Green Reunion

Okay, scratch the popcorn snack last night. I had this instead:

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I bought this the other day at Kroger – it was on sale AND I had a coupon!

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Plus, it’s just like one of my old favorites: cinnamon toast crunch  :)  I had a bowl of this last night with a little milk. The perfect nighttime snack! It’s been a long time since I’ve had cereal at night.

 

This morning I decided to try a new breakfast.

Green smoothie, the pumped up version.

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Normally when I make one, I have it for a snack so it’s never more than a bit of fruit, milk, ice and greens.

Today, though, I added some bulk to see how I liked it.

  • 1/2 cup oats (my first using oats in a smoothie EVER)
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 banana
  • 2-3 cups kale
  • 1 Tbsp peanut butter

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Pretty good! I realize now that I should have added some ice or a little water because the oats made it SO thick, but I really like the flavor of the oats in the smoothie.

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Nick and I also shared a peach.

We’ll see how long this smoothie holds me! I’ll be interested to see how this compares to a bowl of oatmeal or muesli or eggs.

 

What’s your favorite cereal now? What about when you were growing up?

My favorites growing up were:

cocoa puffs

cinnamon toast crunch

quaker oat bran

cocoa krispies and rice krispies

 

Now, I like all of the Kashi ones I’ve tried and I love this new cinnamon one!

31 comments

  1. Growing up:

    Cookie Crisp, Reeses Puffs, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Honey Bunches of Oats

    Now:

    Kashi Golean Crunch, PB Puffins, Panda PB puffs, granola!

  2. Oh my gosh… I can’t believe you posted this. I was talking to someone yesterday about cereal and was wondering if they still made cinnamon grahams (do they?) Those rocked. I loved weetabix when I was little (with honey and hot milk!) and those mini shredded wheat things with raisins inside :)

  3. Lucky Charms
    Cap n’ Crunch and Berries
    Fruity Pebbles!

  4. Growing up:

    Kix
    Golden Grahams
    Cinnamon Toast Crunch

    Now:

    Banana Cheerios
    Kashi Autumn Harvest Squares
    Kashi Blueberry Flakes

    Let us know how the green moster holds. I’m thinking about being brave and trying one. I keep saying this but I need to pull the trigger soon.

  5. I really want to try that cereal!

    Growing up I HATED cereal – what kind of kids hates cereal?!

  6. Growing up, I loved all the sugary cereals – Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cookie Crisp, Cap’n Crunch (crunchberries) and the occasional Raisin Bran.
    Now, I love pretty much all of Kashi’s cereals, especially Honey Sunshine and Go Lean Crunch. PB Puffins are also a fave but I don’t buy it as often.

  7. way to switch up the nightly snack girl! Cereal at night used to be my favorite thing, heck it was my favorite thing morning afternoon and night! hahahha

    my fav cereals back in the kiddie years were
    Life
    Fruit Loops
    Rice Krisspies
    Raisin Brain
    so ok basically any cereal. no joke! hahha

    I love puffins and anything by fiber one and kashin nowadays! :)

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  8. I LOVE that cereal, it is just like cinnamon toast crunch! Really brings back memories….

  9. Yay–a healthy clone of Cinn. Toast Crunch! Must add to my ridiculously huge cereal stash stat!!

    My fav is Kamut Puffs mixed with Chex and Cheerios. I never eat a single kind at once LOL

  10. I tend to eat a lot of Kashi cereals now or shredded wheat. I used to love Cocoa Puffs and Frosted Cheerios!

  11. gaaah I want to try that cereal! My favorite was Cinnamon Toast Crunch, too. And Frosted Flakes, and Lucky Charms (only the marshmallows :-) ), and Captain Crunch. Now it’s all about the fiber cereals.

  12. I used to love Honey Nut Cheerios but now I’m a big fan of PB Puffins (obviously…) & Kashi!

  13. Oh that cereal looks good – I LOVED cinnamon toast crunch growing up, so this would be right up my alley!

    I have never added oats to a smoothie but keep reading about it…what kind of flavor does it add?

