Breakfast/ Lunch

Oh, Monday

Happy Monday!

Woahhh am I a sleepy girl today! I feel like I woke up every 10 minutes last night….I HATE that. And the time change didn’t help too much either. I have got to fix my black out curtains asap. When the alarm went off at 3:00 my eyes were burning and I hobbled downstairs to brew some VERY strong coffee to take to work. It helped, but made me so jittery I couldn’t work the scale to weigh the dough out on! Eventually though, the jitters sort of wore off and we finished everything by 11:30 and decided to go home 40 minutes early….all three of us were hurting! I did have an AWESOME snack this morning though!


Odwalla people, can I just tell you that I love you??! Seriously, these bars are totally rocking my world and this one tasted just like a big soft and chewy oatmeal raisin cookie! I have one left (the berry one) and can’t wait to try it.

I broke early for breakfast this morning just because I was so tired, jittery and hungry. Here’s my yummy oatmeal made with 3/4 cup oats, water, 1/2 banana, 1/2 scoop protein powder, chocolate chips (!!) and almond butter


Look at those chocolate chips melt into deliciousness!!! IĀ  need to start adding these babies to my morning bowl way more often. Chocolate is always appropriate at all hours of the day, obvi.

This breakfast was super filling this morning and all I was craving when I came home from work was a smoothie. Sometimes when I don’t get enough sleep, my tummy gets all funny and my ibs starts to flair up (does this happen to anyone else?!) and a smoothie was the perfect remedy. Here’s what went into the glorious vita-mix today:


One mango (they were on sale 5 for $5!), pineapple, 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, 1 tbsp ground flax and 1 cup unsweetened vanilla hempmilk. Great combo of tropical fruit, protein and omega 3s!


My mom is just as tired as I am because she’s been up since 4 am traveling home from a business trip. We both were raiding the kitchen for something sweet and ended up splitting a macaroon. It did the trick!


I’m going to pull myself together now and head out for a 40 minute bike ride. I think some sunshine will do me good!

See you for dinner!

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  • emily
    March 9, 2009 at 11:17 am

    what a yummy smoothie! Enjoy your bike ride!

  • Becca
    March 9, 2009 at 11:33 am

    I’m jealous of your sunshine – it’s snowing here! That smoothie looks like the perfect fuel for a ride in the sun. Enjoy!

  • Natalie
    March 9, 2009 at 11:34 am

    Love the chocolate chips in the oats, and the smoothie!

    I hate that jittery tired feeling to, I hope you can get some rest!

  • Hallie
    March 9, 2009 at 11:35 am

    I added a few chocolate chips to my oatmeal yesterday, and I didn’t really like it. To me, it look away from the flavor of the almond butter, and while I mean melted chocolate is awesome, it just didn’t do it for me. Trust me, I was shocked! Guess I’ll have to stick to eating them out of the bag while the oatmeal is cooking…not that I ever actually do that šŸ˜‰

    I’m hearing ya on today being rough. Silly time changes!

  • Erin
    March 9, 2009 at 11:37 am

    This seems to be a universally hard Monday! I hope the bike ride perks you up and at least you got the yucky part of Monday out of the way!

  • Sharon
    March 9, 2009 at 11:41 am

    Oh wow, love love love the smoothie!

  • brandi
    March 9, 2009 at 11:45 am

    aren’t chocolate chips in oats just the best? šŸ™‚

    the smoothie looks good!

    enjoy the bike ride

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    March 9, 2009 at 11:48 am

    Hope you start to feel better soon! Delicious smoothie and enjoy your bike ride!

  • polly
    March 9, 2009 at 11:50 am

    Hey honey! That smoothie looks AMAZING. Hope you feel better after your bike ride (send me some sunshine, please!) and loved your chocolate chips in your oats, too. yummomummo.

    Oh! I’m finishing my book TODAY and so thankful for the recommendation! Love you dear! XOXO

  • elise
    March 9, 2009 at 11:51 am

    glad you finally discovered the AMAZINGNESS that is odwalla bars. seriously, i feel like ive been screaming about their delish-ness for ages, maybe bloggers sometimes get so overexcited about various food products it diminishes the authenticity of the truly great ones…instead of crying wolf, its like the boy who cried “yum”

  • VeggieGirl
    March 9, 2009 at 11:52 am

    Looovely macaroon!! šŸ˜€

    Check your email, love – sent it the other day.

  • Tanya
    March 9, 2009 at 11:54 am

    It’s funny – just published a review of Odwalla Super Protein Bars on Iateapie. Not as glowing as yours though. That shake looks great. I haven’t had a “tropical” flavor in a while.

  • fitforfree
    March 9, 2009 at 11:56 am

    Mm I LOVE the pb/chocolate-chip Odwallas! They are seriously like a filling pb/choco chip cookie. Give it a try!

  • Mara @ What's For Dinner?
    March 9, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    I told you!! That oatmeal raisin one is FANTASTIC!!!!

