liquid oats

No hot oats, 2 days in a row.  What is going on??  I wanted to use the VitaMix this morning and thought I would try taking all the ingredients I put in my bowl of oats + blend. 


Oh yeah, plus a little spinach :)  Love the GREEN!

Liquefied Oats:

  • 1/3c. oats
  • 2/3c. vanilla almond milk
  • 1/4c. vanilla SF Oikos
  • 2c. spinach
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2t. cinnamon
  • 1T pnut butter glob
  • small handful of back to nature granola
  • 1T sucanat
  • 2t chia seeds
  • handful ice

The yogurt + spinach were the only “extras” I added that aren’t in my normal bowl of hot oats.


It made about 20-24oz of liquid oats and was pretty darn tasty.  It had a tiny bit of sweetness and was nice and frothy.  You could definitely taste the banana + pnut butter.  I would change a few things next time, but it was pretty good for a first time experiment.  :)

I had a “minnelo” later in the day.  I think it’s a type of tangerine.  It was pretty tasty but had seeds, which is annoying!  It was a bit sour but extremely juicy.  Overall it was pretty good but not as delicious as a clementine or satsuma.


We went bouldering later in the day with Pat + Nat because it was in the upper 50’s today and even hit 60! Fabulous!  The bouldering was a bit of a fail because all the good spots were taken at the area we went.  I think we’re going to try again tomorrow. 

A few photos…there was not much climbing happening at all.  Definitely a lot of walking around and staring at rocks trying to figure out if we could climb them or not. 

We have a crash pad now, which makes things much safer :)






And then I found a huge chunk of a SPINE in a tree!!!!!!!!!  WHAT the HECK!!!!!  Totally freaked.  A mountain lion must have been throwing bones around. Gross!


Ew.  We found another stray bone close by.


We ate at an amazing restaurant in Boulder, SALT.  They had an impressive happy hour.  So cheap. So good. 

We had 5 of the dishes + Chris’s beer and it was $22 and we were stuffed.


Their dinner menu made me drool when I read it.  Their dinner prices are about $15-upper 20’s.  We’ll definitely be back for this happy hour.  The menu changes seasonally [which I love!] and they get as much local as possible.  On the dinner menu they specify the farm that their food is coming from.  The atmosphere was fabulous.  Overall 8.75/10.  Allllmost a 9 ;)

Crispy polenta with a grilled pear, drizzled with a gorgonzola sauce. $4


Amazing flatbread $4


The best fresh cut fries and fabulous homemade ketchup.  I was eating it with a spoon…literally! $2


When we got home we had a little Pinot Noir.  Twas’ delish.


Laura came over and visited for awhile.  LOVE her.  No photos…oopsies :)  I just snacked on some leftover collards + black eyed peas. So so so yum!

Night all! Hope we have a little better luck with the bouldering tomorrow!