Blendtec Giveaway!

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on August 12, 2011

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Nothing like a Blendtec giveaway and 3 new smoothie recipes to kick off the weekend, right?

Happy Friday indeed!

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Blendtec sent me a refurbished Blendtec Total Blender to review on the blog. I’m going to have a fun little giveaway to get your own engines revving and give this beast away to one lucky reader.

And boy, is this thing a beast!

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As you may know, I purchased a Vitamix last year and I’m in love with it. I wasn’t sure what to expect with the Blendtec. My standards are pretty high when it comes to blenders, so I’m a tough cookie smoothie!

This is a refurbished machine, which means that it was slightly used but it was inspected and processed in the Blendtec factory to restore it to ‘like new’ condition. Honestly, you’d never be able to tell that this machine wasn’t brand spanking new! It is in mint condition. You can also save quite a bit of money if you purchase their refurbished models.

Plus, you get to be all eco-friendly by recycling…what’s not to love?

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Here are some specs:

  • You can make smoothies, fresh juice, ice cream, milkshakes, cappuccinos, margaritas, soups, sauces, bread dough, dressings, salsas and more
  • The Total Blender comes with an exclusive Smart-Touch Technology which means when a cycle button is pushed, the Total Blender automatically speeds up and slows down, then shuts off when the cycle is complete.
  • It turns ice to snow and actually comes with an Ice-Crushing Guarantee and has1560 Watts of blending power
  • Blender includes: 32 oz. BPA free wet + dry container, Total Blender Motor Base, FourSide Pitcher, Vented Pitcher Lid, Recipe Book, Owner’s Manual, instructional CD
  • It has 6 pre-programmed blend cycles (below) that are designed to produce optimum results for a range of blending tasks such as soups and sauces or whole juice. The instruction manual tells you how long each cycle goes for and it’s also displayed on the screen when blending.
  • The pitcher is a wet and dry which means you don’t have to purchase another container like you do with the Vitamix.

 

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After reading up on this bad boy, I threw a blending party and Eric and I got to be the lucky taste-testers!

Of course, the ultimate test for any blender is a Green Monster smoothie made with KALE! If you’ve ever made a smoothie with kale and it was chunky, I feel your pain. I suffered through that for a couple years before I finally bought my Vitamix beast.

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After putting in my Green Monster ingredients, I hit the ‘smoothie’ button. I quickly realized that the smoothie setting (30 seconds) was probably not intended for Green Monsters because the greens didn’t pulverize enough after 30 seconds. I ended up blending for 3 smoothie cycles (1.5 minutes) instead of one.

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After 1.5 minutes, it blended well and the kale was virtually smooth, but perhaps not as smooth as the Vitamix. It was a really close call, but I found the Blendtec was a tiny bit more coarse in texture as compared to my GM’s made with the Vitamix.

But again, it was so close, it’s almost a non-issue. And I’m sure many people don’t blend kale like my crazy self!

edited to add: Some of you told me to use the LIQUIFY setting for kale as it works much better! Good to know. :)

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Up next, I made a few fruit smoothies and I was very pleased with the outcome. Open-mouthed smile

Strawberry Cherry Basil                         Mango Coconut Cream                           Banana Data Cinnamon

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These smoothies turned out I-N-C-R-E-D-I-B-L-E.

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I tried another ultimate test for this beast- grinding flax. I’ve used a few blenders in the past that didn’t grind flax well, so I was anxious to test it out with the Blendtec.

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Let’s just say it was PULVERIZED! Amazing job!!!

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All in all, I think the Blendtec Total Blender is a great machine.

Here are some specifics that I love about it:

  • Shorter height (15”) compared to Vitamix (20.5”) which means that it will fit under any counter top
  • Easy to remove lid (I find the Vitamix lid is hard to put on and off)
  • BPA free container
  • Digital display (while not necessary, it is sleek and fun)
  • No need for a Tamper stick like you need with the Vitamix. (The Tamper stick is included with a Vitamix to help push down and process ingredients. No need for this with the Blendtec)
  • Contemporary & sleek design! Looks great on the counter.
  • Wet + dry container all in one

 

 

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Now how about some of those smoothie recipes to kick off the weekend?

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Mango Coconut Cream Smoothie

  • 1.25 cups coconut water
  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1/2 frozen banana (or 1/4 cup coconut ice cream)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds or ground flax (optional)

 

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Strawberry Cherry Basil Smoothie

(My fav new smoothie!)

  • 1/4 cup (or a bit less) loosely packed basil (trust me it WORKS!)
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 3/4 cup pitted and frozen cherries
  • 1/2 cup hulled and frozen strawberries
  • Chia seeds or flax (optional)

 

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Banana Date Cinnamon Smoothie

  • 1 frozen banana (peel before freezing)
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 pitted medjool date
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2-3 ice cubes, as needed

 

(That one is for Kristi!)

By the way, what the heck is this? Nooooooooooo!!!!

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To enter the giveaway:

Leave one comment below and you are entered! I’ll be drawing the random winner on Tuesday of next week.

Goodluck to all! Big thanks to Blendtec for this amazing opportunity!

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Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance August 12, 2011 at 8:49 am

Mama could use a new blender ;)

AJ August 12, 2011 at 8:49 am

Recently found the site, and I _LOVE_ all of your recipes!
Keep up the great work!!

Lesley August 12, 2011 at 8:49 am

I need a good blender!!! The one I have now can’t even blend chickpeas into hummus!!

Jamie August 12, 2011 at 8:50 am

I would love a Blendtec…thanks for this opportunity to win this awesome blender!!!!!!! :)

Caroline @ chocolate & carrots August 12, 2011 at 8:51 am

I’ve always wanted a good blender. I currently sport a $9 Target blender. I need an upgrade that can actually crush ice. I would LOVE a blendtec. Thank you for the giveaway! :-)

Diana August 12, 2011 at 8:51 am

Wow, I wouldn’t mind having one of these, that’s for sure! :)

amanda August 12, 2011 at 8:51 am

this would be incredible! my blender is probably pushing 13 yrs old, it works ok, but this would be MUCH better! thanks for the giveaway!

Amanda August 12, 2011 at 8:51 am

Damn that’s a nice blender. I have a tiny food processer that came with my stick blender…but for anything bigger than an onion, it doesn’t cut it :(

GlendaM August 12, 2011 at 8:51 am

Wow! Great smoothie recipes and a blender give-away!

Could definitely use a high speed blender. And look forward to trying out the new recipes on the weekend. I think I might try to Mango Coconut Cream one this afternoon.

Meghan August 12, 2011 at 8:51 am

When I first started reading your blog I was very skeptical of the Green Monster. I am proud to say I am now addicted and enjoy coming up with new combinations all the time:) This blender would be amazing to support my new addiction. Thanks for sharing!

Thin Lizzy August 12, 2011 at 8:52 am

I could sure use a good blender! I’m using a Magic Bullet and it just doesn’t cut the mustard.

Miranda August 12, 2011 at 8:52 am

Oooh awesome giveaway!! I don’t actually own a blender; I’ve been thinking of asking for one for Christmas!

Renata August 12, 2011 at 8:52 am

Yay! I currently use an old Oster, it would be so nice to have something withe POWER! :)

janet @ the taste space August 12, 2011 at 8:52 am

I just got a Vitamix and was so surprised at how better even my smoothies tasted! I am curious though, do you core apples where you throw them in there? What about oranges? Peel, pits and all?

Katherine August 12, 2011 at 8:53 am

Oh, I would love this blender! My fiance and I have started drinking smoothies for breakfast every morning. A couple of times a week I will add spinach, and each time he tells me the texture is weird. I need a high speed blender to pulverize those little spinach bits!

Ruthiey August 12, 2011 at 8:53 am

I would love to get this blender! My mother always worries about me breaking our other one with all the ice I blend for my green monsters and iced coffees. :)

Ana August 12, 2011 at 8:53 am

A new blender would be AMAZING!!! Chunky chard smoothies just arent great. I am a minor so the choice of blender buying is unfortunately not mine. It would be a dream come true!

Kellie Band August 12, 2011 at 8:53 am

I have tried a couple of blenders in the past and always burnt out the motor. I’m in Arizona and those smoothies look so refreshing, especially during the summer.

Anna August 12, 2011 at 8:54 am

Oh my gosh I would die to have an industrial-strength blender!!!! Awesome giveaway, the winner of this one is a lucky girl!

Jennifer August 12, 2011 at 8:54 am

I try to indoctrinate everyone I know into the cult of the Green Monster. Would love this blender!

Lisa @ Fit in the Midwest August 12, 2011 at 8:54 am

I had never heard of Blendtec until your post. It sounds really nice and a lot more powerful than my current blender!

Amy August 12, 2011 at 8:55 am

Oh I am in love!

Lauren August 12, 2011 at 8:55 am

Yum! I’ve yet to try basil in a smoothie, but I trust you… maybe I will? :)

Jesse Jo August 12, 2011 at 8:55 am

I have a million food allergies, and it’s really hard to find delicious treats that I can eat! Smoothies are GREAT, though. I put tons of foods I can tolerate in at once and voila! My blender right now is not up for the task, though, so this would be wonderful!

Skye August 12, 2011 at 8:55 am

Ever since finding your site I have wanted something like this to ‘play’ with in the kitchen~so much fun to have with new kitchen toys!

Kate Andrews August 12, 2011 at 8:55 am

love the greenmonsters, your blog and all things blended!!!!!! thank you for putting this out there for us!

Rita August 12, 2011 at 8:55 am

I have 18 year old boys who are smoothie monsters and my current blender has a difficult time with frozen bananas, let alone ice!!! Would love them to have the opportunity to juice also. Gotta encourage healthy eating, especially in kids.

Courtney August 12, 2011 at 8:56 am

Oh, I need a new blender so bad! My green monsters have been a little too chunky lately. Can’t wait to try the cherry-basil smoothie!

Christina Keenan August 12, 2011 at 8:56 am

My blender has no lid! I definately need a new one!!! :)

Kathi August 12, 2011 at 8:56 am

I would loveto get this blender it would not be for me but a dear dear friend who was diagnosised with cervical cancer. i thought this would brighten her spirits and get her to finally start making some green smoothies. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway

Erin August 12, 2011 at 8:56 am

How fun! I don’t make smoothies anymore b/c I still have the $10 blender from Target that moans… thanks for such a great contest and awesome recipes Angela!

Beaty Nelsestuen August 12, 2011 at 8:56 am

I would LOVE this blender. We make a ton of smoothies and my daughters would enjoy this too! I always enjoy your blog!

Brandi August 12, 2011 at 8:56 am

My blender just broke this week! It sprays smoothie everywhere when I use it, so I need a new one anyway!

Natercia August 12, 2011 at 8:56 am

I need a good blender. Please pick me.

Jennifer August 12, 2011 at 8:56 am

Oh, a new blender would be wonderful. My current blender doesn’t blend ice well and I have to crunch my smoothies. Not cool!

Olivia August 12, 2011 at 8:57 am

I NEED a new blender as I broke mine recently!! Fingers crossed!

Amanda M August 12, 2011 at 8:57 am

What a great giveaway! Your smoothie recipes sound delicious. I would love to own a Blendtec!

Kelley August 12, 2011 at 8:57 am

I can’t make enough smoothies lately!! They get my day off to a great start!

Caitlin August 12, 2011 at 8:57 am

blendtec for caitlin, please ;)

Connie August 12, 2011 at 8:57 am

This sounds awesome! I lack a Vitamix and any other type of high speed blender so I’ve been mainly looking towards my little dinky old food processor for blending purposes.. Heh. This sounds perfect.

Nicole August 12, 2011 at 8:57 am

I’m a college student going through a binge eating cycle similar to the one you’ve recovered from. You’ve served as an amazing inspiration to me the past year and I’ve been making tons of your recipes- the weekend glow kale salad is a favorite of mine, as well as the butternut squash “mac and cheese”- AND of course I LOVE voo and green monsters! Man, I could just list my favorite recipes forever! Anyways, I’ve been dying to get a great blender so that I can keep up with all your deliciously healthy smoothie recipes.
Thanks for everything-

Carolyn August 12, 2011 at 8:57 am

I love how the greens in the first picture in this blog makes it look as though the smoothie ingredients have “a great big, bushy beard”! I don’t know if you have seen ‘Hot Fuzz’, but, if you haven’t, you should!
(Also, I totally blend kale! My morning breakfast drink is coconut milk, green algae, chlorella, maca powder, Olivia’s mixed greens, kale, and water. =) )

Kim K August 12, 2011 at 8:57 am

Drooling at the blender and the thought of all the healthy yummy things I could whip up. As a self proclaimed blender killer I really need something that can take a licking and keep on ticking.

Elise August 12, 2011 at 8:57 am

Blender Envy. I need something to replace my like $15 Black Decker one.

Susan Hooks August 12, 2011 at 8:58 am

I’ve just started to make green monsters, and my cheap old blender isn’t cutting it! Also a girl living in Austin needs some frozen drinks if you know what I mean. :)

Dani @ Body By Nature August 12, 2011 at 8:58 am

I’m not entering because I have a Blendtec, just wanted to say that it is THE BEST blender!!

Emily August 12, 2011 at 8:58 am

I’ve never commented (I don’t think), but it’s sad when all along I’ve wanted to tell you how very much I appreciate and love all the good you share and offer us with this blog. I’ve referred many to this site and we all just love you, Angela. I’ve always wanted a BlendTec. Maybe this will be my chance!

Audrey August 12, 2011 at 8:58 am

I really need a new blender so this would be perfect!

Those smoothies look terrific. I’m eager to try the cherry-basil one. Sounds interesting!

Kimberly August 12, 2011 at 8:58 am

I love it! I need a new blender! It’s a must-have in order to “hide” veggies for my two year old!!!! <3

Therese August 12, 2011 at 8:58 am

I think my blender is dying on me and it makes me sad! Whenever I make smoothies it leaks out the bottom! Nooooo!!!!!

Debbie Mettler August 12, 2011 at 8:58 am

Would love a new blender so that I can make all these wonderful recepies :)

Sandy August 12, 2011 at 8:59 am

It did a great job grinding the flax. With my blender if I try to grind seeds to sugar it ends up getting stuck to the corners and I have to use a knife to pry it loose and grind again. repeat repeat repeat. Ugh annoying.

[email protected] August 12, 2011 at 8:59 am

All those smoothies sound great! Always looking for new ideas

Heidi Oran August 12, 2011 at 8:59 am

Amazing giveaway & delicious recipes!

Runblondie26 August 12, 2011 at 8:59 am

I’d love a new blender.

carrie August 12, 2011 at 8:59 am

I would love to win this wonderful machine.. I have only been dreaming of owning one!! Thank you for a great and generous giveaway!

Holly August 12, 2011 at 8:59 am

I sure could use a new blender, mine was dropped not too long ago and hasn’t worked the same since. I also need to try one or three of these smoothie recipes, they sound great ;)

Jen @ The RA Vegan August 12, 2011 at 8:59 am

So funny because just this morning I was making my green smoothie and thinking how I wished I could blend the kale completely smooth!! I would love a blendtec! I’ve been doing a 14 day green smoothie challenge. While I have loved it, when I go back to work in a few weeks I don’t think I’ll be able to do it daily because it takes my old blender close to 20 minutes to make a green smoothie blended enough that I’ll drink it.

Jeanna August 12, 2011 at 8:59 am

I love smoothies!

Diane August 12, 2011 at 8:59 am

I broke my old blender and am looking for a new one ^^

Hillary August 12, 2011 at 8:59 am

These smoothies look so good! I’m very intrigued by the Strawberry Cherry Basil mixture :)

Carolyn August 12, 2011 at 8:59 am

I would just love a blender as I don’t have one! Been lusting over a Vitamix…but never could afford it. I need to try the Green Monster!

Rachel M August 12, 2011 at 8:59 am

That is pretty awesome! Would love a high powered blender!

sarah August 12, 2011 at 9:00 am

I’ve been saving for a vitamin or blentec for the last few months. Can’t wait to get rid of the 4 appliances it will replace.

Vicky August 12, 2011 at 9:00 am

I read the title and thought, “oh my god,” and pretty much that was just repeating over and over through my head until i got to the bottom. You are so awesome. I have a blender, but as every smoothie lover knows, it can always get smoothier. :P

Michelle August 12, 2011 at 9:00 am

I would love one of these! My blender is awful for green monsters!!

Yin August 12, 2011 at 9:00 am

I would love to win this — need something to make smoothies with :D

Amy Lauren August 12, 2011 at 9:00 am

I would love to win! All of those smoothies look awesome, and I love how this blender will fit under the cabinet because my current one definitely won’t!

Amy Lauren
proudpatriot2007(at)yahoo(dot)com

Heather August 12, 2011 at 9:00 am

I would love a new blender! Sadly my last one kicked the bucket and I never replaced it.

Rachelle August 12, 2011 at 9:00 am

mmmmmm those smoothies look delish! but Kale?! you crazy!

ujin August 12, 2011 at 9:00 am

I would love a blender. I can finally try a GM smoothie!

Vanessa N August 12, 2011 at 9:00 am

I have got to try that strawberry cherry basil smoothie! I love herbs in my drinks. I have done some research on Blendtech v. Vitamix and I think I would go for the Blendtech b/c saving space is so important in my teeny tiny kitchen. For now, I’m still rocking my Oster because I can’t bare spending hundreds on a blender… I’d rather save those hundreds for a bigger kitchen!

Danielle F August 12, 2011 at 9:01 am

definitely making that mango smoothie today!! looks so yummy!

Abbie August 12, 2011 at 9:01 am

Oh my goodness, I have seen Blentec demo’s at Costco and the demonstrations are incredible. What an awesome giveaway! The smoothies look delicious also. The mango one is such a pretty color!

Roberta August 12, 2011 at 9:01 am

It would nice to have a chunky free smoothie morning.

Noelle August 12, 2011 at 9:01 am

Wow, what a wonderful opportunity! The recipes look and sound amazing. I think I will try the strawberry basil for lunch! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Katie August 12, 2011 at 9:01 am

I’ve had my eye on the vitamix for a while but don’t want to cough up the moola for it right now. Would love to give this one a go!

Thanks for sharing

Elizabeth August 12, 2011 at 9:01 am

Oh my! I’d love a shot at that blender!

Brittani August 12, 2011 at 9:01 am

I want a Blendtec so bad! I am really trying to eat clean and would love to start making my own nut butters and a Blendtec would be perfect!

Sophie August 12, 2011 at 9:01 am

yes, please!

Sarah August 12, 2011 at 9:01 am

Yay! but I never win anything.

lisa mathieu-wages August 12, 2011 at 9:01 am

i love your blog!!! i can’t tell you how much i appreciate all of the recipies!!! :)

Joy J August 12, 2011 at 9:01 am

This blender looks awesome! Right now my blender is a little old and all my smoothies are actually “chunkies”.

Lauren DeCorte August 12, 2011 at 9:01 am

These smoothies are making me hungry! I love your pictures and recipes, thanks for the great giveaway opportunity! :)

Mylène Ouellet August 12, 2011 at 9:01 am

Considering that my current blender was a wedding present for my parents over 40 years ago and occasionally gives off a whiff of smoke when used to larger pieces of frozen fruit, I think getting a crack at this thing would be just dandy. :-)

Melanie Laperriere Kilian August 12, 2011 at 9:01 am

Pick me!! I NEED a new blender. If i don’t win this one i have decided to sell one of my kids so i can get a vitamix ;)

Monica August 12, 2011 at 9:01 am

I would love a new blender.

Kim August 12, 2011 at 9:01 am

Oh My Goodness – I love these machines. I’ve been drooling over one for some time now…what a great opportunity!!!

Steph August 12, 2011 at 9:01 am

I definitely need this blender – making green monsters in the single serve blender just doesn’t cut it.

Charlie August 12, 2011 at 9:01 am

That Strawberry Cherry Basil Smoothie is definitely something I want to try! I also love mint in my smoothies :).

Doreen G. August 12, 2011 at 9:01 am

Thanks for the opportunity to win! A blender like this has been on my wish list for a few years now! The Banana Date Cinnamon smoothie recipe will be given a whirl real soon in my everyday ordinary blender, win or lose…yum!

Melody August 12, 2011 at 9:02 am

I have been eyeing the Vitamix but with the hefty price tag (and going back to school full-time in the next 2 weeks) it’s low on my list of “needs” vs. “wants”. I have a friend who recently bought the Blendtec and loves it, so I’ve been looking at that as well, trying to compare the two. The Blendtec looks like a great machine!

haley August 12, 2011 at 9:02 am

I have tried to make smoothies with my immersion blender, but it doesn’t work as well. I do want to try the mango coconut one; looks like being at the beach!

Liana August 12, 2011 at 9:02 am

You know you have a good blender when it stands up to kale!

Thanks for the great smoothie recipes, perfect light summer breakfast on the run.

Mara Matic August 12, 2011 at 9:02 am

Currently blender can’t do margaritas well nor the kale smoothies. Chunky kale no more would be Bledntec-eriffic for myself and the family!!!!

Becky August 12, 2011 at 9:02 am

Looks like a great blender, and the cherry basil smoothie sounds yummy!

Natalie August 12, 2011 at 9:02 am

I don’t have a blender but would love to try Green Monsters! This would be perfect; thanks for the chance to win!

Maryz August 12, 2011 at 9:02 am

OMG! I need a new blender so bad! My husband dropped ours on the floor and we are stumbling along with it! This is awesome! I need to try Kale in my smoothies!

Linda August 12, 2011 at 9:02 am

Look like a great alternative to a Vitamix, thanks for the giveaway!

tiffany August 12, 2011 at 9:05 am

I just found your blog about two months ago and have finally caught up with every post from the begining (yes I am weird, I must know your whole story instead of just jumping in) but I love this blog and have tried many recipes along the way and now I couldn’t resist trying for a Blendtec!!!

Diana August 12, 2011 at 9:02 am

New Blenders are the best!

Ashley August 12, 2011 at 9:02 am

I don’t have a blender!! It would be great to have one to beat this summer heat in Washington, DC!!!

Julie August 12, 2011 at 9:02 am

Mmmm, yummy smoothies. I could really use a new blender and this looks like a great one.

Laura August 12, 2011 at 9:02 am

A new blender would be absolutely perfect! A few days ago mine smelled funny and the rubber around the blade tore out of the bottom. It’s okay though, it’s from the 70s…lol Love your recipes!!! I’m working on my own green monster…it’s trial and error…:P

Carrie August 12, 2011 at 9:02 am

Thanks for all your great posts! I’ve been passing along all your insights to my friends and they always call to share the results of the recipes they makes from your site. It has been a great way for me to share more about my eating choices without being overbearing. I would also love a blender that could actually blend things completely! What a great idea for a giveaway!

Melissa Crouse August 12, 2011 at 9:02 am

I would love this Blendtec for my very own! I’ve started to make smoothies constantly (newly pregnant and the only thing that sounds good)! My KitchenAid just isn’t cuttin’ it (literally). Thanks for sharing the yummy recipes too!

Melissa August 12, 2011 at 9:02 am

Oh WOW! I would LOVE this. I’ve been using a blender from the 80s so I am SO READY for something … good.

Miriam August 12, 2011 at 9:02 am

I am currently making my green monsters in a teeny tiny food processor. I need a blender! I think that one would do juuuuuust fine :).

Crystal Telfer August 12, 2011 at 9:02 am

AHHHHHHHHH! It’s my soul mate!

Wren August 12, 2011 at 9:02 am

Would love to try those recipes in that blender!!

Sara August 12, 2011 at 9:02 am

Would love a great blender! I’ve been reading up on this method of eating, and this would be a great way to diversify my meals :)

Kris | iheartwellness.com August 12, 2011 at 9:02 am

What a GORGEOUS piece of machinery :) Isn’t it brilliant when we love the kitchen so much….. appliances turn our cranks just like men in a firefighters uniform :|

I would be honored to have this Blentec in my kitchen!!! What a fantastic Giveaway!!

Happy Friday!
xxoo

Kelly August 12, 2011 at 9:02 am

Would love this, my blender stopped midway during a smoothie make because it couldn’t handle all of my frozen strawberries, so I think I need an upgrade.

Courtney August 12, 2011 at 9:02 am

Looks great! I have been thinking about gettin ga new blender but don’t want to spend the $$!! This would come in handy

Andrea M August 12, 2011 at 9:03 am

Oh. My. Word…i have been waiting for this. I use my blender daily – sometimes twice daily. I am waiting for my ordinary blender to die – fruits, veggies & ice are not for the average bear…i would love to try a blendtec!! :)

Allison Guidry August 12, 2011 at 9:03 am

Love all your recipes, waiting patiently for your cookbook (:
Consider this my entry! This machine looks superior to my little red blender from target.

Jen August 12, 2011 at 9:03 am

I NEED to find frozen cherries again so I can make these amazing smoothies! Superstore here doesn’t have them for some reason.

Jane Kerrigan August 12, 2011 at 9:03 am

I would love to win this giveaway….I have to blend everything by a hand blender :-)

Ruby August 12, 2011 at 9:03 am

Oh, I don’t even have a blender so this would be great! I hope I win I have wanted to try a green monster for a while!

Ali Rivers August 12, 2011 at 9:03 am

YES… smoothie time!! I drink a smoothie almost every morning – nothing puts me in a better mood or kick starts my day quite like a giant glass of blended berries, juice and ice enjoyed on my back balcony. Smooth(ie) sailing!

Nellie August 12, 2011 at 9:03 am

I’m so glad you did this review! I’ve been looking at both brands, but it’s good to know that the Blendtec really does measure up!!

Brandi K August 12, 2011 at 9:03 am

My blender died last week and haven’t gotten around to replacing it. This would be perfect!

Jennifer August 12, 2011 at 9:03 am

Those smoothies look delicious!
The weather has certainly been feeling more fall-like for sure! (But honestly I love Fall so I’m good with that)
I have a blender that appears to be basically out of the stone age, so I would love to try out the Blendtec!

Megan (Running Foodie) August 12, 2011 at 9:03 am

What a great giveaway! I need a new blender BADLY!

Shirah August 12, 2011 at 9:03 am

This blendtech looks amazing! I’ve been pining over a vitamix for years but can’t afford to make the purchase : ( This machine seems like it’ll meet all of my desires. delicious. wish i had a smoothie right now

Steph August 12, 2011 at 9:03 am

OMG!! I would die to win this!! I’ve been desperately wanting a Blendtech or Vitamix but couldn’t afford either and had to buy a magic bullet!!

rachel August 12, 2011 at 9:03 am

yummy recipes! that blendtec looks pretty sweet ;D

Jillian August 12, 2011 at 9:04 am

I have recently become OBSESSED with making green monsters and nut butter however my Magic Bullet just doesn’t cut it for certain things…I would love a heavy duty blender! This Blendtec is so dreamy *sigh*

Lanie August 12, 2011 at 9:04 am

I will have to try the mango coconut cream smoothie! It sounds so tasty! I would also love to have a high quality blender!

Katie August 12, 2011 at 9:04 am

I have been dying to try a real green monster ever since I started reading your blog! I don’t have a blender at home – this would be perfect!

Marie-Pier August 12, 2011 at 9:04 am

This blender looks amazing! Thanks for the giveaway :)

Jaclyn August 12, 2011 at 9:04 am

Loving your blog!!! Really hoping to win this blender as I’m in desperate need of some power. Keep up the awesomeness :)

TanyaS August 12, 2011 at 9:04 am

I am going out to buy cherries this morning, I’ve finally been able to keep a basil plant alive this year and that smoothie looks like the perfect use for some leaves.

Melanie August 12, 2011 at 9:04 am

Ooh! Blender! I just moved out and could really use a new blender in the kitchen.

Alexandra August 12, 2011 at 9:04 am

Wow, Angela, it appears that you read my mind! Seconds before you announced on facebook that you were doing a Blendtec giveaway I was lamenting to a friend about how I need a food processor so that I can properly make some of your recipes (for example your choc chip cookie dough balls are so delicious but nearly put my blender on its deathbed) etc. And then voila!! A giveaway. Seriously, how kind of you =)

Do you have any more info about where you can buy these gently used Blendtecs? does Vitamix do the same?

Lauren W. August 12, 2011 at 9:04 am

Those smoothies looks amazing!! My old blender bit the dust in my recent move (tears, many tears) so thanks for the review and giveaway *crosses fingers!*

Jackie August 12, 2011 at 9:04 am

Here’s hoping you pick me. I’ve been dreaming of one of these blenders for what seems like forever. I’m so over chunky Green Monsters.

Julia August 12, 2011 at 9:04 am

I would LOVE a blendtec! WOW!

Sarah August 12, 2011 at 9:04 am

I would LOVE LOVE LOVE a new blender!! I’ve had three within the past 4 years and none seem to blend my spinach and kale to perfection! This would be an amazing addition to my kitchen appliances :)

Kate Geyer August 12, 2011 at 9:04 am

Ooooooo green monsters! Always wanted to try! :)

Christine August 12, 2011 at 9:04 am

Those smoothies look awesome!! I’m all out of kale so I’ll have to go with a spinach GM today. :-)

Ellen @ Undercover Runner Eats August 12, 2011 at 9:04 am

I need this blender! Mine is pretty bad. I only got it because it was the best rated cheap one I could find.

Terri August 12, 2011 at 9:04 am

I am so excited about this giveaway! I recently found your blog and really enjoy your recipes. I am new to vegan eating and am trying my hardest to improve my health as well as my husband’s health. This blender would be a huge help to us so we could try a wider variety of recipes! Thanks for the inspiration!

Emi August 12, 2011 at 9:04 am

Blendtec- you complete me! I am already dreamining up the yummy smoothies I could make with this.

Michelle August 12, 2011 at 9:04 am

I love fall! That leaf is making me excited, along with the lovely and much more tolerable weather in southern Ontario right now.

That blender looks great! It takes me forever to blend anything smoothly with what I have now.

Cate August 12, 2011 at 9:04 am

Came across your blog about a week ago and found your story to relative to my struggle with accepting my body. Have been trying a new recipe almost everyday like your green goddess salad dressing, portabello mushroom pizza & snacks that kill a chocolate craving in 80 calories! My FAVORITE has been the green monster smoothies….have made the original one with breakfast the past few mornings. GREAT idea to give me a kick start!

Danielle Scholfield August 12, 2011 at 9:04 am

Hi Angela! Love love love your blog, you are helping me keep my precious babies eating healthy without them even knowing it! We are a huge fan of the healthy strawberry oat squares, we make them with every kind of fruit! cherries are the pick right now… Anywho this is exactly what I could use right now as I have stopped making my green smoothies due to the lack of blender… Have a wonderful weekend!

Krissy @ Shiawase Life August 12, 2011 at 9:05 am

That mango smoothie looks AMAZING! :D Thanks for the opportunity, Angela!

Melissa B. August 12, 2011 at 9:05 am

Excellent reveiw on the Blendtec. Kale is a good test for these things! Can’t wait to try your smoothie recipes!

Tiffany August 12, 2011 at 9:05 am

I recently got rid of my blender and haven’t gotten a replacement yet, so I could really use one! Especially a nice one like this.

Emilie August 12, 2011 at 9:05 am

I’ve been wanting a good blender for a while!
This one looks like an ideal equipment!

Rita August 12, 2011 at 9:05 am

I’ve been eyeing one of these for so long, but they are so expensive. Crossing my fingers :).

Kelsey August 12, 2011 at 9:05 am

Blender motor death = no more Green Monsters for me! I’d love to win this one! :)

Heather (heathers dish) August 12, 2011 at 9:05 am

I’ve heard such good things about both the vitamix and blendtec blenders! I’m always down for something that will pulverize smoothies and margs :)

Lacey August 12, 2011 at 9:05 am

My in-laws recently invested in a Blend-Tec and i definitely broke theirs in for them while they were out of town. I was blown away by how easy it was to make raw nut cheese. I’ve been pining away for a Blendtec for quite some time. Winning would definitely make my year!

Claire August 12, 2011 at 9:05 am

I have replaced my current blender three times now under the warranty because it is poorly made. I would love to have one that is functional and powerful like this one.

Lyanne August 12, 2011 at 9:05 am

I’m totally addicted to smoothies! I’ve been having one everyday for the last few months and I look forward to it each time. So many different flavors to try! Would LOVE to have this blender!

Ali August 12, 2011 at 9:05 am

I would love to have a blender that actually can crush ice! My blender hardly can naw on frozen fruit- I typically have to microwave it to dethaw it a little bit first.

Shari August 12, 2011 at 9:06 am

I would LOVE a Blendtec for making green monsters and other smoothies. Thanks for the giveaway Angela!

Maxine August 12, 2011 at 9:06 am

If I win this blender, my spouse may kick me out of our tiny condo because of lack of space, but it’s all good.

Tiffany Buss August 12, 2011 at 9:06 am

I am loving your blog! I am a new reader and am enjoying your recipes while on my journey to help lose my baby weight (I have 3 children but my youngest is 1 month old!) Can’t wait to try the smoothies this weekend!!

Jill Quanstrom August 12, 2011 at 9:06 am

Banana Date Cinnamon Smoothie?? Yes Please!!

Lauren August 12, 2011 at 9:06 am

Wow, this smoothie sounds great! I’m making the banana date smoothie today after my run!

Nicholle August 12, 2011 at 9:06 am

What an awesome give-a-way! Would sure love it for my birthday this month!
I am in love with green monster smoothies as well as your website. Love, love, love
your recipes and photographs!

dana August 12, 2011 at 9:06 am

i just moved and could use a good blender!

Joanna August 12, 2011 at 9:06 am

These smoothies look amazing, and so does that blender!

Jesse August 12, 2011 at 9:06 am

I have been pining for a Vitamix or Blendtec for a while now but the price has kept me waiting and wishing. It has never occurred to me to look for refurbished blender so if I don’t win this amazing giveaway I will have to look into that. Any idea where I can purchase a refurbished one?

