You Got Oats in My Almond Butter!

Happy Thursday!

This morning I decided to seize the day (my friends and I always used to call this “seizing the carpe”) and do 45 minutes of a power yoga download before breakfast. It was chilly at first on my wood floor but after a few vinyasas I shed the fleece and felt my muscles warming up. Now I’m all bendy and warm, sipping my french press on the floor.

My prize after yoga was a hot bowl of almond butter with a side of oats 😉


1/2 cup oats, 1 cup soymilk, 1/2 banana, dried cherries, sea salt, cinnamon, pumpkin butter, almond butter!

Still no camera charger to be found. Grrrrr! Off to work now for a fun day of pouring wine.

See you tonight!

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  • Ali @ Food, Fitness, Fashion
    October 22, 2009 at 8:59 am

    That looks so good, I love Almond Butter in my oats! Havea great day, Jenna!

  • Lindsay
    October 22, 2009 at 9:08 am

    Mmmm, pre-breakfast yoga! I’m so sore from a class I took last night in SF. I don’t know what the teacher did to my leg, but yikes can I feel it! I think I’m gonna go eat some cereal with almond butter… maybe it will help me feel better! Enjoy your day.

  • Stephanie
    October 22, 2009 at 9:16 am

    You have the best job ever… 🙂

  • Julie @savvyeats
    October 22, 2009 at 9:27 am

    I love the pumpkin butter/almond butter combo. It makes everything better: sandwiches, oats, breakfast quinoa… 🙂

  • Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats
    October 22, 2009 at 9:37 am

    Ooo I use the same bowl for my oats too – except mine’s blue…and doesn’t have a lake of almond butter in it. LOVE IT! All things should have lakes of almond butter in them, no?

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    October 22, 2009 at 9:39 am

    I wish I was having a fun day pouring wine. For myself.

  • Diana
    October 22, 2009 at 9:43 am

    That’s it, tomorrows’ breakfast will definitely be oatmeal.
    Have a great day at work!

  • Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries
    October 22, 2009 at 9:43 am

    Hahahah I love seizing the carpe… muy funny

  • Evan Thomas
    October 22, 2009 at 9:43 am

    I love the combo of pumpkin and almond butter

  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    October 22, 2009 at 9:43 am

    You know, I can’t think of a better way to start the day than flexing and doing (literal) sun salutations. I was going to do yoga podcast tomorrow anyway, but you’ve inspired me to do it before first thing!

    Have fun with the Vino! Your new job sounds so lovely.

  • Leianna
    October 22, 2009 at 9:43 am

    Love the almond butter breakfast with a side of oats, the best breakfast around!

  • Gina
    October 22, 2009 at 9:48 am

    I just back into having oats for breakfast after a long hiatus over the summer. I forgot how much I missed them!

  • Pam
    October 22, 2009 at 9:49 am

    I am STARVING looking at your bowl of almond butter (oatmeal).

  • eliza
    October 22, 2009 at 9:51 am

    love the title of this post, so cute…:) almond butter is the best i am like addicted, had it in my oats this morning and ha am eating an almond butter carrot sammie as i type ;)…,must try your oat combo…love the mix ins, and i have all the ingredients on hand!


  • Mama Pea
    October 22, 2009 at 9:52 am

    If I get that kind of prize, I am going to be all about the yoga! Hope your pouring goes well today and that your clothes stay tanin free!

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance)
    October 22, 2009 at 9:59 am

    great start to any day!

  • Andee(RuntoLive)
    October 22, 2009 at 9:59 am

    I wish I could muster up the energy to do yoga before breakfast, but the first thing I think about when I roll out of bed is coffee and oatmeal! Have fun pouring wine!

  • Kelli
    October 22, 2009 at 10:01 am

    If I had a big enough box I would mail you a chair or even an old school tv dinner tray.

  • Runeatrepeat
    October 22, 2009 at 10:04 am

    I actually love the floor pictures – sometimes the context of the situation adds so much flavor 😉
    Congrats on the AG gig!! Glad you’re loving CA – I miss it so much, and live vicariously…

  • Paige (Running Around Normal)
    October 22, 2009 at 10:08 am

    Would you like some oats in your almond butter? 😉 Great job with the yoga.

  • Jenna
    October 22, 2009 at 10:15 am

    yay for yoga and oats 🙂

  • brandi
    October 22, 2009 at 10:19 am

    that sounds like the best way to warm up in the morning!

    hope you have a good day at work!

  • Acadia Durham
    October 22, 2009 at 10:23 am

    Jenna (and any/everyone else)

    Do you notice any difference in your exercise stamina on mornings when you’ve had wine the night before versus not?

