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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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SMOOTHIE Cubes: $5


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  1. Temeca

    July 15th, 2014 at 9:45 am

    Thank goodness for Simple Green Smoothies! During my healthy living/lifestyle change these recipes has help me tremendously & I can’t wait to see my results each time! What better way to get an amazing blender than to join in on the fun! Happy Green Smoothie Fun Guys!

  2. Alice

    July 15th, 2014 at 9:46 am

    This challenge has helped me get my diet and nutrition on the right track. I have gained some insightful pointers and help from the challenge and not to mention all the great recipes and suggestions. Thank you for offering this to me!!! I am proud to be a RAWKSTAR!!!

  3. Jennifer Paciorek

    July 15th, 2014 at 9:46 am

    Green smoothies help Lyme disease so much! Game changer with pain, inflamation and more. Chnaged everything!

  4. Kim Wilson-Mister

    July 15th, 2014 at 9:46 am

    I must say since I had joined the green smoothie challenge I had more energy and consumed more greens and fruit then I would ever do in a day! And what puts the icing on the cake the green smoothies are so delicious that my children asks to make them. I had also recommending the green smoothies to my friends and coworkers. I have a few of them actually joined the challenge and signed up for the newsletter. I hope I win that beautiful blender.

  5. Beverly

    July 15th, 2014 at 9:46 am

    Looooove green smoothies!! They give me the energy I need for the day, and I feel better, inside and out. I can definitely feel the difference on days that I don’t have a green smoothie, which is not often. And with green smoothies, you can be creative and experiment with various fruits & veggies!

  6. Patti

    July 15th, 2014 at 9:46 am

    For the past 6 months, I’ve been working crazy long hours and was coming home feeling tired and bloated and cranky and arthritic and hating the way my skin and body looked and felt. I recently saw Jadah speak at a conference in Portland and heard her story and now I am so inspired and excited to join in the Challenge and have a community of awesome people to work with to feel better and get healthy together. I had my first green smoothie yesterday, and I can’t wait to concoct new recipes and share with my friends. Thanks for the refreshing, delicious, healthy inspiration! Who knew that a mason jar and striped straw could make kale so cute?!!!!

  7. Tachovia

    July 15th, 2014 at 9:46 am

    I am new to the world of green smoothies. Have been for about a month now. Prior to becoming such a fan of them, I put up a great defensive wall which is typical for those who haven’t given it a try. My usual excuse would be “ehh.. I don’t like the ingredients.” But with research I came across these two wonderful ladies who have shown me a different side of green smoothies. There’s no turning back for me now. I joined the 30-Day Green Smoothie Challenge and I am super excited that I joined. They start my mornings off cool and refreshing. You can’t beat that. My all time favorite would have to be kale, pineapples, banana, Greek yogurt, and coconut water. It’s like a taste of Heaven. I can honestly say that I feel healthier, my attitude has changed (Yes! My attidtude), lighter, and am overall more than satisfied with my choice of giving green smoothies a go. If you haven’t already, enlighten a friend on green smoothies. They’ll love you ever – everyone should experience the greatness of green smoothies! 😉

  8. Doris

    July 15th, 2014 at 9:46 am

    Green Smoothies did a twist on my health overall. A few months ago, I was diagnosed Sjögren’s syndrome, which was attacking my liver and causing me steatosis. Since I started with green smoothies, my organism, especially the liver has been cleansing and purifying which helps it to auto regenerate. So, I’m feeling pretty good and doctors pretty amazed.

  9. Avon Hansen

    July 15th, 2014 at 9:46 am

    Green smoothies definitely help me get my daily alloment of fruits and vegetables plus some. I use them after hard workouts and find myself much more hydrated and recovering more quickly.

  10. Lyndsay

    July 15th, 2014 at 9:46 am

    They are super tasty and make me feel great, what more could you ask for!

  11. Bunny

    July 15th, 2014 at 9:46 am

    Ok, so I started out of the green smoothie gate like a gangbuster… then blender number 1 started slowing down. So I just blended each batch a little longer. Then blender number 1 broke. I was a little sad because I love putting concentrated good health into my body, even if it does have the “gross” factor for my kids. With blender number 1 even slower, I was out of blending business. I tried eating my greens…. NOT THE SAME!!! So a dear friend gave me her old blender we shall name blender number 2! Blender number 2 worked fine and I was back in green smoothie delicious business!!! Then about 3 weeks into blender number 2, it didn’t break…. it exploded!! Green smoothie goodness was all over the counter, down the cabinet, in the drawers and on the floor. It was a terrible mess and blender number 2 was beyond repair. I sent my gf pics of the mess and have been without the capabilities of blending since. Why not just go out and buy another blender you ask… just not in the budget right now. We have a lot of medical bills with 2 of our kids and I can’t skimp there. Congratulations to whoever the lucky winner is!!!