Kerry Andrews August 12, 2011 at 9:06 am

Hi Angela,

I really enjoy reading your blog. As someone who has just started to be concerned with what I am eating, your recipes are very helpful and tasty. This machine looks like it rocks, and plus it looks fun to use!

Dragonflyrunner August 12, 2011 at 9:06 am

I love green monsters and it is a great way to get veggies in my kids before they even start the day! I would LOVE a Blendtec blender.

Vanessa August 12, 2011 at 9:06 am

crossing my fingers! i need a blender so badly. mine smells like it is going to catch on fire every time i use it. eep!

vanessa August 12, 2011 at 9:06 am

I would really love a more high powered blender! Mine broke a few weeks ago, and I’ve been using my food processor for smoothies : / it takes longer, but it’s better than nothing! This one looks like it’d do the trick.

Erin August 12, 2011 at 9:06 am

oh my goodness I’ve been dreaming of a vitamix or something like it for so long now!! and those smoothies look amaaaazing. Will be trying them out to bring with my on my road trip across the country tomorrow!! (gotta love big coolers!)

Kathleen August 12, 2011 at 9:06 am

I am thinking this Blendtec would P E R F E C T for banana soft serve!!!

Kierstan @ Life {and running} in Iowa August 12, 2011 at 9:07 am

I just cleared off a space on my counter for this beauty! :)

Sarah S. August 12, 2011 at 9:07 am

What a great review! I’ve never read one from someone that has both Vitamix and Blendtec experience, so this is very helpful! Thanks also for the fantastic giveaway.

Colleen August 12, 2011 at 9:07 am

This blender would be an awesome addition to my kitchen!

justine August 12, 2011 at 9:07 am

I’ve been fantasizing about a new blender for some time now – I even added the vitamix to my Amazon wishlist – but in reality, I know I’m not in the financial position to drop more than $30 on a kitchen appliance. I have a B&D blender that is totally fine for liquids but if I’m blending frozen fruit I have to add a lot of liquid or it won’t move.

Jessica August 12, 2011 at 9:07 am

Oohh, would love a blendtec!

Jaci August 12, 2011 at 9:07 am

College student = I have a Walmart brand blender. Pretty sad stuff =P This one looks loooovely!

Emily Petersen August 12, 2011 at 9:07 am

I want to get one of these but I can’t decide, my coworker just got blendtec.. I don’t usually blend kale so maybe that’s my blender?! I like that u don’t have to have 2 containers and a stick!

Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat August 12, 2011 at 9:07 am

Oh my goodness, this thing is a BEAST!!!! If I win it, I think I’ll probably be having smoothies at every meal. Roommates might kill me because of the noise, but I’ll just make extra for them to keep them quiet. ;) What a fabulous giveaway, Ange!

Kara August 12, 2011 at 9:08 am

I would love to win this blender. To have a smooth green smoothie with kale is something I dream about every night!

marya August 12, 2011 at 9:08 am

Those smoothies look absolutely delicious! I can’t wait to give them a try!

Amy August 12, 2011 at 9:08 am

these smoothies all sound so delicious! I love that they are different and unique- I get stuck in a strawberry-banana-spinach-nut butter rut far too often and now I can’t wait to try some of these, especially BASIL IN A SMOOTHIE??? I’m so intrigued…….have a great weekend!

Rachel @ I'm Loving Today August 12, 2011 at 9:08 am

I’ve been holding out on getting a “fancy” blender for some time, and this one looks amazing! If I were to win I’d definitely make your Strawberry Cherry Basil Smoothie right away – it looks amazing, and I’m intrigued by the basil addition :)

Alex August 12, 2011 at 9:08 am

This would be awesome to win! Im excited to try the banana date smoothie!

Shaunna B. August 12, 2011 at 9:08 am

I would love to try this blender! My Oster is okay, but I could definitely do with an upgrade :-) Thanks for the chance!

Emily August 12, 2011 at 9:08 am

I need a new blender badly… mine leaks all the time! I haven’t had a green monster in months!

Meghan B. August 12, 2011 at 9:08 am

Oh man…I need this. My current blender belonged to my husband and his four college roommates. It takes for-ev-er to blend anything and leaves behind so many chunks.

Andria August 12, 2011 at 9:08 am

please please please!! gimme gimme gimme!! :D

Allison August 12, 2011 at 9:08 am

ohhhh…..can’t wait to try these recipes! Merci beaucoup :-)

Tamara W August 12, 2011 at 9:08 am

This is so great! I only have a terrible old blender that my mom gave me and it will never compare. I can’t afford a high-tech one at the moment so am working with my magic bullet, which I find is stronger than my actual blender (weird, right?) I’d love to try these recipes but I like my smoothies extremely smooth, and the machinery I have right now just won’t pulverize things smoothly enough. Hope to win!!

Brynne August 12, 2011 at 9:08 am

The smoothies look delicious. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jenn August 12, 2011 at 9:08 am

Oh my…my husband and I have been dreaming about getting a super awesome blender for ages. How fun–thanks for doing this giveaway!

Vanessa August 12, 2011 at 9:08 am

Ahhh I would LOVE to own one of these…it’s sad to say but I have never had a GREEN MONSTER!! I know what kind of girl am I?! All of the blenders I have owned have totally crapped out on me, and I haven’t had the funds…or the push I have needed to go out and splurge on a Vitamix..however, the Blendtec looks just as fabulous and I would love to be able to whip up all of your wonderful smoothies at home!! *Totally hoping I win this beauty* :)

Audra Diaz-Infante August 12, 2011 at 9:08 am

Love your website and I also love following you on twitter. I have been having a war with myself on purchasing a vitamix. It sounds like the Blendtec is a good blender. Thanks for all your great recipes!

Jamie August 12, 2011 at 9:08 am

Would love to be entered to win a blendtec! Heard and read a lot about them but never tried one.

Julia August 12, 2011 at 9:08 am

So excited about this! I’ve been making green monsters for my 3-yr. old son but our blender always leaves *bits* of spinach or kale, and now he’s convinced all of his smoothies will have “grass” and “leaves” in them. haha.

Anne August 12, 2011 at 9:08 am

Would LOVE to try this machine to blend up some of our basil and kale from the garden!

Jayme August 12, 2011 at 9:09 am

If I win I will definitely try to make a Green Monster!

GlowingBIL August 12, 2011 at 9:09 am

Sounds like a good blender for sneaking spinach in with my kids strawberry shakes (ya, we’re not man enough to use kale in this house)

Jocelyn August 12, 2011 at 9:09 am

OH MY GOSH. Have you ever been to Costco when they are displaying these? They are amazing!! I have been agonizing over a blendtec or a vitMix for the past few years. So funny this giveaway came up beCuae I just decided on a blendtec a few weeks ago:) hope you are having a wonderful dAy!!!

Andrea August 12, 2011 at 9:09 am

I have long been in need of a replacement blender – I’ve had mine for about 7 (7!!) years and it is not the most pleasant noise first thing in the morning, especially when it needs to run for several minutes to get my smoothie to a decent smoothness. My cat goes running when she sees me pull out the blender!

Melissa August 12, 2011 at 9:09 am

So awesome that Blendtec did this! I’ve been wanting a “real” blender for so long. Good luck to everyone!

Rachel Cockman August 12, 2011 at 9:09 am

These recipes look DELISH :)

Annie D @ Annie's Simple Life August 12, 2011 at 9:09 am

OMG… those smoothies look So.Good. YUM!!!!

Ashley C August 12, 2011 at 9:09 am

I would LOVE to have this blender… My boyfriend has broken 3 cheap blenders in less than six months… I need one that is sturdier!!

Kim @ The Crunchy Kind August 12, 2011 at 9:09 am

I would love to win this – I have a cheap-o blender from Target and it can barely chop my spinach and frozen banana without a burning smell, eeek!

veganlisa August 12, 2011 at 9:09 am

I love my Blendtec and my Mom really wants one of her own. I hope this will be her lucky day. Thanks Ange.

Keelia August 12, 2011 at 9:09 am

Man, my blender is OOOOLD! Would love to replace it!

Katie August 12, 2011 at 9:09 am

I would love to win this blender–I actually don’t have one right now and just use my magic bullet which works but not as well as I would like :(

All those smoothie recipes look awesome, can’t wait to try them!

Jillian @ sprinkle massacre August 12, 2011 at 9:09 am

That’s amazing that they are offering to giveaway a blender! The banana date smoothie looks delicious! :)

Hannah Hawley August 12, 2011 at 9:09 am

My blender pooped out a while ago and I never got around to replacing it. This would be an awesome replacement!

Lindsey August 12, 2011 at 9:10 am

I cannot wait to try the Mango Coconut Cream Smoothie! Such a great summery drink :)

Izzy August 12, 2011 at 9:10 am

Oh dang that strawb/cherry/basil combo looks killer. I see some basil in my blender’s future.

Melissa August 12, 2011 at 9:10 am

I was just saying to my Mom last night how I need a super blender. One that does many jobs! I was mentioning the vitamix but its just not in the budget. I’d love to win so I can finally make green monsters!

Halley (Blunder Construction) August 12, 2011 at 9:10 am

I neeeeeed a blender. My bullet bit the bullet a few weeks ago, right at the apex of smoothie season!

Yvonne Mato August 12, 2011 at 9:10 am

I currently use the magic bullet. I thought it was brilliant at first, perfect take along size smoothies! However, its hard to cram in all my ingredients! SO looking at a nice big blender that can pulverize anything is making me REALLY want to make the switch.
I have tried Kale in the bullet and it is wayyy too chunky to be masked, you can basically chew little pieces!
I noticed you put your green monster in a glass jar, would you store it in the fridge like that? I always freeze mine, I guess I like my smoothies ice cold! But if you don’t blend ice into them it seems like it could work.
Thanks for all you do Angela! Fingers crossed I win!
Yvonne

Anna August 12, 2011 at 9:10 am

Sign me up! I need that Blendtec so I can try those delicious looking smoothie recipes!

Leigh Armstrong August 12, 2011 at 9:10 am

I’m still using my grandmother’s blender, it smokes when I use it…yes SMOKES!! haha…a new blender has been on my list for a while now :)

Makenna August 12, 2011 at 9:10 am

yum yum yum! those smoothies look delicious! so generous to give away a blender!

Rosemarie Lavoie August 12, 2011 at 9:10 am

Can you make nut butter with the blendtec or the Vitamix?

My blender just died so I would be more than happy to win : )

Erin M. August 12, 2011 at 9:10 am

Pick me, pick me! The Ninja I bought last year did not exactly live up to the hype. :-(

Stephanie @ LiveCookLove August 12, 2011 at 9:11 am

My current blender makes an awful noise like it’s going to blow up at any second, so a new blender would be awesome!! I got it in February and its already dying, thats how much I love making smoothies :)

Kimberly August 12, 2011 at 9:11 am

Awesome give away! Thank you for the comparison on the vitamix and blentec. I am looking at getting one or the other once I can save up for it.

Jessica August 12, 2011 at 9:11 am

I’ve been making lots of smoothies lately – and not loving my blender. I’d love to win!

cath August 12, 2011 at 9:11 am

Oh, that banana date cinnamon smoothie sounds perfect. Must try it!!

Cindy August 12, 2011 at 9:11 am

Oh man I could use this. I have a crappy blender and a crappy food processor, that ruins my life daily!

Kathy August 12, 2011 at 9:11 am

Your smoothie recipes look delish! and that blender is amazing.

Claudia August 12, 2011 at 9:11 am

haha that Blendtec and your Vitamix are probably ultra-superheroes compared to my baby food processor that i got from Wal-Mart! It’s teeny but it gets the job (mostly) done, although i’m sure i’d think it inadequate after trying your two processors

Brandi @ The Vitamin Bee August 12, 2011 at 9:11 am

How fun! I’ve been dying for a Blendtec blender for a long time but they are just so expensive…I had no idea they sell refurbished blenders!

Heather M. August 12, 2011 at 9:12 am

I make smoothies every morning and this blender would be great!!!!!!

Beth August 12, 2011 at 9:12 am

I would love to try the blender! Mine doesn’t make smoothies too well so I don’t make them as often as I would like, and I’d love to try these recipes, even though I’m a bit skeptical about the strawberry-cherry-basil.

Anna August 12, 2011 at 9:12 am

How fabulous is Blendtec! I am so jealous you and Eric got to do the tasting test!

Meredith Yates August 12, 2011 at 9:12 am

I *LOVE* my vitamix but hate that it is so tall that it won’t fit under the counter. I know they make a shorter container now but who can afford it? LOL

I love your site, Angela. Thank you for all of your hard work to come up with fabulous, healthy, vegan recipes for everyone to enjoy. :)

AndieR August 12, 2011 at 9:12 am

Ange,

You know that I adore you and the work you have done :) You are MY inspiration!

Andie

Rebecca August 12, 2011 at 9:12 am

Oh the irony. I have been researching the vitamix this week due to the fact it took me over an hour to make pesto in my magic bullet. Sounds like this blender would be a good investment as well!

Katie August 12, 2011 at 9:12 am

Thanks for the great review of the Blendtec! I’m getting married next year and I’ve been thinking about things like blenders… Good to know there is a contender up against the Vita-mix!

Katie August 12, 2011 at 9:14 am

Oh! meant to also add that I love the addition of basil to the strawberry-cherry smoothie. I recently tried the blueberry basil sorbet at Soma in Toronto… it was DELICIOUS. (and vegan!)

Stef August 12, 2011 at 9:12 am

The smoothies all look sooooo delicious! Your photography is quite superb as well! The Blendtec looks pretty awesome with it’s pulverize mode as well! Hope I’ve made the cut for the giveaway!

Kathleen August 12, 2011 at 9:12 am

What a great giveaway! My blender is definitely on its last leg, and it would be great to have such a versatile and high-powered blender.

Ruth August 12, 2011 at 9:12 am

What a brilliant machine! Here’s hoping I win something one of these days – and this would be a fantastic time to start!

mariah (pictures pups and pies) August 12, 2011 at 9:12 am

I’m borrowing a Vitamix right now, just to try it out. I love it! The only thing I don’t love is how tall it is- it won’t fit under my cabinets. The blendtec looks awesome too.

Jessica August 12, 2011 at 9:13 am

i WOULD love a Blendtec. I currently dont own a blender, only a food processor. And I make kale smoothies in it. Let’s just say I am picking kale pieces out of my teeth all day long. Your smoothies look SO good!
BTW, I made your Comforting Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal yesterday, it felt very naughty, like I was eating pie for breakfast! Delicious! I cant wait to eat it more as fall comes.

chantal August 12, 2011 at 9:13 am

i would love to win this blender! i’ve been scouring the local thrift shops for a blender but haven’t been able to find one to suit my needs and budget. this one would be PERFECT! ;)

Kinley August 12, 2011 at 9:13 am

It would be so nice not to have grassy chunks in my smoothies!!

Megan August 12, 2011 at 9:13 am

Mmmm… banana date cinnamon smoothie.

Nicole August 12, 2011 at 9:13 am

The Blendtec sounds amazing and I would love to have a powerful blender.
Thanks for the smoothie recipes!

Laura August 12, 2011 at 9:13 am

I feel like this blender would be a life-changer! The refurbished/eco-friendly part is just the icing on the cake. What an awesome giveaway…

Lauren August 12, 2011 at 9:13 am

If I win the blender, first smoothie I’m making is the mango one! Yum!

Sarah August 12, 2011 at 9:13 am

I’ve been coveting a heavy duty blender for a while but the price pains me. Would love to be able to make smooth smoothies!

Stephanie August 12, 2011 at 9:13 am

Ooooh, your review makes it sound pretty awesome! I would love to win this blender!

Doran August 12, 2011 at 9:13 am

Amazing blender and amazing recipes, as always!

Kristi August 12, 2011 at 9:13 am

Oh boy, I am on the prowl for a new blender, since I recently broke mine while washing it!! Ive been using my Magic Bullet for smoothies, but there’s a limit on how many fun, delicious ingredients you can pack into a Magic Bullet cup.. Thanks so much for the recipes, too!! YUM!!

Kris August 12, 2011 at 9:14 am

Green Monsters are my new favorite everything!

Emilia August 12, 2011 at 9:14 am

Love your blog, Angela. You’ve really inspired me to adopt a vegan lifestyle. It’s a slow process, but you make it look delicious. I would love to incorporate a green monster into my days, but I only have a magic bullet. Would love a BlendTec! :)
Happy Friday!!

Sheryl W August 12, 2011 at 9:14 am

My mom just found out she has diabetes and is trying to eat healthier. I think this would make an awesome present for her.

Antonia August 12, 2011 at 9:14 am

It sounds amazing! I would love to have it!

Jenny August 12, 2011 at 9:14 am

I’d love to see how it works on some of our fresh Okanagan fruit! Thanks for the review.

Katie August 12, 2011 at 9:14 am

Hi Ange!
please enter me to win the blender!:) I have been pineing over a good quality blender for a year!!
Do u blend your kale raw or steamed? would it change the taste?
have a great day!!!
Katie

Jamie August 12, 2011 at 9:14 am

Hi Angela! I just wanted to say I’ve been reading your blog for quite a while now. You were a major source of inspiration during my recovery from an eating disorder, and you were also the inspiration for my blog www.collegegirlcooking.wordpress.com

I’ve been looking to buy a blender to take to college with me this fall! I would LOVE a Blendtec.

Kelly Hanner August 12, 2011 at 9:14 am

I have been lusting over a vitamix for the longest time, but this Blendtec blender sounds just as amazing! Plus I love that it’s BPA free! My current blender is a resevoir for grime and bacteria (gross I KNOW!), so a new blender would be appreciated sooooo much.

Amanda August 12, 2011 at 9:14 am

I have a 10 dollar blendeer. It cannot chop ice. Need I say more? LOL!

Erin August 12, 2011 at 9:14 am

I love kitchen appliances and I love Green Monsters. Mine are chunky but if I had that Blendtec it wouldn’t be! I gave my boyfriend a Green Monster the other day and he drank it all then said “Uhh were there chunks in yours too?”

Michelle August 12, 2011 at 9:14 am

I’ve been wondering about the difference between this and the vitamix. My mom has a vitamix, which I love, but my step-dad bought a blentec recently. Haven’t heard anything about it though. My fiance and I are in desperate need for a good blender. I think it’s why he doesn’t make his smoothies too often. Thanks for the recipes!!!

Taryn August 12, 2011 at 9:14 am

That would look GREAT sitting on my counter! =)

gidgetnfroggi August 12, 2011 at 9:14 am

I so need a blender and bad my old one broke and my immersion blender is ok but isn’t the best for those yummy thick smoothies.

fingers crossed this one looks AWESOME

Jess M. August 12, 2011 at 9:14 am

I have been needing a much better blender for a while now, but I’ve been holding off on buying anything until my boyfriend and I move into our new house (by month’s end!). What I have works but it takes so long to blend up anything smoothly and there is a lot of scraping. This blender looks totally awesome and would certainly look great on a brand new counter top :D
I am very intrigued with basil in a smoothie. I will have to test it out this weekend. Thanks for the giveaway!

Mallory August 12, 2011 at 9:14 am

Gah, I REALLY need a good blender. My current one is borderline useless.

Calista August 12, 2011 at 9:14 am

I MUST try that Strawberry basil one I wonder if it would taste good with coconut?

Jes August 12, 2011 at 9:15 am

That beats the pants off my current blender, for real!! Those smoothies look a-m-a-z-i-n-g!!

Krysta August 12, 2011 at 9:15 am

Best giveaway ever! We are in dire need of a high powered blender! I make smoothies every morning and our little old blender can’t handle greens, or seeds, or almond butter well :( Would love to have something with a little (or a lot) more power!

Danielle August 12, 2011 at 9:15 am

Can’t wait to try the Mango Smoothie this weekend! I think Starbucks uses the same brand for their stores blenders! They are pretty powerful machines!

Jessie S August 12, 2011 at 9:15 am

MMMM… your smoothies are so.. well.. smooth! Mine are always a chunky mess!! still yummy though!

Kristen August 12, 2011 at 9:15 am

In the market now for blender– this would be perfect! I’d make banana date cinnamon, 1st. <3 smoothies.

Lauren August 12, 2011 at 9:15 am

My blender broke last month, and I haven’t replace it yet. This would be perfect. I would love to try your green monster recipe!

Keelie (SweatEqualsSuccess) August 12, 2011 at 9:15 am

I am DROOLING over the banana-date-cinnamon recipe. Holy. Moly.

This is a FANTASTIC giveaway! Thanks, girl! :)

Sabrina August 12, 2011 at 9:15 am

Goodluck to everyone who is entering. How much fun is a give away!?!?!? It came at the perfect time for me as I have been checking out blenders available, its great to get the review of a person I really trust.
Love and peace!
Sabs.

KSok August 12, 2011 at 9:15 am

I have been making a green monster every morning with a basic blender. This blender would be a wonderful replacement!!

Christina August 12, 2011 at 9:15 am

I don’t have a blender and you’ve just convinced me I now need one :) Please pick me!!! I’m a good person. On Fridays :)

Ania August 12, 2011 at 9:15 am

An awesome blender is one kitchen appliance I would love to have! : )

Joanna August 12, 2011 at 9:15 am

The ultimate test for me would be how well it can pulverise a whole cup of mixed nuts and seeds for my home-made protein bars … having destroyed a fair number of cheap blenders (not to mention coffee grinders), would love to set the BlendTec onto the challenge!

Ashley M. August 12, 2011 at 9:15 am

Loooove making green monsters (thank you, they changed my life forever) but my crappy blender just isn’t making the grade!

Sheri Fuchser August 12, 2011 at 9:15 am

Can it make a mean margartia!? LOL Would love to win it and test it out!

kelly August 12, 2011 at 9:15 am

Oh man, I could so use a REAL blender :)

Mary August 12, 2011 at 9:15 am

Would love a blender! My Ninja Prep is great but a Blendtec is better!

Melissa August 12, 2011 at 9:15 am

Now that I’m addicted to green monsters this would be a lovely addition to our little family. Plus I’m all about adopting refurbished friends!

Bethany Irwin August 12, 2011 at 9:15 am

I so need a new blender. My poor Bella can’t really mix a lot at one time and our other blender is so old that I’m scared I’ll start a fire trying to blend things. I’ve been trying to convince my family that it’s time for a new one and a new oven, but that’s a different story.

Julie S. August 12, 2011 at 9:15 am

Oh, how I want one! I have an older kitchen so the space between my countertops and cabinets are minimal. The smoothies look awesome. Love the green monster shake and a lot of your recipes. Thanks. :-)

Kate August 12, 2011 at 9:15 am

can’t wait to try the smoothies! the basil one sounds interesting..i happen to have all the ingredients so ill have to try it! BRING ON THE MIXER :)

Rebecca Cengiz-Robbs August 12, 2011 at 9:16 am

I’m a recent smoothie convert. It would be amazing to have a Blendtec! Thanks for all your amazing recipes.

Jen August 12, 2011 at 9:16 am

I would LOVE to win this giveaway, I’ve been eyeing up a new blender for awhile, but my wallet hasn’t been kind enough to make the splurge : o) I will definitely consider a refurbished if I don’t win ; )

Stephanie Geary August 12, 2011 at 9:16 am

This blender sounds amazing and I can’t wait to try the strawberry, cherry basil smoothie. I definitely need a blender that can blend spinach/kale smooth. Mine is not so good.

Astrid August 12, 2011 at 9:16 am

Very cool that it’s refurbished! What an awesome giveaway!

Christina August 12, 2011 at 9:16 am

Would love a shot at this blender! I’ve been dying for a “serious blender” ever since your post on how to make your own coconut butter!!

Sarah August 12, 2011 at 9:16 am

I would love a new blender – green monsters with almond butter soaked oats is my new fav combo.

Marisa @ Mind Over Booty August 12, 2011 at 9:16 am

I want a fancy blender so badly, but I just cannot justify the cost! I would totally make my own almond butter. :)

Julianne August 12, 2011 at 9:16 am

I would love one of these babies! That banana date smoothie sounds amazing.

Michelle August 12, 2011 at 9:16 am

Those smoothies look delicious. Looking forward to making at least one of them this weekend.

Katie August 12, 2011 at 9:16 am

what perfect timing! my current blender is starting to die on me…..what fun this would be!

Lenna August 12, 2011 at 9:16 am

Strawberry cherry basil smoothie? How original! And it sounds so tasty! :) The blendtec machine looks pretty good too :)

Megan August 12, 2011 at 9:16 am

I tried basil in a strawberry smoothie a few days ago and was pleasantly surprised. Unfortunately, I currently own the World’s Worst Blender, so it wasn’t nearly as good as it should have been!

Missy August 12, 2011 at 9:16 am

Awesome giveaway and recipes! Great use of coconut water with mango; I may add frozen pineapple to make it more tropical!

Kori August 12, 2011 at 9:16 am

I love Kale in my Green Smoothies.
And I’ve been researching blenders…my current, old and cheap one doesn’t like making smoothies anymore.

Alison (Fueling for Fitness) August 12, 2011 at 9:16 am

This would be a huge step up from my fading Magic Bullet! Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity!!! :)

Cady August 12, 2011 at 9:16 am

I just tried my first green monster made with kale. It was definitely “chewier” than
the spinach, but not bad. Thanks for the recipes (and of course the giveaway)!

Kate August 12, 2011 at 9:16 am

basil sounds amazing!

keltie August 12, 2011 at 9:17 am

I want a new blender SO bad!!! I am trying to convince my husband that we NEED one!
The Mango Coconut Cream Smoothie looks amazing:)

Amanda (Eating Up) August 12, 2011 at 9:17 am

My blender leaked just last night, so I am definitely needing a new one!

Amy August 12, 2011 at 9:17 am

I have a really old blender and enjoy a slightly chewy green monster every morning! I would love a Blendtec! I have been wishing for one for so long! :)

Katie August 12, 2011 at 9:17 am

Exciting! What an awesome giveaway! I’m trying the banana date one tonight :)

Jacqueline August 12, 2011 at 9:17 am

Love this giveaway! I’ve been needing a “real” blender for a while now!

becca August 12, 2011 at 9:17 am

I would love one of these! My fav smoothie ever is pinapple, apple and frozen strawberries (w a little spinach for “color”).

Courtney August 12, 2011 at 9:17 am

Wow, that is a sweet blender! Mine doesn’t blend kale so well! : )

Steph August 12, 2011 at 9:17 am

I have a whole lotta dates that need to be used, thanks!

Molly August 12, 2011 at 9:17 am

I would love this blender!

Jessica Eagle August 12, 2011 at 9:17 am

Hi,
First of all, I want to let you how much I love your blog. I’ve discovered it just few weeks ago and honestly, it’s a gold mine. There’s many many many recipes on your blog that I’ll try.

Thank you for giving us the chance to win a Blendtec. It is very generous from you and really apreciated from us :)

Have a nice weekend….Jessica :)

katie August 12, 2011 at 9:17 am

I love smoothies! Would loove this! Happy friday everyone!

Tiffany August 12, 2011 at 9:17 am

I would love to win a blendtec!! I have been trying to save for one for a year, but haven’t been able to! Thanks for such a great giveaway!! :)

carly August 12, 2011 at 9:17 am

my tribest blender broke back in june and i’ve been smoothie-less all summer. i would love that blendtec to bring smoothies back into my life!

Riwa August 12, 2011 at 9:17 am

Based on the fact that I’m salivating at my desk and contemplating eating a reeses peanut butter cup for breakfast, I think I’m in dire need of one of these.

Abby T August 12, 2011 at 9:17 am

Oh my gosh, what a great giveaway. My husband & I are in the process of going vegan & trying include more raw foods into our diet & this would be an amazing addition to the kitchen in support of this shift! :) I just discovered your blog & LOVE all the recipes & beautiful photos. Thanks for everything you’re putting out there!

Tatiana August 12, 2011 at 9:17 am

Hi Angela! I have been following your blog for a while but have never left a comment until now! Your recipes are awesome and delicious, I have made a few from your website! Keep on cooking:)

Micaela August 12, 2011 at 9:18 am

I would love to have a good blender. Right now I’m using a sad hand-me-down blender that came with my house. It does the job, but it takes like 10 minutes to make a smoothie!

carol August 12, 2011 at 9:18 am

Hi angela! I loooooooove your blog and go to read it first thing every day! I would really love to win!!!!

Willie August 12, 2011 at 9:18 am

The blender and the smoothie recipes look amazing!

Amanda Elliott August 12, 2011 at 9:18 am

Those smoothies look so good! I had my first green smoothie about a month ago and have had it every single morning since. Well except for one day, which was the morning my blender broke! It really started my day off bad and I ended up buying a new cheap $20 blender. My new blender does the job, just not as good, it takes longer, and I fear it will just break again.

The Blendtec looks amazing and would be very well used in my home!

Kristina Lekin August 12, 2011 at 9:18 am

I LOVE green smoothies, but I often use spinach instead of kale because my kale smoothies end up chewable in my blender :S Sometimes, I’m in the mood to chew my smoothie, but more often I am not. I would love to hear the purr of a Blendtec or Vitamix instead!

Lauren M. August 12, 2011 at 9:18 am

Winning one of these puppies would ROCK my culinary world!

Helen @ healing through positivity August 12, 2011 at 9:18 am

If you heard my poor little stick blender battling against some frozen mango the other day, you’d take pity on me! It sounded so sad – it doesn’t love your smoothies as much as I do!

You are being so generous lately! Many thanks!!!

Have a great day!

Stacie @ Imperfectly Healthy August 12, 2011 at 9:18 am

This giveaway is super exciting as I’ve been wanting to buy a high-powered blender forever but just don’t have the money!

Katelynn August 12, 2011 at 9:18 am

I’m new to the green smoothie world and would love smoothie without chunks of kale in it! Haha

Madeline August 12, 2011 at 9:18 am

Uhmm…BASIL in a SMOOTHIE?!?! Yes, please! Sign me up :)

Shay August 12, 2011 at 9:18 am

Oh boy oh gee! What an AMAZING giveaway! The only blender I have to speak of is a 16 oz. cheapie, so this would be an incredible addition to my non-existant arsenal!

Angie August 12, 2011 at 9:18 am

I would love that blender!!=] it will be a great way to say goodbye to the not-so-smooth kale in the GM’s.

Caroline Stahlschmidt August 12, 2011 at 9:18 am

Hi Angela,
Did you read my mind? I love your blog and pointed my Mom to it a few days ago. My Dad was just diagnosed with a blood cancer (myleoma) so I am desperately trying to get him to eat more veggies/fruit and reduce the meat/dairy. Let’s just say, he’s not convinced yet. Smoothies are the first step but my parents don’t even have a blender. Would LOVE To give them this Blendtec! The new smoothie recipes are perfect for them also. Thanks for being a vegan inspiration everyday in my inbox!
Caroline Stahlschmidt

Amy August 12, 2011 at 9:18 am

Your smoothies look delicious!

Liz G. August 12, 2011 at 9:18 am

I would love to win one of these. Right now I have a pretty old and inefficient blender so this would really make my day. Can’t wait to try the cherry basil smoothie. I love basil and it sounds wonderful!

Natalie August 12, 2011 at 9:18 am

I want to say “oh no! Fall is coming!!” But, I won’t because I love fall.

This weekend, I plan on making your Mango Coconut Cream Smoothie (put with some frozen papaya instead of mango), to celebrate it still being summer and hot hot hot!

jess @ cupcakes and kale August 12, 2011 at 9:19 am

happy friday indeed! i blend kale all the time and have actually become slightly partial to chewing it in my morning smoothies! :) but as we only have a run-of-the-mill blender i can’t even begin to imagine how smooth they could possibly be with a blendtec! i know m, for one, would be indebted to you – he hates my chunky kale smoothies!

Kellie August 12, 2011 at 9:19 am

Hi Angela! I’m fairly new to your site but in the short time I’ve been here, I’ve already made 3 or 4 recipes….amazing! I would love to have that fancy blender for my shakes, thanks for this awesome giveaway!

Tara August 12, 2011 at 9:19 am

Just started back making green monsters this week after a very non healthy vacation. Thank you for your website!!

Amanda August 12, 2011 at 9:19 am

I would love to have this blender to start making smoothies…something I keep saying I will try.

Kira August 12, 2011 at 9:19 am

I was just doing some blender research. This one would be great!

Jackie August 12, 2011 at 9:19 am

Oh, I’d love to win this! I’ve just started getting into making my smoothies (and using your recipes as a guide). Looks like it would be useful for lots of of kitchen adventures too!

Jen @ keepitsimplefoods.com August 12, 2011 at 9:19 am

I would love a Blendtec! Hope I win!

A. Cook August 12, 2011 at 9:19 am

Ahh I want a new blender so badly! I never make smoothies because the blender I have barely works. As soon as I get one, though, I’m making that Strawberry Cherry Basil Smoothie straight away!

Meagan August 12, 2011 at 9:19 am

YUM basil? Can’t wait to try that one!

Emily D. August 12, 2011 at 9:19 am

I would love love love to try this blender! I’ve been using my old (14 years!!) Osterizer for a long time now, and while I love it, I know it cannot do what a Vitamix/Blendtec can do! Thanks for the thorough review!

JL goes Vegan August 12, 2011 at 9:19 am

Great giveaway and GREAT smoothie recipes!

penny August 12, 2011 at 9:19 am

This blender looks awesome. I currently only use a immersion blender, I guess it might be time to step up.

Jen G. August 12, 2011 at 9:20 am

This is a great giveaway! I’m a smoothie nut — I love that I can prep them the night before AND start my day with 2-3 servings of veggies and a couple of servings of fruit!

Linda August 12, 2011 at 9:20 am

Would love to win the blendtec!!