  • Chloe (Naturally Frugal)
    October 22, 2009 at 10:25 am

    You just ate my favorite breakfast – simple but good. Maybe you should invest in a little space heater – it will make a huge difference and doesn’t cost too much. Plus, it uses a lot less electricity than heating up the whole apartment. Just a thought!

  • Amanda
    October 22, 2009 at 10:31 am

    If you can’t find your charger, you can get a new one at a Radio Shack-esque place. They always have something compatible and probably the quickest way to replace instead of ordering and waiting on the mail.

  • Peace and Peanutbutter
    October 22, 2009 at 10:37 am

    Only the BEST way to eat Oats 😉 Drowned in AB!

  • Beth @ DiningAndDishing
    October 22, 2009 at 10:52 am

    Bah, this oat combo is officially my new fave too! The pics of yours each morning got me hooked!

  • Marisa (Trim The Fat)
    October 22, 2009 at 10:59 am

    Mmm…love almond butter! What’s your favorite brand or do you make your own?

  • Matt
    October 22, 2009 at 11:03 am

    I ate almost that exact same breakfast except with peanut butter 😉

  • Megan (BitesoftheApple)
    October 22, 2009 at 11:18 am

    Loooove the dried cherry-pumpkin butter combo.

    How’d you get started on soy milk, and do you have any kind of objections to normal milk??

  • Lindsay
    October 22, 2009 at 11:27 am

    Hey Jenna-
    Not sure if you know this but you can get a generic camera battery charger at places like Radio Shack or Best Buy. It plugs in to the wall and comes with different adapters to fit your actual battery. I hope that helps.

  • Jenny @JennyLikesToRun, on a mission to run a marathon for charity!
    October 22, 2009 at 11:40 am

    I’m so motivated to commit to yoga now after reading your blog so much and seeing you do it all the time…
    I went through a short period where I was doing it every morning when I woke up, but it didn’t really stick…
    I think I’ll really commit this time because I always LOVE it when I’m doing it!

  • Joelle (The Pancake Girl))
    October 22, 2009 at 11:40 am

    Yummy, i need to get some more almond butter!

  • Heather
    October 22, 2009 at 11:48 am

    Downloading yoga! AHHA! I didn’t think of that! So quick & easy… plus no driving!! Gotta do that!!

  • Sarah @ See Sarah Eat
    October 22, 2009 at 11:50 am

    I used to say “Seize the fish” even though that’s totally wrong, ha ha. Hope you have fun at work 🙂 I’m having major almond butter withdrawals.

  • Abby (Abbys Vegan Eats)
    October 22, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    MMM pumpkin AND almond butter.. delicious combo!! 🙂

  • Megan (The Runner's Kitchen)
    October 22, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    Oh man I am lovin’ that bowl of oats with pumpkin butter and peanut butter “frosting”! I want to go back to TJ’s to get some windmill cookies and mini pb cups, but I know I will eat them all with in a few days. hehe.

  • maria
    October 22, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    Rewarding yourself with oatmeal after a workout? I can get into that! 🙂
    Love power yoga. Makes me feel super strong!

  • Vanessa (Last Night's Leftovers)
    October 22, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    Pumpkin butter?! I want!

  • Jil
    October 22, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    Mmmm the oats look so good!…this reminds me that I have crunch almond butter in the cabinet *runs to get it*.

  • Michele | aka Raw Juice Girl
    October 22, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    Sorry about your charger! 🙁

    Those oats look YUM, though!!!

    And yoga is a fantabulous way to start the day!! 😀

  • Jac
    October 22, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    yummy AB!! hope you find you charger though.. charge ur cam with ur pc temporarily?

  • Ris
    October 22, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    My dad’s fave jokey expression when we oversleep is carpe diem… cras (seize the day … tomorrow) so that made me crack up!
    Love the almond butter – I just had some with a side of carrots (because what are they but a vehicle for the almond buttery goodness?)
    Good luck finding the charger!!!

  • Anne Marie@New Weigh of Life
    October 22, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    Almond butter and oatmeal=amazing 🙂

  • Shannon, Tropical Eats
    October 22, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    Those oats look so hearty and perfect! Congrats on the new amazing grass gig!!! So exciting 🙂

    PS I have a huge giveaway going on right now and would really love if you entered! I have about 250 LARABARs to giveaway, yum yum! It’s a Giveaway & Fundraiser for The Humane Society and hopefully will be a great success! Have a great weekend girly 🙂

  • Devan Geselle
    October 23, 2009 at 8:37 am

    your oatmeal looks delicious! as always!