But before we get to my real breakfast, pre-breakfast was a small sliced apple with sprinkles of cinnamon, ginger, and cardamom:
I bagged the apple and snacked on it during the subway ride to meet Kate for our five-mile-run that started at her apartment and then went over the Brooklyn Bridge and back. If you’ve never walked across the Brooklyn Bridge, you’re missing out because it’s a beautiful stroll. Running across the bridge, however, is like running up a mountain against hurricane-force gales. Despite the wind’s malicious plans for us, we made it through. Stats: 56 minutes, 448 calories, average heart rate 146, max 170.
My post-run breakfast was inspired by the chocolate-covered vegan/katie and the case of jocalat larabars she is giving away (and the chance to earn three extra entries for using one of her recipes ;-)). I combined three of Katie’s breakfast grain procedures in one scrumptious breakfast: banana bread in a bowl, brownie batter oatmeal, and the blended grains technique. I started with a smaller portion of banana oatmeal than Katie calls for in her recipe, so I also blended in 1/2 cup fresh pumpkin puree, 1/2 cup yogurt, a tsp-sized peanut butter ring-around-the-edge, and a sprinkle of unsweetened shredded coconut to sufficiently fill my bowl:
I had my chocolate-covered brownie batter banana bread in a bowl blended oatmeal (what a mouthful!) alongside soymilky chocolate caramel enchantment chai (my last bag of it :-() and a glass of water.
The breakfast definitely deserves a big YUMMMMMMM! The CCV’s techniques added delicious flavor complexity and a perfectly creamy texture to the bowl. Thanks for the ideas, Katie!
In addition to the CCV giveaway mentioned above, you should also head over to Just Sweet Enough to get a look at the yummy snacks Nicole has up for grabs in honor of her 50th post! AND, Simply Fabulous is giving away Trek bars!
I’m off to maybe get something done today. Hopefully I can find the muscle strength I need to crack open one of my textbooks!
Do you prefer smooth food or chunky food?