Salted Cafe Mocha Milkshake with Yoplait Cafe Mocha Greek Yogurt

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Do you like coffee? I have to be honest and say that I never really liked coffee. I tried it several times. I kept adding more and more milk to it trying to like it. Never worked.Then a popular coffee chain came along and introduced me to frozen coffee drinks. Now I am a coffee fan but ONLY if it is cold. I have never been a fan of hot drinks in general.  My all time favorite cold coffee drink is the Salted Caramel Mocha Frappuccino. I could drink those every single day. However, that would get quite expensive.  Plus a little inconvenient to have to go and get it.

I created this Salted Cafe Mocha milkshake at home one day and it is really good. The best part is that it is super easy too!  I couldn’t resist sharing my recipe with you guys so you can try it too!  The cafe mocha yogurt gives it a really great flavor and smooth consistency.

The star of this show is the Yoplait Cafe Mocha Greek Yogurt.  Have you tried it yet? It is new but I bet your local grocery store has it. My son actually eats it plain before school in the mornings.

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They have lots of great flavors that you can find here.  I am anxious to try several of them.

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Ok, on to this delicious recipe!

Salted Cafe Mocha Milkshake
 
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 cup low fat vanilla ice cream (or more to desired thickness)
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 container of Yoplait Cafe Mocha Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tsp. instant coffee
  • 1 Tbsp. chocolate syrup

  • Garnish With:
  • whipped cream
  • Sprinkle with turbinado sugar and coarse sea salt
Instructions
  1. Add all of the ingredients into a blender. Then blend to your desired thickness.
  2. *If you want it thicker, add more ice cream. You can also add a tablespoon or two of flavored syrups, if desired.

You could turn this milkshake into a frappuccino by replacing the ice cream with ice cubes instead.  Blend until smooth. You can use a different flavored syrup in place of the chocolate as well. The possibilities are nearly endless.  I hope you emjoy this one. It’s a keeper!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Yoplait, however all opinions expressed and recipe are my own. 

Cheesy Chicken Taquitos

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You know how you have those favorite family meals?  The ones where everyone in your family likes it so it becomes a regular in your home.  That is the case with these Cheesy Chicken Taquitos in our house. It can be really hard sometimes to find something that all five of us like, but there’s not one complaint when these are on the table.  They really are so good! I have to admit that I am a huge fan of mexican inspired food so I always love when I find a new recipe to add to our family cook book.

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Is your mouth watering yet?  Mine sure is!

Cheesy Chicken Taquitos
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 4 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 can rotel, run through food processor
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp. green onion, chipped finely
  • 2 Tbsp. cilantro, chopped finely
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1 cup Mexican shredded cheese
  • 8-10 small flour tortillas
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425°. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.
  2. Soften the cream cheese for 15-20 seconds in the microwave.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, add cream cheese and rotel. Mix until they are blended well.
  4. Add cumin, shili powder, lime juice, and salt. Mix well.
  5. Add shredded chicken, mexican cheese, green onions, and cilantro. Stir until all is well combined.
  6. Add a line of chicken mixture about an inch from the edge of the tortilla. I use about 2 Tbsp or so of mixture per taquito. Repeat with each one and place on baking sheet making sure they aren't touching one another.
  7. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until they are lightly browned on the edges. Remove from the oven and serve.
  8. Enjoy!
Notes
* I used the medium size tortillas here and got about 7 from this recipe. We like to fill ours up. :) You can get close to 10 when you use the smaller tortillas and don't use as much filling in each one.

 *Recipe adapted from Our Best Bites.

eSalon Review…

I was recently asked to try out the new eSalon hair color and review it.  I have colored my hair for over 10 years thanks to premature graying in my genes.  I am always looking for a color product that isn’t harsh on my hair or turns it some weird color.  You see… I have a BAD history of getting all kinds of crazy colors from hair color.  You just never know how my hair will take it.  Once I find one that I am happy with, I tend to stick with it unless I have a really good reason to change.

