Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Pretty in Pink

As soon as I woke up  this morning I went into the kitchen to prepare breakfast. I combined a serving of oats with 1/2 cup soy milk, walnuts, dried cranberries, and cinnamon, covered the bowl, and set it in the fridge. I had 1/3 of a huge banana before my run. My run felt great, I hope I feel this good on Saturday! I was dreaming of breakfast while running, so I didn't waste time! When I was ready to eat, I mixed half of a 6oz container of black cherry soy yogurt and 1/3 of a sliced banana into the chilled oats mixture.  

My oat mixture turned into a pretty pink color with the addition of the cherry yogurt. I ate the pink mixture in a pink bowl while I sat outside on our deck. This is my new favorite summer breakfast! I'm already craving tomorrow morning's breakfast which will be a repeat of today's!

I'm sipping on iced coffee as I type. It's hard for me to give up coffee, not because of the caffeine, but because I love the taste! I'll take it any way I can, whether it be hot, iced, or cold-pressed. 

It's a stunning day- I'm so thankful I don't have to work until tonight. I plan to read and lay around in the sun for a few hours before heading to the gym to meet with my trainer. I have to go straight to work from the gym so I'll need to prepare snacks and dinner for tonight before I leave. Since I had a later breakfast today, I'm thinking lunch will be something light. Maybe a smoothie? Have a wonderful day :)


Melissa said...

Darni - the breakfast sounds good and I wanted to see the pink :)

I'm with you though - I've been doing this muesli combination for the last 2 days now and LOVE it! So different and refreshing!

Melissa said...

Oops - I meant to say "darnit"! :)

VeggieGirl said...

Sounds like a gorgeous breakfast!!

Enjoy NOT having work tonight :0)

ashley said...

That sounds like such a great morning! How is work going anyway?

(Will you send me an email at healthyashley@gmail.com? I need to get your address to send you something!)

loveofoats said...

Love the PINK oats :) Such a pretty combo!

Hope you have a nice "day" off :)

Ashley said...

Wow your big day is coming up soon! Exciting!

Becca said...

Sounds like a great breakfast!

Monica said...

Melissa- I agree, it's such a nice change and more refreshing but I still get to eat oats!

VeggieGirl- Thank you, I did enjoy my daytime off! I had to work this evening but it was only for 4 hours and I was able to work with my sister.

Ashley-Work is great. I love the people I work with and the whole coffee shop environment. It's not a permanent thing but I'm enjoying it while it lasts.

Lindz- thanks, I like the pink too :)

Ashley- It IS exciting but I'm very nervous too!!

Becca- I enjoyed it so much that I am planning on having it again tomorrow!