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Smoothie all the things: a (Canadian) giveaway

KitchenAid Diamond Blender and smoothiesI’ve been on a bit of a smoothie kick lately. Perhaps it’s something to do with the winter weather that apparently doesn’t want to go away. A pretty pastel smoothie in the morning goes a long way to help me forget about the cold. Especially when there’s coconut in there. A tiny taste of the tropics, if you like…

Two factors have helped satisfy my smoothie cravings recently are my new KitchenAid® 5-Speed Diamond Blender and my copy of Monica Shaw’s Smarter Fitter Smoothies.  (please note that although I do some sponsored work for KitchenAid Canada and although Monica Shaw is a good friend, I have not been asked by either to write this post. I write about products I truly believe in and these two happen to fit that bill!)

I’d been on the lookout for a blender for most of last year – we had an older blender that wasn’t particularly powerful and if I’ve learned anything about making smoothies, it’s that you need one with some guts to it – to break down the ice and/ or frozen fruit.  I had been eyeing some of the higher end models as well as the KitchenAid Diamond model and in the end, I “won” this one at a Silent Auction at KitchenAid’s Cook for the Cure Culinary Showdown late last year. It obviously was meant to be!

I’ve been impressed with the blender so far.  I’ve found that most ingredients blend together quickly and efficiently, the motor appears pretty robust and it’s not even that noisy (it’s not quiet either but it’s not as bad as some I’ve heard).  The Intelli-Speed® Motor Control apparently senses contents and will maintain the optimal speed to power through all ingredients (I’m not sure about this but I do notice that the motor seems pretty powerful even though it doesn’t look like it’s blending that fast).  There are 5 speeds (stir, chop, mix, puree or liquify) and the option to crush ice as well as a pulse mode which works with all speeds for staggered blending.  And apparently it stands up to the competition pretty well too!

Coincidentally, Monica’s book came out late last year too and I was thrilled to find it waiting for me on my return from Australia after Christmas.

SmarterFitterSmoothiesCoverIf you follow Monica on Instagram, you’ll know she posts almost daily smoothie pictures and following her last year as she developed the recipes for the book made me re-think my idea of a smoothie. She uses both fruits and vegetables “that will rock your world and make you feel awesome!”   All her recipes in the book are

  • Vegan
  • Dairy Free
  • Soy Free
  • Gluten Free

BUT – this isn’t just a book for vegans; it’s for people who appreciate whole, “real food” ingredients in the food they eat, so while it is a perfect book for those on dairy free, soy free, gluten free  or paleo diets it’s actually a book that will appeal to anyone. The photos are gorgeous and vibrant, the ingredients are simple, real food ingredients that you won’t have to hunt around at specialty food stores to find and, more than anything, it’s a book of inspiration.

Monica’s book is much more that just recipes though – she talks about “tools for the job”, lists pantry essential ingredients, gives a ton of money and time-saving tips, talks about the nutritional aspect of smoothies and their health benefits and breaks down the “anatomy of a smoothie” (it needs fruit and veggies, creaminess, sweetness, liquid, and optionally, ice and other add-ins for flavour. A lot of information there that helps you make better choices about what you add to your smoothies. I’m thoroughly enjoying my “smoothie learning curve” :)

A (Canadian) giveaway!

Because I think everyone should “smoothie all the things”, thanks to the kind folks at KitchenAid Canada, I have one KitchenAid® 5-Speed Diamond Blender to give away to one lucky Canadian resident and because I think it’s a great companion to a new blender, I’m throwing in a copy of Monica’s Smarter Fitter Smoothies too!

How to enter:

There are 2 ways to enter (maximum of two entries per person for the duration of the contest).

1. Leave me a comment on this post telling me your favourite smoothie ingredients.
2. Tweet the following message: Enter to win a @KitchenAid_CA blender + @monicashaw ‘s Smoothie book on @eatlivtravwrite  (Canada only) Details: http://bit.ly/MGWZSl then come back to leave a second comment letting me know you did.

Eligibility and contest rules:

- Open to Canadian residents only.
- No purchase of any product necessary for entry.
- Winner will be chosen randomly (using www.random.org) from all qualified entries on Sunday March 16th after 6pm EST.
- Winner will be notified via email Tuesday March 17th.
- The prize consists of of one KitchenAid® 5-Speed Diamond Blender and one copy of Monica Shaw’s Smarter Fitter Smoothies (to be shipped separately)

Good luck!

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288 Responses to Smoothie all the things: a (Canadian) giveaway

  1. Scatteredmom March 3, 2014 at 08:17 #

    I really love berries in my smoothies, especially blueberries. They give some really great flavour.

    • Julia Nicholls March 7, 2014 at 16:16 #

      My favourite smoothie is banana, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, kale and soy milk.

    • Darlene March 7, 2014 at 16:34 #

      My favorite smothie would have to have strawberrys and bannans,blueberries,and a touch of honey with some plane greek yogart.yum.

    • laveta March 13, 2014 at 16:05 #

      I love bananas in mine so good

  2. Scatteredmom March 3, 2014 at 08:18 #

    I also tweeted. Have a great day!

    https://twitter.com/scatteredmom/status/440476073621348352

  3. Sylvia March 3, 2014 at 08:49 #

    I love the old favourite of strawberry and banana!

  4. Jessica March 3, 2014 at 09:30 #

    I love to throw greens in my smoothies such as spinach, kale, cucumbers, etc. I think it has something to do with the lack of green outside. :( My go-to is spinach, banana, almond milk, chia seeds and some protein powder.

  5. Jenny March 3, 2014 at 09:51 #

    I love berries, bananas, kale and yogurt in my smoothies! Fun giveaway!

