Just call me Popeye

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

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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!

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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:

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

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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?

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12 thoughts on “Just call me Popeye

  1. Heather Eats Almond Butter says:

    Sarah,
    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™‚

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  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!

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  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™‚

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  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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