Figs in a Blanket

Happy Friday!

I’m in an awesome mood today, despite my still swollen sprained ankle and the crazy itch to exercise. I can’t even do yoga right now…it’s killing me! I’m thinking of joining this gym in Healdsburg though and they offer some awesome yoga classes, so hopefully when my ankle feels better I will make my way over there and try it out.

This morning I ate some figgy oats!



Mmmmmmm figs.

I used:

  • 1/2 cup oats + 1/2 cup soymilk + 1/2 cup water
  • 2 figs, chopped
  • 1 banana
  • a couple dried cherries
  • sea salt
  • almond butter blanket!

It was delicious.

Remember last week when I ate dinner at the Zin farm with Jeff, Susan and Hardy?

Well, Hardy made a little video for your viewing pleasure. 🙂


I’ve got a full day ahead of me at work….today is going to be insane.

Later gator!

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  • Tara
    October 16, 2009 at 9:00 am

    Hey Jenna,
    When I broke my toe, it was recommended to me to use an arm bike. Your gym might have one and it’s a good way to do cardio. That advice saved me from going stir crazy (thanks to Kelly T for the save there)


  • sheila b.
    October 16, 2009 at 9:02 am

    wow! your figgy oats looks delish! i’ve been wanting to try figs out for a long time now, but i’m not sure how to prepare it. do you boil it? bake it? how do you cut it? lol. how’d you prepare yours if you don’t mind me asking.

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite
    October 16, 2009 at 9:11 am

    I love the name of your post! “Fig’s in a Blanket” sounds so comforting 🙂

    Have a great day!

  • Whitney @ Lettuce Love
    October 16, 2009 at 9:12 am

    Mmmm figs!

  • Evan Thomas
    October 16, 2009 at 9:13 am

    Yum! I also love fig and fluff oats–just oats baked with figs and topped with heavenly vanilla vegan fluff

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    October 16, 2009 at 9:16 am

    I love putting figs in my oatmeal. I’d die to have some of those super fresh ones you have!

  • Kat (kats daily plate)
    October 16, 2009 at 9:22 am

    Those figs look heavenly!
    I was also going to suggest the arm machine (saw someone already did) to you for exercise… my dad did it for 6 months when he had a crushed ankle and lots of surgeries— it kept him sweating and happy. I know its no replacement for running or the bike, but you can work up a sweat using one if you need a release of stress/ energy. I also think you could use a ball and do lots of ab/ upper body strengthening moves… I’m sure you’ve thought all about this stuff, just some ideas!
    Have a great day!

  • Olga
    October 16, 2009 at 9:23 am

    I LOVE figs as well. Getting them fresh is the best!

  • Katie
    October 16, 2009 at 9:24 am

    I really enjoy reading your blog everyday! I hope your ankle gets better asap, I know how much that hurts and how frusturating : ( I love the oats you made, they look amazing! Have a great day!

  • Diana
    October 16, 2009 at 9:26 am

    Hmmmm figs. 😛

  • Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries
    October 16, 2009 at 9:29 am

    haha i adore thee name

  • skinnyrunner
    October 16, 2009 at 9:30 am

    hope you have a fabulous friday, looks like you’re already on your way!

  • christie @ honoring health
    October 16, 2009 at 9:40 am

    Hoooray! So glad you are in such a good mood today!!

    Those oats sound heavenly!

  • Tay
    October 16, 2009 at 9:53 am

    I had figgy oats too! Although overnight ones!

  • Meghan
    October 16, 2009 at 9:57 am

    Mmm I put dried figs in my oats but I will have to find fresh!

  • Hallie
    October 16, 2009 at 9:59 am

    I said this before but it’s worth repeating…fresh figs, when they are ripe and sweet, are A.MAZING! (the green ones though are sometimes tasteless, fair warning) I love love love them…might have to splurge next time I’m at the store (I usually only get figs when people I know with fig trees bring them into work or something).