  6. Jenny March 3, 2014 at 09:52 #

    Tweeted!

  7. Thelma Crape March 3, 2014 at 09:55 #

    I love bananas in smoothies. They make a smoothie thick and creamy.

  8. Mama B @ My Edible Journey March 3, 2014 at 10:08 #

    I love add frozen berries to smoothies. My son’s favourite is strawberry, and I can buy organic year round without breaking the bank.

  9. Sandy March 3, 2014 at 10:22 #

    Coconut milk and blueberries!

  10. Alexandra March 3, 2014 at 10:41 #

    I love adding avocado to my smoothies :)
    One Ive been making a lot recently is:
    Avocado
    Banana
    Almond milk
    Cinnamon
    Chia seeds
    Matcha green tea powder
    Spinach

    Thanks!

  11. Holly March 3, 2014 at 10:56 #

    Tweeted! What a beautiful blender!

  12. Angela March 3, 2014 at 10:58 #

    I always put frozen pomegranate seeds and almonds in my smoothies.

  13. Grace Dykstra March 3, 2014 at 10:59 #

    Blueberries are my fav to put on a smoothie. Straight from the freezer! Blend nicely and have great nutritional properties.

  14. Ashley J March 3, 2014 at 11:00 #

    Raspberries and almond milk are my favourite! :)

  15. Ashley J March 3, 2014 at 11:02 #

    Just tweeted the message! Enter to win a @KitchenAid_CA blender + @monicashaw ‘s Smoothie book on @eatlivtravwrite (Canada only) Details: http://bit.ly/MGWZSl

  16. joanne March 3, 2014 at 11:02 #

    i love almond milk cocoa and banana smoothies

    • joanne March 3, 2014 at 11:05 #

      i also tweeted @sweetness4713

  17. Christine March 3, 2014 at 11:03 #

    I love raspberries and pomegranate in my smoothies!

  18. Christine March 3, 2014 at 11:04 #

    I also tweeted :)

  19. Janice March 3, 2014 at 11:23 #

    Spinach, mango, pineapple, banana, almond milk

  20. Meghan A March 3, 2014 at 11:51 #

    Fruits with spinach – Yummm!

  21. David B March 3, 2014 at 11:53 #

    Mmmmm, bananas and coconut water make all smoothies better.

  22. Jenna March 3, 2014 at 11:58 #

    I love berries with yogurt and protein powder. Simple stuff.

  23. Jenna March 3, 2014 at 11:59 #

    I tweeted the message!! :)

  24. Evelyne@cheapethniceatz March 3, 2014 at 12:11 #

    My blender sucks, would love to win this. I like fruit smoothies that hive veggies like spinach or other things like flaxseed. I have to trick myself to eat better lol.

  25. Susan Hoffman March 3, 2014 at 12:35 #

    I use fruit and ice. I’m not sure what else to put in it so a cookbook would be a bonus. And who doesn’t want a Kitchenaid blender.

  26. Wendy March 3, 2014 at 12:38 #

    Banana, berries, apple :)

  27. Karla March 3, 2014 at 12:51 #

    I love to use peaches and fresh raspberries with almond milk, baby spinach, Greek yogurt and a splash of honey :) I am currently lacking a blender so it would be amazing to win this one!

  28. T Smith March 3, 2014 at 12:54 #

    Pineapple, I love pineapple in my smoothies. This couldn’t have come at a better time. My kitchen-aid blender just broke! :(

  29. T Smith March 3, 2014 at 12:55 #

    Tweeted! @cdngirl23

  30. Lauren March 3, 2014 at 13:10 #

    I’m big on berries, kale, chia seeds, almond butter, almond milk, cinnamon and protein powder! yum!

  31. Kathryn March 3, 2014 at 13:29 #

    Clearly, my blender is a problem. I have tried smoothies in the past (berries and yogurt) but seemed more trouble than should be. Would be good to try again as I struggle with breakfast.
    Beautiful blender!
    Thanks.

  32. Kathryn March 3, 2014 at 13:31 #

    And tweeted! @kathyrun

  33. Lisa J. March 3, 2014 at 13:36 #

    I love using berries, yogurt, and protein powder but since our blender broke I haven’t been able to make smoothies

  34. Tyler Linton March 3, 2014 at 13:37 #

    Favourite ingredients would have to be – strawberries, yogurt, raspberries, pineapple, spinach, a scoop of protein powder. Delicious!

  35. Tyler Linton March 3, 2014 at 13:37 #

    Retweeted as well – @residualresourc

    Thanks!

  36. Ashley March 3, 2014 at 15:53 #

    I love raspberries in my smoothies.

    • Ashley March 3, 2014 at 15:56 #

      I also tweeted the message. Thank you for a great contest.

  37. Joan Pedlar March 3, 2014 at 18:18 #

    Love smoothies made with carrot juice, beet juice, ginger juice, blueberries and yogurt. Heaven!

  38. Pamela March 3, 2014 at 19:15 #

    My favourite smoothie ingredients are spinach, parsley, romaine lettuce, apple, pears and lemon. Green and healthy. It would be intersting to read Monica’s book about smoothies.

  39. Taryn Elise March 3, 2014 at 19:17 #

    Oooooooh it’s so pretty! If only I weren’t so far away! :P

    - Taryn Elise xx
    blog.sugarpushcakes.com

  40. Pamela March 3, 2014 at 19:17 #

    I have tweeted the contest.

  41. Nancy March 3, 2014 at 19:49 #

    I love blueberries and almonds but my favorite has to be pineapple because of the zing!

