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Blend: Artisanal Smoothies for Food Lovers and 2 Giveaways

by Spicie Foodie on July 5, 2013

Sweet Green Goddess Smoothie from Blend e-cookbook | #BlendSmoothies #smoothie

This Friday we are going to get the weekend started off to a great start with smoothies and 2 giveaways.

Blend: Artisanal Smoothies for Food Lovers e-Book | #BlendSmoothies #smoothie

Are you a fan of smoothies and maintaining a healthy waistline without sacrificing taste? Then Blend: Artisanal Smoothies for Food Lovers is THE e-Book for you. This gorgeous, healthy, flavour packed e-Book is the labor of love of Faith Gorsky of An Edible Mosaic and Alyssa Brantley of Everyday Maven, two smoothie-obsessed food bloggers whose common interest in artisanal smoothies and shared desire to elevate smoothie-making has kept them up countless nights. For the last year and a half, they’ve been developing recipes, photographing them, and of course, refining the flavors until they were just perfect.

Blend: Artisanal Smoothies for Food Lovers e-Book | #BlendSmoothies #smoothie

Blend: Artisanal Smoothies for Food Lovers, Summer Volume 1 is a compilation of 25 summer and fall-themed smoothies such as Gingered Apricot, Minted Strawberry Melon, Vanilla Fig, and Concord Grape + Greens. (Look out for more BLEND volumes coming soon!) Not only are all BLEND smoothies made with clean, easy-to-find ingredients, but they are also dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan (honey is used in some) in most cases. Plus you probably already have many of the pantry staples on hand, and if not, they can all be easily found in any health food store, as well as most regular grocery stores.

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Blend: Artisanal Smoothies for Food Lovers e-Book | #BlendSmoothies #smoothie

In addition to the e-Cookbook Faith and Alyssa wrote an accompanying e-Book, Blend The Basics, that is indispensable not only for smoothie making but also for all home cooks.

Blend: Artisanal Smoothies for Food Lovers e-Book | #BlendSmoothies #smoothie

Blend: The Basics gives tons of tips and tricks to help you make the most of your smoothies, including how to wash fresh produce, flash-freeze fruit, make sure your smoothies come together as quickly as possible without sacrificing their artisanal flavor (including info on how to put together a “smoothie kit”), and much more!

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These two e-Books are among the very best smoothie books I have ever seen! The photography is gorgeous, the recipes easy to follow, the tips and information invaluable (they even provide nutrition and PP information), and all the smoothies I’ve made from Blend are super packed with awesome flavours. They were all so satisfying that they replaced meals for me. Let me make your mouth water with a few more samples from Alyssa’s and Faith’s e-Book…

Almond Joy Smoothie from Blend e-cookbook | #BlendSmoothies #smoothie

Sweet Green Goddess Smoothie from Blend e-cookbook | #BlendSmoothies #smoothie

Maple Walnut Coffee Smoothie from Blend e-cookbook | #BlendSmoothies #smoothie

Pina Colada Smoothie from Blend e-cookbook | #BlendSmoothies #smoothie

 

Blend e-cookbook | #BlendSmoothies #smoothie

The authors were kind enough to offer two set of both books BLEND: The Basics and BLEND: Summer Volume I.

One set will be given away to one non-blogger reader and one set to a blogger, the blogger must also agree to review the books.

The giveaway is open worldwide, and all you had to do is leave a comment saying what smoothie you would make first from the Table of Contents. Also please state whether you’re a blogger or not. 

