Knocked off my paper this morning, followed by a few hours of sports studying , followed by some sports myself: Stairmaster , stat biking and weight lifting at the gym. By the time I got home and showered, it was 1:15 and I was more than ready for lunch. Bluesday oatmeal did good!
The only thing I wanted for lunch was Kashi crackers . HUGE craving. So that’s what I had.
With the crackers, I literally threw together this salad in about 30 seconds:
- 1/2 a leftover cubed chicken breast
- 1/4 cup wheatberries
- Chopped olives
- 1 carrot
- 1 stalk celery
- Sprouts + spinach
- Woodstock dressing
And a peach …
And an extra large portion of Chemistry
Right after I finished i headed uptown to take my chem exam in a testing center. We were told twice that only two of our recent labs would be on this test. Well there were THREE!!!! He doesn’t write the tests so I’m not sure what happened. I totally didn’t study the third one because he said it was going to be on the next test. I still think I did OK, but there are a handful of questions I just had to wing from memory and I doubt I got them all right. I’m going to email him and see what the deal was.
I treated myself to a smoothie on the ride home for a snack. I decided to branch out and tried the Pineapple Pleasure but alas – I was extremely disappointed. It tasted it like it was 75% ice and 25% fruit. Very watery. Back to the A+ Mangosteen next time!!
More studying , break for dinner, study again (if I can concentrate with the husband here!). Tomorrow it’s back to the grind! But thankfully the weekend is just around the corner and we’re headed to Hillsborough for my sister’s Boston Bon Voyage party .
If I make a smoothie tonight with oats, fruit and milk, will it still be good in the morning?? Or do y’all think it will separate??
A friend sent me a link for sprouted wheat berry flatbread (the only ingredient is wheat berries) and I thought of you. I’m going to give it a try this weekend and I’ll let you know how it turns out:
I will separate but a good shake should do the trick.
I think it will separate. When ever I have leftover smoothie and leave it for a good length of time it separates.
It will seperate, but you can quickly mix it/shake it up again.
Mine always separate if I try to save them. Even shaking it doesn’t bring it back to the same consistency. I would wait.
I usually always make my smoothies the night before because I don’t have time in the mornings to blend them together. Like everyone else said, they do separate but a good shake fixes the problem!
The only thing I’d be worried with in the smoothie is the oatmeal becoming gelatinous and soaking up too much moisture, but you could just put a dash more milk in.
Eep! I can never study when my boyfriend’s home. Maybe it’s because he’s always playing his guitar and banging on things?
sounds like a productive morning/early afternoon. I think the smoothie would be gross the next day- maybe just set out the things(in the fridge-ish) you need for the morning tonight, that way it would be quick making it in the morning… if youre worried about time.
ya i would be worried about the milk and oatmeal overnight. i’ve soaked oatmeal in juice overnight before and that works…maybe puree the fruit and add the oatmeal then just add milk in the morning?
I think if you made it tonight and shook it up the next morning it would be fine, but that’s just me 🙂
i agree with them it will seperate, but you could shake it up! :o) i can TOTALLY relate to your intense craving. i have the flu and ALL i feel like eating is pickles, REAL mac n’ cheese, and sugary kid food! everything else is unappealing!also kath, i redid my blog COMPLETLY and added lots more pictures. if you get time in between all you hard studying – i would LOVE your oponins on how i could make it better!
Chelsea , It didn’t say how much wheatberries. it said 3 cups of water ?? Do you know ?
I would only add the fruits in the morning. It takes a few seconds to shake them all and the consistance will be way better.
Kelly T says
haha, kate, i think we are dating the same guy
The last time I tried making a smoothie in advance it not only separated, bu tasted AWFUL! Then I stuck it in the freezer and it tasted just like sorbet. I don’t know how it would taste if it had oatmeal in it though. Worth a try, eh?
Hi Kath! I’ve been reading your blog for a few months now and just wanted to thank you for being so dedicated to your blog, especially with your crazy schedule! There is no way I would be able to keep up a blog if I had the schedule that you have.
I also wanted to say that I’m glad that I wasn’t the only one who didn’t care for the Pineapple Pleasure from Smoothie King. I had it a few weeks ago and agree that it had no flavor. My brother had one of the orange flavor ones and it tasted good so I would recommend that if you wanted to try a new one. I don’t remember the exact name, but I know it had mostly an orange flavor.
Have a good night 🙂
I have a feeling the smoothie will separate. What about putting all of the ingredients in the blender (minus the liquid), keep it in the fridge over night, then blend it in the morning?
Hey K! In my experience, they ALWAYS separate — but I throw all the ingredients in the blender, stick the blender in the fridge, and press “smoothie” in the AM.
Do let us know – send me a photo if you can!! Sounds amazing.
Thanks 🙂 And glad to know it wasn’t my smoothie maker who got the recipe wrong. Let me know if you have any others you like!
Thanks for all the smoothie tips. I guess the point of making it in advance is just grab and go – no blender cleaning involved. Smoothies are quick enough to throw the fruit and stuff in, but I just hate having to clean and package too. I’ll have to just make it in the mornings because I don’t want to risk separation!
Help!!! Where can I find wheatberries and this Woodstock dressing that everyone is raving about. I live in CT and have checked Trader Joes and a couple of health food stores in my area, but nada.
Oh- the oatmeal will separate. Spoken from this morning’s experience!!!
No cleanup with the Blender express- you take your container with you, and clean it when you get home. I have soooooo many of the containers b/c I make several shakes a day and bring many with me when I leave the house. I’ve gone to Japan with my Blender Express, no joke.
It WILL separate…the only way for it to not separate is to put it into the freezer and then defrost it, which takes some trial and error due to the amount of time it takes. You can always revive a shake with more ice/milk/xanthan gum etc in the AM. Fage is an AMAZING base for a smoothie.
I think it will sepeerate but i think it should taste fine. It might also be a little runnier since all the juice form the fruit and everything will defrost.
I make a smoothie every night before bed and drink it on the way to work and it’s always perfect on the drive in. I use plain nonfat yogurt, a splash of skim milk, a banana (sometimes frozen, sometimes fresh), and either frozen or fresh strawberries or frozen pineapple. I think it’s delicious! It hasn’t separated for me. Never tried oatmeal in it though!
Also, Kath – I make my oatmeal in the microwave in the morning – might taste better that way than made and reheated. I just do a half cup oats, half cup water, half cup milk, chunked up banana…cook for 2 minutes or so…stir, sprinkle cinnamon and go! It’s so good! I haven’t tried making it the night before and reheating, so I guess I can’t compare…but worth a shot if you are crunched for time and need hot oatmeal.
The Blender express sounds really cool, but I question if I really need a second blender just to not have to clean it as much. I’ll have to see how much I start making smoothies!
The reheated is great – much more flavorful and plump made on the stovetop with the banana and then rehydrated than in the microwave. I save that for emergencies only 🙂 I guess the smoothie ingredients impact the separation most. I’ll just have to try it one day.
Hi there! I always get the strawberry slim-n-trim from Smoothie King. Not too many exotic flavors, but it is delicious!
My smoothies never separate. I just freeze em and defrost the next day – they’re exactly the same. But I don’t use water or ice in my smoothies – I think that helps. I would try it and see what happens.