Wednesday, May 8, 2013

You spin me right round, baby, right round...

super chocolatey good-for-you homemade Wendy's Frosty |bake at 350
Oh, how I wish you could come over and have a bite of this before you see what exactly is in it.  It tastes like a Wendy's Frosty, but chocolate-ier.  Chocolate-ier is better-ier.  It's my motto.

{More on this recipe in a minute.}

blendtec designer series blenders |bake at 350
Have you seen Blendtec blenders on other food blogs?  Me, too.  I know it was wrong, but I coveted them.  Our blender, let's just say, was no bueno.  It lived in the dark recesses of a cabinet between the George Foreman grill and the salad spinner.

So, one glorious day, Blendtec emailed and asked if I might like to try their new blender AND give one away, too.  I did a happy dance right there in my kitchen.
blendtec designer series blender |bake at 350
You know what's amazing?  This Designer Series blender has gotten more use in the past 2 weeks than my KitchenAid mixer...and that is saying something.

Where are the buttons, you ask?  Oh, there ARE NO BUTTONS.  Seriously.  It's a touch screen...look:
blendtec designer series touch screen |bake at 350
Ta-da!!!  It's like a blender from the future...and is the easiest thing ever to wipe clean.  Oh, and the touch screen has preset buttons.  Making a dressing?  Press the dressing/sauce button.  Making a smoothie?  Press the smoothie button.  Making ice cream? Press the...and so on and so on.

The jar is called the WildSide Jar.  It has a 5th side...WILD!  What's wild about it is, everything comes out perfectly blended.
blendtec designer series touch screen |bake at 350
There's also the Twister Jar which is just the thing for nut butters, thick dips, baby food, and pasta.  Yes, pasta.

OK...are you ready for the recipe?  I promise, all of these ingredients come together for a delicious frozen chocolate treat.  You're going to flip when you see what's in it.  (And what's not.)
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Fudgesicle Frosty
{from Blendtec, serves 3-4}

2/3 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup agave nectar
1/3 cup natural cocoa powder
4 Medjool dates, pitted
1/2 large ripe avocado, peeled & pitted
3 cups ice cubes

Add the first 5 ingredients in the blender jar and secure lid.  Select the "sauces" option.  Add ice cubes to the jar and select "ice cream."

Bada-bing. Bada-boom.  Done.  Serve immediately.
super chocolatey good-for-you homemade Wendy's Frosty |bake at 350

To enter to win a Designer Series Blendtec blender, leave a comment on this post (if you're reading in an email, click the post title to open this post in your browser) answering the following question:


"What would you blend first?  Fudgesicle Frosty? Green Smoothie? Almond Butter? Margarita?"

For an extra entry, sign up for Blendtec's weekly blog email and leave a separate comment letting me know that you did. 


Giveaway closed! Congrats to Abigail!!! :)

Entries accepted through midnight CST, May 15th.  US residences only.  Good luck! :)

999 comments:

  1. I would blend up some almond butter!

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  2. Chocolate Malt Milkshake....yum

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  3. I love fudgesicles......these look fantastic!!!

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  4. Also signed up for Blendtec's weekly blog email.

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  5. Oh my gosh, a touch screen? so cool. I would make a smoothie

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  6. Strawberry smoothie!

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  7. Oh it would have to be my favorite green smoothie! Frozen bananas, frozen strawberries, frozen blueberries, some Greek yogurt, a handful of spinach and a little bit of honey. Delish!!!

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  8. Hm, I think a green smoothy with lots of summer berries. But a frosty wouldn't be far behind! :)

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  9. I would probably make a smoothie (though I would celebrate with margaritas, I like them on the rocks!).

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  10. Either a green smoothie or ice cream. Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

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  11. Oh my - that frostie looks gooooood! I'd probably go the smoothie route. Or something to do with baking for my blog! Maybe some GF wrap mix!!

    tgallop at mts dot net

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  12. And I signed up for Blendtec's email.

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  13. I signed up for the Blendtec weekly email. :)

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  14. This is awesome! A pina colada would be first on my list!

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  15. And I signed up for the newsletter!

    tgallop at mts dot net

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  16. I think I would try a smoothie first.

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  17. I'm going to have to go with a margarita, or some other delicious frozen concoction!

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  18. I would definitely blend up a frozen margarita first!

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  19. I signed up for the newsletter too.

    suepado@gmail.com

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  20. Definitely my lunch time smoothies. My blender has had it.

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  21. I signed up for Blentec's email!

    catie.russo.g(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. A smoothie, as I just got braces, at 55, and can't eat much!

