Matt’s alarm went off at 5:45 and by 6 I was awake too. While he showered a left to start the bake day, I donned my new Lululemon top and yoga pants and stumbled into the kitchen for a wee bit of breakfast. Half a Hungry Bar and a spoonful of peanut butter.
And then I was off to yoga! I met Sara + Eileen for a 7am vinyasa flow class so I can spend the rest of my day at the bakery. The class was a bit slow, but it matched the gloomy morning. I wish I could have walked there, but it was dark and raining. There’s a triangle of bad conditions: dark, rain, cold and if 2/3 are present then I let myself drive.
Post yoga-breakfast was a pumpkin smoothie bowl.
- 1 cup pumpkin
- 1/2 cup Oikos
- 1/3 cup milk
- 4 ice cubes
- 1/4 cup raw rolled oats
Toppings: Praline Scuffin (!!), coconut, festive sprinkles
Sweet Potato Pie tea mixed with Roasted Marshmallow [both flavors from Adagio]. Interesting combo!
This pretty tea towel from Target reminds me of a cozy turtleneck 🙂
Have a spankin’ good day!
Lynn @ the actor's diet says
I think I did have a turtleneck that pattern in high school!
Claire @ Live and Love to Eat says
Sweet potato casserole tea 🙂
Cait's Plate says
That would be an AWESOME cozy turtleneck. And now I feel like I’m going to be on the hunt for a turtleneck like that until I finally find one 🙂
kathleen @ the daily crumb says
it’s rainy and gloomy here in chicago as well.
i go back and forth on slow yoga classes. sometimes it’s nice to have a good stretch and relaxing 90 minutes, but at the same time, it’s frustrating when you’re in the mood for a sweaty workout! have a great day at the bakery 🙂
Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries says
I’m right there with ya – if it’s cold, rainy, and gloomy, my mood needs a little extra to get me going! Exercise usually does the trick for me. Hope you have a great, productive day at the bakery!
Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table says
There’s so much pumpkin in that mix! I love it. I just roasted a huge pumpkin and am looking for ideas.
Sprinkles! I love it.
Meaghan O'Connor (My Spoonful of Inspiration) says
Pumpkin Smoothie and fall sprinkles? So much Thanksgiving spirit! 🙂
Looks delicious, Kath! Good luck at the bakery today!
p.s. I have never heard of camel crickets until your recent posts (I’m from Minnesoooota). I googled them and just about had a heart attack looking at the pictures! Hope they leave you and your home alone!
Gillian G. @ When Bread Is Broken says
I just posted about my own pumpkin smoothie…but mine was spinkleless. You win. 😉
Working at my local GH tomorrow morning (5-8am before work :):)) and again all day Friday! WEEEEEEEEEE my favorite time of the year!
Hope @ With A Side Of Hope says
The weather is terrible where I live today too. I don’t like the rain. Your breakfast looks yummy! I love the addition of sprinkles 🙂
Katie @ Peace Love and Oats says
your pumpkin yogurt combo always looks so good, I’m going to have to give it a try sometime!
Yogurt Bowl looks delish!
Vivi @My.Beautiful.Air says
I would never know it was a gloomy day – the sprinkles made it so cheerful. Lately I’ve been making my oatmeal with shredded apple – it is soooo good!
Johanna B says
Cold dark and rainy in Topeka this morning, too. But TG day it’s supposed to be sunny and 68*. Nice day for a long walk after a good meal.
I’m not so patiently waiting for my first set of Lulu clothes to arrive soon!
Gina @ Running to the Kitchen says
Those sprinkles are so festive 🙂 I have a scoop neck turtle neck kind of shirt from express in almost that exact pattern/color.
The Nature of Jo says
I am hooked on those teas now! My favorite so far is the cherry!
I don’t even like sprinkles but they sure add a nice touch!
Good for you for getting in a little yoga before your busy day at the bakery! Bonus points for going even though the weather was gloomy. 🙂
Cat @Breakfast to Bed says
I love the festive sprinkles. I love even more that you referred to them as “festive sprinkles” fantastic.
