Peach Pie Granola Shake

Before this post, my breakfast creativity seemed to be hitting a minor lull.

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Or maybe just my breakfast appetite was hitting a lull.  Regardless, it was lame.  I needed something to get excited about in the morning…and I think this recipe will do it because anything with the word “shake” is totally something to fa-reak out (in a good way) about.

Gah I’ve really been craving a burger lately.  Like I can’t even think straight because my mind is preoccupied with burger thoughts.  Specifically thoughts for this burger from Tiny Boxwoods that’s made out of lamb + smoked goat cheese + aioli.  Oh goodness.  I don’t even know exactly was smoked goat cheese it but geeezzz  I could go for some.  And the delicious memory of that burger is all based on one bite that I snuck from Andrew when he ordered it.  I ordered something completely inferior.  Probably a salad.  Gah I’m so boring sometimes.  Plus, that restaurant looks like a dream.  The whole place is like Great Gatsby meets Restoration Hardware.  Gorgeous.  But then again, I could also totally just go for a cheap, perfect burger from Smashburger.  I think I’m gonna put “eat a burger” in my planner for the week.  Necessities.

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Friday night I locked myself out of my house for 15 minutes and was very nearly eaten alive by mosquitoes.  Plus it was like 11:30 pm and I had just been watching Breaking Bad for 3 hours (again) so I was quite creeped out.  But then I found my house key under a seat in my car.  Not even sure how that happened.  Kinda like I’m not even sure how it’s already September and I just stocked up on cans filled with autumn-ness.  They will be a part of great things.  For sure.

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Okay, so I hope there is still a plethora of ripe, perfect peaches in your grocery store.  Go buy them all and freeze them for breakfast shake making.  Oh, or you could make a pie.  I’d support that too.

There are so many things I wanted to do with peaches this summer and now peach-time is like gonna be over any day now.  I need to get my stuff together and just go through an intensive peach recipe making regimen of sorts.  Like a juice cleanse, but happy.

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Peach Pie Granola Shake

Yield: serves 1


heaping 1/3 cup quick oats
1 cup almond milk, divided
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
scant 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 date, pitted & chopped
pinch sea salt
1 large frozen banana
2/3 cup frozen peaches, chopped (since peaches are so delicious right now, I chopped up my own and froze it)
1/2 cup ice cubes

2 tablespoons granola (I used Trader Joe's Vanilla Almond Granola)


In a bowl, combine oats, 2/3 cup almond milk, cinnamon, vanilla, chopped date and sea salt. Cover and place in the fridge overnight. In the morning, add that mixture to a blender. Add in the frozen banana, peaches, ice and 1/3 cup almond milk. Blend until smooth and creamy. Top with granola and garnish with a peach slice.

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