UPDATE: Giveaway now complete.
When I first starting using a Blendtec several years ago, I didn’t realize how much my cooking and food preparation would evolve with just one appliance. Immediately I had a new love for green smoothies. While I had made them in a standard blender for a year or two beforehand, those potent green elixirs reached a new level of smooth with the Blendtec. I was giddy to pulverize collards, cucumber, frozen fruits, and chia seeds in my new rambo blender! Yet, I had no idea that I would use this appliance in so many of my daily recipe and meal preparations (more on that soon)! I use my Blendtec every day, and love it.
So, I am thrilled that Blendtec has partnered with me to give away one of their blenders, plus their signature Twister blending jar!
What better way to ring in 2014 than with this appliance that can help you prepare some of the healthiest, delicious, and most nutrient-dense foods?!
One of you will win a Blendtec Designer Series Wildside (black), as well as the Twister jar! Total retail value over $570!*
The more I’ve evolved working with whole foods in cooking and baking, the more I use my Blendtec. Their Wildside Jar is absolutely the best for green smoothies and large purees. I have come quite attached to the Twister Jar as well, and so I’m delighted that both these jars are part of this prize package.
Here are some of the ways I use my Blendtec daily:
I don’t go a day without them. I pack in the greens, including kale and parsley, and also cucumber. Usually I add a peeled lemon and some frozen mango, and add a scoop of Vega tropical smoothie infusion. After whizzing up my intense-green smoothie, I reserve a little and then add extra fruit for the girls – frozen (or room temp) ripe banana, frozen pineapple, and/or peeled orange. They would not drink it as green as I make it for myself and hubby! Some days I switch it up, but this is my fave combo. For more green smoothie tips, check out my tutorial here.
Pureed Pasta Sauces
I make the base sauce for my mac-oh-geez (above right) in my Blendtec Wildside, and also the sauce for my new fave pasta casserole, Mac-nificent (above left – yes, I now love it more than mac-oh-geez, if that’s possible). I make these sauces so often I don’t even measure anymore, just eyeball and VROOOM!
Salad Dressings, Sauces, and Dips
The Twister Jar has transformed how I make salad dressings. I used to make dressings in a large jar using an immersion blender. That works well, but once I started blitzing dressings in the Twister Jar, I haven’t gone back. Not only quick, it emulsifies dressing ingredients extremely well, and can pulverize nuts and also chia seeds for creamy nut-based sauces and oil-free dressings. Here are some examples of salad dressings/sauces that work famously using the Twister Jar. Since I make so many purees with my blender, I’m often asked “do you still use a food processor”? Quick answer: Yes! There are some dips, like hummus, that I still prefer to make in my food processor. I can make larger batches with those and have more control over the consistency with keeping some texture. But for very smooth sauces and dips, and nut-based blends, my Blendtec gets the job.
You can make soups literally in an instant in the Blendtec. Take some of your favorite ingredients and puree until smooth. You can then enjoy raw or just lightly warmed, or transfer to a saucepan to simmer and let the flavors infuse. I often pre-roast veggies and then puree into soups (or pasta sauces!) adding water, veg stock, or non-dairy milk (depending on the ingredient mix).
My Blendtec is also put to great use for ice cream mixes (see ice cream chapter in LTEV), healthy puddings and especially chia puddings, and other types of purees, smoothies, sauces, and mixes that I might make every week or two, just not every day. But my machine is in use every-single-day!
In addition to that Macnificent sauce I make weekly, another PP15 recipe I make frequently is my Wonder Spread. For that recipe I use the Twister Jar. It whips up small batches of thick purees exceptionally well. My family loves this wonder spread – on crusty breads with soup, to top baked potatoes and sweet potatoes, spread on sandwiches and wraps and more! Even though I make it often, I still hear “this is reaaallly good” when the girls dig in!
To get you ready to whirl with the Blendtec blender and that Twister Jar, I am sharing the recipe for that PP15 Wonder Spread! It has incredible umami flavor, so you may want to double the batch and freeze a little for later (yes, it freezes well).
- 1 cup soaked cashews soak in advance, see note
- 1 1/2 tbsp chickpea miso see note
- 1 1/2 - 2 tbsp nutritional yeast adjust to taste
- 1 1/2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1/4 - 1/2 tsp pure maple syrup
- 1/3 - 1/2 cup water see note
- Salt and pepper if desired to taste
- In a blender, puree all ingredients on high speed until very smooth. Season to taste with additional salt if desired. Spread on breads, use for sandwiches, wraps, baked potatoes, veggie burgers, or to mix into grains or vegetable dishes. Many serving options with this recipe, it is delicious! Transfer to airtight containers to refrigerate. Makes about 1 1/2 cups.
Enjoy the Wonder Spread!
Enter through Rafflecopter below. Tell me what foods and recipes you’d make in 2014 with the Blendtec! Good luck and Happy New Year!
*Contest open to U.S. residents. Prize of a Black Designer Series Blendtec (factory recertified) plus Twister Jar will be shipped together directly to winner in the U.S. See rafflectopter for additional contest details and rules.
This is 2015. What I would make this year in a Blendtec… something every day. Hummus, corn butter, tofu mayonnaise, etc. My current blender is shot.
Thanks Jo-Ellen, the giveaway is finished, however.
Carrie Kennedy says
That wonder spread looks amazing! I want to make that…as well as smoothies, mac-oh-geez. Oh the artichoke dip is something I bring to every party! One party I went to I brought your artichoke dip and so did another person (the bad processed kind), my bowl was empty and the other was still left…ha!
What would I make with this blender? Hmmmmmm….nut milks, spreads, sauces, vegan cheese and smoothies. Yummy!!!!! Thanks for sharing your recipes in this post :0).
I would love to have this Blendtec blender. My current blender is weak and never blends what I’m making well.
I want to make almond butter and cheez sauce.
I’d love to try your Wonder Spread in that twister jar…sounds ideal for dressings!
Mollie B says
Definitely want to make green smoothies in a Blendtec!
Georgina Collins says
Dreena, I love making many of your sauces, like your house dressing. Woul love to try them in a Blendtec!
Patricia Wojnar Crowley says
I’d make a watermelon mango smoothie!
Dan Mossor says
Me? I’ll probably try a smoothie. My wife will make everything she can, though – starting with the hummus.
I love making green smoothies. I use my blender now, but; I know they would be even better with a Blendtec. Thanks for having this giveaway!
Smoothies, first and foremost, but I also like mixing pancake batter in the blender.
I would love to make smoothies for breakfast.
Lorina Padgett says
I want Smoothies made with bananas yogurt and mangos.
I would make smoothies with the Blendtec. Thanks!
I would make smoothies the most with the Blendtec. Thanks!
I would make cream sauces, smoothies, and lots of other amazing and healthy recipes!
I could try soups! I love soup, but it takes me so long to make!
green smoothies! My favorite!
stephanie dilley says
I have all your cookbooks and my kitchen aid blender has subbed for the blend tec – would love to try the real thing!
My blender is broken, and I’m out of a job. With a new blender, I would make rad cultured vegan nut cheeses!
I would make smoothies and nut butter
Smoothies and raw desserts!
amy mckee says
Hummus and Green Smoothies
I would be most excited about making really smooth smoothies! I can never get mine velvety, there are always chunky bits… but I am sure the Blendtec would blast those. I also love to make salad dressings, for instance Dreena’s Citrus Tahini dressing, which I make using an immersion blender in a jar. Of course the Wildside or Twister jars would be amazing for that! And now that it is winter in Canada I am making lots of saucy plant-powered casseroles to warm our bodies on these chilly nights. So really, I would be using the Blendtec every day more than once a day. Thanks for all the great recipes, Dreena.
Stephanie Ann says
I would love to try homemade soups!
I would make a good califlower puree.
Vince Munoz says
There are so many vegan recipes that require the use of a high-powered blender that my regular blender can’t make. I’d use a Blendtec for my protein shakes, making salsa, nut milks, and lots of other stuff that I am unable to make now. Thanks.
I would make green smoothies that are as beautifully green as yours are! Yum!
steph warr says
smoothies and soup!
Smoothies, soups & sauces … impossible pumpkin pie!
I would use the blender of course for smoothies, soups and nut butters 😀
Starla Bates says
Definitely smoothies and soups!
liz l says
samantha penrod says
I would make smoothies
Lee Wei Liao says
certainly is smoothies, I’m such a smoothies lover.
I would make smoothies.
Shade @ One Vegan Fatty says
Lots of raw soups!
all kinds of green smoothies!
Sky Sparkle says
I would make ice cream the most.
marie seery says
I would love to win the blender to grind up nuts for granola and energy bars.
Soups that become bisques are also an attraction.
I would make soup and milkshakes.
Carly D. says
Lots of vegan creams and banana ice cream!
Morgan H says
My wife would be bummed if I didn’t leave a comment!!! And since she’s the one who makes me smoothies…I hope one of us wins this modern wonder! Thanks so much!
Oh, Dreena, I love your recipes! You are so generous to share them. I would make sauces!! Yes, delicious sauces to put on veggies, grains, beans – once in a while – bread!!! Oh, please, pick me! 🙂
Jennifer T says
I would make smoothies!
I’d make almond milk and hummus.
Definitely smoothies and soups.
Kamla L. says
I would have such a blast with the Blendtec that I would be in the kitchen practically 24/7! Smoothies, shakes, sauces, soups, dips and spreads, and probably go scouting for more recipes and invent a few new ones. Your recipes sound like great ones to start out with.
Natalie Yeoman says
Strawberry banana smoothie
Heather Oswald says
Smoothies, sauces, and yummy desserts.
Douglas Houston says
I would make fresh fruit smoothies
Smoothies and sauces. And with a new baby on the way, lots of baby food!
Brian Kautz says
I would make soups and smoothies
Cori Westphal says
I make a protein smoothie every morning. Just some fruit, spinach, whey protein and milk. This would make my life a lot easier!
coriwestphal at msn dot com
kim burnett says
I would make smoothies!
Definitely cheese sauces. I would much rather make than buy.
Definitely green smoothies for my family!
smoothies for the kids and soups for the adults
jennay green says
I would make soups, smoothies and cocktails with this wonderful blender! my blender just died on me and it wasn’t all that great. I would love to own a powerful, high quality blender
Mary Beth Elderton says
I’d make daily smoothies the most, but I’d also love to make riced cauliflower and nut meals.
Laura H. says
They say it can crush ice no problem so that’s the first thing I would do – just try it out with plain ice! Then I’d get to the soups and sauces. Thanks Dreena!
boo oliver says
i would make smoothies. They would be healthy smoothies too.
Melissa L. says
I would love to make a delicious smoothie! Thanks for the great giveaway!
malerie c. says
I would make breakfast in it!
Amy Melton says
I would love to make gluten free flours by grinding my own grains. Also, I love to make “Mac n cheese” with roasted butternut squash!
Kim Fuhrmann says
I’d love to use the BlendTec instead of my heavy high speed blender!
Smoothies and spreads/chutneys/butters
Tram Le says
I would use this to make my daily smoothies with fruits and vegetables.
Vera K says
I would make my super power morning smoothie which has 10 different ingredients – apple juice, an orange, lime juice, ginger root, turmeric. ground flax seed, a banana, ground red pepper, and frozen strawberries and blueberries.
I would make all kinds of sauces and much more!! Awesome giveaway!
Ash Jester says
I would make soups and also fruit smoothies.
Tess S. says
If I had a blendtec it would be smoothies frequently, no more forgetting to soak cashews over night and creamy soups all the time.
Jen jones says
Tons of green smoothie and raw soups!
Green smoothies and lots of cashew cream.
Soups! Hot soups until spring, then cool summery soups!
I would use the Blendtec to make any and all of your recipes Dreena. I LOVE
What foods -wouldn’t- I make with a Blendtec?! Smoothies, sauces, spreads, dips, soups, milks…I could keep going! This would be a dream come true!
I would make soups, smoothies, nut butters, dips, sweets… You name it! What an awesome giveaway.
