Blendtec Designer Series Giveaway

Contest is now over. Congratulations to Sharon, entry #1963 who has won the giveaway. Thanks for participating.

I’ve got a great giveaway for you this weekend! One Picky Palate reader will win Blendtec’s new Designer Series Total Blender with Wildside Jar plus Twister Jar retails over $600 🙂

Blendtec is pleased to introduce the all-new Total Blender Designer Series™. It has been engineered to bring a whole new level of beauty and functionality to the high-end blender category, without compromising the famous power and efficiency of our Total Blender Classic Series™.

The Designer Series will complement your kitchen. The sleek shape, vibrant interface and tasteful hues will beautify your home.

The touch area has illuminated, easy to read, universal icons that enable effortless selection of our signature blend cycles. These cycles are optimized to deliver great blends with a single touch.

The revolutionary new slider interface gives you absolute control over your blender’s speed. Precise touch sensors give you every bit of control you deserve. Touch anywhere on the slider to jump right to any speed, and slide your finger up and down to fine tune your blend.

Blendtec’s expert engineering team invented a revolutionary new air-flow design that keeps the blender cooler. A cooler motor means longer life.

For a great video and more information on the Designer series see


Blendtec’s new Twister Jar is also included in the Giveaway which is great for making Nut Butters, Hummus, Baby Food, Dips, Thick Shakes, Dressings and more! Best of all, it’s compatible with all Blendtec Home Blenders.

To see a great video and more information on the Twister Jar click HERE.

Here’s How To Enter:

1. Leave a comment here and tell us…”What’s your favorite recipe to make in a blender?” Smoothies, Milkshakes, Dressings? Let’s hear it 🙂

For Additional Entries:

2. Follow Picky Palate on Twitter, Pinterest and subscribe to Picky Palate via email. (3 separate comments for these)

3. Tweet and or Facebook the following: Enter to win the Blendtec Designer Series Total Blender @pickypalate this weekend!

4. Join Picky Palate and Blendtec on Facebook.


Contest ends Sunday July 8th 8pm PST. Open to US Residents only. Winner will be chosen by and will be notified by email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond.

Giveaway provided by Blendtec.


Good Luck!!

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2,690 Responses
  1. nicole

    My favorite thing to make in a blender is a smoothie. I love using fresh fruit in the summer with frozen yogurt!

  2. Marie

    I tweeted about your giveaway and posted on Facebook (even though it ends in a few minutes….Sorry, just barely found your website tonight when I was searching for a tabbouleh recipe! Excited to have found it!)

  3. Meredith W in Houston

    I love to make my chocolate protein shakes in my blender and I always add either fruit or coffee. Super yummy and healthy!

  4. Stacey Massey

    I love making my Green Glowing Smoothies in my blender now but this would make them even better!!

  5. Marie

    I know this is super simple, but I love to make powdered sugar in the blender. No need to buy it when I can just whirl up some regular sugar for awhile!

  6. Deanna

    I had gastric bypass surgery 2.5 years ago and I have lost 125lbs and have kept it off. I use my blender each morning to mak my protein shakes for breakfast, but have been seriously pining away for the blentec for ages! 🙂

  7. Amber Turner

    I love making smoothies, I do not make them as often as I’d like since my blender sucks! lol

  8. Julie

    We love to make homemade salsa and Orange Julius in the blender. Sure would be nicer in a Blendtec!

  9. claudette knestrick

    My favorite blender recipe is my green smoothie- spinach, almond milk, mixed berries, and a banana.

  10. Lacy

    I love to make smoothies every day for breakfast… It would be even better in my very own blendtec!!

  11. Christa M

    I love mixing quick batters in the blender, but I’m dying to try the Glowing Green Smoothie in a blender that can handle all the veggies!

  12. Sarah W

    I love to make smoothies in the blender, but would love to try new recipes if I got a better one!

  13. Lindsey Gage

    I love making protein shakes and smoothies in the blender. Would love to update my old one 😉

  14. Lori H

    I also follow on facebook! I also do green smoothies – kale & spinch with a variety of fruits.

  15. Katie H.

    I rarely use my blender but that’s because it is awful! If I had a nice one, I would love to start making smoothies with it.

