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Hi Friends!

I’ve been so impressed by all your comments! Keep them coming!

In order to help you elevate all areas of your life I have included THREE more prizes to this year’s Vitamix Blender Raffle! The winners will be pulled and announced tomorrow (Thursday 12/17) by 12pm!

For the curious ones: the first person pulled will win the Vitamix and then I’ll pull three runner-up winners will get one of the items below. If you have already entered the contest you are automatically entered to win the runner-up prizes!

BEST OF LUCK!!

Here’s what I’ve added:

NEW PRIZE #1: Copy of My New Roots Cookbook: This is one of my favorites from my girl Sarah B over at mynewroots.org! You will love her photos and recipes so much that you’ll hardly know you are eating health food! Her approach is right up my alley and I know whoever wins this will cherish this beautiful book.

NEW PRIZE #2: My Favorite Hot Water Bottle: You may be thinking…huh? I know I know but once you go hot water bottle you don’t go back. I swear. This is such a nourishing practice for the winter and cooler months for those of you who live in colder climates – bringing it to bed with you or wrapping yourself up with it in a blanket with a cup of tea is one of the best ways to zap cravings for comfort foods!

NEW PRIZE #3: My Favorite Candle: I LOVE this candle in Balsam Fir – makes your house smell so fresh and Christmas-y but I love it year round!

MORE ON THE RAFFLE BELOW WITH INFO ON HOW TO ENTER!

If you haven’t heard your health nut friends sing the praises of their coveted Vitamix, here are my top 5 reasons why this Vitamix will totally rock your world…

TOP 5 REASONS YOU’LL LOVE having a VITAMIX

1. SMOOTHies. That is right, who knew that the smoothness of a smoothie could get so dang smooth. Seriously, I don’t know why I love this so much, but I do. Every smoothie I make is like liquid silk, which makes it super easy to drink your greens without flecks of spinach in your teeth by the time you get to the office.

2. Gluten-free and otherwise unbelievable fresh flour right at your fingertips. You heard me right – this puppy can make super fine flour out of basically any grain you have in your cabinets: rice, oats, millet, you name it, which makes it an amazing companion if you have dietary restrictions. You’ll need the dry adapter to make flour using this Vitamix, but it’s totally worth it. There is nothing like baked goods make with fresh flour – trust me.

3. Super easy clean up. You just throw some hot water in there, a squirt of soap and crank it up for a second or two and wah-la! You are all cleaned up and ready to be on your way.

4. Souper easy soup. (get it? heh heh). But seriously. I made this soup using it and it was blended to a perfectly smooth consistency in just a few seconds.

5. Homemade nut butters and nut milks. Ok, I don’t know how I saved this for last, but I started making my own almond milk with my Vitamix and it changed my life. Seriously. I prefer it to regular milk 10 fold and as I always say, when the most delicious option is also the healthiest option, you are on your way to having an amazing life and a body to match. (Psst – if you want to see what you have to look forward to with nut milks, check out my video here).

HOw to enter to win this vitamix blender (plus additional prizes):

Here’s how to be entered to win:

1. You MUST be signed up for my weekly email newsletter to be eligible to win (also so I can contact you if you win). Be sure to sign up if you haven’t already (you can do that on the right hand side of this page) and confirm your subscription (be sure to locate and click the link in the confirmation email – sometimes these can get caught in SPAM filters).

2. Check out the Rafflecopter contest below, which will guide you in entering the giveaway.

PLUS! You will receive BONUS ENTRIES if you help spread the word by doing the following:

Like the Krissy Ruddy page on Facebook.

Pin the giveaway on Pinterest.

• Leave a comment below to tell us what you’ll make first with your new Vitamix if you win! (*If comments aren’t showing up click on the title of this post and scroll down)

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The fine print

The contest will run through midnight on December 16th, 2015 and the winner will be announced on Thursday, December 17th on Facebook and in my email newsletter (so be sure to confirm your subscription and keep an eye out for this email!!). The winner will have until midnight on December 18th to claim their prize. The contest is available to readers worldwide. If you live outside the continental US and win, you will receive an Amazon gift card in the amount of the prize.

Be sure to check your email on December 17th to see if you’ve won!

