The Color Purple

July 20, 2011

in breakfast

Before my morning walk today, I compiled a bowl of Breakfast Pudding. Stir together 1/4 cup each: rolled oats, TJ’s nonfat greek yogurt, water:


About 10 drops Liquid Stevia + a handful frozen blueberries:


Got inspired outside…


…everywhere I looked, shades of purple!


35 minutes later, my “pudding” had congealed and was a little lavender from the berries…


…but I knew the hue could be kicked up a notch with some Maqui Powder (a complimentary sample from Navitas Naturals)


Antioxidant power!


Added the recommended serving size – 2 teaspoons


“Violet! You’re turning violet, Violet!”


The Maqui Powder has a very similar taste to the blueberries, so I couldn’t really differentiate between the flavor of the two. It was quite a delicious bowl, actually.


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What’s your favorite purple food?


1 Sara K July 20, 2011 at 3:59 pm

I’ve never heard of maqui berries- sounds like the next food blogger trend! Favourite purple food: Aubergines for sure!

2 pure2rawtwins July 20, 2011 at 4:17 pm

isn’t the color pretty?? we finally made something with it too, love how naturally vibrant it is

3 Cindy July 20, 2011 at 4:43 pm

Hmmm…that’s a toss up between blueberries, blackberries and eggplant. Do I have to choose?

4 Amanda @ the beauty notebooks July 20, 2011 at 5:14 pm

I love how you were able to focus on one color in this post! Very aesthetically pleasing while reading it :)

I like blueberries, but only in muffins!

5 livinglearningeating July 20, 2011 at 5:16 pm

Oh wow, that looks delicious! I have to agree with Sara K about the Aubergines, though :)

Though I am SUCH a blueberry fan. Ugh, wish I didn’t just eat supper – I want a bowl just like that right now, but I’m too full :P

6 Jenna July 20, 2011 at 5:18 pm

Purple everywhere! I just ordered a purple top from Banana, too!

Hands down, blueberries!

7 sandy tso July 20, 2011 at 5:44 pm

Good morning, lynn. It’s 8:33am in Shenzhen China. It was quite a delicious bowl, actually! Iwant to know what kind of your lovely dog dog is ? And her or his name? Could you talk about your pet? I very much look forward to your reply.

8 Emma July 20, 2011 at 6:00 pm

Favorite purple food: TARO!!

9 Tina July 20, 2011 at 7:33 pm

PURPLE YAMS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It’s naturally sweet and the best type of yam there is.

10 sophia July 20, 2011 at 7:38 pm

I was going to say eggplants, but then I saw Tina’s comment above and I have to agree with her, 100%: purple sweet potato is the BEST.

11 chinmayie @ love food eat July 20, 2011 at 11:04 pm

Such beautiful colours! Your food always looks so colourful and yummy Lynn!
I am not a fan of oats but looking at your posts everyday I am considering giving oats one more shot!

12 jin July 20, 2011 at 11:59 pm

yummy! I love superfoods. Have you tried chia seeds in soy milk? it’s like nature’s mini boba.

13 Lynn at The Actors Diet July 21, 2011 at 8:04 am

yes! i love the tapioca quality of chia seeds. thanks for the reminder i need more!

14 Ruby W. July 21, 2011 at 12:25 am

Coffee Commissary is having a deal on GuiltCity Los Angeles. I know you don’t drink coffee, but maybe Abe might be interested? You guys might run into Seth Rogen again.

15 Lynn at The Actors Diet July 21, 2011 at 8:04 am

thanks, ruby! i’ll let the hubby know

16 Deanna July 21, 2011 at 7:10 am

You make the prettiest breakfasts! Love!

17 mariejolene July 21, 2011 at 11:04 am

I like all purple cabbage, and purple onions, which for some reason are called red onions!!!??

18 Jenn Brigole July 21, 2011 at 1:39 pm

That’s a lot purple, Lynn. Those frozen blueberries remind me of my occasional nights when I snack on a bowl of it instead of a popcorn when watching some late night flicks. :) Yum and healthy. :)

19 david August 4, 2011 at 9:06 am

Cool blog with great info

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