag – ouch!!
Samantha @ Bikini Birthday says
I guess it costs to be Carbon neutral, organic, and fair trade
Holly @ couchpotatoathlete says
I’m definitely a medium roast kind of girl too — dark roast tastes too bitter for me!
When are you going to carve up those pumpkins?
I need to! Saturday?
Katie @ The Boston Marathoner says
Gorgeous fall breakfast – enjoy!
Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life) says
Your pumpkins looks so bright and colorful! They make me happy 🙂
Love the pumpkins! Happy falllll!
I love your pumpkins and porch steps. Both are great for photography!
Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg says
I love your pumpkins!!! We still have to buy ours!!
Jessica @ How Sweet It Is says
I love the last picture. So pretty!
Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) says
Have a great day Kath!
Ahh, Halloween is so close! I can’t wait!
Sarah @ Sarah's Shaping Up says
Wow, $10.80? Makes me glad I’m not a coffee drinker. 🙂 lol
Love the use of pumpkins in your pictures! Very cute!
Love your pumpkins! I haven’t bought pumpkins this year but I did buy a lot of squashes for decoration.
I am not a coffee drinker but love the greeness of your coffee today!
I can’t tell in the picture, but is that bag a half pound or a full pound… and is it beans or ground? I’m always looking to try out a new coffee 😀 We’ve been stuck on a company called RoosRoast– it’s a local company (~5 miles) that roasts and flavors the beans themselves. I actually am able to buy it at the Farmer’s Market. One pound of beans is $15. I do think coffee is one of the things that you really get what you pay for.
The one I got was a small sample bag. The price online is for a 12oz bag, I believe. You can get it ground however you want or whole
Love pumpkin shots! I’m carving mine tonight – can’t wait 🙂
Natalia - a side of simple says
Aw you have some great pumpkins! Are you and Matt planning on carving them? Also, yesterday morning I saw this on the Today Show and thought of you both: http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/39867172#39867172
Yay craft beer!
I love pumpkins! Never carved any, though made many soups and desserts of it 😉
Allison K says
I love that second picture! SO pretty and fall like!
Estela @ Weekly Bite says
Lovely morning pics!
Have a great day!
Jessica @ The Process of Healing says
Great pictures! I can definitely tell the difference of the new lens!
Cathy B. @ Bright Bakes says
such pretty pumpkins! and pretty pictures! You’re photography reflects your style 🙂 Crisp, clean and energizing!
cathy b. @ brightbakes
Looks yummy!! Maybe you’ve written about it somewhere else, but I was wondering if you’d talk about your reasons for using 2% milk and lowfat yogurt instead of skim or fat free? Is it just taste, or is there a health reason? Thx!
Mostly taste – I think a little fat goes a long way. I prefer 1% most of all, but HT doesn’t make a 1%. I also think that a little fat is good in the diet. I think 1-2% is a good compromise between whole milk (which I think is a bit too much fat) and skim (not enough).
Breakfast looks lovely, as usual! Are you mostly using the 35mm lens now? Either way… your photos look great! Enjoy the day 🙂
I’ve only been using the 35 – so glad you guys have noticed!!
Dave @ tips4running says
Ghost Blood – eek! The pictures look extra sharp. I like how you are playing with the focus!
Kevin M Roth says
Hey, thanks for trying the coffee and the excellent review. I’m glad you enjoyed it and appreciate you sharing it with everyone else.
lynn (The Actors Diet) says
that coffee sounds like a really good idea for a gift to coffee drinkers!
I used to hate peanut flour because I couldn’t taste it – but if you add just a little bit of salt, it really bring out the flavor. And I usually use 2 T for a 2-3 cup size smoothie.
I almost did that!! But I chickened out because I was afraid of oversalting.
Love your pictures as always. Your blog brightens my day 🙂
Mary @ Bites and Bliss says
Smoothie or blended oats- it still sounds yummy!
Alina @ Duty Free Foodie says
Love the doorstep pumpkin photo! We are going to be buying our first pumpkin of the year on Saturday – I am so excited!
chelsey @ clean eating chelsey says
That is some expensive coffee! It looks good though – still <3'ing on the oatmeal batter
Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine says
Your blended oatmeal concoctions have both looked great in my opinion- such a unique idea!
Heather (Heather's Dish) says
i love how cheerful pumpkins are…so beautiful!
do you use that spoon even after it’s been on the ground!? haha sorry I’m so paranoid about my utensils getting dirty. 🙂
We’ll be carving our pumpkins tonight. Can’t wait! Do you have an email address connected to KERF? I have a question about a nutrition course I’m taking and I didn’t see it on the blog. Have a good day!
It’s on the Kath,RD page. Katheats at gmail
you put milk and yogurt together? what an odd pair!!
I love your pumpkins, so cute and very bright.
I love the photos of breakfast with the pumkpkins. I think pumpkins are so pretty and just add so much to photos! I too love the new lens. Your photos have this great crispness now!
Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin says
I’m on the hunt for a good coffee! What kind do you usually buy?
We’re trying all kinds of random ones. Whole Foods Fair Trade is $6.99/lb. We like it, but it seems kind of weak. Shenandoah Joe’s here is $12-15/lb and is AMAZING but not sure if that is sustainable for our budget.
Wow your first picture looks like a tomato or a pumpkin for real!
Love the shot of the pumpkin leaf – beautiful colour and detail!
Your pumpkins are perfect! Flawless! Will they have faces soon?