Indie Ogden Spotlight with Blendtec!

REACH THE TOPAs a health food junkie, having a good blender is a must.  I thought mine  current one was fine, I mean it has 3 blades and makes a ton of noise so I figured it was getting the job done. Boy was I wrong.

Smoothies are a huge part of my diet and my old blender seemed to mix it to perfection, there were chunks and floaties but it was drinkable. If I put a beet in my old blender it definitely would not blend  but blenders can’t juice veggies, right? Imagine how blown my mind was when I put a beet, 4 carrots and an apple in my new Blendtec and I kid you not, it liquefied! How is that even possible??

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The Blendtec, if you didn’t know, is a Utah based company that is taking the smoothie world by storm. You may have seen their ‘Will it blend’ video series where they blend anything and everything, it’s like Steve Brule meets Mythbusters and it’s absolutely hilarious. My personal favorite is the episode where they blend a Mine Craft toy and a Frozen doll, oh so gratifying for parents.

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I have juiced hard veggies, made ice cream, whipped whip cream to perfection and made a half-dozen perfectly creamy soups. I am in love!  Of all the fancy settings, my favorite feature is the self cleaning mode. Just one click of a button and the blender is squeaky clean, no more cutting my hands while scrubbing my blender.  Another fabulous feature on my 725 series blender is the rewards system. Blend rewards tells me how many times I have used my blender, tells me I am doing awesome ( yes, my blender compliments me!) and gives me points to redeem online for recipes, and discounts.

I sent Blendtec a few questions so you can get to know this rad company a bit better, check it out!

What is the story behind Blendtec? 
Here’s the story of how Blendtec was founded and how we came to where we are now: http://www.blendtec.com/company/about. Our Founder, Tom Dickson, who is also the star of the Will It Blend series on Youtube started it all and is still heavily involved. In fact, we just announced some very cool, innovative products this past week that he was behind, including a new smart mixer and a Bluetooth-enabled blender that pairs with a scale and our new app!

What’s it like to work at Blendtec in Orem, Utah?
Blendtec is a great place to work! We’re growing like crazy right now, which makes for a busy, fast-paced, and sometimes stressful environment, but the biggest thing is working with awesome people. Blendtec has been blessed with truly awesome people, which is really what makes and breaks a business. We have very talented, hard working, and fun people in the office, which makes it a lot easier to get up and go to work in the morning! We manufacture all of our blenders right here in Orem, Utah, so from engineering to production, sales and marketing, and the whole 9 yards, we’re all one big happy family!

How is blendtec different than other blenders? 
The best resource here is probably our page at: http://www.blendtec.com/what-makes-blendtec-the-best. These are the things that really set Blendtec apart from the competition.

What is the craziest thing you have seen blended in a Blendtec?
Our most recent Will it Blend video features Neodymium Magnets  (https://youtu.be/5XNSKIzDPtg). The iPhone 5C (https://youtu.be/GAuhUTzNwiY) was also a fun one that I got to see!

What are your top 3 favorite things to blend in a Blendtec?
-Ice cream is awesome in the blender! It may not be the healthiest, but it’s always tasty.
-Green smoothies are always a safe bet and our blenders do an amazing job with them!
-SOUP! It’s great how fast you can make a hot, great tasting soup in our blenders. No stove or heating needed. The friction of the blades alone will heat soup to almost hot enough to burn your mouth if you’re not careful!

We have an awesome resource for Blendtec recipes on our website at www.Blendtec.com/recipes. We have a full time dietitian at Blendtec who creates excellent recipes for our blenders.

**The giveaway ended, winner announced on FB

Mikaela is a transplant from Portland, fell in love with Ogden her first day in town and created Indie Ogden the next week. She enjoys outdoor adventures with her husband, 2 kiddos and fur baby and making a mess crafting. You can find her at a local cafe or cycling around town with her family.

176 Comments

  1. I have been dreaming of owning one of these for years, so I have a long list of the things I want to make. First I’d make homemade almond milk, fruit smoothies, banana fro-yo, hummus, soup, ok I will stop now :).