Samuel Bisset says
This blender looks awesome! I use my blender almost every day. I love smoothies and sauces!
Amy Pantaleo says
All of these recipes look amazing! If I had a blendtec I would use it to make cashew recipes, I can never get them smooth enough!
Realia M says
i would make a mango raspberry smoothie!
A Blendtec will make food creationing so easy. It will enable me to get rid of all my other kitchen-space-clogging appliances and just have the Blendtec on the bench (heaven) – as it covers the lot! I will use it in some way shape or form for pretty much all my food creating for every meal and snack, dessert or treat – from green smoothies for breakfast, to dips and dressings and soups and sauces and nut pastes, to sweet treats and ice creams, and so much more. It makes everything so quick and so simple.
With a Blendtec in my kitchen….I can magically, effortlessly, and speedily blendtec all the lovely living energies of raw foods of the Earth into tantalising delights to nourish, enrich, energise and uplift all my loved ones, making the world a vibrant, healthy, happy place! With a Blendtec I can do SO many varied and wonderful things…I can be the ultimate green smoothie goddess, icecream issuer, saucy soupier, dip delighter, jam jiggler, fresh flour-er, dough doffer, coffee bean cruncher, cacao creator, dessert diviner, salsa sashayer, guacamole geni, rainbow juice jivin’ creator….and all that with one Blendtec! ♥
Connor S says
I would love to start with homemade nut butters, eating them by themselves and also in frostings, spreads, baking, smoothies and more!!
I would make green smoothies and raw kefir smoothies every day along with just about everything else I make!
I’m desperately missing having a blender as I keep burning the motors of cheap appliances out but can’t afford a more expensive one! A friend was going to give me a bar mix, but I’ve been waiting over a month and it’s still not forthcoming so I can’t wait to have my kitchen fully functioning once again!! My husband has been wanting a strong blender for making raw soups. We tasted some at a health store and he was impressed. He finds it hard to eat healthy as you can’t just grab a muffin out of the pantry – it requires a bit of effort.
I would make smoothies and hummus!
Geneviève Taylor says
Wow….I would make smoothies, hummus, dips, sauces, soups, raw desserts, cashew cheese and I’m sure I could find other uses too!!! More specifically, I’m thinking of your creamy carrot moroccan dip or your sweet potato hummus….Thank you so much for organizing this. Winning this blender would be my dream come true!!!!
Geneviève Taylor says
Wow….I would make smoothies, hummus, dips, sauces, soups, raw desserts, cashew cheese and I’m sure I could find other uses too!!! Winning this blender would be my dream come true!!!!
I could never afford something like this, but would LOVE to be able to make healthy food more easily. Ill keep my fingers crossed!
Laura @ The Green Forks says
I would make SMOOTHIES!
Pasta sauces. Or anything that requires blending up soaked cashews.
Rachel Davis says
I would make smooth cashew creams and pretty much liquefy all my meals because heck, why not, it’s a blendtec blender. Those things can blend a magnet and cause the Earth to reverse it’s rotation.
Smooooooth smoothies! Bryanna Clark Grogan’s waffles made with soaked chickpeas. Just chuck everything in the blender. Easy peasy and great protein snacks for the kidlets.
My kids are older now and they’re on board for healthy eating. I want to make comfort food that’s good to and for them. Starting with the spread.
Shannon C says
Geez I was just thinking this morning about how I wanted a Blendtec. I used one at my aunt and uncle’s last Spring and it’s amazing. I’m even signed up to receive weekly Blendtec e-mails even thought I don’t own one! The recipes I would mostly make would be vegan cheeze sauces using cashews. Well anything using soaked cashews. I have an ice cream base chilling in my fridge made of soaked cashews and coconut milk, but despite lots of whirring from my Ninja, there are still plenty of cashew bits. I’m not convinced it’s going to turn out very creaming.
I would make Green Smoothies and Creamy Dressings for my salads.
I would make my own nut butters and hummus!
Jennifer Dewar says
Soups! They’re such a mainstay of my winter meals. And smoothies – I’d love to be able to grind up all that kale and flax seeds and berry seeds super smooth so that I wasn’t crunching my way through my green smoothie. 😛
Annie Pan says
All of your recipes are awesome! Thanks Dreena :)!!
What a fantastic giveaway! If I had a Blendtec, I would give my immersion blender a break!
I have always wanted one of these!
I’d make Smoothies, smoothies and more smoothies! And soups… lots of soups…
I’d make green smoothies to jumpstart breakfast, and then try all sorts of raw nut dips and spreads.
Hummus! Hummus! And more hummus!
Terry F says
i would make creamy soups!
smoothies, hummus, hazelnut spreads, nut-milks, flours, everything basically. 🙂
I would make soups, pie fillings, and hummus with a Blendtec!
Chris T says
I would make homemade vegan cheeses, sauces, and nut butters! And awesome smoothies of course.
Smoothies & Ice Cream
Diane W says
I would like to make my smoothies smooth. They are kind of lumpy with my current blender. It would be nice to make my own nut butters and hummus.
Stephanie Gossett says
I would use this all the time to make healthy things for my family. I would make frozen smoothies and applesauce for my four little sweethearts! Thank you so much for this chance!
ninigossett at gmail dot com
I would definitely start by making green smoothies and then explore more healthy recipes from there.
Sidney B says
Definitely Sauces and nutbutters. Not to mention the smoothies that it would make possible.
Soups and smoothies!
I want to learn how to make my own nut butters, preferably sunflower seed butter!
Lisa G. says
I’d use my Blend Tec to make all kinds of smoothies, sauces, dog food, desserts and of course, Pina Colada’s!
sarah c says
jennifer bryant says
I would make everything under the sun in this!!!! Smoothies would be hugely important but would love to experiment with all sorts of combinations to makes sauces and butters,dressings and soups.
Jessica G says
Smoothies.. It’s a great way to get a lot of fruits and veggies in!
I would make green smoothies and chilled soups!
Megan B. says
Smoothies, nut butters, baby food…everything!
Nut butter and hummus!! Not to mention green smoothies, sorbet, soups, and almond milk. 🙂
How freakin awesome are YOU for having set this giveaway up?? Free stuff REALLY brings everyone out, huh? I mean, yikes! When I saw the number of comments, I did a double take and blinked to make sure I was reading it correctly. LOL
I’ve been wanting to eat more soups, plus I loooove Mac n cheese and nachos so the Vegveeta is right up my alley!!
I just began a plant based lifestyle of eating due to my Dr. placing 7 stents in my arteries 2 weeks ago. Sooo, I’d be using it for just about everything !
I would love to have a Blendtec. I think I would love to share it with some of my family who can’t afford a high powered blender. Then we would all be on a road to better health.
I’d make veggie smoothies, raw Cafe Gratitude-style smoothies (I love “I Am Awake!”), veggie/bean soups, and bean-based pasta sauces!
Pieter Damsteegt says
I’d probably experiment with smoothies and soups…
It’s more like what wouldn’t I make with a new Blendtec. I love making sauces and soups and this would definitely be an awesome tool for daily use and for creating recipes.
melissa k. says
I would be happy making yummy smoothies and oil-free dressings in the blendtec. AAlso want to try your 2 “cheezy” sauces!
I will make creamy cashew cheeses!
Colleen Boudreau says
Deanna Griffith says
Nataly Carbonell says
I’d make detox smoothies, my fave is the green detoc smoothie, it consists of celery, kiwi, green apples, cucumber, lemon and kale, yummy and refreshing!
love to make smoothes
I wouldn’t actually make any recipes since I’d give the blender to my daughter if I win. She needs one so that she could blend whole foods for her 7 yr. old daughter who has been on a feed tube since birth. All these years she’s been on processed formula but my daughter would LOVE to get her eating whole plant foods instead. The doctors have finally given my daughter the go ahead to do so. That’s why winning the blender would be a HUGE blessing and would be perfect timing. 🙂 Thanks for the opportunity to enter this contest.
I would make smoothies and soups as much as possible with a new Blendtec!
Lauren M says
I would make dips and spreads most, then smoothies.
I will be making GOBS of your Vegveeta Dip with my new Blendtec! We just love it!!
Karen W says
The thing I’d make the most with the blendtec would be smoothies, but I would also give making my own butters and nut milks a try along with soups.
I’d use this to make nut mylks, drinks, dips, hummus for my preschooler, salsa
in the summer, fancy coffee shakes, fondues, soups, pesto, nut butters & sauces.
We’d use the heck out of this Blendtec! Happy New Year =)
I would make this awesome spread! Can’t wait to try it – hopefully with a new blendtec : )
Mmmmmm…smoothies, hummus, nut butters, soups, mashed cauliflower and so much more!
I would use it for smoothies and that yummy sounding dip that you listed! ;>)
I would try to make a different smoothie every day, but mostly healthy green smoothies!
I need a blender and this would be wonderful.
THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I’VE BEEN LOOKING FOR! I’D TRY JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING BUT FOR WINTER – A WARM CREAM SOUP SOUNDS DELICIOUS!!
Tia S says
I would try the pie crust that failed with my current blender. And of course smoothies, soups, dips, etc. 🙂
I can see myself using this every day, but definitely for making green smoothies smoother so my kids will like them even better!
I can’t wait until I have a strong enough blender to make sorbets every day!
Lydia Carlson says
I love my smoothies, garlic mayo recipes & much much more ! 🙂 Lydia
Galia Myron says
I would love to make smoothies, dressings, and that wonder spread!
The almighty Green smoothie, would be the first thing I blend! I need leafy greens in my life.
Chris O says
smoothies,we love smoothies
Smoothies, nut butters and milks, cheeses, sauces. . . YUM!
Definitely smoothies.. but i am anxious to try making pecan butter. I had some at my brother-in-law’s over the holidays and it was delicious!
green smoothies, salad dressings and soups!!
Nut butters, GF flours and copious amounts of green smoothies!
Nina M. says
I’ve always wanted a blendtec but could never afford it! I would love to make fruit & green smoothies, homemade soups, nut butters, ice cream, yogurt, almond milk, hummus, etc. I hope I win! This is a wonderful giveaway to a very lucky person
Nina M. says
I’ve always wanted a Blendtec blender but could never afford it. This is such a wonderful gift for a very lucky person!
Linda F. says
I eat low carb and grain free. This would be great for smoothies et al, but wouldn’t it work on prep for making Almond meal, Mashed Cauliflower, oat flour and all that neat low carb sauces etc that I enjoy? OH, and my kids love smoothies! Yeah! Sounds great!
Lori Tempestini says
I would love to try the soups idea-sounds so simple and nourishing. I love green smoothies too-as do my kids (with mango, at least!)
I would use it to make smoothies with greens and nuts. Of course, your post gave me tons more ideas on how to use one.
I would make all kinds of hummus, puréed soups and cashew based sauces.
Amisha K says
I would make soups and nut butters! my family would love them. 🙂
OMG.. Anything.. But smoothies are a for sure. Blending up all those cashews too!
I would make green smoothies!
Smoothies! I make one every morning!
Liz Tate says
I would LOVE this. I would def be making smoothies, sauces, condiments/dips, hummus and more!
Smoothies everyday but this would help me so much with my adventures with raw food.
I would make dips/sauces and lots of soup! Oh and baby food in a few months.
I would make the wonder spread. It sounds yummy!
Lots and lots of green juice!
Chickpea miso sounds really good. I would love to try making that.
Jennifer Williams says
I would continue making smoothies, but I would revisit nut butters and sauces that my blender seems unable to perfect. 🙂
Debbie Hazelton says
I have a BlendTech and want to learn more how to use it. Love your site!!!