  42. suzi March 3, 2014 at 20:10 #

    My favourite ingredients in a smoothie are bananas, pineapple, coconut milk and a bit of peanut butter! :)

  43. suzi March 3, 2014 at 20:12 #

    Tweeted – thanks! :)

    https://twitter.com/JustPlainSuzi/status/440655881810632705

  44. Jasmine March 3, 2014 at 20:16 #

    Frozen pineapple chunks with kale and apple juice make an amazing smoothie!
    I also love putting ground up almonds or flax seeds in my smoothies, or even wheat germ or oatmeal!

  45. Amy March 3, 2014 at 20:30 #

    I love smoothies!
    My favorite ingredients are bananas, berries, honey & yogurt.

  46. Nicole Legere March 3, 2014 at 20:56 #

    Favorite smoothie ingredient is frozen mango! So fresh and delicious!

  47. Kathleen March 3, 2014 at 21:23 #

    Frozen strawberries and bananas are my favourite!

  48. Miggy March 3, 2014 at 21:28 #

    Blueberries, yogurt, banana and flaxseed… my morning pick me up.

  49. Lex March 3, 2014 at 21:47 #

    For years I thought smoothies were not for me, until I discovered Harley Pasternak. Now I’m hooked on a pear, banana, ginger, ice, cinnamon, nutmeg with pumpkin seed protien powder and a splash of coconut milk for breakfast. And both my blenders just broke, so my fingers are crossed!

  50. Meesh March 3, 2014 at 21:58 #

    I try to mix it up, but my fallback fave is Spinach, Banana, frozen bing cherries, greek yogurt, cinnamon, turmeric, and a touch of protein powder

    Could sure use a pretty blender and a new smoothie cookbook to freshen things up for 2014 ;-)

  51. Stephanie March 3, 2014 at 22:00 #

    I love using any kind of fruit, but lately, I’m hooked on pineapples. Plus I love adding probiotic yogurt – makes my smoothies creamy and extra healthy! :)

  52. maria March 3, 2014 at 22:15 #

    I love putting berries in!

  53. maria March 3, 2014 at 22:15 #

    tweeted @mariab76

  54. Janet March 3, 2014 at 22:17 #

    I looove the combination of fresh mangoes, lychee and blueberries.

  55. John W March 3, 2014 at 22:20 #

    Pear, banana and a bit of condensed milk

  56. loucheryl March 3, 2014 at 22:22 #

    I really love Almond Fresh Coconut, pineapple and plain Greek yogurt in my smoothies! Tropical!!!

  57. Pat March 3, 2014 at 22:34 #

    Tweeted!!
    Sweet!
    Loooooove my smoothies. I buy frozen berries by the gross at a bog box store and therefore always have lots on hand for mixing with any fresh fruit.
    Thanks.

  58. JaimeeM March 3, 2014 at 22:46 #

    My favorite smoothie ingredients are coconut oil, banana, greens+, kale, and blueberries. Together or separate.

  59. Cindy Shropshire March 3, 2014 at 23:52 #

    I’ve been on a smoothie streak lately. Freezing fresh strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, bananas and pineapple. Put all in one bag after frozen, then pick and choose according to juice, coconut or other flavoured waters. I like these for quick and satisfying meals plus they are gluten free. Very refreshing.

  60. Colleen March 4, 2014 at 00:38 #

    Banana, Almond Milk, Ice, Protein Powder, Spinach, Peaches

  61. Angela March 4, 2014 at 01:50 #

    I tweeted the deets of your contest!

  62. Lori crews March 4, 2014 at 07:09 #

    I love cacao nibs and peanuts in chocolate almond milk!!! I tweeted to let everyone know … And win of course :)

  63. Rachel Young March 4, 2014 at 10:12 #

    My favourite smoothie is fairly simple but packed with the delicious ingredients of banana, orange juice, raspberries, and Vega protein. Yum!

  64. Rachel Young March 4, 2014 at 10:13 #

    tweeted: https://twitter.com/camaraderie/status/440867491242586112

    It would be awesome to win this blender for my coworking space, Camaraderie, so that we can offer smoothies to our members too!

  65. SUMMER PLEWES March 4, 2014 at 10:37 #

    I love banana’s and berries in my smoothies. I really want to try some “green” smoothies.. but I just can’t wrap my mind around them yet.

  66. @LaCuisineHelene March 4, 2014 at 10:53 #

    We do smoothies daily in my home. I love Almond milk, frozen fruits and greek yogurt in mine.

  67. Carol M March 4, 2014 at 10:53 #

    Blueberries & bananas

  68. @LaCuisineHelene March 4, 2014 at 10:54 #

    I tweeted about the giveaway :)

  69. nicolthepickle March 4, 2014 at 11:00 #

    I really like strawberries, yogurt, milk and vanilla in my smoothies.

  70. Debbie S. March 4, 2014 at 11:04 #

    I always seem to throw in strawberries, banana, sometimes blueberries and raspberries! I have also now started using some kale and cucumber!

  71. Debbie S. March 4, 2014 at 11:06 #

    I tweeted the message! @fifitter

  72. Jen C AKA @JusticeSadie March 4, 2014 at 11:21 #

    Coconut Yogurt & Blackberries!!! https://twitter.com/JusticeSadie/status/440884646713118720

  73. Genevieve March 4, 2014 at 13:45 #

    I would love a better quality blender for making smoothies and sauces (and a recipe book too)! I always use frozen banana in my smoothies, and I love to add instant coffee in the morning for an extra boost

  74. Jacklynn R March 4, 2014 at 14:05 #

    always strawberries and bananas

  75. Jacklynn R March 4, 2014 at 14:05 #

    Posted the tweet!!!

  76. Xirconium March 4, 2014 at 14:10 #

    Coconut Milk & Apples

    I also twitted (@Xirconium)

  77. Lisa March 4, 2014 at 14:16 #

    I love frozen mango, banana and coconut water in my smoothie!

