Calling All Broccoli Lovers

by HEAB on March 27, 2009

I arrived home from yoga this morning a sweaty hungry mess, and in honor of Jennifer, I DID NOT EAT OATS. πŸ™‚ Instead, I made a glorious 2-course breakfast consisting of:

Omega 3 stuffed omelet

an omega 3 stuffed omelet

Before dairy-free month, all I ever put in my omelets was cheese. Β There are so many other options, and these days, I love getting creative with my egg dishes. This morning’s edition was filled with leftover Humbecue Salmon Salad. Β For dessert I had:

Smoothie in a bowl

smoothie in a bowl

Into the Vita-Mix went 6 POM Wonderful frozen ice-cubes, 1 scoop of Jay Robb chocolate whey protein powder, and 1 cup of water. Β For my toppings, I used a sprinkle of Zoe’s cinnamon raisin granola and a spoonful of Trader Joe’s unsalted crunchy peanut butter. Β The PB sank to the bottom in one big chunk, and I saved it for last. Β Best bite of the bowl!

After a crazy day at work, I set off on a mission to use up the last of the produce before our weekend grocery shopping. Β OK, so I’ve seen asparagus guacamole and guacamole with peas. Β Guess what I decided to make with all that broccoli sitting in our fridge?

Steamed broccoli + 1/2 avocado

Steamed broccoli + 1/2 avocado

Broc Guac

Broc Guac

which I served with spelt tortillas, hummus, and MORE broccoli. You know I love my green foods! πŸ™‚

img_1819My broc guac (name courtesey of Sarah) was missing something…like onions, tomatoes, cilantro, and freshly squeezed lime juice. Β  Without all of my favorite guacamole ingredients, it basically tasted like a big blob of pureed broccoli with onion and garlic powder. Β I won’t lie when I say my tortilla kept gravitating towards the hummus instead. Β Chris opted out completely and ended up dipping his tortillas in the apple butter jar. Now, I just need to figure out a way to use up all the leftovers. Β Broc guac stuffed omelet anyone?

After dinner, I met up with the girls. Β It was wig night:

Recognize me?

Recognize me?

Wow, it’s been a long day, and I am up way past my bedtime. Β Tomorrow consists of work all morning followed by the last class of my yoga workshop. πŸ™

Happy weekend my friends!


bobbi March 30, 2009 at 9:31 am

how cute are you!

Jennifer March 30, 2009 at 8:37 am

haha! love that you did something other than oats for bfast! your shout out was hilarious! everything you made looked delish! i am def gonna make that smoothie and the brocguac or broccomole or whatever it is. yum!
also, i agree with your friend polly about doing 1 workout at a time. no need to kill your body- exercise is for fun, not for punishment! keep up the good work(outs)!

FoodsThatFit March 29, 2009 at 8:13 am


I am working on my page again, so the search function should be back up tonight, yea! Thanks for the sweet comment on my hair πŸ™‚

Tina March 29, 2009 at 7:53 am

Ohh, brilliant broccoli idea. I loove broccoli! πŸ™‚

purplink12 March 29, 2009 at 6:54 am

wow! that’s healthy. I love broccoli and ur tuna omelette.

Ashley March 29, 2009 at 1:22 am

Hey there! I just discovered your blog.. and I absolutely love it! I’m going to go and buy some wheat bran/oat bran and try to make the fantastic green breakfasts you are enjoying. Thanks for the inspiration!

Jessica (jesslikesithot) March 28, 2009 at 11:01 pm

hahah, I love the wig Heather!!

And yum brocooli guac!!! What a creative combo, looks delicious…when does your food ever NOT?!

orangepop March 28, 2009 at 10:00 pm

YOU ARE TOO CUTE!!! Have a great last yoga class… it’s really the beginning! You are so creative, I love your adventuresome culinary ventures!

jacobc March 28, 2009 at 8:28 pm

I started the plank because of you! Those first few times left me awful sore in the core area, so i know it is good- but as i increased the time my arms aren’t getting stronger like the core..

haha, well the ITB is still acting up/ pain/ tight. I’m only able to run 12-15 miles a week (3x 4 or 5 miles- then it starts hurting). Just trying to nurse it along.. So i have no business racing, but the director gave me a comp entry, so i couldn’t say no- and considering i won this race the last 4 years in a row- i thought i would go back and attempt to continue the streak.
I managed to pull off a shameful 18:28, and got lucky and won first overall for the 5th year! I’ll take ;-p
(running of the fools 5k-hendersonville)

Heather Eats Almond Butter March 28, 2009 at 8:39 pm

Congrats on your win! Take care of that ITB – it’s can be a tricky one!

Emily March 28, 2009 at 7:47 pm

Love salmon in omelets…it’s a super protein packed punch and keeps me full for hours!

Sorry the broc guac wasn’t fantastic. I think the texture would be sort of different. I do love broc, though!

I think it’s fantastic that you have wig night! And after reading your comment above (about having it in a quiet Indian restaurant), I think it’s even more fantastic. Do you have other themed nights, too?