YUM! What a fantastic give-away prize!!! So many wonderful ideas are coming to my mind – whoever wins won’t want to leave their kitchen! It’s summer time in Australia at the moment so here are some idea’s I’ve just had:
– yummy frozen acai bowls
– real fruit ice-creams/ice-blocks
– chilled soups (tomato, pumpkin)
– almond/peanut/ANY nut butter
– spinach & walnut pesto
– creamy salad dressings
– Banana NICE-cream
– ice-cream toppings (raspberry, blueberry, mango)
ahh my mouth is watering just thinking about it!!!
eric smith says
I would make the most awesome juices soups and green smoothies!….and a quick hummus
Hillarie Graham says
Love my brother-in-laws Blendtec. Thanks for the chance to win one!
What wouldn’t I use this for?! Smoothies, sauces, mashed cauliflower, soups, pesto….the list goes on and on…..
I look forward to making green smoothies with a new Blendtec!
Pamela Bailar says
Smoothest of smoothies
I use a wide variety of herbs for health in my family and livestock, I would love using this Blendtec to powder the herbs for use!
I have no idea what I would make, but I certainly would have fun experimenting!
Erin Wagner says
Everything! Love Green Smoothies!
donna vickery says
Thanks for having a great giveaway. This will be such a blessing for someone!
donna vickery says
thanks for having such a great give away. This will be such a wonderful blessing for someone!
I would mostly make smoothies, but am willing to try anything new!
A bunch of really good vegan soaps & Smoothies
Rachel Topaz says
I would make cashew cream, and avocado mousse, and all the other things that are healthy and delicious.
I plann on making soups and smoothies.
cindy tessier says
definitely smoothies, but also sauces, hummus, and soups!
Molly Burtis says
I would make smoothies, cheeze sauces, and nut butters!
Molly Burtis says
I would make smoothies, cheeze sauces & nut butters! 🙂
Jade Sheldon-Burnsed says
Smoothies and almond milk would be the thing I make most!!
V Morton says
I think having such a powerful blender would improve my plant-based cooking, allowing smoother sauces, “cheeses,” and green smoothies (which I avoid now since my blender doesn’t make the green all that smooth!
Sherra Gray says
I would love to win this! And thanks for the recipe. DEFINITELY going to try this!
Cara W says
Smoothies & soup!
Chelsea Mersereau says
I love blendtec! I got to use one at my coffeshop job and I lvoe making green smoothies at home with my kids, its especially useful to have a good blender when my Autistic son is a very picky eater, putting a ton of nutrition into a smoothie has saved my butt many times.
Healthy soups and condiments to start a healthier new year.
Vegan Version says
Ice cream, smoothies, soup…..
I think the better question is what wouldn’t I make?
Definitely making: hummus, salad dressings, soups, dips, sauces!
Green smoothies and lots of soup!!
Smoothies and nut butters.
I would make smoothies, cashew cream sauces, banana ice cream, soup…the list goes on!
Darice Blackman says
I’d make smoothies
Denise Fedor says
I would make lots of almond butter
Love your recipes! Would have fun doing some smoothies and pasta sauces first if I won 🙂
i would love to make smoothies and dips!!!
Soups, dips – as others have said, it would be an opportunity to explore new recipes!
If this was mine i would make smoothies, dressings, avocado pudding, dairy free icecream… the list is endless!!
Lorina Padgett says
I want to make a smoothies using bananas, yogurt and mangos.
I would make smoothies and try out making nut butters.
I’ve been looking for a blender that can do EVERYTHING and this is it!! I will try so many things but with winter here…some warm creamy soup sounds delicious!!
Stephanie King says
I would make green smoothies for me and purée fresh veg to make baby food for my infant!
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine says
I would love to make nut milks and nut butters!
I’d make ice cream.
I would make mostly smoothies and soups but plan on trying so many new things if I win 🙂
I would make lots of smoothies and homemade nut butter.
Kath G says
Smoothies, dips, soups, sauces, puddings, oh…the list just goes on!!!
Angela Y says
I would use it for our daily green smoothies!
Katie K says
Cindy Korabi. says
My family and I would love to win one of these blenders.
As a relatively new vegan, I’ve been learning quite a lot about using a blender in creating some very yummy sauces. I’ve also gotten into smoothies, as well.
Annie G. says
I would make daily grren smooties!!!
janet @ the taste space says
What can you not make with a high-speed blender? Bring on the smoothies!
Laura Black (Plant Based Junkies) says
Oh my…I have a Blendtec, and could not imagine life without it. I have a family member that is wanting to make more healthy dips, and smoothies, and this is the PERFECT gift for them. I would love to win this for them.
Vegan for over 7 years now and I still don’t own a high-power blender! Can’t wait to try the wonder spread as well.
I would make hummus and eggplant dip as I love Mediterranean food.
Valerie Bassett says
I would use it for my daughters favorite plant based Mac and cheese sauce and delicious smoothies.
Sauces and smoothies!
I would make a lot if hummus and eggplant dip being of Mediterranean background
Julie L says
I would LOVE a Blendtec! I would not only make the wonder spread (looks yummy), but also smoothies, sauces, soups, etc. I’m a fairly new to the “plant-based” way of eating (diagnosed with type 1.5 diabetes 5 years ago), and am always looking for new recipes. Appreciate so much your help in that! 😉 I currently own a very, very cheap original ninja something (not really a blender), that takes forever to make a simple smoothie, and is just about on its last blade.
I would make smoothies!
definitely green smoothies and sauces!
Christopher Petsche says
and anything else that starts with S.
Kim Y says
Nut Butters and smoothies!
I am trying to eat a more plant-based diet to help alleviate some of my symptoms of RA, so this would be wonderful for smoothies!! I would also make nut butters for protein.
rayray cartucci says
I would love to make smoothies and dips. Terrific
um, like everything! nut and seed milks, nut butter, smoothies, soups, ice cream..
paula rothman says
paula rothman says
i love making southwest bean soup
Shannon Leonard says
I would make green smoothies and cashew cream!
Soups, smoothies, sauces, dips…
Lynette Cruz says
Green smoothies, Nut Butters and more!! Nice Giveaway!! Happy New Year!
The possibilities are endless! I would create smothies and dips and soups and puddings and sauces and….mmmmmmm!
Melissa C. says
I would use it to make smoothies and soups and other deliciousness to accommodate my new allergen free lifestyle.
I would use my new blender for cashew-based sauces and ultra-creamy hummus – YUM. : )
I would make creamy artichoke dip and others using cashews.
Tracy Pullman says
With a new Blendtec, I would make lots and lots of hummus as well as pesto, veggie burgers and of course smoothies!
I love avocado smoothies! Have tried making cashew cream with a regular blender too, ugh!
I’d make green smoothies for all my little green loving kids.
michelle geil says
juices and smoothies!
Deanna Griffith says
I’ve always wanted to try the Blendtec! It looks amazing.
soups and sauces!
Any soup or nut butter!
I found your blog recently and have been loving your recipes! I’d love to try a Blendtec–I’ve been looking for a more powerful blender for cashew creams and green smoothies.
I would make the wonder sauce! looks great! 🙂
I would make smoothies.
I will make daily green smoothies + almond milk + soup purees + frozen-fruit ice-NO cream.
The flex container sounds awesome!
I want to start drinking green smoothies!!
Sarah S. says
I would be able to make better cashew and almond milks, smoothies, hummus, baby food! I’m excited just thinking about it! Endless possibilities!
I’ve always wanted to try the Blendtec!
Akila sreedharan says
Green smoothies and brawnies!
I’d love to try a Blendtec! I’ve heard that people are really split between these and the Vitamix…
Carla S says
I would make pina colada smoothies,protein shakes,green smoothies,strawberry smoothies,and ice cream floats if I won.
Sarah Swearengin says
I’d be able to make better cashew and almond milk, salsas, hummus, soups, BABY food! Excited just thinking about the endless possibilities!!
I would LOVE a blendtec. I made Dreena’s Great Pumpkin Pie for Xmas and my poor little blender could not cream the cashews. We had little nut chunks in our pie – tasty, but not what the recipe calls for! I would use the blendtec for more recipes such as this where nuts need to be creamed (e.g. Dreena’s Creamy House Dressing, Artichoke Dip, etc.). Thanks!
Salad dressings and green smoothies!
I would finally be able to get my cashews creamy!! I would also make so many soups during this chilly weather! Yum!
Ti Wohlt says
A lovely vegan potato soup!
What would I NOT make with this Blendtec and the twister jar is the QuEsTiOn!!! I would use this for smoothies…and wait…hummus..and oh…sheesh….SOUPS….and of course, GREEN smoothies…and fruit healthy IceCream…and then I’d be sure to make my SAUCES with this….and then I’d use it for my salad DRESSINGS….I would be constantly using it!! That way my 2014 would be HEALTHY HEALTHY HEALTHY! Yay!
Ti Wohlt says
Our Daily Smoothies!
With the blendtec I will make so many of the dipping sauces you’ve posted to your blog, as well as creamy soups & smoothies. Yum! And easy!
I would make dips, sauces,smoothies and almond milk!
A friend posted about this giveaway (which I am unbelievably excited about) but I can’t believe I’ve never stumbled across your site before! I’m hungry just scrolling past your smoothie (let alone the pasta sauce, geez!) so I am definitely a follower now! Thanks for putting this out there =)
Smoothies, smoothies, smoothies!!! Would love this machine to make breakfast smoothies for my kids. I want to sneak in some spinach 🙂
I would make almond milk, soups, salad dressings, and more!
A. Cook says
Definitely green smoothies!! I love them so much but with my current blender they’re kind of a pain to make.
I would definitely make smoothies, but I would like to try and make whole meals with it too.
I’d like to be able to make nut-based sauces without soaking first!
Dreena, I have been searching and researching blenders to use to make smoothies, soups, and nut butters, etc… I have started this health journey to eat plant based off and on for over a year. This month I became sick again after going off the healthy eating. Ikeep going on and off because I haven’t planned ahead or set up my kitchen for success. I work long days and need to have things prepared ahead of time most days so I can take them on the road with me. Anyway, I begun again two weeks ago, but this time with planning and equiping my kitchen as much as I could. It is kinda sparse yet. 🙂
I just want to get healthy, to be able to enjoy my family, friends, children, and grandchildren. I do have an old hamilton beach blender I can use, just thinking something more powerful would be helpful to make the morning smoothie and many other things I have recipes for now.
Thank you for offering this contest. Kim
As always, you have the best recipes and most exciting news. And you do it all with such flair! I love reading your stuff, and trying your foods… 😉 Thanks!
Marissa Obrien says
I would love to make smoothies, veggie soups, dips, sauces for kale chips, etc.
I would make so many things! I have just a regular blender, which has served me well, but its hard to make really smooth dressings and nut butters. I would definitely make more of those. Thanks for the opportunity!
I would make everything in it! Soup, sauces, peanut butter ,smoothies and baby food.
I make lots of smoothies, but also homemade hummus and pureed-cashew based dishes too!
Smoothies!! I would also love to experiment with other recipes.
I would make green smoothies and whole juices.
Stephanie Meehan says
Nut butters and smoothies!
It was love at first sight. The wonderful smoothies you and I could make together—ahh, I can see it now. We would have a long healthy life together.
Stephanie Meehan says
I would make tons of nut butters and smoothies!
I MUST find chickpea miso and try this!!!
Jacqui Pappas says
I think I would try your Wonder Spread first! Yummy!
Kim Y says
Nut butters and smoothies! 🙂
What a sweet giveaway! I’d love to start making smoothies!
Suzanne Buffel says
Thanks so much Dreena for allowing us the
opportunity to win an amazing Blendtec Blender. Asti know, I am a huge supporter of you and I love all your recipes. Happy New Year to all!
Deanne O'Donnell says
If I win the Blentec blender I’m going to use mine to smooth out cashews and nuts to make homemade vegan cheeses.
I would use the blentec for everything!! Sauces, dips, soups, smoothies!! I bet it would make life so easy!!!! Thank you for the opportunity!!! Love your recipes, your site and all you do!!!!!
I have always wanted a blendtec!!!! The things I could do with it! But I cannot afford one, so would LOVE to win one! THANK YOU. I love your recipes, and featured many of them at my first vegan Christmas dinner. My thirty guests loved them all (none are vegan)
Love your recipes & your blog! I’d love to win a BlendTec! I’d make tons of smoothies with it.
