Chilly Rush

by jenna on October 19, 2009

Well, it’s a rainy and cold morning here in Sonoma County, that’s for sure. I could not fall asleep last night for the life of me and originally had planned to wake up at 6:15 and do a yoga podcast but….lack of sleep + rain and cold made it easy for me to sleep in a little bit. I have to be at work early this morning so I’m a little rushed anyways.

Breakfast was overnight oats, although this morning was totally a morning for hot oatmeal!

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I used:

  • 1/2 cup oats soaked overnight in 1/2 cup soymilk with sea salt and dried cherries
  • in the morning, added whopping spoonful almond butter
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 1/2 banana
  • cinnamon
  • maple syrup

SO good. I love this stuff!

I’m gulping down some french press and rushing to pull on sweaters, scarves and rain coats this morning. Brrr!!

Happy Monday!

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Jessica @ How Sweet It Is October 19, 2009 at 8:02 am

Have a great day! :) Keep warm!

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Estela @ Weekly Bite October 19, 2009 at 8:07 am

Cold and rainy is cue to stay in bed :)

Have a great day :)

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Abby (Abbys Vegan Eats) October 19, 2009 at 8:08 am

Nothing beats a bowl of hot oats on a chilly day! Looks super yum :)

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Gabriela October 19, 2009 at 8:10 am

Looks yummy…I need to try some overnight oats! Have a great day and stay warm! xo

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Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) October 19, 2009 at 8:10 am

Have a nice day!

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Marisa (Trim The Fat) October 19, 2009 at 8:12 am

It’s so hard to get moving on cold and rainy days! Good for you for listening to your body and getting in some extra rest!

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brandi October 19, 2009 at 8:13 am

hope today is a good day, even with the rain :)

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Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries October 19, 2009 at 8:14 am

Stay warm and dry!

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Kristen October 19, 2009 at 8:15 am

I was wondering if the rest of the nation’s weather would ever reach you over there in paradise!!

Enjoy your day, lady!

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Shannon (The Daily Balance) October 19, 2009 at 8:16 am

What a great start to the day! Stay warm! It is supposed to SNOW here this week! EEK!

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Diana Par-Due October 19, 2009 at 8:17 am

I love your blog. I feel like you are one of those happy, fun and cheerful friends that I can always count on. I follow your blog and every day am excited to see what you posted. Even if it’s short and simple I just enjoy it so much and am constantly inspired by your attitude.

Thank you!

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Kristen @ Simply Savor October 19, 2009 at 8:19 am

mm i’ve never thought to add sea salt to oats, but i love chocolate/sea salt together so i’ll have to try this with my next batch! stay dry today!

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Paige (Running Around Normal) October 19, 2009 at 8:22 am

It’s pretty chilly here, too. Those oats look yummy! Have a good day at work:)

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Leianna October 19, 2009 at 8:23 am

Stay warm! I’m going to try ovenight oats for the first time tomorrow morning, I love how you did it!

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Diana October 19, 2009 at 8:24 am

That breakfast looks good! Now that I tried oatmeal for the first time (yeah…) I can finally start experimenting with it!
Have a great day!

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Mama Pea October 19, 2009 at 8:49 am

What an awesome start to a chilly morning! I don’t know why I’m thinking about chili now, though.

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HeatherBakes October 19, 2009 at 8:50 am

Overnight oats = yum. Especially with dried cherries!
Good luck staying warm today!!

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Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) October 19, 2009 at 9:02 am

Stay warm! And have a good day!! =)

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Molly @thevegandorm October 19, 2009 at 9:09 am

i had oatmeal too…never gets old ;)

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Chloe (Naturally Frugal) October 19, 2009 at 9:10 am

Keep warm & dry and have a wonderful day!!!

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christie @ honoring health October 19, 2009 at 9:14 am

Stay warm and dry!!

have a good day!

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Evan Thomas October 19, 2009 at 9:22 am

Have a nice day! It finally stopped raining in NE but the cold is here to stay!