Rebecca August 12, 2011 at 9:20 am

Looks great!

Amélie @ Photo & Random Bits August 12, 2011 at 9:20 am

Ohhh! I’m suffering from the chunky kale smoothie syndrome! (I have to strain it sometimes if it’s too much). I would love me a new blender!

Carey August 12, 2011 at 9:20 am

Those smoothie recipes look amazing. *runs to kitchen to whip one up*

Jeanne S August 12, 2011 at 9:20 am

Oh I would love this. No more chunky smoothies :) The banana date smoothie sounds amazing, will have to give it a try this weekend. Thanks for the recipes Angie!

Ana Dias August 12, 2011 at 9:20 am

As long as I follow your blog that I have tried several recipes and can’t wait to try these wonderful smoothies.

Dawn @ Blonde on a Mission August 12, 2011 at 9:20 am

I want to make that banana date cinnamon smoothie now!! This is an awesome giveaway! I need a new blender, mine cost $20 from Target & I’m pretty sure it’s well on its way out! haha

Emily August 12, 2011 at 9:20 am

I have been seeing the green monster smoothie for some time now, and I am very curious about it. Smoothies are delicious!

emily August 12, 2011 at 9:20 am

I would love to win this! refurbished is just fine with me! i need a blender and it would be so awesome to win this! maybe my luck is changing!

becky August 12, 2011 at 9:20 am

Nothing beats an awesome blender! Well, except for a free awesome blender!

Michelle W August 12, 2011 at 9:20 am

I would LOVE to win this blender, mine is ancient and starting to die a slow death. Keep up the great blog work!!! I love your recipes and especially love Sketchie pictures (he is beautiful!!!)….

Marianne B August 12, 2011 at 9:20 am

I appreciate you made a face with your fruit in your first picture:) Strawberry eyes and a banana mouth!

Kim August 12, 2011 at 9:21 am

My blender is broken and I desperately need a new one, I hope I win! I can’t wait to try the banana date smoothie.

Christina August 12, 2011 at 9:21 am

This blender is amazing! I’ve burnt out a few too many blenders making green smoothies forget about trying to make nut milks or butters or blending dry ingredients.

It would be awesome to make a non-chewy smoothy quickly! Fighting with the blender is never fun but particularly first thing in the morning before work.

Katie August 12, 2011 at 9:21 am

Not to sound like a charity case but….. Oh blendtec how I long for you! My blender is a hand-me-down from my boyfriend’s mother (she got a new awesomesauce one!). I am in no way complaining about my gift because it has allowed me to enjoy many a blended green monster/other beverages, but it has seen its better days. It is hard to take apart, half the buttons don’t work, and the blades are pretty dull (we don’t do kale lol). No matter the outcome, this post has made me realize that maybe it is time to look into a new fancy pants blender. Awesome Giveaway and love reading Oh She Glows everyday! You inspire me to be healthier – THANK YOU FOR THAT!

Jamie August 12, 2011 at 9:21 am

This looks fantastic! I’m currently using a Magic Bullet which is nice because it’s condo-size but really doesn’t have the power.

Andrea B. @ Vegvacious August 12, 2011 at 9:21 am

I love this blender!!! I’ve had to choke down chunky kale smoothies before and let’s just say Blech!!! Since starting my blog in January I have burned through one blender and one food processor, so I obviously need something a little higher tech!!! Great giveaway and GREAT smoothie recipes! I can’t wait to give the cherry basil smoothie a try!

Jen August 12, 2011 at 9:21 am

I love all of your vegan/GF recipes! I have always wanted a better blender so that I can make healthier dairy-free ice creams for me and my sister :)

Kat @ a dash of fairydust August 12, 2011 at 9:21 am

OMG,I need this blender!!!!
I only have an old hand blender and yeah… You can imagine how “wonderful” it works sometimes! :roll:

Cait @ Cait hates Cake August 12, 2011 at 9:21 am

I NEED a new blender! I don’t even use mine because it’s such a piece….

Christina August 12, 2011 at 9:21 am

I have been using a food processor to make my green smoothies-it would be amazing to have a blender like that!

Stefanie K. August 12, 2011 at 9:21 am

Yummm! All those smoothie recipes look amazing, might have to try one today.

Claire @ Live and Love to Eat August 12, 2011 at 9:21 am

I need a no-nonsense blender like this – my Magic Bullet can’t handle everything!

Sandra August 12, 2011 at 9:21 am

Oh wow!! I’ve been coveting a Blendtec for a while, but it just hasn’t been in the budget….in the meantime, I’m getting carpal tunnel from using my immersion blender to make green monsters for the kids and I every day!!

Alison August 12, 2011 at 9:21 am

Ooooo I tried to win Matt’s giveaway at No Meat Athlete – a second chance!! This is it!

My blender is older than dirt (well, dirt that is 12 years old anyway), but I would totally donate and stay on an eco-friendly roll when I’m putting my new/refurbished one through the kale ringer!

Pam August 12, 2011 at 9:21 am

Ange!!
Please randomly pick me!!
I meant to tell you that your blog was posted on the Moksha Teachers Private Facebook Page with your review from Moksha Milton! I nearly died! You are really make a name for yourself! So proud of you! Much Love ~ Pam

megan August 12, 2011 at 9:21 am

I would LOVE to win this!! I will definitely be trying these recipes as well!

Robyn August 12, 2011 at 9:22 am

Good morning to you,,,just lovin’ the pics of the smoothies,,,not sure which one first?? Decisions, decisions!! Hehe….Just finished my bowl of carrot cake buckwheat(holy cow–awesome!!)…we are just starting to reno a place we bought and the kitchen is going to be the big focus,,,and I’m thinking this blendtek would be great on dispaly,,,,and the idea of refurbished is always a good choice too,,,hope your weekend is a good one :-)

Kate August 12, 2011 at 9:22 am

A friend of mine just started a green smoothie cleanse today but doesn’t have the proper blender for it. I’m worried she will be chewing her smoothie rather than drinking it. I would love to win this for her! Thanks for this amazing giveaway OSG!!

Alison August 12, 2011 at 9:22 am

I would love a new blender! I totally know what you mean about the chunky green monsters and would love to get my kale smoothies to actually be smooth!

Meredith August 12, 2011 at 9:22 am

Hi Ange! Those smoothies look amazing (especially the mango coconut one – coconut water is my new favourite thing this summer!) – thanks so much for this giveaway opportunity! I’ve definitely had my fair share of ‘chunky’ kale green monsters – a BlendTec would be amazing!

Kristin @ eat healthy. be happy. live well August 12, 2011 at 9:22 am

Wow! You did a great review of this and the smoothie recipes are out of this world! I think I might have to try the date/cinnamon one! I think my Kitchenaid blender does a great job, but it definitely cannot do all that the Blendtec can! Bread dough?? What?!

Stephanie August 12, 2011 at 9:22 am

I just bought a vitamix last weekend and I am loving it! I would love to give a blendtec to my sister as a gift though, so she can join the revolution (the green monster revolution).

Megan August 12, 2011 at 9:22 am

My blender is so old and gross. I’d really love a new one!

Cate August 12, 2011 at 9:22 am

The new smoothies look amazing! As usual!

kate August 12, 2011 at 9:22 am

wow! i totally woke up this morning craving a smoothie, thanks for the new ideas!! not to mention i’m moving houses in two weeks and could totally use a new blender!

Lauren M August 12, 2011 at 9:22 am

I don’t usually enter your give-aways – I don’t want to take the opportunity from someone else who might appreciate the item more. But, in this case, here I am. OH how I would loooove a new blender! *fingers-crossed*

Mary August 12, 2011 at 9:22 am

I’m a newbie to smoothies, just started making green monsters this week! This blender would keep my enthusiasm going for sure :)

Liz August 12, 2011 at 9:22 am

OMG! What a great giveaway! I really really need one of these. I don’t even have a blender!!

Bailey August 12, 2011 at 9:22 am

I’ve been hoping a giveaway like this would come along! These blender are amazing but so expensive!

Andrea August 12, 2011 at 9:22 am

How awesome of you to give this away! All of those smoothies sound delicious, especially the mango coconut one. Can’t wait to give it a try!

Diana August 12, 2011 at 9:22 am

Wow, I don’t know which recipe sounds best! Yum!

I haven’t tried a kale smoothie before (my sad little blender wouldn’t come close to doing what needs to be done with kale) but would love to try it! ;)

Kelly August 12, 2011 at 9:23 am

I would love to win this blender. Can’t wait to try one of your smoothie recipes with it!!

Star August 12, 2011 at 9:23 am

After blowing up three blenders in three years, I finally got a Vitamix a few weeks ago and LOVE it! I have heard the Blendtechs are great too!

Beth August 12, 2011 at 9:23 am

Green smoothies, cashew butter, “cheese” sauce, pesto… oh the things I would love to make with a good functional blender on the daily basis.

jody August 12, 2011 at 9:23 am

Thank you for the amazing recipes and the great giveaway!

Amanda Ragsdale August 12, 2011 at 9:23 am

Hey Angela!
I would LOVE to win this contest for that amazing blender! I really want to try the Banana Date Cinnamon Smoothie(:
Love your blog, Amanda.

Diane August 12, 2011 at 9:23 am

I really like your site!! Go on girl!

It’s a pity, but its very difficult for me to get all the incredients from your awesome recipes here in Germany.
They are delicious!

Thanks, yours Diane.

Abby August 12, 2011 at 9:23 am

Hi Angela. I’d LOVE to win the Blendtec blender. I swear by smoothies, and would very much like to be able to grind my own flour.

Sarah August 12, 2011 at 9:23 am

I just started making green monsters again this week and I had forgotten how much I love them. I feel so fantastic whenever I have one. That blender looks and sounds amazing! It would go very nicely in my kitchen. :-)

Kate August 12, 2011 at 9:23 am

ooo! my blender does not handle ice very well. i need a new one!

go to smoothie recipe – frozen spinach, frozen blueberries, frozen banana, almond milk, chia seeds, lemon zest and a splash of vanilla. yum!

Brittany August 12, 2011 at 9:23 am

I love smoothies so this is perfect!

Nicole August 12, 2011 at 9:23 am

I would LOVE to have this blender since mine bit the dust a while back! PICK ME! :)

Sarah August 12, 2011 at 9:23 am

I would love to try one!

Erica August 12, 2011 at 9:23 am

Smoothies are sometimes one of the only ways to get fruit and veggies into my kids…this would be wonderful to have for my family!!

Jen August 12, 2011 at 9:23 am

Wow…those smoothies look heavenly. I’ll have to try one out soon! Thanks for a great give-away!

[email protected] knackfornutrition August 12, 2011 at 9:23 am

Oh what I wouldn’t give for a functional blender!! This one is WAY out of my budget but if I won I would put it to seriously good use!

Ugnė August 12, 2011 at 9:23 am

What should I say…few years ago we had a wonderful blender, but my mom had broken it before I started to read your blog and turned up to a healthy living :) Every morning I am doing smoothies with hand blender and it’s not so cool as it should be…I would be pleased to have such a thing in my kitchen :))
By the way – love your blog, photos and your recipes, it’s amazing!

Kiri August 12, 2011 at 9:23 am

I chew my chunky kale GMs on a daily basis. Don’t make me suffer any longer!

Jennifer K August 12, 2011 at 9:24 am

I would LOVE to win this blender!!

Susan August 12, 2011 at 9:24 am

All those smoothies look SO. DELICIOUS. I had a bowl of overnight oats this morning but man, would I still drink the heck out of a smoothie if I had one right now.

Lili August 12, 2011 at 9:24 am

Yumm! Those smoothies look delish! I would even try the basil concoction…

cyndi August 12, 2011 at 9:24 am

Angela,

Thanks so much for this blog–I’ve been reading for months and I’ve never commented before. You are a great resource to so many people! You’ve been so brave and honest about your life–it’s inspiring!

And this blender looks fantastic. I’d love to win it and start making kale smoothies–I’ve only ever made spinach ones before, because of the “chunky” reasons that you mentioned.

–Cyndi

Ricki August 12, 2011 at 9:24 am

First: I CANNOT believe you already saw an orange leaf!! I am crying here!!!
Second: where did you find frozen cherries? I’ve been searching for those babies for years.
Third: Of course I’d love to win the Blendtec! I have an aging VitaMix and it may be time for a replacement. ;)

Lyndsey August 12, 2011 at 9:24 am

Hi! I love your blog…you always put a smile on my face :)

Would love this blender! Mine just bit the dust, was a wedding present from 6 years ago

Erin Hack August 12, 2011 at 9:24 am

Yum! I would love to win the Blendtec so I could try all 3 of these smoothie recipes!

Anna August 12, 2011 at 9:24 am

Oh my gosh! I’m so hungry right now and your smoothies look delicious! :D
Been totally craving smoothies, but I 1. can’t find all my blender parts [moved earlier this summer] and 2. I don’t want to pay an exorbitant amount for someone else to make it! I would try the Mango Coconut smoothie, especially because I just bought some mango! :D

Ranelle August 12, 2011 at 9:24 am

Hi Angela! I love your blog and have been reading for quite some time now. I’ve made a couple of your recipes and they are fantastic :) I would love to win the Blendtec because I am buying my first home in 3 weeks and could really use a blender!! Thanks for offering this giveaway. Happy Friday!

Jennica Stowell August 12, 2011 at 9:24 am

Oh I’d love to win this blender and try out these smoothies!

Britt @runwithbritt August 12, 2011 at 9:24 am

That blender is a beast! I can’t wait to try the bas smoothie!

Lisa August 12, 2011 at 9:24 am

I would love to win one for my Mom.

Mimi Rowntree August 12, 2011 at 9:24 am

Please, oh please, pick me. My blender just fried and I’m ready for an upgrade.

Lynda Berger August 12, 2011 at 9:25 am

I have been looking at high quality blenders and would love to win one!! Thank you for the wonderful recipes on your website.

Amy August 12, 2011 at 9:25 am

I’ve been a vegetarian for about 2 years, have been enjoying a lot of vegan cooking this summer! My boyfriend is now 95% vegetarian/vegan (“by association” as he calls it.) I would love that blender to make homemade soups and green monsters with, and to continue my love of healthy cooking/eating!

tyrone August 12, 2011 at 9:25 am

I would give my right arm for this blender!! I killed my last one a few weeks ago and can’t afford to replace it (we’re having for 2 weddings in Canada and Africa next month!!). Would really love to get back to the green monsters so I can look and feel my best on the big day(s) :)

Raeanne August 12, 2011 at 9:25 am

I NEED a proper blender. This one will suit perfectly!! ;) Thanks for the opportunity!!

Michelle August 12, 2011 at 9:25 am

The blender seems amazing, and as someone who is still trying to make green monsters with a magic bullet (not easy to do since not everything will fit in one of the magic bullet cups) I would love to win it. I’ve been hunting for my best blender option (as you probably know since I e-mailed you for advice) and haven’t managed to settle on anything yet… I’m uber indecisive.

One thing I can decide on – is the fact that I’ve LOVED every recipe I’ve tried from your site. Thanks so much & keep up the great work. I’m excited every day to check OSG.

Shari August 12, 2011 at 9:25 am

Oooh, ooh – pick me! I have a re-furbished Vitamix that I *lurv* – but I haven’t been able to afford the 2nd “dry” container. And yes, it is too big to fit under the kitchen cabinets. So I’d love to win a Blendtec! It sounds awesome. I am newbie to your blog and am loving everything I’ve found so far. Keep it up!

Jen @newellnd August 12, 2011 at 9:25 am

Such a fantastic way to give back to your readers…the smoothie recipes look fantastic. I just made a smoothie with GreenSuperFood, almond milk (Silks new True Almond) and peaches.

Bethany Zenk August 12, 2011 at 9:25 am

Hi Angela,
Thank you so much for all you do to encourage people to be healthy. I have struggled with food since I was 12, this new way of life is really helping me.
Thank you so much!

Caitlin August 12, 2011 at 9:25 am

I have been holding out buying a blender since our wedding is in June and it is on our registry and my fiance doesn’t want me to buy all the gifts. If I win though it would be a win win!

Elsa August 12, 2011 at 9:25 am

looks like the blentec vs vitamix debate will never be settled! yummy recipes, thanks for sharing.

Christie August 12, 2011 at 9:25 am

This looks awesome! We make green monsters every morning and are in need of a higher speed blender such as this one! Hopefully will be able to try these smoothie recipes in it!

erin August 12, 2011 at 9:25 am

yay! that blender looks incredible – not to mention the smoothies! :) love your site.

Lara August 12, 2011 at 9:25 am

would be lovely to have something that grinds up flax seeds well….my coffee grinder did not do well

Diana August 12, 2011 at 9:25 am

Wow, the Strawberry-Cherry-Basil Smoothie sounds amazing! Would love to try it!

Sonia August 12, 2011 at 9:25 am

Hi Ange, I’m a university student without a blender in my life. I definitely need this :) fingers crossed!

Meg Newton August 12, 2011 at 9:26 am

Oh man! I hope I win! Have you ever youtubed ‘will it blend?” It’s this crazy show that uses a blendtec to blend things like ipods, and ipads-and it turns them into dust.

Jazz August 12, 2011 at 9:26 am

Must…win..blender!

Elizabeth Pan August 12, 2011 at 9:26 am

I’m going to have the Banana Date Cinnamon smoothie for breakfast. Thanks for the amazing recipes and this exciting giveaway!

Ferne August 12, 2011 at 9:26 am

Oh my goodness, those recipes sound fabulous. Cannot wait to try them! Love, love, love frozen cherries in smoothies.

Christine August 12, 2011 at 9:26 am

I am in serious need of a new blender, and have been really torn over spending so much money. Can’t wait to try out the new recipes!!

lisa r. August 12, 2011 at 9:26 am

i make smoothies almost every day!! this would be an amazing gift. :) thanks for the great recipes too!

Andreea August 12, 2011 at 9:26 am

Hi Angela,

I’d love to be entered in this contest. I’ve been using my magic bullet for the past year to try and make my morning smoothies- because on a student/university budget, I can’t do much better! While I give it kudos, it’ll never grind flaxseed! Haha.

Have a wonderful day, thank you for your continued inspiring posts.

Brittany August 12, 2011 at 9:26 am

This looks amazing! I have been eyeing a Vitamix for a while now, but this looks like another good option! Thanks Angela!

Meaghan August 12, 2011 at 9:26 am

YAY Giveaway! I’ve been looking for a new blender- maybe this can save me the trouble!

Julie August 12, 2011 at 9:26 am

I have been blending everything from smoothies, clax, dips and hummus with my blender… SUPER FRUSTERATING! Time for a new one! Things I am going to buy next week: food processer, grinder, blender

Angela August 12, 2011 at 9:26 am

I would LOVE to win this!! I blend my smoothies right now with a magic chef, but it’s so small I’m pretty limited to what I can put in it. I’ve never tried putting kale in my smoothies, so I’m definatley intrigued!!

Rachel August 12, 2011 at 9:26 am

Whoa, the strawberry cherry basil flavor sounds crazy…I’m not sure I’d like it but I may just have to try! I’ve always desperately wanted to own a Vitamix or a Blendtec, but they’re definitely not in the budget right now!

amber August 12, 2011 at 9:26 am

thank you Angela for reviewing AND comparing the two blenders. i often wonder what the difference is btwn two blenders and google doesn’t always bring up what i want! now, you need to compare/contrast magic bullet and the ninja! those smoothies sound delish! i just may try the basil one…sounds interesting to say the least. love your blog!

Mellisa Abrey August 12, 2011 at 9:26 am

This puts my Magic Bullet to shame…I want a BlendTec! I’ve seen the demos for the VitaMix but couldn’t afford the $500+ for the system, especially when you factor in the cost of all the extras (and what’s the point of the system if you don’t have the extras, right?).
Thanks for the smoothie recipes (yum) and I am crossing my fingers!!!

joanne kurtz August 12, 2011 at 9:26 am

This blender looks amazing!! Beats my 10 yr old, beat up one!!
Your recipes are great! i’m slowly making my way through them. Thanks!!

Shannon August 12, 2011 at 9:26 am

Great review. This is really thorough! I’d love to have a new blender. Mine leaks occasionally, and the kale is a bit tough for mine. The recipes look wonderful.

Megan August 12, 2011 at 9:27 am

I would LOVE a blentec! I make smoothies just about every morning and moms blender is taking a beating! I can usually start to smell something burning and I stop it and have to drain out the chunks of frozen fruit. I’d love something like this that I wouldn’t have to do that with!

Lauren S August 12, 2011 at 9:27 am

I would love this, my blender just died on me so this would be a great replacement.

Lindsay @ The Reluctant Runner August 12, 2011 at 9:27 am

Banana Date Cinnamon Smoothie!?!?!? OMG. I can’t wait to try this!!

Kasia August 12, 2011 at 9:27 am

I love making smoothies, I make one every morning and it helps start the day feeling great! ps love your blog :)

Emily August 12, 2011 at 9:27 am

YAY OH SHE GLOWS!
YAY FREE THINGS!
YAY TGIF!

Katy August 12, 2011 at 9:27 am

With all the green monsters I’ve been making my cheap-o blender is not long for this world. A Blendtec would be amazing. I love your blog and am so glad you are on facebook now!!

jc August 12, 2011 at 9:27 am

wow, this is an amazing giveaway. thank you so much for hosting one. i’d love to make all your yummy smoothies :)

charlotte c August 12, 2011 at 9:27 am

I would love this blendtec! It would be great to be able to do the things that a food processor normally does but make smoothies and milkshakes all with one appliance!

Destini August 12, 2011 at 9:27 am

I have been debating on purchasing a vitamix for awhile. But my friend uses a blendtec and swears by it. It is a machine! I think its awesome that you reviewed this as I first heard about the vitamix from your blog! Now i am even more torn!!

Sarah August 12, 2011 at 9:27 am

I would love to win the Blendtec! I’m on the market for a blender/food processor but all the good ones are so pricey! This would be amazing!

Sarah K. August 12, 2011 at 9:27 am

Angela, your blog was a turning point in how I look at food and exercise. I was a yo-yo dieter for years, losing and gaining 50+ pounds over and over, counting every calorie that went in my mouth as well as every calorie I could burn off…and I was depressed. You inspired me to look at food and exercise in a new, healthy way and I’m happier than I’ve ever been! Thank you so much for the inspiration =)

Sarah M. August 12, 2011 at 9:27 am

I am just starting my journey back to healthy eating, very inspired by you! I would love the chance to own this blender, because I have nothing that comes close to making a green monster. Thanks for all your passion for sharing your life with us!

Nicole August 12, 2011 at 9:27 am

I would love to win this blender! I’ve been drinking smoothies every day, and my $30 blender from Target is not cutting it. I’m afraid it’s going to overheat before I get everything blended. I can’t wait to try your new recipes, especially banana, date, cinnamon–yum!

Nellie August 12, 2011 at 9:27 am

I have never entered a giveaway before but I would LOVE to win this!!

Kaleigh August 12, 2011 at 9:27 am

I have been using my mom’s VitaMix for a few months, since all I have is my old $15 blender from college. Using it has turned my Green Monsters from “eh” to AMAZING! My husband will even request them now! I need a powerful blender for myself!

Amanda August 12, 2011 at 9:28 am

Blendtec has a very creative advertising site: http://www.willitblend.com/ where they blend unusual things you wouldn’t normally expect…quite interesting!

sweetkaroline August 12, 2011 at 9:28 am

would love a blend tec for my green monsters!!

kate August 12, 2011 at 9:28 am

I’d love to have a serious blender like this, I’m in the smoothie making mood now!

Abby August 12, 2011 at 9:28 am

I love your blog! I will be giving these recipes a try. :-D

Karoline August 12, 2011 at 9:28 am

This would be amazing to win!

Mandy M August 12, 2011 at 9:28 am

Would love to win this! Smoothies are my go-breakie, and the old one’s just not cutting it.

Lindsey M. August 12, 2011 at 9:28 am

i LOVE smoothies, especially in the summer! ….and no joke – my blender died yesterday morning!! made an awful noise and it smelled like something was burning :(

Gloria August 12, 2011 at 9:28 am

We have one at the gym I work at to make smoothies, and it works great :) I’d love to have one of my own !!

Sarah August 12, 2011 at 9:28 am

I would love to win this. I’ve been using a food processor for smoothies, but sometimes a blender would be so much better. (For example, my food processor doesn’t do a great job of processing spinach so it’s not chewy.)

Katie B August 12, 2011 at 9:28 am

I would love to win this Blendtec! I’ve seen their “blend an ipad” demo on youtube…crazy but it shows how powerful it is!

Andrea August 12, 2011 at 9:28 am

pretty please with some chia on top?

Margaret August 12, 2011 at 9:28 am

It would so lovely to have a kick-ass blender. Ours gave up the ghost months ago and we haven’t gotten around to replacing it yet.

Leslie C August 12, 2011 at 9:29 am

Started making green monsters a few weeks ago and I definitely need a better blender to continue!

Alison August 12, 2011 at 9:29 am

Thanks for the thorough review! I’ve been looking for a new blender and don’t quite want to take the splurging plunge yet. I’ll dream of green monsters and cross my fingers…

Samantha @ Bikini Birthday August 12, 2011 at 9:29 am

I could definitely use a new blender. My Osterizer is circa 1976.

Danielle August 12, 2011 at 9:29 am

Love the jar the Green Monster is in! And love the blendtec as well. A friend just got one and raves about it. She’s also quite possessive of it and will not let anyone else use it, even her kids, without direct supervision.

Jessica Levesque August 12, 2011 at 9:29 am

Would LOVE my morning green monster to take only 1.5 minutes to make compared to the painful 4 minutes I waste daily!!!!

Alix August 12, 2011 at 9:29 am

Perfect timing, I’ve been eyeing Vitamixes desperately for a couple weeks now. And I can’t wait to try the strawberry basil combo :)

Laura August 12, 2011 at 9:29 am

That looks like an awesome blender! I’d love to have one.

Wanda August 12, 2011 at 9:29 am

Made my first green monster last week,but I need a better blender.

Kaitlyn August 12, 2011 at 9:29 am

Thanks for being a blogger of the people and giving this away! As always, your recipes were inspiring!

ellbeecee August 12, 2011 at 9:29 am

I’ve been blender shopping recently – there are so many choices out there. Blendtec is one that I’ve been considering (and I’d missed the refurbs somehow!)

Kelli August 12, 2011 at 9:29 am

My blender is a hand-me down from my mom! I definitely get some chunky kale :)

Tiffany August 12, 2011 at 9:29 am

I would love to have one of these!!! I broke my good blender a couple of months ago and have been using an older slower model! We love smoothies and could really use this! Love your blog!

Lauren August 12, 2011 at 9:29 am

Those smoothies look great…and that blender would be GREAT in my kitchen! :)

Aryn August 12, 2011 at 9:30 am

Green monsters are hands down my favourite summer breakfast, I’d love to make them in a Blendtec! What a great giveaway, love your blog!

[email protected] Tell Stories August 12, 2011 at 9:30 am

I want that blender! Lol. My blender is on the fritz!

I haven’t told you this, but I think drinking frequent green monsters helped my husband and I conceive quickly. That’s my impression anyway :)

Julie August 12, 2011 at 9:30 am

Those recipes sound amazing. I’m definitely going to be trying all of those this weekend. But I am in desperate need of a good blender. I’ve been using my food processor for smoothies! Not the best method.

Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me August 12, 2011 at 9:30 am

omg this would make my day! Heck, my year! My blender is one of those realllly cheap ones from Walmart and basically does nothing. I don’t have a food processor either! Making veggie burgers was tough last night!

Cassandra Cape August 12, 2011 at 9:30 am

That banana date cinnamon looks amazing!!

DebZ August 12, 2011 at 9:30 am

I’ve been agonizing over the Vitamix/Blendtec choice for a while now! Would love to give a Blendtec a spin – my GM’s are smoothish with my KitchenAid, but I long for a GM that I can sip through a straw :)

Emily August 12, 2011 at 9:30 am

Oooo I want one!!!!

Pamela August 12, 2011 at 9:30 am

My 6 yr old is a self proclaimed vegetarian which I love! Only problem is he likes very few veggies! He does however love green smoothies! My little blender is so sad! I was actually looking and a Blendtec yesterday but they are sooo pricey! Consider me entered!! LoVE!

Kaitlin August 12, 2011 at 9:30 am

Strawberry and basil in a smoothie sounds delicious! I would love a blender that would actually crush ice.

Kelly August 12, 2011 at 9:30 am

Can I leave work early just to make that Banana Date smoothie?? Ohhh man.

Kelly August 12, 2011 at 9:30 am

Wow, that sounds so much better than the dinky one I have… It barely blends frozen berries! :P

Ashley August 12, 2011 at 9:30 am

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh…

Sorry, drooling a bit xD

I purchased my blender two years ago from a big-box store while in college and, well, it has yet to blend anything to a smooth consistency. I’ve just had to get used to having big green specks in my GM’s…haha.

Tiffany August 12, 2011 at 9:31 am

I wonder if this thing can handle the collards growing in my garden? I’d love to find out!

Kim August 12, 2011 at 9:31 am

I don’t think I will ever convince my fiancee that a blender that costs hundreds of dollars is worth it– so I need to win one!

Maria August 12, 2011 at 9:31 am

Ah, I love seeing the see dead leaf – this girl has a thing for fall!

I’ve come to the conclusion that frozen cherries make the best smoothies. Period.

rachel August 12, 2011 at 9:31 am

I’m feeling lucky today! Come onnnn Blendtec!!! :)

Caitlin P. August 12, 2011 at 9:31 am

Ahh this would make my day! My single serving size blender broke after just a few uses with ice cubes, grr! If I win this the first thing I’m making is your Strawberry Cherry Basil Smoothie. Yum :)

Sheila August 12, 2011 at 9:31 am

Thanks for the review! I’m in the process of trying to decide on a blender/food processor. Do you think a blender like this would work to process nuts (like cashews?) and oats?

Jade August 12, 2011 at 9:31 am

I think if I won this BlendTec I would cry! I have been wishing for an awesome blender to make green smoothies. My blender is OK, but I still have chunks of greens that don’t pulverize. I am addicted to smoothies! Thanks for all the great recipes!

Suzanne August 12, 2011 at 9:31 am

The smoothies all look so beautiful and yummy!

Great giveaway! I would LOVE to have that blender.

Melantha August 12, 2011 at 9:31 am

Count me in. My blender is on its last legs.

doni August 12, 2011 at 9:31 am

All of this came at such a perfect time! I just started making Green Monsters and have been thinking of looking for some new recipes to add to the mix! I’m going to try the date one first :) As for the BlendTec, AH! I love this and would love to make my smoothies with something more powerful than my ol’ blender :)

Heather August 12, 2011 at 9:32 am

I would love this! I have an old blender that doesn’t do much more than chop – and this would be so great for all my smoothie making mornings!

lou August 12, 2011 at 9:32 am

i have yet to invest in a quality blender…but this really makes me want to. umm, YUM!!!

Hillary August 12, 2011 at 9:32 am

I’ve been going back and forth wondering if I should go with a Vitamix or Blendtec when I upgrade from this old blender I found buried deep in one of my MIL’s cabinets. It sounds like they’re both great!

Erin August 12, 2011 at 9:32 am

A Blendtec would be awesome! My husband and I love the cheesy “will it blend?” commercials on youtube.

Ana August 12, 2011 at 9:32 am

Oh my goodness, what an awesome giveaway!! This would be just perfect for making the best smoothies and green monsters!!
Ana

Rachel August 12, 2011 at 9:32 am

Looks amazing!!! Would love to have one!

Kelly August 12, 2011 at 9:32 am

Seriously would be grateful beyond measure if I could win this – my doctor put me on an anti-inflammoty diet which means Green Monster’s for me – and my cheap O blender is not doing the job for much of any blending!

Gypsy August 12, 2011 at 9:32 am

That blender sounds amazing – mine is on the fritz and I think Blendtec is my next purchase.
Thanks so much for the review :)

Emily August 12, 2011 at 9:32 am

What a fantastic giveaway! Green Monsters are in my regular breakfast rotation!!!!

Paige August 12, 2011 at 9:32 am

I would LOVE the Blendtec! I’ve been begging my husband for a nicer blender (we just have a magic bullet right now) for awhile, but with him in school and us living on one income, there’s no way we have room in our tight budget for a Blendtec or a Vitamix.

Thanks Ang! Love the blog!

angie honda August 12, 2011 at 9:32 am

Angela,
LOVE this website, thanks for helping us all be more healthy with GREAT recipes! The blendtec blender looks amazing. I grind my flax seed in my coffee grinder, but when I add it in my blender when making my green monster I can still pick the seeds out of my drink. This looks like it would be an AMAZING blender:)

Suzanne B August 12, 2011 at 9:32 am

Would love a Blendtec!!

Ledina August 12, 2011 at 9:32 am

I really could do with a blender like that! It would take my flax grinding experience to a whole new level. Bye bye mini coffee grinder :)

Betsy August 12, 2011 at 9:32 am

For flax seeds I usually use my coffee grinder – works like a charm! I would LOVE to free up counter space by shelving my blender and food processor in favour of one that could do both for the most part!

Jocelyn A. August 12, 2011 at 9:33 am

OHH I would LOVE to win this! My KitchenAid blender *works* but this looks like it would make amazing GMs. Thanks Angela! And those smoothies look super yummy!!

Rachel August 12, 2011 at 9:33 am

I just asked around at my church to see if anyone had a juicer I could borrow. Good timing!

Victoria August 12, 2011 at 9:33 am

I just started loving smoothies. My favorite is one made with spinach, frozen pineapple, coconut, 1/2 a banana, vanilla extract, almond milk and a scoop of protein powder. YUM! Definitely going to try the mango one today. Thanks!!