Best of luck and thank you again for being part of this community. Thanks for allowing me space in your inbox, and in your life.  I look forward to this next year together!

xoxo

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  1. CLD says:

    Smoothies for my kids!! They love them 🙂

  2. Adena says:

    love you girl! Congrats!

  3. Anna says:

    I will use this Vitamix to grind up whole spelt and whole rye flours to feed my sourdough starter and bake amazing breads! I also want to try making almond milk, which I use every morning to make porridge.

  4. becky says:

    So exciting! Great raffle, Krissy!! First thing would be a kale citrusy smoothie! Made one once in a vitamix and it made me forever unsatisfied with my magic bullet. Fingers crossed!

    • Krissy Ruddy says:

      Ha! Love it Becky! I know, there is something so satisfying when that kale gets completely mix-ified! Good luck!! xo

  5. Kristie says:

    I want to try making my own fresh flours!

  6. If I win I will make herbal tinctures with it.

  7. Tiki Pirie says:

    I would make smoothies for myself, my family and my friends constantly! Every color of the rainbow….then….I would become the Vitmix Guru I want to be…..it would be epic. (;

  8. Melinda Contreras says:

    Even though it’s getting colder, I would still love a nice refreshing pineapple smoothie!

  9. nicole urbinati says:

    almond milk past the moon!!! plus lots and lots of farm fresh salsa for all my loved ones <3

    • Krissy Ruddy says:

      Whoa Nicole – you are blowing my mind. Salsa!? How have I never thought of that! You are inspiring me… and my burrito-loving husband is going to thank you for it too! Good luck! xo

  10. Meghan Yost says:

    If I win this Vitamix, I will be making smoothies and soups galore!! I also want to try making gluten-free flours for lots of vegan baking.

  11. oooh! I would make all the smoothies and nut butters and soups and gluten free flours all day everyday. 😉 I’m so happy for you…happy one year anniversary of pursuing your dreams! You’re amazing! 🙂

  12. Nicole Millheim says:

    I would make protein drinks with mixed fruit

  13. Jessica Walker says:

    So hard to decide on the first thing I would make b/c there are so many things I can think of! Going with…mini cheesecakes for Thanksgiving.

  14. Amber says:

    Would love to make some healthy green smoothies!

  15. Hi Krissy! We are Root Rise Relish and we are huge fans of yours. We are a fledgling nutrition, lifestyle and yoga blog and business and a VitaMix would do wonders for us – not just for our own recipe development and nutrition but for our modest budgets! Soups, smoothies, nut butters, flours, sauces. Thank you so much for putting this giveaway on. Namaste :).

    • Krissy Ruddy says:

      Hey Maren (and Sarah)! I love your site- so awesome to connect, we’ve got lots in common! Best of luck.xo Krissy

  16. Sents Saver says:

    I’d love to make strawberry banana smoothies! they are my favorite!

  17. AlexisB says:

    I will be making green smoothies, soups, nut butters, almond and coconut flour, and almond and coconut milks! Thanks for the chance!

  18. Christina Colella says:

    I’d love to use it for smoothies and soup! In a few months it would be perfect for baby food!

  19. Penny Cumbie says:

    If I win the mixer, I will make my famous double double chocolate frappe, complete with brownie bites and a banana and, of course, topped off with homemade whip cream! Yummy!!!!!

    • Krissy Ruddy says:

      Whoa Penny. You just went next level. UM…YUM! Sounds freaking awesome. Loving hearing all these amazing food inspirations! xo.

  20. I wan’t to win this for my daugther for she’s dose the paleo diet and is looking amazing,she want’s to make nut butter’s home made apple sauce and such,thank you for the chance.

  21. Hannah Beford says:

    bery exciting! I’d whip up some almond milk!

  22. Johanna says:

    Almond milk for sure!

  23. Tina werner says:

    Thank you for your kind spirit

  24. Pearl says:

    Wow! What won’t I make? 🙂 but butters and cashew cheese, and green drinks, and baby food! 🙂

  25. becca rothaug says:

    almond, walnut, pecan butter with vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, ans sea salt

  26. manda says:

    Smoothie!

  27. mariah says:

    I will make soup to keep me warm this winter. I will make smoothies to keep me cool in the summer. I will chop nuts and make butters to smooth me out when I’m feeling edgy. I will do it all- and more!

    • Krissy Ruddy says:

      Love this Mariah! Love the part about smoothing you out when you are feeling edgy 🙂 You are adorable. Good luck love!!