I love your site!! I have made several recipes and all turned out wonderfully. My family thinks I am a rockstar 🙂 Now all I need is a BlendTec!
Cindy Johnson says
I use and would use a blendtec everyday. I make smoothies most every morning for my husband and I. I usually make a sauce or dressing every other day. Last night we had your yummy sweet potato bisque. I also would use it to make spinach/artichoke dip. It has been my standard this holiday season for all the parties I have been too and needed to bring an appetizer.
I would like to make spreads, butters, dressings, cakes and lots lots of things 🙂
Heather M says
I would make smoothies ALL THE TIME! Plus anything and everything else I could think of to make in the Blendtec! It would be a fantastic addition to my kitchen.
Kathleen Berman says
I would love to win this! I would use it for myself and my youngest son who is a gluten free vegan and pretty often a raw food fan. For Thanksgiving and Christmas I made different loaves for him to bring along and the chopping/blending thing I used for some processing of ingredients overheated and quit on me. I would really love to try some pureed soup for me. Sounds yummy!
Keri-Rose Lanotte says
Looks like a great device, hope I win!
I’d love to start making my own almond milk!
Laura Oliveri says
The first thing I would make is pistachio butter!
I want to make green smoothies, for one. But I would use it for so many different things!
What an awesome giveaway, thank you! I love green smoothies so I would def use it for that, dressings, soups, just about everything!!
Hummus/dips/spreads/sauces – all creamy!
I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win this! I would do all sorts of things with it! My go-to would be smoothies and also Dips and Spreads! What a wonderful post and giveaway from a wonderful person!
Carolyn Loftus says
Great post!!!!! Beautiful machine!!!!
Kate White says
I love that I could make my own nut butters! Amazing!!!
I would start with green smoothies and then the list is endless. Soups, nut butters, salad dressing, and sandwich spreads. Thank you so much for this chance to win.
This would help so much in my transition from junk food vegan to gluten free, healthy vegan.
I would love to try some of those soups! I am always cold and love having tons of soups on hand for lunches at work!
Patrick Nottingham says
I would totally use this for churning out green smoothies!
Great giveaway! Would love love love to win this! Husband and I are going to go back to healthy eating on Jan 2 post holiday binge and I am looking for a juicer and really good blender. I already do a soy/almond milk banana shake for breakfast and want to add some awesome green drinks to the daily menu. Thanks for the opportunity!
I would love to make delicious savory soups with the blendtec!
My goal for the new year is to stop buying hummus at the store. I would use the Blendtec to make hummus… also soups, because I love soups!
I want to make creamy dreamy hummus!!
Soups and smoothies. I’d also like to try some cashew based sauces.
Smoothies and nut butters!
Melissa Ferguson says
It’s so cold where we live right now, I would start with soups! My husband has been wanting a good blender and would be thrilled if we won!
Jennifer Warschauer says
I would use it for smoothies daily!
Smoothies, sauces and oil-free salad dressings.
I’d make squash a lot – sounds lame I know!!! But I love it but hate lumps
I would use the blendtec for everything!
I would make green smoothies daily in a Blendtec… as well as your other dips, sauces, and dressings!
Sauces, smoothies, and frozen desserts! Thanks for this opportunity!
KL Greene says
In 2014, I going to make green smoothies everyday, but I so need a Blendtec. I love the recipes, great options
KL Greene says
I hope to win so I can make green smoothies. In 2014 I’m going to be healthier with my food.
Rebecca Park says
Wold love to start the year off with some great green smoothies!!
Denise D says
Nut butters and smoothies! 🙂
great information will be coming back to this site often!
I would make large batches of vegan mayonnaise! So good for added zing in a recipe or for a “creamy” bar for a dip. Plus I could make enough soup and sauces to cook for my aging parents as well!
john kohler says
Would love to make a delicious green smoothie.
KELLY MCGREW says
smoothies, dressings, and purees!
Sheri A in Texas says
It would be a dream come true to win a Bendtec blender! They look just awesome!!!
What wouldn’t I make? Smoothies, of course, but also sauces, desserts, whipped ‘cream’!
I’m also a green smoothie fan. Thanks!
I really want to start making your different sauces and dressings!
I think there would many…many …many and what a fun way to start 2014!
Kirsten Taylor says
The Blendtec is my dream blender and I would make lots of things in it, including; vegan ice cream, smoothies, soups, dressings and the list goes on and on. It would be a dream come true!
Kirsten Taylor says
I would make lot’s of things with a Blendtec including, smoothies, vegan ice cream, soups, dressings, etc. It is my dream blender!
Mary Jenkins says
Well, I was going to say soups because I am a bit of a soup nut, but that cashew spread is going to haunt me until I make it! I am just going to eat it with a spoon!
Meghan Finley says
I’d make soups and smoothies most often
Esther at A,B,C,Vegan says
So many green smoothies need to be made!
Esther at A,B,C,Vegan says
I’ve been a Vitamix girl but I would love to see the difference! Can never have too many awesome blenders!!
Christina Oddy says
Hummus is my favorite blender recipe
I would make delicious salad dressings!
Carol W. says
I would make a smoothie without hunks…LOL!
Olivia D Hamilton says
Smoothies and batters!
I would make soups and smoothies
Shannon Gould says
I would love to eat healthier and the blendtec would definitely help me do that! I could make a lot more foods myself to avoid processed foods and could make healthy smoothies. I also would love to make food for my daughter who just started solids!
I would make more smoothies and salad dressings for sure!
wow where to starts,, sauces, soups,smoothies gallor. nut butter , nut milk and even more
I would make green smoothies every day if I had a Blendtec!
I love your recipes and have been looking to upgrade my blender!
Malissa W says
I would start making smoothies! It is something I have always wanted to incorporate into my weekly menu but don’t have the right equipment. Thanks for the giveaway!
amber h says
hummus would be the first thing!!! then green smoothies, tons of soups (been kicking around a ginger pumpkin soup recipe since fall), and avocado pesto!
I would make so much with a blendtec. Nut butters, flours, soups and with my baby homemade baby food!
I would make all flavors of sorbet!
Margaret J says
I’ve been making smoothies a lot lately. Frozen fruit makes them thick and really cold without diluting the other ingredients. Thank you for the giveaway!
What an awesome giveaway! I would use the Blendtec to make green smoothies and to try all your awesome recipes that use the soaked cashews. It would be so exciting to win, a great appliance to start a Healthy New Year!
Alexa Krueger says
I’d love to make refinements to all of my current recipes, along with trying some new plant based spreads and creamy soups!
This would be such a blessing for my family!!! I would use my shiny new Blendtec to make morning smoothies for my husband & I. Thanks for all the fantastic recipes!!! Be blessed!
Debra Lee says
I think I would start with some nut butters!
Angela Howell says
I will make hummus, nut butters, and smoothies.
I would use it to make nut butters, soups and sauces. I have always wanted one and winning it would definitely make a great start to 2014!!!
Angela Howell says
I will make hummus, nut butters, smoothies, and a lot of your cocoa cookie dough balls for my kids. 🙂
Smoothies!!! Green smoothies with banana and berries 🙂
giving away a blendtec appears to be a great way to get all the comments ever in the world! I love a good blender for soups and salad dressings and anything with soaked cashews. There’s nothing like being able to acheive super smooth texture, when that’s what you’re looking for!
I would make a plethora of soups, smoothies, and nut milks 🙂
Stacy L. says
Salsa, smoothies, and definitely nut butters!
Smoothies with Kale
I would use a Blendtec to make my green smoothies.
I make a smoothie almost every day- this would be perfect!!
I’m sure I’d make a lot of soups and smoothies :+)
Sharon McGrath says
I would make smoothies and homemade almond milk!
i would make some thing to help me with the shoke of wining
I would make green smoothies!
I would love this to make homemade nut butters.
Smoothies, hummus and ice cream of course!
Stephanie Ann says
I’d love to make fruit smoothies!!! strawberry banana is my favorite!
I would make nut milks and green smoothies with the blender. Let’s not forget it would be great for making hummus and veggie patte!
Hi Dreena! I would definitely make my daily green smoothies in my new Blendtec blender, and I’m looking to venture into using it for more recipes. I’ve tried using my small blender but it doesn’t work so well:( Thank you for your wonderful blog and cookbooks!
I would make so many things!! I am a raw vegan so there a million recipes that require a nice blender and my blender is from the 70’s… haha I want to make raw pumpkin pie but my blender can’t handle pureeing a pumpkin!
I am in desperate need of a new blender for all the smoothies, soups and sauces I make!
Kim Mathis says
One of my most favorite things to make pureed is butternut squash & carrot soup. The velvety texture & warmth of that soup is so comforting. Hummus is my next go to favorite to blend.
Deanna Dotson says
I would find a reason to use this everyday. From wonder spread to hummus and smoothies. The possibilities are endless.
I would make smoothies for sure and want to try the wonder spread as well as the mac-o-geez!
I would make soup, smoothies, dressings…and maybe a little ice cream for desert!
Rebekah S. says
Vegan Soups, Sauces and Smoothies are what I’d make.
Summer wright says
I would make that wonder sauce. Yum!
Been wanting to try a Blend-Tec for years. I’d use it for vegan cheeses and sauces and smoothies.
Marie @ Substance of Living says
I would make vegan butter, nut butters, flours, and soups.
Thank you for this fantastic giveaway and can’t wait for your new book to come out.
Elizabeth Brion says
I’ve been making a lot of homemade vegan butter and cashew cream lately and my current blender is definitely challenged. The twister jar would be great for mixing up small quantities of Vegg!
Cendrine Hosoda says
Definitely smoothies! Also dressings and desserts.
Ashley Joy says
I would make smoothies daily if not twice a day. Pureed soups. Pulverize nuts, seeds, and oats. The list is endless. I would LOVE to have a blendtec…it would get an infinite amount of use in my household! Thank you for the opportunity to possibly win one! 😀
I would make green power smoothies everyday, soups, dips and salad dressing. This blendtec would save so much time.
Green smoothies & hummus!
Smoothies, smoothies, and more smoothies!!!!
Mac oh geez, how cute 🙂 Recipes look amazing!
Jacky Hodo says
what wouldn’t i make with a blendtec!!!! smoothies and sauce and soups oh my!!!
I have skinny drink mixes to use in a new blender
Salsa and margaritas
I would make Smoothies, milks and hummus the most. All vegan of course!
I would love to make green smoothies with a Blendtec!
We use our blender for pancake batter!
Kylene Babski Figle says
Smoothies and sauces! I’m a long time vegan that has only just begun to experiment with using soaked nuts in sauces (I know, shame on me), and it would be great to have a blender that would stand up to the job. =)
I would make a whole bunch of green smoothies for myself and my boyfriend 🙂 We are striving to be healthier everyday and made a pact to be our healthiest by our one year anniversary in March!
Christine Magiera says
What a generous giveaway! I have a Blendtec that I also use everyday. I use it to make smoothies, puddings, sauces, and to pulverize steel cut oats, chia seeds and others.
I would make half a dozen sauces and a ton of soups using the blendtec. Thanks for a wonderful site and hosting this giveaway!
Jane Jackson says
Just smoother cashew sauces, smoother smoothies smoother everything
I became a vegan this year after being a vegetarian for over 20 years. I would love to take my health to the next level and make vegan soups and raw plant smoothies! 🙂
There are so many options with the blendtec. I would definitely use this a lot. Soups, Smoothies and so much more. I currently have a cheap blender & a Nutribullet. The NB works great, but is just to small. I would Soo Love to win this blender.
I would make hot soup! What a great gift!
Maureen Pluthero says
I make smoothies every day so it would get a lot of use there, but also to make sauces!