Adriene August 12, 2011 at 9:33 am

I would love to have the Blendtec!! My current blender can’t even crush ice let alone create snow – its basically become a large, shiny paperweight for my kitchen.

Holly August 12, 2011 at 9:33 am

that strawberry cherry basil looks AMAZING! i could really use a new blender – i actually just busted my spice + nut grinder trying to grind flaxseeds :)

Chelsea August 12, 2011 at 9:33 am

I would love to have a Blendtec to replace my beat up Magic Bullet!:)

Camara August 12, 2011 at 9:33 am

i actually don’t own a blender because i only want a nice one, which i cannot afford right now! so i would love love love to win this!! though if i’m not the winner, i may look into a refurbished blendtec!

maija August 12, 2011 at 9:33 am

i am FINALLY getting a real kitchen, which means FINALLY getting real appliances. i would love a serious blender!

Ann August 12, 2011 at 9:33 am

All the smoothie recipes look delicious, the mango especially caught my eye! I have a regular old blender, which does a pretty good job, but occasionally a green monster will end up with a little more “chew” than I’m looking for. Would love this!

Simone August 12, 2011 at 9:33 am

I’d love to try out your smoothie recipes, they look amazing! What a great giveaway, thanks for offering it!

Katie August 12, 2011 at 9:33 am

I love smoothies, so I’m definitely going to try these. MY 5 year old too. He’ll love them.

Lindsay August 12, 2011 at 9:33 am

This is an awesome giveaway! That banana date smoothie looks SO good!

Emily H. August 12, 2011 at 9:33 am

Oh the smoothie ideas are swirling through the brain already…this would be amazing!

Maleah August 12, 2011 at 9:33 am

Ooooooh……we LOVE smoothies at our house! This would be awesome!

Mallory August 12, 2011 at 9:33 am

Oh man, having a Blendtec or similar would be great! I won my blender in a family Christmas bingo game, and it’s great for what I paid for it, but it would never come close to blending kale.

The Healthy Hipster August 12, 2011 at 9:34 am

Your green smoothies always look so NEON! I aspire to that level of green ;)

Rachel August 12, 2011 at 9:34 am

That banana date cinnamon smoothie sounds soooo good! I’m definitely trying it soon.

Kayla Schwartz August 12, 2011 at 9:34 am

I love how your beautiful photos complement your recipes. Now I must go put basil in a smoothie because that sounds amazing! Thanks for all the awesome ideas.

Sara August 12, 2011 at 9:34 am

These smoothies look delicious! Thanks for posting easy recipes that are easy to follow and ingredients that are simple and healthy. I’ve been wanting to juide for a long time but never got around to finding the time. You have inspired me to start this weekend! Fabulous blog!

Trish August 12, 2011 at 9:34 am

Your smoothies always look SO delicious! I’ve been dying to try all of your recipes but haven’t gotten my own blender yet! Thanks again for your blog and all of your amazing posts…I look forward to them every morning with my breakfast.

Carissa August 12, 2011 at 9:35 am

I’ve been lusting after a Vitamix ever since I heard of them! I didn’t know this brand existed, but it sounds great.

Ashley August 12, 2011 at 9:35 am

I love your site Angela! I never leave comments but I always check out your recipes and your blog posts everyday. I figured leaving my first comment for a giveway was perfect. Good luck to everyone :)

Tasha August 12, 2011 at 9:35 am

Ooooh draw at the perfect time… must be fate. *snicker*
I am definitely not liking navigating around chunky anything in my GM’s, even my berry’s are some slimy blobs that leave less to be desired! lol

And my honey is moving in soon, it would be nice to do GMs for both of us in the morning, if I can just get him past the first one… he’s irish, he should appreciate a little green. right? ;)

Loving your recipes as always! have a fabulous weekend :)

Tasha

Phoebe August 12, 2011 at 9:35 am

Hi Angela! Your blog looks wonderful; kudos to you. This summer I realized just how upsetting not having a blender is! I could put a Blendtec to extremely good use–some smoothies and juices, not to mention sauces, are definitely in order in my life!

Laura Frey August 12, 2011 at 9:35 am

My blender sucks. Please help. :)

Morgan August 12, 2011 at 9:35 am

I love smoothies but I think I don’t make them as much just because of the fact that I have a crappy blender :[ those smoothies look GREAT!

Carly Clark August 12, 2011 at 9:35 am

Smoothies are a must! It gets up to 100 degrees down here in the south! I would love to try making the straw. cherry basil smoothie! looks interesting; nothing I’ve ever seen before

Tracy August 12, 2011 at 9:35 am

I still haven’t done kale, but I do lots of chard and spinach. My true test is broccoli! :)

Erin August 12, 2011 at 9:35 am

My kids drink smoothies everyday!! Usually soy milk(van or choc), berries, bananas, flax or chia seeds, and spinach or kale. They love them – and I love that they are getting their fruits and veggies all in a yummy drink.

Erica August 12, 2011 at 9:35 am

Banana Date Cinnamon sounds incredible! I think my mom’s trusty 40-year old Kitchenaid can handle that one ;)

Karen August 12, 2011 at 9:35 am

Great review. And great recipes.
And I am in dire need of a new blender – mine is on its last leg :-(

Carmel August 12, 2011 at 9:35 am

This is amazing! I’ve never been happy with the consistency (or lack thereof) of my current blender!

mindy August 12, 2011 at 9:35 am

I’m definitely excited about the basil smoothie, my purple basil is three feet tall!

T August 12, 2011 at 9:36 am

Man, what an amazing blender! I am currently using a free blender that I got from a co-worker. You need to add lots of liquid to if if you want to get anything blended! Thanks for the smoothie recipes, the mango one looks amazing!

Emily August 12, 2011 at 9:36 am

I would love a high power blender, I’ve become a smoothie addict and my garden kale is almost ready to be a part of my GMs :D

Bonnie August 12, 2011 at 9:36 am

Yay new smoothie recipes to try!!

Liz R August 12, 2011 at 9:36 am

Oh my gosh those smoothies look amazing! Thank you for the green monster inspirations too, I really have felt better since I have started drinking them! thanks for the giveaway!

Janet Wilson August 12, 2011 at 9:36 am

I have a Vitamix too and LOVE it but would love to give this to my daughter who is on her own now and misses my Vitamix!

Ali August 12, 2011 at 9:36 am

I have an ancient blender I got from a friend. It was her parents. All my smoothies are chunky! I made a chocolate banana smoothie once and my husband thought I was drinking cake batter it was so thick.

Kenni August 12, 2011 at 9:36 am

That mango coconut cream smoothie looks amazing!

Stephanie August 12, 2011 at 9:36 am

Would love to win this. I have just started incorporating more greens into my diet using this smoothie method. And my sons diet also! My husband claims he doesn’t like it. I’ll have to sneak it in. I am currently using a Ninja which does ok, but would love to win this Blendtec!

Meagan August 12, 2011 at 9:36 am

Would love a new blender!

Rachel Lynn August 12, 2011 at 9:36 am

Those smoothies look amazing!

Amanda August 12, 2011 at 9:36 am

These smoothies look delicious! I have been dying to make some at home but I haven’t yet broken down to purchase a blender myself. I just started running this spring and I know that smoothies would be a great way for me to refuel after a hard run!
This Blendtec looks amazing :)

Kelsey August 12, 2011 at 9:36 am

Ah brown leaves! It’s been so hot in Ohio I’m more than ready for fall :)

Angela August 12, 2011 at 9:37 am

Excited to try those new recipes…hopefully in a new blender! : )

Rachel August 12, 2011 at 9:37 am

The Blendtec seems awesome! If I win I would give it to my sister as a gift – she just got interested in making healthy smoothies!!! :-)

elizabeth August 12, 2011 at 9:37 am

Hi Angela!
I LOVE your blog. I look for it every morning..it makes my day! I have been in limbo over a vitamix and blendtec..so maybe i’ll win and not have to decide! thanks!!

Abby August 12, 2011 at 9:37 am

I have NO blender and have resorted to using the food processor for my green monsters…does the job but who wouldn’t want a blender, especially THIS blender!

Rachel August 12, 2011 at 9:37 am

I’d love to win this!

Jill August 12, 2011 at 9:37 am

I’d definitely love this blender since mine is pretty much useless and just sits in my kitchen collecting dust.

denise August 12, 2011 at 9:37 am

Oh boy! A blender that actually works? What a joy that would be… My blender takes forever to make smoothies and “soft serve” so a new one would be super fantastic!

Christine August 12, 2011 at 9:38 am

Exciting stuff. The smoothies look delish, by the way.

Jen @ Jen and Company August 12, 2011 at 9:38 am

I have been debating a Vitamix all summer long and was thinking about asking for one for my birthday next week. This would be just as awesome!

Kerry August 12, 2011 at 9:38 am

A friend introduced your site to me a few months ago… I love all your easy recipes and ideas!

Brenda August 12, 2011 at 9:38 am

I hope I win, I would like to try my GM with kale.

Alanna August 12, 2011 at 9:38 am

Wow! What a fantastic giveaway!
I have been looking to get a new blender recently, my little magic bullet just isn’t cutting it anymore… literally :)

Laura August 12, 2011 at 9:38 am

oh I would LOVE one! We just got married and had hoped to get a blender for our wedding but did not get one. Don’t have the money to buy one now – can only dream! :)

Natalcho August 12, 2011 at 9:38 am

I love love love my vitamix. I wrote about my tactics to get my hubby to agree to this purchase. Check it out here:
http://tomatoes-rock.com/?p=30

By the way, I also noticed the leaves started falling yesterday. And we haven’t even had 5 days of sunshine this summer. Buuu London!

Nikki T August 12, 2011 at 9:38 am

Sweet giveaway!! I was just thinking yesterday morning, as I made my (spinach based) GM…that I could use a new, bit more powerful blender since I’ve been using it so much these days!
Fingers crossed!

Katie August 12, 2011 at 9:38 am

New blender! Great way to start the new school year.

Gbea August 12, 2011 at 9:38 am

Everyone in the blogsphere seems to be going bananas (ha, ha get it? yeah, corny) over smoothies – I would love to try some of these great recipies but I’m not sure my cheap blender could handle it. Would love to win the Blendtec!

Abbey August 12, 2011 at 9:38 am

I’d love try one of these smoothie recipes in a new blender!

Katherine August 12, 2011 at 9:38 am

I would love to become a smoothie addict!!

Christina August 12, 2011 at 9:38 am

I would LOVE a blendtec. I make a green monster at least 3x/week, it would get good use :)

I’m totally intrigued by the strawberry/cherry/basil smoothie. Basil in a smoothie, who knew?

Lauren August 12, 2011 at 9:39 am

Oh I need a new blender so badly!! Would love the Blendtec! :)

Sarah August 12, 2011 at 9:39 am

I would love to win the Blendtec! My blender has been making some weird noises lately and I don’t need anything to get in the way of me and my green monster ;)

Betty Harbour August 12, 2011 at 9:39 am

It’s pretty hard to beat a Vita-Mix. But would love to give it a try. I have had my Vita-Mix for about 10 years so it would be nice to give it an occasional break. Thanks. Looking forward to a long and smoothie life.

Jessi Andricks August 12, 2011 at 9:39 am

Thanks for the great smoothie recipes! I am currently using a Ninja blender system and while I LOVE it, I am looking for something a little more high tech for greens and dough making. Thanks again for your honest reviews!!

Lindsey August 12, 2011 at 9:39 am

Thank you for this amazing giveaway! I made my first Green Monster on Tuesday and I’m hooked :)

Linda August 12, 2011 at 9:39 am

LOL my old blender has just broken down… I’m gonna have to buy a new one but I only wish I could afford one like this :)
There’s nothing better on a hot summer day than a smoothie, these 3 look faboulous!

Sara August 12, 2011 at 9:39 am

That blender looks pretty sweet. I might just have some blender envy :)

joanne August 12, 2011 at 9:39 am

Recipes look delish! I can’t wait to try them.

Shelly August 12, 2011 at 9:40 am

My friends make the best guacamole using the Blendtec. I always see demos at Costco and wondered how it compared to the Vitamix. It would be cool to test it for myself :)

Becca August 12, 2011 at 9:40 am

How nice of you to have this contest! I LOVE your recipes and make at least one every week :)

Jess August 12, 2011 at 9:40 am

I think I would DIE if I won this giveaway, haha! Our large blender is horrid!

Marie Leinberger August 12, 2011 at 9:40 am

Hey there! I have been in the market for a blender this would be perfect!

Fingers Crossed!

Nicole August 12, 2011 at 9:40 am

Those smoothies look A M A Z I N G!!! I can’t wait to try to coconut one. I love that you are doing this giveaway! Have a great weekend.

Anne Weber-Falk August 12, 2011 at 9:40 am

Oooo I am excited about this! Thank you!

Michelle August 12, 2011 at 9:40 am

Hiya! This Blendtec would be an amazing addition to my fire hall. Trying to get the guys to try new delicious things.

Nicolette August 12, 2011 at 9:40 am

I would LOVE to get one of these! My dad owns a VitaMix so when I’m visiting I use it as much as possible. These blender seems to make up for any shortcomings I find with the VitaMix. I have been shopping around for a new blender, and high-powered ones (though amazing) are not in my budget (student life!), so it would be AMAZING to win this bad boy!

Michelle August 12, 2011 at 9:40 am

This thing look awesome. I’m just getting into the green monster movement and this would be amazing!

Emily August 12, 2011 at 9:40 am

Oh my goodness, what an AMAZING giveaway! I’m a huge Green Monster fanatic, and have really upped my intake of protein smoothies too. I would LOVE a quality blender to help feed me and my family!

Samantha August 12, 2011 at 9:40 am

Yay! A blender give away! How fun! My bf practically lives on smoothies and I love to blend up nutritious concoctions so I would be ecstatic to win!!!!

Zainab August 12, 2011 at 9:40 am

These blenders (and vitamix) are way out of my price range…doesn’t stop me from drooling over them though!

Love the smoothie recipes..can’t wait to try them!

j. August 12, 2011 at 9:40 am

those look amazing. and yeah, my current blender cannot blend kale which is making me sad.

abbey August 12, 2011 at 9:41 am

I have been craving smoothies like crazy! Awesome giveaway and those recipes sound delicious!

Jenna August 12, 2011 at 9:41 am

This was a really exciting post for me. I’ve been wanting a comparison between Blendtec and Vitamix for quite sometime, specifically for making green monsters. I would love to win the Blendtec! All I currently use is a hand blender :(, not the best for smoothies.

Stephanie August 12, 2011 at 9:41 am

Id love to try this blender for making my daily Green Monsters! Ive been dying for a Vitamix but its not quite in the budget right now. My current blender will thank you for saving it from being tortured every day.

Anne @ Baking Me August 12, 2011 at 9:41 am

These smoothies look delicious!

Rachael August 12, 2011 at 9:41 am

I think me and my 2 roomies would love this blender! Sign me up! Thanks for all the great posts Angela, you do a wonderful job. I can tell you are a beautiful person inside and out!

Summer August 12, 2011 at 9:41 am

I’ve been in the market for a fancy new blender, and I just assumed that I’d go with a Vitamix. However, after this review, I’m going to be looking at the Blendtecs, too. Thanks for the info!

Leah: The Kind Weight Watcher August 12, 2011 at 9:41 am

Ooooh, pick me!!! I have a Magic Bullet, which just isn’t as awesome as the infommercials claimed… but definately falls into the “better than nothing” category! :-) I would love a fancier blender!

Thanks for doing this awesome giveaway.

mon__08-Canada August 12, 2011 at 9:41 am

OMG that blender seems like it can do EVERYTHING!! looks pretty stylish too! Your recipes sound sooo yummy and i can not wait to try!!

Tiffany Lobner August 12, 2011 at 9:41 am

Would love to try your smoothie recipes using the Blendtec!

Jenna Z August 12, 2011 at 9:42 am

Banana Date Cinnamon sounds so creamy and dreamy!!

Deborah August 12, 2011 at 9:42 am

I haven’t tried basil in a smoothie yet. We have some growing in the garden, so I’m going to give it a whirl (pun intended) :-) Thanks for the new smoothie recipes!!! Your vegan nog is still my favourite though!!! xoxox

Elizabeth August 12, 2011 at 9:42 am

The smoothies look amazing! Can’t wait to try them.

Jessie August 12, 2011 at 9:42 am

A blendtec would be perfect to tackle my thicker smoothie concoctions that my oldschool blender just can`t handle.

Claire N. August 12, 2011 at 9:42 am

Oh my gosh!! I would love this blender. I am already using a recycled one (that my parents got as a wedding gift 25 years ago!!) A newer recycled blender would be amazing.

kelsey August 12, 2011 at 9:42 am

oooh, i’d give this to my sister, who is getting married in two weeks!!! she’d loooove it :]

Daisy August 12, 2011 at 9:42 am

oh. my. gosh! a blendtec has been on my wishlist since forever. would LOVE this blender!

Amy D August 12, 2011 at 9:42 am

I love Smoothies!!! Here in Texas Smoothies make the best breakfast

Katie August 12, 2011 at 9:42 am

I am such a blender junkie – we got a pretty decent one for our wedding, but less than a year later my every day blending is already taking a toll! I was glad to read the review to have some more info under my belt when I buy a new one!

Korine August 12, 2011 at 9:42 am

Hi Angela!
I would love to win this blender. I bought a Vita-Mix a year ago and used it every single day for green smoothies until it was stolen 2 weeks ago. (It was in my car which was stolen – I am not sure which one I am more upset about losing! haha)

Heather J August 12, 2011 at 9:42 am

I would love to win this blender! Awesome giveaway :)

tania August 12, 2011 at 9:43 am

oh the smoothies that can be made with this!
instead of my 12 dollar canadian tire special….which sadly doesnt even blend ice…yikes!

Barbara Grant August 12, 2011 at 9:43 am

Love the recipes. All I need now is a blender! :-)

Hannah August 12, 2011 at 9:43 am

This blender seems great! I love putting greens in my smoothies — the better pulverized, the better!

liz August 12, 2011 at 9:43 am

Mmm I want a smoothed for lunch now!

Aimee M August 12, 2011 at 9:43 am

Having a Blendtec would be AMAZING! My blender has a hard time with spinach sometimes…can you imagine how creamy and delicious my GM with kale are?? Not so much :)

Awesome giveaway and recipes!!!

Melissa Lillie August 12, 2011 at 9:43 am

wow- what nice post to read on this Friday. I woke up exhausted and in tears because work has been too much this week and I realize I need a little more self care to make it in my profession. Need to pay more attn to my health and needs and more smoothies would be a GREAT start!! Thanks for the date shake recipe!!

Jennifer August 12, 2011 at 9:43 am

Gorgeous! Would love to win this beauty!

Stepfanie August 12, 2011 at 9:43 am

ooh, i’ve never heard of blendtec blenders, but now i want to win one!

shel August 12, 2011 at 9:44 am

I would love to win this!! MY blender doesn’t mix up my kale enough ;(

Jennifer August 12, 2011 at 9:44 am

I have really learned to love smoothies for breakfast and we are now working on getting our 6 year old to equally love them! Its a great way for kids to get in fruits and veggies! I would LOVE to win a BLENDTEC!!

Thanks for the great drawings!!

nelly August 12, 2011 at 9:44 am

i definitely need a blender…i love my magic bullet…but i definitely need a beast of a blender…

awesome giveaway!

Hannah August 12, 2011 at 9:44 am

Thanks for the awesome review and new smoothie ideas. I love green smoothies. I would love to have this at work so I can share with all of my awesome co-workers! Green Smoothies for all! :o)

Gen August 12, 2011 at 9:44 am

What an awesome blender! All of your smoothies sound incredible as well! :D

Sarah August 12, 2011 at 9:44 am

I so need a new blender! Mine is headed downhill fast.

Jennifer August 12, 2011 at 9:45 am

Oh my! This blender looks amazing, and seeing the pictures of those monsters and smoothies is making me want to go make a green monster right now! Thanks so much for posting these recipes–I can’t wait!

Amy Jones August 12, 2011 at 9:45 am

I just happen to be sitting here at work with my chewy kale smoothie. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some chewy kale…but man, it would be nice to have a blender that goes to town like that one. Pick Me!!!

Shea August 12, 2011 at 9:45 am

Looks amazing! Thanks for the giveaway!

Rachel August 12, 2011 at 9:45 am

Hi Angela! I’ve been reading and loving your blog for a couple of years now, and this is my first comment…which means that I really need this blender! My husband and I have to live apart for work for the next several months. He is in central Florida and I’m in NYC. My blender and food processor are in the FL apartment and I’ve been in a total (I’m ashamed to admit) panic over how I’m going to make smoothies, blended soups and nut butters without it! Oh, and I’m going to miss him like crazy, too. P.S. That banana date cinnamon smoothie totally has my name written all over it. Good thing I’m visiting Florida next week : )

Vanessa August 12, 2011 at 9:45 am

What an awesome give-away! I need a new blender so bad… and don’t really have the cash to grab a new one right now! Fingers crossed. :)

stephanie r. August 12, 2011 at 9:45 am

I need this! I just returned a recently purchased kitchen ninja because it didn’t live up to my standards and now I’m blender-less.

C.B. August 12, 2011 at 9:45 am

I had never heard of this company either. Neat! I love that you can purchase refurbished from the manufacturer themselves. It takes away the worry of buying second hand appliances, which is always a risk but a way better choice, environmentally.

Meghan August 12, 2011 at 9:45 am

This makes me want a smoothie… right now! :)

Amy August 12, 2011 at 9:45 am

I’m definitely going to try the mango smoothie with coconut water! Yum! I want me a blentec!

Sasha D August 12, 2011 at 9:45 am

Ohhhh your smoothie recipes sound delicious! I can’t wait to try them! I definitely could use a blender like this for my protein shakes/smoothies!!!

kristine August 12, 2011 at 9:46 am

crazy awesome give away~!

Michelle August 12, 2011 at 9:46 am

That looks awesome! I really want to try a ginger smoothie soon. Not sure what fruit would go well with it though!

Jenna August 12, 2011 at 9:46 am

Yum!! I can’t wait to try the banana date smoothie!

von August 12, 2011 at 9:46 am

pick me, pick me, pick me! hee, hee…..I NEED something with more umph than a blender.

Kelly August 12, 2011 at 9:46 am

Yum! I think I’m going to try the cherry basil smoothie after my jog. I need a blender so bad, I’m moving out of my parents house next month and will then be blednerless. I haven’t bought one yet because they are soo expensive!

Tiffany August 12, 2011 at 9:46 am

I have been slacking a bit on my smoothies lately, but this would make the job so much quicker and easier! I bet it would be awesome for banana soft serve, also!

What a great giveaway! :)

Dagne August 12, 2011 at 9:47 am

I would love to win this!!! My blender JUST broke a couple of days ago and I’m on the market for a new one!

Laura August 12, 2011 at 9:47 am

We could use this for making baby food for our daughter AND smoothies for us!

Lori White August 12, 2011 at 9:47 am

I blend kale with a regular blender- and the texture is similar to grass clippings! I love my daily smoothie, anyway, and my blender has taken the spot where my espresso machine used to be. Thanks so much for reviewing the Blendtec refurbished unit! I would LOVE to have one!!!

Becky August 12, 2011 at 9:47 am

I’d be making smoothies every day!!!

Lindsay August 12, 2011 at 9:47 am

This giveaway sounds great … I’d love to experiment with a basil smoothie recipe!

Natalia August 12, 2011 at 9:47 am

This blender giveaway is just what I was waiting for!!! I need my green monsters every day and have to deal with the pain of making them with my regular and old blende until my kale gets “virtually” gone….. it takes me several minutes just to be able to enjoy my green smoothie…. Can’t wait to have this baby with me! Thanks!!!! This weekend I’ll try the coconut mango smoothie! LOL

Jo-ana August 12, 2011 at 9:47 am

Would love to win!

Coco August 12, 2011 at 9:47 am

Nice giveaway, Ange! Your smoothies look bomb.

Amy B. August 12, 2011 at 9:48 am

I have to try the mango smoothie. I’ve recently started keeping frozen bananas on hand for smoothies. My smoothies aren’t as good as they used to be – my sister moved away and I can’t go to her house and utilize her Vitamix anymore. It’s so sad!

Christine August 12, 2011 at 9:48 am

OMG! I must have this blender. I have a high powered blender, but it does not blend kale OR oatmeal very well. I have been on the fence about buying a vitamix and when I read your giveaway, I thought I might wait a bit and see. Everyday before I go to work, I check your amazing website to see what is featured for the day and then think about what I am going to make for dinner and dessert that day. I am truly addicted to OSG’s and all that it offers :)

Blythe August 12, 2011 at 9:48 am

This blender sounds great!! Will definitely have to try putting basil in a smoothie!

Kylee Bergin August 12, 2011 at 9:48 am

I have an Oster Blender that looks like it’s from the 50s.. It looks like this but different colors:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/46761339/80s-osterizer-blender-designer-cycle

It was my parents originally, they got it when they got married in 1988. It CANNOT blend Kale or Ice or frozen things correctly, or anything difficult to blend. As a college student (about to graduate early in December) I really have no extra money to buy a blender :( … but I could really really use one for my morning smoothies!!! I’d love to win a Blendtec :)

Thanks for the great giveaway! I love reading your blog — I actually have your cheezy summer pasta for dinner last night/lunch today – it’s delicious! Thank you!

xox
-Kylee

Jeanine August 12, 2011 at 9:48 am

My KitchenAid is just not cutting it these days.

Celina August 12, 2011 at 9:48 am

Smoothies are perfect for this gorgeous summer weve been having! I’ve been wanting a blender for so long, but Vita mixes cost so much! This blendtec looks just as good if not better than the Vita! I’ll have to check it out! thank you Angela!

Jodi August 12, 2011 at 9:48 am

Oooh this blender looks great! I’ve always wanted a VitaMix but unfortunately cannot afford it. A refurbished one sounds like it maybe could resolve those issues though! Looks great, can’t wait to try out those smoothie recipes this weekend!

Haley S August 12, 2011 at 9:48 am

I would love to win! My old blender just finally died…

Shawndra August 12, 2011 at 9:48 am

I needed some new recipes, thanks for posting. Would love to win this and give to my mother, recently diagnosed with Cancer in 2 locations – this would be an excellent gift for her. I have her starting to believe in ‘let thy food be thy medicine”, a blender like this would help her make that jump – a step in the right direction while she waits for treatment. Either way love your blog, recipes and musings of everyday life!!!

Karen August 12, 2011 at 9:48 am

I’ve actually been comparing the vita w/the blentec for a while now, so the timing of your generous giveaway couldn’t be better! Please pick me! :)

Anne G. August 12, 2011 at 9:49 am

What an AWESOME giveaway! *fingers crossed*

That banana/date smoothie looks amazing, btw! It’s on my breakfast list FOR SURE!!!

Courtney August 12, 2011 at 9:49 am

I have been using my mom’s old food processor in place of a blender. I could really put this thing to good use!

Stephasaurus August 12, 2011 at 9:49 am

I’d love to win this!! Just moved into our apartment and realized neither the fiancé nor myself has a blender!

Stefanie-Anne August 12, 2011 at 9:49 am

I would love to win! I’ve been dreaming about owning a high-powered blender for a long time now. I really hope I get lucky!

Stefanie-Anne

Danya Alise August 12, 2011 at 9:49 am

It’s so great to see you review one of these! I’ve been looking at getting a new blender for what seems like forever (the one we have doesn’t even blend spinach in, it’s all chunky still) and I love everything about this one!

Jess August 12, 2011 at 9:49 am

Yay! I loooove smoothies!

Melissa August 12, 2011 at 9:49 am

I need a Blendtec so bad! Thanks for the giveaway!

Anne August 12, 2011 at 9:49 am

wow! I have been wanting a vitamix but they are so expensive! i would LOVEE to get this blender, and if I don’t win I will have to look into the refurbished models. the smoothies look so yummy – if only I had a blender to make them! what a perfect summer treat

Melinda August 12, 2011 at 9:49 am

I don’t have GM smoothies quite as often as I should mainly due to the coarse texture I get from my blender – a Blendtec would be AWESOME to have!

Christina @ The Athletarian August 12, 2011 at 9:49 am

YUM! Those smoothies looks delicious, ,especially the MANGO! Mango is my ultimate favourite summer fruit :) What a great giveaway!

Kyla August 12, 2011 at 9:50 am

Thanks for the smoothie recipes! Your recipes are amazing!

Shellon August 12, 2011 at 9:50 am

Hmm, I bet it would do a better job at tackling the oats I like to throw in my green monsters than my old blender does!

Kara August 12, 2011 at 9:50 am

I’m totally going to make the coconut mango smoothie for my coconut-loving boyfriend this weekend! Would probably turn out even better in a brand new Blendtec though :)

Sherry Jarboe August 12, 2011 at 9:50 am

love your blog – love your smoothie recipes!

Katy August 12, 2011 at 9:50 am

I was just looking at my years-old blender yesterday and thinking it might be time for a new one! Would love to win.

Rebecca @ Runner with an Appetite August 12, 2011 at 9:50 am

I would adore a blender that can actually make smooth smoothies! My cheap blender can’t do nearly anything, so a fancy and powerful blender would be amazing!

Jteare87 August 12, 2011 at 9:50 am

I moved out of my parent’s home last year, and have been using my mother’s old blender from when she was a newlywed back in 1970. : ) I could use a new one.

Karen August 12, 2011 at 9:50 am

Good review! I love smoothies. I would love to have this beast instead of my 20$ blender.

Margaret August 12, 2011 at 9:51 am

I’ve just started making smoothies this summer, with the abundance of fresh fruits! Unfortunately I use an old hand-me-down blender that is far from efficient and is a pain to clean. My husband won’t eat fruits, but he’ll drink them! So smoothies are the easiest way to keep him healthy! The Blendtec looks awesome and like a success.

[email protected] DiVa DiSh August 12, 2011 at 9:51 am

I have heard of the Blentec! Is that the one that s supposed to like crush your cell phone? :)
Great giveaway angela!!

Maria @ a life to Bragg about August 12, 2011 at 9:51 am

Those smoothies look awesome! And I’ve been needing a new blender forever! I miss my green monsters – I want! :D

Simon Lee August 12, 2011 at 9:51 am

That does look a good blender

Manasa August 12, 2011 at 9:51 am

I like smoothies a lot and the blender I have now does not do a good job with Kale
I would love to have this one!

Jessica B. August 12, 2011 at 9:51 am

I think Blendtecs are the way to go. I will definitely have to try the basil smoothie.

AnneW August 12, 2011 at 9:51 am

I’m a (starving) college student and really want to get into smoothie-making! It would be incredible to win a free blender, especially an awesome one like this! Fingers crossed for a WIN!

Sara August 12, 2011 at 9:51 am

That is so cool that they gave you one to try! A vitamix or blendtec has been on my wish list for YEARS! It would be so nice to win! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

Erin August 12, 2011 at 9:51 am

I have been lusting after a Vitamix or Blendtec for a long time now, just can’t get my boyfriend to agree to it because of the cost. I admire them on their respective websites once a month or so though. Winning one now would be awesome. Basil in a smoothie too! Oooh, I am going to have to try that =)

Erin August 12, 2011 at 9:51 am

I would love a new blender–I’ve had such a craving for smoothies and the Jamba Juice habit isn’t exactly wallet-friendly. :)

Lauryn V August 12, 2011 at 9:51 am

I was just thinking today about how I needed to make smoothies more often. These look delicious!

Meghan August 12, 2011 at 9:51 am

I am embarrassed that this is my first comment because I’ve been reading for a long while, but I’m about to make a big move and since my roommate owns our blender, I’ll be leaving it behind! =( I’d love to take the Blendtec to my new place.

Natalie August 12, 2011 at 9:52 am

What an amazing giveaway! I would make so many delicious smoothies :)

Deb Lee August 12, 2011 at 9:52 am

Sounds like this blender would be a step up from what I currently have for sure…I don’t think mine would be able to handle making green monsters & I’m scared to even try!! And, awesome looking smoothies…thanks for sharing the recipes. : D

Truc August 12, 2011 at 9:52 am

My blender just broke, I would LOVE this to be a replacement!

Abby August 12, 2011 at 9:52 am

I know this is blasphemy, but I don’t own a blender. When I moved a couple of years ago I just never replaced it! This would be perfect and a great reason to start actually blending up all the great recipes I have bookmarked…

Kim @ Imperfectly Perfect August 12, 2011 at 9:52 am

I’m in the market for a new blender and this looks like just what I need! Thanks for sharing the smoothie recipes. They sound yummy!

Hannah (Culture Connoisseur) August 12, 2011 at 9:52 am

If I won this it would be awesome. We have a pretty nice blender and it can blend spinach pretty well, but not kale.

dawn conroy August 12, 2011 at 9:52 am

What an awesome powerhouse of a blender! I would love to have one, maybe I could convince my husband to join me in my smoothie love!

SAM August 12, 2011 at 9:52 am

Can’t wait to try those smoothies, and maybe win the Blendtec!

Allison August 12, 2011 at 9:52 am

I love smoothies and am always excited to try new recipies. Especially the banana date cinnamon smooithie. So creative. Thanks!

Ashley August 12, 2011 at 9:52 am

That’s amazing of them! I totally need a new blender.

christie August 12, 2011 at 9:52 am

Those three shakes look delic!!! I would LOVE LOVE LOVE the blender:)

Angeli August 12, 2011 at 9:52 am

Yummy! Thanks for all the delicious recipes

Joyce August 12, 2011 at 9:52 am

The smoothie recipes look fab! I’m going to try all of them! Would love the blendtec too! Thank you!

Krissy @ Make It Naked August 12, 2011 at 9:53 am

That’s looks like fall!!! My dad just called to brag about his Blendtec – I need a rebuttal! Happy Friday!