  78. Lisa March 4, 2014 at 14:16 #

    I also just tweeted (@luckiest1s)

  79. Carrie March 4, 2014 at 14:30 #

    I love anything without banana but with lots of mango! Greens especially. YUM.

  80. Susan March 4, 2014 at 14:36 #

    Almost any kind of fruit with Greek yogurt or kefir – yum! Hemp protein powder and flax or hemp hearts, and goji berries in the former and likewise into ginger, carrot and a splash of coconut or almond milk. Also have done cucumber, mixed greens and avocado. A great contest and a delight to share info with all. Thanks!

  81. Maggie March 4, 2014 at 20:39 #

    I tweeted: https://twitter.com/magnalicious/status/441024958752239617

  82. Maggie March 4, 2014 at 20:40 #

    My favourite smoothie ingredients are milk, orange juice, a bit of brewer’s yeast, banana and orange.

  83. Jess March 4, 2014 at 21:39 #

    I love bananas and blueberries!

  84. rebthecatsitter March 5, 2014 at 00:55 #

    I love berry smoothies, so most field berries, whatever is available, and yogurt! Yum!

  85. rebthecatsitter March 5, 2014 at 01:07 #

    I tweeted https://twitter.com/RebTheCatSitter/status/441092693905534976

  86. Jonnie March 5, 2014 at 02:35 #

    I love banana blueberry smoothies

  87. Alex Bielak March 5, 2014 at 06:32 #

    This is a terrific post. Clever video extolling the product. Tho I rarely make them (not having really good tools to) I do whip up rasberry smoothies with a hand blender on occasion

  88. Anita Chauhan March 5, 2014 at 09:14 #

    Oh raw cacao + peanut butter make for a mighty fine smoothie.

  89. Anita Chauhan March 5, 2014 at 09:21 #

    I tweeted! @anita_chauhan – https://twitter.com/Anita_Chauhan/status/441215042013630464

  90. Bhavna Chauhan March 5, 2014 at 12:05 #

    I love sipping on a summery mixed berry, banana, and lemon smoothie that’s super-charged with hemp seeds, chia seeds, and sometimes maca powder.

  91. Bhavna Chauhan March 5, 2014 at 12:07 #

    I tweeted, too! https://twitter.com/msbhavna/status/441258496697171968

  92. Erica Eades March 5, 2014 at 12:11 #

    I just entered on Twitter! Handle: @eeadess

    https://twitter.com/eeadess/status/441258922301997056

  93. Dee March 5, 2014 at 15:17 #

    Bananas, peanut butter, berries, and yogurt!

  94. Dee March 5, 2014 at 15:19 #

    I just entered on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dh_editorial/status/441306870729306112

  95. Rachel March 5, 2014 at 15:54 #

    Beet, orange, celery, and banana. So refreshing. :)

  96. Rachel March 5, 2014 at 16:01 #

    Just entered on Twitter: https://twitter.com/r_geerts/status/441317560491839488

  97. Glogirl March 5, 2014 at 22:28 #

    I love strawberries, bananas, kiwi and yogourt in a smoothie.

  98. Glogirl March 5, 2014 at 22:29 #

    Tweet~ http://twitter.com/glogirl3/status/441415055608135680

  99. Karine March 5, 2014 at 22:55 #

    I love red berries (strawberries, raspberries,..) and dairy products :)

  100. Dreena March 6, 2014 at 01:15 #

    My fave ingredients are: bananas, strawberries, mangoes, and a dash of cinnamon.
    Cheers.

  101. Dreena March 6, 2014 at 01:15 #

    I tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/Alexandrina_M/status/441456657223389184

  102. sara rai March 6, 2014 at 03:45 #

    Love yogurt and strawberries

  103. sara rai March 6, 2014 at 03:45 #

    Tweeted thanks for the chance

  104. Charlie March 6, 2014 at 10:07 #

    I love mango smoothies, with the mango as the predominate taste.

    Would love the recipe for the ravioli filling!

    Did the egg turn out soft or hard?

    Your boys are just great!

    Have a Joyful Day :~D
    Charlie

  105. ikkinlala March 6, 2014 at 11:33 #

    I love peaches and yogurt.

  106. Ann March 6, 2014 at 12:22 #

    Love strawberry banana smoothies

  107. Chris Yli-Luoma (@freshguru) March 6, 2014 at 14:16 #

    Re-tweeted vai @freshguru

    Love smoothies but always am way lazy to make. Maybe a decent blender would help!

  108. angela m March 6, 2014 at 14:25 #

    I love strawberries and blueberries in my smoothies
    thanks
    flower_child_23(at)hotmail(dot)com

  109. angela m March 6, 2014 at 14:27 #

    tweet
    https://twitter.com/flower_child_23/status/441656203480141824
    flower_child_23(at)hotmail(dot)com

  110. Holly March 6, 2014 at 17:30 #

    My favorite smoothie is peach, mango, banana, ginger. So delicious!

  111. Holly March 6, 2014 at 17:30 #

    Tweeted – https://twitter.com/anchantra/status/441702317234999297

  112. Carol M March 6, 2014 at 18:40 #

    I tweeted

    https://twitter.com/carollushka/status/441719795629572096

  113. Debbie March 6, 2014 at 18:51 #

    My favourite smoothie ingredient is Greek yogurt…excellent base for many flavours!

  114. Debbie March 6, 2014 at 18:54 #

    I tweeted the message on Twitter…have a great March Break!