  • Jenni
    March 9, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    Hi–fellow ibs’er here! And, yes, even the slightest change in schedule or stress level and mine flares up too! šŸ™‚ I’ve recently been diagnosed so I am still trying to get used to the changes. But your healthy food and exercise are what the doc always orders for treatment! I’m for sure making a smoothie tonight post-workout!

  • Runeatrepeat
    March 9, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    Hang in there šŸ™‚ Now I want to try those Odwalla bars!

  • RunToFinish
    March 9, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    wow that is super cheap for mangos! hope I can find some soon, they look so yummy

  • Meg
    March 9, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    That smoothie looks so good! I have been craving mango all day long! That sucks that you were so tired this morning. I think most people have a hard time falling asleep on Sunday nights (I know I do). Hopefully you’ll be out like a light tonight!

  • Runjen
    March 9, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    Yes! My tummy feels so ill when I don’t get enough sleep! Enjoy your bike ride!

  • Shelby
    March 9, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    I’ll have to pick up that bar next time I’m out. It looks delicious!
    Mmm, chocolate chip oats =) Luscious.

  • Laura
    March 9, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    it may be a huge bummer (actually i know it is), but to help your sleep, you may want to go to bed within an hour of your normal, work week bedtime even on the weekends. i do this, although i have the opposite schedule. i have class at 11AM on weekdays and work at 6AM on weekends.

    just a thought. it sucks to feel terrible and tired.

  • Jenna 2
    March 9, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    your smoothie looks so refreshing. I get a really upset stomach and feel nauseated when I don’t get enough sleep :-/ its no fun.

  • Rebeca
    March 9, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    Hey Jenna,

    I’m delurking because 1. I love your site and read it daily, well multiple times daily and 2. because amazon is having a sale on those coconut waters you like

    Have a great day šŸ™‚

  • Kailey (SnackFace)
    March 9, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    You’re making my really want to try those odwalla bars! Your description sounds amazing! Sorry about another restless night; those are a pain! On the good side, however, your food is enough to make one smile! That mango looks spectacular! Have a great afternoon in the sunshine- the vitamin D should lift your spirits a bit šŸ™‚

  • Sarah (lovINmytummy)
    March 9, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    It’s never a bad idea to add chocolate to breakfast!

    I hope the sunshine perks you up and maybe the bike ride will help your tummy out too!

  • Erik
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  • Leah
    March 9, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    I would love to try those bars!! Fancy doing a contest?
    hehe, kidding!!! šŸ˜›

    I love how you incorporate exercise into your lifestyle…… it’s something I really am trying to do right now.

  • Sarah (Tales of Expansion)
    March 9, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    good job surviving the work day — losing just one hour makes such a difference in the middle of the night!

    enjoy your sunshiny bike ride!

  • Run Saraaah
    March 9, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    I get the same stomach probs when I havent slept enough, or Im up too late at night…it feels awful! The smoothie looks lovely – I have to try out this hemp milk!

  • Emily
    March 9, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    I think the time change threw us all off! Sunshine always helps me, too.
    Hope you feel better soon!

  • cinnamongirl
    March 9, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    Hi Jenna! I’ve noticed you don’t seem to be doing much yoga anymore. Is this a conscious decision? Just curious because I was totally inspired to take up yoga when you started talking about it on here!

    • jenna
      March 9, 2009 at 2:36 pm


      I believe I did some yoga last week! I try to vary up my exercise and right now I signed up for two more 5Ks in the next, um two weeks, so I’m really working on training hard for those so you are seeing a bunch more cardio going on! It also made me really really sad that I can’t do yoga in a studio anymore because the classes are either in the morning or at night when I’m sleeping. As much as I love doing it alone in the living room, I did get a little tired of being by myself all the time.

  • Nicole
    March 9, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    That macaroon looks amazing!

  • Lauren
    March 9, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    Oooo I haven’t seen the Living Harvest unsweetened vanilla hempmilk yet, but I’d love to get my hands on a carton! I’ve been using unsweetened vanilla almond milk, but I bet the hemp is even better. How does it compare with the regular vanilla hempmilk?

    • jenna
      March 9, 2009 at 4:13 pm


      It is great! Less sweet but still very creamy and vanilla-y. I really like it. Plus, regular vanilla hempmilk has 130 calories (from sugar!) and this has only 70 with all the same benefits. Unfortunately it is super pricey and I can’t afford it except for this one time when it was on sale. šŸ™


      I wish! I’m more of a lay-around-and-get-tan-er than a swimmer. Ryan is the swimmer…I doggy-paddle beside him sometimes!

  • Jenni
    March 9, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    love the look of that smoothie! your oats look fantastic as well. basically, i think i’m in love with your food today!

  • Anna
    March 9, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    chocolate chips are such an amazing addition to any oat bowl! and that smoothie looks delicious! fantastic eats today!

  • Caroline
    March 9, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    I love those Odwalla bars too–they make the perfect pre-workout snack (after Clifs, of course!).

    Mango and hemp is my absolute, all-time favorite smoothie combination.