For the first time, it feels like summer is on the verge!!! I woke up to hot sunshine in my eyes, and came downstairs to open our front door and was cooled off by a nice breeze. LOVE!
Also love Dough Boy Smoothies!
Last night I combined [for TWO smoothies] in the blender:
- 2/3 cup raw oats
- 1 banana
- 1 cup milk
- 2/3 cup Banana Mango yogurt
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
This morning I added half a mango and blended away. It turned SO frothy it was like melted iced cream! I think the mango made it extra emulsified
Topped with granola, mango chunks, and coconut butter
Whole Foods Allegro Tea Fail #2. This was one that was supposed to be minty but it tasted too lemony to me. I warned you I was super picky about tea flavors!!
Be on the lookout for some CLEANING advice coming soon!!!
Cait @ Beyond Bananas says
Your dough boy smoothies are one of my favorite breakfast treats! I really feel like I have am having a true treat!
Holly @ The Runny Egg says
Looking forward to the cleaning advice!
Your doughboy smoothies are so delicious — I’ve been having 2-3 each week ever since you introduced them. The texture is just incredible!
YUM! I really need to make more smoothies.
Claire @ Live and Love to Eat says
You are Ms. Picky when it comes to tea =)
I LOVE to wake up to the sun in my face and then breathe in the still crisp air outside…
Keep it up spring!
Lisa Fine says
What about just a plain peppermint tea? Then you get the flavor you like without worrying about how much the other flavors distract or add to the mint.
I have that and love it – I was just looking for a little variety!
Baking Books says
Celestial Seasonings has this Tummy Mint – I think with different mints and chammomile(?). It’s good. I’m not a fan of mint just on its own and it’s still a little plain.
Sometimes, I’ll combine and use two tea bags like mint with ginger or chai – I don’t steep for long anyways – maybe try that!?
I’m a mint tea person, too! My fave is Moroccan Mint and it’s so perfect mixed with Nettles!
We are lucky in the NW to have Spring Nettles popping up now (in fact, the tender leaves are fabulous to eat, too).
Baking Books says
Moroccan? Do send my way please! :)…
I, uh, just found Chocolate Spice Chai today…that’s still good for you right 🙂
Went to my first ever GH Bakery yesterday (Burlington, VT), and I can surely see what attracted you guys! So exciting! Fresh bread = love in my book! 🙂 Question- what is the calorie count on those Trek Bars? They look delish but I think I’m going to repackage mine into four smaller pieces– so I don’t accidentally have a 600 calorie snack!! lol
I don’t know what the calorie count is – every store is different! Did the owners of the Burlington store have any nutrition info on the website?
I have 5 minutes left at work and it’s officially decided- tonight’s gonna be a ‘breakfast fo dinner’ kinda night 🙂
I am just as picky with tea flavors, too! Once I find one I like I stick with it for awhile. Oh and send the sunshine north, please and thank you.
Susan (Oliepants) says
I have to try your dough smoothies – I don’t know why I’m waiting so long. I’ve been on a granola and coconut milk kick lately.
I agree – I’m very very picky with tea too. The wrong taste and the whole thing is a waste.
J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) says
Yummy! That looks good. I’ve never tried a doughy smoothie, but I’d probably love it. 🙂
Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table says
Hooray for summer! We’re unfortunately supposed to get a summer storm today. 🙁
I made a dough boy-style smoothie with some protein powder for a post-workout treat the other day and loved it. Will have to try it with mango – they are so good right now!
My mouth literally dropped open at the words “Banana Mango Yogurt” Ooooh my, my favorite smoothie combo is banana, mango, coconut. Mango definitely does something magical to smoothies. Next time, I must add oats!!! Out of curiosity, how is “drinkable yogurt” different than kefir?
The process to make it is different, but they are similar in nutritional stats.
Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life) says
‘Dough boy’ sounds so yummy!
Can’t wait to hear your cleaning advice! Is it to hire someone? Because that’s the kind of advice I like 😉
Valerie @ City|Life|Eats says
Mango really does wonders to already delicious smoothies. Have a great day 🙂
kaila @ healthy helper! says
I wish it felt like summer here! Even spring would do…..right now it’s snowing 🙁
I’ve got to try one of those dough boy smoothies….they look and sound so yummy! I am alll about creamy smoothies…so this would probably be perfect!
Felicia (a taste of health with balance) says
at first i thought the coconut butter was goat cheese haha 🙂 looks delicious!! and can’t wait for more cleaning info!
Amanda- The Nutritionist Reviews says
Mango sounds really good in there! It makes a smoothie so creamy.
Freya (Brit Chick Runs) says
I’m somewhat jealous you can fit a whole Vita in your fridge! There’s barely space for a plum in mine (family of 4, small fridge) let alone a blender!
Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat says
Aww sorry to hear about your bad luck with the tea!! The rest of your breakfast looks lovely though, as does your amazing weather!! Have a fabulous day! 🙂
Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food says
yey for summer!
we so need it here 🙁 looking forward to that cleaning advice, I could use some!
That tropical breakfast is making me long for the sunshine! I really have to break out my blender and start making these! 🙂
Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) says
I want a Vita Mix so badly. That looks amazing and right up my alley for a smoothie. Have a great day Kath!
Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing says
Love when I start seeing lots of smoothies on your blog — it lets me know summer is on the way! 😀
Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday says
If you want a good mint tea try steeping dried out fresh mint leaves in a french press. Best mint tea you’ll ever have.
chloe@ 321delish says
It’s actually you who inspired me to use my Vita-Mix for the first time in over a month. Thank you!
Your blog is the only one (and I read food blogs for a living) that I obsessively read all the comments for too. That means I love you. Have a good day 🙂
We’ve had sun here too. It’s so nice to get outside and get moving more.
