Black Raspberry Vanilla Smoothie and a Giveaway!

I am SO ready for spring to be here! Here in southeast Idaho we have been teased and teased with cold weather then nice weather, over and over again. Yesterday it was really nice outside. And just when I thought it was getting nicer we have a bleak day like today. At least it’s not snowing though! I’ll take it.

All of this talk of spring coming makes me want a spring and summer treat. That’s why today’s recipe is for a fresh fruit smoothie. Yum! This recipe comes from Food Network and it is delicious. Smoothies are a great way to get your fruit for the day and fill your tummy for breakfast, snack, or dessert.

All you need for this smoothie:

  • 1 pint blackberries
  • 1/2 c. raspberries
  • 1 c. vanilla yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp honey

Blend everything together in your blender till nice and smooth.

Tip: Peel, slice, and freeze fruit before it goes bad and save it for smoothies. Bonus: Your drink will be extra thick.

Now onto today’s giveaway…

This giveaway is now closed.

Thanks to all who entered!

Spring is coming which means time to buy cleaning products for spring cleaning, find a new spring shirt, stock up on Easter candy, etc. Today’s giveaway will help two of you accomplish one of these spring essentials with a

$25 Target gift card

To enter:

1) Become a follower of Cupcake Diaries


2) Leave a comment about what you would buy with your Target gift card if you won.

The winners will be chosen with on St. Patrick’s Day (March 17th).

Feeling lucky? ๐Ÿ™‚


  1. says

    I follow you! And I would probably buy some shoes for my oldest girl. She’s growing out of all her shoes!
    Thanks Allison! I’ll post your giveaway and blog on my FB. ๐Ÿ™‚

    jaimiemildred at gmail dot com

  2. says

    I love target!! I dont know exactly what I would buy, but some new spring clothes would be nice, or some cute decorations for our apartment! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. says

    I am a follower!!!
    I would probably buy cleaning supplies! I am ready to deep spring clean my house! Especially before the weather gets too nice and I just want to spend all my time outside!

  4. says

    I love your blog and your recipes Alli! It’s always nice to be able to switch things up for dinner. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m a target-aholic, me and Averie go there all the time and get a drink and a popcorn to share while we shop. I’d probably get her some new spring pj’s, because hopefully she won’t be needing her fuzzy footies much longer! (Plus she’s growing out of them).

  5. says

    I’m doing a bedroom makeover right now, so I’d probably splurge on some cute frames or lamps or something! Woop woop! And ps- I know this makes me seriously dense, but I haven’t thought of using honey in a smoothie to add sweetness before ๐Ÿ™‚ Love it. AND you!

  6. says

    Fun!! I’m more than a follower, I’m a stalker!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I LOVE Target and make up excuses to go! I would maybe get some cute shelves for my apartment, or put it towards new sheets, or clothes for my baby….the list is endless!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. says

    I follow you! I would get a new shirt for work! I feel like all I have is old stuff and I always feel bad spending money on myself so this would be a perfect excuse! Great thinking ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. says

    I am a follower and big fan ๐Ÿ™‚ OH i love target so much! I would probably either get a swimsuit because Target has the cutest or beach towels or some beach equipment because it is almost beach season here!

  9. says

    I love your blog! I would use it for some spring clothes for me – after giving birth to my daughter my body has changed and none of my clothes fit! And I’d find a way to sneak in a cute spring outfit for my daughter, too!!

  10. says

    Well, since I just bought a bunch of cleaning stuff, I definitely would need some Easter supplies! & particularly my daughter some new church shoes to go with her Easter dress!

  11. says

    I am a follower. You have some DELICIOUS recipes that we have enjoyed on your blog. We LOVE Target. We shop there ALL the time. I would buy Maecie some fun spring clothes and the CUTEST infant girl flip flops. I must get her some!

  12. says

    Already a follower thank goodness i’ll be trying your chicken cordon bleu this weekend. I’m excited ๐Ÿ™‚ Not gonna lie there are a million things i’d love to buy at target. New games, stuff for mady to play with for the first time this spring/summer and so much more! ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. says

    I already follow your blog & I would probably buy formula with it, Formula is actually a few cents cheaper at Target then even Walmart. Thanks for sharing this treat! It looks SO good!

  14. says

    I wrote I follow your blog but forgot to say I’d buy a summer shirt for me, and something for our 3-week-old, maybe a cute outfit for Father’s Day.

  15. says

    I became a follower as Charity:) And I would love to buy some spa items! Don’t get too many and this would be a great gift. Please enter me. I would love to win it!


  16. says

    I am following privately, not publically. Does that count?

    If so, I would spend it on a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse DVD for the kids. They want “The Great Clubhouse Hunt” and I’ve been putting them off since it seems like a lot of money for something we could catch on tv!

  17. says

    I”m a new follower. I’d use it to buy something just for me – like a book or a dvd or a purse. I’d definitely enjoy wandering around and choosing – maybe while sipping a Starbucks (since they are in my local Target)
    wilburnnewsome atyahoodotcom

  18. says

    Most likely I’d buy diapers and wipes … lol … but I’d like to think I might buy a pair of pants and a tshirt instead ๐Ÿ˜€

  19. says

    I am following ~ and I would buy some new makeup that I was eyeballing there the other day.

    bsyb100 at gmail dot com

  20. says

    i would so buy something for me!!!
    HAHAHA I am a mom and so it would really probably go to the girls!! PICK ME ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. says

    I’m a follower ๐Ÿ™‚ I’d buy some diapers and a new springy shirt for myself ๐Ÿ™‚

    Pucker93 at Hotmail dot com

  22. says

    I’m a new follower and I would buy some items for easter! I tend to go over board for all holidays and could always use a little extra ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. says

    I love this recipe and do sienthomg very similar often! I also like to add a little bit of flax for even more protein and heart health.Love the straws too I’m using orange and gray ones now in the spirit of Halloween