April August 12, 2011 at 9:53 am

Awesome giveaway! I would love to be able to make my own nut butters and my blender doesn’t tackle that job too swiftly…

Nicole August 12, 2011 at 9:53 am

I’ve heard the Blendtec vs. Vitamix argument many times, and I’m glad you agree they’re both great! I currenly own a high-end Breville, but I would love to upgrade. Thanks for hosting such a fantastic giveaway!

Zuzuu August 12, 2011 at 9:53 am

Ohhhh man, I need a Blendtec so badly. I don’t even have a blender at all!

Beautiful blog, as always! I miss the Daily inspirations, though. I love when you highlight body/image issues, goal-setting, dreaming, and personal motivation. Those things always connect with me — and I’m sure they do for lots of other people, too!

Lili August 12, 2011 at 9:53 am

I would LOVE this blender. I’ve been using a hand blender for the past two years since my blender went to blender heaven. I just don’t trust regular blenders not to spray soup all over my kitchen.

Cheri F. August 12, 2011 at 9:53 am

This would be wonderful to have…..my kids love smoothies, but my regular blender only does so much! I love your website and recipes! :)

L Shaw August 12, 2011 at 9:53 am

So ready for a blender that lives up to its namesake! Funny how hard that is to come by… :)

Thanks for the recipes. A very happy Friday to you!

Kat August 12, 2011 at 9:53 am

I love the smoothie recipes! Fresh Basil is so good in smoothies! I would love to win a Blendtec

Leigh August 12, 2011 at 9:53 am

Oooh, a Blendtec would be so sweet! I would never stop making smoothies, among other things.

Tara August 12, 2011 at 9:53 am

I can’t wait to try all three of those recipes… perhaps all in one sitting :)

Aleta August 12, 2011 at 9:53 am

Now I wish I had a super fancy blender to make those smoothies. The basil in my garden is growing like crazy and that cherry smoothie sounds delicious.

Kristie August 12, 2011 at 9:53 am

Those 3 smoothie creations look incredible Ange! I think I would have a blast trying each one in the Blendtec :).

Natalie August 12, 2011 at 9:53 am

A blender would be great. You should see the sad excuse for a blender I have right now. haha. Thanks for the smoothie recipes! Have a great weekend!

meg August 12, 2011 at 9:53 am

Looks awesome! I hope I win. :D

Antoinette August 12, 2011 at 9:53 am

A new Blentec is just want I need to restart move Green Monster movement! These new smoothies look amazing. I see the Strawberry Cherry one in my near future!

Shanna August 12, 2011 at 9:53 am

This blender looks amazing! I’ve been looking at blenders so I can start making green monsters….how great would it be to have this! Plus I can try all those awesome smoothie recipes you have.

Kara August 12, 2011 at 9:53 am

I would love love love a new blender. I have went through three “cheapies” in the last year alone!!

Jena August 12, 2011 at 9:53 am

I’d love to try this blender! I need to get back on the smoothie-train! Wooowoo!

Sara August 12, 2011 at 9:53 am

I’d love to have a great blender to crush some ice!!

Judy August 12, 2011 at 9:53 am

That would be awesome to win! The smoothies look great.

Joyce August 12, 2011 at 9:53 am

Ur detailed review makes me want to make a smoothie right now!! Would love to get myself one of these babies!!

Shontill August 12, 2011 at 9:54 am

I love your website. I’ve made the green monster several times and I love it. I think I’m getting the glow! :-)

Felicia August 12, 2011 at 9:54 am

Wow! This Blendtec sounds pretty awesome. :)

Julie August 12, 2011 at 9:54 am

Oh my goodness! Those smoothies look so delectable! MMmmmm mmmm, every single flavor ;) I would LOVE a new blender…. mine needs to be kicked to the curb!

Alicia August 12, 2011 at 9:54 am

I’ve been waiting for my blender to kick the bucket before investing in a newer, better product like the Blendtec!

Dana Baumgartl August 12, 2011 at 9:54 am

Would love me a better blender then my oster that I have which hides ever time I bring out the kale for the juicer.

Tricia August 12, 2011 at 9:55 am

Hi Angela! Long time reader and first time commenter. I really enjoy your blog!

I would love to incorporate smoothies into my daily routine, but the blender I have now does not blend frozen fruit, let alone kale! It would be great to have a blender that could make the GM :)

Also, I just wanted to say that I love your ‘7 facts about us’ post. So many things remind me of my own relationship. Glad to hear that we’re not the only ones who speak to each other in weird voices and accents!

Rae August 12, 2011 at 9:55 am

Want this for KALE smoothies!!!

Valerie August 12, 2011 at 9:55 am

Ooh I’m hungry now!

Tessa @ Amazing Asset August 12, 2011 at 9:55 am

What a great product and giveaway :) I am trying to make as many smoothies as I can before it gets cold!

Lisa August 12, 2011 at 9:55 am

The mango coconut cream smoothie sounds delicious! Also I’m in desperate need of a better blender so that my husband can’t tell I’m hiding greens in his smoothies!

Karen August 12, 2011 at 9:55 am

Thanks for the comparison! I’ve been in the market for a new (excellent!) blender and immediately thought of the Vitamix. A refurbished Blendtec sounds like the cheaper alternative.

Jess August 12, 2011 at 9:55 am

Am obsessed with Green Monsters! Obsessed! Would love a shiny blendtec to make them in:)

Gina @ Running to the Kitchen August 12, 2011 at 9:55 am

i would love to have a “grown up” blender but, my wallet would not!

Emily August 12, 2011 at 9:56 am

What an awesome giveaway and fun new recipes!

tiff martin August 12, 2011 at 9:56 am

new blender, yes please! i am new to the green monsters and love them … currently a weekly staple! :)

Angie August 12, 2011 at 9:56 am

I definitely would love a Blendtec!

Kait August 12, 2011 at 9:56 am

Thanks Angela! This would be a great addition to my new apartment.

Corrina August 12, 2011 at 9:56 am

Oh wow, I have been wanting a super power blender for a while. I would love love love to win this one!! Thanks for all your comments on it being refurbished. Have a great weekend!!!

Amy August 12, 2011 at 9:56 am

Love these recipes and would love a new blender to make them in :) Your website rocks!

Corinne August 12, 2011 at 9:57 am

I would love to have a Blendtec!

Samantha August 12, 2011 at 9:57 am

Wow! What a fantastic review and giveaway! My mother has been dying for a good blender…I would love to win this one for her! She is working hard to improve her diet and health and has started making your green monster smoothies to get more nutrition in her diet! This would be wonderful for her!

jose August 12, 2011 at 9:57 am

great giveaway!!!

Lindsey August 12, 2011 at 9:57 am

Ooo! I would love to have this in my life. My recent discovery of banana ‘soft serve’ (I know – I’m late to the game!) has caused me to go on a blending frenzy. :) Thanks for offering this giveaway!

Katrina August 12, 2011 at 9:57 am

Hahaah the blender I have doesn’t even chop nuts!!

Emily August 12, 2011 at 9:58 am

Thanks Ange, I can’t wait to try these… preferrably using my new toy… :)

Nicole August 12, 2011 at 9:58 am

My blender just died, I need this like none other :)

Steph August 12, 2011 at 9:58 am

Thanks for the smoothie recipes! the basil one has piqued my interest…skeptical, but excited to try!

jenna August 12, 2011 at 9:58 am

Great post Angela. I make banana kale cacao smoothies in my hand-me-down blender and I’d love to not be chewing them anymore :D

Cari August 12, 2011 at 9:58 am

I usually only do green smoothies but these look really good that I might have to give them a try. I’m actually looking forward to Fall (I prefer cooler weather) – I love it when the leaves change. :-)

Sarah Rice August 12, 2011 at 9:58 am

I know what you mean about the chunky kale! I have to chew my smoothie! This blender looks amazing!

Rachel August 12, 2011 at 9:58 am

WOW! I am so impressed! cannot wait =]

Pam August 12, 2011 at 9:58 am

Ever since my first green monster over a year ago I have been hooked and it made the transition to my vegetarian lifestyle so much easier as well with all the protein green smoothie combos. I just got my very first apartment and have been getting refurbs and other discounted items to stock my bare kitchen. They are all great, no complaints here with refurbs! Thanks for the awesome giveaway opportunity!

Melinh August 12, 2011 at 9:58 am

This definitely beats my cheap plastic blender!

Dannana August 12, 2011 at 9:58 am

I absolutely love your blog!! You are so amazing and an inspiration to people everywhere! Please don’t ever stop blogging :]

Kelsey August 12, 2011 at 9:58 am

Thanks for having such awesome giveaways like this! My favorite smoothie was the banana date cinnamon flavor.

Kara August 12, 2011 at 9:59 am

Awesome giveaway!!!!!!!
Have a great weekend!

Kara August 12, 2011 at 9:59 am

I love the comparison you did with the Vitamix. My mom just bought one and I love it, but I would be thrilled with the Blendtec machine!

Amanda August 12, 2011 at 9:59 am

Love those smoothie recipes! Gonna make them this weekend with my oldie blender :P

Laura August 12, 2011 at 10:00 am

Looks delicious! Count me in for the giveaway! :)

Krissa August 12, 2011 at 10:00 am

I need this so bad! I’m currently using a Magic Bullet and it is just not cutting it. :)

Linda August 12, 2011 at 10:00 am

These smoothies look spectaular. The colors are great. I can’t wait to try them!

Darrah Clarke August 12, 2011 at 10:00 am

LOL I think I need to win this blender because trying to follow your smoothie path has burned up 4 blenders in a year! I love your smoothies and attribute my knee replacement recovery success to them. You helped me to rebuild my blood supply while still remaining true to my vegan pledge. 8) my doc never thought I would be able to do it without animal based food…never challenge a woman who has resources like Oh She Glows.

Ashleigh August 12, 2011 at 10:00 am

Perfect smoothie recipes just in time for my vacation!!! Woo Hoo!!!!

Jessica August 12, 2011 at 10:00 am

I recently discovered green monsters and am a new convert to the world of smoothies. I realized pretty quickly that a better blender would make my life much easier! *fingers crossed*

Jackie August 12, 2011 at 10:00 am

Those smoothies look so good! I love making green monsters with coconut water.

Kaleigh August 12, 2011 at 10:00 am

oh lordy do I need a blendtec! (or vitamix). I’m literally saving up for a Vitamix…slowly. I made a kale GM the other day, and actually gagged on it because of how chunky it was. I tried…oh how I tried. There is something to be said when I throw food out. i’m going to try a coconut water smoothie now in my poor-man’s Kitchen aid blender!

Diana K August 12, 2011 at 10:00 am

Hey Ange… So I showed my bf the Oh She Glows site and we’re going to see Oh how HE Glows lol This blender would be an amazing addition to our new space, now that we’ll be trying some Green Monsters on HIM lol :)

Katie August 12, 2011 at 10:00 am

I love smoothies! They are the best morning snack

Amanda August 12, 2011 at 10:00 am

A-LOVE the blog B- blendtec would be a saviour for my green monsters in the morning! Or making soups!!! and C… YUMMM!!!

Lola August 12, 2011 at 10:01 am

OMG! count me in count me in!! I’ve been eyeing up a Blendtec and/or a Vitamix for a couple years now.

Katie August 12, 2011 at 10:01 am

I am doing my best not to spend my student loan on a vita mix before school even starts! Winning one would be much more optimal! :)

Lauren August 12, 2011 at 10:01 am

I’ve wanted a vitamix for ages!!!!! chunky kale from a magic bullet is not so fun at 6am. Damn university

Molly August 12, 2011 at 10:01 am

what an amazing giveaway! i have really wanted a blendtec, but i can’t afford one right now. thanks for hosting this!

Andrea August 12, 2011 at 10:01 am

you are going to be popular on this post. I have been drooling over a Blendtec for along time. I do green smoothies every day, including Kale……so this would be awesome. Good luck everyone!

Irina @ Perfect Paradox World August 12, 2011 at 10:01 am

Wow, owning a pro blender is almost like a right of passage into the real foodie/blogging world! Oh what I would do for one! *fingers crossed*

Ashley August 12, 2011 at 10:01 am

I would love to have a powerful blender to start making smoothies and banana soft serve at home! Hope you have a great weekend :)

Julia August 12, 2011 at 10:01 am

Thanks for the review, as I’ve wondered the difference between the two. I really appreciate it as well as the smoothie recipes. I’ll be making the banana date cinnamon tonight!

Molly G. August 12, 2011 at 10:01 am

I am really loving all the smoothie recipes. Smoothies are a great way to eat/drink all your fruits and veggies =)

Kamaile August 12, 2011 at 10:01 am

Great smoothie recipes!

Jennifer Cook August 12, 2011 at 10:01 am

Oh man that Mango Coconut Cream Smoothie looks soo good! My son has been enjoying fruit smoothies this summer and I would love to boost the nutritional value by hiding greens in them. I also would love to start making my own flours, that would be amazing!

Sarah August 12, 2011 at 10:02 am

I would loooveee to win this blender! I’ve been working extra trying to save up for a Vitamix, but it seems I always have an unforseen bill to pay with the extra money instead! =(

Leanne W. August 12, 2011 at 10:02 am

I love smoothies for breakfast. Sounds like I can put vanilla protein in all of these for an extra boost!

Nikita August 12, 2011 at 10:02 am

I would be so so happy if I won this Blendtec! I would especially love to use it to grind grains and seeds to flours- I currently use my coffee grinder which is tiny and recently got chipped when I tried to make garbanzo flour! Oops…

Cindy Gehring-Sawochka August 12, 2011 at 10:02 am

I ADORE your website and would LOVE a Blendtec to make some of your yummy recipes! :)

[email protected] August 12, 2011 at 10:02 am

Yummy.

Jessie August 12, 2011 at 10:02 am

What a fun giveaway! I am in desperate need of a blender and was considering purchasing a refurbished KitchenAid blender because I love my KitchenAid processor. However, the Blendtec looks amazing! And so do your smoothie recipes! I am transitioning from vegetarian (which I’ve been for the past 15 years) to vegan and always find your recipes so inspiring!

Amelia August 12, 2011 at 10:03 am

Smoothies!!!! I love any post that mentions them :)

Emily August 12, 2011 at 10:03 am

I’ve made something very similar to the banana date smoothie, the only difference was that it had 1-2 tbsp of almond butter in it, and it was delicious!!!

Leah August 12, 2011 at 10:03 am

I have been researching Vitamix vs Blendtec and hope I win!

Kiran August 12, 2011 at 10:03 am

How timely. I’ve been looking into various blender and have been reading reviews religiously. I would loveee the Vitamix but just can’t justify paying $500! So the Blendtec was my next option! Goodluck everyone!

Alayna @ Thyme Bombe August 12, 2011 at 10:03 am

Those are beautiful smoothies. I would really love a nice blender like this that does everything, it sounds fantastic.

Megan @ The Detoxinista August 12, 2011 at 10:03 am

What a FUN giveaway! I am pretty hooked on my Vita-Mix, but I’ve always wanted to give the BlendTec a shot to see how it compared.

Melissa August 12, 2011 at 10:03 am

Wow! I’ve been dying for a Vitamix, but this looks just as great!

Bethany August 12, 2011 at 10:03 am

Are you serious?? This would be a dream come true! I could blend my own flax and kale! Love!

Alexandra August 12, 2011 at 10:03 am

I’ve been trying to decide between a Blendtec and a Vitamix…a free one would make the decision for me :)

Jeanette August 12, 2011 at 10:03 am

I’m new to your website (WOW! what a lot of work you’ve put into it) and am getting the ingredients for the Green Monster today. The ol’ Black & Decker will have to do for the time being. Thanks for all your time and energy.

Nancy August 12, 2011 at 10:03 am

This is the best giveaway ever! Here’s hoping the universe selects me for the Blendtec!

Michelle August 12, 2011 at 10:03 am

I love those smoothie ideas. They’re really innovative!

Sarah A August 12, 2011 at 10:04 am

I am desperate for a good blender! Mine stinks and barely does anything. Choose me! Choose me!

EricaR August 12, 2011 at 10:04 am

Wow! What a great giveaway!! (fingers crossed)

melissa suzanne August 12, 2011 at 10:04 am

would love to win this beast!

Rachel D. August 12, 2011 at 10:04 am

Oh, my gosh…I would love a Blendtec!

Hmm…I’m not sure how I feel about drinking basil, but for you? I’ll give it a shot!

Teresa Pitman August 12, 2011 at 10:04 am

My daughter keeps telling me that a Blendtec would change my life! I’m still struggling to make green smoothies with my ordinary blender and it’s not really working. Crossing my fingers that I’ll win this one!

Nat August 12, 2011 at 10:04 am

Love the smoothie recipes! Not only do they look super tasty, I love how they are so colourful!

Jamie J. August 12, 2011 at 10:05 am

Oh, I’m in desperate need of a new blender. After trying to wow my fiance with the Vita-Mix videos (look, it heats soup!) I’m still blender-less. This would be fantastic to win!

twyla August 12, 2011 at 10:05 am

I’ve been debating btwn the two brands for a while. I would to have a new blender.

Keri August 12, 2011 at 10:05 am

I crave smoothies year round and this would be perfect for winter frozen fruit smoothies. I also try to add flax to anything I eat, so it’s great to hear it pulverized the flax. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Emily August 12, 2011 at 10:05 am

Oh, I’d LOVE a Blendtec. I think I use my current blender a few times a day and a good quality one would be awesome. :)

Kellie August 12, 2011 at 10:05 am

I was telling my husband we needed to buy a good blender so I could make the kids smoothies and so I could try and make my own hummus. This looks like a good one!

Rachel Cripps August 12, 2011 at 10:05 am

The banana one sounds really good :) yum!

Kelley Forbes August 12, 2011 at 10:05 am

Your blog is so inspiring and awesome!! I read it every. single. day.

Chelsea August 12, 2011 at 10:05 am

Blender looks great – would love to try it out!

Sam August 12, 2011 at 10:06 am

*crosses fingers* This is an awesome giveaway, and the recipes look great, too! I’d love to be able to blend kale.

amanda August 12, 2011 at 10:06 am

Ooh, I am definitely making the cherry basil smoothie! Yumm! Thanks for the blender info.I have been eyeing the vitamix for a long time, but the blend tec seems like a great option :)

Nik August 12, 2011 at 10:06 am

I drink a gritty kale green monster every morning (thanks to my old, weak bleander) so I would love, LOVE a Blendtec!

Running to the kitchen to whip up a Strawberry, Cherry and Basil Smoothie…

Tiffany August 12, 2011 at 10:06 am

Those smoothies look so good. I would love to win that Blendtec. My current blender is horrible, it takes forever to make a smoothie.

Star August 12, 2011 at 10:06 am

I would love a new blender to finally make a SMOOTH banana softserve!

Shelby August 12, 2011 at 10:06 am

while counter space in my tiny kitchen is limited, i’d gladly give some of that prime real estate to this blender.

Sarah Lee August 12, 2011 at 10:06 am

I became a vegan a little over a year ago and have LOVED the transformation it has given me! Since becoming a vegan, a vita mix/blentech blender and a juicer were on my wishlists of things to get. I’m a stay at home college student and am trying to get my boys to drink more raw, green smoothies! This blender would be a wonderful addition to our family. Just tried the Banana Date Cinnamon smoothie. It was delish. I love adding frozen bananas to all of my smoothies!

Brittany August 12, 2011 at 10:06 am

Wow! this is awesome & informative!

Julie August 12, 2011 at 10:06 am

I’d love to win this beast! *crosses fingers*

Amyella August 12, 2011 at 10:07 am

What an amazing giveaway!! I loooove smoothies and Green Monsters! My favorite is spinach, banana, almond milk, dates (or honey), and frozen pineapple chunks. Yum!

Dona August 12, 2011 at 10:07 am

I love kale in my smoothies! It makes me feel so healthy. Thanks for the chance to own a super-duper blender! Your recipes rock!

Rachel August 12, 2011 at 10:07 am

I made one of your smoothies this morning. I don’t remember what it was called, (it has watermelon, strawberries, and banana) it was A-MAZ-ING! I think this will be an everyday thing

Meghan August 12, 2011 at 10:08 am

Great site, lovely pictures! My blender is on the fritz, sometimes it just makes an awful sound rather than blend anything. I would lovelovelove a nice new blender (since I love to cook and make smoothies and sauces), but I can’t really afford one as a student, so this would be a dream come true for me!

Eileen August 12, 2011 at 10:08 am

I make my smoothies and green monsters in a bullet-esque machine and it’s pretty terrible. I can’t even get my banana to be totally smooth. I am too cheap to buy a serious blender so i would LOVE to get one of these!

rachel seys August 12, 2011 at 10:08 am

I would so love to win!

Sarah August 12, 2011 at 10:08 am

I’ve been thinking about purchasing a blender ever since I tried to make a green monster with kale and coconut water. I ended up with chunky, green, coconut water instead of the smooth, hydrating one I was envisioning. This blender looks nice!

Chandra August 12, 2011 at 10:09 am

My oh my! What a great giveaway!

Tamicka August 12, 2011 at 10:09 am

I am in desperate need or a new blender. My old one is broken

Kasey August 12, 2011 at 10:10 am

My blender automatically shuts off if it overheats, which happens about every 10 seconds. This would definitely come in handy!

Melanie August 12, 2011 at 10:10 am

I tried a green monster in my blender – not pretty….. Many smoothie sounds delicious!

Nicole August 12, 2011 at 10:10 am

This would be absolutely amazing! I fell in love with the vitamix after seeing it on another blog and the blendtec looks just as amazing! Getting it for free would be fantastic!

Colleen August 12, 2011 at 10:10 am

I would love to win this!

Kimberly C August 12, 2011 at 10:10 am

I just broke my super cheep blender and have been looking at a nice one. It’s going to take a long time to save up so I hope I win!

Drew Catherine August 12, 2011 at 10:11 am

Ooo this looks awesome! I recently broke my blender because i tried making coconut butter and it failed majorly. :/ Ive never heard of a blender that makes icecream too. I want one! xD

Julie August 12, 2011 at 10:11 am

This is an amazing give away! My current blender cannot even blend more than one ice cube at a time without jamming, and things like kale turn out looking shredded, but not blended!

Meghan L August 12, 2011 at 10:11 am

Already I have visions of smoothie combinations dancing through my head. Thanks for the great giveaway host. The banana-date smoothie is definately going to give a bounce to my step tomorrow.

Sarah-Marie August 12, 2011 at 10:11 am

Free Blendtec? Yes, please!

nuttmegs17 August 12, 2011 at 10:11 am

Would love this!

Dottie August 12, 2011 at 10:11 am

I would love a blender that actually does something! Mine is horrible and can’t make green monsters till I get a better one… possibly this one. I will have to look into the refurbished ones. :)

Suzy August 12, 2011 at 10:11 am

I dream of turning ice into snow for my smoothies. Thanks for offering this great giveaway!

Amanda August 12, 2011 at 10:11 am

I have been wanting a Vitamix for so long now but the Blentec looks like it works just as well- thanks for the giveaway!

kara August 12, 2011 at 10:11 am

I am just getting in to making green monsters this blender looks amazing!

Corine August 12, 2011 at 10:11 am

I ran across your website when I was ‘Googling’ the Lemon Sesame Ginger dressing from Costco (you mentioned it in a post). I’ve been hooked ever since (probably about 2 months), and have even been trying to read ALL your archived posts (I’m up to April/09). I’ve found great info in those past posts, so I’m determined to keep reading.
I’ve started the Green Monsters this week (easing myself in with spinach instead of kale), and have made a few of your recipes.
I LOVE your site. Thanks for all the hard work and info.

Sarah August 12, 2011 at 10:11 am

oh my gosh this would be wonderful!

Laura August 12, 2011 at 10:11 am

OOOOoooo…Pick me. Pick me! I would love that beast.

Melissa August 12, 2011 at 10:12 am

Oh that would be nice!! My poor boyfriend is tired of hearing me moan about needing a high tech blender for my daily green (sometimes brown and scary looking because of strawberries) monsters! I’ve tried to convince him what I really need is a $800 blender and not a ring! haha I’m using a magic bullet that struggles SO HARD on the frozen bananas (dancing around the counter while not actually pulverizing anything!), the kale (chunky styles) and flax seeds (must be soaked hours/day in advance so as to not kill my little bullet.)

Best of luck to all who’ve entered!! :)

Becky August 12, 2011 at 10:12 am

Haven’t been able to decide between a blendtec or vitamix but if I got one for free that would make my decision for me! Just started drinking green smoothies and getting my family to drink them as well. My daughter and husband are reluctant to drink something green but I’ve found if I put blueberries in it that it is purple and they don’t know any different!! Have you found any other add ins that mask the green color well?

Kristen atwooz August 12, 2011 at 10:12 am

Sign me up, ma’am! Happy Friday Ange :)

Talia August 12, 2011 at 10:12 am

Sign me up! :D

CarolynC August 12, 2011 at 10:12 am

I’m currently using an immersion blender for smoothies – sometimes it can be hard to fit everything into the small container, and to fully puree those pesky frozen mango chunks! This one looks like a very handy appliance…

Emily August 12, 2011 at 10:12 am

I’d love to try that banana date smoothie – it sounds DELICIOUS, but my current blender is something decidedly less than a beast and absolutely refuses to blend dates. I’d give anything for a Blendtec!!

Christine August 12, 2011 at 10:13 am

Wow this blender looks great! I don’t actually have a blender – just a stick blender for soups – but I’ve used a Vitaprep in culinary school and they’re the best. If this is just as good, and possibly less $$, sounds very worth looking into.

ARPL August 12, 2011 at 10:13 am

Cool! I’m a fellow Canadian whose existing blender recently died with a purpose – making banana soft serve.

Katie August 12, 2011 at 10:13 am

A new blender would totally make me, make more of your wonderful smoothies (and everything for that matter :) )!

JessicaD August 12, 2011 at 10:13 am

Thank you so much for the amazing variety of recipes you offer on this blog. Thanks to your posts I’ve gotten inspired to add fruit and veggi smoothies to my life again, and as a consequence my appetite is more regulated and I’ve been feeling healthier (am losing a size too w00t). Doing yoga four time a week and reading your blog are my top favorite healthy activities :) Well, and drinking a delicious smoothie too :)

Danielle August 12, 2011 at 10:13 am

what an awesome giveaway!! fingers crossed here :) I love my green monsters made with spinach in my regular low-end blender but would love kale a try in the Blendtec!

Abby August 12, 2011 at 10:13 am

I have been wanting to get a more powerful blender for awhile but I just can’t get myself to pay the big bucks for one!!! This looks amazing :) Do you think this would work well for frozen banana ice cream?

sara August 12, 2011 at 10:13 am

Wow I would love one, I just found your site and think its fantstic, great recipes.thanks

Geosomin August 12, 2011 at 10:13 am

Thanks for the smoothie recipes…a really good blender to make them in would be great too :)

Trish Costanzo August 12, 2011 at 10:13 am

Blending would make being new to plant based eating a breeze!

Amanda August 12, 2011 at 10:13 am

I would love a new blender. Mine disappeared in a recent move.

Heidi P. August 12, 2011 at 10:13 am

How do you come up with these INCREDIBLE recipes day after day?! You are truly amazing.

Susie August 12, 2011 at 10:13 am

A new blender would be amazing!

Val @ Ramblings of a Babymama August 12, 2011 at 10:13 am

Ohhh! I would love a Blendtec! And I have to try those smoothie recipes too! ;)

Meazy August 12, 2011 at 10:14 am

Ahhhmazing! Love the mango recipe!

Adilia August 12, 2011 at 10:14 am

Yes definitely tired of chunky Kale!! This would be so awesome!

Sarah K August 12, 2011 at 10:14 am

This would be a HUGE improvement over our current blender!!!

PW August 12, 2011 at 10:14 am

I’d love to have a Blendtec!

Meaghan August 12, 2011 at 10:14 am

Love your blog and love the give-away! Please Blendtec ME :-)

Michelle Miller August 12, 2011 at 10:14 am

I would love a blender that didn’t leave my spinach and kale “chunky.” Although not as good as a vitamix, I am sure this one is better than mine!

Susan August 12, 2011 at 10:14 am

I have been wanting to try your GM’s but these smoothies look sooo delicious. I need a blender that is the ONLY thing stopping me from making your GMs or these smoothies. Help me Angela.

Ali August 12, 2011 at 10:14 am

Fantastic looking blender!

Julia Becker August 12, 2011 at 10:15 am

Thanks for the entry! Mmmm smoothies!

Lindsey August 12, 2011 at 10:15 am

Those smoothies look so good! I’ve tried making my own with an immersion blender but most of the time it doesn’t quite cut it..

Liz August 12, 2011 at 10:15 am

My kitchenaid blender which is only a few months old has already started leaking! I use it for Green Monsters a few times a weeks. I have been considering the Vitamix or Blendtec – thanks for the review!

Becki @ Bites 'n Brews August 12, 2011 at 10:15 am

I had my first green monster in WEEKS yesterday! I’ve missed my Vitamix, oh so much!

Jaci August 12, 2011 at 10:15 am

I have been wanting to try out a green monster smoothie for quite some time, but haven’t been able to because I don’t have a blender. I would love to win this!

Amy C August 12, 2011 at 10:15 am

We used to use a Blendtec at the coffee shop I used to work for… heavy duty machines – for sure!! I would love to own one myself!

caroline August 12, 2011 at 10:15 am

i would LOVE a blender like this!!!!

lindsey August 12, 2011 at 10:15 am

wow! what an amazing giveaway! blendtec seems amazing!!!

Haley August 12, 2011 at 10:16 am

This is amazingly well timed – my blender died yesterday mid green-monster :(

Eileen August 12, 2011 at 10:16 am

what a great giveaway! I love smoothies, and a Blendtec would surely be an improvement to my low-tech version.

Song August 12, 2011 at 10:16 am

Oh Oh pick me! I’ve been wanting to make a kale smoothie.

Audrey August 12, 2011 at 10:16 am

I was just checking these out online a few days ago and thinking I should get one (whenever I find the money for it) My current blender is definitely sub-par and I’m ready for something more durable that can handle some new delicious smoothies

Angela August 12, 2011 at 10:16 am

This blender looks amazing! I was also happy to see the container of Almond Breeze– their unsweetened chocolate has been my summer obsession, in smoothies and also lattes… : )
Thanks for the amazing post, as usual!

Lindsay August 12, 2011 at 10:16 am

recipes and blendtec look great!

NeenaJ August 12, 2011 at 10:16 am

Yay! Hubs told me last night that our current blender blades looked like they had been processing marbles, so this would be a welcome addition to our home! Thanks!

Christina August 12, 2011 at 10:17 am

My blender is so ghetto and sad, I would love a vita-mix but my husband would definitely not go for it because of the $$$. This one sounds like a great alternative, thanks for sharing.

amanda August 12, 2011 at 10:17 am

Looks like a great machine!

Daniel August 12, 2011 at 10:17 am

To be honest, I kind of like the chewy texture from kale in my smoothies. :P

Ashley August 12, 2011 at 10:21 am

I love smoothies!!!! Made a beet, raspberry, kale, fresh squeezed OJ and a bit of water this morning:) so yummy!!!thanks for sharing ur delicious recipies!

Meghann August 12, 2011 at 10:17 am

I would LOVE the Blendtec blender! My beloved blender just died after I used it twice a day for the first 22 weeks of my pregnancy…Green Monsters were amazingly the ONLY thing that made my 24-hour/day nausea manageable! I literally shed a tear when the blender died last week…

Sarah Ford August 12, 2011 at 10:17 am

Pick me! I only have a magic bullet and it seems to be wearing out on me!

Courtney M. August 12, 2011 at 10:17 am

Love this! I’ve had my eyes on a professional blender forever, but I just started my new job and the not so stellar pay means that the blender is probably still a far off dream.

Stephanie August 12, 2011 at 10:17 am

I would love to be the lucky winner!! I’ve never owned a nice blender!

Niki August 12, 2011 at 10:17 am

The school year is about to start, which means back to work for me… a new blender would make morning smoothies a breeze!

Courtney @ LivingABonaFideLife August 12, 2011 at 10:17 am

How awesome this would be! I use a blender ATLEAST once a day. I was comparing Blendtec’s and Vita-Mix’s the other day – but just can’t swing the cost right now. Thanks for the giveaway!

Heather Kaufman August 12, 2011 at 10:17 am

I’m addicted to the Green Monster, thank you so much for introducing it to me! It would be that much better if I could make it in a wonderful Blendtec instead of my $19.99 blender!

Jess August 12, 2011 at 10:17 am

A new blender would be great! I would love to make the mango coconut smoothie with it…sounds delish!

K Masson August 12, 2011 at 10:18 am

I would love to be the winner the of Blendtec…..my current blender isn’t able to make smoothies at all – ice is it’s enemy….

Meredith August 12, 2011 at 10:18 am

I’ve seen basil and fruit in a number of recipes, and I think it’s time I tried it! With my new Blendtec, of course :)

Laura August 12, 2011 at 10:18 am

Thanks for such a great giveaway! Peach smoothies are the best.

Shalay August 12, 2011 at 10:18 am

I absolutely LOVE your website. It is brilliant. I will never have to own a recipe book ever again! I just wanted to say thank you for having such an awesome website that helps others and thanks for your consideration for the Blentec drawing! I would LOVE to have that blender. Since I am only 19, buying a blender that expensive is just not possible right now. I have tried doing a “green smoothie” in my regular blender and it was difficult, so having this would help a bunch!
Thankyou,
Shalay :)

Britt August 12, 2011 at 10:18 am

I’m in desperate need of a new blender! Going to check this one out :)

Christine August 12, 2011 at 10:19 am

OMG!!! I die every time I see a demonstration @ Costco. I need one of these! My Magic Bullet cups keep breaking!!

Megan August 12, 2011 at 10:19 am

I would have never thought to put basil in a smoothie!

