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Blendtec Giveaway {Closed}


This giveaway is closed. Winner will be announced July 28!


Hey party people! We’re rockin’ our way through the 30-Day Green Smoothie Challenge and loving every minute of it. Are you?

To celebrate your awesomeness…

We’re giving away a brand spankin’ new Blendtec Designer 725 + WildSide Jar to one lucky rawkstar!

In case you didn’t know, we love Blendtec! Even when traveling, it comes along. Seriously! We stuff that awesome blender into our backpacks so we can blend green smoothies while we’re traveling to exciting places. We never want to be without a green smoothie!


If that fact alone doesn’t make you want to own a Blendtec, here’s 5 more reasons Blendtec blenders rocks:

  1. Whips up the creamiest green smoothies out there in no time flat. No more chunks!
  2. Dips, nut butters and ice creams, Oh my! Make your own tasty treats and save time and money.
  3. Comes with an incredible 8-year warranty: These bad boys keep on blending and blending and blending.
  4. Preprogrammed buttons so it does all the thinking for you. (There’s even a smoothie button! Yay!)
  5. Incredible 1725 watt / 3.4 horsepower motor. This muscle machine will do all the hard work for you.




Giveaway: Blendtec 725 Series Blender

To enter our giveaway, you must do these two simple but REQUIRED steps:

1. Sign up for our FREE 30-Day Green Smoothie Challenge. (If you’re already signed up for our challenge, then no need to do it again. We got ya covered.)


2. Leave a comment below this article and let us know how green smoothies have changed your life. (We will share the winning response in our newsletter on July 30.)

NOTE: This giveaway is only available to U.S. residents (we wish everyone could enter).


That’s it! Now, share with your friends and spread the green smoothie love! Who knows? You or a friend might be the lucky winner of a new shiny Blendtec blender.


This giveaway runs July 15 – July 24. One lucky winner will be announced on July 28, 2014 via email. Retail Value of this blender is $649.95.

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  1. Lourdes

    July 24th, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    “I want to be happy and healthy.” A simple statement but not a simple task. And of course, being happy is synonymous with being healthy, but throw in the busyness of everyday life and it is no easy feat. Green smoothies have been a total game changer. Green smoothies have made it simple and easy for me to develop an ideal healthy lifestyle no matter how busy I am. Not only am I meeting the recommended amount of fruits and veggies on a daily basis, but sometimes I’m even exceeding it. How’s that for rawkstar status? 🙂 I’ve said good-bye to that nasty snack food that has enough preservatives to last until the next generation, and hello to a deliciously fresh smoothie that keeps me full and productive (goodbye food coma) until my next meal! I’ve been making green smoothies on a regular basis prior to finding Simple Green Smoothies and it was like a child on Christmas morning stumbling upon you guys. You’ve built a community of rawkstars and I’m happy to be a part of it.

  2. Monica

    July 24th, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    I have had a green smoothie every morning since I found you! I think that has been about 6 months now. I do have to modify and not use some of the harder fruits and vegetables so I don’t bust my Cuisinart so I would love to win a Blendtec and really follow the recipes! I would also love to make soups in the fall so hoping this is the lucky entry!
    Green Smoothies and your newsletter and recipes and encouragement have changed my life – not only do I feel healthier but it is great for budgeting which is important to me. I just have to find greens on sale either kale or spinach, frozen fruit from Costco that lasts a month or so and then a banana or other fresh fruit to mix it up. I love your recipes that give a different flavor by adding some ginger or different fruit combinations so it never gets boring!

  3. Andrea

    July 24th, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    Green smoothies have completely changed the course of my typical afternoon. I’ve always been an afternoon snacker, but have struggled to find something that’s healthy, yummy, and filling enough to hold me over until dinner. Green smoothies to the rescue! Without fail, a green smoothie has filled that void every day. And as a bonus, I’m healthier and happier now that I’m making better food choices for myself.

  4. Erin

    July 24th, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    Love green smoothies. Never thought I’d drink them because I always thought ‘how can people drink green stuff’. The recipes are great and natural. Had a Jamba Juice (think I’ve only had 5 in my life) yesterday- doesn’t even compare to green smoothies. Thanks for openings eyes to a healthy beverage, snack, supplement. Been using a regular black & decker blender for my family of five until it can’t handle it anymore. A more powerful one would be nice.

  5. Faren

    July 24th, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    LOOOVE green smoothies. My 2 year old also loves them. Best part is that we both get more of the nutrients we need. Thanks for sharing all of your great recipes.

  6. Marci

    July 24th, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    Well, today is the start of my 30-day challenge. My kids and I are taking it on and I would love a new blender to kick it into gear. We have a basic blender and hoping it will be able to survive our challenge of at least 4 green smoothies a day, possibly more!!