  115. raz March 7, 2014 at 15:36 #

    My Fav thing to use in smoothies are mangos yummy

  116. ivy pluchinsky March 7, 2014 at 15:36 #

    tweeted – https://twitter.com/ivypluchinsky/status/442035954560159745

    Love fruit smoothies with blueberry and strawberry

  117. raz March 7, 2014 at 15:37 #

    i tweeted it https://twitter.com/LonelyShoez/status/442036266641932288

  118. carole brown March 7, 2014 at 15:38 #

    greek yogurt, frozen strawberries, frozen banana, vanilla soy milk with some kale thrown in for good measure

  119. Monique L.S. March 7, 2014 at 15:38 #

    Spinach, banana, strawberry with plain Greek yogurt.

  120. Dana March 7, 2014 at 15:39 #

    I like adding unsweetened cocoa!

  121. Katherine March 7, 2014 at 15:39 #

    Kale.Pineapple.Mint

  122. Sandra March 7, 2014 at 15:41 #

    Bananas and lots of berries! Tweeted @meuandthem. Resident of BC. Thanks!

  123. Jill March 7, 2014 at 15:42 #

    I love strawberries, blueberries and pineapple in a smoothie. My secret ingredient is agave syrup to add sweetness in a healthy way. Maple syrup and honey are also good options!

  124. Teresa March 7, 2014 at 15:43 #

    I like carrot juice in my smoothies, its slightly sweet, has a vibrant colour and goes with almost all fruits & veg!

  125. Jill March 7, 2014 at 15:43 #

    Just tweeted! @jilliandegannes

  126. Joy March 7, 2014 at 15:46 #

    Yogurt, strawberries and bananas!

  127. Daniella March 7, 2014 at 15:47 #

    honey ! I use 1 espresso spoon of honey from my local area. combats seasonal allergies. I haven’t had a sniffle in 3 years and counting ! *insert knocking on wood here*

  128. Debbie conroy March 7, 2014 at 15:47 #

    strawberries bananas vanila yogurt flax seed and milk

  129. Murissa March 7, 2014 at 15:47 #

    One of my favourite smoothie ingredients to use is spinach.
    But I also like to add Vega One chocolate with some mint or raspberries.

  130. Joy March 7, 2014 at 15:47 #

    https://twitter.com/Jemrah1/status/442038800869384192 – I tweeted!

  131. Daniella March 7, 2014 at 15:47 #

    tweeted !!

  132. Murissa March 7, 2014 at 15:48 #

    I tweeted!
    Fingers are crossed!
    https://twitter.com/WanderTraveler/status/442039002980290561

  133. alica March 7, 2014 at 15:48 #

    I like berries and bananas.

  134. joanne nixon March 7, 2014 at 15:48 #

    pineapple, coconut, strawberries and banana

  135. Londia March 7, 2014 at 15:49 #

    A couple of ingredients I like to have in my smoothie are banana and peanut butter. But also so much more.

  136. Teresa March 7, 2014 at 15:50 #

    Did it! Posted it!

  137. Londia March 7, 2014 at 15:51 #

    Tweeted

    https://twitter.com/silverneon2000/status/442039618934800384

    silverneon2000 at yahoo dot com

  138. Sarah March 7, 2014 at 15:52 #

    My favourite smoothie ingredients:
    any kinds of yougurt
    Pineapple juice/tropical blend juice
    raspberries
    Ice
    Protein powder

  139. Mandy March 7, 2014 at 15:52 #

    Spinach, strawberries, blueberries, bananas, yogurt, green tea, coconut oil and top with chia seeds after blending :)

  140. Mandy March 7, 2014 at 15:54 #

    I tweeted! :)

  141. Trina March 7, 2014 at 15:55 #

    My favourite smoothie ingredient is avocados!! Love them and (in moderation) they are healthy!! :)

  142. Holly @ The Inspired Home March 7, 2014 at 15:56 #

    Spinach is a favourite in smoothies, as long with a multitude of berries!

  143. Holly @ The Inspired Home March 7, 2014 at 15:57 #

    Tweeted! Good luck to all trying to win:
    https://twitter.com/inlovewithblue/status/442041194202152960

  144. Chris March 7, 2014 at 15:58 #

    Would love the blender! My favorite smoothie? Fresh blue berry, mango, greek yogurt, and a touch of orange juice!

  145. Leigh March 7, 2014 at 15:59 #

    I love kale, banana and apple for a healthy daily pick-me-up!

  146. Ming March 7, 2014 at 15:59 #

    I love bananas, yogurt, blueberries and a little honey in my smoothie

  147. Kim March 7, 2014 at 15:59 #

    I love blueberries in juice smoothies.

  148. Ming March 7, 2014 at 15:59 #

    I tweeted too!

  149. Natali March 7, 2014 at 16:00 #

    My favourite smoothie ingredients HAVE to include Citrus juices (Grapefruit by far the best)! Also, Plain Greek yogurt, how could you go wrong?

  150. Natali March 7, 2014 at 16:01 #

    @TheAgaveGirl Tweeted! Think of the ice crushing power! Virgin Margaritas anyone?

  151. Kim March 7, 2014 at 16:01 #

    But I also love yogurt-based smoothies if I’m not sharing with a vegan friend.

  152. Susan Hanley March 7, 2014 at 16:02 #

    My grandson and I make smoothies whenever he is visiting. Our favourite is frozen starwberries and banana pieces, greek yogurt and skim milk.

  153. olga March 7, 2014 at 16:03 #

    I love frozen berries and yogurt!