  14. I ate a lot of Cheerios as a kid.

    Now I like all types of shredded wheat, the frosted Fiber One kind is really good!

  15. Growing up it was: Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Fruit Loops and Lucky Charms

    Now: Honey Bunch of Oats, Special K w Strawberries and Kashi!

  16. That cereal looks yum! Cinnamon Toast Crunch & Trix were faves growing up. Now: Peanut Butter Puffins, most Kashi cereals, homemade granola!

  17. I really want to try that cereal. How are the nutri stats?
    My favs that I eat regularly are:
    1. Kashi Golean
    2. Fiber1
    3. Shredded Spoonfuls
    4. PB Puffins

    My favs to add on-top to make it all yummy:
    1. Kashi Golean Crunch
    2. Whole Foods 365 Cinnasnaps
    3. Honey Nut Shredded Wheat

  18. That cereal looks delicious!

    My favorite cereal growing up was Lucky Charms – I still haven’t found anything to replace it!

  19. Cinnamon Toast Crunch and I used to be best friends when I was a kiddo! I went through phases (wow, no one would have seen that coming ;) ): Reese’s Cup Cereal, Cap ‘n Crunch, Cinnamon Toast, Lucky Charms, Fruit Loops, Apple Jacks, I could go on!

    Now I’m happily married to Kashi Crunch!

  20. Ah, the good ol’ days of sugary cereal, haha.. i loved reese’s puffs and cap’n crunch.. my favorite cereal now is anything kashi, and PB puffins.

    Hope you have a fantastic day!

  21. I NEED that cereal!! Cinnamon toast crunch is hands down my absolute favorite cereal of all time!!

  22. mmm in college I would have sugary cereal as dessert all the time. yummm!
    i love life, corn flakes, crunch corn bran, and honey nut cherrios.

  23. We didn’t have sugary cereal growing up – it was generic brand corn flakes and oat-os with powdered milk. No wonder I skipped breakfast.

    I don’t eat cereal now (except for oatmeal) because I’ve NEVER found anything that satisfies me for more than an hour. However, I LOVE granola. If it filled me up, I”d chow down on Cocoa Pebbles, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Reeces Puffs, Cap’n Crunch, Life, or Golden Grahams.

  24. do you use just plain oats or soaked oats? i need to try this soon but i dont want to do it wrong. lol.
    -muffy

  25. Hope your smoothie held you over. Mine usually do. I love ’em!

    Growing up: Fruity Pebbles, Lucky Charms, Count Dracula, Rice Crispies
    Now: PB Puffins

  26. yum! cereal killers unite!
    kid:
    pops
    kix
    lucky charms (only the mallows!)
    cookie crisp
    trix
    cinnamon toast crunch
    fruit loops

    now
    anything kashi (specialy glc, gl, good friends, heart to heart)
    barbaras: puffins cinnamon regular, shredded spoonfuls
    quaker oat squares
    post shredded wheat

  27. oooh i loved cinammon toast crunch when i was a kid too. i also loved all the stuff that was sugary and horrible and marketed to me – trix, lucky charms, etc. – but my mom wouldn’t let me have them. she let me have golden grahams and honeycomb b/c they weren’t “colored” but ha ha tricked her – it was still full of sugar!

  28. When I was little I loved:

    Cinnamon Toast Crunch
    Fruity Pebbles
    Pops
    Oat Bran Squares
    Golden Grahams

    Now, thankfully I eat healthier cereal:

    All kinds of Kashi, especially the GoLean
    Cinnamon Puffins

    I try to get as much fiber and protein as I can now!

  29. Cheerios
    Heritage cereal
    and honey stars (while i was growing up)

  30. doesn that cinnamon taste identical to cinnamon toast crunch or what? honestly – i can not even tell the difference.. it’s perfection.

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