  7. Ann S.

    July 24th, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    I started this year with a green smoothie challenge! My first ever and I really got the best start to the year I’ve ever had. We had an Oster blender and it did very well for my smoothie making (with the help of blending the greens first). Unfortunately, halfway through the year, our Oster blender burned out and we started using a smaller less powerful blender which doesn’t create a smooth consistency in our smoothies. 🙁 Starting off my day with green smoothies is my favorite way, but I do want yummy smoothies. I know that if I got a Blendtec blender, green smoothies would be a bigger part of my life and it would be a step in the right direction toward a healthier life! Love being a rawkstar! Thanks 🙂

  8. Gabby

    July 24th, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    Green smoothies have had a great positive impact on my life. Despite being a year round athlete all my life, I have always been overweight and made fun of due to it. Coaches and opponents didn’t take me seriously due to my weight. My body appeared the complete opposite of athleticism. No matter what I did, I just could not lose the weight. It was virtually impossible! I was so unhappy so I started cutting out meals. It negatively affected my performance and health. My body became depleted from all the nutrients it needed. Now, with the introduction of green smoothies, my body has done a 180. I know have even more energy, I am just shedding the extra weight, and now people are taking me seriously. I have a newfound confidence, the only thing is I am not able to afford a blender that will make my SMOOTHies actually smooth. All the variations give me everything I need and go perfect with my lifestyle. It’s just kinda hard to get down all the nutrients when it’s chunky. 🙂

  9. Maria

    July 24th, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    I have recently transitioned directly from omnivore to vegan. It’s been a bit challenging getting started since I went cold turkey and have had so much to learn to make sure I get all my nutritional needs met. Then I discovered green smoothies that have been making my transition so much “smoother”. 🙂 A new Blendtec would be totally rock, and I know I could make great use of it as I follow my new pathway in life! Thank you so much for this opportunity!

  10. Jessica Andrade

    July 24th, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    Three years ago, I was exercising six days a week and eating clean. I awoke one night with severe pain in my lower abdomen. The pain had started earlier that day but it was dull so I attributed it to gas or anxiety from my college final exams. That night my boyfriend had to rush me to the hospital as I was screaming in pain. It was the worse pain of my life. I have never had to go to the hospital because I was always pretty healthy and I handle pain pretty well. I was later diagnosed with an ovarian cyst the size of a grapefruit and it could rupture at any moment! My doctor said this cyst was the equivalent of being four months pregnant! This diagnosis was a huge surprise because I had been eating clean, exercising, and overall leading a healthy lifestyle. It was a huge blow as well because I did not have health insurance. After my boyfriend, family members, and I came up with the $2,000 just to book the surgery, I had the surgery and had to recover. During and after my recovery, I felt depressed and defeated. I thought that if I lead a healthy lifestyle that I would be healthy! Fast forward to last year when I started looking up recipes for green smoothies. That’s when I signed up for your emails. However, I would always start the challenge but never finish. I would always just do one smoothie a day for about a week and give up. I continued to feel depressed, have little energy, bloated, constipated, and tired. Finally, after realizing that at 27 years old I should definitely not feel this way, I decided to start the challenge this month. I use an old blender and although my smoothies are chunky I don’t care. I’m doing it. My husband, the boyfriend from earlier in my story, has even started drinking them! You two are helping so many people through this simple challenge! I’m so glad I found y’all! I love how I feel and I feel like a rawkstar!

  11. Cindy B

    July 24th, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    Green smoothies have definitely added to our overall health as a family. More veggies in my kids, yay! Thanks.

  12. Pamela cauthen

    July 24th, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    This has truly been a venture for me, I never get enough veggies and fruit in my diet. After trying the smoothies my whole out look has changed, I have more energy, sleep better and have a glow about my skin. This lets me know my body is healthier and was in such need of good nutrition . Thanks so much and this will be apart of my daily routine

  13. Sashiko Yuen

    July 24th, 2014 at 11:32 pm

    Green smoothies are priceless. They’ve somehow transcended a drink. A simple whir of fruit, greens, and liquid into a community. I’ve bonded with other babes over smoothies, which led me to juices, smoothie bowls, popsicles. New friends, old friends, family. Everyone smiling. Nourishment and a treat that makes us all feel like we’re glowing. Liquid happy.

    Almost two years ago i got extremely ill and got diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease, which is a grueling auto-immune disease. It comes with weight gain and depression. I was a little hopeless at first. But these smoothies gave me a routine and something i knew i could make quickly but feel good about drinking. Which led me to drop a few pounds, the confidence to go gluten free, both helped me gain a bit more energy. Also lowering my blood pressure along the way. Me now and me before all of this. We’re two different people. And i don’t plan on going back to all the naps. Thank you for inspiring change and giving me hope! ♥

    (I’d love to have a blendtec to throw in my backpack during my travels too, sharing smoothies and spreading the word with more people making new friends.)

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