Breakfast/ Exercise/ Fitness

Groats Are For Kids

Good morning bloggies!

I’m happy to announce that I’m finally starting to decongest a little bit after taking mucho allergy prescription allergy meds. I wish it didn’t have to come down to this but every year it’s the same and finally I am starting to breathe again! I slept really well last night and actually slept in (gasp!) until 6:15! When sleeping until 6:15 is considered “sleeping in”, you know you have some issues. Oh well. I got up and made a snackie before the gym–

an almond butter stuffed date (mega stuffed!)


+ the other half of my primal strip from the other day (obsession alert)


At the gym I did 10 minutes on the elliptical, 20 minutes on the stationary bike + triceps, back and abs. Plus lots of deeeeeeep stretches and yoga moves because tomorrow is my 5K trail race!

When I got home, I had a new breakkie….my first RAW breakkie (well almost)



Now, organic oat groats are actually the WHOLE OAT KERNEL with only the outer husk removed. When you use rolled oats, you are using the oat groat that has been steamed and flattened with a roller. Oat groats are a less processed product and are considered raw when they haven’t been toasted after the husk has been removed.

So, last night I measured out one serving of the groats (1/4 cup dry) and soaked them in water overnight. This morning I found that the groat has softened a whole lot without ever needing to cook or simmer them on the stove! I drained the groats, rinsed then and then did the fun part……….I combined the groats with a little water, a banana, cinnamon, 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder (not raw) in the Vita-Mix! Not even 30 seconds later I got incredibly creamy and delicious cereal!


Of course I slathered them with my toasted almond butter, which again isn’t raw so the breakfast was really raw…but it was almost raw! =) It was really really yummy though!



Very filling to boot!

I’m off to wake up Ryan and then get ready to head out on the boat for the morning. Hopefully we will catch something and can get fun pictures!

**SO excited to make a special dessert later! 😉

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  • VeggieGirl
    March 14, 2009 at 6:18 am

    Hooray for decongesting!! Hope you continue to feel better.


    Never had groats before, but they look goooood.

    Have fun today!!

  • brandi
    March 14, 2009 at 6:56 am

    have fun today!!!

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    March 14, 2009 at 6:56 am

    Cool breakfast! I have always wanted to try oat groats. Have a fabulous day on the boat. It is gorgeous!

  • Red Head, Yellow Dog
    March 14, 2009 at 6:58 am

    those groats sound great! (hehe) and a day on the boat is always a good time!

  • K
    March 14, 2009 at 7:13 am

    LOVE the swirl!! Have fun today 🙂

  • Betsy
    March 14, 2009 at 7:20 am

    Aw I went fishing last week when we were on vacay in GA, so much fun. Can’t wait to see the dessert!

  • Danielle
    March 14, 2009 at 7:32 am

    Raw or not that breakfast looks great!
    Hope you have a fun day out on the water, good luck catching something!

  • Leah
    March 14, 2009 at 7:43 am

    I have never heard of groats before!

    When I first read your title of your post I thought it said “goats are for kids!” … I thought, what? lol!!

    Have a great day today!

  • Mara @ What's For Dinner?
    March 14, 2009 at 7:47 am

    What a fantastic breakfast!!! I can’t wait to try blended oats 🙂

  • Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food)
    March 14, 2009 at 7:58 am

    Mmmm, that looks good!

  • Shelby
    March 14, 2009 at 8:24 am

    I’ve eaten groats before but never blended like that! I will have to give it a try as I didn’t like the texture of them plain.

  • Trish (girlatgym)
    March 14, 2009 at 8:35 am

    Hmmm . . . had never heard of groats. Have a good race tomorrow! 🙂

  • Natalie
    March 14, 2009 at 8:37 am

    Love the semi raw breakfast! I’ll be on the look out for groats. 🙂

  • Sharon
    March 14, 2009 at 8:48 am

    Oh wow, looks neat!!!

  • Sarah (Tales of Expansion)
    March 14, 2009 at 10:05 am

    i love oat groats! they work really well overnight in yogurt, too.
    enjoy your day on the boat, and can’t wait to hear about your dessert later 🙂

  • Sarah (lovINmytummy)
    March 14, 2009 at 10:40 am

    I’ve never tried groats before, but I made the family blended oat bran for breakfast this morning. Oat bran is for kids too, they loved it!

    Have a great day and rest up for that race!

  • Haleigh
    March 14, 2009 at 11:09 am

    What a nice way to switch it up from normal oatmeal, it looks like the consistency is a little different.

    Have fun in the nice Florida weather this weekend, it is cold and rainy here! 🙁

  • Marissa
    March 14, 2009 at 11:10 am

    Looks tasty!

  • Meg
    March 14, 2009 at 11:37 am

    I had my first pb stuffed date yesterday and it was sooooo delish! I think I’m hooked!

  • Nicole Raw & Awake
    March 14, 2009 at 11:39 am

    Have I shared my raw cocowheats recipe with you yet??

  • Run Saraaah
    March 14, 2009 at 11:57 am

    How yummy – that almond butter stuffed date looks like an amazing combo too!

  • Bec
    March 14, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    those oats looks so good!

  • Jaclyn
    March 14, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    These oat groats look good!–Did you find ’em at Whole Foods? I’ll check today..

  • Jena
    March 14, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    I hope you continue to feel better!

    Just wondering – are you still trying ayurveda/yoga for your symptoms?

    • jenna
      March 14, 2009 at 3:18 pm


      Yes and no. I’ve been doing some reading on the subject but following the ayurvedic principles strictly just does not seem to go with my lifestyle, unfortunately! I have to combine fruit with dairy and can’t go without my morning banana 🙁

  • hk
    March 14, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    so cool! i’ve been meaning to try them glad it was delicious! have fun today 🙂

  • Runeatrepeat
    March 14, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    Oooh, I’ve never tried groats. Looks good.

  • Emily
    March 14, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    Those oats look awesome!

    By the way, I am doing a giveaway for White Chocolate Macadamia LUNA Bars….check it out!! 😀

  • Monica Shaw
    March 14, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    Ah! Nice one on the groats! What you had there was almost like Bircher Muesli – my favorite breakfast! I’ve been dying to try it with oat groans and it sounds like it’s a winner. How do you think it’d be if I didn’t bother blending them up? Hmmm….

  • rosie
    March 14, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    i just wanted to ask, if its okay as a christian girl to stay with your boyfriend. like sleeping over etc. i was brought up thinking that it was wrong, but i see so many christian girls and boys live together and have sleepovers before marriage.

    What are your thoughts? I’m not judging, but as a young teen, i am really curious


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