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    • mm almond milk and froyo. I will post posting hummus recipes on Blendtecs blog soon!

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      • With summer just around the corner I would experiment with different fruit combo popsicles like mango/strawberry, or kiwi/banana, and whatever else i can think of. I love popsicles.

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  2. I would have to break it in with a smoothie of course. Then apple butter, ohh maybe spaghetti sauce. Oh the possibilities.

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  3. I would mix up a batch of dog biscuits for my fur children. I use the Blendtec recipe, now I just need a Blendtec of my own.

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    • ooh dog treats, I have never even though of that

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  4. Me and my daughters LOVE smoothies! I would also love to make some yummy tomato basil soup.

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    • I love tomato basil soup!

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  5. I have always wanted to try making pumpkin soups in a Blendtec. I am guessing it would be far less messy than using a blending stick like I do now. We are also smoothie and juice girls at our house. I have a teenager so there is no telling what crazy things she would try blending.

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    • The possibilities are endless!

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  6. I love to blend yummy concoctions!! I have an individual, smaller blender right now, and it’s been good so far. But I have always wanted to buy a blendtec!! I am totally going to blend me some scrumptious smoothies, full of vegetables and fruits! Yum!

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    • This blender rocks for smoothies

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  7. I would love to grind wheat and make 100% whole wheat buttermilk pancake batter. Yum!!

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    • Oh ya, they have a mill don’t they? That is cool

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  8. Oh my, so many things. All of the things!! Smoothies, salsa, sauces, soups, Hippie Skin… ALL of the Hippie Skin! Okay, maybe not all of it, but this would sure allow me to make smaller batches and experiment with expanding the product line. My heart is going pitter-patter just thinking about it!!

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    • Hippie skin would be perfect in a blendtec!

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  9. I’d love a Blendtec for the basics, like delicious smoothies, but mostly to give my weak Magic Bullet a proper burial. Thanks for the chance to win Mikaela!

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  10. I would blend better smoothies if I won this fabulous prize!

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  11. green smoothies! we already make them every day but have been dreaming of owning a blendtec! (i don’t really care to chew my smoothies which unfortunately happens occasionally with our current blender…:/ ) my husband is lucky enough to have one at the station he works at and he is obsessed! we are excited to eventually have one of our own! 🙂

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    • Chewing smoothies is the WORST

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  12. I would love to make sauces like pasto and pizza and pasta sauce. Also try out making salsa!! Yumm yum!

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  13. I’ve wanted one forever! i would definitely be making my daughters almond milk and of course some wonderful smoothies for me and my kiddos!

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  14. I would blend everything I can so my kids can get some good stuff in their bodies so they can like drinking fruits and vegetables. My 2 younger ones are easy, they like fruits, but my oldest, not so much so I have to get creative when making him a juice! This would be such an awesome addition to me and my family’s health lifestyle as we continue to learn and love the healthy way to eat and drink!!

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  15. I’m not sure what would be my first thing to blend. I’ve never really used one before. I’ve started working towards becoming healthier during the past few months. I remember seeing the YouTube videos in the late 1980’s when Bledtec first started. It has a great reputation. I’ve considered a competitor’s machine, but would rather have something Made in the U.S.A.

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      • Thank you for that great news Mikaela, I just sent you an email. I can’t wait to start blending!

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  16. Oh man. The possibilities are endless, but I could eat soup every day of my life, so I’d start with that. 🙂

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  17. this would be a perfect opportunity to start making healthy smoothies. I wouldn’t dare make them in my current blender.

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  18. Ice cream, what!?! In a blender?!? I’ve been DYING to make homemade ice cream.

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  19. I would blend smooties with Spinach, Kale, ice, egg whites, blackberries, spirulina, pineapple and protein. I would also blend ice cream.

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  20. I would make smoothies for breakfast and salsa for dinner.

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  21. I would like to make a decent smoothie any will do. I am tired of having chunks of fruits and vegetables left in the smoothie. Plop out at the end and make a mess of the counter.

