Breakfast/ Product Reviews

Being Nice To My Tummy

Good morning and happy Friday to you!

I can’t believe two weeks have passed since the accident. What a blur! Two weeks ago right now I was at work, not thinking ANYTHING like this could ever happen to my family. Crazy.

This morning I learned my lesson from yesterday and had a more digestible breakfast before my workout


Enter “chocolate chip” breakfast cookie! I used these raw cacao nibs as the “chips”—


And also used 1/2 cup oats, 1/2 banana, 1/2 scoop Sun Warrior protein powder, 1 tbsp raw almond butter and 2 tbsp vanilla coconut milk.

The chocolate chips made it though! I LOVE these nibs because it is like eating chocolate in its healthiest form. Each nib is packed with antioxidants, phytonutrients, vitamins, essential minerals and is sugar and dairy free. Finally, an excuse to eat your chocolate for real! Plus, they give you a nice little kick. I haven’t had coffee in weeks (instead I just drink a huge glass of water first thing) and these nibs give me just enough zing to get going!

A breakfast cookie made with a half cup oats instead of 3/4 cup oats is not going to keep me full for very long so it works perfect as a pre-high intensity exercise breakfast. I’m off to spin class this morning….a little nervous because it is the most intense spin class my gym offers! Eek!

See you in a bit!

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  • K
    May 8, 2009 at 6:20 am

    Those nibs sound like a great addition!! Good luck today! Spin like you’ve never spun before 🙂

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    May 8, 2009 at 6:20 am

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  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini
    May 8, 2009 at 6:28 am

    Yummy breakfast! Enjoy spin class. I commend you..I never survive those classes!!

  • Mara @ What's For Dinner?
    May 8, 2009 at 6:30 am

    I do love cacao nibs… i haven’t ever tried them in my bfast cookie though, so I’ll have to do that.
    Have a great spin class!

  • Aisha
    May 8, 2009 at 6:30 am

    How do you make a breakfast cookie? I’ve been reading your blog for the past month and I keep seeing breakfast cookies, but I can’t figure out how you make them.
    Thank you very much,

  • elliebelle
    May 8, 2009 at 6:42 am

    Ooo, those nibs look yummy! Have a great day!

  • Amanda
    May 8, 2009 at 6:50 am

    Looks delicious! I hope you enjoy spin today … and don’t be afraid to take a day of rest, girl! I remember you saying you’ve been going for 10 days straight so be good to yourself 🙂 HAPPY FRIDAYY!!!

  • Nicole
    May 8, 2009 at 6:52 am

    Have a fun time at Spinning!

  • Ali
    May 8, 2009 at 6:54 am

    That breakfast cookie look DE-LICI-IOUS! I need to try to make one again. My first one didn’t come out that well and I haven’t tried again.

  • Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats
    May 8, 2009 at 7:01 am

    Gosh – good for you for jumping right into spinning! Those workouts are INTENSE!!!!!

  • Brittney
    May 8, 2009 at 7:03 am

    Good luck with spin class!

  • Bec
    May 8, 2009 at 7:09 am

    looks like an amazing breakfast cookie!

  • Jenna
    May 8, 2009 at 7:09 am

    Your breakfast cookie looks amazing! have a great day 🙂

  • Allie Katie
    May 8, 2009 at 7:16 am

    You are going to OWN spinning class 🙂


  • Kate
    May 8, 2009 at 7:21 am

    Woa! I’m on my way to spin too!! I’m a little embarrassed to admit but…it’s been 2 months since i’ve gone! eeeeeek. I am so excited but I know it’ll be so difficult to get back into that groove! Happy Friday:)

  • Danielle
    May 8, 2009 at 7:46 am

    Have a great spin class!
    That breakfast looks great!

  • Jess
    May 8, 2009 at 7:53 am

    I’m impressed you can eat anything before working out in the morning! I can’t at all!! Have a wonderful spin class!!!

  • Lara (Thinspired)
    May 8, 2009 at 7:59 am

    I’m going to try your combo when I next make a breakfast cookie. The first time I made it, it was totally soft and I had to put it in the microwave (which basically ended up being a bowl of oatmeal!). I like the cocoa addition 😉

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance)
    May 8, 2009 at 8:09 am

    love the nibs addition!

    Have fun at spin class 😉

  • Run Sarah
    May 8, 2009 at 8:34 am

    Love those nibs, I need to find them, they sound great!

  • skinnyrunner
    May 8, 2009 at 8:53 am

    i always need an excuse to eat more chocolate, i need to buy those!

