Startin’ The Day Off Right

by jenna on April 2, 2008

I started my day out right this morning: with a 3 mile run along the bay :) The sun was just starting to rise, there was a slight breeze and I could see fish jumping as I ran. It was great. Before I went, I had half a banana with some almond butter and a little water. Ryan had to get up extra early to go to a breakfast meeting so it was a great opportunity to seize the day and get exercisin’!

When I got back, around 8:30, I decided to make a little parfait for breakfast. I’ve been wanting to try soy yogurt with granola because it seems like it would be better than way and it def. was! I tried a new brand: Silk raspberry and combined it with a mini package of Bear Naked Granola: Peak Protein, some strawberries and the other half of my banana. It was really really good and a nice change from usual bowl of oatmeal.



I plan to do some baking today, hopefully get around to a couple bakeries around here to inquire about my externship, and maybe read by the pool. Ryan and I are making pizza tonight! :)

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VeggieGirl April 2, 2008 at 12:41 pm

Looks/sounds like you certainly DID start Wednesday off right – awesome! Your breakfast looks like mine, haha – except I had the EnjoyLife brand of granola,, and almond-milk.

Ahh, I wish I could bake today – no time, unfortunately :0( Enjoy it for me, please!!! And make something delicious, as always :0)


Beth April 2, 2008 at 12:42 pm

Looks like you had fun last night! I don’t think you saw my question yestereday, so I am just reposting it. Oh and I love bear naked granola! Favorite type :)

I know you love to roast veggies, and I would love to try roasted cauliflower and brussel sprouts, but don’t understand how I am supposed to mix the ingredients? What do you put on the veggies? How do you mix the garlic in with roasted veggies? Do I just use whole gloves? I have no idea on proportions of anything such as garlic, salt and pepper or oil.


erica April 2, 2008 at 12:48 pm

yum, granola is one of my favorite breakfasts! i was actually torn this morning between oats or granola. i’ve never had bear naked granola, but maybe i’ll give it a try!

have a fabulous day jenna!!


jenna April 2, 2008 at 12:55 pm


I usually don’t mix garlic or anything with the veggies. I just drizzle olive oil and sea salt over them and stick them in the oven at 400 for about 20 minutes. that’s it! its so easy and sooooo good


hk April 2, 2008 at 12:58 pm

what an awesome way to start the morning-a run in the sun, love it!
Glad you liked the Bear Naked, the pouches are so cute! I actually know the two owners/starters of the company, pretty cool!!
Have a great day and good luck with the bakery hunt, who wouldn’t want you?!!! have a great wednesday!


LT April 2, 2008 at 1:10 pm

i like Bear Naked b/c i saw the story about the 2 owners on Recipe for Success on the food network and i really like them! :) And it tastes good.


LT April 2, 2008 at 1:12 pm


if you want to add garlic just sprinkle some chopped garlic on top…. not much to it.


Betsy April 2, 2008 at 1:19 pm

a three mile run along the bay sounds amazing! once again…very jealous of your morning.

i really like bear naked granola…but it just seems so pricey!!


Romina April 2, 2008 at 1:23 pm

Your run sounds like it was soothing. =) Yum! That cookie looks delicious too.


jenna April 2, 2008 at 1:27 pm


I haven’t checked how much the granola costs. Ryan’s parents gave me some little ones in my easter basket so I’m enjoying those but I probably wouldn’t buy a box of it. I ate breakfast an hour ago and I’m already hungry for a snack….


arimcg April 2, 2008 at 1:28 pm

Beth – Be careful with the garlic, it can sometimes burn before the vegetables are cooked and then it tastes bitter. I usually either only use it for quick cooking veggies (like broccoli, not potatoes), use garlic powder, or roast whole cloves which won’t burn.


Erika April 2, 2008 at 1:51 pm

I’m about to head out for my run myself!

When it comes to soy yogurt.. I definitely like Silk wayyyyy way better than the SO kind. Have you tried the TJs brand yet?


Vegan_Noodle April 2, 2008 at 1:55 pm

I wish I had started my day off that way!! I need to start eating soy yogurt again… just so frustrating cuz they don’t recycle that number plastic in my area so I have to think of some crafty ways to use those yogurt cups. Yay for pizza night!


Cara April 2, 2008 at 2:22 pm

Your run sounds soo beautiful. I love those kind of runs, it distracts you from the fact that you are actually running. haha


Kristin April 2, 2008 at 2:28 pm

I have a question on those amazing looking Super Charge Me cookies you made the other day;
I’m looking at the recipe and wondering what type of dried fruit you used, and how much chocolate chips you added, did it all balance out or did you need to substitute proportions?
I’m definately making these this weekend, they look sooo good!


Liss April 2, 2008 at 3:38 pm

I wish I had a bay where I could run in the morning. When I stand on the crosstrainer I see (a) closed curtains or (b) naked people getting dressed (happens when you live window to window) =p

Yogurt and granola is always a winner combo and topped with fresh fruit = perfect breakfast =)


happyherbivore April 2, 2008 at 4:02 pm

You always make me wish I had YOUR breakfast instead.

I did make a smoothie today, like I said I would. I used to love those silk yogurts and granola — it was my favorite breakfast! Then my lame stomach decided it didn’t “like” soy yogurt anymore.

Drama queen!



jenna April 2, 2008 at 4:24 pm


I just used a bag of chopped mixed dried fruit from whole foods. I also added 1/4 cup of dark (70%) chocolate chips. It all balanced out perfectly and I’m sad that I am now out. I need to make more asap!!!


LisaR April 2, 2008 at 4:30 pm

I forgot what cook Jenna made those super charge me cookies! does anyone know?? I want to get that cook book just for those cookies!!


jenna April 2, 2008 at 4:36 pm


They are from Eat, Drink and Be Vegan by Dreena Burton. Same cookbook as my mexican lasagna was from last night. A great buy that you DEF. won’t regret :)


LisaR April 2, 2008 at 8:25 pm

mmm…yummy! thanks!


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