When it comes to healthy living one of the tools I cannot do without is a solid, reliable, powerful blender.
I use my blender daily for all sorts of delicious meals from breakfast smoothies, home made ice cream, hummus, soups, dips… I honestly don’t know what I would do without it.
In fact it’s one of the first things I’ll be buying for my daughter when I get her settled into her college dorm room in just a few short weeks.
When school is in session I often prepare smoothies for myself and the girls. It’s a simple way to ensure we all have a balanced meal, rich in protein and healthy nutrients that will keep me going strong as I go about my day and the girls alert and ready for leaning.
One of our favorite smoothies is a peanut butter cup smoothie… Yep it tastes just as good as it sounds. I add a generous handful of spinach or kale for brain power to a heaping tablespoon of nut butter along with some raw cacao for a scrumptious breakfast on the go.
- 1 heaping Tbsp raw peanut, almond or cashew butter
- 2 tbsp raw cacao powder
- 1 to 2 generous handfuls raw kale or spinach, carefully washed, stems removed
- 8-10 oz almond milk or other nut milk of your choice
- optional - 1 tsp maple syrup– if you prefer a little sweeter
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Serve in a tall glass and enjoy!
A blender is truly indispensable for a healthy lifestyle and that’s why I’m so excited to have partnered with a great group of bloggers to bring you this Blend Away the Summer with Blendtec Giveaway! This is a Blogger Sponsored Event which means the bloggers who have joined in this giveaway have donated money to help pay for this Blendtec Designer 625 Blender! You will see the entries of the bloggers on the Rafflecopter who are participating. One lucky reader will win a Blendtec Designer 625 Blender! And the winner will have the choice of 7 colors to choose from!
My good friend Colleen of MyDairyFreeGlutenFree life owns a Blendtec Designer 675 and couldn’t live without it! You can read her Blendtec review here. She needs a high powered blender to make things that she just can’t make with a regular blender. She’s burned too many engines on regular blenders!
Have I mentioned how much I Love the Blendtec?
History of the Blendtec Blender:
Inventor, Tom Dickson, envisioned the perfect mixer using freshly milled flour from his mill to make wholesome bread in minutes. “When back in the lab, Tom developed an autoknead feature, enabling the mixer to knead the dough, develop the gluten and turn off automatically when finished. Tom continued to improve the mixer and decided to add a blender with a square jar, rather than the conventional round jar. As Tom expanded his mill and mixer business, new ideas developed. He enhanced the blender and began developing commercial blending machines just as the smoothie era began.”
You have probably seen the Blendtec videos and heard Blendtec say “We’ve blended everything from rake handles to golf balls and glow sticks in our test lab – so you can experience years of trouble-free blending.” And it is TRUE!
About the Blendtec Designer 625
3.0 peak horsepower motor
Illuminated, capacitive touch interface
Preprogrammed cycles: Smoothie, Ice Cream, Whole Juice, Hot Soup
6-speed capacitive touch slider + Pulse
Illuminated display indicates remaining blend time
Illuminated Touch Controls
An intuitive touch screen with easy to see icons makes the Designer 625 more versatile and simple to use. It lights up with a single touch, shuts off automatically, and is completely flat so cleaning is as simple as a quick wipe.
Six-Speed Touch Slider + Pulse
Simply slide your finger left or right to control the motor speed for customized blending. Use Pulse for an added burst of power at any speed.
Preprogrammed Blend Cycles
No more guesswork! Four preprogrammed custom cycles enable one-touch blending perfection: Smoothie, Ice Cream, Whole Juice, and Hot Soup.
About the Blendtec Designer 625 Giveaway:
- This giveaway closes August 31, 2015 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
- Open to US only
- Must be 18+ to enter
- My Dairy-Free Gluten-Free Life is responsible for prize shipment
- Enter on the Rafflecopter Below
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