I am very excited about this Blendtec Giveaway, it will catalyze my new year’s resolutions to eat a greater range of local seasonal vegetables and make fresh vegan home-made sauces and nut butters. Thank you for this opportunity! 🙂 Miranda
Marnely Rodriguez-Murray says
I’d make nut butters, pestos, and soups the most!
I would love to win a Blendtex as I have been making our morning smoothies with a handheld blender and a mason jars for years now 😉
I would use it for smoothies (obviously), ice creams, pie filling, nut butters, hummus, nut pates etc!
Amanda Bower says
I would make green smoothies and homemade soups! Yum!
Oh my gosh! I would make everything with this lol, I always wanted to make nut butters and nut based sauces but really can’t with what I have, oh and smoothies of course and soups well lot’s and lot’s of things.
Cashew cheese and creamy nut-based dips!!
I would make velvety smooth sauces, cheeses made from raw nuts, vegan cheesecake fillings, and green smoothies!!
Vegan cheeses! I have seen so many wonderful recipes for cashew cheeses, but my current blender isn’t capable of achieving the texture I need to make a good nut-based cheese. I need this Blendtec so badly!!!
Oil-free Hummus! I make a batch a day and I would love to get it creamier than what my food processor allows!
Michelle Cehn says
I’d make green smoothies every day! And banana ice cream. NOM.
Banana-based ice cream….
Evelyn B says
I love making hummus with cilantro! But also I make a lot of smoothies and juices and this could sure come in handy! Oh and salad dressings! Wow this will make life a lot easier 🙂
I stand in Costco at the demonstrations and drool over the Blendtec – it all looks so easy to use and clean. Would love to win this. Thank you!
The recipe’s I would make the most with a Blendtec are smoothies and sauces!
I can use spinach in my smoothies with an inversion blender, but am looking forward to using kale instead.
Soups and smoothies!!
Kristin B says
I love all the many things you can make with this blender! Thank you for sharing all these great ideas and the giveaway!
My blender is my number one used appliance in my house. You can’t have a whole foods diet without one!
Smoothies! I drink lots and lots of smoothies!
I would make all the vegan food!
I would use my new blender for smoothies, banana ice cream and making date paste !!!
I’d make smoothies, sauces, dressings, dips, and more!
I really want to try making a cashew cheeze sauce.
Tahina, hummus, cashew cream, smoothies (freeze fruit first!) (protein: blueberries/bananas/almond butter/hemp powder/dash of coconut milk/nondairy milk/drop of vanilla) (strawberry shake: strawberries/dates/nondairy milk/drop of vanilla) (papaya enzyme: papaya/pineapple/coconut milk/oj) (p.s.: I’m not a fan of papaya but this recipe tastes good!)
Leslie Paquette says
I would be making sauces and smoothies the most with this blender!!
Weird that the blog post is requiring a website to post a comment. I put one in even though it don’t have one just to get the comment to post.
Soups, dressings, nut butters, and Wonder Spread, of course!
Thanks for doing this give-away, Dreena!
Soups and dressings and nut butters, and Wonder Spread, of course!
Thanks for doing such a wonderful give-away Dreena!
Green smoothies and sauces!
Karen D says
I would make smoothies, soup and bread dough
Johanna Woodbury says
I would start making morning smoothies.
I would love to make creamy fresh coconut mylk, almond mylks, and coconut based icecream! Yum!
Mary Murray says
I would love to use the Blendtec for as many plant strong recipes I can incorporate into my diet. Sauces, smoothies, vegan, raw I want to do it all.
This looks awesome!!!!
The very first thing I would make would be raw cashew ice cream. I tried it with my blender (very old) and it didn’t work well at all!
Jody Duran says
Smoothies, soups and lots of plant based dips and sauces!!
Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) says
The options are unlimited for me if I had a Blendtec! I love making my own nut butters and protein ice creams, so I’m pretty sure that’s where I would start.
Green smoothies and I would use it for blending cashews for “cream”: sauces!
I Would make lots of smoothies, soups and pasta sauces.
Can’t wait to start making those lovely green smoothies every day. Also want to try soups and sauces.
Marla Berry says
I would make non-chunky smoothies, non-lumpy vegan cheeze sauce, and hot soups right in the blender.
Gazpacho my favorite. Smoothies. Other soups. Ice cream. We use it almost every morning and often 1-2 more times throughout the day.
First I’d make Wonder Spread! Then raw soups, hummus, dressings, smoothies, shakes, nut patties, the possibilities are endless!!!
I really want to start whole food juicing. My daughter has a Blendtec and loves it! I would be a green smoothie junkie.
Christine Hansen says
Smoothies, cashew cheez, hummus, almond milk, and much more!
Michele W says
To be able to make smoothies without my old blender getting stuck
Nichole W. says
I’d make nut milks, smooth sauces to flavor my kale chips, frozen desserts, puréed baby food, chocolate avocado chia pudding, protein-packed dips for veggies and fruit for my toddler, and (of course) green smoothies.
Amy Grossi says
I would most definitely make some green smoothies and cashew cheese.
I would definitely try to make smoother nut cheeses – my blender just doesn’t quite cut it! And I’d love to try more smoothies.
I recently purchased your Plant Powered 15 recipe ebook. Naturally, I went right to the desserts. The first one I looked at was Peanut Butter Munchy Squares. It appealed to me because it looked easy and contained all natural ingredients that I already had on hand. A Blendtec would certainly make my life easier when making desserts! I have an old, creaky Osterizer, but it’s the best I can do for now.
I’d use it for sauces, soups and smoothies!
I would make kale smoothies for my daughter!!
Ali @ Farmers Market Vegan says
I make a fabulous green smoothie every morning, and this would make it even more fabulous!
Green smoothies and lots of hummus and soups! Plus I would LOVE to be able to make my own nut butters!! 🙂
My daughter is pregnant, so I would use it to make baby food.
Mary Jo Geiger says
Love your blog and recipe ideas. I would love this blender to help me reach my goal of eating more whole foods and getting back to cooking/preparing meals for my family.
Sauces, soups, smoothies. For starters 🙂
Where to begin?! Green smoothies and creamy frozen desserts would be great. I’d love to try my hand at homemade nut/seed butters, too!
Thanks so much for this opportunity!!!
I would make smoothies, smoothies, and more smoothies!!! Plus all kinds of delicious raw dressings, soups, creams, butters – you name it, I’d be making it in a blender!!!
First I want you to know that I just recently discovered all of the wonderful recipes and information that you share here. Thank you so much! This is now my first “go to” when looking for a healthful recipe. I know I would be making sauces and spreads a lot but also smoothies. Happy New Year!
I would make a lot of green smoothies to start off and then I would continue with ice creams from whole fruit, salad dressings, purees, basically whatever I could find or imagine.
yy ellis says
Soups and dips of all kinds.
Who wouldn’t LOVE to win this!? I want to learn to make fresh salad dressings without oil this year. Here’s to better health in 2014!
Hoping to make smoothies. My blender just broke (not a blentec) and am missing it! I make cashew cheeses, oat waffles, nut gravies, and more…
Catlyn L says
I just love making soups and smoothies, so I know for a fact thats what I’d make in my Blendtec everyday!
Almond milk, smoothies, and cashew cheese!
Tom H. says
I would love to win this Blendtec and have some fun blending up all sorts of smoothies and incorporating even more fruits and vegetables into my nutrition in creative new ways.
It would be so hard to say – I’ve wanted one of these for so long to make smoothies, sauces and dips. It would be a dream come true. Thanks for the opportunity!
I would love to make soups in the new year, and this looks like just what I need to get it done!
Tofu Mom (Marti Hall) says
Oh fun! I’ve never had a good blender – so many recipes I’d love to try!!
Ih my gosh, I’ve been yearning for a high-powered blender for only over six months since I’ve gone vegan. I’m discovering so many “better” recipes for old ones and I love it! My favorite way to get eat healthier is by making super nutritious smoothies. That would be what I would use use the blender most for. Fingers crossed!
Anything that needs to be smooth
Pat Wilk says
What WOULDN’T I make in my Blendtec blender!! Oh the possibilities……
hummus, pudding, nut ‘cheeze’/ spreads, dressing, smoothies… maybe soups?
(love your recipes here)
thank you for a chance!
soups and smoothies!
Jennifer OBrien says
There are so many recipes I’d love to try, such as healthy smoothies, soups and hummus!
Wendy Woods says
Almond milk, smoothies, and nut butters!
Chrissy PB says
I’d make green smoothies, “creamy” soups, and pasta sauces.
hummus and smoothies are what I’d love to have a good blender for!
Catherine (FOOD SNOB) says
Hummus! I haven’t had good luck with homemade hummus yet!
Catherine (FOOD SNOB) says
Hummus. I have never had good success with homemade hummus!
I would perfect that perfect cheesey mac recipe!
I’m especially hoping to try the twister jar — no more tamping needed!
I would make green smoothies so that I know my son is getting his veggies!!
Becca F says
I would make green smoothies and my own nut/coconut butters!
smoothies! And chopped veggies for the reptiles
I would love to try all the recipes!
I can’t wait to try all these recipes!
Michelle Lewis says
I’ve wanted a Blendtec for years! I’ve been making nut cheeses, but can’t get them smooth enough with a regular blender. Also, green smoothies & pureed soups.
Elizabeth C says
I am really looking forward to having a machine like this someday!
Andrea Denton says
I would definitely make delicious smoothies!
I would make everything! My cheap blender makes really chunky green smoothies, so I could definitely go for a good green smooth smoothie!
I would use the Blendtec for my daily green smoothie!
There are so many possibilities this blender could bring to my kitchen!! 🙂
I would make your wonder spread. And also green smoothies.
I World use the blendtec for smoothies
Lynn Huber says
I would definitely start with smoothies and then try going with lots of other things, nut butters etc. Love your recipes, trying to make sure we eat healthier and this would certainly help! Hope you had a wonderful holiday!!
I would start making green smoothies with kale! My blender does not blend kale and I can’t stand chewing my smoothies!
Sayward Rebhal says
I’ve been on a juicing bender for over a year, but just a few weeks ago I started craving smoothies again. So yeah, many many smoothies!
Katie Powell says
Smoothies, salad dressing, soups! There’s so many options!!
I am so glad to have found your page. So many people are wanting more vegetarian foods. This is all pure delight, I can’t wait to try some of your recipes. The chickpea tart, done in phyllo sounds delish!
I would love a Blendtec to make green smoothies for me and my toddler!
Danielle Trefz says
I literally cannot live without a blender! This is definitely going to be a year of amazing smoothies’
I need one please!!!
I’d love this for smoothies!
chia puddings, salad dressings,black bean chocolate spread…YUM!
Tanya Phillips says
Probably green smoothies the most. My magic bullet doesn’t get them very smooth. Thank you
If I won, I’d probably start with making smoothies, but it would be oh-so-nice to be able to make soups and sauces without little chunks of nuts!
Rob Hogencamp says
I love Blendtec! I will make green smoothies every day!
Joanne M says
I just burned up a blender motor on Christmas Day–yes, I could smell the smoke! Would love to make the fresh nut butters in the twister jars. Smoothies are a given. Nut milks would be a staple as well.
Emily C. says
Green smoothies and nut butter for sure. When I last tried making Oh She Glow’s maple chia hemp almond butter in something else it took more than an hour with frequent stops, stirs, and restarts. This would make it so easy–thanks!
I would love a Blendtec! I would use it for everything, in place of my processor. From cashew/nut cream sauce to hummus, dips, soups and sauces. What a great giveaway!
I would make everything! 🙂
Smoothies! I really want to compare how much smoother and creamier they will be.
Kim M. says
I would make sauces, soups, green drinks, nut and seed butters and the list goes on! Thank you for this generous opportunity!
Sauces like chimichurri
Smoothies! Soups! And everything else delicious and blendtastic!
I would make nondairy milk!
I would love to make smoother salad dressing.
I would so totally make tons of yummy smoothies!
I’d probably do smoothies and soups the most often, and also some really smooth cashew cream.
