Jump starting my morning with a Chocolate Cherry Breakfast Shake

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I’ve talked many times before that quick and healthy breakfast ideas are worth their weight in gold at our house. With a new baby, it can be hard to find the time to feed myself! I’ve discovered that a good morning smoothie can be packed with vitamins and minerals to help me power through the day and be super mom to my 2 littles. I’m looking at some healthier options to shed some pounds before summer hits. So this memorial weekend, I started making myself morning shakes using¬†Carnation Breakfast Essentials and frozen fruit.

I’m so happy that I decided to try Carnation Breakfast Essentials after spotting it at Kroger a few weeks back. Since the criteria I’m looking for in a breakfast is quick, easy and nutritious, I thought I’d see how a smoothie would be using it as a base.

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Ingredients are simple – milk, Carnation Breakfast Essentials, frozen cherries & ice cubes.

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In my blender, I mixed up 9 leveled off tablespoons of Carnation Breakfast Essentials, 1 1/2 cups of milk, 1/2 cup of frozen cherries and ¬†1 cup of ice. After about 30-40 seconds of ice crushing / blending, I poured it into a cup and gave it a try and couldn’t be more pleased with my chocolate-cherry morning shake. It’s definitely become a good reason to wake up and get started with my day on a healthy note.

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Here’s JP with his crazy morning hair while I sip on my chocolate cherry smoothie!

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Last minute shopping at the Dollar General for Purina pet food

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sponsored by Purina for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

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Now with 2 little monkeys running around the house, I feel like its much harder to pop out to the store for 5 minutes like I used to. I don’t have to worry though, thanks to our nearby Dollar General – they carry just about everything a person could possibly need! Since I’ve lived here, the Dollar General has been one of my favorite go-to stores for select items on my shopping list because its a smaller store to navigate and way less crowded than my other favorite shops. I’ll do anything in the world to not have to go fight the crowd at the grocery store or club store, especially if its just for 1 item. Pet food is one of those things that I sometimes forget to buy when I’m so focused on food shopping. I always remember what I missed once I’m home and putting things away. This is where having a Dollar General nearby works out really well because its only a few streets away and I can grab what I need right after dropping JP off at school. So convenient! behindthestudio-1

” Cookie, Do you want lunchie munchie?”

Whenever I say those 2 words in combination with each other, her ears perk up and she gets excited about what she’s about to get. That perma-grin melts my heart everytime! behindthestudio-4 Did you know that you can win 100$ worth of pet food? Simply go to Dollar General, fill a shopping bag with pet items from Dollar General and upload the haul to instagram with the #DGPetDash tag. The photo with the most likes will receive $100 worth of free pet food/treats from Purina in the form of 5 $20 Purina manufacturer coupons.

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Last minute shopping at the Dollar General for Purina pet food

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sponsored by Purina for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

purina

Now with 2 little monkeys running around the house, I feel like its much harder to pop out to the store for 5 minutes like I used to. I don’t have to worry though, thanks to our nearby Dollar General – they carry just about everything a person could possibly need! Since I’ve lived here, the Dollar General has been one of my favorite go-to stores for select items on my shopping list because its a smaller store to navigate and way less crowded than my other favorite shops. I’ll do anything in the world to not have to go fight the crowd at the grocery store or club store, especially if its just for 1 item. Pet food is one of those things that I sometimes forget to buy when I’m so focused on food shopping. I always remember what I missed once I’m home and putting things away. This is where having a Dollar General nearby works out really well because its only a few streets away and I can grab what I need right after dropping JP off at school. So convenient! behindthestudio-1

” Cookie, Do you want lunchie munchie?”

Whenever I say those 2 words in combination with each other, her ears perk up and she gets excited about what she’s about to get. That perma-grin melts my heart everytime! behindthestudio-4 Did you know that you can win 100$ worth of pet food? Simply go to Dollar General, fill a shopping bag with pet items from Dollar General and upload the haul to instagram with the #DGPetDash tag. The photo with the most likes will receive $100 worth of free pet food/treats from Purina in the form of 5 $20 Purina manufacturer coupons.

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