The winners will be announced next Tuesday the 9th of July.  Go on leave a comment and enter the giveaway!:)

 

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{ 64 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lisa Hubbard July 5, 2013 at 12:47 PM

Maple Walnut Coffee!!??!! 3 of my favorite flavors in one glass! YAY! That would be my first smoothie from your awesome selection of recipes. :)

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2 Nandita July 5, 2013 at 1:54 PM

This is such a lovely book. Being a coffee lover I would love to make coconut latte and Black Forest coffee. And since I am a blogger, I think that makes me eligible for the give away ;)

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3 Ramona July 5, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Wow these are some fantastic looking smoothies. :) Count me in for the drawing. :)

Have a wonderful weekend. ~ Ramona :)

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4 Faith July 5, 2013 at 2:11 PM

Nancy, we can’t thank you enough for your support and for your kind words about our e-book. It means the world to us!! xo

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5 Ken July 5, 2013 at 3:20 PM

I would try the Mocha Coffee Chip!

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6 Genevieve S. July 5, 2013 at 3:23 PM

I would make the Moka coffee chip one to kickstart my day. But all of them sounds absolutely delicious!! Beautiful pictures!

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7 Foodie in WV July 5, 2013 at 3:50 PM

The chocolate cake batter smoothie sounds the best to me! I love smoothies, these all look great :) Oh and I’m a blogger.

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8 Vicki Bensinger July 5, 2013 at 3:59 PM

Oh goodness I’m a sucker for a good smoothie and these all sound delicious. Without seeing the ingredients I would have to say I’d like to make the Piña Colada, Green Godess and Coconut Latte. Yum! I had no idea Faith was working on a new book. I’ve been somewhat MIA since trying to get my site up and running and edited – wow that’s a long process. I will have to go check out her site. Thanks for sharing.

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9 Angie@Angie's Recipes July 5, 2013 at 4:03 PM

The smoothies look fantastic! Each one is so different, yet the same: DELICIOUS!

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10 Frank July 5, 2013 at 4:34 PM

Nothing like a nice, cool smoothie in the summertime!

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11 ginger July 5, 2013 at 4:58 PM

I would make the rasberry lime green tea. I am not a blogger

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12 Victoria of Flavors of the Sun July 5, 2013 at 4:58 PM

Fantastic-looking smoothies, very appealing indeed. Looks like Faith has done it again, this time with her friend.

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13 Christina D July 5, 2013 at 5:32 PM

It is a toss up between the Peachberry Freeze and the Cherry Berry. Both sound like awesome flavors for summer! (non-blogger)

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14 Anthony Weekley July 5, 2013 at 5:48 PM

Been making up some good Green Drinks since this past spring and have enjoyed them for the taste and health benefits. So, these are timely e-books for me to expand on my smoothie making.

I love coffee and walnuts so I would try the Maple Walnut Coffee recipe first. The maple added to the coffee and walnut flavors sound like an Out of This World experience.

Not really a blogger, yet, but I do enjoy reading them so please enter me as a non-blogger on the Giveaway contest.

Thanks, Faith, and Alyssa for offering the Giveway!

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15 easyfoodsmith July 5, 2013 at 6:05 PM

Awesome collection of smoothies! The author definitely has done a fantastic job there.
It is definitely hard to choose but I would first make Minted Strawberry Melon. It sounds very refreshing and healthy.

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16 Alyssa (Everyday Maven) July 5, 2013 at 6:24 PM

Thank you again for the lovely review Nancy!! I love your Sweet Green Goddess pictures – yum :)

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17 Lynn July 5, 2013 at 6:33 PM

Thank you for the giveaway! I think all of the tea-based smoothies sound decadent! I’m not sure which one I would try first. I am not a blogger – just a reader. :)

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18 Karen D July 5, 2013 at 6:39 PM

Peaches + Cream.

I am not a blogger.

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19 Michelle Darensbourg July 5, 2013 at 7:05 PM

This morning I would choose the sweet green goddess as the one to make. I haven’t done any blogging in well over a year so I would ask to be entered in the non blogger group.

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20 mjskit July 5, 2013 at 7:17 PM

What a great giveaway! I love smoothies and would definitely try the Black Forest Coffee smoothie first. In fact, I want one right now! :)

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21 kitblu July 5, 2013 at 8:04 PM

I am not a blogger. I would make the Pina Colada first. I love pineapple and coconut.