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  23. I'd like to say that I'd make something healthy like a smoothie... But who am I kidding. I'd make a milkshake. With lots of chocolate.

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  24. A strawberry banana smoothie! Yum!

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  25. Signed up for the blendtec blog. and fb too

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  26. Definitely a green smoothie!

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  27. Definitely a protein shake! Love this blender!

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  28. I have been craving a good chocolate milkshake for a while now, I think that is what I would make first!

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  29. Mmmm...that Fudgesicle Frosty looks so good!!! I would definitely make that first!! Thanks so much for having this giveaway!

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  30. I subscribed to the Blendtec Blog.

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  31. I was going to say the frosty, but a margarita sounds pretty good right now!!

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  32. I subscribed to the Blendtec Blog :)

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  33. Strawberry smoothie or baby food.

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  34. That fudgesicle frosty looks AMAZING! I've also been wanting to make my own nutella, so I'd probably try that, too.

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  35. I love juicing, but have wanted a good blender for other green/protein smoothies! I must say that the yummy dessert treats would be a delight, as well! Everything is better chocolate, so I'd kick it off with a summer treat!

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  36. Quite possibly first would be a pina colada smoothie!

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  37. I would blend a frosty!! It looks SO good!

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  38. Winning this blender would make me do the happy dance too! My blender is pathetic and completely incapable! Homemade Frosty, LOVE IT!

    xo

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  39. i would definitely be making lots of smoothies/milk shakes!!

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  40. Green protein smoothie! Then that Fudgesicle Frosty, then some margaritas, then maybe a pina colada, then I MIGHT give it a break for a few minutes!

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  41. ICE CREAM! Mint Chocolate Chip with avocado for color!!! OH how I want this beauty! lol

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  42. I also signed up for the blendtec blog :D

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  43. The fudgesicle frosty would be my first thing to blend. It looks yummy!

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  44. I signed up for blendtec's weekly blog email.

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  45. I would make smoothies! yummy!

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  46. Margarita...of the mango variety!

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  47. Fudgecicle frosty WITH ESPRESSO!!! (thanks for the opportunity!)

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  49. I would have to make Fudgesicle Frosty, obviously! And then a pure fruit and vegetable blend. For balance.

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  50. Definitey the frosty. Looks amazing!

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  51. I would definitely have to try that frosty!

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  53. I would make nutella or some kind of butter!

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  54. I think I might make a margarita for my husband. He loves blended margaritas and I hate making them in our current blender!!

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  55. Definitely a classic frozen margarita...with salted rim please!

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  56. I would blend up a super food fruit smoothie!

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  57. Subscribed to Blendtec blog also...covet that blender!

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  58. I'm anxiously awaiting the arrival of peak basil season here. I'd put together a huge batch of pesto! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  59. I would do baby food since we're at that stage right now.

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  60. I'd make strawberry daquiris!

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  61. A green smoothie!-sarah
    sarahjuhl at gmail dot com

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  62. Oh man, I'd have to go with a margarita. :-P I'm seeing mangoes everywhere, and a mango margarita sounds so perfect right now!

    niftyfoodie at gmail.com

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  63. After squealing with glee and passing out, I would get up and blend a Fudgesicle Frostie then start figuring out frozen strawberry margaritas to go with fajitas! Whoo Hooo!

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  64. I would make your fudgesicle frostie the very first thing.

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  65. That *frosty* looks fabulous, but since I'm trying to get healthy and loose some weight I'd probably opt for a green smoothie first :)

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  66. Great blender! I would blend up some serious amounts of pesto with that baby!

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  67. I love a green smoothie, but truthfully it would be margaritas! Also joined the Blendtec blog.

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  68. Oh!! Blendtec ... how I've needed you!! CASHEWS!! Homemade Cashew Creme is a dream of mine....

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  69. Chocolate milkshake. I have a recipe I love, but my blender is lame, so I haven't made one in ages.
    Cheryl Newton

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  70. Fudgesicle Frosty looks so good!!!

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  71. PS - Also joined the Blendtec blog.... :)

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  72. I would love a strawberry banana smoothing with a couple of shots of chocolate syrup. My blender is blending challenged, I'm afraid, so no smoothies here :-(.

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  73. I would make strawberry ice cream with my fresh frozen strawberries.

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  74. Smoothies for sure! My kids love them and it's a healthy after school snack.

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  75. I'd indulge my kids by making frosties and smoothies first!

    Jenn Kitty, kissxmyxkitty@gmail.com

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  76. I would blend up a smoothie--it is a fantastic way to get greens and fruit into my daughter's breakfast! Oh, and we serve smoothies with almond butter toast!