Ashley August 12, 2011 at 10:19 am

Those smoothies look delicious! How fun to experiment and try new ones. A high speed blender has been on my wishlist for a while.

Cassidy August 12, 2011 at 10:19 am

My goal for this semester is to start making GM’s part of my routine! Those smoothies look AH-MAZING by the way

Arlena McClish August 12, 2011 at 10:19 am

I would love to have the chance to win the Blendtec. You have a terrific blog and I get so excited to try out everything new. My husband goes crazy over your cookie dough raw balls. Thanks again.

Lisa {milkshake} August 12, 2011 at 10:19 am

I would LOVE to replace my old noisy blender with this one! Love your blog.

Christie @ Running Through Peanut Butter August 12, 2011 at 10:19 am

Yummm! Those all look delicious! Especially the mango coconut one.
I never put kale in green monsters for that very reason! I don’t enjoy chewing kale when I’m expecting a smoothie (i.e. SMOOOOTH)!
I think I could use a step up from my magic bullet..

Robin August 12, 2011 at 10:19 am

Love this! I desperately need an upgraded blender. Tired of chunks of flax and kale in my smoothies :)

Jordanne August 12, 2011 at 10:20 am

Wow, my second visit to your site to get some recipe ideas and there’s a free blender giveaway?!?! Incredibly delightful :) How great would that be. I’m not sure I know how anyone chooses between VitaMix / Blendtec. Thanks for a helpful review!
On another note, love the banana date cinnamon combo. Mmmm

Chelsea August 12, 2011 at 10:20 am

I got my (plastic…yup) blender when I was in college SIX years ago. This would be an incredible update in my kitchen, though I really should just bite the bullet and get myself a new one!

Maija August 12, 2011 at 10:20 am

SO cool! I’ve never even heard of Blentec before but I’m obsessed with this refurbished idea- I can’t believe I didn’t think of it before with my other kitchen appliances!

carrie August 12, 2011 at 10:20 am

I must try that strawberry cherry basil treat. yum! thanks for the big giveaway!

Cindy August 12, 2011 at 10:20 am

I had to return mine because I couldn’t justify the price! Please pick me! :)

Carly August 12, 2011 at 10:21 am

Looks like a great blender!

Stephanie August 12, 2011 at 10:21 am

Those smoothie recipes look fantastic! I haven’t tried putting coconut water in smoothies but I love the stuff. :)

Erin Harris August 12, 2011 at 10:21 am

I’ve been wanting one of these ever since I found out you could make raw veggie soup and homemade almond milk in them! So glad to know about their refurbished machines – if I don’t win, maybe I’ll go that route!

Jessica August 12, 2011 at 10:21 am

I love peanut butter banana smoothies. I use one frozen banana, 2/3 cup soy milk, and 2 teaspoons creamy peanut butter. It’s brilliant!

Adija Mugabo August 12, 2011 at 10:21 am

I am super excited about this giveaway! Plus I think any smoothie with coconut water would be a terrific post-workout treat!

Shady August 12, 2011 at 10:21 am

My blender just died so I would LOVE to win this! If not, I’m intrigued about being able to buy refurbished models of this awesome sounding blender!

Jacqueline August 12, 2011 at 10:21 am

I really need a new blender….my smoothies are more like chunkies! great recipes btw as usual! I am going to have the cherry basil for breakfast!

Misty Lynn August 12, 2011 at 10:21 am

This would be perfect to make smoothies for my daughters before school or as after school snacks. Thanks for the review as I’ve been looking at both Blendtecs and Vitamix.

Ryan August 12, 2011 at 10:21 am

My wife would love me even more if I won this for her.

Stephanie August 12, 2011 at 10:21 am

My blender won’t even blend strawberries, so I would really like to win this. What an exciting giveaway!

Bekah August 12, 2011 at 10:21 am

What a great giveaway! Blenders I am pretty sure are the second greatest invention besides chocolate :)

Stephanie @cookinfanatic August 12, 2011 at 10:21 am

Mmmmm those smoothies would be perfect for these final hot August days of summer!!!

Sarah Leigh August 12, 2011 at 10:22 am

That thing looks awesome. Sometimes when I make GM’s with my blender, I get chunks of peaches leftover and my pulse button craps out!

This would seriously make my mornings so much easier!

Coconut cream smoothie sounds to die for too!

Barb August 12, 2011 at 10:22 am

I would love to win this!

Janette August 12, 2011 at 10:22 am

Looks like a great blender, my poor blender is just about ready to die.

Aditi August 12, 2011 at 10:22 am

What a great giveaway! I have been using my crappy $20 blender that I have had since college, and while it does the trick most of the time, I definitely cannot make smooth green monsters!

Genevieve August 12, 2011 at 10:22 am

Great giveaway! I’ve been wanting a new powerful blender but I haven’t splurged yet…
I would love to try that banana date smoothie, but my current blender does not do a good job at blending dates

colleen August 12, 2011 at 10:22 am

Can’t wait to try these smoothies out!

Kelly August 12, 2011 at 10:22 am

Love this giveaway!!! I’m moving and I dont have my own blender yet! : ) can’t wait to try the new recipes!

Stephanie August 12, 2011 at 10:22 am

What an AWESOME giveaway!! And those recipes look tasty as well! The blender I have now is awful, it’s one of the 30 dollar jobbies at target so kale is definitely out of the question! ha-ha

Stephanie August 12, 2011 at 10:23 am

Whats not to love? Count me in!

Catherine August 12, 2011 at 10:23 am

I, like many others, try to blend green smoothies to creamy silk and there are inevitably lumps and pulpy kale ick which my toddler won’t go anywhere near. This beauty would be well used & loved in our kitchen :)

Bianca August 12, 2011 at 10:23 am

Love it! I bought a cheap blender from Costco and it definitely does not make smooth smoothies — I throw a lot of spinach in mine and end up chewing half of it!!

Also – any recipe that includes basil rules as I have an insane amount growing in my porch garden!

Sarah August 12, 2011 at 10:23 am

What a fantastic giveaway! I’d love a Blendtec. The flaxseed test was great!!

Kelley August 12, 2011 at 10:23 am

I’d love to win a nice blender! I always purchase cheap ones, and then have to replace them or remember to “chew” versus “drink” my smoothies!

Leah @ Why Deprive? August 12, 2011 at 10:23 am

This is an amazing giveaway!! I need a hard core blender like this, I’ve broken 3 blenders in the last two years. Apparently they werent tough enough for me. :)

Minerva G August 12, 2011 at 10:23 am

SOLD, I am so excited for this giveaway! Fingers crossed.

Dominique O August 12, 2011 at 10:23 am

What a great giveaway! Hopefully someday I’ll be able to afford a high speed blender…

Grace August 12, 2011 at 10:23 am

What pretty summer smoothies!
My green smoothies are currently made with a combination of the food processor and a wee bullet blender… currently saving up for one of these workhouse blenders since I refuse to settle for something ho-hum!
I’m surprised you didn’t try out any “Will it Blend?” experiments… or perhaps those weren’t camera worthy… haha

Briony Lennig August 12, 2011 at 10:24 am

Love the mango smoothie! I made one similar just the other day and added a bit of ginger and a squish of a lemon! yum!!

Also would love this blender! I have to hold my blender on the counter or else it tries to jump off once the motor gets going.

td August 12, 2011 at 10:24 am

I’d love to finally try a high-end blender. Count me in!

prinzessin August 12, 2011 at 10:24 am

oh wow that date smoothie sounds AMAZING!
I tried making a green monster with kale once with a normal blender and never tried again bedause of that chunkiness. I guess I need a better blender! ;)

Carolyn Bell August 12, 2011 at 10:24 am

I got a blendtec last year for Christmas and it changed my life! What a great give away!

Brenda August 12, 2011 at 10:24 am

I NEED that blender!!!

Stephanie S. August 12, 2011 at 10:24 am

The smoothie recipes look amazing! Can’t wait to try them out!
Enjoy your weekend :)

Alanna August 12, 2011 at 10:24 am

I would love to have a blender like this! mine has a chip in the glass and is starting to make a weird smell when it runs…

Shae August 12, 2011 at 10:24 am

My blender just broke so this would be perfect!!! :)

Julie - StressStories August 12, 2011 at 10:25 am

Oh my God it would be amazing to win a Blendtec. Especially given that I would then have the opportunity to copy your mango/coconut/cream-dream-creation :-)

nicole August 12, 2011 at 10:25 am

Bc of you flax seed is my new obsession!!

marisa mohr August 12, 2011 at 10:25 am

I’ve been staying away from processed foods as much as possible, Yummy almond milk included, so I have been loving coconut water as my key smoothie and green monster liquid! My fave GM base is 1 frozen banana, 1/2 avocado, huge handful spinach and coconut water to blend. Add in fruit or fresh mint to change it up each day.

Laurel August 12, 2011 at 10:25 am

Those smoothies look deee-lish! :D

Kristen @ Chocolate Covered Kristen August 12, 2011 at 10:25 am

I have been lusting after a commercial style blender for a while, but until I have the extra money I am using my Cuisinart. I can’t wait to try the berry-basil combo. Basil and strawberry is such an amazing combination and completely underrated!

K August 12, 2011 at 10:25 am

My blender is too wimpy, this would be great!!

Ashley August 12, 2011 at 10:25 am

Hmmm, I think I need a new blender. I asked Chris to pick up some cumin from the bulk section last night and he brought home cumin seeds. So, I had to use my Vita Mix to grind the seeds, which worked really well but now I can’t get the smell out! Cumin-scented smoothies make me want to gag. LOL

Logan August 12, 2011 at 10:25 am

All the wife can talk about is a new blender. Convenient that you are giving away a “Will it blend?” blender!

Julia August 12, 2011 at 10:25 am

I would love to win this blender. I want one so badly!

Cheryl Taflinger August 12, 2011 at 10:26 am

I would love, love to win!! A wonderful giveaway.

Samantha August 12, 2011 at 10:26 am

I would love to win the BlendTec! I love smoothies post-run and nothing beats a Green Monster to replenish and restore!

Creshea Hilton August 12, 2011 at 10:26 am

I love new blenders! I use my hand immersion blender for a lot of my smoothies and soups…it kicks butt. But this bad boy looks like something that would make life far more enjoyable :)

Jacquelynn August 12, 2011 at 10:26 am

Oh wow! I have just a cheap little blender, so I would LOVE to see what it is like to taste a properly blended green monster! :) I’d also love to try making some soups in it.

Rhona August 12, 2011 at 10:26 am

I would love this Blendtec as I am the smoothie queen. (Fingers crossed!)

Bailey August 12, 2011 at 10:26 am

LOVE this blender! Would be an awesome tool to whip up some quick smoothies in this summer heat.

[email protected] August 12, 2011 at 10:26 am

I would love that blender. My kids love peanut butter chocolate banana smoothies. As do I.

Sheryl August 12, 2011 at 10:26 am

You will get better smoothie results for the vegetables if you actually hit the juice button, funny huh?! I add my veggies and liquids into my BlendTec first, press the smoothie button, and then add my frozen fruits. Perfectly delish every time. Just FYI. Thanks for the new recipes!

Sami August 12, 2011 at 10:27 am

All your smoothie recipes look so delicious! I want to try them all, especially banana date cinnamon. I always have those things on hand but I would have never thought to combine them in a smoothie!

Cindy August 12, 2011 at 10:27 am

I just started making green smoothies and I am in love! I had never tried them before because I dont have a great blender. So far I’ve tried spinach but not kale. It would be amazing to have a great blender to continue my green monster journey!!

Robin Winters August 12, 2011 at 10:27 am

I love your blog! Great recipes and pics. I would love to win the blender.

Jenna McNaughton August 12, 2011 at 10:27 am

Yummy recipes.. and yes I would love to win the blender cool..
Have a great weekend
Jenna

Rosalind Derksen August 12, 2011 at 10:28 am

Wow, looking at those smoothies makes me miss my blender! (It died a couple months ago!)

Jess August 12, 2011 at 10:28 am

Winning this blender would be faaaantastic – my current blender is from the 1970s, and it doesn’t ‘blend’ so much as it ‘stirs’!

Linda Thomas August 12, 2011 at 10:28 am

I’ve always wanted to try Green Smoothies but my blender won’t take it!

Gemma Clarke August 12, 2011 at 10:28 am

Great smoothie recipes! Would love to make them with a brnad new blender :)

Gemma Clarke August 12, 2011 at 10:29 am

I meant ‘brand new’ obviously

[email protected] August 12, 2011 at 10:28 am

Dear BlendTec – please save me from my blender, whose kale chunks and ice cube remnants are slowly killing my smoothie love… All the Best – Anne

Selene August 12, 2011 at 10:28 am

hi angela! i would love to win the blendtec :)

Tess August 12, 2011 at 10:28 am

That banana date smoothie sounds like a dream. I think I’ll make one…like, now.

Jessica August 12, 2011 at 10:28 am

My parents have a Blendtec…they love it! I’d love one too :)

Debbie August 12, 2011 at 10:28 am

Your smoothies look yummy. Pick me!

Leana August 12, 2011 at 10:29 am

OooOoh I would luuurve a new blender! :-)

Lena August 12, 2011 at 10:29 am

Our blender is a cheapo from Target that doesn’t work very well so I’ll definitely put the Blendtec to good use!!

Nicole @ Yuppie Yogini August 12, 2011 at 10:29 am

I registered for a Blendtec for my wedding–even though I know nobody is going to get it for me. I’d love to win one!!

Christabel August 12, 2011 at 10:29 am

I’d love to have a Blendtec…and one of those smoothies!

Carrie August 12, 2011 at 10:29 am

My current cuisinart blender and I have a face-off just about every morning. The thing is impossible to clean and can’t cut it when it comes to making healthy smoothies of deliciousness. It jams itself out of spite.

Needless to say, I am dying to win this blendtec blender! Help me divorce my cuisinart for good :)

Eleanor Abernathy August 12, 2011 at 10:29 am

I’ve been looking for a new blender for my Green Monsters… this would be perfect!

Theresa August 12, 2011 at 10:29 am

great giveaway!! :)

Greta August 12, 2011 at 10:29 am

Amazing – I had a smoothie disaster this morning (leaky explosion!), and then find that you are having a GIVEAWAY. Thank you for the opportunity!

Dayanna August 12, 2011 at 10:30 am

Oh my does that blender look shwanky nice! I think it would put my current blender (great grandpa’s kenmore from the 20s) to shame! I like to make my own almond milk But old rusty just doesn’t keep up – not to hate on all our precious years together … It’s time to part.
Have been saving for a vitamix for eons but I Would not say no to recieving this powerful kale, flax, everything blending machine! :)

Sarah August 12, 2011 at 10:30 am

I’ve always wanted to get on the smoothie/green monster bandwagon but have never had the correct equipment. I feel like it would be helpful with the whole “what am I going to eat for breakfast this morning” conundrum I face every morning!

Allysia August 12, 2011 at 10:30 am

Well of course I have to enter this draw! A Blendtec is pretty much at the top of my list of “toys I really want”. But it’s a practical toy, right? :)

Andrea August 12, 2011 at 10:30 am

OMG! Want one. I have been a huge fan of your website (and you and your fam) since January and I think I have turned at least half of New England onto your website. I have always been a healthy eater, mostly veg, but you truly changed my life and made me and my family even healthier. I LOVE your recipes and your stories. I have been holding off on a Vitamix due to price. Oh and the Green Goddess Dip – really a hit at last week’s mountain biking party – I put it over whole wheat pasta and everyone gobbled it up. Love Kale and Spinach in my Green Monsters. The veggie burger “dough” truly a godsend. Have a super weekend! Can’t wait to try the smoothies…. :)

Mari August 12, 2011 at 10:31 am

Looks amazing! I’d make so many soups with that!

Alexis August 12, 2011 at 10:31 am

Those smoothies all look amazing! I can’t wait to make the cinnamon one :) and ahhh that blend tec sounds dreamy!!

Victoria August 12, 2011 at 10:31 am

Wow, this is such a generous giveaway! I’ve never even heard of a Blendtec actually D:

Elizabeth August 12, 2011 at 10:31 am

My blender is tired. I need a Blendtec!

Mina August 12, 2011 at 10:31 am

Wow great recipes! the Strawberry Cherry Basil sounds especially interesting, I’ll have to try it soon!
Have you tried making any nut-butters with the Blendtec yet? I’d be curious to see how it does!

kristina August 12, 2011 at 10:31 am

I have the same KA that you had and it leaks like a mofo!!! I need a new one as my KA base is manky with dried green leaky smoothie remains :o(

Erika August 12, 2011 at 10:31 am

Those recipes look amazing! Can’t wait to try them out in the BlendTec :)

Hannah August 12, 2011 at 10:31 am

I would love this!

Jennifer August 12, 2011 at 10:31 am

I would love this blender!

Mellisa August 12, 2011 at 10:31 am

Would love to try something so powerful compared to my typical kitchen blender.
:o)

Joyce @ Flowing to Fifty August 12, 2011 at 10:31 am

I’ve never heard of Blendtec! Since I have a 40 year old blender that I bought at a garage sale for $5 (which works pretty well, by the way), I’d love upgrade to this fab tool. Please enter my name in the draw!!

Elle @ We can begin to feed... August 12, 2011 at 10:31 am

Awesome giveaway… would love to win!

Your smoothies look great.

Drew August 12, 2011 at 10:32 am

Wow! Those smoothies look delicious!! Currently I use a beat up Ninja for my smoothies, and at this point I’m all to familiar with “chunky” greens! Would love to have a real “smoothie”!!

Jensine Crandall August 12, 2011 at 10:32 am

I would love the blendtec, but the smoothie recipes are great too!

Susan Lee August 12, 2011 at 10:32 am

Belndtec just sounds cool…I’m in LOVE with Green Monsters since I found OSG!!

Courtney August 12, 2011 at 10:32 am

I have been wanting a new “fancy” blender for awhile, this would be perfect!

Emily Carvelli August 12, 2011 at 10:32 am

hope i win!!!!

Rebecca August 12, 2011 at 10:32 am

I’ve heard amazing things about the Blendtec…would love to have one! Thanks, Angela! BTW, love that you are on FB now!

Valerie August 12, 2011 at 10:33 am

Ooooh, I would love this blender! I have a magic bullet at home which is ok for everyday stuff, but doesn’t really blend smoothly. Plus, you can only make a single serving of most things in it. I hope I win!

Alyssa August 12, 2011 at 10:33 am

Wow, that thing looks/sounds wonderful. Those are some tasty looking smoothies too….

Brittany @ B Out There August 12, 2011 at 10:33 am

I have dreams about high-powered blenders. Vivid, smooth, thoroughly pulverized dreams. Not out of the ordinary I assume…

[email protected] Of Fitness August 12, 2011 at 10:33 am

Ohhhh, I’d love a Blendtec! Those smoothie recipes sound great…especially the strawberry cherry basil one. Can’t wait to try it.

tONYA August 12, 2011 at 10:33 am

SNAP! I would love to win this blender! I am a smoothie addict and I think I’m wearing down my poor little osterizer.

Claire August 12, 2011 at 10:33 am

Looks like a great blender!

Rachel August 12, 2011 at 10:34 am

It’s my birthday week, this would be such a treat!

Kate August 12, 2011 at 10:34 am

Oh my goodness I would love to win this! I actually just asked for a blender or food processor for my birthday next month because your blog has inspired me to make more things from scratch rather than buying them pre-made.

Carrie August 12, 2011 at 10:34 am

hope I win!!

Emma (Namaste Everyday) August 12, 2011 at 10:34 am

I am a green monster maniac, but right now I don’t even own a blender! And, being a poor college student, I don’t have the funds to buy a fancy one. I will have to use my roommate’s, and the lid is bent!!! Help! I need that blender!

Caroline August 12, 2011 at 10:34 am

I need this!!

Amy August 12, 2011 at 10:34 am

My mom has wanted a Blentec or Vitamix for the longest time. I’d love to win her this!

Jenny @ LoveEatRun August 12, 2011 at 10:35 am

I want to try that Banana Date Cinnamon smoothie – now!!! This blender looks awesome and like a great sub for the Vitamix!

Mascha August 12, 2011 at 10:35 am

Great smoothie recipes!! I would love to win the blendtec!!

Tristan August 12, 2011 at 10:35 am

Love that you are on Facebook! Thanks for the chance!

Heather Brandt August 12, 2011 at 10:35 am

This would help so much with making healthy smoothies to help my son & me as we are on gluten free & dairy free diet. My 4 year old would love it!

Cassandra August 12, 2011 at 10:35 am

What a great give away! Best of luck to everyone (and me)!

Sharon August 12, 2011 at 10:36 am

Ahhh, it’s so beautiful! I bet it would do really well with nut butters!

Eva August 12, 2011 at 10:36 am

I love the idea of refurbished blenders straight from the company. Such a good resource!

Keri J August 12, 2011 at 10:36 am

I would love this blender. Thank you for all the great smoothie recipes, can’t wait to try them. Have a great weekend.

Joanna August 12, 2011 at 10:36 am

Blend on, blend on! What a powerful looking machine!

Melanie August 12, 2011 at 10:36 am

What a great product! I would love this blender. I am thinking of all the great things I could make. Yummy!

Bliss August 12, 2011 at 10:36 am

My Magic Bullet just bit the dust and I’m desperately in need of a new blender…I’m keeping my fingers crossed to win this amazing one!

Mistene August 12, 2011 at 10:36 am

I must try the cherry smoothie! I am LOVING basil right now.

Molly August 12, 2011 at 10:36 am

Sadly, I don’t have a blender and my nutritionist just told me I should buy one so I can have smoothies for breakfast! Hope I win! Those smoothies look fab!

Ashley August 12, 2011 at 10:36 am

I want one!!!!!!!!!!

Melissa M August 12, 2011 at 10:36 am

I’ve been trying to decide between blendtec and vitamix. I want a good blender asap!!

Iliana Koutsos August 12, 2011 at 10:36 am

Looks amazing! Would love it :)

Audrey August 12, 2011 at 10:37 am

I love smoothies!!

Kristin August 12, 2011 at 10:37 am

Would LOVE this! Here’s hoping I win.

Brinn August 12, 2011 at 10:37 am

My Magic Bullet has seen better days…and it’s so small I can only make smoothies for myself. If I win I can share the love with my fam!

Meredith August 12, 2011 at 10:37 am

Banana Date Cimmamon Smoothie?? Yes please!!!

Jessica M. August 12, 2011 at 10:37 am

Ange – Pick me, pick me! :-)

Rebekah @ Making Miracles August 12, 2011 at 10:37 am

As a newly prego with twins, I have been told smoothies are going to be my “salvation” to get in the nutrients and protein requirements I need and this would be awesome – great review and great recipes! :)

Brenda August 12, 2011 at 10:37 am

This blender looks amazing. I can’t say I wouldn’t want the vitamix but this seems like a great alternative. :D

Nicole August 12, 2011 at 10:38 am

Pick me!!! I had a disaster party with my blender this past weekend when I tried to use it for Mama Pea’s Thai Veggie Burgers. Oy! :)

Rasha Taha August 12, 2011 at 10:38 am

That blender sounds AWESOME!

We’ve suffered from TWO broken blenders in the past 2 months! How unfortunate is that?!

Nichole August 12, 2011 at 10:38 am

I have been wanting a Vitamix for years, but have limited funds, and space in my small apartment kitchen limited as well. This would be amazing!

Shayna August 12, 2011 at 10:39 am

My kids have really gotten into smoothies lately so I would love to win one of these. It would help me hide the spinach I want to put in. My blender doesn’t get it smooth enough for them to not notice the added spinach.

Jessica I. August 12, 2011 at 10:39 am

I have been drooling over Blendtecs for years! My sad little regular blender just does not do a good job. I especially would love to try making coconut milk ice cream in the Blendtec!

Hannah August 12, 2011 at 10:39 am

My blender leaves SPINACH chunky in my smoothies. This beauty would be a dream come true!

Hodge August 12, 2011 at 10:39 am

I just started making smoothies this week and am using an ancient blender that makes lumpies rather than smoothies, so I hope I win!

Holly August 12, 2011 at 10:39 am

Although I’m trying to get rid of excess stuff in my kitchen, I’ve been wanting a blender for YEARS!!

Cathryn Fowler August 12, 2011 at 10:39 am

I am used to those bits and chunks of kale in my smoothie (it doesn’t help that I fill the whole machine with kale), but it’s still delicious! :) That banana date cinnamon smoothie is calling my name!

Kaycee simon August 12, 2011 at 10:40 am

Wow!, a blenchtech giveaway!! Yippee!! I have just recently learned about the benefits of blending vegetables & fruit, flax etc. I think it is a great way to feed my family healthy food & treats! My kids would love to make smoothies together & it would be an awesome nutrition lesson! Thank you for the great recipes & chance to win one!

Laural August 12, 2011 at 10:40 am

I would love to win this. The fact that it has the same container for wet and dry is a major pro in my book :)

The smoothie recipes look awesome!

Bonnie August 12, 2011 at 10:40 am

I would love to win this! :)

NIcollette August 12, 2011 at 10:40 am

I really need a good blender! Love your blog, by the way! :)

Rachel @ Grateful Girl Goes Gluten Free August 12, 2011 at 10:40 am

God knows I need a new blender!

Lo August 12, 2011 at 10:40 am

What an amazing giveaway, thank you so much Angela!!

Katrina August 12, 2011 at 10:40 am

I think it’s amazing you are able to have this giveaway and it was a fantastic review. i was wondering what the difference between a vitamix and a blendtec were…i just know that they are both fantastic and i’m in envy of those with one.

Jessica August 12, 2011 at 10:40 am

I would love to win!

Jennifer August 12, 2011 at 10:41 am

I am glad to see a review of another blender besides the Vitamix. I am trying, desperately trying, to get my husband to buy me one but we just put an offer in on a HOUSE! So our priorities are in other places right now =) Can’t wait to try these recipes!!!

Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) August 12, 2011 at 10:41 am

Oh my! What an amazing giveaway. I have a vita, but if I won the blendtec I would proptly try it out and then give it to my best GF who would die for a high speed blender.

Ashleigh Pearce August 12, 2011 at 10:41 am

Hope I win! My blender has died and I need a new one!! Fingers crossed!!

marie August 12, 2011 at 10:41 am

Good morning ! I am a new green monster addict and my magic bullet is dying ! I need to get a new blender so i would be SO happy if you pick me ! Thanks !

Abigail August 12, 2011 at 10:41 am

I need a quality blender for all the green monsters I make! This one sounds amazing :)

Wendy August 12, 2011 at 10:41 am

Always enjoyed your blog… brilliant recipes with gorgeous photos!! I’d love to try the blender… always shied away from the price tag.

Sara August 12, 2011 at 10:41 am

My blender bit the dust a few months ago and I have been lost without it … a Blendtec would be pretty incredible on my kitchen counter :)

Melissa August 12, 2011 at 10:41 am

I would love the opportunity to win and blend with this blendtec! I’m 20 minutes away from noon as I type this, and as a rule I don’t eat lunch before 12:00. What I’m getting at is the fact that those smoothies look aboslutely mouth-watering, and I’m actually wishing I had that Blendtec at work in my office with me right now!

Marion August 12, 2011 at 10:42 am

My last blender caught on fire when I tried to put ice in it ( -_- ) But I promise I would do great with this one!! :)

alejandra August 12, 2011 at 10:42 am

I would LOVE to win that Blendtec! Right now I have a Ninja and although it works ok I’ve been saving to buy a Vitamix, but a Blendtec sounds pretty good to me ;)

Sara August 12, 2011 at 10:42 am

Smoothies are one of the best ways to get my kids to eat their fruits and veggies. I’d put that blender to good use! Pick me! :)

shawna August 12, 2011 at 10:42 am

i’m desperate for a blender! love my magic bullet but its just not cutting it for my summer smoothie obsession.

Christine August 12, 2011 at 10:43 am

That mango coconut smoothie looks so delicious. I’m definitely trying that this weekend. Thanks for the great recipes, as always!

Sarah August 12, 2011 at 10:43 am

Oh. My. Goodness. Those smoothie recipes sound amazing. Now if only I had a sweet blender with which to make them in… lol ;)

Lissy August 12, 2011 at 10:43 am

oh golly. if there’s one giveaway I hope I win! i’m in dire need of a new blender since my last one cracked :(

Neil Kohler August 12, 2011 at 10:43 am

Will it blend?! That is the question!

Katie D. August 12, 2011 at 10:43 am

Thanks for sharing all of these yummy recipes, Angela! I’d love to win the new blender.

Amy August 12, 2011 at 10:43 am

My blender doesn’t blend anymore! It just whirls around loudly, while the contents just sit still on top of the blade. Sad! A blender that PULVERIZES?! Bliss!

Susanna August 12, 2011 at 10:43 am

Great smoothie recipes! Would LOVE to win the blendtec! (just discovered your blog)

Jocelyn August 12, 2011 at 10:44 am

Not a comment for the contest..but I LOVE my blendtec..it can make hot soups out of full potatos..veggies etc…creamy velvety smooth smoothies…icecream…banana softserve, baby food, can pulveerize grains and make muffin mixes and sauces. I just love it :D

Christa August 12, 2011 at 10:44 am

What a sweet giveaway Angela! I think this is the one that my favorite juice bar at our nearby Farmers Market uses…

Jennifer August 12, 2011 at 10:44 am

I would love to have the opportunity to win a blendtec! With a new baby, smoothies have been the quickest and most efficient way to keep myself energized, but funds are limited and my blender is taking a serious beating!! Either way, I can’t wait to try out these recipes!

Karianne Duperron-Goulet August 12, 2011 at 10:44 am

Hey, I NEED this blender. I have been using my grandma’s 20 years old blender and well.. you know how my smoothies must look like ! Plus I live in Canada too (Québec). Hope this blender is mine soon :)

Katherine August 12, 2011 at 10:44 am

Wow, that blender looks amazing!

Emily August 12, 2011 at 10:44 am

Wow, sounds amazing! I too love kale in my smoothies, but what I do is blend the kale with water first, before adding other ingredients. I just use the little magic bullet, so I would LOVE a larger appliance like this, with a little more kick! :)

Lish August 12, 2011 at 10:44 am

thanks for the candid review & yummy smoothie recipes! that banana dana one looks absolutely delicious! now, if only i had a blendtec to make it! ;) thanks for the giveaway!

Dani August 12, 2011 at 10:44 am

WANT!!! What an awesome looking blender. Love the smoothies too!

tara August 12, 2011 at 10:44 am

The only blender I have is an immersion blender–my last battle involved stitches in my left thumb!! I need that sucker for sheer safety reasons :)

Amy August 12, 2011 at 10:45 am

Pick me, pick me! :)

Carla August 12, 2011 at 10:45 am

It’s my birthday today so of course I should win right?

Jenny @ Train for Wellness August 12, 2011 at 10:45 am

How exciting! I have a jar sitting in my kitchen and every time I use my cheapo blender I put a loonie in the jar. It is my Vitamix fund :) Some days I will have two smoothies just so I can put more money in the jar! But don’t worry, if I win the Blendtec there are plenty of other kitchen gadgets that the fund can be used for!

Shasta August 12, 2011 at 10:45 am

Yes, please! My blender recently broke. :(

Jennifer August 12, 2011 at 10:46 am

What a beautiful blender!!! I am going to try the Banana Date Smoothie this weekend. That one is right up my alley. Have a great weekend!!

Lauren Perry August 12, 2011 at 10:46 am

I absolutely love mango- I cant wait to try that smoothie out!! Fridays are my favorite day because I get to cook and bake all weekend!

Caroline August 12, 2011 at 10:46 am

I’ve been wanting a Blendtec for so long! I would LOVE to get one! Maybe then I’d be brave enough to try kale in my Green Monsters instead of spinach!

Danielle J August 12, 2011 at 10:46 am

Would love to win this. My current blender is awful!

Colleen August 12, 2011 at 10:46 am

Hi Angela, I’d love the Blendtec!

Jessica August 12, 2011 at 10:46 am

ohhh looks great!

Emma August 12, 2011 at 10:46 am

This looks like it would revolutionize my life.

I would blend everything in my house! (Not really…but still) Can you make nut butter with this bad boy?

Katelyn Clark August 12, 2011 at 10:47 am

I have been trying to decide between blenders…thanks for the review.

Karin August 12, 2011 at 10:47 am

Awesome review, thanks! Off now to try on of your smoothie recipes ;-) The mango coconut cream one sounds delicious!

Dawn August 12, 2011 at 10:47 am

OOh! Lately, I have been comparing the Blendtec vs. Vitamix as I read … unfortunately, funds don’t allow for either to be bought yet, but I can’t wait to have one so I can make awesome smoothies and get rid of several other appliances that it will take the place of. :)

Christine August 12, 2011 at 10:47 am

I would LOVE to win this! I have been saving for a high speed blender but as I just got married one month ago that money went out the window! (or on to the visa…) Anyway this would be a great addition to my new family and to help get my husband on the healthy train. I am drooling over the idea of being able to make new things already! Thank you for the giveaway Angela.

Carolyn August 12, 2011 at 10:47 am

I don’t even own a blender at the moment so I would luuuurve to win this :D :D

Liz August 12, 2011 at 10:47 am

Love the site, and this giveaway is a dream!!

Way to go, Angela!

Katherine August 12, 2011 at 10:47 am

I love, love your blog! I’m obsessed with Green Monsters and I’ve been hinting around to my hubby that I want a new blender for my Birthday. I’m sure he’ll render clueless though and I’ll be blenderless on my bday.

Katie August 12, 2011 at 10:47 am

I’d do just about anything for a Blendtec or Vitamix!!! My $30 blender is very, very sad I usually end up using my food processor for smoothies, which is not ideal… Grad student budget definitely cannot afford an upgrade though!

