Friday, May 28, 2010

Smoothie + Summer = Giveaway!

When I was in college I was struggled in the kitchen (or lack thereof).  Thanks to living in a dorm and being broke, coffee cups doubled as bowls; pillows were dining room chairs; and speaker stands could serve as tables under the right conditions.  However, one thing that I always had was a blender (for obvious reasons...hint: it often included vodka or tequila).

Even today, with real, grown up kitchen items I still cling to my trusty blender from college, but now I make more smoothies than margaritas.  Although my blender's purpose has changed, one problem remains: portion control.  I try with all my might to make a smoothie for one (sometimes two if I can trick my boyfriend that day) and I end up smoothies for four.  This is unfortunate because it inevitably wastes beautiful fruits and vegetables, along with time, yogurt, juice, and ice.

Finally, there is a solution to this problem, a blender for one! Hamilton has this swanky personal blender, and it even comes with a travel lid for when you're rushing off to the gym or work.  More importantly, it has great product reviews so it actually works.

Thanks to the kind folks at CSN Stores, I want to hook up one lucky reader with this amazing product!

You want it? I got it! All you have to do to win is send me your favorite smoothie concoction via twitter or just let me know in the comment field of this post.  Using a random number generator, I will choose and announce a winner*.  But, lets be honest, everyone wins since this will turn into a sort of recipe exchange! 

Contest closes Monday, June 7th at 11:59 PM EST!

*The winner will need to provide me with their name and a mailing address, CSN will ship it directly to you!  And sorry international foodies, only readers in the U.S. and Canada qualify.


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  2. I've started buying more frozen fruit because it is often cheaper and similar in taste to fresh, especially when using in baked goods or smoothies. I always have frozen bananas on hand - as soon as they get brown, I just pop them in the freezer for later. My favorite combination so far is about 2/3 cup frozen blackberries, 1 frozen banana, 1/2 cup plain yogurt and a splash of milk. Nom.

  3. You're so right, portion control IS a problem. My smoothie recipe is as follows:

    frozen blueberries
    spoonful of almond butter
    almond milk (I'm lactose intolerant)
    chocolate protein powder
    my greens n' things food supplement powder (spirulina, wheat grass, flax seed etc.)
    a dash of honey sometimes

    It's elaborate I know, but it tastes amazing! And, it keeps me full for a few hours.

  4. I use whichever fruit in my pantry is about to go bad. My favorite is strawberries, pineapple juice, and ice.

    I just found your blog and it looks great!


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