Just call me Popeye

Breakfast this morning was another new and exciting (to me!) creation:


I got up at 5 to go to the gym, got all my layers on, jogged there in the 30 degree weather … and found six other people waiting outside the locked and gated entrance! My gym is supposed to open at 5am on Mondays, and it was definitely 5:20 by this point, grrrrr. I gave it a few minutes, but every moment counts at that time of day, so I eventually gave up and jogged my creaky crunchy knees back home. It probably worked out better anyway since it gave me time to do the beginning Yoga for Runners #1 from yogadownload.com — my knees needed the rest!

So back to breakfast, yet another work of art inspired by Heather and her spinach oats!


If you recall, I brought home a giant packed bag of fresh spinach leaves last week when we had extra in the food pantry at work. Despite diligently incorprating the spinach into salads all weekend, I barely made a dent! So last night, I made 1/2 cup stovetop oats custard-style and also added about four cups of spinach, half of a giant grated carrot, and a chopped apple. When everything was wilted and cooked, I immersion-blended my heart out. With the heat off post-blending, I mixed in another 1/2 cup oats (for texture), 1/2 giant mashed banana, 1/2 giant chunked banana, vanilla, cinnamon, 2 tbsp lemon curd, and 2 tbsp unsweetened coconut. The whole thing made just under 4 cups of oatmeal.

This morning, I heated 3/4 cup of the mix, set it on a bed of lemon yogurt (yogurt + more lemon curd + cinnamon), and topped it with strawberries, vanilla-almond granola, more coconut, and a big ol’ spoonful of homemade almond-cashew butter:


And you know the soymilky black tea was not far behind:


Thanks for yet another delicious breakfast idea, Heather!

I’ll be back much much later tonight because I’ve got class after work. Can I just say how much I love these endless Mondays??

Where do you go when you leave work at the end of the day?

12 thoughts on “Just call me Popeye

  1. Heather Eats Almond Butter says:

    I’m laughing right now because upon first reading your post, I thought that whole recipe was for one breakfast, and I was like, “Wow…she can eat! A girl after my own heart.”

    Your spinach oat recipe sounds amazing as all your recipes do. I love all the little Sarah twists!.

    What do I do after work? I usually have to work until 6 or 7. I then come home, cook dinner, eat with my husband and then join him and the pups for some TV/reading time. Try and be in bed by 9 PM. Same routine every night…I love it. πŸ™‚


  2. Amanda says:

    Hi Sarah-

    I wanted to thank you for your message about my dad. It means a lot! I will certainly take you up on your offer for support. It’s all new and I don’t really know what is going on. Again, thank you!

    As always your food looks amazingly delicious!


  3. Haleigh says:

    Totally sucks about the gym being closed and the fact that you jogged all the way there, I would’ve been kinda pissed.. but hey that’s how life goes sometimes, hope you had a great day nonetheless πŸ™‚


  4. janeterin says:

    You never cease to amaze me with your creative recipes!

    I pretty much always go to the gym after work. I miss traffic and get a workout in: win-win!


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