  • Anais
    May 8, 2009 at 8:58 am

    Also went spinning this morning!!! I’d love it if they had intense spinning class in my gym…oh well 🙂

  • Lauren
    May 8, 2009 at 9:07 am

    The Nibs look great, I think I’ll pick some up!
    Can you share with me how you make your breakfast cookies? Do you mix the ingredients then put it in the refrigerator overnight?
    Really curious!
    Have a great day

    • jenna
      May 8, 2009 at 2:12 pm


      The breakfast cookie is actually a Fitnessista creation. For more info, check out her blog where she has step by step directions— !

  • Scoop
    May 8, 2009 at 9:12 am

    Good to see more buzz about including chocolate with breakfast, even if it is just the tiniest bit. I’m all for it!

    I like your idea of using the cacao nibs instead of traditional chips.

  • weight and meditate
    May 8, 2009 at 9:16 am

    Good luck spinning and the chocolate in the breakfast looks good!

  • Kristilyn (The Food Journey)
    May 8, 2009 at 9:22 am

    Your breakfast cookie looks delicious! I keep wanting to make one, but I always think I’ll change my mind in the morning and want something different. I would love to try those cocoa nibs – I wonder if my health food store would have them?

    Enjoy spinning! I’ve grown to really love spinning and am going to look into signing up for more classes. Have fun cleaning the condo! And on your IKEA shopping trip. 🙂


  • Allison K.
    May 8, 2009 at 9:25 am

    I just made my first breakfast cookie this week! Your recipe looks delish. I’ll have to try it.

  • Christina
    May 8, 2009 at 9:26 am

    Good luck at spin class 🙂
    And chocolate for breakfast is the best thing ever, especially when you can consider it healthy!

  • Kelly
    May 8, 2009 at 9:32 am

    I love those nibs too! I’ve found that grinding them up in my spice grinder makes the best cocoa powder and is actually cheaper than buying the raw cacao powder.

  • Matt
    May 8, 2009 at 9:41 am

    Enjoy your spin class! I’m sure you’ll do great!

  • meg
    May 8, 2009 at 9:52 am

    Hope your class went well! What a yummy breakfast.

  • janetha
    May 8, 2009 at 10:24 am

    i have yet to master the famed breakfast cookie, but i am jotting down combos i see out there so i can try them when i recover from my tonsillectomy. i LOVE this combo cause duh, it includes chocolate chips 🙂 thanks for the suggestion. where did you snag those nibs? also good work on no coffee for so long, that is impressive.

  • Shannon
    May 8, 2009 at 10:55 am

    Jenna that looks SOOOOOO good.

    Another good thing, I am sure you have tried it, Peanut Butter Co’s, Chocolate Dreams. OMGosh IT IS SOOO GOOD. I was eating it out of the container last night. Opps.

    I hope you have a great day today.

  • Michelle Hisae
    May 8, 2009 at 10:58 am

    I had cocoa nibs for the first time in my Pure bar this morning and they’re great! A nice crunch.

  • Katherine
    May 8, 2009 at 11:16 am

    Ahhh that cookie looks so delicious!!!

    Are you still having greens in the morning???

    • jenna
      May 8, 2009 at 2:11 pm


      Well I got out of it when my brother died because everything was so disorientated and I lost all schedule, but I’m starting to get back in it now!

  • Jen
    May 8, 2009 at 11:38 am

    Mmm, I love the bitter, real chocolate-y flavor of cacao nibs! They’re especially good in/on vanilla/coconut ice cream. 🙂

    Hope your day goes wonderfully, Jenna. <3

  • Rachel
    May 8, 2009 at 11:40 am

    That cookie looks delicious! There’s nothing better than chocolate in the morning 🙂

    This might sounds weird but I just love moving in somewhere cleaning it from top to bottom and reorganizing. I just about made my poor boyfriend crazy when I first moved in with him! lol have fun with your mom!

  • Ally
    May 8, 2009 at 11:53 am

    Hi Jenna, Glad you are feeling better this morning. I still don’t think you have taken a rest day!! Maybe that is why you were so tired last night? Please take care! You are definitely inspiring me to try my first tri this summer as well. Love to you and the fam!!

  • Annie D.
    May 8, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    That cookie looks GREAT!! I’m going to be making that for my husband and me before our 5k in the morning!!

  • theskinnyplate
    May 8, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    I’m on a breakfast cookie kick lately. Thanks for the coca nibs idea. This maybe a little late, but my thought are with you and your family.

  • Danielle
    May 8, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    Breakfast cookies, I Have TO TRY THAT!