  28. Becca F says:

    Lots of green smoothies and coconut butter

    • Krissy Ruddy says:

      Oooh, love the idea of DIY coconut butter! I’ve never made that before but it sounds fantastic! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂 xo

  29. Carolsue says:

    I will make smoothies and margaritas with the Vitamix!

  30. Jessica says:

    Almond milk, I would definitely start making some almond milks to have on hand to make some smoothies with.

  31. Ellia Cohen says:

    I would love to make flour (something I have never done before) and veggies juices 🙂 for my fam!

  32. Dana Frasz says:

    What an amazing offer! Summer is gone and as we transition into the winter months I look forward to being able to take lots of veggies, mostly rescued from the dumpster, and turn them into delicious soups. I love adding coconut milk and lentils to make them rich and creamy!

  33. luella says:

    I will make almond flour! or hazelnut milk! and daily smoothies!!! and, probably the third thing I’d make is vegan chocolate mouse (cocoa, agave, avocado, cashews)

    • Krissy Ruddy says:

      Sounds good Luella! So good to hear from you. I once tried melting chocolate into hazelnut milk and it was out of control good. I must try this vegan chocolate mousse! Thanks for leaving us the recipe! xo

  34. Luna Kaddatz says:

    i think that first i’ll make a smoothie! but afterwards i’ll try so many different things like hummus and nutbutters/ -milks – and raw dressings like from fullyrawkristinas recipes!!! :))

  35. Candice says:

    I’ll be making almond milk and SMOOTHies. I currently use a magic bullet to make smoothies and it doesn’t grind up green leafs too well. This way I can experience what a real smoothie should taste like and I can save money by not buying almond milk.

    On another note, I see that you went to IIN! I’m a new graduate…class of September 2013, just finished this past September. I actually miss school. I really enjoyed it!

  36. ada says:

    I would love to make some awesome smoothies and also the almond/cashew butter !! <3

  37. Kiley says:

    I use(d) my blender many times a week to make smoothies, soups, and flours…and it just finally died after 15 years! I would love a chance to start anew with a fancy nice blender! What a cool giveaway, thanks Krissy!

  38. Alex says:

    PB & Banana Smoothie!! 🙂 Simple but I’m craving it right now!! 😛

    • Krissy Ruddy says:

      Yum, Alex! Can you leave us your recipe for the PB and Banana Smoothie here? I’d love to try it and I am sure others would as well! xo

  39. 🙂 Strawberry smoothie…… 🙂

  40. Stacy D. says:

    I would love to make some soups!

  41. Liza says:

    I will make lots of raw goodies!!! 🙂 Love your site! xoxox

  42. Paula says:

    I would love to make butternut squash soup. I crave it in the fall

  43. Jenny Gould says:

    I will make delicious whole fruit margaritas!

  44. I’m thrilled I came across your beautiful website!
    As a soon to be Holistic Nutritionist and a fellow Women’s health supporter I totally relate to everything you speak to!
    I LOVE my smoothies and would be whipping up some deliciously creamy super food packed smoothie with a beautiful vitamix 🙂

    Can’t wait to see your future posts.

    • Krissy Ruddy says:

      Hi Rebecca! I am so glad we found each other too! So happy to meet other ladies on the same path 🙂 Best of luck! xo

  45. Lee says:

    Green smoothies for my two little girls! and some fall soups too 🙂

  46. Samantha says:

    I’d love to get back into making juices again with Kale now that the weather has cooled down and my Kale plants are growing outside, nothing beats going outside to pick some fresh kale leaves and juice them with apples, carrots, celery and a knub of ginger.

  47. Nora says:

    Green Soups 🙂

  48. Tom H. says:

    I’ll be blending all sorts of smoothies, soups, and more with this Vitamix. Thank you for the opportunity to win one!

  49. Briana says:

    I would make smoothies! Our last blender broke so we’ve been without for a few months as we’re trying to save up for a new one. We’ve missed our smoothies terribly so winning this would be awesome!

    • Krissy Ruddy says:

      I hear you Briana! Before I bought my Vitamix I was using one I got for free in college that was cracked and barely worked and spelt like something was burning every time I used it – new appliances can make a world of difference, and the wait makes it that much more enjoyable! Wishing you luck!! xo.

