Post Exercise Workout Smoothie Recipe #BBBProduct #freshfruitbowl

So when I found out while reading a post on that Good Cook had a new bowl out for fresh fruit. I knew exactly what I was going to use mine for.  I make a smoothie every morning after exercising.  I’m running around 6 miles every other day.

This bowl is perfect for going and picking some fresh fruit and veggies from the garden.  Just enough for one smoothie for me!

post exercise workout smoothie

My smoothie ingredients fresh from the garden and berry patches.

I took my bowl out, got some spinach, some kale, some blueberries, and some strawberries.  Oh yummy!  Seriously this stuff is really good even if you don’t think so at first.

Right now this bowl is only available at Bed Bath and Beyond and not on the Good Cook website.

workout smoothie

Oh it looks good enough to eat! or drink!

This bowl is so cool though!  It has 3 pieces.  You have a large bowl, a colander inset, and then a lid.  I love that the bowl has a silicone type ring on the bottom that helps to keep the bowl from moving around. I’m loving this for using in my garden picking!  It is exclusively available at Bed Bath and Beyond though so don’t go looking for it on the Good Cook website!

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All ready and waiting to be blended!

It’s called the Profreshional Fruit Bowl and it not only helps to keep the fruit fresh, but it’s super easy to separate the fruit from the juice when you need it.  The bowl is quite a bit larger than you think it might be.  I loved how large it truly was and how much fruit could be placed in it.

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Ready and waiting!

Post Exercise WorkOut Smoothie
The perfect smoothie to drink after an early morning workout.
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  1. handful of kale
  2. handful of spinach
  3. half a dozen strawberries
  4. large handful of blueberries
  5. scoop rice protein or whey protein
  6. one half banana
  7. one half cup plain yoghurt
  8. one half avocado
  1. Get out your blender.
  2. Put all ingredients in the blender.
  3. Blend or Puree until fully mixed.
  4. Pour into mason jar.
  5. Enjoy!
  1. If this seems too thick to you simply add some almond milk. I tend to not add the milk as I like a really thick smoothie.
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Build your Own Kitchen Drawer Contest and a #flashgiveaway #goodcookkitchenexprt

Are you like me?  Do you dream of building your own kitchen drawer complete with all the essentials you need and want?  Well look no further!  Enter the Kitchen Drawer Contest.  Good Cook is offering a chance for you to build your own drawer and then WIN it!  Simply visit the Good Cook Site and build away!

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It’s super simple to enter.  Simply go to the Good Cook Site and begin your drawer!  You’ll want to click on Start Building your own Custom Drawer(and cute it’s a drawer to open)!!  From there you just click Add Me and it goes to your drawer.  Fill it up and save.  5 Grand Prize winners will win the drawer they have selected!  How awesome is that!?  I mean really, who wouldn’t want a fully stocked kitchen drawer just for pushing some buttons and clicking a few times!

Contest is open until July 14th!  So make sure to get those drawers built before then so you are entered to win!

Need some ideas of what to add to your drawer?  I know I have some things in mind.  I went to make a pot of oatmeal the other morning and my spoon simply snapped in half!  We’re not talking a little spoon either.  I had a heavy duty stainless steel spoon.  Time for some new spoons in my house!  Guess what?  Good Cook has them!  No, the spoon I had wasn’t Good Cook.  I have a feeling if it had been it wouldn’t have broken.  None of my Good Cook items have ever let me down like that before!

Because Good Cook is so awesome, they love to give things away so I am now able to offer up to you a flash giveaway for three pieces of Good Cook awesomeness!  And they also happen to be things I’d love to have.  



These three awesome pieces of kitchen equipment are the:


I have the Nylon square turner like this only mine is RED!  Super cute and LOVE it.  It’s great for making pancakes or taking a piece of casserole out of a pan.  Works great and I’ve never had any issues with it!

To win this great prize pack please use the form below to enter.  You will only be allowed to win ONE of the Good Cook Flash Giveaways.  Please note that your name and IP address will be checked versus all the other giveaways being done and you will only be awarded one prize.  Will ship to US Residents only.  I am not responsible for the shipment of the prize.  This giveaway is sponsored by Good Cook and all prizes are sent by them.  

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Gluten and Dairy Free Pudding Pie Cups #goodcookkitchenexprt

Recently we got a Bake-A-Bowl pan from Good Cook to try out.  I had so many great ideas to try out.  Unfortunately, I didn’t have all the time to make them all because my kids are sick and weren’t letting me do a lot of baking.

So I decided to do something simple!  All you need is a pie crust(homemade for us), some pudding, some whipped cream, and a cherry!  Maraschino cherries are the best part!  