  • Jenna
    October 16, 2009 at 10:08 am

    I have never tried a fig. What is wrong with me? 🙂

    Have a great Friday!

  • Following Julie
    October 16, 2009 at 10:09 am

    I’m dealing with a running injury right now and I’ve been doing a lot of swimming and pool running. Pool running is a great way to maintain your fitness level with zero impact. I wear a flotation belt and do 45 minutes of running with proper form, scissor kicks, sprints, high knees, and slow jog recovery in between sets. It’s a great cardio workout that’s excellent for injured runners. If you google pool running you’ll find lots of information on the topic.

  • Matt
    October 16, 2009 at 10:25 am

    Mmmm I love fresh figs…

    I hope your ankle feels better soon!

  • Fattie Fatterton
    October 16, 2009 at 10:47 am

    Looks like a very Jenna gym!!

  • Stephanie
    October 16, 2009 at 10:52 am

    I can’t believe I have never had a fig? I need to try these asap!

  • Fattie Fatterton
    October 16, 2009 at 10:53 am

    It’s a very Jenna-gym!! 🙂

  • Megan (The Runner's Kitchen)
    October 16, 2009 at 11:01 am

    Love the almond butter blanket! Do you keep you nut butter in the pantry (vs the fridge)? My nut butter always gets hard in the fridge and I have trouble spreading it…

    p.s. Can you swim while your ankle is healing? Or aqua jog?

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    October 16, 2009 at 11:13 am

    Haha love the title of this post. Very cute. I’m glad things are looking up for you my friend. Enjoy this day!

  • Molly @thevegandorm
    October 16, 2009 at 11:18 am

    currently suffering from severe fig envy

  • amanda
    October 16, 2009 at 11:22 am

    i belong to parkpoint and it is fantastic…especially the pool up there in healdsburg…you should do it!!

  • Jolene (
    October 16, 2009 at 11:35 am

    Nice breakfast – looks good! I have been thinking about your ankle and exercise … could you swim?

  • Anne Marie@New Weigh of Life
    October 16, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    yummy use for figs!

  • Paige@ RunningAroundNormal
    October 16, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    Figgies in a blanket – I love it!! haha

  • Jenna
    October 16, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    yummmy fig oats!

  • Jenny @JennyLikesToRun, healthy living blog :)
    October 16, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    I hope your ankle recovers soon! I know how hard it is not to exercise on an injury…exercise is addictive!!!

  • Jil
    October 16, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    Now that’s a breakfast! haha I want to roast peppers that way — it looks so fun!! (yet, somehow I think I’d burn myself)

  • Ellen
    October 16, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    those figs look gorgeous! i’ve totally fallen in love with the figs in italy. divine like nothin’ i could get at home!

  • Ellen
    October 16, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    also, not to rub it in or anything, but i am currently reveling in my fig, ricotta and almond gelato i just had– i highly recommend this combination, if you’re looking for ideas for your leftovers!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    October 16, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    I’ve never had a fresh fig. I do love the taste of dried ones though. I can’t find them around here.

  • ellen eats beets
    October 16, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    girl you have me seriously jealous with all this fig action!

  • Following Julie
    October 16, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    Pool running is a wonderful way for runners to maintain thier fitness level while recovering from an injury. Even when I’m not injured I pool run. If you google pool running you’ll find lots of info and suggested workouts. I use a flotation belt so my feet never come in contact with the ground. It’s a great no-impact alternative to swimming when you need no-imapct cardio.

  • Following Julie
    October 16, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    Sorry I just posted essentially the same info twice. When I posted earlier I got an error message so I figured it didn’t go through. So ignore the dupe post!

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    October 16, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    Love figs in simple baby greens salad with goat cheese & candied pecans…hmmm…maybe some bacon would go well with that. LOL.

  • maria
    October 16, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    I don’t think I’ve ever eaten a fig. They look delicious though.

  • Becky
    October 16, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    I’ve only had figs once but loooved them! I’m gonna have to get more. Also drooling over the almond butter blanket. Happy Friday 🙂