  50. Brooke Jefferson says:

    I would make the banana nicecream that I see lots of people making looks yummy!!!

    • Krissy Ruddy says:

      I can testify it is delish! I especially like making it with cacao nibs for sprinkles – yum! Thanks for entering Brooke! xo

  51. Grinding oats and rice into flour! Soups! Smoothies!

  52. infysam says:

    Please help me get this one. I am not having any proper kitchen appliances at home.

  53. Alli W says:

    The possibilities are endless for my family on a paleo diet due to health reasons, almond flour, cashew butter, smoothies, new soup recipes, thanks for sharing, so excited!

  54. Lee says:

    Just pinned on Pinterest too

  55. karen says:

    I would make a healthy green smoothie get me through a long day of breakfast 🙂

  56. Kathryn says:

    Awesome giveaway! I’d use the vitamix to make everything from smoothies to nut milks, and process grains to make my own healthy flours. I also work with kids in Northern Vermont, teaching wellness classes. Would love to show them how to process nuts and seeds, and make healthy veggie soups!

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us!

    • Krissy Ruddy says:

      Awesome Kathryn!! Love that you are teaching the ways of wellness to the next generation!! Thanks for all that you do. xo

  57. Molly conant says:

    I would make a million soups this winter!!!

  58. Bethany says:

    Green smoothies and soups for me and the kids! I also have a few healthy muffin recipes I would like to try!

  59. Shawnna Jenks says:

    Such an inspiration!

  60. Eric says:

    I would love to try and make some homemade almond milk. We drink a fair amount of almond milk here and making it at home would be a big money saver!

  61. I don’t see the “rafflecopter” link to enter the contest

    • Krissy Ruddy says:

      Hi Holly – I am not sure why you are not seeing the link, have you tried refreshing your page? You’ll need to go through the Rafflecoptor widget to get additional entries through Facebook and Pinterest but just in case it doesn’t work for you, I have gone ahead and added you manually to the contest so you are entered and still have a chance to win even if the technology glitch doesn’t clear up in time 🙂 good luck! xo

  62. Shayne Galloway says:

    My blender broke a month ago and I’ve been using my food processor for stuff – including your delicious butternut squash soup recipe! We have it about once a week now. I’d make that and my green smoothies. Thanks for the chance to win one!

    • Krissy Ruddy says:

      Love it Shayne! I am sure you and your family would get some good use out of it! Brian told me he is loving the butternut squash soup! So glad 🙂 xo

  63. Hannah! says:

    I would rig it up to my car engine so that I could make smoothies at the farm!

  64. Lauren says:

    I want to learn how to make nut butters…yumm

  65. Sarah Mele says:

    If I win the Vitamix I am going to make soap!

    Just kidding. As I scrolled quickly through the comments I kept misreading “soup” as “soap” and each time I did that I would think- Really? You can make soap in a Vitamix? Well, I am not surprised because it seems like the Vitamix can make anything…

    I am embarrassed to say that this millisecond thought process happened a number of times, probably due to all the toxins I have built up in my body from eating too much breakfast pastry. I hope I win the Vitamix so that I can blend my way to health.

    • Krissy Ruddy says:

      Loved reading this Sarah! And yes, you probably can make soap with the Vitamix – this thing is a wizard. Best of luck!! xo

  66. Laura says:

    So much almond milk and fake cheese!!!

  67. erin says:

    I would love to try making nutbutters with this!

  68. Emma says:

    Smoothies!!! For breakfast, lunch or dinner!

  69. Tina says:

    I love you can make fast hot soups with the vitamix

  70. Jessica Walker says:

    Okay so after thinking about it some more…peanut butter banana protein shakes! but pretty much everything would be made in this baby. #KitchenCounterTopStaple

  71. Jessica Walker says:

    #DroolingOverThis

  72. Anna says:

    When I win 😉 …. I will make almond milk!

  73. Birdiebee says:

    I would first make a Montana Huckleberry smoothie.

  74. Birdiebee says:

    I Like the Krissy Ruddy page on Facebook as Terry Stevens.

  75. Birdiebee says:

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  76. Birdiebee says:

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  77. Kara says:

    I love all your posts Krissy! I have been following for a while. Your success is inspirational! Want to try my own flours for the bread I make. Also would love to making my own baby formula.