  16. Kimberli

    I do love a chocolate chip milkshake!! And we are in dire need of a new blender, so thanks for the chance to win one!!

  17. Holly Llewellyn

    I love green smoothies best…but milkshakes and other smoothies are pretty fantastic as well

  18. sherrie

    I love vegetable and fruit smoothies. Combined you get an extra dose of nutrition. Spinach,carrots,strawberries, blueberries,and bananas.are my favorite ingredients.

  19. Darla

    I use a blender almost daily to make fruit & veggie smoothies. I would love to win a blendtec!!

  20. BreannaS

    Our favorite recipes out of the blender are fruit smoothies they vary from day to day but almost always include 1-2 fruits, yogurt, honey, ice, and milk. I also love using my blender to make smooth tomato soup.

  21. My favorite thing to make in a blender is this yummy cilantro vinaigrette that we eat on taco salads. If I had a blender that worked (we have to shake it up and down and side to side while it is running to get it to blend) I would love to start making baby foods.

  22. Leslie

    I don’t own a blender yet (wink, fingers crossed) but I love fruit smoothies! That’s what I would most be looking forward to make… esp for the summer time yummy!

  23. Amy D

    We like to make smoothies in our blender but our current blender is very old. In the market for a new one!

  24. Willie Mitchell

    My favorite thing to make in a blender is smoothies! Thank you for offering this giveaway.

  25. Taylor

    I LOVE making smoothies and soups in blenders… My favorite soup to make is potato leek while my favorite smoothie is banana peanut butter… YUM!

  26. Kimberly Atkins

    First, what don’t I use my blender for? I’ve done Milkshakes, Smoothies, Marinades, Coffee drinks, etc. My most recent was the other day and I made a “mask” for my hair. With banana, egg yolk, and olive oil. My blender is old, and I certainly could use another one!

  27. Coconut Cream Pie!

    Place the following in a blender:
    2 cups milk
    1 cup flaked coconut
    4 eggs
    1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    1/2 cup all-purpose flour
    6 tablespoons softened, butter
    3/4 cup white sugar

    Pour into a pie plate and bake at 350 for about 45 – 50 minutes!

  28. Ross Henrickson

    I love to make what I call the beer-nutty butterscotch “faux flip”:
    ~for the mixer~
    2 (12 oz.) bottles BEER
    1 (7 oz.) can WHIPPED TOPPING (like Reddi-Whip; or use vanilla ice cream)
    1 (4 serving size) pkg. INSTANT BUTTERSCOTCH PUDDING MIX
    1 oz. PEANUT POWDER (
    1 oz. RUM OR BOURBON
    1 teaspoon VANILLA EXTRACT
    ½ teaspoon CINNAMON
    ¾ teaspoon CHIPOTLE CHILE POWDER (optional)
    ~for the cocktail~
    3 oz. MIX
    1-2 tablespoons Peanut Powder (
    CINNAMON, to garnish
    For the mix, blend on high speed until smooth and frothy.
    For the cocktail, pour 3 oz. Mix into a pint glass. Add the peanut powder. While stirring vigorously, top off the glass with beer and sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg.

  29. Patricia

    My current favorite recipe to make in a blender is roasted vegetable soup! That is subject to change as I come across a new and different recipe to try!

  30. Robin

    I love to make smoothies! We haven’t made any in a while because our blender is broken so this would be an awesome thing to win!!!

  31. Chris Kennedy

    Thanks for the article. My favorite recipe is a broccoli soup. I need to upgrade my blender. I have an ancient NuTone built-in model with a three sided container. I preforms better than any of the inexpensive offerings, so, I have two choices. I was pleased to see your give-a-way in that I after watching hours of videos and reading article after article, the Blendtec designer series offering may be the choice for me. I’ll keep my fingers crossed. And thanks

  32. Jennette

    Love to make fruit smoothies, but throw in a bunch of healthy spinach. (Sneak it in, they’ll never know!)

  33. donna t.

    I make Aji Amarillo sauce for Pollo Saltado in my blender among other things, but that was last night’s dinner.

  34. Rebecca

    Other than green machine smoothies, mixing up the batter for Crêpes in the blender is the best!

  35. Sandra Hutchinson

    My old blender has about had it and this is so nice. We use our blender for milk shakes, salad dressings, and chopping up peaches for homemade ice cream.