Jana Murphy August 12, 2011 at 10:47 am

I think I’m in love! I’ve been using our 80’s food processor for smoothies and such. It’s a sad thing to behold. Please let me win the beast!

suki August 12, 2011 at 10:47 am

oh wow, what a giveaway. this is the blender that can blend an iPhone. i think that means kale is like child’s play to it. :P

Katrina August 12, 2011 at 10:48 am

mmm, can’t wait for the weekend to try the strawberry basil.

paula August 12, 2011 at 10:48 am

Hi! I have spent the last few months catching up on your blog…(yes, I sharted from the beginning!!) Anyway, I am really enjoying it and all your amazing recipes! I have a vitamix as well, they are the bomb!!

paula August 12, 2011 at 10:49 am

….that’s suppose to say “i started from the beginning” !!! haha!

Avi D August 12, 2011 at 10:48 am

I have never had a blender of my own — my old roommate had an immersion blender for her smoothies…. Which I may have used to grind almonds and cranberries for madeleines and scones on separate occasions… — but want to start incorporating Green Monsters into my repertoire.

Cat ~ The Verdant Life August 12, 2011 at 10:48 am

I just posted on FB the other day about lusting after a fancy schmancy powerful blender and I know I’d put that Blendtec to good use!

Eat Hike Sleep Repeat August 12, 2011 at 10:49 am

Hello, I suffer from chunky kale in my smoothies :(
I blend at least once every day and would love one of these bad boys!

Dana August 12, 2011 at 10:49 am

I would LOOOOOOVE that!!!!

Caitlin @ The Caitie Experiment August 12, 2011 at 10:49 am

I was skimping on my GMs once I lost the blade to my Magic Bullet — it turned out my boyfriend had washed it and put it into a soup bowl, which then had another one stacked on top and was put away! He’d probably have a hard time hiding a Blendtec from me, though! ;)

Kerianne August 12, 2011 at 10:49 am

What a great giveaway, i’ve been wanting a great blender so bad!

Thanks,
~Kerianne.

Victoria Croughan August 12, 2011 at 10:50 am

Great post on the Blendtec, am amazed at what it did to the flax seeds!! Good luck everyone ;)

Donna @ Life of a Happy Blonde August 12, 2011 at 10:50 am

I’m sooo making that Banana Date smoothie asap :)

Laura August 12, 2011 at 10:50 am

I would love to win this! It;s be perfect for making all kinds of great protein recovery shakes! And I’m impressed with the flax-grinding capabilities!

Melissa Caicedo August 12, 2011 at 10:50 am

Having this Blendtec Blender would be heaven for me…especially when I go away to college again this Fall. With this machine, it would be incredibly easy for me to make all your delicious and healthy recipes I have been making this summer (nut butters, smoothies, more nut butters :) :) ) Just incredible!!

Katherine August 12, 2011 at 10:50 am

I absolutely love, love your blog! I’m obsessed with Green Monsters and I’ve been hinting around to my hubby that I want a new blender for my Birthday. I’m sure he’ll render clueless though and I’ll end up blenderless on my bday! :)

Meg August 12, 2011 at 10:50 am

Basil in a smoothie? That definitely sounds interesting! I will add it to my list of recipes to try!

Emelia August 12, 2011 at 10:50 am

These all sound so yummy! I love both the message and recipies on your blog, and am in desperate need of a new blender to replace the bity wonky one I’m currently praying won’t completely die on me!

Cassandra August 12, 2011 at 10:50 am

I love the smoothie recipes…well…all your recipes for that matter! With summer being so short here, I try to get in as many smoothies as I can while the weather is nice, and quite frankly, my poor little blender cannot keep up with me! I love your blog! You are really an inspiration for someone like myself, who struggles with binge eating! Thank you!

Quinn August 12, 2011 at 10:50 am

So exciting. I have been looking at getting one of these!!

Lynne August 12, 2011 at 10:50 am

I want one !!! I have been using my cuisinart as my blender and while it works, this one is much prettier and can sit out on my counter!!!

Bonnie August 12, 2011 at 10:50 am

I tried making a few green monsters with my immersion blender…Just not a good match!

Lauren August 12, 2011 at 10:51 am

This looks like a dream! Please pick me. (and thanks for the recipes – they look delicious!)

Susan August 12, 2011 at 10:51 am

I’m a simple girl with simple needs….and I needs a professional blender! I use my (often malfunctioning) blender to make vegan pesto, hummus, smoothies and soups…because I don’t have a food processor! A titan of a blender is just what my lil vegan studio kitchen needs…! I promise to love it, feed it, and cuddle with it often. Loving home seeks Blendtec…

Johanna August 12, 2011 at 10:51 am

Long live green monsters!!!

Suzanne August 12, 2011 at 10:51 am

I would love to join in on your Green Monster movement. This would be front and center on my countertop!

Brittany *Sparkles* August 12, 2011 at 10:51 am

Mango Coconut smoothie looks awesome! Almost like a mango pina colada?? It just needs a tiny umbrella!

OMG I’ve wanted a *serious* blender for SO long now! I have a very basic one bought at Target and try to use it for everything… smoothies, dips, etc. but it doesn’t have options and that ‘Ice Cream’ button excites me! Would love to try making Ice Cream :)

Laura August 12, 2011 at 10:52 am

I’ve killed so many blenders! I NEED one that can handle me!!

Julie @ Shining From Within August 12, 2011 at 10:52 am

Ahhh what an awesome giveaway! Nooooo… Go away, Fall!

samantha August 12, 2011 at 10:52 am

SOO COOL!!

Lauren August 12, 2011 at 10:52 am

MMMMMMMM….those sound yummy. That blender looks amazing!

Lydia F August 12, 2011 at 10:52 am

I’m dying for a Vitamix but this seems like a great alternative! My husband doesn’t eat fruit, so I’m hoping smoothies will be the secret to keeping him in good health

Whitney August 12, 2011 at 10:52 am

Awesome! And the date smoothie looks delish!

Aliah August 12, 2011 at 10:52 am

This looks like an amazing blender! I’m moving away for university in September and I was planning on getting a blender but it would be amazing to win this one!

Maryann August 12, 2011 at 10:52 am

Someone recently suggested I start drinking smoothies and juices and I havent yet saved the money for a machine that could do the job. This Blendtec would be amazing and would help me in my quest toward health. Thanks so much for your generosity in giving it away.!!! I cant wait to try your recipes……..

Taye August 12, 2011 at 10:52 am

Love the recipes…. Pick me!

Steph @ A Life Without Ice Cream August 12, 2011 at 10:52 am

Great review! I’d been day dreaming of a Vitamix for a while but the price is scaring me off. Good to know there’s another option :)

Jacqui August 12, 2011 at 10:52 am

I have been thinking about a proper blender for ages as I just have a stick one at present and would love to make more smoothies. It is a huge bonus you can grind things as well as my blade is just too small and weak.
I am in the UK, so that may be a problem? I understand if I don’t qualify for this giveaway as a result…

Angela (Oh She Glows) August 12, 2011 at 11:02 am

I will ship it anywhere :)

Kristin August 12, 2011 at 10:52 am

I want! I want!! my blender completely shattered while I was using it, and I have definitely missed my Green Monsters!!

Claire August 12, 2011 at 10:53 am

Wow! What an awesome giveaway! I would LOVE to make my Green Monster in this bad boy! :)

WendyF August 12, 2011 at 10:53 am

Oh boy, oh boy – blendtec heaven!!! :-)

Joyce August 12, 2011 at 10:53 am

Note sure if my previous comment came through, if it did, please ignore this one :)
Fingers crossed for a Blendtec!!! I would loveeeee to have one of these!

Anna August 12, 2011 at 10:53 am

How amazing!!!!!! My blender can’t grind nuts so the Blendtec would make my life a lot easier haha. I want it!

Suzanne August 12, 2011 at 10:53 am

What a great giveaway!

Erin August 12, 2011 at 10:53 am

I desperately need a new blender, a “really good” one has been on my wish list forever!

Nicky August 12, 2011 at 10:53 am

These smoothies look delicious! And this blender looks awesome! I could definitely put it to good use!

Jessica August 12, 2011 at 10:54 am

I would love a new heavy-duty blender for all of my smoothie, hummus and nut butter goodness!

Sarah Elizabeth August 12, 2011 at 10:54 am

What a fantastic giveaway! And thanks for the great recipes!

Amy August 12, 2011 at 10:54 am

what an amazing give away!!! Thank you Blendtec!!!

Heather Griffith August 12, 2011 at 10:55 am

To not have chunks of Kale in a smoothie would be a dream come true!

Leslie August 12, 2011 at 10:55 am

I just discovered and made my first green monster on Monday! I’ve been using a food processor as I have no blender. Spooning out green monster amazingness slows the process of getting me out of the door, not to mention can create a bit of a mess :) Fingers crossed for an upgrade!

Your recipes are great! I’m excited to try out a few during a Vegan Week in my house!

Cheers!

Elizabeth August 12, 2011 at 10:55 am

Wow…it would be fantastic to have one of these! It looks like such a great machine!!!

Jennifer in Newfoundland August 12, 2011 at 10:55 am

Wow – what a great giveaway! I never enter these things but just cannot resist :)

vanessa August 12, 2011 at 10:55 am

OMG, YESSSS MEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!! How exciting. I travel a lot, and my husband and I both practically live on Green Monsters, and I have been wanting a second blender to take on the road.

Crystal Desruisseau August 12, 2011 at 10:56 am

Will it blend raw almonds? lol I just recently used mine to do that (since I do not have a food processor) big mistake on my part haha my blender died while making the home made almond butter!!! I could use a good blender :)

Tamikko Gordin August 12, 2011 at 10:56 am

Thank you for the chance to win! Your Strawberry Cherry Basil recipe looks delish :)

Beth August 12, 2011 at 10:56 am

Wow, those smoothies all look so good! :)

Kristi August 12, 2011 at 10:56 am

I would LOVE to have a great blender – I have an ok one for basic stuff, but it would never stand up to a green monster :(

Beylah August 12, 2011 at 10:56 am

You don’t understand how much I need a new blender! My blender seriously sounds like some sort of sad animal dying. Which is frustrating for many reasons. 1) It squawks and squeals and hardly even works. 2) When I am trying to make my amazing green smoothies and struggling with my Hamilton Beach blender in the morning my neighbor bangs on the wall because he either thinks somebody is being murdered or he is as annoyed as we are (we’re in an apartment where the ONE shared wall is the kitchen where my blender is). I think pretty needless to say, we’re desperate! :)

Kelly August 12, 2011 at 10:57 am

Oh man, I would LOVE a Blendtec! My kale smoothies are always a bit chunky. :(

Kat August 12, 2011 at 10:57 am

Fancy blender!! I can’t wait to try these smoothie recipes. Especially the strawberry + basil one. Genius.

Alanna R. August 12, 2011 at 10:57 am

Oooh – I only have an immersion blender – would love to have real smoothie power!

Audra August 12, 2011 at 10:57 am

I would love to add this to my kitchen!! My magic bullet blender just doesn’t cut it with the kale at all!

Betsy August 12, 2011 at 10:57 am

Those smoothie recipes look divine! Banana + date + oats = right up my ally! This is a fantastic giveaway, and I now have a new product to lust after. This looks like a wonderful blender (ice to snow = amazing!) I bet it would make great raw vegan cookie dough balls that just come out a little too grainy in my old machine! Love it! Hope Eric had a lovely birthday as well.

Eugenie Chao August 12, 2011 at 10:57 am

After reading your blog, I have been wanting to try out a GM for a while. If my blender does not pulverize the kale, will the GM still taste good?

Holly August 12, 2011 at 10:58 am

I love making smoothies!! This would be so helpful!

Carly August 12, 2011 at 10:58 am

I have a Cuisinart right now, which is probably why I only make smoothies once in a blue moon. It takes about 5 times as long, and extra stirring work to get everything somewhat smooth :(

Laura Ann August 12, 2011 at 10:58 am

I’m a green monster junkie who lusts over a big powerful blender so I’d love to win this!

mi-an August 12, 2011 at 10:58 am

i’m one of those people you described where my blender currently blends kale into chunks, not into velvety smoothiness. I’m a cooking machine in the kitch without beastly blender. this would be one of the greatest addition into my kitchen! :)

Tera August 12, 2011 at 10:58 am

All I can say is YUMMMM!!!!

Ashleigh August 12, 2011 at 10:58 am

Oh my gosh! I have wanting one for so long. I have a confession: I have been a blog “lurker” for some time. I love your blog content, photos, everything. Thank you so much for making each day brighter!

Liz August 12, 2011 at 10:58 am

Yikes!! You’re scaring me Angela!

P.S Killer Giveaway

jenna August 12, 2011 at 10:58 am

what an awesome give away!! i have been aching for a good blender for so long. I would be so happy to have this sittin on my counter!

Dora August 12, 2011 at 10:58 am

Oh for a blender that actually works! Smoothies at our house are less than smooth. ;)

Jade August 12, 2011 at 10:58 am

I love love love your blog!! I want a new blender!!

Edwin August 12, 2011 at 10:58 am

Smoothies make the world go round

Mina August 12, 2011 at 10:59 am

This is a REAL upgrade compared to my crappy blender from college. I’d be so happy to win!!

Hannah August 12, 2011 at 10:59 am

I would love to use this to make fresh salsas, sauces, and nut butters!!

Julie (A Case of the Runs) August 12, 2011 at 10:59 am

I just tried blending flax, and yeah… this blender would do a lot better than mine!

Louise August 12, 2011 at 10:59 am

I have a VitaMix, but my brother is starting to get into healthy eating and has no blender at all. I’d love to give him this!

Sunshine August 12, 2011 at 10:59 am

Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway! I’ve been wanting a fancy blender for a while, but the prices are just too steep for me right now.

Natalie August 12, 2011 at 10:59 am

Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway! I’ve been eying a fancy blender for a while now and just haven’t been able to justify the cost–winning this would be wonderful!

Caitlin August 12, 2011 at 10:59 am

OMG PLEASE PICK ME. I NEED A NEW BLENDER SO BADLY.

Crystal August 12, 2011 at 11:00 am

Ohh that would be perfect! My boyfriend just realized smoothies are the greatest things ever so he’s been using our hand blender like crazy (although I don’t think it likes all that frozen stuff!) A blender would make us both very, very happy!

Leah Beah August 12, 2011 at 11:00 am

My boyfriend loves the recipes I make from your website – I’ve got him hooked on fresh, , whole, healthy foods instead of fast food and chips! A new blender would be one less thing on our wedding registry too haha!! Thanks so much for the inspiration Angela – I have to get my Oh She Glows fix every day now! :D

Liz @ Tip Top Shape August 12, 2011 at 11:00 am

oh my goodness– a lot of people want this blender!! haha That strawberry-cherry-basil smoothie has inspired me for lunch! I know what I will be having!

Kayleigh August 12, 2011 at 11:00 am

HOlY MOLY! Looks like I’ve got breaky set for the next three days… Thanks Ange!

Laura August 12, 2011 at 11:00 am

That is a seriously impressive blender! I love smoothies (sadly, my immersion blender isn’t really up to the task of blending a green monster), and the ability to grind my own flax would be really useful.

Morgan August 12, 2011 at 11:00 am

Banana Date Cinnamon? You are a girl after my own heart.
I’ve been trying to convince myself that the magic bullet and/or regular blender is just fine for all my green experiments. But we are a month out from moving across the country and I think we might have to leave them both behind they are so tired and run down! A fancy blender would be so great to start out with in NYC!

Cassandra @ Earth & City August 12, 2011 at 11:01 am

Can’t wait to try out the basil smoothie recipe!

Rebecca August 12, 2011 at 11:01 am

I have become hooked on green smoothies this summer being at home with my mother’s new Vitamix and now I go back to school and will have no blender for my newfound addiction. I would love to wind the Blendtech!!

Jennifer P August 12, 2011 at 11:01 am

I’ve wanted a Blendtec or a Vitamix forever now, but I just can’t find room for either in the budget. It would be so nice to win something for a change :)

Araba August 12, 2011 at 11:02 am

Woop, woop! I’ve been meaning to try Strawberry and Basil together for some time now. I saw a great recipe for making lassi, the Indian dessert, that combined those two ingredients. Hmm. Might be time to bite the bullet! And that blender would be just the tool to use!!

Alana August 12, 2011 at 11:02 am

I would LOVE to win this! I have been using my low end blender with greens for ages and suffering through the chewy-ness of green monsters! I just did a huge career change to follow my dreams and do not have the funds to buy a new blender. This would definitely go to a good home full of blender loving!

Allison @ Food For Healing August 12, 2011 at 11:02 am

i would LOVE to own a blendtec. that mango coconut cream smoothie looks to die for.

Erin August 12, 2011 at 11:02 am

I’d love a new Blendtec blender! I have a smoothie machine right now that barely can blend milk! ;)

Maura August 12, 2011 at 11:02 am

Would sooooo love that blender! It looks like a whole team wrapped into one fantastic package! :-) WOW!!!!!! Count me in! :-)

Christina August 12, 2011 at 11:02 am

Your site is beautiful and inspirational and the blender looks fantastic!

Danielle August 12, 2011 at 11:03 am

I have been saving up to buy a Blendtec or Vitamix…needless to say I would love to win this!

MICHELE August 12, 2011 at 11:03 am

PLEASE ENTER ME! I’d love to have a great blender, I’ve heard it makes awesome hot soup as well!

Lassie August 12, 2011 at 11:03 am

BLENDER. SMOOTHIES? Good LORD, please pick me, your avid blog reader!

M August 12, 2011 at 11:03 am

Thanks for hosting–this looks like an awesome blender!

Cari August 12, 2011 at 11:04 am

wow! All 3 of these smoothies sounds wonderfully delicious, and winning this blender would be FANTASTIC! My current blender is not so good at that whole “blending” thing… to have an actually smooth smoothie would be excellent!

madeleine August 12, 2011 at 11:04 am

wow! that blender would kick my magic bullet’s booty.

Shari August 12, 2011 at 11:04 am

mmm those smoothies look delicious!

Mandy Mac August 12, 2011 at 11:04 am

My current blender doesn’t blend the ingredients I want to ‘hide’ from my boys well enough so if I could blend in the good stuff without them knowing it was even in there it would make my life much easier.
Thanks,
Mandy

Katie August 12, 2011 at 11:04 am

I love green monsters!! Pick me, my Bosch blender takes forever to blend up my greens.

Jennifer August 12, 2011 at 11:05 am

A new Blendtec would be perfect – I currently make my smoothies in our food processor (in tiny batches) after the old blender went up in smoke!

Kelly August 12, 2011 at 11:05 am

Yum! That banana date smoothie sounds amazing. I am dying for a good blender to make my smoothies less chunky :)

Mary M August 12, 2011 at 11:05 am

WOW. I thought I read that wrong and had to read it twice! I love all your photos and recipes. Thanks for the info you bring us everyday.

Amy T August 12, 2011 at 11:05 am

Yumm – the smoothies look delicious! I’ve been coveting a good blender for a long time.

Tami August 12, 2011 at 11:05 am

I would LOVE a new blender, especially a high tech one like this! :) Mine has quit (again) and until I spend more than $50 on one, I think I’ll be in the same boat! ;) Your smoothie recipes look amazing, so I’ll see what I can do with my stick blender until I get a new one… :)

Susan August 12, 2011 at 11:06 am

This is awesome! I’ve been wanting to make some smoothies but I am currently blender-less.

Nikki G August 12, 2011 at 11:06 am

Me me me me me!! I am still using a smoothie jr that my mother bought me about a decade ago – long before I knew veganism and green monsters would be in my future:-) I’m especially excited about this machine b/c it seems to do a lot of things that a food processor does, which I just can’t afford to purchase right now.

Kelly August 12, 2011 at 11:06 am

Awesome!!! I need a new blender so badly…mine takes about 4-5 rounds to completely make a smoothie. Crazy ridiculous!

J Evans August 12, 2011 at 11:06 am

Oh please please please! I would love to have a heavy duty smoothie makes!

Kim August 12, 2011 at 11:06 am

Those smoothies look delicious! I’m always on the lookout for smoothie recipes – it’s my go-to breakfast in the mornings, as I’m always on the go.

Carol August 12, 2011 at 11:07 am

I have a Kefir smoothie every morning made in my teeny tiny smoothie maker. Would love to branch out to blending kale and flax.

Melissa August 12, 2011 at 11:07 am

I love the new recipes! I am going to have to give the strawberry-cheery-basil smoothie a go after I get back from yoga this afternoon! YUM! Just love new smoothie recipes, and of course a banging awesome blender to whip all up in!

Kristan August 12, 2011 at 11:07 am

Yum! Yum! Those smoothies look so good!

Allison August 12, 2011 at 11:07 am

I would love to win this, especially since buying something like a Vitamix isn’t in my near future. I’m a long time daily reader but first time poster. I love your blog!!!

Natalie August 12, 2011 at 11:07 am

My blender is definitely on its last legs with my daily GM habits!

Laura Wendling August 12, 2011 at 11:07 am

Pick me! I need this blender!

Annemarie August 12, 2011 at 11:07 am

AMAZING Your recipes are just great, and this blender looks perfect!

Sabrina Butkera August 12, 2011 at 11:07 am

I’ve always wondered which was better! Thanks for the comparison. I think you have me sold on the Blendtec – and I’d love to win it since that’s the only way I can get one :D

Shawn August 12, 2011 at 11:08 am

Those smoothies look so good! Mango coconut cream… yummy.

Jenn August 12, 2011 at 11:08 am

Banana, date, cinnamon – yum!

Katie Morgan August 12, 2011 at 11:08 am

This post is perfectly timely as I’ve been researching blenders. Thanks Angela!!

Katie DePoto August 12, 2011 at 11:08 am

Sweet! I was wondering how this compared to the Vitamix. Glad to know it can hold its own! Thanks for offering this awesome giveaway Angela!

Alycia August 12, 2011 at 11:08 am

Woo!!! My poor college budget would LOVE this!

(I love frozen mango!)

Elizabeth Engel August 12, 2011 at 11:08 am

Oooh, I’d love to see how it handles making oat flour, too! My current favorite method is my coffee grinder, I wonder if it would rival it’s abilities!

S. Williams August 12, 2011 at 11:08 am

Ooh…fancy and shiny. My last blender belonged to a relative and it stood the test of time. It was the color of pea soup.

Holly August 12, 2011 at 11:08 am

Oooo the chance to win a super awesome blender? Yes please!

Kristen August 12, 2011 at 11:08 am

You were my inspiration for trying Green Monsters a couple of years back, and my husband and I are both converts – I have to tell everybody who sees me with one in the mornings what it is, and assure them that it’s actually delicious (I get some disbelieving looks!)
This would be awesome for GMs and other smoothies with frozen fruit, and when we’re feeling naughty, margaritas!!!

Crystal August 12, 2011 at 11:08 am

Oh my, I need that. Because I need to make the Banana Date Cinnamon smoothie.

Jennifer Link August 12, 2011 at 11:09 am

I’ve always wondered how a BlendTec compares to the Vita. Good to have a great comparison of the two if I ever get to purchase one. Thanks!!

Lauren August 12, 2011 at 11:09 am

I would love to win this blender. And those recipes look great!

Julie August 12, 2011 at 11:09 am

These look dee-lish! I’m drooling over the blender, too.

Anna M August 12, 2011 at 11:10 am

Awesome giveaway! The smoothies look fantastic.

Robyn @ Blueberries and Oats August 12, 2011 at 11:10 am

Not going to lie, I stopped making Green Monsters due to my blenders inability to really smoothify the greens. >.<

Robyn August 12, 2011 at 11:10 am

Those smoothies look absolutely delicious!

Lindsey Gray August 12, 2011 at 11:10 am

Can’t wait to try out those recipes!!!

Nicole August 12, 2011 at 11:10 am

I have been dying to get a Vitamix but I just decided to go back to school for nursing so all my extra pennies will be going towards that!

kelly August 12, 2011 at 11:10 am

I’d love to win this blender! I’ve been meaning to invest in a good one…

Heather @ Get Haalthy with Heather August 12, 2011 at 11:10 am

I suffer through gritty greens in my smoothies :(. This sounds awesome!

Louisa August 12, 2011 at 11:10 am

I would loe to have the blendtec blender! I’ve always wanted a vitamix for my college grad present, but felt that it was “too advanced/expensive” for someone my age. The blendtec looks perfect for me!

Mandy August 12, 2011 at 11:10 am

I promise, PROMISE, to eat more greens (including kale) and will post pictures to prove I am back to a healthy eating routine if I am lucky enough to win the blender.

Maury August 12, 2011 at 11:10 am

I’m dying for a better blender, I use the Ninja and the Magic Bullet for my smoothies, but have to leave out kale and some other greens because of the chunks!

Alison August 12, 2011 at 11:11 am

ah, i know this is at random…but my fingers are crossed….i broke my dad’s blender making the banana ice cream (super yummy btw with raw cacaco). pretty sweet give away regardless

Kristin (Cook, Bake, Nibble) August 12, 2011 at 11:11 am

Those smoothies look delicious! I love my vita, but I am tempted by the blendtec’s dry/wet blade…

ellalinea August 12, 2011 at 11:11 am

Oh dear, that blender looks AMAZING!! *pick me, pick me* ;);)

grace August 12, 2011 at 11:11 am

This is like the best giveaway ever! I would love one!

Lisa August 12, 2011 at 11:12 am

It looks fancy! I would love to win this because my Magic Bullet has broken and I can’t make my smoothies anymore. :(

Alyssa R August 12, 2011 at 11:12 am

Aw man, I so desperately need a new blender! Here’s hoping!

Stephanie August 12, 2011 at 11:12 am

I love smoothies and have been dying to get a good blender, but the price is really hard to swallow. I would love this!

Bryant August 12, 2011 at 11:12 am

The Strawberry Cherry Basil sounds delicious!

Carly August 12, 2011 at 11:12 am

I love your blog and have never commented before. My best friend has a vitamix and im so jealous… would LOVE to have this blender!

Jessica S August 12, 2011 at 11:12 am

Oh my! I need a blender for college and this looks amazing. Pick meee :)
-Jess

Shakila August 12, 2011 at 11:13 am

These smoothie recipes look awesome, can’t wait to try. And yay, Blendtec!

Inna Shellkopf August 12, 2011 at 11:13 am

This would be like a dream come true. Thanks for all you do.

Michelle August 12, 2011 at 11:13 am

Mmm smoothies. Perfect for summer weekends!

Cheryl August 12, 2011 at 11:13 am

I would love to win this guy!!

Vicky Taylor August 12, 2011 at 11:13 am

Would love to blend kale smooth in my green monster smoothies!

Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table August 12, 2011 at 11:13 am

I would love to win! It’s high time I upgrade from the Magic Bullet. :)

Great idea with the basil + strawberries. I usually go the mint route… love the change up.

Aleesha August 12, 2011 at 11:14 am

Ohmygoodness, I’d love to win this! And the first thing I’d probably make is that banana-date smoothie – sounds delicious and it’s made with everything I keep on hand.

Sara August 12, 2011 at 11:14 am

Looks great! I think my blender is from the 70s, I don’t think it could hurt to upgrade ;)

Alexa August 12, 2011 at 11:14 am

Oh my goodness! I was just saying how badly we need a good, powerful blender. I use my blender pretty much everyday, and would love one that doesn’t require 10+ cycles (and lots of stirring with a spoon in between) to work. Love this giveaway!

Anna August 12, 2011 at 11:14 am

I hope I get it!

jen August 12, 2011 at 11:14 am

I have been looking into getting a new blender recently and would love a Blendtec!

Areil August 12, 2011 at 11:14 am

Wow those smoothies look good in this heat!

Are you really losing leaves already? The only plants here that look like that here are the ones that have dried up from the summer heat.

Emily August 12, 2011 at 11:14 am

I would love a blender to be able to take to college and make post-workout smoothies with!

Laurenp August 12, 2011 at 11:14 am

Oh, I’ve been desperately saving for one of these babies… Please, pick me, pick me!!!

Also, your blog is incredible.. thank you:)

Hayriye August 12, 2011 at 11:14 am

This blender works good and the smoothies you made look absolutely delicious! :D I love them in the mornings or when you’re craving something sweet <3

Amber K August 12, 2011 at 11:15 am

I’ve been dreaming about a Vita-Mix for forever, but Blendtec sounds like it deserves some major love! I’d love one!

Lisa M August 12, 2011 at 11:15 am

Would love a new blender as I have burnt out three of them in the last four years due to too many blended margaritas, key lime pies and green monsters which, i will be honest, have been life changing. Keep up the good work!

Emma August 12, 2011 at 11:15 am

I’ve been trying to make things in my food processor, but a Blendtec would help out tremendously in my effort to get more green foods into my diet.

rhody downey August 12, 2011 at 11:16 am

too cool!

Sarah W August 12, 2011 at 11:16 am

I’m going off to college in a few weeks and I’l lneed my own blender! (I’ve been using my moms that she got about 15 years ago for her wedding!)

Kami August 12, 2011 at 11:16 am

Wow. That thing puts my current blender to shame! I’d love to win this…it puts the “smooth” in smoothie!

Krista G. August 12, 2011 at 11:17 am

Would LOVE to win this as I’ve been dying for a high quality blender but just can’t afford it right now!

Allyson H August 12, 2011 at 11:18 am

Mmm…time to get my smoothie on.

Chloe August 12, 2011 at 11:18 am

i dont have blender. would so so appreciate this! <3

Miranda August 12, 2011 at 11:18 am

Mango Coconut Cream please!!!

Freda August 12, 2011 at 11:19 am

YAY! Love, Love, Loving this give away! I want one!!

alex August 12, 2011 at 11:19 am

i would love this! thanks!

Allison August 12, 2011 at 11:19 am

I would love a blender that would last and WORK! Awesome giveaway! :)

Taylor August 12, 2011 at 11:20 am

This would make my life SO much easier! Looks amazing :)

Marsha August 12, 2011 at 11:20 am

A serious blender has been on my wish list for a while…I am dreaming of lots of green smoothies, hummus, and more!

[email protected] Spirit Mommy August 12, 2011 at 11:20 am

Those are wonderful recipes, thank you for sharing! And I love that blender. :) I’ve been drinking green smoothies ever since I discovered your Green Monster site. This would be a great help!

Cathy August 12, 2011 at 11:21 am

I would love to win this blender.

Jenn August 12, 2011 at 11:21 am

I <3 green monsters!

AG August 12, 2011 at 11:21 am

Hi!

I would LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE a new blender. I have a Breville and it works alright but the little motor is no longer the little motor that could and it has now become the little more than can’t can’t can’t cut up my kale! We have been looking into the vitamix but simply cannot afford it. I need something great to keep up with my 2-3 smoothies per day!

Nina August 12, 2011 at 11:21 am

Dear Angela,
Thank you for you blog! I’ve been following it for a couple of months now but it has really helped with my transition to being a lactose-intolerant vegetarian (come on! really? I may has well declare myself a vegan!). Your recipes always look amazing and the one’s I’ve tried out taste amazing too! Plus I love that the ingredients you use are fairly easily accessible. Thanks again, and keep up the good work!

Colleen Kelley August 12, 2011 at 11:22 am

Oh wow! I would LOVE to win this!! In fact, I just had a battle with my hand mixer trying to make a smoothie! I guess you could say I won, but it wasn’t pretty!

Kristyn August 12, 2011 at 11:22 am

I keep seeing all these amazing Monster recipes but can’t afford a blender to experience the deliciousness! Fingers crossed :)

Lydia Travis August 12, 2011 at 11:22 am

what an awesome giveaway, would love to win this my little boy almost 2 years old loves him some green monsters, nothing cuter then little chubby cheeks covered in green monster :)

Courtney August 12, 2011 at 11:22 am

I would love this!

sarah August 12, 2011 at 11:22 am

basil in a smoothie? I’ll have to try it!

Jess August 12, 2011 at 11:22 am

Those smoothies look awesome!

Kelly August 12, 2011 at 11:22 am

I have been reading your blog for over a year and love what you have to say. I just became a friend on your FB page, too. This is my very first post and I would really love to start pulverizing some stuff in my kitchen with the Blendtec, would be a nice change from the usually scorching and burning that occurs. Kelly

Meaghan August 12, 2011 at 11:23 am

Hubby and I have been using our blender to DEATH with smoothies all the time. Definitely time for an upgrade – this blender would be awesomeeeeeeeeeee!

Claire Smith August 12, 2011 at 11:23 am

Oh my, I would love this blender! Thanks for the giveaway, Angela!

Lani Abbott August 12, 2011 at 11:23 am

These smoothies look delicious!

Martina August 12, 2011 at 11:23 am

Mmmm looks amazing!

Angie August 12, 2011 at 11:23 am

I would love this blender!!

Sarah J August 12, 2011 at 11:23 am

I’d love to win one of these!

Katie August 12, 2011 at 11:23 am

I’ve always wanted a high powered blender–I’m sure the kale smoothies are quite a bit smoother than the ones I make in my $15 blender from Big Lots!

Melody D August 12, 2011 at 11:23 am

Wow, winning this would be so exciting!

Rhonda Hemsley August 12, 2011 at 11:23 am

I love this blog. I have tried so many of your recipes and love them. You inspire me everyday. I would love to have this blender to make even more yummy things.

Katy Widrick August 12, 2011 at 11:24 am

WANT. :)

Nadia August 12, 2011 at 11:24 am

Beautiful blender! It certainly looks more stylish than the VitaMix!
Can’t wait to try out those recipes!

Jessica @ Healthy Dairyland August 12, 2011 at 11:24 am

Oh that mango coconut cream smoothie looks and sounds delicious!!