Kristy walker says
I would make my second attempt at your banana ice cream! First failed in my old blender 🙁
JoAnne Hoffman says
the first thing I would make if I had this Blendtec would be your mac oh geez! it looks soooo good in the picture and the recipe seems very healthy. after that, from what I understand, the possibilities are endless!
The very first thing I would make with a new blender is the MACnificent sauce cause I love mac and cheese and the pic in your Plant Powered 15 ebook looks great. I also want to make more smoothies and try soup in it too.
Cindy N says
I would make salad dressings, sauces, soups, smoothies, nut and seed butters and the list goes on and on! Thank you for this generous opportunity!
CJ Lamar says
Marlene Suchman says
Would love to win a Blend Tec
I would make green smoothies and super sauces, soups, hummus.. and the list goes on and on.
Thank you for the giveaway Dreena and Blendtec, this will make a very happy new year for someone.
I’d make lots of homemade sauces and dressings. Thanks for the giveaway!!!
Michelle Lewis says
I’ve started making vegan cultured cheeses, but I haven’t been able to get them as smooth as they need to be without a Blendtec! Also, green smoothies and pureed soups.
Heather Jacoby says
If i had a blendtec I would make nut and seed butters, smoothies, hummus and grind oats for flour. So many uses.
Hummus, nut cheese and smoothies…so many recipes!
Randi (laughfrodisiac) says
I would definitely make my green smoothies every day. And I am so excited to try the Wonder Spread. It sounds absolutely perfect, like the best parts of my favorite mac and cheese recipe.
Kelly D says
I would make soups (pumpkin, tomato) and sauces for pasta.
Right now I would really love to make a smoothie! After that I’d try a ton of different recipes, but a smoothie sounds so very good!
Nut butters and nut milks
Flavoured nut butters and cashew creams for desserts 🙂
Rhond Lynn says
Thank you so much for the opportunity ~ I hope I win 😀
Matt Cooke says
I’m a huge fan of smoothies, so definitely those! But I’d also love to make some roasted tomato soup and vegan “cheeses” my attempts so far haven’t been great.
I would definitely make tons of smoothies, soups and would love to try some salad dressings in the twister jar! Would be the best start to the New Year ever!
I’d love to be able to make smoothies, try my hand at making fresh nut butters, maybe try a new level of creamy dessert using cashews. Thanks for the opportunity!
I would make soup.
marianne vurro says
Would love for the tons of smoothies I make with my kids!!
Erica c says
Oh how I long to make a cashew cream that isn’t gritty.
I want to make some nut cheese
Thank you for the giveaway! I’d probably make lots of smoothies and soups.
Smoothies and nut butters
I would love to try one of these out!
Green smoothies, hummus, cashew sauces, ice cream and soups.
Melissa McDonnell says
Would love to win this to make great meals for our family!
Would love to win the blendtec for my pregnant daughter.
Karen Hayes says
Smoothies would be #1 – EVERY DAY!
would use to make EVERYTHING
Lois Eastlund says
I would make my morning fruit smoothies and my nightly fruit “ice cream”, (vegan of course!)
Kelly G. says
Cashew cheese. Buckets and buckets of cashew cheese.
Another amazing recipe as usual! 🙂
Christa Hawkins says
I love making cheese sauces, and would definitly use it to make a LOT of nut butters. 🙂
Dan Pitman says
I’d mostly make smoothies!
I love smoothies, my favourite is a Peanut Butter Cup (Choc Almond Milk, Peanut Butter, A frozen banana, lots of greens, flax seed and nutritional Yeast).
I would juice away. It would become part of my morning ritual and I would be able to get more greens in my kid’s diet! Thanks for sharing!
Yummy smoothies are a great way to start the day!
IF I Had A Blendtec I Would Make Smoothies Daily For My Four Kids, Make Soups And pasta Sauces For Dinner, And Make banana Ice Cream For Dessert! Yum!
WBanana based ice cream!
Jessie C. says
I would make blueberry smoothie first.
Bethany Davis says
I would make our super Kitchen Sink Pudding (and smoothies, of course!) Recipe we use:
* Any combo of sweet potato, cauliflower, kabocha, oatmeal, quinoa, or brown rice
* Avocado or nut butter
* Silken tofu or any beans
* Cocoa powder
* Sweetener: dates, banana, and/ or xylitol or stevia (or date sugar, coconut sugar, etc.)
* Non-dairy milk (soy, almond, etc.)
* We like to add PB2 to thicken, too!
* Dash of vanilla
* Dash of salt
* pinch of xanthan gum
Optional: espresso powder, cinnamon, ginger, any other flavoring or fruit
Blend all ingredients ‘to preferred taste and texture.’ Will thicken in fridge.
It’s our all-time favorite go-to, everyday dessert!
janice dowsett says
I make daily smoothies and make veggie sauces/soups.
Butternut Squash Soup, smoothies & hummus.
Been eating vegan for 20 months now and am always looking for new recipes to try and new ways to make existing favorites even better. I would love something like this for making my hummus recipes turn out even smoother and also for trying my hand at making some truly smooth smoothies. I love to cook, and this looks like a truly awesome tool to have in the kitchen. Pick me . . . . Please!!!!
aimee tidwell says
I would make my own yummy soups and smoothies.
aimee tidwell says
I would love to make my own almond milk and yummy smoothies and soups.
If I win I will make roasted garlic hummus.
Shannon @ moveeatcreate.com says
I would make batches and batches of homemade nut milk and nut butter!
I’d make all kinds of green smoothies and yummy nut free goodies for my family!!
i’d make kinds of green smoothies and yummy nut free goodies for my family
Veronica @ Veggie V says
I’d probably try a nut butter first 🙂
Gina Price says
I would love to make green smoothies,hummus and delicious vegan sauces for pasta!!!
Would use for smoothies and salad dressings.
cashew cream to use as sour cream, cream cheese, ranch dressing, alfredo sauce, etc…..
Jen T. says
Soups, smoothies and hummus!
The Wonder Spread looks delicious.
I would make smoothies, make my own peanut and almond butter to start with!!
that spread looks amazing!
I would use it to make green smoothies, dips, sauces, and soups.
I will be making sauces and smoothies!
I would love to make smoothies, ice cream and nutty sauces/dressings.
I’m just starting my plant powered life but I would totally use it for green smoothies, salad dressings, hummus, but butters and probably a whole lot more!!! This would be an awesome addition to my new healthy life!!
Linda Scherer says
Deb E says
I love the gluten-free Wonder Spread recipe. In the new year I want to eat more beans and seem to hide them better when they’re blended and mushed up in recipes! I would make a bean brownie recipe with the Blendtec.
I would like to make smoothies
Making Dreena Burton (and friends) plant powered recipes, of course. 🙂
I would love to have a high powered blender! That has been on my wish list for a very long time.
Kristine Elliott says
Oh gosh, the first thing I would make, though simple, is a green smoothie for my toddler. he is OBSESSED!
I think I would make soups and smoothies mostly at first and then brance out as I learned how to use it 🙂
I’d LOVE to start making green smoothies daily, as well as lots of creamy sauces made with cashews!!
I would make everything. Gluten-free flours, smoothies, “cheese,” nut-butters… Can you mix bread dough in it?
I also do Green Smoothies everyday but in a crappy old blender…It would be amazing if I won! Good luck to everybody! 🙂
Shirley U. says
I’d make smoothies and soups…..lots of them!
I use my blender everyday, so we’re talking soups, smoothies, dressing, dips…anything that will fit in it! 😉
I’d make more smoothies!!
Jessica Lopez says
dorothea pitikas says
kate s says
i really want to start doing smoothies! i’d start with fruit but hopefully add some green stuff in eventually. 🙂
Becky Cancilla says
I want to make green smoothies and creamy raw soups with a new Blendtec!
Hummus and cashew cream for sauces
I would use it for so many things, but probably mostly smoothies.
Candace S. says
Would love one of these! What a great giveaway
I would love to win the Blendtec to make my nut milks and for raw sauces.
I would love to win the Blendtec to make my nut milks ans raw sauces.
Marsha Schauer says
I want to start making green smoothies, plus I’d use it to make plant-strong sauces. Thanks for this great giveaway!
I would love to make smoothies, mac oh geez, hummus, soups and cashew creams in a real blender!
Ryan McDonald says
I would be making smoothies and hummus daily
Alison Miller says
Smoothies, nut butters, hummus, etc., etc., etc.!
Georgina Collins says
Here’s to a great 2014 with more recipes from your Plant Powered Kitchen. Thank you for sharing with us!
A. Corcoran says
Wow…I’d make so many new dishes…chia puddings, sauces and pureed soups. Love the spread recipe above…I’d definitely make that! I’d also love to try ice creams! Thank you.
Jessica Eagle says
Ohhhh my…thanks for that wonderful and generous giveaway 🙂
I’m a huge fan of green smoothie, so I’ll make a ton of smoothies and many more things 🙂 Thanks again and Happy New Year !!!
Kristin G says
I would start with nut butters! I would definitely make green smoothies and soups. I know I would use it at least once a day! Thank you for this contest.
Tom Farrell says
Would love to have a blender for smoothies soups and salads and all the whole food plant based foods I eat.
Sue @ A Colourful Canvas says
Oh Yum! Green smoothies, nut butters, dips, soups…at present I have two VitaMixes, each with the same component broken. Would love to give the Blendtec a whirl.
I’d make macnificent, b/c that’s on my list of “must tries” for the new year! I’d also make so many types of hummus, nut-based frostings, and soups! Mmmm!
I would love to make hummus, smoothies, and sauces!
I would make lots of hummus, smoothies, and sauces. I’d love to experiment with flours as well.
Rachel J says
I would love one of these to make veggie/fruity smoothies for me and my 2 year old.
Would enjoy making smoothies, tofu custards for pies, bean dips.
I bake all the time and making cookie mixtures would be a snap.
Anna Hawkes says
I would use it for soups, nut milks, smoothies, sauces.. The wonder spread looks delicious!
I would be very excited to have a new kitchen tool to explore my new Dreena Burton CookBook of delicious recipes.
Emily Mailliard says
You have given me more ideas to try! I would love to do smoothies, pancakes, sauces….so much to do!!
I would make more nut cheeses and sauces with a high powered blender.
Kevin green says
I’d start every day with green smoothies for the whole family!
diana @ veggienextdoor says
Every hummus in EDBV!!
This looks great! I would use to puree soups.
I would love to try to make a soup with this amazing machine!
Dreena, I would love to make green smoothies!! My Ninja leaves my smoothies less than smooth. 😉
I would love to try the cashew and miso dip!
I’ve been vegan for a year now–one of these would make my life so. Much. EASIER!!!
Florida Keys Girl says
Yum, 2014 could be the year of the smoothie!
Nancy A says
What would I want to make most often with a new Blendtec? Non-dairy ice cream for my husband. He’s a BIG ice cream fan and I worry about all that GMO-dairy and dietary fat.
Sarah go says
That wonder spread sounds like something k is would go nuts over!
I’d use my Blendtec to make some tasty hummus and other spreads.
Love reading how you use your machine!!
Just what I need to make hosting friends and family easier.
I would try homemade salad dressings!
I would make beautiful green smoothies, nut butter/milk, soups!!! Thanks for this contest!
Amy Gavin says
Without a doubt I would use it daily for green smoothies. My weekly CSA basket is brimming over with beautiful hearty greens. Green juice is already a family staple and I’d love to be able to expand my repertoire with a powerful blending machine.
Angela Rockett says
I would make lots and lots of green smoothies. And your Mac-Oh-Geez in phenomenal! And so many other recipes I simply haven’t tried yet.
I would use the Blendtec to make your Wonder spread! 🙂
Oh.. the possibilities are endless. smoothies,vegveeta, pp15!!
I would use it everyday!! For smoothies, sauces, dressings, soups, spreads and desserts!
I would love to make green smoothies!
Green smoothies. My blender has had it and green smoothies aren’t so smooth anymore.
Ok, well I’d have to make that spread first! Then…the world of possibilities!
susan bright says
Smoothies! And in the fall, all things pumpkin.