Estela @ Weekly Bite says
Yum! I need to try one of these smoothies soon 🙂
Justeen @ Blissful Baking says
The texture of that dough boy smoothie looks incredible!! And love the tropical flavor of this one – banana + mango + coconut = deliciousness!!
Sarah (Running To Slow Things Down) says
I love this entire post. Thank you for spreading some sunshine and smoothies. It’s still feeling like winter here in New England, but I know that warmth will be here soon. 😀
I’m looking forward to the cleaning advice. I can always use some of that. 😉
You might like Peet’s Coffee Xaio’s blend. It’s mint based w/some additonal herbs. It’s a real nice (not too spicy, but plenty flavorful) blend. Steeping two bags in a mug yields an amazing cup of tea. Before investing in a full box of tea bags, ask for a sample or buy a half pound of coffee and you’ll get a free cup to test.
If you think you’d like ginger tea, I’d be happy to send you some loose tea cut leaves from a local spice shop. But, as you’d imagine, it’s on the spicy side. Just holler if you want to sample.
Thanks for offering to send a sample Karen, but you don’t have to! I’ll keep my eye out for it in coffee shops.
Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out says
Ok, OK, I’ll try it! Stop twisting my arm!
Morgan @ Life After Bagels says
I use frozen mango chunks sometimes in my smoothies (like today!) and it does make it really quite frothy!
Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope says
Glad the nice weather made its way to you! Perfect warm weather breakfast!
Kaitlyn @ 7 Plates says
I am picky about my teas as well.. But that smoothie mix looks good! 🙂
Natalia - a side of simple says
Jealous of your morning weather 🙂 That definitely sounds like an ideal way to wake up with a fresh, summer breeze!
Kate (What Kate is Cooking) says
I love waking up to warm weather 🙂
Enjoy your summer weather! It is snowing here in MN 🙁
Jack O'Brien says
Oh my GOD I need to get some Mangos up in my life right now. PS. I just started following your GH on FB. So cute! You and Matt are doing an amazing job!
It’s getting warmer here also, I love it!
The dough boy smoothies sound pretty great, I’ll have to try it sometime soon!
Lucy @ The Sweet Touch says
He hewwww (said in Pillsbury Dough Boy voice;) For a minute I thought that coconut butter was some kind of cheese, then I figured it out, whew!
Thanks for sharing!
Everytime I see a doughboy smoothie on your blog, I immediately want to know what it tastes like. Must make soon 🙂
I need to try a dough boy smoothie! I love adding mango to smoothies, they make the smoothies creamier, kind of like a banana. Hope you have a good day! xoxo
Kiran @ KiranTarun.com says
I need to get my hands on some chia seeds to make this dough boy smoothie 🙂
Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin says
Waking up to sunshine is the best feeling! It’s been rainy and cold here all week, so I’m glad I can at least live vicariously through you!
Jo @ Jo In the Kitchen says
It’s still very much winter/spring in MT 🙁
But, I found out today that Farmer’s Market starts up again soon! Spring can’t be that far off if vegetables are growing, right?
lynn @ the actor's diet says
i am picky about tea too. so much so i would prefer a cup of plain hot water to it now!
[email protected] says
oOOooO! just saw the dough boy recipe!! Looks like MY kinda recipe 🙂 So far, I like all kinds of teas. Have you tried Indian hot chai?? it’s milky, but oh-so-good.
I had a very similar breakfast! Overnight oats (your recipe) with mango and coconut butter chunks on top. I have also tried your Dough Boy Smoothie recently… it is wonderful! And easy too.
I wish the warm weather would find it’s way to Chicago. I woke up to 30 degree temps outside this morning. So tired of this cold weather!
Have you ever tried Japanese Green Sencha? I never really liked tea until I tried that. It’s very grassy/earthy, but there is something about it that I just love!
Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) says
Jealous of your sunshine! It’s been clousy and dreary here all week…
Everytime you post one of your doughy (oat) smoothie I think, I need to try that! …so today, I’m making one for breakfast. 🙂
Jessica @ The Process of Healing says
It just so happens that I LOVE dough boy smoothies AND I picked up some fresh mango yesterday by chance. This is SO happening soong!
Dough boy smoothies look so good! I really need a blender! I keep seeing all these amazing looking smoothies all over the blog world. I feel left out! 🙁
Melissa @ Journey to Marvelous says
I’m not a huge yogurt fan (unfortunately) but I think I’ll try your doughboy smoothie anyway!
Jenny (Fit Girl Foodie) says
Wow your dough boy smoothies are becoming quite the hit in the blog world! I love how it’s thick and not just liquid. I never make shakes for breakfast though because they never fill me up 🙁
Went to a Great Harvest for the first time and omg the bread is soooo good! Bought a loaf of the High 5 fiber!
Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife says
You make those smoothies look oh so delicious!
Yumm those look amazing. Do you put a frozen or fresh banana in the mix the night before?
Fresh, but frozen would have time to thaw too
Cool, thanks! Have one prepped and waiting for me in the fridge…always love an already prepped breakfast for busy days:)
Hi Kath – love your blog!
quick question: why don’t you have a full tbsp of chia seeds to yourself for breakfast? do you think having a 1/2 tbsp is enough to receive the full health benefits? would love to hear your thoughts on recommended portion because I just bought a pack of them 🙂 thanks a lot!
No reason – I just dump some in every morning (I never measure) and it’s probably about 1 tbsp for the two of us. The biggest reason why I don’t use more is because chia seeds are not cheap and I need to ration them!
Allison @ Happy Tales says
I am SOOOOO happy that summer is just around the corner!!! I *love* this time of year!