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  77. And I signed up for the Blendtec blog. That Mother's Day facial sounds sooooo lovely!

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  78. I signed up for Blendtec's emailing list with this email address - kissxmyxkitty@gmail.com

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  79. I would make a smoothie, which would be a nice change from the lumpies I'm making now with my current blender!

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  80. I also joined Blendtec blog email :)

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  81. I would definitely try to blend up some peanut or almond butter! So natural and super yummy!!!

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  82. I would definitely try to blend up some peanut or almond butter! So natural and super yummy!!!

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  83. I would blend up almond butter. My little guy loves it!

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  84. that looks delicious! I would definitely try this recipe first! (:

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  85. Umm...I'd love to say a green smoothie or some almond butter, but I'll be honest: A Margarita would definitely be the first!

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  86. A homemade chocolate milkshake! Yummm! :)

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  87. A strawberry banana protein smoothie!

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  88. I would love to make this fudgesicle frosty! yum!

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  89. I would blend a frozen hot chocolate! Yum! Thanks for the opportunity~

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  90. Kim - I would try this new frosty! Yum!

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  91. I would make a blended iced mocha! I can't blend my ice cubes in my current blender :(

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  92. I signed up for Blendtec blog emails, too!

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  93. Signed up for the Blog too so I can get more margarita, I mean green smoothie, recipes. :)

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  94. I have been DYING to make my own nut butters. A Blendtec would be perfect for the task!

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  95. My blender cannot handle ice cubes, so I would definitely be trying out a frozen adult beverage of some sort!

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  96. Probably Almond Butter...or a smoothie :)

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  97. I would go for a green monster smoothie - love them!

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  98. I fried my blender a few months ago making hummus. I'd love another shot at it!

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  99. I subscribed to the blendtec blog email

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  100. I would blend some smoothies! I have been making them in the mornings since it has been getting a little warmer, but my blender can't handle adding any greens...the smoothie just ends up with little pieces of leaves and not so appetizing!

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  101. I would make a smoothie and revel in the fact that its not a delicate process of layering ingredients right and the exact number of pulses before hitting smoothie!

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  102. I make a smoothie every morning for my breakfast. And my blender's getting tired! I've been coveting these, too!!

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  103. I'd make some peanutella, because I'm allergic to nutella and want to finally see what all the hype is about!

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  104. My blender just died, so I would love to get back to making some margaritas!

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  105. Oooh! I would make myself a nice cold margarita!

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  106. I would blend up a fruit smoothie! My blender just burnt out last week...I like my smoothies on the thicker side so I have a bad track record of burning up blenders :( Looks like this one has a little more power!

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  107. smoothies and sauces!

    brandie.frangenberg@pandhwholesale.com

    yum!

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  108. I'd blend a chocolate hazelnut spread ;) Yumm...homemade nutella!

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  109. I've been wanting to start making breakfast smoothies, so I'd make one of those

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  110. My 'official' answer is a green smoothie, but it would most likely be a margarita!

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  111. It would definitely have to be some sort of ice cream/frosty/blizzard. :)

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  112. I'd blend up a green smoothie. My cheapo blender doesn't quite chop the greens as much as I'd like. :)

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  113. A vanilla malt! It would be almond butter, but I'm not allowed to eat nuts anymore, so... yeah.

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  114. The first thing I would blend would be the diet smoothies I'm drinking on my diet! My current blender is over 30 years old and just can't keep up anymore!

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  115. I signed up for the weekly blog email, too.

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  116. Berry smoothie for breakfast would have to be in order. Or a daiqari for dinner lol.

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  117. You know me too well. Of course a frozen margarita would be first on my list. I even just picked up some new Island Oasis mixes for the summer. Yumm.

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  118. For my hubby and 3 sons, I'd make a chocolate-banana shake! It's pretty much a weekly tradition at our place!

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  119. smoothie first (for me)... baby food second.

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  120. I'd blend EVERYTHING! I'd be on a liquid diet forever.
    I might have to blend cookies, cake & frosting, just to start.

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  121. I'd love to win this for nut butters!

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  122. Probably the Fudgesicle Frosty as that looks excellent!... then almond butter. :)

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  123. If I wasn't preggers I would say margaritas, but since I am chocolate is the next best thing so I would try your frosty recipe out.

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  124. I even signed up for the Blendtec e-mail just for another shot to win.

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  125. I love smoothies and since we've had some gray days recently, I would love a mango smoothie!

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  126. A nice fruit smoothie for the upcoming hot summer - thank you.

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  127. Hummus. I love me some hummus.

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  128. Fudgesicle Frostie FOR SURE!

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  129. I love anything chocolatey and ice creamy, so the fudgesicle frosty sounds perfect!

