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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. Nicole Barbato

    July 15th, 2014 at 10:05 am

    Since becoming vegetarian a few years back i have struggled with getting the right amount of nutrients (im not the biggest vegetable fan lol). Being able to blend a large amount of vegetables i otherwise wouldn’t eat into a smoothie has been great! I get to drink a delicious smoothie and feel good about it! I’m no longer as tired as i use to be and i owe a big part of that to consuming green and nutrient rich smoothies!

  2. Katreena

    July 15th, 2014 at 10:05 am

    Green smoothies have changed my life because they have helped me lose more than 20 pounds (and keep them off) since April and have given me so much energy. I love being able to drink my nutrients in a delicious and fun way. They have definitely changed my life and inspired me to share them with all of my friends and family. =)

  3. Merry D.

    July 15th, 2014 at 10:05 am

    I’ve always had bad luck with making smoothies on my own, but thanks to you guys, it’s been way easier and love how you pick the ingredients based on its availability. Thanks for all your hard work!

  4. Joni H.

    July 15th, 2014 at 10:05 am

    I started the green smoothie challenge at the beginning of July (2 weeks ago) and they are delicious and filing. I finding them so easy to make and I love that I can make 2 servings at one time! I am craving them every day now!

  5. Wendy

    July 15th, 2014 at 10:05 am

    I am absoulutely in love with the green smoothie challenges & recipes. The green smoothies offer pure nutrition and are much more nutritional than fruit or vegetable juices. It is a great way to eat your veggies without even realizing it. The recipes are quick and easy to make. Homemade green smoothies are also cheaper. I love the lasting source of energy it gives me. I also completed the 21 day cleanse in June. I loved it! Thank you for helping me change my eating habits, dropping caffeine from my everyday life, & helping me drop 15 pounds between the smoothie challenges and cleanse! 😉

  6. Kristy

    July 15th, 2014 at 10:06 am

    I love green smoothies! Now, I don’t love kale, but a month ago I wouldn’t have even known that 🙂

    I love how great I feel after a morning smoothie! Energized, recharged, rehydrated. I like how creative you can get with smoothies! A bit of sunshine every morning!

  7. Alexis

    July 15th, 2014 at 10:06 am

    I love your website and emails! Keep them coming! Green smoothies have been my breakfast for the past three years! I have definitely noticed a difference in the way I feel and my overall health! Great doctor results and I have sooooo much energy! Constant energy! Will never leave in the morning without my green smoothie! 🙂

  8. Lori Hobbs

    July 15th, 2014 at 10:06 am

    Green smoothies have changed my life for the better in so many ways! I am on week 3 now, and in these 3 weeks:

    * My clothes fit better!
    * My skin is clearer!
    * I feel better!
    * I don’t crave sugar as much!
    * I am healthier!
    * My 13 yr. old daughter, who has joined me in this, is also healthier!

    Finally an acceptable way to have fresh fruits and veggies, which we just could not ever seem to do!

    Thank you so much,
    Lori Hobbs

  9. Jeanette

    July 15th, 2014 at 10:06 am

    A year ago awaiting surgery I discovered I was anemic. As a sr. citizen, I do not expect to be a dynamo, but neither am I ready to be ‘one foor in…’ either. Recently I suddenly began the same symptoms of weariness, lack of energy etc. About the same time I discovered your Green Smoothie website–it became my lifesaver. Your simple, well defined program brought me from lethargic, constantly fighting to get up off the chair, to having my old MOJO and being able to function again. Thank you for simple to use recipes etc. BUT I do need a decent blender to get the chunks out of my ‘drinks’. THANK YOU AGAIN. Green Smoothies have given me my ‘life’ back again.

  10. Maureen

    July 15th, 2014 at 10:06 am

    I love the way it makes my skin feel! Super smooth!

  11. John Hollifield

    July 15th, 2014 at 10:06 am

    My wife and I started our own green smoothie challenge on June 1st using the recipes posted by Jadah and Jen on simplegreensmoothies.com. We liked them so much that we subscribed to the official 30-Day Green Smoothie Challenge. It just keeps getting better! Using the smoothies to supplement our diet, while making a few additional dietary changes, has enabled my wife and I to lose a total of 40lbs together (16lbs and 24lbs respectively) in the past 45 days.

    Thanks for such a great site! I’ve been recommending the challenge to all my friends.

  12. Tira

    July 15th, 2014 at 10:06 am

    Green smoothies are a staple in my sons diet. He has severe reflux and allergies to both dairy and gluten… And to top it off- he’s the pickiest eater in the world!!! They changed his life by allowing him to eat without having acid eating away at his esophagus(meds don’t help him)! Unfortunately- our blender broke a few weeks ago and we have been struggling to find funding for a new one. This would be a blessing for our my sweet little guy!!