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  22. I would break it in with a smoothie. However, what I really want it for is for all the nut-based recipes I see. My current blender can’t blend nuts well and I end up with grainy sauces.

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  23. I would make soup. Would love to have such a great blender

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  24. The first thing I’d blend in this Blendtec 625 is a green smoothie that I’d drink while thinking of all the potential combinations of veggies, fruits, grains, and nuts for future plant-based concoctions.

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  25. I’d make green smoothies, ice cream, and coconut and almond milks!

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  26. I would finally start making green smoothies at home!!! My blender stinks and barely does anything.

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  27. I would blend a raspberry smoothie, although I saw a no bake key lime pie on their site recently. XX fingers crossed my blender just broke. I used to use Blendtec at my job and loved them. Great prize! If I was lucky enough to win email me at dearcreatives at g mail dot com Thanks for the chance!

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  28. What wouldn’t I blend in it is the question Smoothies, soups, salsa, anything edible. I will however NOT test it with any golf balls or phones.

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  29. Fruit smoothies! We love to make them and freeze them for school lunches

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  30. I’d make a strawberry banana smoothie first!

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  31. I would love to blend protein crepe batter first.

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  32. I would make healthy fruit smoothies for sure!

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  33. Strawberry Smoothie or Blended Strong Ice Coffee

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  34. i would mix up a batch of my favorite chocolate, avocado and hemp protein smoothie.

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  35. I would make garlic mayonnaise.

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  36. I would make breakfast smoothies.

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  37. I would make an orange/pineapple/banana smoothie.

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  38. I would probably make a smoothy or orange julius with it!

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  39. I’d make beet juice. The hubs is convinced it’ll help him complete Ragnar. 🙂

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  40. I would make a nice smoothie with almond milk, tons of fruit and some greens like baby kale!

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  41. I would love to use this to blend up some new dips and marinades.

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  42. Hmmm… I’ve always been interested in doing things from scratch so I would start making my own soups, instead of the high sodium variety, hummus, protein smoothies and I’d love to try making my own almond milk and almond flour with the left over pulp

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  43. We are a smoothie family and I would make a delicious smoothie first thing, and probably be in love with the fact that it will actually be “smooth”, haha! We’ve had our cheap $30 blender for the past 10 years, I think it’s time for something new! 🙂

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  44. Great healthy smoothies for my amazing grandkids! I’m sure it would work much better than the old blender 🙂

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  45. I just started making green smoothies again to help me in a weight-loss journey. I would love to be able to add carrots to some spinach, green apple, avocado, and who knows what else!

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  46. I would make lots of things but probably a fruit/veggie combo smoothie first.

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  47. I would use this for breakfast smoothies every morning.

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  48. I am currently blender-less so I would LOVE To get one of these!!! I would start with some serious smoothie making! 🙂

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  49. My fire house has one and they are awesome!!!! I’d make protein and green smoothies.

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  50. I have always wanted one! I make smoothies every morning for my teenage daughter because it is the only thing she will have before school but I am slowly burning out my motor on our old blender! I would love to be able to my own soups and sauces too!

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  51. would love to try some smoothies out!!

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  52. I’d be making some homemade Nutella with the Blendtec! Then a smoothie and then soup for dinner! Machine can do it all! ♥

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  53. Ahh! Oh my goodness, this would be such a blessing! I would love to make lots of fresh juices and green juice daily. I would also make sauces and smoothies. I have been wanting a Blendtec for years!

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  54. I would make tons of green smoothies!! I am looking to kickstart my health, it’s been a slow start but I am serious about committing to my New Year’s resolution!

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  55. I would make some nut butters!

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  56. I would first blend a strawberry smoothie, as I have been freezing fresh strawberries like crazy right now! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  57. I’d love to try some healthy smoothies. We are a couple of 30-somethings, with intentions of getting healthier. Owning a new blender would be a great addition to our kitchen.

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  58. I’d blend up a yummy strawberry smoothie!

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  59. i’ve always always always wanted to try making my own nut butter! i think the first kind i’d try in the blendtec if i won would be some homemade nutella 🙂 (with less sugar!)

