Look What You Can Make with a Blendtec – up to $618.95 value! (GIVEAWAY CLOSED!)

If you’ve been reading Whole New Mom for awhile, you know that I LOVE high-powered blenders (like the Vitamix and Blendtec).

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Today I am going to review the Blendtec Blender and give you all the opportunity to win one of your very own!

Yippee!

I can’t tell you how excited I am to host this giveaway.  You all have been a great group of readers….I’ve loved interacting with you and learning together about healthy living.

And now I get to give a fabulous gift like this to one of you.

I contacted Blendtec awhile ago because I had been hearing good things about them.

Honestly, I have been a Vitamix fan for years and even bought an older model version of the Blendtec at Costco about 2 years ago.

The demonstrator convinced me to try it out.

I tried it but wasn’t that thrilled.

I couldn’t get Homemade Nut or Seed Butter to work, and the sorbet didn’t turn out great either.

And those were two of our main “High Powered Blender” staples in our home at that time.

Fast forward to one day when one of my closest friends told me she’d seen that Blendtec had come out with a new model…

The Designer Series Wild Side Jar with the Twister Jar.

I quickly got on the phone, asked a ton of questions about the new Blendtec–and they offered me one to try.

:-).

So, what do I think about the Blendtec?:

First of all, if you think a high-powered blender like the Vitamix or Blendtec isn’t worth it, I must say that I think you are wrong.

Look at all of the things I make in mine.  All. The. Time.

One of the best ways I know to save money in a whole foods kitchen is to Make. It. Yourself.  Everything.  As much as possible.

And one of these blenders is one of the best ways to do that.

Coconut Butter (save over 87%)
– Homemade Sorbets (Basically put any frozen fruit in there and you’ve got sorbet.)
Easiest Coconut Milk (if you have a dairy allergic member in your family you know how much of a savings this is!)
Easiest Almond Milk
Nut or Seed Butter (have you seen the prices of specialty seed and nut butters like macadamia and pumpkin?  Yikes!)
No-Bake Coconut Delights
Savory Hummus (Waaay cheaper than those itty bitty containers in the store.)
Fast and Yummy Bean Dip
Powdered Sugar Substitute

Yes, you spend a little more time in the kitchen, but it’s totally worth it.

To show you just how great this blender works…

Here’s what I made super quick in the new Twister Jar:

In about 15 seconds, I ground up some sweet brown rice flour for baking.  I think it got it ground pretty close to what I would get from my grain mill.  I love using sweet brown rice in gluten-free baking because it adds a little bit of “stickiness” to the flour that you would typically get from the gluten.
If you are on a gluten-free diet, this machine can save a ton over buying pre-ground flours!

In 45 seconds, we had enough fresh sorbet for 2 people–using only bananas!

In 45 seconds, we had super Homemade Almond Butter!

In about 50 seconds, 2 cups of shredded coconut became Homemade Coconut Butter.

Look at all 3 of these together….Rice Flour, Almond Butter and Coconut Butter :-).

And in the Wild Side Jar, we made a whole bunch of Homemade Sorbet (cause we wanted a big batch!)  See the top photo :-).

Smoothies turn out super smooth (like in a smoothie shop) and the container, with its square sides, is simple to clean (a must for me. )

Here is what you can win from Blendtec:

The Designer Series Wildside Blender in your choice of colors:  champagne, black, cream, or red.

with a Twister Jar.

Basically, the Wildside jar is for making larger batches and the Twister Jar is for smaller batches and things that are thicker, like nut butter and “frozen fruit only” sorbets.  The Twister comes with a top that forces the ingredients into the jar’s blade.  You also get a special spatula to help you get every last bit out of your blender.

I’m just thrilled to be able to offer this to you.

Now – I still like the Vitamix. Someday I hope to compare the two for you.  But I don’t have a freebie to giveaway.  I’m trying :-)……

Here’s how you can win a Blendtec of your very own.

1.  Make sure you are subscribed to my blog’s email delivery in order to win.  I know, your email is cluttered.  Did you know you can set up filters so that you aren’t inundated all the time?  I am working on that myself because there are a lot of blogs I follow.

There’s a lot more goodness to come this year (more tips, giveaways, and health info and the like) and I think it’s only fair that a real follower gets to win!

If you haven’t subscribed yet, you can do so here.

Enter your email address here to subscribe to my feed. Subscribe to my feed & activate the subscription by clicking the link sent in your email.You’ll then be eligible for all future giveaways.

