If you've been reading Whole New Mom for awhile, you know that I LOVE high-powered blenders (like the Vitamix and Blendtec).
Today I am going to review the Blendtec Blender and give you all the opportunity to win one of your very own!
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?:
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.
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.
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.
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.
That's it! I can't wait to see who wins!