    • Krissy Ruddy says:

      Thanks Kara! I miss seeing you! So glad to be connected in this way. Congrats on motherhood! What a great way to bring more healthy, whole foods into your family!

  78. Lynn Regan says:

    I love your information, and visit the site often! You are a breath of fresh air and you are a bright light.

  79. BeccaSue says:

    smooooothies sbd nutbutter for sure!!!

  80. Brenda Haines says:

    I would make smoothies, pesto, cold soups and so much more. Thanks so much for the chance!

  81. Tiffany O. says:

    I would make soups and dressings

  82. manda says:

    I would make a soup.

  83. Shannon Hiebler says:

    I make smoothies every day in my crappy blender now…so that would be the first thing I’d make! Oh to experience a great smoothie! 😉 I’d also love to try the nut butters.

  84. Ali Celestino says:

    I’d make soups and blueberry smoothies for the kids and strawberry for myself!

  85. Nicole Vosburgh says:

    I would love to make some homemade almond butter with this Vitamix!

  86. Kristy says:

    Smoothie bowl!!

  87. Kristina R. says:

    Hi 🙂 I am a vegan and therefore make a lot of nicecreams, raw cakes and plantbased milks. I will soon be going off to a UNI and therefore won’t be able to do any of this as I use my parents tools currently. Our mixer isn’t very strong therefore I often have to use a blender, but I believe that VITAMIX could do it all in one 😀
    I would definitelly make some hemp milk and GREEN smoothies. And my favourite – HUMMUS!! 😀
    Thank you for this amazing giveaway <3

  88. crystal s says:

    I would love to make smoothies with it! I always have one every morning. 🙂

  89. Crystal Joy says:

    I would LOVE to make my own almond milk, and to enjoy making smoooooooooooooooooth smoothies :o)

  90. Steph says:

    I just discovered you can make awesome “puddings” in a blender to break up all the good stuff like chia and dates

  91. lauren says:

    Dream item. <3

  92. adisa bjelica says:

    I will make my mixed fruit, chia seeds, almond milk wonderful smoothie

  93. Jennifer says:

    Such a great giveaway!! I plan on making macadamia nut milk and other nut milks! I plan on sharing this with my son who is just starting out on his nutrition journey 🙂

  94. Judy says:

    I’m not a smoothie gal but, boy, do I love to puree veggies! Probably the first thing I’d do is puree a ton of butternut squash and/or pumpkin, using/freezing it as a base for baked goods, soups, chili – you name it! (I seriously love winter squash). After that, I’d start making my own flours.

    Wishing luck to all!

  95. I’ve wanted one of these for a while now! I want to make everything with it–soups, nut butters, smoothies, juice, etc etc!

  96. Kristy says:

    I love my smoothies, but would be stoked to try some soups!

  97. Wendy B. says:

    All sorts of things!

  98. Hannah Beford says:

    I would make food for my family, specifically smoothies and nut milks for my kids. I want to get more into making soups especially as winter is fast approaching! Thanks Krissy!

  99. Andrea Mieses says:

    Holy Comments!! This is awesome! I would want to make dressings, salsas, and soups that I can freeze and reuse for bases in the nommy yummy nommy-ness of my kitchen creations! Thanks Krissy

  100. Sharon says:

    Oh I’d so love to make the almond milk and create a smoothly for my boys ( & me)!

  101. Caitlin Halpert says:

    I’d make cashew cream & nut milks!

  102. Gina C says:

    I want to fo it all! Soups will be the first thing to try!

  103. Marie says:

    Smoothies & soups!

  104. Aziza says:

    Smoothies! And soup!

  105. adriana says:

    I would make a peach mango smoothie.

  106. saragrace says:

    Yummy in the tummy soups of many varieties.
    I like to steam some of my veggies and blend in some raw ones like tender greens and fresh herbs.
    Of course,
    Smoothies, nut and see milks and salad dressings
    or sauces for veggies. I loved reading other proples ideas too. Thank you sll and krissy for this “giveaway.

  107. Kelly says:

    I would be so so happy to win this! My friend won it last year. I would make so many nut butters! Thanks for doing this 🙂

  108. Gretchen says:

    Gonna mix my fav combo of vanilla protein powder, peanut butter, almond milk, and cacao nibs…….soooooo yummy! Plus I want to make soup! <3

  109. Krystal says:

    Would love to make smoothies and soup! Fingers crossed!