2. Follow the directions in the Rafflecopter Widget below.  You click on the little boxes that have downward arrows and enter by doing what each line says–and then clicking “ENTER”.  The widget will pick the winner after the giveaway closes.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The giveaway ends 2/09/13 at 12:00 am EST and is open to US readers only – sorry about that to all who aren’t eligible.  The winner will be chosen by Rafflecopter and validated by me.  I will contact and announce the winner on the blog.  If I don’t hear back within 48 hours I will choose another winner.

Official rules and such: 1) No purchase necessary to win 2) must be 13 or older to enter and have a mailing address within the sponsor’s boundaries  3) only one set of survey entries per person 4) odds of winning depend on number of entries 5) employees of Whole New Mom or sponsoring company not eligible to participation  7) prizes must be accepted as is and are not redeemable for cash 8 ) Whole New Mom and sponsoring companies are not liable for any injury or damage to persons and/or things as a result of the acceptance of the prize. 9) This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

That’s it!  I can’t wait to see who wins!

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  1. I’d love to win it because it does the job of several appliances.

  2. Amanda Perez says:

    Smoothies, nut butters, sorbets, and more!! Thanks for the opportunity!!

  3. I’d love to win because I want to try making my own nut butters and nut flour. I love all the versatile things you can do with it!

  4. I would love to have one of these. I make everything myself and would love to have just one appliance rather than several. Thank you!!!!

  5. never even heard of a blendtec…looks good

  6. ooooh! what a great giveaway!

  7. I really need this!!!

  8. I have always wanted a Blendtec, But now more than ever. I am going thru testing to see if I have Celiac , I know I have a problem with wheat and gluten and I now see some of the symptoms in my now older boys & one Grandson. This would be so helpful. Learning to cook gluten free can be expensive not to mention all the recipes that have failed! Grinding my own almond and rice flours would be great. My blender just doesn’t have the power.. This is a great giveaway, so congratulations to whom ever wins! Thanks Adrienne.

  9. Would love to try one of these!

  10. Would love to be able to make all the recipes!

  11. I would love to win this so I could bust open all the nutrients in my greens! I also want to help my mom eat better. She’s diabetic and I think the smoothies would do her a world of good. Me too!!!

  12. Well, money is tight and I would love to have this to make great lower cost healthy foods for my family. How wonderful this is. Waaay out of my budget but awesome you can do all this.

  13. Congrats to whoever wins — :)

  14. This would be lovely for my morning smoothie! I make them in my Bosch but this would be fun to try!

  15. Smoothies! I want to win!

  16. I’ve wanted to more into raw foods for years but being a broke college student I haven’t had the funds to support this dream. I would love to win this blender to help me follow through with my raw passion.

  17. I would love this. Great pics.

  18. This would be such a money and time saver!!!!

  19. I would love to win the Blendtec blender. I haven’t had a new blender in 30 years. I’m trying to eat healthier and am trying to incorporate more whole natural foods. It would be great to be able to make smoothies.

  20. I would love to win this blender so I could make different nut butters.

  21. I would love to be able to make nutritious foods that my kids will eat with this Blendtec blender.

  22. I would love to have this blender!! I have made a switch to feed my family whole foods, and we’re gluten and dairy free due to my daughter having an autoimmune issue. Thanks for doing the giveaway!

  23. I would love to make nut butters and sorbet.

  24. I have an identical twin who has had brain surgery due to a tumor embedded in the vestibular region. The tumor came back….gamma knife radiation….still keeping our fingers crossed. I am trying so hard to get her juicing and smoothie drinking, among MANY other things….and I think this would be an AMAZING tool/gift!

  25. Melanie S. says:

    Have been wanting one of these for a long time! Great giveaway

  26. I’d love to use this to make almond butter, almond flour, almond milk and much more!

  27. I would love this. My whole family loves smoothies, plus it’s be nice to have a way to make peanut butter, almond butter, coconut milk, …… !!

  28. I would love to win this so I can make my own almond butter and sorbet. I have a regular blender, but I could do so much more with one of these!

  29. I love juicing and drinking smoothies…and my blender broke. I am not employed at this time and I would really like to get back into drinking my vegetables. I felt so much better when I was, my hair looked healthier and my skin glowed…
    I just need another blender…

  30. Jennifer Linden says:

    I’ve always wanted one of these! You mean, I could make almond butter in LESS than 20 minutes of pulsing my Ninja??? :)

  31. I have already, but I would love to be able to win one to pass along to my sister! She would love one, but will never fork out the money for one! :)

  32. Teresa Meyer says:

    I would love to win this as it will be one of the most beneficial items in helping us to eat healthier and save money.