What makes eSalon so awesome is that they deliver your custom hair color straight to your door.  No need to head to the drug store or beauty supply to pick it up.  They also custom mix the color for you.  You can tell them exactly what you want and even send them a picture so they know where you are starting from.  It is totally personalized and made just for you.   This was the box of goodies that I received.  I ordered several additional items so I received a larger box.

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If you just order the hair color, your box will look like this…

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As you can see, it comes with personalized instructions.  I think that is pretty cool. Just adds to the whole experience.
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As you can see below, I asked for a light ash brown color.  My hair tends to pull the reddish tones so I always go to an ash undertone.  It keeps my color from turning brassy as it fades.

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Inside your kit you will get the following items:

  • Hair Color
  • Developer
  • Color Safe Shampoo
  • Color Safe Conditioner
  • An Applicator Brush
  • Stain Guard
  • Non-Latex Gloves

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The stain guard is really awesome to have.  I always put vaseline around my hairline and on my ears to help prevent staining.  However, it never fails that I somehow get a swipe of color across my cheek or somewhere that I didn’t prep.  Stain guard is a little towelette that you just wipe all over to remove color.  You can also rub it along your hairline and ears before coloring to help prevent any staining.  Very nice product.

The shampoo and conditioner worked really well to keep my hair clean, but not dried out at all.  I liked them, but haven’t decided if I will order these again or just continue to use my previous products.

As for the hair color process.  I found it pretty easy to use.  They recommend that you part your hair into four sections.  Then you use the brush to color all of your root areas well.  It was definitely a little harder to get the back sections but it was ok.  The hair color did really well.  I did note that my gray hairs started showing back up faster with this hair color but that might have been because I didn’t apply it very well.  It was my first time using a brush to apply my color so I haven’t quite mastered that yet. It did leave my hair shiny and very soft.  Many boxed colors leave my hair feeling very dry and starved for moisture.  I didn’t feel this way at all with this color. Would I recommend it?  Absolutely. The whole personalized experience is really unique and cool.

Here is my color.  This is about two weeks after I colored it so it had lightened up just a tad but not much.  I really like the color.

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I do have to say that I was even more excited about the extra products that I purchased than I was the hair color.  I found some definite new favorites!

Here are three of the extras that I ordered. They were a larger bottle of the Color Safe Conditioner, the Perfect Ending Leave In Conditioner and the Shining Armor Renewing Treatment Oil.

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Let me start off by saying that I LOVE LOVE that Perfect Ending Leave In Conditioner.  It smells soooo good.  I have so many people tell me how great my hair smells.  I love how soft it leaves my hair too!  I will definitely be buying this stuff again when it runs out.

I also liked the Shining Armor Renewing Treatment Oil a lot.  It really helped to make my hair shine without that greasy film on it.  You do have to be careful not to apply too much or you will look a bit oily!  This stuff does a great job at making the dried ends of my hair look healthy and smooth.  I really liked this one a lot too.

The last extra that I bought was the Color Kiss Color Touch Up Cream.  Oh my gosh do I LOVE this stuff.  Seriously.  It is awesome!  It looks like a little tube of mascara but it is filled with a temporary hair color.  When my roots start growing out, I just apply a little of this on them and they look freshly colored and beautiful like the rest of my hair.  It just washes out with my next shampoo. This easily extends my need to color my hair by about 2-3 weeks.  LOVE it!!  I will most definitely be ordering more of this when it runs out.  I can’t recommend it enough.  I obviously got mine in the coordinating shade to my hair color.

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One of the real cool features about eSalon.com is that you can keep your credit card on file and if use the same color each time, they will automatically send you your hair color every 8 weeks or whatever you specify.  How cool is that?

Right now you can go to their web site and try it at 50% off!  So you can get your own custom mixed hair color for just $10.  It is definitely worth it to give it a try!

Disclosure: I was given this product from BzzAgent and eSalon to try out free.  However, all opinions expressed here are my own.