  13. Alex C.

    July 15th, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Late this winter, two of my co-workers did the Fresh Start 21 cleanse. I watched in amazment as they both transformed over those 3 weeks. I decided that I wanted to give it a shot, and was amazed at the results. I lost 20 pounds while on the cleanse, and have lost another 10 pounds since. I now start each day with a green smoothie of some kind, and I love it. I had no idea what a huge difference the simple task of having a green smoothie in the morning would be. As if the weight loss isn’t enough of a motivator, I have more energy, my mood is better, and my skin is clearer. I’ll never go back to my old habits!!

  14. Yvette

    July 15th, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Simple green smoothies has totally changed my life! I have more energy to keep up with my kids and my overall health has greatly improved. My kids also love them and we have fun blending them together.

  15. Sarah

    July 15th, 2014 at 10:07 am

    I always thought of myself as a “good” eater. Not too picky, love my fruits and veggies, indulging in sweets sparingly etc. It wasn’t until February 14th of this year that I really took a look at my health and eating habits… on Valentine’s Day, one of the surgeons who removed a mass from my uterus a week earlier called… “you have cancer”. Those words still hang in a quiet spot of my mind, even though I am two months cancer free today. I started a 22 hour, biweekly chemotherapy treatment regimen and my body started changing and reacting to those toxic drugs in horrible ways. I started researching about cancer, about foods, how to fuel your body… I did the green smoothie challenge before but never really took the time to look into how amazing greens (and fruits/veggies) could really be! It wasn’t about “eating good” it was about having a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE… fueling my cells, my body with the nutrients and minerals it needs to thrive and fight. Spices, herbs, greens became a staple in my house. My two year old daughter even loves to make “green juice” with mommy. The blender we have is functional; but because I have been using it at least twice a day, the cheap functionality of it is becoming more apparent. It is getting harder to make nut butters or to completely blend the kale or spinach for our smoothies. We are a sugar free home, and instead I make my own date paste as a substitute. That has almost become impossible with this dinky blender of ours. Even though cancer is a word no one ever wants to hear, I am thankful for the opportunity to be able to step back and really look at my life and what I was putting into my families bodies. I am so thankful I had the ability and the will to change our lifestyle in a much healthier way. Cancer did more for me than just being a horrible diesease… it opened my eyes and changed my perspective on life; all life. It was the best, worst experience of my life.

  16. Lisa in Portland

    July 15th, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Joining the green smoothie lifestyle has been positive for me in more ways than diet. The education to Superfoods, Raw foods, Oils and their health benefits is rich and encouraging. Being a comfortable in the kitchen has been a great foundation to experimenting with recipes and sharing the love with the people who’ve never made or drank a green smoothie.! My skin looks great and I feel fabulous.

  17. Mary Endres

    July 15th, 2014 at 10:07 am

    My daughter-in-law was staying with me while my son was deployed. She said she wanted to try these green smoothies but she didn’t want to do it alone. She told me all about them and I agreed to do it with her. It is the best thing I have ever done. I work 2 jobs and don’t have a lot of time to cook. I have a smoothie for breakfast. I eat lunch, not always as healthy as I should. And then I have a smoothie for dinner on my way to my second job. I feel so much better. I have lost weight while drinking these. I have been drinking green smoothies for a year now. I thank my daughter-in-law for turning me on to green smoothies. If I don’t have my smoothies I feel yucky. Thank you for all the wonderful recipes and support.

  18. Christina

    July 15th, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Green smoothie have not only changed my life, but many of my clients! I deal with athletes of all kinds working on their nutrition habits for the better. Green smoothies are the perfect way to get more vegetables, fruit and nutrition into their bodies while also tasting delicious! Thanks for all of the wonderful recipes! 🙂

  19. Paige

    July 15th, 2014 at 10:07 am

    The Simple Green Smoothie challenge has rawked my world! In just a couple weeks of the challenge, I’m already feeling more energetic and have fewer tummy troubles than ever – and I’ve had a lifetime of gut issues. Here’s proof in the pudding…I way overate the wrong kinds of foods at the beach last weekend and felt sluggish and just generally blah. Two days of Simple Green Smoothies has me on the mend and carefully considering what I put in my mouth from this point on! I started the challenge for the health benefits, but I’ve lost weight, too – BONUS!

  20. Jodi

    July 15th, 2014 at 10:07 am

    My days start at 5:00 am and simple green smoothies is my ‘go to’ 5 am meal! I make enough for two full servings the night before, so I am ready to ‘grab and go’ by 5:30 am. I have the second one in the evening to tie me over till I get home at 8:00 pm.
    Thank you for sharing your recipes!!

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