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Breakfast Soup

OK, the fact that I haven’t posted in MONTHS and feel the sudden urge to post about this particular subject probably says something about me. Not sure what that something is. Maybe thaaaat…when I get hung up on a food craving, I can think of nothing else…? Maybe that’s it.

This particular craving: Soup. I wanted soup when I went to bed last night and then woke up wanting the exact same thing. But soup in the morning? Breakfast soup? Holy smokes…does that magical sounding menu item actually exist? Well, not on any online-menu I could find that delivers to my apartment. Cause God knows I’m not about to leave my big comfy couch right now. Sooo I just ended up waiting a couple hours and ordering LUNCH soup, not breakfast soup. Spicy Shrimp soup, to be exact. It’s on its way now.

While I’m waiting for the soup delivery, (which actually means my awesome boyfriend running out and picking it up for me) Google and I have found some ACTUAL BREAKFAST SOUP RECIPES. Yes. They exist. Drumroll please.

Apple Spice Breakfast Soup

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Chilled Blueberry Soup

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Congee (Chinese Breakfast Soup)

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 Bacon-and-Egg Soup

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Mexican Poached Eggs (Mexi B-fast Soup)

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Finnish Fruit Soup

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If you were wondering, I used the word “soup” fifteen times in this post. Make that sixteen. World record? I think it just might be.

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Love Letters & Cookies for Breakfast

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Cookies? For breakfast? Ca-OOOoookie Crisp! HA…no, not quite. I’m not talking about the awesomely gross 90’s cereal. But while were on the subject, let’s take a minute and relish my childhood a bit, shall we?

Ahhhh, simpler times when no one really cared about childhood obesity. OK…back on track! Cookies. For breakfast. I”m talking these delicious, oatmeal breakfast cookies that are actually pre-tty dog-gone healthy. Now these aren’t decadent, dessert cookies. I see them more as little, baked oatmeal bites. They’re super simple to whip up and very flexible depending on what you happen to have on hand. It took me only two days to finish off the whole batch!

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Yesterday I had one of those ”I HAVE to be productive for a change” days. After spending entirely too long on Pinterst (I’m sure you have NO idea what that feels like… 😉 ), I swore that I would attempt to actually MAKE two items on my pin boards rather than spend the day clicking, liking, and commenting on a thousand more clever ideas. Thus, the bfast cookies were conquered.

I used the recipe from Wisebread.com and made just  a few changes but the recipe it awesome as is.  I used half dried cherries, half raisins, threw in some sliced almonds, added a tbs. of ground flax seed and doubled the Splenda amount. I loved the addition of dried cherries. They gave them the perfect amount of tartness!

Here’s Wisebread.com’s recipe for Breakfast Cookies.

Ingredients:

3 mashed bananas (ripe)
1/3 cup apple sauce
2 cups uncooked quick-cooking oats
1/4 cup skim milk ( I used almond milk)
1/2 cup raisins (or any other dried fruit you want to add)
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp Splenda , sugar or other sweetener

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients in a bowl really well. Let this mixture stand for at least 5 minutes to let the oats become good and hydrated. Heap the dough by teaspoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes and let cool.
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The perfect grab-and-go breakfast! Or afternoon snack. Or…dinner. Let’s remember, I finished the entire batch in TWO days.

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For my next pin board project I absolutely did not look for the simplest craft on the face of the planet. And I definitely didn’t make sure that there were pictures of a 7 year old child making it. And I might just be lying about the past two statements.
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Yes, it’s simple. Yes, it requires only two materials. But I really think the end product comes out looking pretty awesome. All you need it scrap pieces of yarn and pipe cleaners. I wish I had more yarn colors for this project, but I’m a once-a-year knitter. So…yeah…and it actually is a bit time consuming; a good project to do while you’re lying in bed, watching 30 Rock. Ok, maybe that’s just how I do ANY project.
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I got the idea here at BloesemKids. And yes I know, the child pictured on that blog is doing a much better job at this craft than I am. Don’t rub it in.
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Check it out. Try it out. Super Fun and super easy!
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The best thing about this project is that the imperfections just add character. Let it unravel a bit, make your “e” a little crooked, spill your coffee on it a few times. Have a ball, imperfectionists! (ok, that word doesn’t exist, but it should.)

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The Healthy, Caffeinated Smoothie

ATTENTION ATTENTION ATTENTION! I have seriously just discoverd the most amazing smoothie on the planet. Or…discovered someone who already discovered it. I’m getting really good at finding people who have found/created amazing things. Back to the smoothie. The Elvis Buzz, as I like to call it. It’s essentially a Peanut butter Banana Frapaccino. (Get ON THAT Sbucks!) If your tastebuds are anythning like mine, then they are in love with the whole banana/peanut butter combo. Bet you didn’t know that coffee is dying to have a threesome with those two. I mean yeah I have coffee every morning, yeah I love me some peanut butter butter bananas. But to combine these things into the perfect drinkable breakfast? Who would have thunk it? Well, Woman’s Health Magazine did. And yes, I might have had one of these guys for breakfast AND a late night snack yesterday… Here it is. You’re welcome!

I used nonfat vanilla soy milk and it worked out beautifully!

1 very ripe banana
½ cup strong coffee
½ cup milk
1 Tbsp peanut butter
1 Tbsp agave syrup
1 cup ice

Blend and enjoy! A lot!

And if you need any more reasons to be happy, check out Real Simple’s 9 Things You Can Do to be Happy in the Next 30 Minutes. Perfect when you’re feeling a bit sluggish and down (me this morning). Give it a shot!

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