Alissa August 12, 2011 at 11:24 am

This blendtec machine sounds amazing! I need a new blender to make GMs! :)

Erin @ The Grass Skirt August 12, 2011 at 11:25 am

This is such a great giveaway! I make a smoothie every morning and my biggest fear (seriously) is that my blender will die on me one day.

Marta August 12, 2011 at 11:25 am

hiya Angela!! oh I would so love a good blender…. in fact I NEEEED a good blender! :D

Angeland August 12, 2011 at 11:25 am

I started drinking GM’s about a year ago and now have most of my office drinking them!! I’m looking forward to trying these smoothie recipes – thanks for being such an inspiriation!

Sharon August 12, 2011 at 11:26 am

What a great giveaway!!! I would be over the moon if I was lucky enough to own a Blendtec!

Lauren P August 12, 2011 at 11:26 am

I am moving to a new city, starting a new job all by myself and would LOVE to start off this new transition in a healthy way – what better then with this amazing Blendtec!

caroline m. August 12, 2011 at 11:26 am

a blendtec GIVEAWAY!? i thought i was misreading! i’ve been scouring craigslist and ebay for a high speed blender! fingers crossed!! :)

Carolyn August 12, 2011 at 11:27 am

This would be a game changer in my home – my boyfriend and I love to experiment with new smootie recipes but we’re using an old blender with only one setting, ON or OFF.
We would LOVE to win!

Sharon August 12, 2011 at 11:27 am

Oh I just saw a demo at Costco a few weeks ago- amazing!!! Had tons of samples and they were all fabulous!

Christina August 12, 2011 at 11:27 am

Oooh I hope I win! Love your blog <3

Kelly August 12, 2011 at 11:27 am

i’d be a smoothie queen with this! thanks for sharing.

kathleen August 12, 2011 at 11:27 am

I would love to make fresh fruit smoothies with the blendtec !! I hope I win!

jill August 12, 2011 at 11:27 am

I cant believe how many commets you got. I really would love to win that blender.Thanks for the chance!!

Karla August 12, 2011 at 11:28 am

Blendtec! I love that “Will it blend” site!

Callie August 12, 2011 at 11:28 am

That blender would be a dream come true! Love your blog and your recipes!

Lyndsay August 12, 2011 at 11:28 am

I am a green monster junkie now, everyday I have at least one. I would LOVE to add a blend tec to my kitchen! Your new recipes look great, I will be trying these!

Amanda August 12, 2011 at 11:28 am

I would love this!!!

celia August 12, 2011 at 11:29 am

I would like to own a good blender! I’m so scared to use mine because most of the time I’m disappointed by the results but I can’t afford a better one right now….

Laura August 12, 2011 at 11:29 am

Mmm. I’m always looking for good smoothie recipes. I can’t wait to try the banana-oat-date one.

danielle August 12, 2011 at 11:29 am

Winning this blender would be the bees knees!! xo
Danielle

Emilee August 12, 2011 at 11:29 am

Oh, I would love a beastly blender!!! Right now I have a teeny weeny one!

Kara M. August 12, 2011 at 11:29 am

Those smoothies look delicious AND that blender looks pretty amazing…would love to have one! :D

Mandy August 12, 2011 at 11:29 am

Me Me Pick Me! :-) While I’m waiting I think I need a (slightly chunky) Mango Coconut Creme Smoothie…

Rachel @ Eat, Learn, Discover! August 12, 2011 at 11:30 am

I’ve been dying for a high powered blender! It’s so hard (yes i’m being over dramatic) to live without perfectly blended smoothies :-)

Bethany August 12, 2011 at 11:30 am

I’ve been using my grandmother’s old blender and everytime I run it the motor sounds like it’s dying! I’d love to win a Blendtec!

Gina August 12, 2011 at 11:30 am

I’ve been trying to decide between the VitaMix and the Blendtec for ahwhile now. Thanks for the review.

Smothies are a big hit in our house. Even when we can’t get the kids to eat great they are always up for a smoothie. We’ve nto used kale yet but have used spinach in it. Our current blender leaves things a bit chunky but whenI get the texture right\, they love them.

Ava August 12, 2011 at 11:30 am

I would LOVE to win! My blender is old and barely works.

Kari August 12, 2011 at 11:30 am

My family sure would enjoy this blender!

Meredith August 12, 2011 at 11:30 am

This would be an AMAZING addition to my kitchen!

Katrina August 12, 2011 at 11:31 am

I want this blender. I also want ALL of those smoothies.

Rachel H August 12, 2011 at 11:31 am

Looks like a great blender, I’d love to win it!!

Molly August 12, 2011 at 11:31 am

I would LOVE a blend tec! my old blender isn’t cutting it anymore…

Lyn @ Life Lyn Style August 12, 2011 at 11:31 am

WOW, a new blender is definitely on my wish list. Mine barely works for frozen watermelon.

Liz August 12, 2011 at 11:31 am

These smoothies look amazing!

Sally August 12, 2011 at 11:32 am

Sounds great!!

Miriam @ Sometimes I Veg August 12, 2011 at 11:33 am

I go through blenders like nobody’s business. I keep wanting to get a higher quality one, but I’m afraid of breaking a good machine.

Rachel August 12, 2011 at 11:33 am

For the past two weeks, leaves have been falling off of my trees. No, not yet!!!!

I LOVE THESE SMOOTHIE RECIPES!!! I CAN NOT WAIT TO TRY THEM!! I am so excited, they look delicious.

Great giveaway, and who knew you could buy a refurbished blender?? That information is going to change my world! :)

Thanks for the giveaway and for the smoothie recipes!

Maureen August 12, 2011 at 11:33 am

Yum! Would love a new powerful blender!

Heather August 12, 2011 at 11:33 am

Wow! That is awesome. I want one! Looks like a cool “toy” :)

Mariah August 12, 2011 at 11:33 am

Oh man, as a grad student I live off my green monsters but have been making them in a my ancient garage sale blender. A blender like this would be my saving grace!

Hannah August 12, 2011 at 11:33 am

Wow! I would love this blender! Looks AMAZING!

Hannah

Caitlin August 12, 2011 at 11:34 am

mmmmmmm….Strawberry Cherry Basil Smoothie……

Deborah August 12, 2011 at 11:34 am

Angela: How sweet of you to hold this give-away. I would love to win a high speed blender. Your site and your recipes inspire me to try new and different things. Thank you.

henny August 12, 2011 at 11:34 am

i would love a blender like this!

Kari M. August 12, 2011 at 11:35 am

I want to GLOW and I think some spinach smoothies (I just can’t do kale!) are begging to be made in this blender!

Chia-Luen Lee August 12, 2011 at 11:35 am

Hello Angela,

I love your blog- it’s on my daily-read list :-) Thanks for hosting this giveaway~ I hope you pick me!
Cheers

Karin August 12, 2011 at 11:35 am

I am in love with smoothies! I can not wait to try these recipes! That blender looks amazing. I have one I bought for about $20 and its on its last leg! I WANT IT :)

stephanie August 12, 2011 at 11:35 am

Id love to win this! i have a ‘to go’ style blender that i got from walmart for $10,but thats it. Im trying to get healthy once and for all and this would be an awesome tool for me!

Melissa Gregory August 12, 2011 at 11:35 am

Pick meeeee! I need a new good blender so badly!

Kate August 12, 2011 at 11:36 am

WANT!!! Thanks for your blog Angela. I am not vegan or even vegetarian but you are inspiring nonetheless.

Katie P August 12, 2011 at 11:36 am

I would love to win this blender! Pick me :)

Kate B. August 12, 2011 at 11:36 am

I’d love to win this blender — I only have an immersion blender right now, and there are some things it can’t handle.

Monique McGonagill August 12, 2011 at 11:37 am

I would love a blender that is short enough to fit under my cabinets/on counter top. I also LOVE that the container is BPA free! I hope I win!!! :)

Courtney @ Cookin Up Life August 12, 2011 at 11:37 am

I can’t wait to try the basil smoothie!! I have started throwing in some rosemary lately and love it :)

Amy August 12, 2011 at 11:38 am

Thanks for sharing! Looks like a great blender!!!

[email protected] and My Pink Mixer August 12, 2011 at 11:38 am

I’ve never owned a good blender – this would be awesome! Those smoothies look delish :)

Aleksa August 12, 2011 at 11:38 am

This would be perfect for my college apartment!! Green monsters are the perfect energy boosters for those all-nighters!

[email protected]

Kristin August 12, 2011 at 11:39 am

Those smoothies look amazing. I’m going to have to go make one in my puny little blender. I would love a higher powered blender to tackle kale.

Cindy August 12, 2011 at 11:39 am

This looks like something I need. Thanks for the recipes as well!

Amber Shea @Almost Vegan August 12, 2011 at 11:39 am

I would REALLY love to add a Blendtec to my kitchen! It would help with cookbook recipe testing SO much.

Melissa August 12, 2011 at 11:39 am

I love smoothies! Winning this blender would be amazing!

Eimile August 12, 2011 at 11:40 am

Blender! Want it!

lisa cressey August 12, 2011 at 11:40 am

awesome giveaway! i want!! :D

Lindsay August 12, 2011 at 11:41 am

Love the smoothies! Want the blender!!

Lindsay August 12, 2011 at 11:41 am

I would love to own a blender like that! Thanks for putting together the giveaway.

Nicole Kreidle August 12, 2011 at 11:41 am

I am in desperate need of a new blender! My won’t even blend bananas anymore ha.

Lindsey August 12, 2011 at 11:41 am

I just moved to Canada to go to grad school and a new blender is one of the things on my list I can’t afford to buy right now. This would be a great back-to-school win!

Phoebe August 12, 2011 at 11:42 am

Ahh! This is very exciting! I recently got my family to try their very first GMs and they loved them! :) This blender would be an amazing addition to our kitchen and help the fam stay on track with healthy GMs everyday!

Amanda M. August 12, 2011 at 11:42 am

Yum! Those look delicious!

Jessica F August 12, 2011 at 11:42 am

I need a new blender in the worst way. Mine finally stopped working about a month ago. I am a smoothieolic!!

Sara August 12, 2011 at 11:42 am

Crossing my fingers! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

eef August 12, 2011 at 11:42 am

ahhhh i want one of these!

and now i’m going to go make a smoothie in my junky blender because this post also made me crave smoothies…

Anne August 12, 2011 at 11:43 am

that mango-coconut smoothie looks amazing! SHould’ve picked up some zico while I was at loblaws!

chloe @ 321delish August 12, 2011 at 11:43 am

I have never had a blender and would love for this to be my first!

Dori August 12, 2011 at 11:43 am

I have been an avid follower of your blog for about a year now. I just moved to Washington DC and my new roommate and I (both vegan) bonded over our love of your blog! We check it daily to see what you’re making and plan to fill our cute studio apartment with the smells of OSG food! Thank you for bringing us easy and delicious food :)

Clairerose C August 12, 2011 at 11:43 am

i <3 Cherries and Basil!! I want to try your Strawberry Cherry Basil Smoothie but sub rasberries I think for the strawberries.YUM!!!

melissa August 12, 2011 at 11:43 am

i would love to have this blender! :)

Heidi @ Food Doodles August 12, 2011 at 11:43 am

Awesome giveaway :D And those smoothies look so delicious, especially the date one :D

Sarah August 12, 2011 at 11:43 am

OMGosh I want this! I would love a blender that I could make juices with! Thanks Angela!!!

Jackie August 12, 2011 at 11:43 am

I would love to own a blendtec blender. I don’t have a blender right now and it is an item I have plans on getting this year. Thank you for putting together a great giveaway. :)

Living, Learning, Eating August 12, 2011 at 11:44 am

Ooh, I need a blender! Mine broke, boo :( and I love Green Monsters! You got me hooked ;)

Natalie M. August 12, 2011 at 11:44 am

Ahhh my roommate and I have only DREAMED of getting a serious blender like the Vita-Mix! We always tell each other that once we win th elottery then we’ll splurge ;) It’s be awesome getting the Blendtec – I can only imagine all the possibilites when it comes to all the smotthies I’d make! Yum ;D

Talya August 12, 2011 at 11:44 am

Leetttt’s makee somme yummy smooothies!

Shelley @ Blonde Ambition August 12, 2011 at 11:44 am

I love the Blendtec! I borrow my friends all the time to make my “green smoothies” It would be pretty awesome to have my own one day :)

Faith @ For the Health of It August 12, 2011 at 11:44 am

I would love to enter! I still have my gimpy blender from college (even though I’ve been graduated for two years) so I surely could use a new one!

KATHRYN August 12, 2011 at 11:44 am

(DISREGARD THE CAPS, I AM ATTEMPTING TO GO AS LONG AS POSSIBLE WITHOUT DECAPPING)
I DESPERATELY DESIRE ONE OF THESE. SMOOTHIES ARE SO VERY FANTASTICAL.

Lisa August 12, 2011 at 11:44 am

A new blender would be great! I’ve been using my hand held blender too way too long.

Sandy August 12, 2011 at 11:44 am

Great review, I was toying with buying a Vitamix because right now I use a magic bullet for my green smoothies with kale, it sounds like this would be a huge improvement!!!!!

Kathryn D August 12, 2011 at 11:45 am

The Banana Date Cinnamon smoothie looks fantastic. I’m gonna have to give that one a try! Would love a better blender. Mine takes at lot of coaxing to get everything to mix.

Merina August 12, 2011 at 11:45 am

I’ve been using my immersion blender for a year to make smoothies (and green monsters) in my 2 cup measuring cup. I have to do it in the sink, cause sometimes the contents go flying everywhere. I use to have a blender, but I never used it…cause it SUCKED! Your review totally sold me. I’m going to look into getting a one so I can make kale green monsters. The immersion blender is just not up for it!

Thanks Angie!

Andy Smith August 12, 2011 at 11:45 am

That blender looks awesome and you have put it to sublime use already. You are waaaaayy too generous

Kendall August 12, 2011 at 11:45 am

I’m trying to save for a Vitamix, but would love this as an amazing starter blender! And the smoothie recipes look delish! Especially the banana date cinnamon- all my favorite flavors!

Emily H. August 12, 2011 at 11:45 am

I have a cheepo blender and it doesn’t work very well… I would be a smoothie makin machine with this bad boy!

Kelsey Bisset August 12, 2011 at 11:45 am

I would love love love this blender! I’ve been vegan for about 9 months now and I’m still chugging along with my $20 Oster, but since hubby and I are both in school it’ll have to do for now… that is, unless I could win something like this. I love your blog and check it every day. The recipes are amazing and I love your photography!

Tina August 12, 2011 at 11:45 am

I would love to have Blendtec. Those smoothies look so good and will probarly help cool me down. The weather is very hot today and I can’t wait for cold weather. I am going to try the Strawberry Cherry Basil smoothie, I never had basil in a smoothie before.

Nancy August 12, 2011 at 11:45 am

Would love a new blender! I also need a new food processor. Any suggestions on a good one? Between Kitchen Aid and Cuisinart?
If anyone has any suggestions, it would be great!

Tanya August 12, 2011 at 11:45 am

OMG Angela!!! What a GREAT giveway!!!! I would LOVE LOVE to win this!!!

thanks!!!! fingers crossed.

rhonda August 12, 2011 at 11:45 am

Want want want! Thanks for running this giveaway!

Jackie August 12, 2011 at 11:46 am

I would love a blendtec blender . thanks for making it possible !

Kellie August 12, 2011 at 11:47 am

My blender just broke! Would love this!

dana @ my little celebration August 12, 2011 at 11:47 am

This thing looks amazing! Hope I win!

Kristen R. August 12, 2011 at 11:47 am

I’ve been slacking on my green smoothies lately precisely because the chunky kale texture is getting to me. Oh how I’d love a smooth kale smoothie!

Julia August 12, 2011 at 11:47 am

Would love to win this blender! btw – love the (glass?) straws!

Jenna August 12, 2011 at 11:48 am

pick meeee! my blender is a vintage hand me down from the 70’s! but it is a trooper and it mixed up your banana date cinnamin smoothie recipe! so good! thanks for the new recipes and the giveaway opportunity!

Meagan August 12, 2011 at 11:48 am

Would love to win one of these! And now I also need to make one of those mango coconut smoothies. Yum. Too bad all of our local mango crops died. :-(

Sarah August 12, 2011 at 11:48 am

My blender just bit the dust, so pick me! I’m a dedicated blender for making organic food for my son and soon baby number two! Its so much healthier and yummier….

Heather @ Side of Sneakers August 12, 2011 at 11:48 am

Um this is DEFINITELY on my most wanted list. :)

Kim August 12, 2011 at 11:49 am

Me and my hubby have never owned a good blender :-/ So, making smoothies is such a hassel in our house and the final product is ok at best! I would love to win this blender and kick my Jamba juice habit for good :-D thanks for posting the giveaway!!

Ashley August 12, 2011 at 11:49 am

I would so love this! This is a great giveaway!

Courtney McConnell August 12, 2011 at 12:02 pm

I went to a marketing conference and we were introduced to the Blendtec. I love this product and dream of owning one!!! The YouTube videos are hilarious and brilliant!

Catherine August 12, 2011 at 11:49 am

I would love to win this blender!!!! It would be perfect for making the family healthy fabulous lunches/dinners/desserts -everything!!!

Thanks Angela!

laura August 12, 2011 at 11:49 am

Crossing my fingers!

Heather August 12, 2011 at 11:50 am

Great review! I can’t wait to try the cherry smoothie :)

sabrina August 12, 2011 at 11:50 am

OMG! I would LOVE to have this blender! Thank you for having this giveaway!

Hana August 12, 2011 at 11:50 am

I would love a new blender and I love the new smoothie recipes!

shani August 12, 2011 at 11:50 am

I definitively need this. I have transitioned into using my blender everyday and would love something higher quality that will do more.

Jamie Rae August 12, 2011 at 11:50 am

Super fun! my blender is currently creating a bad smell when blending, so think it’s about time for a new one :(

Jenny Bryant August 12, 2011 at 11:51 am

This would be blen-tastic!
Thanks for such a great site.

Erin August 12, 2011 at 11:51 am

I’ve only just started really getting in to healthy food blogs and so far I’m really loving reading yours every day! In the past couple weeks I’ve almost completely cut out meat, dairy, and eggs, and so far it been great! So wonderful to have blogs like yours for inspiration!

Also that strawberry cherry basil smoothie looks AMAZING!

Christy August 12, 2011 at 11:51 am

Angela, thanks for your site. I have Oh She Glows set as one of my home pages at work (yikes!), but just cannot resist reading your posts daily at lunch. Thanks for all your great suggestions. Have been thinking about buying a Blendtec for the past couple years, but on a teacher’s salary, just have not taken the plunge. Would love it! ;-)

Krissie J August 12, 2011 at 11:51 am

This would be great for making more of your green monsters! My bf and I love them!

amber d August 12, 2011 at 11:52 am

Ohhh I would LOVE a new blender. I think I would be most excited to blend up herbs and spices! and nut butters :)

Heather S August 12, 2011 at 11:52 am

What an awesome blender, and fabulous giveaway!! I’m now craving a smoothie ;)

lydia August 12, 2011 at 11:52 am

LOVE THIS! Have been dying for a high powered blender and this looks like it would fit the bill.

Emily August 12, 2011 at 11:52 am

I’ve been dying for a blendtec (or really any high-speed blender) for years!

Megan @ sweet on August 12, 2011 at 11:52 am

I think our blender is older than I am…would love this! Whee!

Kim August 12, 2011 at 11:52 am

Whoa, what a great giveaway! The smoothies look delicious. I need to step up my fresh herb game in smoothies.

Jennie August 12, 2011 at 11:53 am

I’ve been lusting after one of these forever! Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway, Angela :)

maria m. August 12, 2011 at 11:53 am

I would love this! Boys are starting school so we could do smoothie breakfasts!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jamie August 12, 2011 at 11:53 am

Thanks for all the delicious recipes and the fantastic giveaway!

Hania August 12, 2011 at 11:53 am

yay!! I would like to win!!!!! :))))))))))) keeping fingers crossed for me!!

Alexis August 12, 2011 at 11:54 am

Salvation for my student budget!! This blender is awesome!

Marianne August 12, 2011 at 11:54 am

YAY! Great giveaway! Thanks for providing a comparison between the Vita and Blendtec…much appreciated :-)

Shayna Burns August 12, 2011 at 11:54 am

Ooooh, I need a blender!!

Malina August 12, 2011 at 11:54 am

Oooh wow that blender looks mighty fine ;)

Amy August 12, 2011 at 11:55 am

That mango smoothie looks delicious! I would LOVE to win the blender as I don’t have one yet. I make my Green Monsters in my food processor haha :)

Katherine August 12, 2011 at 11:55 am

Lovin’ the smoothie recipes! Looks like an awesome blender!!! :)

Rachel August 12, 2011 at 11:55 am

This inspired me to start making smoothies again! I really love the idea to use coconut milk. Now I think I need this blender!

Susan @ Preheat to 26.2 August 12, 2011 at 11:55 am

I have been drooling over the Vitamix for ages… I NEED a high power blender! Oh please, blog giveaway gods, please please please let me win this one!!!

I will be making the banana date smoothie ASAP, in my weak, sad little blender.

Holland August 12, 2011 at 11:55 am

Oh my! This would be so awesome! Our blender is not quite up-to-snuff at the moment. Thanks for the great opportunity!!!

Sommerset Mallory August 12, 2011 at 11:55 am

When i win…
My smoothie maker has a first name it’s B-l-e-n-d-t-e-c.
My smoothie maker has a second name it’s T-o-t-a-l.
My smoothie maker has a third name it’s B-l-e-n-d-e-r.

subtle irony using the Oscar Meyer wieiner song phrasing while commenting on a vegan blog. ;-0
smiles

Stacie August 12, 2011 at 11:56 am

I’m so jealous that Eric gets to be your taste tester. Not a bad position to be in if you ask me :) Thanks for the yummy recipes….as always. You guys have a nice weekend :)

…now random computer generated winner, PICK ME…so that I don’t have to eat chunky spinach and kale smoothies anymore!

Pauline August 12, 2011 at 11:56 am

I would love to win!!

Becki Kerr August 12, 2011 at 11:56 am

oh I hope i win!! Would so love that machine!!!

Brooke August 12, 2011 at 11:56 am

These smoothies look and sound so perfect. My fiancé and I are actually having a washers tournament tomorrow and I wasn’t sure what to supply, snack wise. NONE of my friends are vegan and I don’t think any of them have even knew what a vegan was until I became one. So these smoothies will be a hit, I have a feeling!:) thank you Angela!

Baking N Books August 12, 2011 at 11:57 am

I don’t think my messages are getting through :(…but I’ll take a chance. I LOVE mango in smoothies!!! Oh God – so good – but I mix it with milk. Never tried it with coconut water.

I usually add chia or rolled oats – it would be too thin without it no?

Shannon @ The Hungry Rower August 12, 2011 at 11:57 am

Wowza, I would love to take one of those bad boys for a spin! (Punny, eh?)

Jennifer August 12, 2011 at 11:58 am

We have just started a vegan lifestyle to get control of our health – only after I was introduced to your blog which shows how easy and enjoyable veganism is! Three weeks in, and my whole family is love-love-loving it! We feel amazing, we love what we are eating and there is no lack of satisfaction! My 4 and 2 year old would adore their ‘green monsters’ out of this blender – please pick us!

Jenny August 12, 2011 at 11:58 am

I would love it!

Chris August 12, 2011 at 11:58 am

Those smoothies look divine. Perfect pick me up for a Friday afternoon.

Tracy August 12, 2011 at 11:58 am

Hi Angela,
I was enoying a green monster this morning as I read this post. I can’t wait to try some of the ones you posted today. A new blender would be wonderful.

Lara August 12, 2011 at 11:59 am

Great giveaway! My blender has been leaking lately, and it is making me crazy!

Tammy B August 12, 2011 at 11:59 am

Looks like a great machine and you’ve given some yummy looking smoothie recipies to try.

Steph August 12, 2011 at 11:59 am

Ooh I want one!

Danielle August 12, 2011 at 12:00 pm

I can’t wait to try out those new smoothie flavors – I have just recently gotten really into smoothies, but I have been playing it safe with the ingredients – you have inspired me to branch out a little :)

Kate S August 12, 2011 at 12:00 pm

I soooo need a blender!! This is great!

Lacey August 12, 2011 at 12:01 pm

Every year for Christmas I beg and plead for my families to all pitch in and donate to my VitaMix fund – so far, no luck! I will be holding my breath until you announce me as the winner of this super-powered blender!

p.s. love the date, banana and cinnamon concoction – YUM!

Trina August 12, 2011 at 12:01 pm

Oh I would love to win this! I do find that my Oster My Blend doesn’t get the kale very smooth in my smoothies. I suffer through it, but this would be so great to have!!!

Christine August 12, 2011 at 12:02 pm

The cinnamon, date, and banana smoothie looks fantastic! Can’t wait to try that one.

Yvonne Ford Gillen August 12, 2011 at 12:02 pm

Smooth sailing to the winner……….I can only hope it could be me! :)

allison August 12, 2011 at 12:02 pm

A free (extremely powerful) blender?!?!??!?! heck yea id love to win:):)

And basil in a smoothie? how very creative of you:)

Lindsey August 12, 2011 at 12:02 pm

Is it bad that I have to shake my $40 blender around on the counter, just to get it to handle spinach? Hahahaha! Whatever works, right! I just cannot imagine spending over $400 on a kitchen appliance…

AlenaI August 12, 2011 at 12:02 pm

OSG is the best,
& I will win free blendtec!!

Lesley Betts August 12, 2011 at 12:02 pm

Angela, please enter my name for the Blendtec! I have the WORST luck with blenders….nothing that I can afford can handle a daily smoothie using frozen fruits. I end up killing every blender that I buy. Ever since reading Kris Carr’s books and your blog I have yearned for a big, strong blender so that I can follow in your footsteps and make delicious, healthy morning smoothies without getting big chunks of unprocessed kale leaves stuck in my straw. :) (you can imagine what happens when I try to blow said kale leaf out of my straw, right?) Thanks so much! LOVE your blog!! ~Lesley

Karen N August 12, 2011 at 12:03 pm

I really want to start juicing and making smoothies and I just have a boring basic blender, so this would be perfect! :)

Brenna August 12, 2011 at 12:03 pm

Oooh this is exciting! We are so in need of a new blender too! Thank you for the opportunity!

Lindsey August 12, 2011 at 12:03 pm

This is an awesome giveaway! I’ve been dying for a nice blender (I’m in nursing school so can’t afford one!) I’ve never commented before but I love your blog! Thanks for all the recipes!

leanne August 12, 2011 at 12:03 pm

Wow – the ground flax seed results are amazing. I can only imagine what I could do with a blender like this!

Caitlin August 12, 2011 at 12:04 pm

Fantastic! I’d love this for smoothies. The Magic Bullet is great, but it doesn’t do so well with ice ;)

[email protected] August 12, 2011 at 12:04 pm

I love making smoothies and it’s going to be hot for a quite some time where I live. I would het a lot of use out of a Blendtec

Brenda Hunsaker August 12, 2011 at 12:04 pm

I Love LOve love & all your Great Recipes!! Please Pick Me!!!! Brenda Hunsaker

Jackie August 12, 2011 at 12:05 pm

Those smoothies look great! I’ve wanted a vitamix for a while, but this blender seems awesome too!

Karla August 12, 2011 at 12:05 pm

wow what a great review + give away! Thanks :-)

Erin @ GoBananasBlog August 12, 2011 at 12:05 pm

My blender is dying a slow and painful death! Frozen fruit is becoming increasingly more difficult to blend. I’d love a new one!

Sasha August 12, 2011 at 12:06 pm

Long time reader, but first time commenter! This would be fantastic for a poor college student like me. I have to deal with using a magic bullet, which is nice because I can make a small smoothie, but it’s annoying to use for frozen fruit. Keep posting your awesome recipes!

Georgina Collins August 12, 2011 at 12:06 pm

Hello Angela,
I would love to get such a great blender. I am still using an old Oster blender that I bought in 1998! I am new to healthy smoothies, and I agree that a better texture in my smoothies would help. Love your recipes as always! :)

Georgina

Veronica August 12, 2011 at 12:06 pm

I would love a Blendtec!! I fight with my current blender all the time….

Megan August 12, 2011 at 12:07 pm

Here’s what I want to know: Did you try any electronics? The “Will It Blend” videos are astounding!

Katrin August 12, 2011 at 12:07 pm

I am VERY intrigued by the basil-strawberry-smoothie and feel I will have to try it out soon!

Maribeth August 12, 2011 at 12:07 pm

Awesome giveaway, Angela! I’d just like to say how good your recipes are–you are such an amazing person!

Melissa s August 12, 2011 at 12:07 pm

What an amazing machine!!! I would love to win it since my blender is on it’s last leg. Unfortunately I haven’t enjoyed many green monsters this summer :(. By the way, I am very intrigued with the strawberry basil smoothie! I would have never put those ingredients together in a smoothie, but I know your recipe won’t let my tastebuds down :)

Kaitlyn August 12, 2011 at 12:08 pm

I’m using my mom’s blender that she got at her WEDDING and never actually used. She was married in 1976. PLEASE PICK ME?! <3

Angie August 12, 2011 at 12:08 pm

I would love to win this blender. I’ve wanted the Vitamix, but just can’t spend that kind of money on a blender just yet.

crystal August 12, 2011 at 12:08 pm

i’d love to have a good blender. mine dont last long, they always burn up and start smoking! i’ve always wanted a vitamix but hate to pay the price for one.

gen August 12, 2011 at 12:09 pm

Can’t wait to try it, kale green monsters here I come!

Mary Y. August 12, 2011 at 12:09 pm

A non-vegan (and non-vegetarian for that matter) got me hooked on your website! I’ve been vegetarian for 8 years and vegan for 3 months now. I’m beginning to realize how important a food processor is when it comes to cooking vegan. I’ve been using a tiny food prcessor attachment that came with my Oyster blender I received five years ago as a gift… After trying to process 8 servings of your delicious creamy avocado pasta sauce in this attachment, I’ve been thinking its time for a new one (and one that can hold more than 2 servings)! Thank you for your recipes and great photos – the pictures have been really helpful!

Cait @ Beyond Bananas August 12, 2011 at 12:10 pm

I would love a blender.. what I used.. just isn’t cutting it1

raechel August 12, 2011 at 12:10 pm

I love my magic bullet, but I have a friend that came to me just yesterday asking for advice to transition into healthier eating and healthier living. She said she wanted to start with breakfast, so of course I told her about Green Monsters! She seemed a bit overwhelmed, especially since she doesn’t have a blender, so if I won this I would absolutely give it to her! (She deserves it–these changes are coming on the heels of a bad breakup!).

Sydney August 12, 2011 at 12:10 pm

Looks great, can’t wait to try those smoothies! Yum. Oh and is that a fall colored leaf I see? Jealous!

Sarah August 12, 2011 at 12:10 pm

I’ve never had a nice blender and my old one died in June- this would be great!

Picky Nicky August 12, 2011 at 12:10 pm

That sounds like an awesome blender :D I’d love to win it!

Britt August 12, 2011 at 12:11 pm

best.giveaway.ever! I have been itching to get a new blender since…well since I got my last blender and realized it didn’t blend ice very well at all. This would be outstanding!

Meghan August 12, 2011 at 12:11 pm

Is the last picture fallen leaves…? Really? It’s in the mid-90’s in Georgia. I wish the leaves were starting to fall!
man I hope I win that blender…i got my vitamix used and I keep having to buy parts to fix it…it’s on its last leg :(

Meghan

Mary August 12, 2011 at 12:11 pm

OMG OSG! I need that blendtec, like totally!

Monika Lehmann August 12, 2011 at 12:11 pm

Your review makes me wanting a “real” blender. I just have a cheap and very simple one and therefore my smoothies are not like the ones on the pics you posted. I would love to get a good quality blender… but that’s maybe something for my wedding wishlist some day ;-)

Karen August 12, 2011 at 12:11 pm

My new obsession is smoothies with coconut water. A great post-workout electrolyte replacer. I would love to win this blender! I really really need a new one and I can’t afford a vitamix.

eirual August 12, 2011 at 12:12 pm

Leaving a comment and crossing my fingers! :)

Crystal August 12, 2011 at 12:12 pm

I’m in desperate need of a new blender. I have a cheap $20 blender from Target and am always left with chunks of frozen fruit and ice.

Liz August 12, 2011 at 12:12 pm

I have been dyyyyyying to get a heavy duty blender for quite some time now, but I just can’t bring myself to shell out the money for one. I almost jumped out of my skin when I saw this giveaway. I never win anything, but I’m hoping my luck changes!!!!!

Edan August 12, 2011 at 12:13 pm

I want that blender! Not that my $50 Sunbeam hasn’t killed it for me every morning since 2005, but I think it’s time for an upgrade. : D
Blender Me!!

clemmy August 12, 2011 at 12:14 pm

ohmygosh, strawberry cherry basil… YES PLEASE!!!!
i so need a decent blender, mine is old and cranky. last time i used it a piece of the rubber tubing around the edge fell off into my green monster. EEW!
so as you can imagine… ill have my fingers and toes crossed in this one :-)

Amber August 12, 2011 at 12:14 pm

I have been in dire need for a new blender. Right now I am suffering through with an older Oster blender that leaks everywhere and a Magic Bullet that has trouble with frozen bananas! I am in a smoothie obsession with the heat and the end of my Ironman training!!

Liz August 12, 2011 at 12:14 pm

i love smoothies!

Lindsay August 12, 2011 at 12:14 pm

What an AMAZING giveaway! You are too kind!

Basil in a smoothie??!?! I am skeptical. But will give it a whirl this weekend!

Sydney August 12, 2011 at 12:15 pm

I love smoothies, but my blender isn’t the greatest so I can never add things like spinach, kale, etc. or else they would be lumpy and leafy. Your mango coconut smoothie look delish!