I showed you the smoothie party and the yogurt get together. We’ve gone over what you should do at these conferences (and what you shouldn’t). But I have to show you the conference itself, so you’ll understand the craziness.

First – Seattle was super fun. Except for a big storm Thursday morning, the weather was nice. No need for rain boots, thank goodness, since I definitely left mine at home.

This is what breakfast looks like at BlogHer Food.

A lot of bloggers. A lot of coffee. A lot of noise – Todd and Diane were probably sorry they gave us a talking break during their presentation. Sure was hard to get that room quiet again.

Just outside the main room, all the vendors and sponsors had set up shop.

This guy was making chocolate – chocolate! – during breaks.

Oh, and then I found my crazy-fun-and-equally-obsessed-friend Bev and finally got to give her the Phillip Phillips shirts I got for us. Do you follow us on twitter? Then you’ll understand. If you don’t? You missed out on some hilarious stuff. And more every day.

Just like every BlogHer Food conference, there were the main opening sessions, breakout options you could choose from, a lunch break, more breakout sessions, and then parties and get togethers all. night. long. Repeat the same for the second day. Sleep somewhere in the middle.

During the lunch break, Carrie, Megan, and I headed over to the Pike Place Market – one of my favorite parts of this trip to Seattle.

There were fish flying all over the place…

blue skies (finally!).

and a photography class we accidentally tromped right through while staring at the gorgeous flowers in the market.

But the highlight of this entire trip was finally getting to meet Kristina and Chandra from Stonyfield. I’ve been talking to these girls for years over email, but this was the first chance I had to meet them face to face. We had a blast getting to know each other over smoothies and yogurt, and had a nice, quiet dinner with Amelia on our last night in town.

So those smoothies.

I’m still thinking about this chocolate caramel one, but I think most people downed their superfruit flavor even faster! Who knew girls would choose fruit over chocolate? Not me. And I didn’t. But these are both worth making and super easy.

Chocolate Caramel Frozen Yogurt Smoothie

Makes: 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 pints Stonyfield Chocolate Frozen Oikos
  • 2 containers Stonyfield Caramel Oikos yogurt
  • 1 cup milk

Directions:

  1. Set frozen yogurt out on the counter for 10-15 minutes to soften.
  2. Scoop the frozen yogurt into a blender and add the yogurt and milk.
  3. Blend until everything is combined.

Superfruit, Blueberry, and Banana Smoothie

Makes: 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 4 containers Stonyfield Superfruit OikosYogurt
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup milk

Directions:

  1. Dump the yogurt, berries, banana, and milk into the blender.
  2. Blend it together until the mixture is smooth.

Big and final thanks to Stonyfield for sponsoring my trip to the conference!

22 Responses to “Chocolate Caramel Smoothie, Superfruit Blueberry Banana Smoothie, and BHFood Recap”

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — June 13, 2012 at 10:40 am

    So exciting! Looks like you had an awesome trip!

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    shelly (cookies and cups) — June 13, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    It was SO great to meet you this past weekend!! And WHAA? I want a phil phillips shirt because you girls are going DOWN…he’s mine!

    • admin replied: — June 13th, 2012 at 2:47 pm

      if you PROMISE to wear it the next time I see you…you might be able to convince me to send you one, too. maybe.

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    Rachel Cooks — June 13, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    So, so, so fun. And I love the picture of you and Bev. Too cute. Smoothies look awesome too, especially the caramel chocolate! Oh my.

    • admin replied: — June 13th, 2012 at 2:46 pm

      thanks Rachel :) it would go really good with a big bowl of popcorn, i think. salty + sweet = dinner.

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    Taylor Mathis — June 13, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    It was great meeting you in Seattle! I will definitely let you know if I am at a game in Blacksburg this fall!

    • admin replied: — June 13th, 2012 at 2:46 pm

      You too! and yes, you better. Susan and I can help make the biggest, craziest tailgate ever.

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    megan @ whatmegansmaking — June 13, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    It looks so fun, I wish I could have gone! And the smoothies look amazing :)

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    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — June 13, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    Looks like a great time! The smoothies sound awesome!

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    Ali @ Gimme Some Oven — June 13, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    SO. MUCH. FUN!!!

    And I so adore the photo of you and Bev and the PP shirts. Perfect. :)

    • admin replied: — June 13th, 2012 at 2:46 pm

      Thanks Ali!

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    Bev @ Bev Cooks — June 13, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    Eeeee, we look so awesome! And dorky. And then awesome again.

    • admin replied: — June 13th, 2012 at 2:45 pm

      definitely mostly awesome. and a little orange, thanks to that lighting.

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    Shannon — June 13, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    absolutely delicious!! i must try to attend a blogher food sometime :)

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    Amanda — June 13, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    I wish I could have come to BHFood! I’m not THAT far from Seattle and haven’t been in years and it would have been fantastic. It’s been great seeing it through blogs though.

    The smoothies sound delicious. I still have yet to try the superfruits yogurt.

    • admin replied: — June 13th, 2012 at 5:48 pm

      I wish you had come, too!

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — June 13, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    I still can’t get over all of the crazy food everyone ate! Sounds like such an amazing city.

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    Christie {Pepper Lynn} — June 13, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Hi, Brandi! I enjoyed meeting you at the Stonyfield event at Purple on Friday night, and I will have to give these smoothie recipes a try. They look delish!

    • admin replied: — June 13th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

      It was so nice to meet you, too! So glad you could come :)

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    Jennifer | Mother Thyme — June 14, 2012 at 2:42 am

    Great recap! Love the Phillip Phillips shirts! :) Those smoothies sound amazing! I didn’t know there was a Caramel Oikos yogurt. I can’t wait to try that.

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    Simply life — June 14, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    looks like a great conference- Seattle is one of my favorite cities!

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    Elizabeth — June 14, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    I absolutely love smoothies!

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