  110. Naomi says:

    Almond milk. So excited!

  111. Jen says:

    Cashew milk!

  112. Erin Zindle says:

    My daughter loves green smoothies and it’s an easy way to get my 2-yr-old to eat her greens : )

  113. Anne Vernon says:

    I will make lots of different soups! I will also make yogart and fruit smoothies! I will have fun with this Amazing Machine 🙂

  114. Tiki Pirie says:

    I will use it to make a healthy cancer fighting breakfast EVERY DAY! I entered last year…
    Maybe this year will be the one! Xoxox thanks for your great blog!

  115. Leah says:

    Ever since you showed healthy recipes you make using your Vitamix, I’ve started exploring blenders and I think I would love one of these. I could make so many soups and smoothies.

  116. Holly says:

    I’ve always wanted a vitamix – for so many things wonderful – creamy soups (without the cream), smoothies, dips – that’s just a start.

  117. Liz says:

    I would love to make butternut squash soup. And my blender just broke… so…

  118. Jenny Gould says:

    I want to make all sorts of delicious soups this winter!

  119. Meg says:

    This is great, thanks Krissy! My mom has a Vitamix and we enjoy making soups in it throughout the fall and winter – I’d love to have one of my own!

  120. Jenna Berquist says:

    Hi Krissy!!! You rock!

    • Krissy Ruddy says:

      Hey Jenna!! So awesome seeing you here. I hope you are doing well and life is good. Good luck and say hello to Heather ;)! ox Krissy

  121. Amanda Morris says:

    I would use it mix up some shakeology 🙂

  122. AlexisB says:

    I will try some nut butters and milks! Also love green smoothies!

  123. Lisa says:

    I’d love to receive this vitamix. I am going through a particular health challenge and having this would help support me in taking my health & wellness to the next level. I’ve had a Blendtec but am not as impressed w the quality. Thank you for your valuable content and for this opportunity!

  124. I would love to make nut butters.

  125. Anna Lovelace says:

    Smoothies of course and then on to trying everything else in it!!

  126. Pureeing veggies from our farm share! Thank you.

    • Krissy Ruddy says:

      Love it Marcia! I’ve been roasting fall squashes and then blending them with veggie stock in my Vitamix for super simple yet wonderfully complex soups. Good luck! xo Krissy

  127. Tom H says:

    I would start with some smoothie recipes if I won this Vitamix.

  128. Kim G. says:

    I would love to win this, thanks!

  129. Amie George says:

    My family has been trying to replace one meal a day with a healthy smoothie and this would be great for it. A couple of my kids aren’t fans of veggies so it’s a great way to get some in their diet without them really knowing.

  130. Anna says:

    I have been really wanting a vitamix ever since I started drinking green smoothies. My basic blender just doesn’t get those leafy greens smooth. They say you should chew your smoothies but I’d rather not HAVE to! I recently started making my own hemp milk, and have yet to experiment with other nut milks but would love to be able to do so more easily. I also am curious about making my own flour. I can’t even imagine all the uses I would find for a vitamix if I won one!! 🙂 🙂

  131. Jeanie says:

    Green Smoothies!!!

  132. Deb says:

    I’m trying to get back to eating healthy after going through some things that REALLY knocked me out of my good habits so I would be making lots of green smoothies and green soups!!!

    • Krissy Ruddy says:

      Hi Deb! Sorry to hear about the setback but VERY happy to hear you are moving back in the direction you want to go. This is the key. Best of luck and lots of love, xo Krissy

  133. Rachel Budke says:

    Awesome giveaway! I’ve been wanting a Vitamix for a while now. I’m hoping to do the 30 Days of Green Smoothies challenge by Simple Green Smoothies!

  134. Sarah B says:

    I would love to make green juices and soups with a Vitamix! It would be a great product to have- thank you for the opportunity! Xo!

  135. Marguerite says:

    I’d start by making breakfast smoothies for my kids. Smoothies seem like the perfect way to get tons of fruit, veggies, and healthy fats and proteins into their growing bodies (and mine, too). And then…soups, pancake batter, almond milk, hummus, etc., etc. 🙂

  136. Deborah Budke says:

    I want to be healthy and would love to start making some amazing recipes!
    I would start by making smoothies, soups, salad dressings, and sorbet.

