I have been shopping at Shopko for as long as I remember. My younger sister Kassie used to work there when she was in high school and I remember always putting things on layaway there. They are changing things up and have so many great brands and prices that I decided to get a couple of things for my kitchen from there. See what I got and get one of our favorite morning smoothie recipes.
A few months ago I was making a smoothie in my blender and the entire handle just came off when I was trying to remove it. Smoothie was everywhere and into the garbage can went my beloved blender and breakfast. I haven’t been around to buying a new blender because you know, life gets in the way and the last thing I was thinking of was a blender. Plus, they are kind of pricey if you want a decent one that is able to blend the way it’s supposed to.
Well, finally I am a real grown up again and have a new blender. My husband and I decided to get gym memberships (again) because we are turning the big 4-0 soon. Actually, he will be turning 40 in a couple of weeks. I still have until next year, so we are trying to get our 20ish bodies back (wish us luck). What can help with your fitness goals? Food for one. Good food, healthy food, like smoothies and stuff. So, lo and behold we bought a new blender to make delicious creamy
ice cream shakes, smoothies.
I ended up going with this KitchenAid Diamond 5 Speed Blender because I have a KitchenAid mix master that is still going strong after 18 years. So maybe I’ll have some luck with this blender, unlike my last one that lasted maybe 2 years. I purchased it from Shopko. Yes, Shopko. I sometimes forget about them and whenever I go there I usually always leave with a cart full of things. Shopko has so many new products and looks, if you haven’t been in for a while, I suggest you head over there and check them out again.
I found so many great products for a great price. I always find fun things for my patio and yard. I find the cutest dresses for my girls there and I even found this cute, comfortable long sleeve tee which is from Shopko’s exclusive brand A&I. I love it because being comfortable but still cute is a MUST for me during the day. I am at home most days, I am a stay-at-home mama and I homeschool my three youngest, so a long tee shirt that is soft and that fits well is definitely a must-have. An outfit like this is what you will most likely see me in. I am not a fancy mom by any means, but don’t worry I clean up pretty nice too. For some funny reason I just don’t feel the need to do it everyday while I’m home doing laundry and cleaning dishes and bathrooms. This is just real life for me.
Do you love a good t-shirt? I sure do, so go and get ya a couple of these long sleeve ones for fall from Shopko. They come in a variety of colors and are under $10! Woot woot.
The first thing I decided to make in this awesome new blender of mine was a Peanut Butter Apple Oatmeal Smoothie. Oh man it is good. The blender was so simple to use and whipped up the smoothie in no time. I loved that it was easy to clean because often times they are such a pain.
Just throw the ingredients into the blender and blend it up. I LOVED that it crushed my ice with easy and blended a perfect smoothie in seconds.
The recipe is so simple to make. I always add in a scoop of protein powder and if honey crisp apples are in season I always use them because lets face it, they are the best!
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So far I am really loving my Kitchenaid Blender from Shopko. You can’t beat the price for a great quality appliance. Love it.
- 1 cup apple or 1unsweetened applesauce
- 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk or you can use 2% milk
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons old fashioned oatmeal
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder *optional but it will help thicken
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 cup ice or to desired consistency
- Whipped cream optional topping
- Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth. Top with whipped cream if desired.
Please feel free to head over to Maven and shop these Shopko deals.
Here are some discount codes you just might want to have!
Friends and Family Sale
o Valid 10/29-11/4
– $15 off $75 Kitchen and Dining Purchase with promo code DELICIOUS
o Valid 11/5-11/11
– Extra 15% off Outerwear with promo code STAYWARM
o Valid 11/9-11/12
This post is sponsored by Shopko. All opinions are my own.