Toasting to Six Years of ‘My Baking Heart’!

by Jessica on January 17, 2014

Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Protein Shake from

As I mentioned at the end of 2013, I’m simply amazed that it’s been six years since I began blogging. On January 15th, 2008, I hit the ‘post’ button and entered an amazing world of talented people, exciting events and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. I’ve made lifelong friends, created dishes I’ve fallen in love with (and some I haven’t), worked with respected brands and experienced things I never imagined possible. I feel incredibly blessed that this is what I get to do for fun and I can’t wait to see what the next six years hold!

So today, I’m ‘toasting’ to the past six beautiful years. This protein shake is one I hinted to last week on Instagram. It’s my favorite new way to get a boost in the mornings or in the early evening before a boot camp session. The bonus? It tastes just like dessert. Seriously… who doesn’t like chocolate-covered strawberries?

Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Protein Shake from

Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Protein Shake

Yield: 1 shake



Place strawberries, yogurt, cocoa, espresso and protein powders in a blender and blend until smooth, about 1 minute. Pour smoothie into a pretty glass and serve.

Now, on to the best party of a party… the presents! Because of readers like you, this blog is successful. You’re why I bake and why I write. So, I’m offering one lucky reader an Amazon gift card in the amount of $60 to celebrate these past six years! Just complete the entries listed below in the Rafflecopter widget and you’re all set! Now let’s party!

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Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. The gift card is provided by me simply as a thanks to you!

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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Rebecca January 17, 2014 at 11:37 am

Congrats on this milestone : )


2 Jessica January 17, 2014 at 11:57 am

Thank you, Rebecca! *mwah*


3 itzia January 17, 2014 at 12:16 pm

congrats and thank you.


4 Granny T January 17, 2014 at 12:59 pm

I wish I had know how to follow you when you started!
I love reading your thoughtful, encouraging, down-to-earth posts, and your recipes (complete with stories) make my mouth water! I’m even getting courage to try recipes that I would have left for John to create in the past! Thank you, Sweet Friend!


5 Granny T January 17, 2014 at 1:01 pm

…Change “know” to “known” please!
Too eager to submit…thinking my one finger hit all of the correct letters…


6 Kate Pearson-Halyburton January 17, 2014 at 1:29 pm



7 Jenny January 17, 2014 at 1:54 pm

Happy blogiversary! This smoothie looks amazing. I always forget about adding cocoa powder. Hello, dinner tonight! Mmmm!


8 Sarah January 17, 2014 at 2:57 pm

Mmmmm. I love chocolate covered strawberries and that protein shake looks delicious! Happy Blogiversary!


9 Haley January 18, 2014 at 2:12 pm

Congrats Jessica! 6 years – that’s dedication and passion. Nice job ­čÖé


10 Katrina January 18, 2014 at 11:59 pm

Congrats on 6 years! My 6 years is coming up in a few weeks. Can’t believe it has been that long. Delicious looking shake!


11 Cher January 19, 2014 at 1:52 pm

Congratulations on six years!


12 Sherrie Keylon January 20, 2014 at 11:10 am

Congratulations, Jessica! I am so proud of you and your accomplishments! Love to you and your family! – Sherrie


13 Codi Mister January 20, 2014 at 11:24 am

So proud of you, Jess!!!! You rock! Love you!


14 Patti Osbourn January 20, 2014 at 12:02 pm

Jessica, congratulations! I love your recipes and enjoy reading your blog !!


15 USA Kiwi (Kylee) January 20, 2014 at 12:09 pm

Yay!! Happy 6 years!


16 Jen January 20, 2014 at 4:32 pm

Congrats on 6 years ­čÖé This recipe looks delicious – I know what I am making tomorrow.


17 Krystal R {Mrs. Regueiro's Plate} January 21, 2014 at 5:27 pm

Congrats on 6 years of awesome-ness!! What a tasty looking celebration drink! XXOO


18 Stephanie @ Macaroni and Cheesecake January 29, 2014 at 11:25 am

Happy Blogiversary!! This protein shake looks like the perfect way to start your day!


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