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  130. Woah! This is amazing. I would invent a new Frosty (every single day). Going to check this out, thank you!

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  131. I would HAVE to make this Fudgsicle Frosty, though I am not entirely positive to see if I win the blender first- haha! YUMMMY! And WHAT an AMAZING blender!

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  132. I'd blend a big 'ol pitcher of margaritas! As you know, it's getting hot down here in Houston and who doesn't love a margarita! ;)

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  133. I would make the fudgesicle frosty first. It looks amazing!
    Sarah
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  134. I've been making homemade mocha frappucinos and I'd definitely use this for that!

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  135. I would definitely have to christen it with a batch of margaritas!!!!

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  136. i would def put this recipe to the test and then start making all kinds of other ice cream :)

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  137. The frosty! Or a smoothie first then a super sugary frosty for balance!!

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  138. I just subscribed to Blendtec. Thanks for sharing your goodies!
    Sarah.duke@ymail.com

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  139. I signed up for Blendtec's Weekly blog e-mail! Thank you so much for the yummy recipe and this amazing giveaway!

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  140. This looks kind of amazing! I would make strawberry banana smoothies. Yum!

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  141. Oh my word, I can't believe you're giving away a Blendtec! I've been coveting one of these for going on three years! I've been trying to get by with my cheapo single-serving blender, but it's not a pretty sight. What would I blend up first? The almond-joy almond butter recipe I've been eyeing up for weeks. That, or coconut butter. Basically any kind of butter. ;) Can't wait to see who wins!

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  142. I would make my fave - a PB banana smoothie!

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  143. I would do almond butter and then your faux frostie recipe! I love your blog BTW and have wanted/coveted/ fascinated about owning a blend tec for years. :)

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  144. Oh I can't decide what I'd do first! Probably either a peanut butter green smoothie or my first batch of homemade baby food!

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  145. I would make my favorite-greek yogurt, a banana, and nutella! So delicious. I like to freeze my banana first-adding ice just dilutes everything so I prefer to use the ingredients themselves to make my concoction cold!
    -Laura @ elliebobers@yahoo.com

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  146. I make green smoothies daily in a blender I got as a wedding gift! It does the job with some coaxing but I would LOVE LOVE LOVE a blentec blender!!! I can't afford a new blender right now (especially a blentec!) so winning this would be AMAZING. Fingers crossed!! And I would definitely make a green smoothie in it first thing!

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  147. This blender sounds amazing...i like the idea of making my own spreads...and SMOOTHIES!

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  148. i'd make a green smoothie!

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  149. I would totally make a really yummy smoothie first- not sure if I would make it green or not. :)

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  150. First I would blend up a green smoothie and then I would have to try to make some coconut butter.

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  151. I would first make an orangesicle smoothie. It was my best moment arriving at college and dreaming one up for the first time, and making them for friends I made that very day. None have ever tasted quite so good, despite 18 years of trying.

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  152. I make all my own baby food, so this would be perfect. I also make breakfast smoothies every morning and am super unhappy with my current blend. I would love to win this. :)

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  153. I would make a tropical smoothie - something with a trio of coconut, pineapple, deliciousness.

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  154. I also subscribed to the blendtec blog!

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  155. Fantastic giveaway! I would for sure blend almond butter first! I am addicted to that stuff!

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  156. I would definitely make a milkshake - won't bother pretending otherwise =)

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  157. I would make margaritas. I would love to have this blender. Great giveaway.

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  158. I would make a cookies and cream milkshake!

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  159. Hmmm, I tried making a chocolate mousse recipe using avocado, and I wasn't very impressed. This recipe looks a little tastier though, so I may have to give it a try! If I won the Blendtec though, I think the first thing I would blend would be a mango-strawberry-banana smoothie...Maybe even make popsicles out of it. Yum!

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  160. I would make a fruit smoothie!

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  161. The first thing I would blend would be a smoothie for my daughter!

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  162. a strawberry smoothie! followed quickly by something chocolate!

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  163. Smoothies, Pina Coladas, pretty much anything frozen!

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  164. I'd be mixing up a Margerita!!!

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  165. Frosty!! Amandanole79@aol.com

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  166. i am going to definitely try this recipe tomorrow... i ll let you know how this comes out eventually

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  167. I would blend myself a brandy alexander milkshake!

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  168. I would make a avocado smoothie!

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  169. I would blend the frosty! No question about it!

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  170. I would love to blend a Fudgesicle Frosty fourjacksonsmnathotmaildotcom

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  171. I've been craving mango lassis, but I hate my blender. This would change EVERYTHING!

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