Heather Eats Almond Butter March 28, 2009 at 8:38 pm

Hey Emily,
The Indian restaurant incident was the best. Not only we were the only non-Indians in the restaurant, but we all had on these crazy wigs. I think 2 of the girls actually wore mullets. I have never laughed that hard in public. Funny, I’ve never thought about it, but I guess we do have other theme nights. However, they usually involve staying in and having potluck dinners. We’ve had vegetarian night, all raw night, and I don’t want to even get into our Southern comfort foods potluck. I didn’t think I would ever want mac & cheese again. πŸ™‚

jane March 28, 2009 at 5:59 pm

broc guac haha thats awesome. broccoli is such an overwhelming flavor, when i read that you combined the two i was thinking “hmm how the heck did that work out!?” suffice to say it didnt! oh well, it’s not easy being green πŸ˜‰

Erin March 28, 2009 at 4:33 pm

WIG NIGHT! I’ve never heard of such a tradition but I love it already!
I guess not all creations can be as bril as your green blended oaties πŸ™‚

jacobc March 28, 2009 at 4:13 pm

I had a big 5 egg omlet with my normal ham and and sauteed onions and mushrooms this morning after the race, and threw some broccolli in it for the first time, not bad.. πŸ˜‰
I’ve worked my way up to a 4 minute plank, and now my core is used to it, however my shoulders give out now!! Do you have that problem.. shoulders are now the weak link, whereas when i started it was my stomach and back that gave out first….

Heather Eats Almond Butter March 28, 2009 at 6:38 pm

Glad you enjoyed your broccoli with breakfast. I just had some for dinner myself. Hope the race went well as I didn’t even know you were running again. Injury all okay?

4 minute plank?!? Wow, I haven’t even attempted plank all month. I know my core has gotten stronger with all this yoga…I must try soon. I’ve never noticed my shoulders giving out, but then again, I’ve never gone longer than 3 minutes. I’ll let you know. Enjoy the rest of your weekend! πŸ™‚

ksgoodeats March 28, 2009 at 4:04 pm

I can’t believe I have just NOW found your blog! I LOVE IT!! I also love the sound of that broc guac πŸ™‚

Becca A March 28, 2009 at 3:49 pm

Broc guac…awesome!

glidingcalm March 28, 2009 at 2:40 pm

broc guac! what a great idea!

Holly March 28, 2009 at 2:28 pm

Wig night! That’s hilarious! How fun….maybe I will suggest it to my friends. But then again, if they aren’t adventurous enough to eat sushi, I don’t see those scaredy cats buying it.

I LOVE the idea of broc guac in lasagna. YUM. πŸ™‚

RunToFinish March 28, 2009 at 1:52 pm

now that is an interestting way to use the broccoli, I would not have thought of it!

eatingbirdfood March 28, 2009 at 1:47 pm

Oh I love wig night. You look too cute.

charlotte March 28, 2009 at 1:28 pm

Wig night! I love it! I’m so going to suggest that for our next girl’s night out.

Galit March 28, 2009 at 12:02 pm


I am sorry i missed you last night! I ended up meeting up with girls for dancing later in the evening- I got joey’s blond wig.Love yours by the way! So fun!
We’ll have to have another girls night soon- maybe clothing swap and potluck. I know I always love your potluck contributions.
I definitely trying that salmon omelet soon. yum!

Melissa S. March 28, 2009 at 11:50 am

dude, the wigs are rock’n my socks. and the broc-guac? genius! i would def add something to them because i can imagine the broc being overwhelming in taste!

raspberryrunner March 28, 2009 at 11:48 am

Hahaha! Those wigs are great! And broccoli guacamole?! genius!!! i will have to try that!

lilveggiepatch March 28, 2009 at 11:31 am

Love the wigs!!! You guys are adorable.

I LOVE salmon omelets… I don’t know why I never eat them because they’re so good! Thanks for reminding me. Also, POM ice cubes is genius!!!

eatlivelovedream March 28, 2009 at 10:18 am

Love the wigs! And I absolutely LOVE the Broccoli and avo idea! I will have to try that for sure! Have a great weekend Heather:)

cleanveggiex3 March 28, 2009 at 10:07 am

broccoli!! YUMM
such a creative idea too

amy (veganissexy) March 28, 2009 at 9:52 am

Man I love broccoli! I’d eat that up in a quick second. Great idea……even if it does just taste like a big ol’ mushed up plate of the good green. Love the wig btw….cute πŸ™‚

Adi ( - repaired!) March 28, 2009 at 9:28 am

I’m pretty sure all breakfasts need to be two courses. Why dessert only with dinner?!

Love the wigs, by the way. Very cute!

Heather Eats Almond Butter March 28, 2009 at 9:35 am

I cannot find teff! So bummed. All breakfasts should contain 2 courses – AGREED! πŸ™‚

brandi March 28, 2009 at 8:14 am

broc guac and wig night? Fun day and fun post! πŸ™‚ have a great Saturday!!!

marafaye March 28, 2009 at 8:06 am

Im a huge fan of the sweet pea guacamole, so I can see how I’d love broc guac πŸ™‚ I bet it would be good in a quesadilla too πŸ™‚

I love Wig Night! How fun!