  36. I absolutely LOVE making this delicious protein shake in the blender!! Ice, Skim Milk/ Almond Milk (my new obsession :)), Cookies and Cream Protein Powder, and a scoop of Peanut Butter! Blend it together and it is absolutely DELICIOUS! But, my blender is currently broken, so a new one would be PERFECT! 😉

    Love your site, recipes, and step-by-step pictures! So cute! 🙂 -Emily

  37. Angie P.

    I use my blender to make milkshakes. We love to add flavored syrups to make everything from cocounut to pumpkin pie milkshakes.

  38. hanna

    Its the weirdest thing! I was at costco yesterday drooling over the blendtec blender and here you are, offering a giveaway. Hm. I was trying the samples, and I decided I like the ice cream the best!

  39. Jennifer

    I looove making my morning smoothies! Frozen broccoli, spinach, garlic, organic blueberries, black berries, raspberries, sliced bananas and strawberries topped with coconut water and carrot juice! Refreshing and lasts me all day! Sometimes I even throw in a heaping tablespoon of coconut oil for an extra Boost on a busy day!

    <3 your blog, I've made a lot of your recipes and they always turn out perfect and exactly what I was looking for 😉

  40. Shelly Berg

    I love to make gazpacho – tomatoes, cucumber, onion, cilantro, garlic…so yummy! Blendtec would be great for this chilled soup!

  41. Lynn Langford

    Strawberry and banana smoothies. My younger children love to make their own milkshakes.

  42. Shari

    We love to make smoothies for our 3 year old. We have also tried making soups and ice cream. I follow you on Pinterest, and I’m going to follow you on twitter. Love all of your yummy recipes! Would love to meet you when you come back to AZ!!

  43. Robin Whiting

    Smoothies are my favorite recipe to make in a blender and spaghetti sauce is a close second.

  44. Shawna

    I love making frozen adult beverages in my blender. Such a refreshing summer treat! Would love to win a new one!

  45. Kim Jones

    I definitely love a good milkshake, but I’ve been dying to get a blendtec so I can make my own peanut butter!!!

  46. Carrie Z

    My kids love banana strawberry smoothies and my husband likes to make protein “shakes” which we don’t love so much:)

  47. Tori

    My favorite thing to make are green smoothies! Blend young Thai coconut, arugula, ice, blueberries, a little honey, and some carrots up, along with some pimientas, the green raw pumpkin seeds. Delicious and so healthy!

  48. Ashley pearson

    I love tomake healthy smoothies in my blender….but mine just busted. I need to win this!!

  49. Tera

    I love to make smoothies for me and my 5yr old. I use one apple, one orange, one banana, a handful of spinach, and done ice and water. Sooooo good!

  50. Nancy

    A simple chocolate milkshake. It’s become a tradition with my little family. Every Wednesday we gather and make our yummy goodness together no matter what. Simple things in life that can be the most rewarding and make magical memories for our two daughters.

  51. Kimberly King

    Starbucks Skinny Frapp

    1/2 cup Cottage cheese 1
    1 Scoop vanilla protein powder
    1-4 pkts Stevia (or low calorie sweetener of choice)
    1 pkt Starbucks Via Instant Coffee (or 1 tsp instant coffee powder)
    2 tbs Half and half coffee creamer
    5-10 Ice cubes (depending on desired consistency)
    1/2-1 cup Water (depending on desired consistency)
    Optional: 1/2 tsp xanthan gum 2

    Put all of the ingredients in the blender, and blend until shake is thick and creamy!

    220 Calories!!!

  52. kim lee

    I make a green monster smoothie almost every day in my blender, which hasn’t been working too great lately. So, I’d love to win this one!!

  53. Alaina

    I make smoothies every morning and my blender just broke 3 weeks ago, I have yet to replace it! What a great giveaway!

  54. Kandice McDermott

    Smoothies, most definitely! I recently made a strawberry watermelon limeade that was SO yummy! Or the frozen coconut limeade that’s been going around Pinterest is super yummy too!

  55. I’ve been dying to try green smoothies, but my blender isn’t strong enough for all those leafy greens. I would love a chance to win this blendtec!