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22 Lily Sheng July 5, 2013 at 8:16 PM

I’m a non-blogger who’s always had a thing for Pina Colada, guess now’s the best time to blend one! Thanks for the giveaway

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23 TC July 5, 2013 at 8:31 PM

Chocolate cake batter sounds like an awesome smoothie!

I guess you can enter me as a blogger. I’ve had a food blog for a few years now, but I don’t get to write in it as often as I would like.

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24 randy July 5, 2013 at 8:41 PM

peaches + cream looks sounds amazing

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25 Ashley Andreasen July 5, 2013 at 8:48 PM

I would love to try some of these smoothies and I would love to win this book!

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26 Laura (Tutti Dolci) July 5, 2013 at 9:51 PM

What a fabulous giveaway! I’d love to try the cinnamon oatmeal cookie smoothie.

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27 Suzanne Perazzini July 5, 2013 at 10:04 PM

Those smoothies look like a meal in themselves and what wonderful flavour combinations.

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28 Jo Ann Buller July 5, 2013 at 10:45 PM

they all look so good. i’d like to try them all. just sign me up and i hope i win. i am not a blogger but i read them. LOL

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29 Lisa T July 5, 2013 at 11:25 PM

I especially love smoothies at this time of year, when it is 90+ degrees with humidity levels to match. I would try the Minted Strawberry Melon as my first recipe from the book.

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30 Melissa July 6, 2013 at 1:39 AM

Love, love…I’d probably try the green goddess first

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31 Ashley July 6, 2013 at 1:58 AM

I’d love the sweet green goddess!

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32 Joanne/Winelady Cooks July 6, 2013 at 1:58 AM

What a terrific giveaway. I make a raw food smoothie everyday. Ever since I’ve been drinking one a day within six months my health improved tremendously. Would love to try the recipes.

Thanks Nancy for offering the giveaway,
Joanne

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33 Joanne/Winelady Cooks July 6, 2013 at 2:02 AM

Ooops Nancy, I forgot to mention, I am a food blogger, and my smoothie choice – I would first make the kiwi lime + kale and then I would make the mocha coffee chip.

Thanks so much,
Joanne

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34 Linda Olson July 6, 2013 at 2:58 AM

I am not a blogger, but I do love smoothies! The first one I would try would be the Black Forest Coffee. I just found your website this weekend and am looking forward to trying some of the curry recipes and hopefully a lot of smoothie recipes, too! : )

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35 Jen A July 6, 2013 at 3:39 AM

The first one would have to be Cherry Berry and then all the others in rapid succession!

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36 Amelia July 6, 2013 at 4:52 AM

Hi Nancy, excellent giveaway. All the smoothies look awesome. The coconut latte sound interesting.
Have a nice weekend, regards.

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37 Joanne T Ferguson July 6, 2013 at 5:15 AM

G’day Nancy! What a GREAT collaboration between Alyssa and Faith, true!
The photos make me want to reach through the screen and sample EACH one too!
Black Forest Coffee, followed by Mocha Choc Chip for me!
I can tell already, they BOTH will provide a unique recipe!

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38 Joanne O July 6, 2013 at 6:07 AM

Oh wow, the Concord Grape and Greens or the Double Green Pear both sound so refreshing even just by the names. I would love one on these hot, hot days. I am definitely not a blogger, I don’t think I could make the pictures look this amazing….

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39 Marta @ What Should I eat for breakfast today July 6, 2013 at 11:13 AM

What a nice collection. It is very hot in Berlin and I need all refreshment I can get :)

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40 Sandra July 6, 2013 at 4:18 PM

Wow these are no ordinary blended drinks. They look very gourmet and exotic!

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41 What's for dessert? July 6, 2013 at 5:49 PM

I would make vanilla fig smoothie, sounds delicious!