  154. olga March 7, 2014 at 16:03 #

    I tweeted: https://twitter.com/oe74/status/442042747105861634

  155. Ceecee March 7, 2014 at 16:10 #

    I’ve been on a smoothie kick too – at one a week on my blog! My favorite is avocado and cocoa!
    Ceecee

  156. Corinne Rodrigues March 7, 2014 at 16:12 #

    My favourite ingredients are for strawberry swirl cheesecake smoothie, which contains:
    Philadelphia Brick Cream Cheese , softened, milk, sugar and whole strawberries

  157. Corinne Rodrigues March 7, 2014 at 16:16 #

    I tweeted on : 1:14 PM – 7 Mar 2014 ·

  158. Cassandra Anderton March 7, 2014 at 16:16 #

    I love vanilla in my smoothies. The real kind.

  159. Cassandra Anderton March 7, 2014 at 16:16 #

    And I tweeted from @goodlifevan

  160. Moe Tousignant March 7, 2014 at 16:21 #

    Does root bear and vanilla ice cream count? No I guess that’s a float. How about Guiness and Vanilla Ice Cream – oh that’s just a better float. Smoothies… healthy…hmm… Oh I know Banana, Strawberry and some chocolate. Sorry that’s about as healthy as I get.

  161. Arjun Rudra March 7, 2014 at 16:21 #

    fresh coconut meat and coconut water, pineapple juice.

  162. Arjun Rudra March 7, 2014 at 16:21 #

    Tweeted: https://twitter.com/ArjunRudra1/status/442047235711180800

  163. Freya March 7, 2014 at 16:25 #

    Here’s what my two year old son likes: banana, blueberry, mango, ginger, milk, vanilla frozen yogurt.

  164. Mirelys March 7, 2014 at 16:29 #

    For me it’s a tie. My favorite smoothie ingredients are coconut milk and strawberries. Both are amazing and delicious!

  165. Lisa Hicks March 7, 2014 at 16:31 #

    My fave smoothie is Peanut Butter & Jam: Frozen Strawberries, Natural Peanut Butter, Greek Yogurt and a dash of milk & honey!

  166. janice montroy March 7, 2014 at 16:32 #

    strawberries , raspberries, pineapple and banana

  167. Melissa March 7, 2014 at 16:32 #

    favourite ingredients are coconut water, date paste, bee pollen and flax seed!

  168. Mirelys March 7, 2014 at 16:34 #

    And I just tweeted the message. Now, fingers crossed for the amazing KitchenAid blender!

    https://twitter.com/Mirelys1/status/442049703178682369

  169. janice montroy March 7, 2014 at 16:34 #

    tweeted ,@idie4chocolate

  170. Elaine March 7, 2014 at 16:36 #

    spinach, cilantro, banana, strawberry, almond butter

  171. Sandi March 7, 2014 at 16:38 #

    I love adding berries with avocado, spinach, hemp and coconut milk :)

  172. Bernice March 7, 2014 at 16:41 #

    love strawberry & banana smoothies made with vanilla yogurt

  173. Elaine March 7, 2014 at 16:42 #

    tweeted!

  174. Bernice March 7, 2014 at 16:42 #

    my tweet >> @McKay72 – https://twitter.com/McKay72/status/442052631771357184

  175. Sylvie C March 7, 2014 at 16:50 #

    Blueberry with maple sirup

  176. Karly Keeping March 7, 2014 at 16:56 #

    Tweeted ! @karrlyrae this blender would be a great addition to my new kitchen ! Along with my kitchen aid mixer :) hello morning smoothies!

  177. Elizabeth Kerr March 7, 2014 at 16:59 #

    strawberries, bananas, frozen fruit, juice, vanilla yogurt, yummy!!

  178. Terri March 7, 2014 at 17:00 #

    I really don’t have a fave. yet but do like banana, strawberry with ice and low fat yogurt. Have just gotten into smoothies. I was told just over a year ago I’m diabetic and have been trying to find healthier foods to eat/ drink

  179. Stephanie March 7, 2014 at 17:02 #

    Blueberries, banana, rosted almond, greek yogourt, juice of your choice, so good!!!

  180. Stacey March 7, 2014 at 17:58 #

    Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, flaxseed meal, greek yogourt, and skim milk! Yum!!

  181. Kimberley Mulla March 7, 2014 at 18:23 #

    Oh we love smoothies, especially with oats, chia seeds, yoghurt and fresh raspberries.

  182. Kelly March 7, 2014 at 18:25 #

    Favourite smoothie ingredients include:
    milk, yoghurt, ice, pineapple juice
    bananas with raspberries and strawberries
    fresh peaches
    occasionally, my son likes to add almonds to his as, while I am trying to lose weight, he is trying to gain weight.
    A new blender might help us do both!
    Thanks for the post and the contest.

  183. Kimberley Mulla March 7, 2014 at 18:25 #

    Tweeted!

  184. Kelly March 7, 2014 at 18:27 #

    just tried to comment and got a ‘duplicate comment’ comment so hopefully it is pending approval because i dont’ see it here

    Anyway, just tweeted at https://twitter.com/SiestaKey611

  185. Mark March 7, 2014 at 18:32 #

    bananas and strawberries, and a bit of chocolate almond milk

  186. Deborah O'Connor March 7, 2014 at 18:32 #

    I love to make smoothies with homemade almond milk, yogurt and strawberries

  187. Deborah O'Connor March 7, 2014 at 18:35 #

    I tweeted, make smoothies with homemade almond milk, probiotic plain yogurt and frozen organic strawberries

  188. Natalie March 7, 2014 at 19:05 #

    My favourite smoothie ingredients are strawberries, blueberries, sometimes peaches (when I can get local ones because they’re always more flavourful), and almond milk

  189. Wendy March 7, 2014 at 19:22 #

    Banana, raspberries and Greek yogurt. Yumm

  190. Marcia Cholakis March 7, 2014 at 19:26 #

    Springtime Smoothie

    1 riped banana
    1/2 pealed apple
    1 chunk of pinapple
    1/2 pealed kiwi
    1 tall glass of Almond Milk
    2 scoops of hemp powder
    2 scoops of peanut butter
    2 TBSP of molasses
    Whip and serve, a great breakfast starter or anytime during the day

    Enjoy

  191. nancy villeneuve March 7, 2014 at 19:33 #

    Banana, raspberries and strawberry :)

  192. nancy villeneuve March 7, 2014 at 19:35 #

    Tweeted! @kristal_baby_

  193. katie March 7, 2014 at 19:41 #

    Blueberries and spinach!