  56. Sue Hanson

    My favorite recipe to make with (as opposed to in) a blender is German Meatballs. The recipe is from the Blender Way to Better Cooking book that came with my Mom’s brand spanking new, state of the art Hamilton Beach blender circa 1965. The only thing you use the blender for is to chop the onion and potato that is part of the recipe. I think the Blendtec would accomplish that in a snap.

  57. Emily

    I love making healthy breakfast fruit smoothies! I’m always looking to make my mornings easier, as I always seem to be running late! Throwing in some yogurt with a bunch of fresh fruit makes an easy breakfast-to-go!

  58. Andrea Thompson

    My favorite thing to make in my blender is my daily protein smoothie. I love the mango one!

  59. Maddie

    My favorite thing to make in a blender is a fruit smoothie- except I don’t do it very often because my blender is horrible and takes forever. So, I’d love a Blendtec!

  60. I love making healthy breakfast fruit smoothies! I’m always looking to make my mornings easier, as I always seem to be running late! Throwing in some yogurt with a bunch of fresh fruit makes an easy breakfast-to-go!

  61. Deanna Collum

    Have not had a blender in years!! Would love to make milkshakes & smoothies in this blender.

  62. Shanda

    My magic bullet is broken and I haven’t been able to make or blend anything. I love it for shakes.

  63. brigitte

    I love to make my oatmeal cookie smoothie. It is a great breakfast, protien and whole oats! I have it everyday.

  64. Karin Warner

    I love protien drinks; a scoop of protien powder, milk, banana and whatever berries I have on hand.

  65. Susan

    Salad dressings, although we’ve been blender-less for ages 🙁 Hubby loves blueberry smoothies.

  66. Jill Beesley

    I love to make Orange Julius’s. They are so refreshing and my family Loves them! A new blender would make amazing Orange Julius’s just sayin!

  67. My favorite blender recipe is a watermelon margarita! YUM! Thanks Picky Palate for always having great give aways and great recipes! Love the web site!

  68. Syed

    Fruit smoothie that tastes great both as a smoothie and as fruit leather.
    1 can peaches, 1/2 can of pineapple, 1/2 pound of strawberries, and half a medium banana. Blend and drink, or blend and spread on a greased non-stick pan and keep in the oven on its lowest setting for 8+ hours. Or use a dehydrator.

  69. Khandra Henderson

    My favorite recipes to blend is milkshakes but more in particular strawberry milkshakes

  70. Molly

    My favorite things to make in the blender are mixed drinks for parties and smoothies for my boyfriend and I in the morning before we have to run off to classes for the day. Our favorite mixed drinks are constantly being experimented with, but the blender I have now belonged to my grandmother and it’s on it’s way out, unfortunately. Our favorite smoothies are pomegranate blueberry and strawberries and creme. We’ve also made black raspberry and my boyfriend enjoys peanut butter chocolate protein shakes. I don’t know what we’d do without our blender. Sometimes, we even use it to quick chop celery, carrots, and baby tomatoes for different finger foods and recipes. Please give us this Blendtec blender!!!!! As two college kids, we REALLY need it =)

  71. Anita Koester

    I love to make dressings and Smoothies in a blender. One of my favorites is blending Cottage cheese until smooth and add 2 T of dry Ranch dressing, it makes a low calorie dip for dipping add a little milk and you could have a dressing for salads. Tweeted on Twitter, shared link on Facebook. Liked BlendTec & Picky Palate. Following on Pinterest, Also following on both Twitter. I also Stumbled Blendtec.

  72. I have a very old it when I was 18…now I’m 62…the best thing I love to make in it is potato pancakes…I put it all in, everything and blend…I also use it for smoothies, malts,and so much more…It would be nice to try a nicer blender to see what it can do…

  73. Christa Perala

    I love to use my blender to make fresh salsa. If I pay attention I can use it like a food processor and use my garden fresh veggies to make a mean summer salsa!

  74. I love making morning smoothies with the kids. We sit on the floor and all put a big long straw in and enjoy it together!

  75. Susan Muszynski

    I love, love, love to make milkshakes in the blender. Brings back good memories of being at home.

  76. Raechel Bucher

    My favorite thing to make in a blender is a roasted tomato and roasted red pepper soup! Super easy and delicous!

