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Sucking down an OJ Smoothie

Say HELLO to my new favorite online store:


Matthew & Crystal Wheeler have unveiled a new website selling ONLY the supplements you REALLY need. [catchphrase]

So, the rundown-

Product: Mens health supplements (i.e. protein, creatin, vitamins, etc.) Brand: Optimum Nutrition (ON) Price: Oustanding!

For a good comparison, check out GNC’s website, where I originally went to buy whey protein and left with only a Clif Bar. The container size shown on GNC’s site is 5.5lbs whereas CS’s is 2lbs, but you do the math.

Below is a recipe for one of Lincoln & Mine’s (we developed it’s secret greatness together) favorite smoothie blends:

OJ Smoothie

1 cup of your favorite orange juice

1 12oz. container full of ice

1 heaping scoop of vanilla whey protein

Mix in blender for approximately 20-30 seconds, or until ice is well blended.

That’s it! Lincoln helps me make and drink them all the time. Here is a picture Christina took of us on Lincoln’s birthday this year.

Lincoln says 'Push, push!'


Hot Cinnamon Sparkle

So the somewhat cooler weather has started me thinking & wishing for fall/winter. This recipe comes from my 5th grade teacher and is perfect for the winter holidays. Maybe I’ll actually make it for you all this Christmas! It is as follows…


1/4 c red grenadine syrup

1/4 c lemon juice

2 large cans of pineapple juice

9 oz bag of red hots


Mix all ingredients in a crock-pot to heat. When the red hots melt, serve and enjoy!

No-Bake Oatmeal Fudge Cookies

This is a great dessert recipe for those long hot days of summer when you absolutely don’t want to turn the oven on but still need some chocolate ASAP. Delicious and easy!


2 c sugar    3 tbsp cocoa powder    1/2 c butter    1/2 c milk     pinch of salt     3 c oats     1/2 c peanut butter    1 tsp vanilla


In saucepan bring sugar, cocoa powder, butter, milk & the pinch of salt to a rapid boil for 1 minute. Add the oats, peanut butter, vanilla and mix well. Drop by spoonful onto wax paper. Let cool till they harden and enjoy!

P.S.   This is one of my favorite cookie recipes and I have my wonderful sister, Briana, to thank for it!