Smart Ones Oatmeal

This post was created in partnership with Smart Ones®. All opinions are my own.


Smart Ones® new Oatmeal is making my busy back-to-school mornings a little easier and a lot more delicious. When you’re trying to get the kids up and off to school in the morning, making a wholesome breakfast is just one more thing to think about! That’s why SmartOnes® Oatmeal makes it easy to start each day the smart way.


This oatmeal is so easy to make and it tastes delicious! Not only do I love the many flavors, but my kids do too! Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and it is great to be able to start it out right!

I also want to tell you about the great contest they have going on too! You can enter for chance to win $5,000. Every time you or a friend share about the contest, SmartOnes® will make a donation to Dress for Success (up to $10,000), an organization to help get those in need back on their feet. This is a great cause!

Chocoholic Chocolate Brownie Oatmeal

Special thanks to Pritikin Longevity Center for the recipe!

Chocoholic Chocolate Brownie Oatmeal
  • ½ cup rolled oats cooked with 1.5 cups of water
  • 1 tsp raw, unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup non-fat milk
  • 1 tablespoon walnuts (optional)
  • 1 cup Blueberries (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons Splenda
  1. Cook the oats with 1.5 cups of water until the oats are fluffy and all the water has disappeared (I do this by cooking it for 2 minutes in the microwave, stirring, and cooking it for 2 more minutes.)
  2. Add the cocoa powder and cinnamon to the cooked oats while they are still hot.
  3. Stir until everything is fully combined, and your oats have a deep chocolatey color.
  4. Add the walnuts, and the milk (you can add as much milk as you like – I use about ½ a cup to give the oats a nice creamy consistency)
  5. Add the splenda and stir to combine until the oats have the consistency you like. If you’re using blueberries, add them in now.
  6. Enjoy the chocolatey brownie goodness of the oatmeal.



Sponsored: Cascade Platinum

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Cascade. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

I love my dishwasher.  I swear that baby is another member of my family.  Yes, I hate washing dishes that much.  That is why I was happy to become a Cascade Platinum Ambassador!  Cascade is one of the few dishwasher detergents out there that do exactly what it says it will do.  This is the first of 4 posts I’ll be doing about Cascade and my experience with it.

I usually end up running the dishwasher every day.  However, it tends to be in the morning, so our dinner dishes sit for a pretty long time before they get washed.  There is nothing worse than stuck on oatmeal and ketchup.  Actually, there is something worse — having to wash your dishes before you stick them in the dishwasher.  Defeats the purpose of a dishwasher if you ask me!

Cascade Platinum Pacs achieve a top-tier clean so powerful that they even help keep your dishwasher machine sparkling and deliver a variety of dish care benefits.  First, they power away tough, 24 hour stuck-on food.  Using this eliminates the need to pre-wash dishes.  For a busy mom like myself, this is a huge plus in my book.   I love that it helps maintain the look of new machines and helps prevent additional hard-water build-up (which is super important to us since we just got a new dishwasher a couple of months ago!).  Lastly, it delivers an exceptional dishware shine.

Are your current dishwashing products performing to your standards? Do you notice streaks or films after washing? Do you ever find yourself wasting time by pre-rinsing or double-washing dishes? Or are you already a Cascade fan like myself and don’t have any of these issues?