Meeting Minutes

Meeting called to order: 9:30 AM

All present: Yours truly.

New Business:

After my fruit buzz wore off this morning, I tried something new with oatmeal for Breakfast Part III.

Or I guess it really started last night.

I found oat groats at a local health food store and decided I’d try to make some oatmeal concoction with them.

I soaked oat groats, sliced almonds and a couple of chopped dates overnight in almond milk.

This is what it looked like this morning. Inedible, swollen oat groats (sounds like you need to see a doctor ma’am).

soaked_oat_groats

Plan B: Throw the whole chewy whole mess in the blender. I wound up with what I can only call oat groat pudding.

oatmeal_pudding

It was…. different, but I liked it. The dates made it really sweet, and the texture was enjoyable. Topped with a few more dates and some shredded unsweetened organic coconut.

oat_pudding

Turns out oat groats aren’t any more raw than regular rolled oats, but I didn’t bother to google that until after my experiment. Oh well, I tried. It was worth it because I think this will be a new breakfast for a while. I need to burn out my existing blender before I can talk Zak into a VitaMix.

Activities for today:

I mowed our long-overdue lawn and bribed my best gal pal Sharon with lunch if she would entertain 4 small children while I did so.

Old Business:

Two head sized salads, mine was tossed in my homemade Ginger Miso dressing.

salad_for_lunch

With some 2% plain Chobani (dare I say better than Fage?) for a little creamy goodness, topped with sliced almonds and coconut.

chobani

After lunch came an impromtu trip to the Museum of Play with friends for a couple of hours of serious playing.

quick_trip

Check it! Dance par-tay!

dance_video

Here’s Maxine putting in her request for how many Barbie’s she wants for her birthday.

barbies

Noted. But you’ve still got two more months kid.

A post play Larabar snack.

larabar_snack

Uninspired, I wasn’t in the mood to whip up anything new for dinner. Easy is avocado spelled backwards. Or something.

Avocado tomato open faced sandwiches on toasted sesame Ezekiel bread.

sandwich_dinner

More New Business:

I was in a green smoothie mood, but I did not care to repeat the thick non-sweet green beast of yesteryear. So I brewed Tazo mint tea:

refresh

And threw a couple ice cubes in to make it cold.

I snacked on some carrots waiting for my tea to get iced, and when it was ready I threw about half in the blender with 2 or 3 handfuls of spinach and some agave nectar.

Holy frothy GREEN tea goodness!

green_tea

This was THE BEST green drink I’ve had. I don’t mind spinach in smoothies at all, but since I’m giving the food combining a whirl and I’m eating fruit alone, I’m not putting fruit in green smoothies for the moment. This was AWESOME. There was NO pulp, it was just sort of thick? I loved it and will absolutely be making this again.

More Old Business:

Called it dinner with some unphotographed Vitamin C(hocolate).

Motion to Adjourn: 9:10 PM

I hope you took notes.

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4 Responses

  1. Sounds like a fun day (and another fun post!)! I can’t get enough tomatoes & avocados… The green tea sounds interesting. (I have never tried a green monster; I often eat a salad with LOTS of spinach for lunch though…)

  2. I took some good notes…such as: chobani 2% might be even better then fage. Oh my! I need to try it! Where I live, it’s cheaper too, which makes it even more tempting to try. šŸ˜€

    And I love the green tea idea! šŸ˜€

  3. ohhh that mint tea smoothie is genius! i love my tazo mint tea – i WILL try that soon. as soon as i get a blender. unfortunately, i have no hubby to talk into buying a vitamix (damn!) šŸ˜‰

    happy friday dear!

  4. That avocado/tomatoe sandwich looks amazing.

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