  194. Ivy March 7, 2014 at 19:57 #

    Favorite smoothie is strawberries and greek yogurt.

  195. Ivy March 7, 2014 at 20:00 #

    Tweeted – https://twitter.com/imttech/status/442102048725532672

  196. tony March 7, 2014 at 20:46 #

    i like bananas with strawberries

  197. tony March 7, 2014 at 20:47 #

    i tweeted

  198. Joni W March 7, 2014 at 20:59 #

    My favourite ingredients are blueberry, strawberry, yogurt, oatmeal, banana, apple.

  199. Anaïs March 7, 2014 at 21:21 #

    Our blender is dying from makig too many smoothies :-p
    Love making them with soft tofu, frozen berries and vanilla soy milk.

  200. Micayla March 7, 2014 at 21:46 #

    chocolate whey protein powder with avocado and ice makes pudding. It’s amazing

  201. Heather March 7, 2014 at 22:05 #

    Kiwi, ginger, kale, pear are my favorite smoothie ingredients

  202. Sandra March 7, 2014 at 22:08 #

    My favourite ingredients are almonds, almond milk, berries (strawberry, blueberries , raspberries ), banana (half only) , and lots of shakes of cinnamon!

  203. Deborah Groom March 7, 2014 at 22:11 #

    I love to use vanilla yogurt, blueberries, strawberries, cinnamon and flax seeds.

  204. Sean M March 7, 2014 at 22:37 #

    Tweeted – https://twitter.com/skarmc/status/442141562060177408

  205. Adam March 7, 2014 at 22:52 #

    Awesome smoothie: Almond milk, banana, dates, almond butter, maple syrup, vanilla. Tastes like a cookie, works like a meal. Gotta give credit to Fresh Restaurants for this one.

  206. Adam March 7, 2014 at 22:53 #

    Shared the contest info @PigmintDesign !

  207. Khurram Ahmed March 7, 2014 at 22:54 #

    I really like blueberry and strawberry smoothie

  208. Colleen March 7, 2014 at 23:52 #

    Berries, bananas, Greek yogurt, almonds! Thanks.

  209. Jess W. March 7, 2014 at 23:56 #

    Berries, bananas and yogurt!

  210. Jess W. March 7, 2014 at 23:58 #

    Tweeted (@wherejessate)!

  211. Kim Beaulieu March 8, 2014 at 00:35 #

    Strawberries and banana all the way for me. Love that combination.

  212. Soriyya March 8, 2014 at 00:37 #

    Peanut butter, bananas and coconut milk with a handful of walnuts if using smooth peanut butter

  213. Kimberly Skimming March 8, 2014 at 01:55 #

    Peach, pineapple and mango with orange juice. Heavenly!

  214. Rejeanne Rochon March 8, 2014 at 05:42 #

    My favourite smoothie is kiwi and banana in coconut milk; I call it my “southern island” wake up call!

  215. Alysha March 8, 2014 at 09:18 #

    Spinach, vanilla silk, bananas and flax seed!

  216. ivy pluchinsky March 8, 2014 at 10:29 #

    tweeted – https://twitter.com/ivypluchinsky/status/442321172110135296 would love to win this blender as mine is on its last leg

  217. taylor fladgate March 8, 2014 at 10:46 #

    I TWEETED
    https://twitter.com/taylor40906/status/442325134154932224

    Enter to win a @KitchenAid_CA blender + @monicashaw ‘s Smoothie book on @eatlivtravwrite (Canada only) Details: http://bit.ly/MGWZSl

  218. veronica turner March 8, 2014 at 12:05 #

    I love fruit smoothies particularly banana; strawberry and yogurt

  219. Wendy Jensen March 8, 2014 at 16:38 #

    Tweeted @abcInsight

  220. Eric Jensen March 8, 2014 at 16:40 #

    My smoothie is greek yogurt, blueberries, strawberries and banana.

  221. Marla March 8, 2014 at 16:54 #

    I think that adding frozen cantaloupe to smoothies makes them taste like pancakes!

  222. Helene Monette March 8, 2014 at 21:20 #

    strawberries

  223. Diana Swinden March 8, 2014 at 21:20 #

    I like, bananas, strawberries, raspberries, mangos, pineapple

  224. Diana Swinden March 8, 2014 at 21:21 #

    I like, bananas, strawberries, raspberries, mangos, pineapple, spinach, kale

  225. Angie March 8, 2014 at 22:40 #

    My favorite smoothie ingredients are strawberries peaches protein powder flax and yogurt.

  226. Wendy Jensen March 9, 2014 at 09:19 #

    I tweeted @abcInsight (my twitter)

  227. Eric Jensen March 9, 2014 at 09:20 #

    My favorite smoothie is greek yogurt, blueberries, strawberries and banana.

  228. Lillian March 9, 2014 at 17:51 #

    I love blending yogurt, frozen fresh berries, bananas, and a bit of juice. I could probably do with more variety too! Such as a green smoothie.

  229. Jason E Woods March 9, 2014 at 17:52 #

    favourite smoothie ingredients? Bananas, strawberries, honey…..