  12. Kelly

    July 15th, 2014 at 9:46 am

    I’m amazed at how great green smoothies can taste. I was always afraid to add green because I thought it would change the flavor of my smoothies. Now I know they are delicious and help keep me even healthier!!

  13. Trina T.

    July 15th, 2014 at 9:46 am

    Your green smoothie recipes and ideas have been life changing for me and my family of 8. My husband and I have been drinking them faithfully for the past 9 months and have noticed wonderful results (I never got a single cold or illness all winter! and have had much more energy), but I was having a hard time getting my six children (ages 7-18) on board the “green smoothie” dream machine. Then, my 15 year-old got really ill and was diagnosed with ITP–a blood condition that attacks the body’s own platelets, leaving the body in a weak and life-threatening (almost need a blood transfusion). She had to quit dance, cheer leading, and almost every other “fun” activity in her life. She almost had to drop out of school, where she was doing well and earning college credits. I took her to several doctors, who ordered several tests and prescriptions. I felt horrible about giving a 15 year-old girl high dosages of steroids, so my husband and I decided to try our own method instead. My daughter finally agreed to do whatever it took to get her health back. I made her green smoothies every morning before school and usually another one after school. She grew to LOVE these smoothies, because she knew they were helping her feel better. Long story short…. her blood platelets increased on their own without prescriptions, and the doctors were amazed. They thought she’d been taking the prescribed steroids. When I told them we’d been doing green smoothies instead, they just looked at us and said, “Well, I guess it’s working.” My daughter has been getting stronger every day and wouldn’t dream of going a day without her green smoothie. Thank you guys so much for setting me and my family on the right track! It has been a life-changing ride! I’m telling all my friends and family about it. (: This is a habit I will keep for as long as I live!

  14. Jen

    July 15th, 2014 at 9:46 am

    I started green smoothies in April. I wanted to change my eating habits and gain energy. I am a teacher and mother to two small children and felt drained in the evenings. I added the smoothie and cut out sugar, caffeine, and dairy for 3 weeks. After 5 days I was a new person. Another teacher shared your challenge and I signed up immediately. The best part is, my husband who was skeptical is doing the challenge with me. I didn’t ask but after tasting them, he now requests that I make extra. My children are also trying the Green Monster as we call it at our house. Thanks for the awesome recipes,,

  15. Gloria

    July 15th, 2014 at 9:46 am

    I started the 30 day challenge about 2 weeks early and enjoy this great way to “drink” my greens. I am hooked and enjoy them for breakfast occasionally but for evening snacks most days. Thanks for all you ladies do to share with us your “green smoothie” knowledge. It is greatly appreciated.

  16. Angela

    July 15th, 2014 at 9:46 am

    I have a green smoothie every morning and feel GREAT! I’ve noticed that my cravings for sweets have decreased. I also got my older son to join the 30 day green smoothie challenge with me and his mood has improved greatly. Thanks,

  17. Lori

    July 15th, 2014 at 9:46 am

    This Challenge has been FUN – not sure I’ve ever been able to say that about any other health program I’ve participated in!

    I’m fueling my body better and eating much less. As an overweight gal, this is interpreted as a very good thing! It’s not hard, it’s a quick clean up (much easier than doing dishes from preparing a whole meal!) and I’m getting more done!
    Thanks for the boot in the backside I needed 🙂

  18. Beverly

    July 15th, 2014 at 9:46 am

    My husband would never touch a smoothie until i tried one of your recipes and he has been very regular without chemicals and he loves them. Thank you for bringing this into our lives. What a game changer♡♡♡♡♡

  19. Jackie Arreola

    July 15th, 2014 at 9:47 am

    Hi…I honestly just came across your website today and am excited to start on this new adventure! I’ve never done anything like this before. The reason I’m looking into this new adventure is mainly to stay healthy and try something new! Looking forward on the results of the way I look and feel! Thank you for providing such a resourceful site for us!!! =)

  20. Kehinde

    July 15th, 2014 at 9:47 am

    Green smoothies have given me more energy, aided my digestion (HELLO!), and given me a sense of wellness. I feel so alive when I have a green smoothie and the best part is that my husband has joined me on the green smoothie bandwagon. I also noticed that I make better food choices throughout the day. I am so glad and blessed to have you two. You have literally changed my life!

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