I would make smoothies, soups, dressings, everything! I have been wanting one of these forever but they are way beyond my budget.
I would like to use a Blendtec to make greens and fruit smoothies. Dr. Greger has been talking about the importance of getting anti-oxidants with every meal. That would be a great way.
Nadint Traiforos says
Sauces, smoothies, flours – the possibilities are endless!
Kathy D says
Nut butters, sauces, soups, and of course, smoothies. Unoriginal, I know!
By the way, I’m slowly cooking my way through all of the recipes in your cookbooks Dreena. I’ve been working on it for the past three years. My only trouble is that I keep returning to tried-and-true favourites (tamari roasted chickpeas and banana oat bundles).
I didn’t think I could be vegan until I found your recipes. They are consistently delicious!
I have never had a good blender and I would love to give smoothies another try using the proper equipment!
Fabulous prize!!!! First up if I had this, I’d experiment with some smoothies for my little one – sounds like this blender will do a number on the seeds in your Hempanana Smoothie recipe!
I have dreamed of owning one of these for a long time. The possibilities are endless from pureed toddler foods to smoothies, soups, dressings, condiments, stuff for my freezer, etc.
Tina N. says
I would love to be making my own hummus and definitely want to try that spread recipe you posted!
Smoothies for sure!
Winning this could be life changing and life prolonging, for my family! What a blessing it would be to start the new year winning this!
Amanda T. says
Smoothies all the time!
I would make vegan ice cream. Would love to try Chai Peanut Butter ice cream. Haven’t had ice cream in years!
Oh, the things I would prepare, as my plant based life does repair, my body ,life and soul? The soups, sauces, spreads and smoothies. Nut butters, flours and date powered sweet things. Hemp milk and cashew cheese. The BlendTec would make it all a breeze! Nearly a year now that I have been plant based. My old blender does not have the power to make this journey with me. You may have an idea how truly appreciated such a gift as a BlendTec would be! Thank you : )
Ohh, that twister jar looks mighty handy. I hate having to stop and scrape.
Would love Blendtec for many reasons, but at top of list: Nut and seed milks, cashew cream, grinding my own flours (millet, quinoa, almond, etc.), and coconut butter.
Wow! What a fantastic giveaway! I would love to whip up smoothies, nut butters, dips & spreads, healthy sauces packed with extras for my littles, soups, and maybe even some vegan ice cream!
Too bad it’s not open worldwide 🙁
I’ve been vegan for years and am now wheat free. I would love to incorporate more raw and grain free dishes like soups and spreads using the Blendtec. I would also love to come up with a raw fig jam recipe in August when our trees are producing and I think Blendtec’s seed pulverizing power will be just what I need.
April Mast says
I would make everything!
I’ve been wanting one of those blendtec twister jars to make my salad dressings! I’m definitely going to get one contest or not this year. 🙂
I would definitely make your lemon lime “cheesecake”. Yummy!
I would juice and make some yummy sauces, like peanut sauce!!!!
I would love a Blendtec for smoothies and soups. Winning would be awesome as it’s been a year of continual emergencies and big unplanned expenses.
Greg Allbee says
I’d probably make salad dressing most often, but I’d like to try making my own soy or nut milks and nut butters.
Clare Cooling says
I would use the blender for anything and everything i possibly can! 🙂
Emory R. says
I would make a ton of green smoothies!
I would definitely make some green smoothies and some cream soups! My current blender just isn’t up to this task!
I don’t know where I would begin. But definitely vegan sauces!
This looks amazing! I want to eat all this food. 🙂
I would love to try a Blendtec!! I would make smoothies, ice cream, seed butters and more!
Emory R. says
I stole my moms blendtec over the summer to make green smoothies. It was very very hard to part with it so I would love to win one for myself!
Green smoothies and frozen banana ice creams!
I would make green smoothies and banana ice cream for starters…
I would make smoothies, sunbutter, hummus, ice cream and a whole lot more!!
Angela Seiw says
Soups and dips!
I would love to win the blendtec! I have just started making smoothies to help with a more vegan and gluten free lifestyle. I currently use a Walmart purchased 10 yr old blender that gets the job done but takes double the time. I would love to use it to try my hand at homemade almond milk and date milk!
I’d love to make some vegan cheesecakes and nut butters as well as some nut cheeses.
Michelle Keown says
Baby food, green smoothies, homemade soups, smooth marinara. This would super share our plant strong eating for this family of six!
Amy Gedgaudas says
I am pretty fond of making smoothies, soups, and cashew creams, so that is what I would do with a Blendtec. Oh! And I would definitely make a chocolate cream filling for chocolate cream pie!
We make a lot of smoothies… So much so I tend to burn through my blenders. 🙁 I’d also really like to explore dip recipes as well as cold soups in the summer. Recipes look great, Dreena! Thank you for sharing!
Lynn Kershaw says
I would make my daily green smoothies if I won this!
Clay Schermerhorn says
I’d use the blender primarily for my daily green smoothie, but I’d also use to make my own energy gels for my long runs.
That wonder spread looks delicious! I’d use a better blender to make green smoothies with kale (mine can only handle baby spinach), and to try out some cashew cheese recipes. 🙂
Lynn Kershaw says
I would LOVE to win one of these!!
Elaine Kean says
cancer fighting soups and smoothies !!
non lumpy smoothies and fresh nut butter for the kids and experimenting with new recipes we have never tried.
If I won the blendtec I would use it for green smoothies, homemade nut milk, and homemade nut butters. This blender would save me so much time! As a broke college student this blender would be a blessing!
I would use it to make smoothies and pretty much any recipes in your cookbooks that call for a blender. Your recipes are simply amazing… I have loved everything I’ve made so far! So many more to try! 🙂
I’d make my favorites: nut butter smoothies and cauliflower/broccoli soups.
I love pureed soups and would make them using the Blentec.
I would make green smoothies and other recipes from your books
gloria kersh says
I’d love to win this to make creamy sauces and soups!!!!
If I were the lucky winner of a Blendtec Blender I would enjoy experimenting daily, trying a full range of recipes for soups, smoothies, ice creams, vege dishes etc. A Blendtec has been on my wish list! thank you
tomato soup and smoothies
Tracy Voels says
When the Oster blender my mom gave me as a “Congrats on your first apt” gift died last year after two decades (I only used it occasionally) I hadn’t started my plant powered journey yet so I replaced it with a $35 model. Now that I make green smoothies for breakfast every workday I realize how nice it would be to have a blender that wouldn’t need restraining so it won’t walk across the counter. It would also be nice to not have to stop, after loading ingredients, and go dry my hair in order to let the frozen banana pieces partially thaw before I can make my morning smoothie. Yes, that is part of my daily routine now, lol. As a new plant powered cook, I don’t think I even realize how much of a difference owning a Blendtec would make to my culinary life. Here’s hoping I find out!
Heidi L says
Thanks for the chance! I would like to perfect my hummus recipe.
I would use a Blendtec everyday to make my smoothie, my soup blended with cashews, and my salad dressings/sauces. Thanks for the give away!
That a Wonder a Spread sounds terrific!
I would make soups, smoothies, and sauces!
Almond butter, smoothies, and anything else I can find!
pat burgess says
I would love to win this,that would be awesome to have. Thanks!
Dina | Savvyinthekitchen says
I would make breakfast smoothies!
I’m in need of a high powered blender.
Sharon Engel says
There would be so many uses for this Blentec and Twister jar. I would use it constantly for Cashew Cheese and I’d really like to try your Wonder Spread.
Thanks so much, Dreena, for making vegan food so yummy and appealing to EVERYBODY!
I would love to win this blender. My at least 10 years old regular blender is on it’s last leg, makes “horrible” smoothies, but I’m happy that my 5 year old isn’t complaining about chewy drinks.
I have a serious daily smoothie addiction. I’d also use it for soups, butters, milks, and an occasional margarita! 😉
Dicque Walz says
smoothies, both green and fruit, soups and spreads/dips
Ellen Mortlock says
I would make lots of different breakfast smoothies and soups!
Laura Costigan says
I would make smoothies of course plus dipa and sauces
KAte C says
I’d make everything I possibly could – soups, salad dressings, flours, smoothies. Hope I win!
I would love to make shakes and smoothies <3
Almond butter! Hummus! Dips, spreads, smoothies!
Smoothies, soups, nut butters…and for sneaking extra nutrients into sauces and pesto for my picky littles. What wouldn’t I use it for?
I would love a Blendtec to make nut milks, nut butters and soup!!
I would make frozen banana ice cream daily…ok hourly.
I would like to make green smoothies!
Kathryn Taylor says
This would be so perfect for making smoothies and all kinds of good stuff from your recipes.
I like to make smoothies and spreads!
I’d use it mostly for green smoothies, but also dips! Thanks for the chance to win!
Would definately work on trying many more salad, dip, sauce, etc. recipes!!!!
I would really like to try out your sauces for casseroles and the spreads. The Mac-o-geez and Magnificent sound wonderful. I would love to find an alternative to mac and cheese as that is my weakness and favorite comfort food.
Penny Rosenthal says
Wonder Spread is awesome! A Blendtec in my house would be used daily to nourish my body and soul!
Ileana Wade says
I’d love to have this giveaway to jump start my plant-strong lifestyle. I was doing pretty well and was really sidetracked by the holidays. I would like to get into the habit of making green smoothies for myself and my family!
Chelsea Ortiz says
Smoothies, banana ice cream, dressings, lots of raw recipes!
Stacey F says
I would try to make vegan Nutella!
I would LOVE to win one for my friend 🙂
I’ve been curious about Blendtec vs Vitamix. I love green smoothies! Thanks for the chance to win!
Christina Kampel says
I would love one for soups, smoothies, dressings, and so much more!
Hummus & smoothies!
Amy N says
Smoothies, soups, sauces, spreads…
I would make smoothies and soups!!
Kelly Bayley says
I love blended soups in the winter and homemade salad dressings for fresh salads in summer. And of course, green smoothies for the whole family daily!
Smoothies, sauces, soups, spreads…
All vegan recipes!!!!! I would love a Blendec! Thankyou.
I would make banana smoothies, soups, sauces and spreads mostly. I am going to try your recipes too!
Laura T. says
Soup! All the blended soup I could eat! Oh and raw cheesecake. With our current blended it’s still a bit chunky.
I’d use it for smoothies, nut butters, cashew creams, dressings, pestos, and of course that mouthwatering wonder spread! Thanks for that great giveaway!
Rebecca Weingart says
I most want to make homemade soft serve vegan ice cream!
Smoothies, soups, sauces, dressings, and spreads.
Rebecca Weingart says
I most want to make homemade ice cream in my blendtec!
Would love to win this!!!
Kirsten Ness says
I would definitely make the macnificent sauce first, then move on to smoothies for my smoothie crazed children! How nice not to have annoying chunks left in!
Tania Thompson says
Would love to make more smoothies, so hope I win!
Melinda Gage says
I’d like to make smoothies for my kids and use the Blendtec to make some of the many yummy dressings and spreads in my new Vive le Vegan! cookbook!
I’ll probably make a lot of smoothies, hummus mixtures, dressings, that sort of thing. I so hope that I win!!
what a great giveaway!!!!! And great recipes as well 🙂
Anna H says
Well, I would love to win this, it would get a lot of use in my kitchen – thanks for the chance!
Joyce To says
Smoothies and wonder spread sound delicious! Would love to try these. YUM!!
This is my first winter as a vegan and I’m looking forward to trying out some yummy pureed soups
Kim Sloan says
It would be awesome to make nut butters at home!!!
I would make more recipes (like sauces, vegan cheesecakes, etc.) that call for making cashew cream!
Sarah B says
I would make a ton of smoothies and soups! Those are two favorite things to eat!
Thanks for the great recipes.
I’d use my Blendtec to make all of the recipes from your e-book, and then some 🙂
I would make a myriad of recipes in 2014! I would definitely be making your wonder spread. Thanks for the recipe!! Awesome giveaway.