  230. Lillian March 9, 2014 at 17:54 #

    I tweeted as well!

  231. Pamela Marriott March 9, 2014 at 18:11 #

    My fav smoothy ingredients are strawberries from my garden and frozen bananas. I need to break out of my rut

  232. Pamela Marriott March 9, 2014 at 18:11 #

    Just tweeted

  233. Rosalyn G March 9, 2014 at 18:12 #

    Favorite would be: banana, strawberries, raspberries, orange juice and flax seeds

  234. Angela Mitchell March 9, 2014 at 22:33 #

    I love strawberries and blueberries with greek yogurt.

  235. Angela Mitchell March 9, 2014 at 22:35 #

    I tweeted: https://twitter.com/skyalive1976/status/442851076274786305

  236. BobbiJo Pentney March 10, 2014 at 00:15 #

    I use greek yogurt, strawberries and Bananas.

  237. BobbiJo Pentney March 10, 2014 at 00:17 #

    https://twitter.com/day_dreamer72/status/442876709843390464 I tweeted

  238. Beryl G March 10, 2014 at 07:06 #

    I love Almond milk, spinach, mango, bananas, and blueberry. Chia & hemp hearts for extra oomph!

  239. Beryl G March 10, 2014 at 07:07 #

    I also tweeted!

  240. Sarah March 10, 2014 at 13:43 #

    I am a banana and peanut butter girl myself. But we use all kinds of berries and spinach too!

  241. Sarah March 10, 2014 at 13:45 #

    I am a banana and peanut girl myself. But I also love berries and spinach!

  242. Tracey March 10, 2014 at 16:47 #

    My favourite smoothie ingredient is raspberries. I especially like using them when they are frozen to chill up my smoothie.

  243. Nannette March 10, 2014 at 19:22 #

    I just love strawberries and bananas, in my smoothies, also add pineapple mmm it’s so good!

  244. Shantha George March 10, 2014 at 21:18 #

    My favorite smoothie ingredients are mangoes, strawberries, blueberries, spinach, orange, kale, ginger, lime, cocunut water & ice.

  245. Jody March 10, 2014 at 22:36 #

    Mangos are my favourite.

  246. Asiya @ Chocolate and Chillies March 10, 2014 at 23:52 #

    My favourite smoothie ingredients are mangos, bananas, orange juice and yogurt!

  247. Tara March 11, 2014 at 00:42 #

    My favourite smoothie ingredients are berries, yogurt, and spinach.

  248. Tara March 11, 2014 at 00:43 #

    Tweeted, too! https://twitter.com/Suburble/status/443245452079554560

  249. Barbara Mayhew March 11, 2014 at 05:03 #

    Super fresh fruit!

  250. Barbara Mayhew March 11, 2014 at 05:07 #

    Tweeted over @PEIBistro

  251. Jon March 11, 2014 at 07:04 #

    My new favourite smoothie ingredient is frozen peaches, their consistency is perfect in a smoothie, not to mention how incredibly sweet and delicious they are!!

  252. Jon March 11, 2014 at 07:09 #

    Tweeted, thanks! https://twitter.com/thekitchenr/status/443342730387660800

  253. Leanne March 11, 2014 at 10:27 #

    My favourite smoothie ingredients are plain yogurt, frozen mango, vanilla protein powder and some almond milk.

  254. Janet March 11, 2014 at 14:51 #

    I love using an assortment of berries-raspberries, strawberries, blueberries in my smoothies!

  255. Jo-Ann Blondin March 11, 2014 at 17:14 #

    I love to add chia, hemp, ground flax and then add mango, a few pitted dates and cinnamon with ice. Mango Lassi diaryfree style.

  256. Jo-Ann Blondin March 11, 2014 at 17:16 #

    Here is my tweet. https://twitter.com/9CupChallenge/status/443495392529772544

  257. Candi Cuppage March 11, 2014 at 19:00 #

    I have recently undertaken my hubby and myself to the wonderful world of Paleo and eating less processed things. We have not yet tried any of the smoothie’s ideas as we haven’t had the extra to buy a blender. That is next on the list of doing. Your recipe site will be well used and abused. Just saying. :) Thanks, THaNkS, THANKS

  258. Lana Day March 12, 2014 at 13:15 #

    OMG I always add strawberries and raspberries!

  259. kari March 13, 2014 at 13:36 #

    Frozen mixed berries, frozen banana, yogurt, vanilla, honey, almond milk, you can also add some vegetable protein powder as well..that’s it and so yummy

  260. Ian Barrett March 13, 2014 at 16:59 #

    Blue berries and vanilla ice cream

  261. Sande March 14, 2014 at 18:30 #

    Oh gosh – am l listing my favorite favorite ingredients? Those would have to be a classic:
    One banana, fresh OJ (a little) a pure organic yogurt, raspberries and mango. MMMMM Adding any additional berries would be nice too – especially strawberry.

  262. Michelle T March 14, 2014 at 19:28 #

    Green smoothies! With avocado!

  263. cheery March 14, 2014 at 22:09 #

    go for peach and strawberry flavoured smoothies

  264. cheery March 14, 2014 at 22:09 #

    here is my tweet
    https://twitter.com/Cheery90/status/444656198273359872

  265. Leslie March 15, 2014 at 15:16 #

    mango, banana and yogurt

  266. veRONIca March 15, 2014 at 17:21 #

    Mmmm bananas are always a must. Pineapples and strawberries are pretty good too

  267. Tracey March 16, 2014 at 00:16 #

    I tweeted! Thanks. https://twitter.com/yyz_talk/status/445050625668427776

  268. Michael March 16, 2014 at 17:31 #

    My smoothies always contain Kale. Nothing beats it in a smoothie!

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