January Life Update

Oh, hey. No recipe this week.

Susan Strong - Mrs. Penguin I actually have compiled this list of things I’ve actually been doing for the past month. I feel like I’ve been grieving for over a month and I just can’t share a recipe and pretend to be happy today. It sucks, but I have a lot going on and don’t really feel like being fake over some marshmallows or muffins or whatever. So here’s whats up.

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Blackberry Vanilla Smoothie

I’m finally going to talk about my love affair with smoothies.

Blackberry Vanilla Smoothie - Mrs. Penguin

It’s a serious issue. My old blender was a piece. It wouldn’t even blend ice. I hated it. But I loved smoothies so I patiently made things in my food processor and transferred them to my crappy blender and dirtied every dish ever. And then for Christmas I got a Vitamix. I love the Vitamix. It blends as hard as it can blend making everything exceptionally smooth and creamy. I’m not affiliated with Vitamix, I just really love my blender.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Bars

These granola bars were the shining star of my weekend.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Bars - Mrs. Penguin

Basically, I managed to cut myself, burn myself, and make a pan of failed brownies. So I have these healthy granola bars for you. Don’t hate. I know it’s that time of year where seriously everyone and their dog are posting healthy recipes and hitting the gym. YEP, ME TOO GUYS.

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Peanut Butter Oat Snack Balls for #FoodieExtravaganza

Welcome to the Foodie Extravaganza!  

 
 

I was pretty stoked for the Foodie Extravaganza ingredient this month. OATMEAL.

Peanut Butter Oat Snack Balls - Mrs. Penguin

I used to hate oatmeal. Yeah, I was an oatmeal hater for 20 years strong. And then one day, I craved it. It was bizarre. So I made a bowl and I didn’t hate it. And then I poured in some peanut butter and sprinkled on some chocolate chips. Oh yeah, I was in oatmeal heaven. You can add peanut butter and chocolate chips to just about anything and it will be heaven for me.

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