Healthy Summer Treats

Update!

This contest is OVER. But read below for some awesome healthy recipes!

Thanks everyone for entering!

You read that right…we are giving away a

Blendtec Total Blender Classic!

(retails for $524.95)!!!

I am so excited for this! I emailed BlendTec a couple months ago and asked if we could review their blender on HowDoesShe. My mom has one and I love it so I wanted to share it with all of you! Not only did they send one for me to review, they said they would give one away to one of you as well! Three Cheers!

I got my kids excited for the new appliance by having them watch some of the Will It Blend series on You Tube. If you haven’t seen them, click over – they are pretty sweet. Try not to cringe as he blends an iPhone, iPad and many other crazy things.

We all cheered, literally, when our Blendtec came. I have used it almost every day since I received it. Here are all the things I have made so far…

LOTS and LOTS and LOTS of smoothies

soup

sauces

I ground wheat, almonds and oats into flour

I have blended and blended trying to come up with the perfect recipe to share with you using my Blendtec. My kids and I have come up with a bunch of different yummy concoctions.

Here are my top 3.

1. Lemon Basil Icee, to deliciously cool us off in the coming months. This one took the help of my friend Emily and lots of kid taste testers. ;)

2.Cocoa Bean Breakfast Shake (or for a snack or lunch or dessert – whatever)

3. Yummy Goodness. Enough said.

Lemon Basil Icee

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3/4 cup simple syrup (boil equal parts water and sugar until dissolved, cool)

1/2 cup lemon juice

1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk

3 – 5 leaves sweet basil

ice

Add all ingredients…

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and blend.

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DeLiCiouS!

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Lemon Basil Icee

Lemon Basil Icee

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup simple syrup (boil equal parts water and sugar until dissolved, cool)
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 3 – 5 leaves sweet basil
  • ice

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients, and blend!
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Now…chocolate.

Cocoa Bean Breakfast Shake

I drink this for breakfast a LOT and it keeps me full until lunch.

Put ingredients in your blender in order listed, then hit the smoothie button. While it is blending, write me a love note cause you are going to LOVE this! As you can see, I am not the only who made happy by this shake. ;)

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1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

1 banana

1/8 cup raw cocao beans (can sub. cocoa powder but the beans give it a yummy chunky chocolate chip like texture)

1 scoop chocolate TRIM shake mix or chocolate protein powder

2 Tbls. Peanut Butter Powder (or use regular peanut butter but it will be higher in calories)

1 Tbls. Chia Seed

1/8 tsp. stevia extract powder (this is the SUPER concentrated stuff, or use your preferred sweetener to taste)

1/2 tsp. vanilla or almond extract

3 cups ice cubes (less or more depending on how thick you like it)

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(For the printable version of this recipe, CLICK HERE!)

Creamy Goodness

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3/4 can coconut milk

1 banana

1/4 cup basil

1 cup frozen blueberries

1/4 cup dark cocoa powder

1/4 cup raw cocoa beans

1/4 tsp. stevia extract powder

Put ingredients in blender and blend! My kids request this one often! They think it is a treat…shhh – don’t tell them it is healthy. ;)

(For the printable version of this recipe, CLICK HERE)

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I also love using these recipes (or using left overs) for popsicles!

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Just pour any concoction into mold

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put lid on, add the sticks and freeze. So Easy.

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YuM!

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Just think of all the HEALTHY summer treats you can create with your Blendtec and a popsicle mold! This one above has lots of fruit and spinach in it and my kids LOVE it! More info on THAT craziness, here.

Giveaway Time!!!

One EXTREMELY lucky person will receive the Total Blender Classic Series Combo! Here are the details:

“The Total Blender Classic Series® is an all-in-one appliance that makes smoothies, fresh juice, ice cream, milkshakes, cappuccinos, margaritas, soups, sauces, bread dough, dressings, salsas, and more! It replaces up to 9 other appliances with one fast easy-to-use machine, at a fraction of the cost. This package includes the new precision tuned 4″ blade in the large, nearly 3-quart total capacity BPA-free jar, and the standard nearly 2-quart total capacity BPA-free jar. Two jars enable you to handle larger serving sizes for large gatherings. And the new precision tuned 4″ blade / large jar combination powers through tougher blending tasks and larger recipes with ease in less time.”

Get all 5 of your entries in – you are going to want all your chances working in your favor!

Remember to leave a separate comment for each thing letting us know you did it!

1. Like Blendtec on Facebook

2. Like HowDoesShe on Facebook

3. Follow Blendtec on Twitter

4. Follow HowDoesShe on Twitter

5.  Follow HowDoesShe on Pinterest and pin anything from our site

Winner will be announced Friday May 4th.

Good Luck!

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