Featured in Ocala Style Magazine

We’re home from the beach. Although it’s sad that our mini-vacay is over, we were so happy to see Ms. Olive again. I’m not sure if it was all the days in the sun or the drive home on Sunday morning, but Isaac and I were completely wiped out yesterday afternoon. After a much needed 3 hour nap, Isaac went to his frisbee game and I did some chores around the house. I had high hopes of getting in a workout, going to the grocery store, preparing an awesome dinner and posting about the recipe. Despite all the good intentions, none of that happened… which leaves me with little to blog about. 

But luckily I did find out some exciting news last week that I can share! One of my recipes was featured in the July issue of Ocala Style Magazine, a free monthly publication dedicated to the North Central Florida lifestyle.

Ocala Style - July

I was contacted by the food editor of Ocala Style back in May with a request to use one of my smoothie photos with a recipe. I sent over the materials they needed and went about business as usual, not thinking too much about it.  So when I got an email last week with a link to the digital copy of the July issue and saw that my smoothie picture took up a whole page, I got super pumped and asked the editor if she could send me a printed copy. She was kind enough to do so… and now I have an my possession a magazine with a photo I took and a recipe I created! I’m probably making a bigger deal out of this than necessary, but it’s my first time being printed in a magazine and I’m very, very excited about it. Thanks for obliging me. 🙂

 Blackberry Smoothie

If you’re interested in trying the blackberry smoothie, here’s the recipe that was printed (a variation of the Blackberry Smoothie I posted back in February). 

Blackberry Smoothie


  • 1 cup of fresh blackberries 
  • 1/2 of a frozen banana
  • 1 – (6 oz) container of low fat vanilla yogurt
  • 4 cubes of ice
  • splash of milk or non-dairy milk, if needed
  1. Place blackberries, banana, yogurt and ice cubes in blender and blend until fruit is pureed and ingredients are well combined.
  2. Add a splash of milk (or non-dairy milk beverage) to get the desired thickness. 

I’ll definitely be enjoying this smoothie sometime soon as blackberries are coming into season here in Virginia right now. I actually just picked up a big bowl of them from Isaac’s parents’ house yesterday. Can’t wait to put them to good use. 

For now I’m off to get ready for the day – it’s going to be a busy one. Have a wonderful Monday friends! 

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  1. Congratulations on being featured! 🙂

    By the way I made your combination grain oatmeal for breakfast today and it was lovely. Thank you for sharing your recipe.

  2. Brittany, you are definitely NOT making a bigger deal of this than is necessary. You should be super proud!
    Way to go! 🙂

  3. Yay! That’s fantastic that you got published in a big magazine, definitely something to be proud of & you’ve every right to toot your own horn.

    And I know plenty about good intentions, & then in the end feeling discouraged because none of those “good intentions” ended up coming to fruition. No worries, today is a new day :).

  4. Good for you! It’s an awesome feeling the first time you open a newspaper or a magazine and see your name and your work represented there. (When my first “big” piece was ever published — a review of several Boston-area vegan restaurants in the Boston Globe — my mother had the piece mounted and framed for me. I still have it!)

    Here’s to more page-turning surprises in your future.

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