Here is the simple way to make a gluten and dairy free pudding pie cups.

And then you get this yummy treat to eat!

Bake a Bowl pudding pie cups

Pudding Pie Cups

Doesn’t that look yummy?  Oh it tastes yummy too.  

So here is what you do.  You make a pie crust(recipe below).  You put the pie crust into the bottom of the bake-a-bowl pan and smash it all down with the top piece of the pan.  

This really is a super cute pan!  Love it.  

Anyway.  Fill to the fill line with pie crust.  Smash it down.  Then bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.  

Take it out of the oven and let it cool.  Very important to let it cool.  You don’t want to put your pudding in a hot pie crust!

For the pudding, I used a super easy method.  I found a pudding mix that was dairy and gluten free and used almond milk to make it.  It doesn’t set up quite as well as normal pudding, but it tastes just as good!

Top off with some homemade coconut milk whipped cream and a cherry.  

Oh make sure to eat the cherry first!  Yeap that’s the best part!

Gluten and Dairy Free Pudding Pie Cups
A wonderful pudding pie in a cup!
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  1. 1 cup white rice flour
  2. 3/4 cup tapioca flour
  3. 3/4 cup corn starch
  4. 1 tsp guar gum
  5. 3/4 tsp salt
  6. 1 Tb sugar
  7. 3/4 cup palm shortening
  8. 1 egg
  9. 1 Tb vinegar
  10. 2-3 Tb water
  1. Mix the flours, salt, sugar, and guar gum together.
  2. Cut in the shortening.
  3. Make a well.
  4. Add the slightly beaten egg, vinegar, and water.
  5. Mix in thoroughly.
  6. This will be a slightly wet dough, so no need to add more flour.
  1. If you're using this as a regular pie crust in a pie pan, you'll roll it out now.
  2. But, since we're just putting lumps into the Bake-a-bowl pan, no need to roll it out!
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I received the pan from Good Cook to use in this challenge.  However, all the thoughts and ideas are my own.  These gluten and dairy free pudding pie cups are my creation using the Sweet Creations line from Good Cook.  

Would you like to try a Bake-a-Bowl pan?  Stay tuned for a giveaway coming to this blog soon!  Also make sure to check out the recipes below to see what everyone else is making with their pans!  You can also purchase a pan and save 25% by using code BAKEBOWL.  

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars #goodcookkitchenexprt #glutenfree

Easy chocolate recipe

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Recently as part of the Good Cook program I received a gorgeous new pan to try out!  I’m in love and have several more recipes coming to you soon!

The pan is the Spring Bark Mold.  This pan is unique to me as it is a silicone pan that can also be placed in the oven.  

spring bark mold

My new spring bark mold pan and super cute spatula!

I also got the super cute hop into spring spatula(super cute).  Make sure to check out the entire Sweet Creations spring Cookware Tools and use code SpringFling for 25% off.  

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Adorable designs from the spring bark mold pan.

Now for my recipe!  This is super simple, rich, and delicious!  You really can use any two flavors(or even three!) of chips in this.  Feel free to mix and match.  I was craving some peanut butter and chocolate so that’s what I used.  My husband says next time I need chocolate with a caramel layer though.

These really are super simple to make.  My  two oldest girls helped me with these and could easily have done them on their own!  They’re also a quick something to take with you to a party and the designs are adorable and just make them perfect for Easter or a spring get together.  

good cook spring bark mold

Check out the ladybug lineup

I am in love with the new pan.   It is extremely simple to get your chocolate out of the mold as it is flexible.  I can’t wait to try another recipe that will involve putting it in the oven and seeing how that works.  I do believe you will be seeing this pan quite a bit in the near future!


Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
Quick and simple cure for the Reese's lover!
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  1. 2 packages or 4 cups of dark chocolate chips (separated)
  2. 1 package or 2 cups of peanut butter chips
  1. Take one package or 2 cups of dark chocolate chips and melt on the stove.
  2. Pour this into the spring bark mold.
  3. Use your spatula to evenly spread this in your spring bark mold pan.
  4. Put this in the refrigerator to chill.
  5. Place the package of peanut butter chips in a pan and melt on the stove.
  6. This is then poured onto the chocolate layer.
  7. Spread evenly.
  8. Place back in the refrigerator to chill.
  9. Melt the last package or 2 cups of dark chocolate chips on the stove.
  10. Pour over the other two layers.
  11. Spread evenly.
  12. Chill again.
  13. Remove from the refrigerator and slice into squares.
  1. Keep in the refrigerator when not enjoying as they do melt quickly.
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