Stacey Brown says
I’d start with an edamame hummus. The Blendtec is my dream machine.
Mari-Ann Vazzo says
I would make smoothies everyday and soup would be a breeze!
Please pick me! A smoother green smoothie would really help me get my kids to drink it. They don’t like the chunks.
I would make incredible smoothies!
Nut butters 🙂
Christina Carlisle says
I would love a Blendtec for smoothies and making sauces!
Kila Rohner says
I’d love one of these, rather than my assorted of tools, to make my daily green smoothies. I love purred soups (carrot ginger is a favorite), would love to try making some of my own nut butters , and experiment with new dressings and dips.
Your mac-oh-geez & casserole sound amazing, I would definitely make those first thing with my blendtec
Becca S says
I would probably make smoothies and cashew cheese the most!
Hannah Bee says
I would love to make fully blended non chunky smoothies!!
This would be awesome for making some healthy smoothies!!
Im craving to make my own almond milk!!! That would be the first recipe attempt if i win
Thank you for thr opportunity.
Christine Dellutri says
I would like to make some of your hummas recipes and better smoothies.
Definitely green smoothies! Tired of the chunks.
Shannon Mueller says
As per usual Dreena, you are an inspiration for living healthy and naturally. This year I hope to live extra healthy, lose weight and cook more home made foods. I find it is a challenge. But this year with losing my Father to cancer after two months from the diagnosis it is a huge wake up call. I would use the Blendtec blender to make smoothies for breakfast, home made nut butters, home made hummus and pureed soups. I am sure that I would use it for much more but in the meantime I will start with that. Thank you for the giveaway,
I would love to start making smoothies for me and my family instead of buying them at the supermarket!
Toni Kulma says
I would make nut based sauces. My magic bullet does not do a great job with this. My husband loves a daily smoothie so I am sure he would love the Blendtec for this too.
Smoothies! Berry and green!
I would make soups, smoothies, dressings and more… Just made nut burger yesterday, Dreena Burton recipe of course… THE BEST nut burger EVER!!
Would love to have a blender!!
Soups, sauces, dips and smoothies to start. Will have to try your Mac-O-Geez
I love smoothies, and try to make them a few times a week. I currently have just a regular bottom of the line blender, and would love a Blendtec!
Nicole Selah Destrampe says
cashew cheeze, smoothies, soups, grains… EVERYTHING
Lindsay C says
This is one of the last appliances on my dream list! I’d use it to get more veggies in my diet for sure–maybe some smoothies, but definitely sauces and soups! There’s so many recipes on the interwebs that my conventional blender just can’t handle.
Dana Russell says
If I could be the lucky winner of this wonderful blender and jar, I would make so much, dressings, smoothies, soups and whatever else works.
Just made your nut burger recipe with almonds, walnuts, carrots & zucchini… BEST nut burger EVER… Thank you Dreena Burton for helping me on my way to healthier eating!!
Nicole G says
I would use it every day, making green smoothies, soups, salad dressings, desserts like mousses and raw vegan pie fillings. Soooo many uses!
Margie Whitling says
I would love to have the blender to make soups and smoothies. Sounds so easy and fast.
Hope Brown says
GREEN SMOOTHIES!!! 🙂
Smoothies, and dips, and soups, oh my! Obviously there is so much to be made with the fabulous Blendtec! I would be trying everything,especially your amazing recipes. Thanks for the chance and good luck to everyone.
Margie Whitling says
I would make soups and smoothies.
Michael Ramirez says
I’ve always wanted a high powered blender for all my veggie smoothies!
Anna McD says
Can’t wait to try your wonder spread. Thanks for a chance to win!
Of course, I’ll be trying out many more of your amazing recipes, Dreena! To start with, soups for these cold winter months. From there the possibilities are endless!
I would use it for smoothies, nut butters, sacues & soups!
I’d use it for smoothies. 🙂
I have tried so many of your recipes already with my silly little bullet blender and food processor, it works ok, but man, this blender would make it awesome! I will definitely try this wonder spread!!
I’d be whipping up nut milks, hummus, and green smoothies!
I would make soups the most in the winter, smoothies the most in the summer, and sauces the most in the spring and fall! 🙂
Karen Harris says
I like to use a blender to make smoothies and salad dressings. I would like to try your Wonder Spread and have a hankering for a blended winter root vegetable soup. Mmmmm.
Oh my, I’d make all of your excellent suggestions! Green smoothies, pasta sauces (Mac oh geez, yum!), and wonder spread.
Céline Land says
I would make smoothies with my new Blendtec.!
Rebecca Coleman says
Smoothies and hummus–I have a sad Magic Bullet, and it just doesn’t do the job when it comes to the hummus…. sigh.
I’d love to be able to make green smoothies without little flecks of green in them. I would also make lots of dishes with nuts and seeds, which I often have to grind separately now.
I would make smoothies and soups!!
Green smoothies, hummus, salad dressings!
I would make everything!❤️
Woah! I so need the blendtec! I would make better everything….homemade plant milk, nut butters, smoothies, hummus and soups.
I can’t wait to see who wins! Eeek!
I would take ALL the fruit which is left over from Christmas and create a random, colourful fruity smoothy with a little Blendtec magic!
Definitely want to make spreads and dips.
I would make all sorts of vegan nut sauces and yummy things I can’t get that super smooth consistency.
Kelie Escobar says
I’d use my blendtec to make nutritious baby food for my little guy!
Lisa Doering says
I would be so excited to win, I would make smoothies and nut milks, soups and your recipes for mac n cheez looks yummy!!
Thank you for all your delicious and yummy recipes..
Kelie Escobar says
I have been lusting after a BlendTec for a looooong time. That twister jar looks so cool!
Aileen Sharma says
I would make wonder spread and hummus !!!!
I’d make salad dressings and soups. YUM!
Happy New Year!
Jennika Wasilewsky says
soup, I like soups, my favorite roasted red pepper soup! Yumm! Makes me feel warm just thinking about it! 🙂
Jasmine Shankar says
Smoothies! And soups, and salad dressings, and sauces. So. Many. Things!
This is a big year for my veganny self – the big 5-0. So I am planning to run a 50 MILE (that’s 80km) race in the spring, then 4 marathons in 4 days in the fall – plus continuing to work on my roller derby skills plus feed the kid & myself – SO – I would use the Blend-tek to make smoothies & soups & many nutritional healthy easy to digest yummies. As for my partner – I just never tell him what’s in stuff & he does fine! So it could help convert another to the vegan side!
Jessica M says
I feel with a Blendtec I’d be able to make EVERYTHING. as much as I like the blender I have now – I miss the power of utter smoothness (ans how fast everything goes) with nut-base butters, sauces, and smoothies 🙂 all hail the power of Blend-Tec!
I love run recovery smoothies and nut milk!
Lindsay Thompson says
I would definitely use it for my breakfast smoothies! No better way to start the day. 🙂
daily green smoothies!
Love your cookbooks and I am in desperate need of a fancy blender I didn’t get it for Christmas! 🙁
I have your wonderful cookbooks and im in desperate need of a high powered blender! your cookbook is a staple in my house!!!
Melanie Connolly says
I’d make yummy smoothies and sauces!!!!
Jessica R says
I would experiment with lots of nut butter recipes.
Vicki Murray says
I would make roasted asparagus soup and of course yummy smoothies!
Samantha V. says
I’ve always wanted to make my own nut butters. This twister jar sounds like it fits the bill. Thank you for the great review.
I would definitely make smoothies!
Nicole McMurray says
I would make vegan ice cream!
Heather Bungc says
I would have many uses for this blender! Fruit/veggie purée mixes for my little, almond milk, nut butters, green smoothies… So many possibilities with such a powerful machine! Thanks for the chance to win.
My Queen for a Day sad story: My husband and I have been vegan for 13.5 years, all of them without a Blend Tech or Vitamix. In the interests of counter space and my New England Yankee frugality, I’ve sworn I won’t even think about buying one till our Waring Blender craps out, but it’s 10 years old and shows no signs of going gently into that good night. My next door neighbor, who is NOT vegan, has a VitaMix and loves to taunt me. I’ve entered contests for Vitamix and Blendtec blenders before, but never win. And I have a bevy of recipes (mostly smoothies, soups, nutbutters and spreads) saved up that require a high-speed blender for that “someday.” Thanks for offering yet another chance to tell my sad tale, and for another opportunity to overcome bitter disappointment when I lose again (it builds character, I’m told). 🙂 Happy New Year and good luck to everyone!
I really need to get back into smoothies and that mac oh geez recipe! YUM
Smoothies and pureed soups! Yum!
Vegan milkshakes of all kinds!
Ellen M. Gregg says
What a fantastic giveaway! 🙂
I would make your Wonder Spread, for starters. After that, I’d give my green smoothies new life (my blender leaves chunks), renew my love for banana ice cream, experiment with salad dressings, explore blended soups, and generally create a Blendtec ruckus. 🙂
I would start making/eating smoothies. Currently my blender just doesn’t cut it, and they end up in the compost most of the time! C’mon Blendtec!
Marci Nelson says
I make a new hummus every week. I also love smoothies!
smoothies for my picky one year old!
I would make green smoothies because I’ve read it’s the best blender. It breaks everything down for maximum assimilation without overheating the food and damaging the nutrients
For a start, I would use the Blendtec for green smoothies!!
bruce godin says
i would love to win a blendtec! it would help with making yummy nutrient dense food.
I would definitely start with smoothies!
I know it sounds cliche, but really, what *wouldn’t* I make with a blendtec?
Making my own nut butter with the twister jar would be a big plus right now. My blender doesn’t even blend pre-soaked/soft cashews all the way.
Actually, there is one recipe in particular that I have been eyeballing and plan to make when my allergy test diet is done. I was going to buy macademia nut butter for it, but making my own would be better: https://dreenaburton.com/recipe-page/?recipe_id=6025890
Smoothies, soups, ice cream bases…
Looks awesome. Thanks for the chance to win such a great machine!
I would make a smoothie with lots of healthy stuff
Nicole Trevisan says
i would use it to puree fruit for baking!
I would make hummus and different spreads and dips! yum! and smoothies of course!
Sarah L. says
Mac-oh-geez is delicious! It’s a fave around here. What a fabulous giveaway, I’d love to have a Blendtec to make green smoothies with kale! My blender always leaves pieces of kale left, haha.
Thank you for sponsoring this giveway, what an awesome prize! I am transitioning my eating habits to vegan, and loving how my body is responding. Would love to try making green smoothies and soups in the Blendtec, also to try your yummy recipes. Wishing you and your a happy, healthy New Year full of love and laughter!
My toddler is absolutely addicted to smoothies, so I imagine we’d continue to use the blender for our daily smoothie.
Janet Colon says
I will whip up my daily breakfast smooties. Most days it’s a banana coconut smoothie.
High speed blenders are the best for blending cashews to oblivion. Nothing beats not having to soak them!
Smoothies, baby food and puréed soups for my texture-averse kids!
Amy Pantaleo says
This looks amazing, so many uses! I would love to win it!!
I love to make green monster smoothies
I’d make EVERYTHING! Seriously, my love of green smoothies would grow with a more capable blender. Greens, superfoods, sauces, and grains? Yes, please.
Banana and pee-on-b (as the son calls it) smothies with lots of greens!
Dreena, I hope you had a beautiful Christmas! Wishing you and your loved ones a very happy and healthy new year filled with love.
I have to try this recipe ASAP!! And I love the giveaway! Thank you for all your hardwork. Looking forward to the new year and all your recipe creations xoxo
I would make a lot of green smoothies if I won!
Your recipes are so inspiring and make me hungry despite the fact that I just ate! I would LOVE a blendtec too – what a gift that would be 🙂
Hope you had a nice Christmas and have a Happy New Year!!!
I haven’t tried your mac-oh-geez yet, but I definitely want to!
Love your recipes and ideas!
Creamy artichoke dip.