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42 Jen July 6, 2013 at 8:11 PM

Yum! These look fantastic! I would make the minted strawberry melon smoothie…. followed shortly after by the raspberry-lime green tea. (non-blogger)

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43 lynn July 6, 2013 at 8:19 PM

oh My I have to choose? can’t I just make them all…please!

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44 MrsSW July 6, 2013 at 8:46 PM

Any one of them w/coffee and nuts – YUM.

I am not a blogger.

Sheila

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45 Chitra July 7, 2013 at 1:28 AM

Im a blogger. Im a coffee lover and I would like to try coconut latte.

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46 Sucharita July 7, 2013 at 3:37 AM

Hi
I am a not a blogger. I am sure my daughter n hubby dearest would enjoy them. Seems like there is a recipe choice for all us. The pictures look amazing. Hope I get these recipes since it would be so useful for a starter like me. Thanks a ton for givin us the opportunity. Fingers crossed. :)

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47 Julie July 7, 2013 at 4:50 AM

These smoothie’s look amazing. I would love to make the kiwi lime-kale smoothie! (non-blogger)

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48 JoAn July 7, 2013 at 10:17 AM

Vanilla fig smoothie, not sure if I am a blogger yet or not

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49 Joey July 7, 2013 at 3:11 PM

Chocolate Cake Batter!! :D

I’m a blogger

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50 Priya July 7, 2013 at 3:16 PM

Thanks a lot for the giveaway Nancy! I’m a blogger and I think I would probably go on the indulgent side and try out that Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookie or Caramel first if I win :)

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51 Marta Hubbard July 7, 2013 at 4:15 PM

I have just recently wanted to try smoothies and this looks the perfect book to start with.
Marta

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52 Cheryl W. July 7, 2013 at 10:25 PM

Oh definitely the Double Green Pear. I am not a blogger. Thank you for the opportunity to enter.

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53 Lisa P July 7, 2013 at 10:29 PM

The coffee ones sound especially good. I would like to try the Coconut Latte. I am a blogger, but I have not blogged in awhile. I would be more than happy to review the books and blog about them if I won though.

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54 Debbie July 8, 2013 at 2:31 PM

Non-blogger here, and I would love to make the refreshing raspberry-lime green tea smoothie! While I love the taste of coffee, I trying to expand into healthier horizons after giving up my daily coffee a few months back. Blending with teas?! Yay!

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55 Evelyne@cheapethniceatz July 8, 2013 at 7:34 PM

The smoothies look awesome. I really have to get into making them more. I have the Blend book already which is great but not the smoothie one. I am a blogger!

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56 Natasha July 8, 2013 at 10:14 PM

Non-blogger here and I would LOVE to try the banana nut bread smoothie! Wow!

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57 Asiya July 8, 2013 at 10:30 PM

I would want to try the caramel smoothie…and I am a blogger!

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58 Prajusha July 9, 2013 at 12:50 AM

Hi,
I m a blogger and would love to try minted strawberry melon first if I won the book.

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59 Melissa July 9, 2013 at 1:11 AM

Non-blogger. Peaches + cream. Yum!

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60 mjskit July 9, 2013 at 4:43 AM

After the Black Forest Coffee, I would go for the Hot Fudge Sundae. Do I like my smoothie rich or what? :)

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61 Fatty Auan July 9, 2013 at 6:29 AM

I would like to try Raspberry-lime Green Tea at the content of Coffee & Tea .
This smoothies would make me fresh all the day.
I am not blogger ,from Thailand country.
Love and thank for this .
Fatty Auan

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62 Alysa K. July 9, 2013 at 12:24 PM

I would love to try the Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookie one….I love oats, and I’m super curious how something that sounds so tastily indulgent could be healthy! I’m a blogger if my how-to-lose-weight blog on tumblr counts. ;)

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63 Amanda July 9, 2013 at 10:41 PM

Peaches + Cream! Non-blogger!

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64 Spicie Foodie July 10, 2013 at 4:39 PM

Sorry the giveaway ended.

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