Susan March 28, 2009 at 7:37 am

I think the broc guac was worth making just so you can say “broc guac” πŸ˜› What about using it with pasta? Like as a layer in lasagna, or stuffed inside ravioli or something…

Fun wig night!!!

Heather Eats Almond Butter March 28, 2009 at 7:40 am

The broc guac would taste delicious in lasagna. Great idea – thanks!

Diana (Soap & Chocolate) March 28, 2009 at 7:32 am

Please, Panera or Au Bon Pain or whatever would totally put your broc guac in a wrap with some spread and veg and sell it as like Superfood Sopresata or something. I don’t even know what sopresata is or if it exists but it sounds fancy and my point is you will find an even more delicious way to eat it.

Nice ‘do. πŸ™‚

shelby March 28, 2009 at 6:56 am

Great idea-maybe just a little tweak will do? Anything with broccoli is good with me =)

I just bought that TJ’s Unsalted Crunchy PB (but I got it organic)!!! I’m so excited to try!

Heather Eats Almond Butter March 28, 2009 at 7:12 am

So glad you got the PB from Trader Joe’s. THE BEST!

Erin March 28, 2009 at 6:33 am

I love your breakfast as always. I adore strange egg dishes.
I love green foods too, but I think gauc must have lime juice! I’m’ sure you’ll find something creative to do with it though.
The wigs are awesome πŸ™‚

ttfn300 March 28, 2009 at 6:27 am

haha, you guys are awesome πŸ™‚ love the broccoli guac!! (yes it would go in an omelet!)

Sweet and Fit March 28, 2009 at 6:24 am

broccoli guacamole is so clever! wha a neat way to cut down on calories

Kristie March 28, 2009 at 5:55 am

Broc guac?! That’s such a genius idea! I’ll have to get whipping some up. And broc guac stuffed omelets sound pretty darn spectacular to me!

Can I please take part in your wig night?! That’s SO fun. You ROCK that wig! πŸ˜€

Kath March 28, 2009 at 5:48 am

We have a HUUGE bag of broc in our friend – I am totally making guac! Putting lime + cilantro + avocado on the grocery list πŸ™‚

VeggieGirl March 28, 2009 at 5:35 am


Hahahaha those wigs!! Priceless πŸ˜€

FoodsThatFit March 28, 2009 at 5:26 am

Whenever I have made the broccoli puree I have found it usually is so much better added into foods, rather than eaten alone, like mixed into eggs and then cooked. You end up with green eggs, but I bet you would like that πŸ™‚

The wig party looks like a blast, I always wanted to be a blonde…

Heather Eats Almond Butter March 28, 2009 at 7:08 am

Yes, I remember your broccoli egg comment a while back, and then I think you also blogged about it, no? Do you have a search engine on your blog? I wanted to find your recipe today as I would love some green eggs.
P.S. – Love the haircut! πŸ™‚

coco March 28, 2009 at 5:05 am

broccoli guacamola looks great!
and that wig party, you ladies are amazing! πŸ™‚

Erica March 28, 2009 at 1:44 am

haha ya’ll are so cute in your wigs! You know I’m a broccoli love (love that stinky veggie!!!) Bummer it wasnt that tasty- I bet it’d be awesome if you had all the right stuff! You must try again!

Jenn (eating bender) March 28, 2009 at 1:33 am

Ooooooooh!! Humbecue stuffed omelette?! Yes, please! That is a great idea and one that I will definitely need to try. Talk about your protein power punch in the morning!

I love the smoothie, too. It’s such a great idea to make POM ice cubes.

Broc guac – you need to patent and sell that stuff! Seriously! Or at least bring it to every party so that you’ll be the star πŸ˜‰

You look so cute in your wig! Good luck with the last of your yoga workshop and enjoy your weekend!

carolinebee March 28, 2009 at 12:40 am

hahaa Heather JUMPS On the blonde bandwagon i LOOVEEE IT!! I mean, i think i like the dark/pink combo better- but whatevs you are hot! Do u guys seriously have a wig night and go out like that?? THat is so funn:D

Heather Eats Almond Butter March 28, 2009 at 7:11 am

We’ve only done wig night twice. For some reason, a lot of my friends own wigs. Is that normal? I’ve never even thought to buy one for myself. Anyway, the first wig night consisted of 8 of us in a very quiet Indian restaurant…HILARIOUS! πŸ™‚

Caroline March 27, 2009 at 11:47 pm

Clearly, I approve of your use of the best veggie in the world–in guacamole, no less!

Sarah March 27, 2009 at 11:08 pm

Is it too late to rename it? I meant to say Broccamole!

Sorry it was a no go, but sweet wig action.

Enjoy your last yoga class…make it count! (Admittedly, I don’t really know what that means)

runsarah March 27, 2009 at 11:06 pm

I love the wigs — too cute!

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