Smoothie, Shopping, and a Recipe

This is the best smoothie I’ve made so far!

All this warm weather has me craving cold breakfasts. I thought up this combo yesterday afternoon and just had to make it today.

Choco-Coco-Cherry Smoothie

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  • 1/3 cup dry oats (adds bulk + texture)
  • 1 cup milk (almond, soy, skim, whatever you have)
  • 2-3 cups spinach
  • 1/4 cup frozen cherries
  • 1 Tbsp unsweetened coconut (adds such great texture!)
  • 1/2 Tbsp cocoa powder

I also had a hard boiled egg for a bit more staying power.

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It’s going to be another busy day for me, and I need some sustenance to get through it!

Although I jinxed myself with this smoothie breakfast ;)

It’s only supposed to be in the 50s today! That’s closer to our normal spring weather, but it’ll feel chilly today compared to the temps we’ve had lately.

Cool or not – I’m just glad it’s Friday :)

 

Get a Recipe from Me!

So…one of the exciting things I’ve been working on lately is putting together this exclusive for you guys!

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If you purchase any product from my OpenSky Shop during the month of April, you’ll also be getting a personalized recipe from me!

I’m so excited to be doing this – I love creating new recipes in the kitchen, and it will be fun to work WITH you to give you something you’ll enjoy and a recipe that may also work with an item from my shop!

And the best part is the recipe can be for anything.

A new smoothie mixture, a cool grain salad for warm spring days, or an awesome baked good. Maybe you want a one-pot wonder for a busy weeknight or a way to sneak more veggies into a dish for your kids. Whatever it is you’re looking for, I’m up for the challenge!

 

What’s your go-to place for recipes? Do you have a favorite cookbook or website you use?

I get a lot of recipe ideas from things I see on blogs, FoodNetwork, magazines (Cooking Light, Real Simple, Eating Well, Clean Eating, SELF, Fitness, etc), and websites like MyRecipes.

 

*Last chance to enter my giveaway for the Rachael Ray Dutch Oven! I’m picking a winner at lunch TODAY*

 

16 comments

  1. I love Eating Well, Cooking Light and Bon Appetite – other than that I use my family’s recipes. :)

  2. I like Rachael Ray, Paula Deen, and I love getting my Taste of Home magazine in the mail. Other than that, most are from my Mom.

  3. Love that idea! I love smitten kitchen or allrecipes for some good ideas :-)

  4. Oh! What a cool idea. Yay, Brandi! I love your recipes.

  5. I either get recipes from blogs, or foodnetwork.com or rachaelray.com

  6. This smoothie sounds wonderful! Very similar to one I’ve been having lately, but instead of oats and coconut I have Nutiva hemp smoothie powder and half a frozen banana. I’m going to have to try your recipe!

  7. when i’m looking for recipes using a particular ingredient, i usually start at foodblogsearch.com :) yeah, they mostly come from blogs now!

  8. Cooks Illustrated is great for recipes, although they aren’t always healthy.

    My other go to: http://www.recipezaar.com – I love the comments people make to the recipes!

    Pick me, pick me, pick me. No pressure! :D

  9. Mmmm the smoothie sounds delicious! You know, I haven’t had a hard boiled egg in a REALLY long time and that’s lookin pretty good!

  10. I enjoy trying recipes you post (having the barley/ham casserole at lunch today!), and – my all time favorite- allrecipes.com…

    Thanks for a great barley recipe! (I LOVE barley!)

  11. love the personalized recipe thing. fun. i use myrecipes.com a lot, too!

  12. I get a lot of ideas from blogs :)
    That smoothie sounds really good! We don’t have frozen cherries over here. It’s not cherry season yet so I can’t do that one!

  13. I take recipe ideas from everywhere and tweak them for my needs. I love shaking things up.

  14. A very neat addition to your OpenSky shop!

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