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Suzanne de Cornelia October 19, 2009 at 9:24 am

Chilly and overcast here on the Monterey Coast, too. Always hear lots of birds and just noticed, no birdsong. They must be hunkered down keeping warm somewhere, too. Have a great day!

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Sharmila October 19, 2009 at 9:25 am

Jenna, I just stumbled across your site today, a beautiful synchronicity! What encouragement! I must say that the pic of you in the one green shirt and your necklace looked like (half an angel’s wing) well you just look radiant in your photos! I am still growing so much on my healing journey and ache to glow like this! :) I am currently considering a more plant-based diet.. and already I don’t eat much meat, though I don’t feel the need to say black or white rather ‘balance’ as you say. Anyway, I look forward to following your blogs and I wanted to say that one pic brought me close to a few tears cause of what it spoke to me on the inside of wellness and truly embracing the lifestyle to support all that I can be! :) so thanks! you’re part of a divine blogroll today as I’m making some new decisions to take it up a notch further! Namaste! ~Jen

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Sarah October 19, 2009 at 9:27 am

So hard to get up early when it’s cold and rainy out! At least you can look forward to some sun in the near future!

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Teresa October 19, 2009 at 9:39 am

Doing some catch up on your last few posts right now. First- major congrats on the SELF magazine piece. I LOVE that you put in on the fridge, haha AWESOME. Second- I just might be beating you in the orange root veggie consumption. So good! Third- I’m loving your new embrace of LOCAL foods. After reading “Animal Vegetable Miracle” by Barbara Kingsolver, I was at first sad to give up bananas, but the discovered so many awesome local fruits at the farmer’s market, that I forgot all about bananas. Rather than focus on what’s missing, it’s about discovering new foods (for the record, cherimoyas and sapote are awesome nana subs I’ve found here in Cali). Ok and Last- Your table-less style of floor eating is way more fun than at a boring hard brown table.

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Sarah @ See Sarah Eat October 19, 2009 at 9:40 am

Sounds yummy even if it is brrrr…it was 35 degrees here this morning so I feel ya!

Hope you have a great day :)

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Whitney @ Lettuce Love October 19, 2009 at 9:41 am

A warm bfast on a chilly day makes everything better. Happy Monday!

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Teresa October 19, 2009 at 9:42 am

Doing some catch up on your last few posts right now. First- major congrats on the SELF magazine piece. I LOVE that you put in on the fridge, haha AWESOME. Second- I just might be beating you in the orange root veggie consumption. So good! Third- I’m loving your new embrace of LOCAL foods. After reading “Animal Vegetable Miracle” by Barbara Kingsolver, I was at first sad to give up bananas, but the discovered so many awesome local fruits at the farmer’s market, that I forgot all about bananas. Rather than focus on what’s missing, it’s about discovering new foods (for the record, cherimoyas and sapote are awesome nana subs I’ve found here in Cali). Ok and Last- Your table-less style of floor eating is way more fun than at a boring hard brown table.

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Teresa October 19, 2009 at 9:45 am

Doing some catch up on your last few posts right now. First- major congrats on the SELF magazine piece. I LOVE that you put in on the fridge, haha AWESOME. Second- I just might be beating you in the orange root veggie consumption. So good! Third- I’m loving your new embrace of LOCAL foods. After reading “Animal Vegetable Miracle” by Barbara Kingsolver, I was at first sad to give up bananas, but the discovered so many awesome local fruits at the farmer’s market, that I forgot all about bananas. Rather than focus on what’s missing, it’s about discovering new foods (for the record, cherimoyas and sapote are awesome nana subs I’ve found here in Cali). Ok and Last- Your table-less style of floor eating is way more fun than at a boring hard brown table.

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Jenna October 19, 2009 at 9:49 am

have a great dayyy :)
jenna

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Ali @ Food, Fitness, Fashion October 19, 2009 at 10:51 am

I totally understand how you feel! I ditched the gym for an extra hour of sleep today!

