Hello Glass Straws, Goodbye Plastic!

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I’ve read so much about the dangers of plastic that it seemed foolish to not take in seriously. The health benefit of drinking smoothies regularly is clear, so why mess it all up by running it through a toxic piece of plastic?

Finally there is an alternative! I was given the most amazing set of glass straws from Hummingbird Glass Straws and I couldn’t be happier!

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I tried steel straws before and didn’t care for the metal taste. They were also a pain to clean because I couldn’t see the science project that was growing on the inside. The glass straws are super easy to clean and they came in a cool box with a handy cleaning brush. Kind of like a pipe cleaner wire brush thing.

I have some beautiful clear bent ones and the cutest little froggy straw. I can’t explain it, but my smoothies actually taste better with these straws. Is it glass straw magic? No clue, but I highly recommend checking these out. They look great, they are super durable, and I love getting rid of plastic from my home and from the landfills.

2014 Blendtec and Vitamix Black Friday Deals

Are you ready to get the most powerful blender in the world!? Your in luck because this is the best time of year to pick up a high speed blender. You are going to love the Black Friday deals that our Vitamix and Blendtec insiders are feeding us. The deals are simply amazing. Don’t forget to claim your $20 Amazon Gift Card after checkout! We will keep this post updated as the deals roll in.

(Updated: November 7)

Vitamix Two Speed Standard – $259.00
Vitamix Standard with Programs – $349.00
Blendtec Classic with Wild Side Jar – $249.95
Blendtec Designer Series with Wild Side Jar – $349.95
Blendtec Classic with Four Side Jar – $229.95

We’ve partnered with Blendit.TV to give our readers the best 2014 holiday possible. This holiday season, pick up any Vitamix or Blendtec model (including less expensive refurbished Vitamix and Blendtec blenders!) using Blendit’s FREE SHIPPING links and coupon codes to receive a $20 AMAZON GIFT CARD as your FREE GIFT! This offer stands for any blender model purchased direct from the Vitamix.com or Blendtec.com website.

HERE’S HOW TO SNAG YOUR VITAMIX BLENDER BLACK FRIDAY DEAL

1. Use Blendit’s Special link to purchase a blender: Shop at Vitamix.com.

2. Select your desired blender and accessories.

3. Go through the Vitamix Checkout process.

4. During check out use Blendit’s Free Shipping Promo Code: 06-008924

5. When you receive your purchase order conformation email from Vitamix, forward it to: promotions@blendit.tv, and include “Vitamix Black Friday Deal” as the subject of the email, and you will receive a FREE $20 Gift card to Amazon.com directly in your inbox!

6. It will take 3 to 5 days to process your order. Make sure the last link to Vitamix.com you use before placing your order is from Blendit.TV! If you visit another website before checking out, we may not be able to verify your order.

This promotion is eligible for Vitamix’s easy 3 PAYMENT PLAN option! To get the 3 easy payments plan you have to call Vitamix directly at 1-800 Vitamix and place your order, giving them promo code 06-008924 to receive free shipping. You will still receive a confirmation email to forward to promotions@blendit.tv.

* Your Black Friday Vitamix deal – a FREE $20 Amazon Gift Card – Offer EXPIRES 11/31/2014

HERE’S HOW TO PICK UP YOUR BLENDTEC BLENDER BLACK FRIDAY DEAL

1. Use Blendit’s Special link to purchase a blender: Shop now at Blendtec.com.

2. Select your desired blender and accessories.

3. During check out use Blendit’s Free Shipping promotion – link and add promo code BTVgift! When you add your zip code the shipping fee will be subtracted and show as $0 dollars – to both USA & CANADA. Nice!

4. When you receive your purchase order conformation email from Blendtec, forward your order number to: promotions@blendit.tv, and include “Blendtec Black Friday Deal” in the subject of the email, and you will receive a FREE $20 Gift card to Amazon.com directly in your inbox!