  77. Rita Nodland

    It is official, I’ve added Picky Palate to follow on Pinterest. I will no longer have time for anything else. Great boards, Picky Palate!

  78. Melissa Loomis

    Vanilla ice cream, hot fudge, skim milk, coffee or stong coffee, ice and fine cookie crumbles. Blend pour and sip!

  79. My favorite thing to make in a blender is delicious baby food! I throw in a little bit of whatever I’ve made for dinner for the rest of the family and blend it up for baby! He loves the spices and flavors as opposed to what he gets in the jar from the store!

  80. Jen Baker

    My favorite thing to make is a protein smoothie! My son takes medicine that makes him not hungry, and he ALWAYS will have a smoothie with me! Banana, strawberry, protein powder, and a light yogurt mixed with ice and a little water. YUM!

  81. Melanie

    My favorite has to be an orange julius. I wing it, but it is half a can of frozen OJ, splash vanilla, about 1/4 c. sugar, 1/4+ c. milk and handful of ice cubes. MMMM, perfectly refreshing on a hot summer day!

  82. Barbara

    I love smoothies! I would make them every day if I could! Having a good blender would definitely make it possible to make them 🙂

  83. My blender is on it’s last leg … and i’ve been looking for the best replacement. This would be so wonderful! My 7 yr old daughter has really taken to yogurt fruit smoothies and the joy we have had making her “new recipes” is wonderful. Watching her actively involved in her own healthy choices and teaching her about nutrition as we drop in fresh berries and veggies , makes a mom proud! We are having so much fun! hoping my blender lasts through summer.

  84. jesie goltz

    i would first make some smoothies to chill the summer heat for the kids,then some blended adult beverages for the adults.

  85. Rita Nodland

    Fresh fruit smoothies for breakfast. Include a spoon or two of flax and it make a wonderful start to the day!

  86. Kellie

    My favorite thing to make in a blender is smoothies for work every day. I add spinach and almond milk for extra goodness. 🙂

  87. Michelle Robinson

    I love spinach and fruit smoothies!!! And I would LOVE a new blender!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  88. SMOOTHIES! We love them! Fruit, yogurt, oj, ice! I’m still using my blender that we rec’d for a wedding gift 22 years ago. Lost the lid in a move about 10 years ago & just hold a paper plate over the top. I’ve got my fingers crossed! 🙂

  89. Mary

    My husband (of two months!) and I don’t have a blender and we were introduced to ALL fruit (and ice) smoothies on our honeymoon/destination wedding in Jamaica and we are dying to try our hand at them too. I love would to win this and get started on recreating a part of paradise we enjoyed sharing together each morning!

  90. Mary Elizabeth

    What a great opportunity! My favorite thing to make in a blender is a healthy fruit smoothie. I experiment every time and change something that goes in them every single time I make it.

  91. Michelle P.

    My favorite thing to make in my blender is smoothies! I make mine with yogurt, banana, and frozen fruit.

  92. Emily C

    My mom taught me when I was young how to make Strawberry and Banana smoothies and to this day I still love making them and sharing them with my family.

  93. ShayLynn

    I love making smoothies in the morning for my breakfast and I would love to win since my blender just died!

  94. Carrie D.

    My favorite drink to make in the blender is a smoothie with peaches, pineapple, banana, a splash of orange juice, plain yogurt and lots of ice. Yum!

  95. Kevin

    Our favorite is smoothies made with homemade keifer mixed with pureed veggies or fruits, sometimes with peanut butter and/or honey.

  96. We love to make blue monkeys. Blueberry/Banana smoothies. Our first grandchild arrives the end of August. We cannot wait to start making him fresh organic baby food!

  97. Dominique

    I love blending up healthy “kitchen-sink” smoothies for my family. I always throw in a handful of spinach for good measure and extra health benefits.

  98. sweetpumpkin

    I do not own a blender but would really enjoy making soups in this brand new Blendtec blender!

  99. Karen Lynch

    Been trying to be healthier this summer, a smoothie of spinach, frozen banana, better n peanutbutter, ice, coconut milk.

  100. Callie B.

    I absolutely LOVE making protein shakes! There is so much in those bad boys between the ice, powder, peanut butter, and whatever else I am craving! A fabulous blender would blend that baby into perfection! 🙂

  101. Becky W.