It was SNOWING in Boston yesterday! Yup, can you even believe that?!

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Jenna October 19, 2009 at 10:54 am

I lost of my love of oatmeal over the summer. But I’m sure come a few more cold weeks, I will be craving it like mad!

Happy Monday to you too!

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Megan (BitesoftheApple) October 19, 2009 at 10:55 am

FREEZING on the East Coast and definitely a day for hot oatmeal!! It warmed me right up this morning!

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Matt October 19, 2009 at 10:59 am

It was hard for me to get up today too. My apartment was cold and my bed was nice and warm!

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Beth @ DiningAndDishing October 19, 2009 at 11:16 am

Comforting to know it’s cold on the west coast too! I think our whole nation is under quite the cold spell right now. Hoping things warm up soon for both coasts!!

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Meghan October 19, 2009 at 12:10 pm

I looooove dried cherries in oats! I hope your gray chilly weather doesn’t come our way. We finally have sun and some warmth in Boston after snow yesterday!

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Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) October 19, 2009 at 12:50 pm

Love all the cinnamon on those oats! I just finished a jar of cinnamon – it’s the only spice that ever gets used up completely in my house! I love to add it to everything: apples, bananas, sweet potatoes, oatmeal, buttered toast, chili, popcorn, yogurt, cappuccinos, etc.

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Victoria October 19, 2009 at 1:53 pm

Those oats look yummy! But I understand about the cold weather – I’m in England and it is FREEZING…I’m very much a warmth and sunshine girl, so I’m finding the transition difficult!

Hope your ankle is beginning to feel better, and have a fabulous week!

xxx

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Cynthia (It All Changes) October 19, 2009 at 2:00 pm

Cold days are hard to get out of bed…add in the rain and forget it.

Hope you have a blessed day.

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Jil October 19, 2009 at 3:44 pm

It’s so hard to get out of bed on days with crummy weather. You gotta do what ya gotta do though. haha The oats look delicious!

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Kristen @ frostingandfroth.com October 19, 2009 at 3:45 pm

Ah, I wish it was raining here right now (I live in the south bay of Nor Cal). I love the rain. Great excuse to wear cute scarves and gloves. ;-) Stay warm!

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Becky October 19, 2009 at 5:29 pm

mmm hot oats on a cold morning….you gotta be flexible :)

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maria October 19, 2009 at 5:40 pm

Cold/rainy weather always leaves me craving a hot breakfast. So perfect for those kind of days and it gets me moving.

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Deva (Voracious Vorilee) October 19, 2009 at 5:46 pm

Hot oats are one of my favorite winter time breakfasts. And fall time, and summer time, but definitely one of my favorite cold weather breakfasts. They’re filling and warming – sooo good!

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Jen(eatmovelove) October 19, 2009 at 7:29 pm

Yum! I adore cinnamon. I am totally with you on the sleeping in…I cannot seem to get myself out of bed in the morning…I tend to regret it later, and yet I do the same thing the next day. I blame it on the colder mornings and weather now and the dark! Ugh – I miss the bright sun streaming through my window…oh well, could be worse. Soon it’ll be dark in the a.m and when I get off work :(. Hope you get some yoga in and keep up the good eats and great pics…I’m not a huge oatmeal eater, but I think all you Foodie Bloggers are going to change that :)

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Emily (Emily Eats and Exercises) October 19, 2009 at 7:30 pm

Cold weather definitely makes me want warm oatmeal – I’m worried that may be my dinner for the entire winter. It already SNOWED here in Boston yesterday. Not ready for winter :(

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ellen eats beets October 19, 2009 at 7:31 pm

I looooove french press coffee. it really gets the best flavor!

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Kira October 20, 2009 at 1:34 am

I tried those overnight oats just now for breakfast… Fantastic! But holy cow – that’s a huge serving! I am stuffed! Which I guess is a good thing, because I feel like I could tackle the world with a breakfast like that. Thanks so much for posting this sort of thing.

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