Breakfast Garlic Breath

November 18th, 2009 | Posted by Alison Spath in Breakfast

Big juice, little juice. Carrot juice, garlic juice. Which juice is which juice?

Big Juice, Little Juice

Yes, that’s right. That little glass. That very little glass. That very little glass that is only half full is the one with garlic in it.

Zak – AKA Garlic Romancer, asked me the other day about putting garlic in juice. I told him I’d never seen it in any juice recipes but he was free to browse The Juicing Bible I borrowed from the library and admittedly, have barely cracked up open.

The Juicing Bible

The Juicing Bible says? 4 juice recipes with garlic. OK, so I guess garlic in juice is not completely unheard of. I’m still not sure I’m fully on board though. Especially this morning when I had sweet carrot apple ginger juice on the brain and as I’m putting the juicer together he’s chanting Garlic! Garlic! Garlic! like a cheerleader for the away team at the Vampire Senior High basketball home game.

Garlic? Really? In my carrot apple ginger juice?



I’m sorry, I can’t do it. Like a long run, I need a day to mentally prepare it and garlic in my juice feels a lot like long run. I’m not ready. Maybe tomorrow after I think about garlic juice all day, dream about garlic juice all night, psych myself and promise garlic juice won’t be that bad and I can eat a huge piece of cake once I’m done.

So, we compromised. I made my sweet carrot juice and after my glass was well on the other side of the room, I made a second glass for him with the exact same ingredients + two cloves of garlic. Two cloves because I put the first clove in and I didn’t see a thing come out of the spout. Not even a drop. I could smell it, but I couldn’t see it. Well, what’s one more clove of garlic then? Go big or go home, right Team Werewolf?

I poured him his glass of carrot apple ginger garlic juice and then, like speed work and a let’s-just-get-this-over-with frame of mind, I poured myself a little sample of garlic juice.

Shot of Garlic in the Morning

The verdict? Surprisingly good! I will not be held responsible though if Zak’s coworkers kick him out of the office early today. Garlic juice was not my bright idea, he gets full credit for it and all the exhalation repercussions that come with it.

I’ve fallen behind with some thing’s around here so with fingers crossed that Zak’s garlic breath gets him sent home early, my work out today has been pushed back to this afternoon. I spent my child-free hours this morning at my desk trying to get caught up.

Once my sweet and savory juice buzz wore off I dug out my batch overnight oats. Yesterday’s quinoa breakfast made me realize how long it’s been since I’ve had a bowl of oatmeal. Today was the day.

1/2 c organic rolled oats
1/2 banana
1 Tbsp almond butter
1/2 unsweetened almond milk
1 Tbsp ground flax

Overnight Oats

Soaked for a few hours this morning and topped with the other half of my banana just before I was ready to eat. I think I’ve said this before but I’m loving this dairy free version of overnight oats, compared to how I use to make it with vanilla yogurt.

Overnight Oats Close Up

The banana makes it sweet, the almond butter gives it a great flavor. The almond milk softens the oats, it’s like magic in a bowl.

I’m thinking now I’m going to have to try garlic in my overnight oats for tomorrow – what do you think?

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13 Responses

  • Cindy says:

    GARLIC….I do when I am sick. It’s good for you uncooked but very hard to eat/or drink.

    depending on your tolerance for it.

    I like to eat it pickled for raw ness. it’s good .

    I forgot gigner from my sprouts run yesterday and I am so sad

    I laugh because even a year ago…things like avocados, and KAKE and YAMS and GINGER used to go bad in my fride I never used it all up.

    and now I DO and even get a little nutsy if I run out!


    and what else is cool? my empty cup of gingerbread tea that I can smell from here that I need to go add hot water too!

    I am totally addicted to candy cane lane too.
    Happy day Chickie and I have an email for you with cranberries in it!

  • Julie says:

    Garlic?? It’s official. You have lost it. Someone lock up this woman’s juicer, STAT.

    But really though, was the taste strong? Are you burping up up and getting grossed out? Are you nauseous? Is Zak home yet?! lol

  • Erica says:

    hmmm Garlic + fruit? I dunno if I’m onboard with that one. I guess its a don’t knock it til you try it thing :) Love that bowl- I’m a huge fan of black and white dishes

  • Leianna says:

    I love garlic but would be afraid to put in in things like juice or overnight oats, so more power to you if you like it!
    It’s supposed to be really good for you so I guess if the taste isn’t that bad then I guess it’s worth it:)

  • holly says:

    this is totally make me crave overnight oats – i haven’t had them in FOREVER! also, i am in love with the cauliflower cheese pie! making the crust out of sweet potato sounds amazing – i must bookmark that for a future day.

    have a good day garlic breath :)

    p.s. that was the joke maturity equivalent of perhaps a 9-year old.

  • Lizzy says:

    i won’t lie but i think garlic would be good….gaspppp ahhahaha. yet thats coming from someone how LOVES garlic! you tried it so thats all that matters right!

  • Shari B. says:

    I love garlic, but cannot even get my brain around having it in juice. Plus I think my husband would never come near me again. I can eat one tiny bite of onion or garlic with my lunch and when he gets home, he’s got like a bloodhound’s nose.. “Did you have garlic???” in a very accusatory tone! 😉

    I’m still trying to work up the nerve to put GINGER in one of my smoothies. Am I a sissy or WHAT??? :)

  • Bernadette says:

    Whew, good thing I don’t have a juicer (yet) because I am NOT ready for garlic juice. Nope. No thank you.

    I think I’ll save my garlic for things like, soups, spaghetti sauce and so on…

    But the overnight oats, now that I can do! And I will, oh wait, I did! Had some this morning and Mmmm they were good!

    Keep em coming girl!!

  • Tay says:

    Things can surprise you! I got garlic ice cream last year in this garlic central town, and it was surprisingly not bad! A little hint of garlic, but it added something special 😉

  • I despise Garlic. Actually I am kinda allergic to it. I break out in a rash and start itching all over. Lovely. And it takes about 3 days to clear from my system. So yeah, I could never. You are a brave, brave woman!

    Thx for all the links, they’re gonna go up & out tonite :)

  • Jane/you-know-who says:

    Garlic Romancer? This is how you describe my son-in-law? I love it

  • Ashley says:

    Garlic in such a delicious sounding juice makes me :(

    But I love that bowl! (Food blogging is making me a dinnerware-o-holic.)

  • oooh i like your overnight oats sans yogurt. why didn’t i think of that?! your comment on my blog about the headshots cracked me up. yeah, it’s clear you used to watch “all my children….”