  33. Jessica Young says:

    Would LOVE a blendtec!

  34. Would love to have the blendtec to make my life as a mom, wife, health coach and family cook easier! Fingers crossed! :)

  35. I would love this! Easy way to get my fresh fruits and vegetables!

  36. Oh sooo many things I could do with that blendtec!

  37. Robin Hawkins says:

    My husband has to lose weight for health reasons. This would be great to make healthy smoothies (and I could stand to shed a few pounds too!)

  38. Want to try a Blendtec so bad! I will probably buy one if I don’t win.

  39. gretchen s says:

    i have a vitamix but think the blendtec is better because the bottom of the blender is bigger- has to be easier to get whatever you have blended out of it. thanks of the opportunity and this giveaway!

  40. Oh, I would love this to make butters and smoothies!

  41. Thanks for this awesome opportunity! I would love this!

  42. I would love to win one so I could make killer smoothies and things like almond and peanut butter! There are so many great uses!!! 😀

  43. Awesome review….makes me want one so bad!!! Love the idea of making my own flours and butters.

  44. Holly Vitali Williams says:

    Oh my word! Winning this would be an answered prayer!! It’s what we need to make our transition to real foods due to food intolerances!!!

  45. Oh I would LOOVE love love to win this!! Peanut butter, fruits, veggies, smoothies, would love it!

  46. I would LOVE to win the Blendtec!!! We’ve been wanting one for our home!

  47. Misty Pearson says:

    I am so excited to see this! A friend allowed me to use their blendtec while they were away at Christmas and it is amazing! I would love to make homemade soups and nut butters!

  48. I would love to win this! My kids and I adore fresh smoothies and nut butters.

  49. I need and want a blendtec on my counter! I would love to compare it to the Vitamix! I do love my Vitamix but I have never experienced the blendtec.

  50. Would love this! Being able to make almond butter and blender muffins without burner out my blender, super smooth smoothies, grinding grains and so many more reasons!!!

  51. Regan Boissey says:

    I have dreamed about this blender for so long! Crossing my fingers!

  52. I’m into making my own homemade versions of Paleo staples like coconut butter, almond/nut butters, almond flour, in addition to green smoothies and sauces. My cheap food processor isn’t quite cutting it so I would love to win a Blendtec

  53. I would love to win this because I’ve recently started a gluten free diet and would love to make my own nut flours!

  54. Ashley Norville says:

    Thank you for this awesome giveaway! How sweet of you to give away an expensive blender to your readers. Have a lovely weekend and thanks again! Ashley.

  55. I would love to have a higher-power blender that could handle my frozen-fruit smoothies better!

  56. Would love to make homemade nut butters and everything else! I’m not sure if the rafflecopter accidentally entered me twice. It was acting weird, and I refreshed the page and had to click the buttons again.

  57. I would LOVE one of these. ooooh! what a great giveaway!smoothies

  58. My son has Crohn’s Disease and this would be an invalueable tool for preparing his meals!

  59. This looks awesome! Thanks for the chance to enter!

  60. sarah copeland says:

    I would love to make smooties with this!

  61. I don’t have a blender, so the possibilities are endless :)

    Just yesterday I heard about these energy balls that I’d like to make, but it requires a blender (as I said I don’t yet have one).

  62. Because I would like to be able make green smoothies for myself and homemade purees for my baby.

  63. I would love to win this blender… My old one can’t do much beyond a plain ol’ smoothie. I would love to be able to make butters and more with this blender. I might even be able to try all of your recipes 😉

  64. All my fingers and toes crossed! Would love to win this.

  65. Have wished for a good blender for years! Would love this for smoothies.

  66. Angela Marunich says:

    Would love to make all my nut butters and gluten free flours

  67. It would be so cool to have one of these! My blender doesn’t work that great. Good luck everyone!

  68. I would love to win the Blendtec so that I can make my family healthy nut butters and home made coconut milk.

  69. I sure am in good company here and certainly not alone in wanting and needing to make all the healthy things that are possible with the Blendtec. Winning would be just the incentive I need to start making smoothies and nut flours for the health of my daughter,grandson and myself!

  70. I have a basic blender. I always wondered how the higher end models worked and if they were truly worth the investment. I love that you were able to make rice flour!

  71. Am I to late?Me,me please.

  72. Did I miss it, Who’s the winner?

  73. Who won?