My mom bought me every turtleneck in every pattern possible. And for fancy occasions I even got to wear a dress on TOP of my turtleneck 🙂
First of all, I wish i liked to do anything in the kitchen because you do so much with pumpkin that I’m sure I would love! I just need someone to make it for me, and hubby won’t because he’s not a pumpkin-fan. (The horror). Also, I’m pretty sure I just discovered that there is a Great Harvest near me in Buffalo NY! And I have a coupon! I’m hoping to check it out soon!
Days like today make me want to crawl under the covers and never come out. Kudos to you for getting to yoga. A little something is better than nothing!
Zoe @ loseweightandgainhealth says
Liking the “triangle of bad conditions”. Good way of expressing it.
Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count says
I’m really getting into tea, too. It can be very comforting.
Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat says
Your brekkie is making me hungry for lunch already! Awesome job for hauling yourself to yoga despite all those negatives!
Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife says
I LOVE yoga. I need some more in my life!
Kath is this the same “Copper River salmon” that you are always talking about??
Kelly @ Foodie Fiasco says
Doesn’t Target have great photo backrounds? Who wants to pay a fortune, anyway? I want that smoothie. Thank goodness it’s breakfast here in LA. 😉
Antonia @ healthinspirations says
I laughed when I read about the “triangle of bad conditions”…and I really, really want some of your breakfast even though it’s almost dinner time over here. Have a good day!
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Just checked out the website for the tea, every flavor looks so good!
Julia H. @ The Petite Spiel says
Mmmmm pumpkinnnnn. My campus “grocery store” randomly had two shelves filled with what I thought were cans of pumpkin a few days ago. I was SO excited and was all set to buy some to put in oatmeal, until I got closer and saw that they were cans of pumpkin pie FILLING. ARGH!
Candice @ Sailing on Paper says
Is a scuffin a type of muffin?? I’m so intrigued…
It’s a scone with a soft texture!
Candice @ Sailing on Paper says
OMG. That sounds so good. I sometimes think scones are too hard…a scuffin sounds like the perfect option!
Heather H says
Your pumpkin smoothie bowl looks so good! Now I’m craving pumpkin!
Lauren @ What Lauren Likes says
What a pretty breakfast! Looks fab 🙂
Seems like it’s dark and raining everywhere today! I really wanted to take Niko for a walk this morning, alas, the rain was a-pourin’. Have a great day at the bakery!
Your breakfast looks like a delicious fall explosion! Love the festive sprinkles 😀
Christine @ Oatmeal in my Bowl says
I wish I had a yoga class around my area that early. While I don’t mind doing yoga at home, its fun hanging with some gal friends. Have an eventful day at the bakery!
I think smoothies are giving me gas buildup in my body. I can feel the gas sloshing around and I can’t belch or pass it. Plus, my ribs then spasm up with the trapped gas (so I get severe side stitches simply sitting, walking,whatever. Any suggestions?
Also, I’ve never eaten pumpkin before, should a newbie start off with a gradual amount (1 cup might be too much at once?).
Yes…I use about 1/2 cup in oatmeal. It is not sweet, so if you’re thinking it will taste like pumpkin pie, you’ll be disappointed! I love it though, and so does my almost-two-year-old!
Susan H. @ the food allergy chronicles says
The cold has hit today…the rain tomorrow…winter is a comin! All that pumpkin has got me baking pumpkin muffins…tis the season!
i seriously need to start adding sprinkles to my meals! it looks so festive and cheerful!!!
It is very gloomy and rainy here! I wish the sun would be out a little!
~Christy @ wonderofallthings says
LOVE early morning yoga…easing into the day. And think the 2/3rds rule rules! : )
Jules @ La Petite Maison Verte says
Praline Scuffin sounds delicious and I’ll bet it was an excellent topping for pumpkin-flavored breakfast smoothie – YUM!
Kath.. I love ya girl, but you are killing me with the creases in the linens…LOL… I so just want to come and iron a basket of fabric for you… 🙂
Brittany @ little b's healthy habits says
Your pumpkin smoothie bowl looks awesome!! Always looking for new ways to eat pumpkin! 🙂
Always love your sprinks 🙂