5. All Blendtec Black Friday orders will be processed within 24 hours. Make sure the last link to Blendtec you use before placing your order is from Blendit.TV! If you visit another website before checking out, we may not be able to verify your order.

This promotion is eligible for Blendtec’s easy 3 PAYMENT PLAN option on ALL MODELS including the extremely popular refurbished Blendtec Total Blender Classic for only $249.

* Your Black Friday Blendtec deal – a FREE $20 Amazon Gift Card – Offer EXPIRES 11/31/2014

This is the best black friday Vitamix and Blendtec deal of 2014! If you see a better one, let us know and we will beat it!

Happy holidays from all of us at Blendersmoothies.com!

$20 Gift Card With Any Blendtec Purchase

Blendtec Cyber Monday

Our friends at Blendit.TV are running an awesome gift card promo. It’s the best deal on a Blendtec blender out there. We asked if we could share with you and they said yes. So, here it is!

Blend beautifully this fall with a Blendtec blender! For a limited time, Blendit.TV fans can pick up a factory recertified Blendtec Total Blender Classic with Wild Side jar in black or red for $279.95 with free shipping and receive a $20 Amazon gift card. This offer is also good for any blender purchased through Blendtec.com!

Click Here to Purchase from Blendtec.com

Here’s how it works:
1. Use the pink Blendtec link above to buy your blender at Blendtec.com
2. Select your desired blender and accessories
3. Checkout through Blendtec.com
4. When you receive your order confirmation from Blendtec, forward your order number to our promotions department: promotions@blendit.tv

That’s it! Once we verify your order, we will send your Amazon gift card by email within 24 hours.

Yes, this offer is eligible for Blendtec’s three payment plan on qualifying orders over $350! Just choose the payment plan at checkout.

Please note: It is important that you do not navigate away from the Blendtec site before placing your order. If you visit another site, we may not be able to verify your order.

Yummy Kale Green Smoothie with Kiwi

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Kale is a powerhouse of nutrients. If you haven’t heard tried it yet, get ready for a treat. Calorie for calorie, kale is the best leafy green you can use in your smoothies. Thumbs up on the nutritional value of kale.

Sadly, kale gets a thumbs down on taste. Kale has a bitter taste that can dominate a smoothie if not balanced with naturally sweet fruit, like kiwi or pineapple.

This green smoothie combines kale with kiwi for a sweet and healthy treat. I’ve added a bit of broccoli for extra greens as well as a more pleasing texture.

Enjoy!

Yummy Kale Green Smoothie with Kiwi

Ingredients

  • 12 oz almond milk or coconut milk
  • 2 cups fresh kale
  • 2 kiwis
  • 1 cup fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2 cups frozen pineapple
  • 1/2 lemon

Instructions

  1. Blend ingredients in high speed blender until smooth.
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Mango Smoothie

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This smoothie reminds me of our days in South America. Picking golden, ripe mangos and sitting in the shade enjoying our sweet, sticky rewards. It was pure magic.

Mango Smoothie

Yield: 2

Mango Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped ripe mango
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 1 tablespoon honey or agave nectar
  • 1/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt

Instructions

  1. Put the ice, mango, milk, yogurt, and honey into your favorite blender.
  2. Blend it up until smooth.
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Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie

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It’s hard to go wrong with strawberries and kiwis. It’s also hard to go wrong with this low fat, greek yogurt smoothie.

Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie

Yield: 2

Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of non-fat geek yogurt
  • 1 ½ cups of frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup of fresh, sliced kiwi
  • ½ cup ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in blender jar and blend until smooth.
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Banana and Oatmeal Smoothie

Banana and Oatmeal Smoothie

Breakfast in a glass! This smoothy will leave you feeling full and ready for action. Tasty!

Banana and Oatmeal Smoothie

Yield: 2

Banana and Oatmeal Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup oatmeal
  • 1/4 cup non fat greek yogurt
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup ice

Instructions

  1. Blend oatmeal on high.
  2. Add additional ingredients and blend until smooth.
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