  137. thu says:

    coconut kale smoothie!!!

    coconut water, coconut meat, dates, kale, frozen banana, maple syrup or agave

    🙂 it’s the best and only a vitamix could get down the right smooth texture.

  138. Kris says:

    I love to cook but have trouble finding time with my work schedule and lack efficiency in my kitchen. II would feed my family home cooked meals each day. Although I try to do this now, I want to step it up a notch with soups, nut butters and other homemade treats to keep myself and my family healthy!

  139. Tonya says:

    I’d live to win. If I do it will help me get and stay healthy

  140. Tonya says:

    Id love to win!

  141. Crystal says:

    Oh wow! Where to start…maybe soup! Or strawberry sorbet..lol depends on the weather. It’s Ohio, so ya never know!

  142. Mariaelena says:

    I would make some yummy breakfast smoothies and sneak in veggies to share with my kids! 😉

  143. LisaAnne says:

    Healthy body, mind, and soul! Owning a Vitamix would help my family on their health n wellness path!

  144. Teresa Lorenco says:

    I missed this giveaway until this evening! I am already signed up for your newsletter, so i hope I can enter 🙂 I am going to use the vitamix to make soups, smoothies, sauces, and nut butters AND nut milks. And any other recipies I find! I have played with one before, i love Vitamix-ers!

  145. Whitney says:

    I’ll be making lots of different nut milks and – if it ever gets cold – lovely pureed soups!

  146. Wendy says:

    I enjoy getting your emails and love your positive energy! I would love to use the blender to make anything healthy for all of my family. Thank you!

  147. EMMA SARGE says:

    I believe I will make almond milk.

  148. Carrie says:

    I love seeing the amazing things you’re doing! Congratulations and keep it up!

  149. Jeanne Lane says:

    I’ll be making my morning smoothies and lots of great soup recipes. I also chop up all my compost for my worm factory…so I’ll be doing that, too!!

    • Krissy Ruddy says:

      Hi Jeanne! This is the first I’ve heard of using a Vitamix for a worm factory – love it!! My yoga teacher I lived with used worms for composting and her garden was one of the best I’ve seen! Best of luck! xoxo Krissy

  150. Barbara says:

    If I win the Vitamix, there are so many things that I would make, starting with green smoothies! Then some nut butters, and the butternut squash soup sounds wonderful!

  151. Krystal says:

    Would love to win this for soups, smoothies and more!

  152. Julia Fields says:

    Ahhhmazing! Saw these at Costco yesterday and the nice gentlemen who was making and giving out samples made me a BIG personal smoothie because no one else was around at the time. Made my night! So if I did have one, I would first make my favorite smoothie – maca, cocoa, bananas, protein, peanut butter, chia seeds & hemp seeds… it’s the best ever and is really filling. Then try lots of new and exciting recipes! Thanks Krissy!

  153. Patty says:

    OH my Krissy… I’ve just learned about this amazing machine. I would start with smoothies for my 3 kiddos and then soups for me!!

  154. Ali Savitt says:

    I’ve wanted a Vitamix for so long!!! I will make nut milks and nut butters, and smoothies all the time for myself and my friends/family/roommate. My favorite thing to make when I’ve had access to a Vmix is a chocoalte “mousse” made out of cashews and cacao and more. Fingers crossed!

  155. Briana says:

    Umm…I’m gonna be makin’ aallllll the smoothies! Fingers crossed for this 🙂

  156. Jessica says:

    Smoothies smoothies smoothies. Feeling a huge draw to cleanse once I get through the next couple of weeks!

  157. Meredith Clayton says:

    I have wanted a vitamix for years just haven’t quite been able to take the plunge. I want one so I can more easily make almond milk for my daughter (my old blender is terrible!) and for making gluten free flours so I can bake bread for my husband who found out this year he is gluten sensitive. After over 30 years of eating gluten it’s been a hard transition! Breakfast has been tough for him without bread so more smoothies would be nice alternative to juicing. Such an awesome giveaway. So awesome to see you’re doing so well Krissy!!

    • Krissy Ruddy says:

      Hi Meredith! I hear you with the transition off gluten! I had to make the same switch last year and there is definitely some transition. I do notice though that one of the most significant impacts was switching from bagels with cream cheese in the morning to smoothies and WOW – what a difference! Good luck!! xoxo Krissy

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