Banana Coconut Dough Boy and a Much Needed Nap

Another Breakfast!

Another Recipe!


Happy Breakfast Month!


As I type this I am still in my jammies sitting on the couch with Cooper.  Cooper had his neuter surgery this week and it is my job to spend the day resting with him.  I have also added to my job, drinking lots of water and eating some carbs in prep for tomorrow’s long run.




I knew that I needed a carby breakkie before tomorrow’s 20 miler.  And I remembered seeing a steel cut overnight oats recipe on My Whole Food Life.  I didn’t have all of the ingredients, but I used that recipe as inspiration to create this morning’s Dough Boy Smoothie.




I prepared everything last night.




And then had breakfast ready this morning.




I crumbled some graham cracker and drizzled agave over the top of my smoothie for an awesome way to start the day.




Thank you guys so much for all the advice with my running shoe dilemma.  It seems that you all agree I should wear the black shoes and be proactive about blisters, so that is the game plan for tomorrow’s 20 miler.  I will let you know how that goes!




I had full intentions of doing an easy 2 miles today in my new shoes, but instead, I think I need a nap.  I decided to let Cooper sleep with us last night and after two nights at the vet, he was very loving.  He snuggled himself in between the BOY and I, curled up between my feet, and at one point (possibly around 4am), I discovered him over my head on the top of my pillow.  Needless to say, all three of us will be napping today.  Some seem to have already started…


Hope you have a fun and fantastic Friday!





Banana Coconut Dough Boy Smoothie

Inspired by My Whole Food Life



1 cup almond milk

1/4 cup (40 g) steel cut oats

2 tbsp chia seeds

1 banana, sliced

1 tbsp Chai seasoning

1 tsp vanilla

2-3 tbsp shredded coconut

1/2 tbsp maple syrup



Place all ingredients into your blender.

Leave blender in the fridge over night.

In the morning, blend until smooth.

Garnish with your favorite toppings!


I’m loving all of your steel cut oat suggestions, so please keep them coming!

13 thoughts on “Banana Coconut Dough Boy and a Much Needed Nap

  1. Cooper is sooo cute! Sleeping and snuggling with your pet is so fun. Good luck on your long run. I think the black shoes are the way to go. Hope it goes well!

  2. Ah- Cooper is precious! How nice of you to hang out and nap with him today 🙂 It sounds like a tough job!
    Good luck with your long run tomorrow! I’ll be thinking about you when I’m running about a quarter of that distance!

  3. Aww! What a good mommy to your Cooper!! 🙂
    And 20 miles – you go girl! I ran 3.5 this morning before lifting … was feeling pretty good about myself until I saw that! Lol!!
    This looks so yummy! I love the addition of the graham crackers at the end! SO fun! Need to add this to my must try list!

    • For sure! I love something new and fresh for brekkie in the morning. 3.5 and then strength training is pretty awesome so be proud! Once the marathon is over, I need to get back to strength training.

      • I have been in Lake Tahoe all weekend and have not run at all. (That is why I did 23 on Thursday) 🙂 I have walked a ton of miles and swam but I just wasn’t into running. 🙂 My elbows still hurt from my run but eager to get in a run tomorrow when I get home!

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