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  60. I’d start with a strawberry-banana smothie…

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  61. i will make a milkshake!!!!

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  62. I will blend a banana, some frozen strawberries and blueberries, some protein powder, and a little apple juice.

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  63. i’ll make a fruit smoothie

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  64. Thank you for the great giveaway!! I have been dreaming of owning a Blendtec for years. I would be using this almost daily and would begin with nut butters and milks 🙂

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  65. I would make smoothies and they’d be chunk free!! haha.

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  66. milkshakes and nut butters for sure!

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  67. I’ve wanted a Blentec for years! We love smoothies at our house, so I’m sure that’s what I’d be making first!

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  68. I’ll blend a peanut butter and banana smoothie.

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  69. I would pretty much blend anything. I wanna test it! But first thing id blend would be a strawberry banana smoothie! Yum!

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  70. I’ll blend lots of good stuff from my garden 🙂

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  71. I would blend a strawberry banana smoothie!!

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  72. I’d make soups, purées, especially for making fruit leather, ice cream, smoothies, frozen drinks, grinding seed meal, etc. I’d be a blender using fool!

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  73. So many options! But, seriously, ice cream wins. Hands down.

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  74. I almost forgot…HUMMUS! I think hummus was the reason I got a (very inexpensive) blender back in the days of grunge and before everyone had ink and piercings (yep, I’m totally middle-age). I haven’t made hummus in quite some time.

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  75. I might use it to blend up broccoli stems for my mashed potatoes (have to hide those veggies wherever I can)!

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  76. I would make smoothies for my family!

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  77. I would love to win that blender to make smoothies for my boys and I! I’ve actually been trying to get a blender for a long time!! 🙂

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    • The giveaway has ended

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  78. I have been dreaming and drooling over this, I would love to make more than smoothies, like juices and soups.

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  79. I love Blendtec. I would make smoothies in this for sure.

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  80. i would love to make smoothies they make eating certain veggies much more tolerable, love em!

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  81. I would use this for so many things! I make my own almond milk (killed one blender that way – oops) and I would love to have a Blendtec for pureed soups and whole fruit and veggie smoothies.

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  82. I would like to use it to whip up the ingredients for homemade veggie burgers! And of course lots of smoothies and cool drinks as it starts to get warmer out 🙂

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  83. I would love to make some smoothies, dog bisquits and other yummy treats! Thanks for the chance

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  84. Garden fresh Raspberries, Strawberries and Blueberries sound delightful right now.

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  85. I love making green smoothies packed with kale. I think it would be amazing to try making homemade mayo. My blender can’t do that . I have always wanted a blendtec.

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  86. Green drinks are a staple in my diet! And I’ve always wanted to own a blendtec. My fav green drink is spinach, mango, chia seeds, almond milk, and half a banana.

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  87. I have wanted one of these for years. I would love to make green smoothies, soups galore, healthy dips and so much more.

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  88. Hubz and I have smoothies for breakfast almost every morning with berries, banana, spinach. But I am limited in what we can do, because my blender just won’t handle it. I have dreamed of owning a Blendtec!
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  89. Sounds so amazing to use especially with my son having special needs with gluten free foods . My son has Celiacs disease with a heart transplant and is diabetic. Now he cooks all his own foods to keep them from being contaminated with gluten and he could use this to make drinks and soups/.Sounds so easy and amazing to make smoothies too.

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  90. I’d love to make some tin roof sundae milkshakes with it! They sound like a wonderful company to work for.

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  91. I would love to blend soups, especially creamy tomato with basil and cucumber melon! I adore cooking from scratch and finding the perfect gadgets to outfit my kitchen.

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  92. I would like to make some Almond Butter and I would like to try blender soup.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  93. I would try the spaghetti sauce and smoothies

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  94. I’d like to make my own chocolate almond milk for my iced coffee. 🙂 And smoothies, of course!

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  95. I scrolled through your FB posts two times and I don’t see the winners name anywhere.

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