KitchenAid 5-Speed Blender Give Away!

by Susan on August 28, 2012

This contest has ended.

I couldn’t help myself. I saw a video on how the KitchenAid blender beat both the Vitamix and the Blendtec blenders in a test. Considering it is about 1/4 to 1/3rd the price, I just had to get one and put it through it’s paces. So for the next few days, I will be blending and reporting. And on Friday…because I want you all to know how much I appreciate you, I will be giving it away! (Make sure you read the rules below or your entry won’t count.)

To enter, simply leave a comment in the comment section telling me why you are interested in raw food. It can be as simple as one word, or as long as you like. I will pick a winner on Friday with a random number generator and announce who won on Friday. Entries will close at noon on Friday.

So far, I am pretty darn impressed. This is what I am eating for lunch. Right this minute. Slurp!


No fancy food photography today. I was hungry. And too excited to get this posted.  Hurry up and enter before I decide to keep this little beauty! If you can’t wait until Friday, you can find one here: KitchenAid 5-Speed Blender

Ginger Peach Strawberry Smoothy

serves 2

  • 1 cup frozen peaches
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 orange, peeled
  • 1 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1-inch piece of ginger

1. Place all ingredients in blender.

2. Blend away.

How did the blender do with this recipe? Great. The only thing I had to do that I wouldn’t have had to do with the Vitamix (because it has a plunger) is stop and push it down once or twice. It blended smoothly….even the entire orange.

 

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Lou Whitcomb August 31, 2012 at 8:54 am

I stopped to visit a friend and she asked us over for dinner, it was the Raw Diet. It was very good and she told us how much better she felt. So over a year now I have been on the Raw Diet. Thanks to Susan and her recipes it has been easy to stay on too.

Debbie August 31, 2012 at 9:02 am

I need to fix my gut and my brain, which has caused a lifetime of health issues. My gut was basically damaged at 6 days old and continued to be for the next 35 years. Thank you.

Christina August 31, 2012 at 9:12 am

I started eating more raw food to help my sister manage her Hashimoto’s Disease and MANY food allergies, and once I realized how great I felt and my skin glowed from within, I couldnt stop :)

Susannah Shelton August 31, 2012 at 9:25 am

Health and beauty guaranteed!

Deedee Lei August 31, 2012 at 9:56 am

I am interested in improving my health, losing weight and feeling better. I stumbled across some raw food websites and started reading, trying recipes and just loving raw foods! I purchased one of your un-cookbooks and have tried numerous recipes from your site. Thanks so much for all the beauty and good food you share with others. PS hope I win!!!!

Jenna McGregor August 31, 2012 at 10:19 am

I love food and what better way to appreciate food to the fullest by keeping it raw and natural? ooh baby I like it raaaaaw

Laurie Nelson August 31, 2012 at 10:43 am

Changing to raw food cured my crippling arthritis, and my husband’s dangerously high cholesterol levels. If I am chosen to receive this blender, I will give it to someone who cannot afford one, because this lifestyle is so important to many who are less privileged than I. Keep up the great work!!!

Wendy August 31, 2012 at 11:15 am

Trying to get more raw veggies into my diet. The blender looks fantastic and since ours just died I’d love a new one!q

Aleena August 31, 2012 at 12:00 pm

raw food is much healthier for you than cooked foods, taste fresher and I want to incorporate more raw foods into my diet.

Kelly August 31, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Eating raw is like eating gourmet meals everyday. Love the fresh taste and colors.

Mike August 31, 2012 at 1:24 pm

raw food is so quick and easy when you’re in a hurry

Rick August 31, 2012 at 1:41 pm

The reason I love raw is that last year I had a kidney transplant and am taking drugs for it which I dont like and I know how good eating raw food is so my goal is to somehow eat health raw food so maybe one day I wont need to take the drugs. I also have lots of energy eating raw.

Beth August 31, 2012 at 2:00 pm

I love eating raw!..I love that food that is beautiful and delicious also helps my body to thrive! Thank you for your BEAUTIFUL website!!

Susan August 31, 2012 at 8:32 pm

The contest is closed…a winner has been chosen!!

Gloria bartel September 1, 2012 at 1:07 pm

I would be the hsppiest 65 year old if i could ein this kitchenaid blender. I have wanted one for so many years and now i want to hold raw food classes sp this would be perfect!! Is there still a chance??
Thank you
Gloria

Susan September 1, 2012 at 1:09 pm

I am sorry! The contest ended yesterday at noon. The winner has been announced.

Gary Free September 2, 2012 at 9:41 pm

I am interested in raw food for the pure simplicity of it and the health benefits.

janet @ the taste space September 3, 2012 at 7:00 am

I like raw foods because they are so flavorful. Can’t wait to see how this blender compares to the vitamix. :-)

RJ September 4, 2012 at 8:53 am

for health reasons :)

Joan Mooring September 4, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Why I am interested in raw food? It comes down to RAW FOOD IS REAL FOOD.

It took me a full year to learn that. Never mind my Ph.D. The environment, the culture, we live in is polluted with “information” as much as it is with toxic chemicals.

I got the picture after I was diagnosed with Type II diabetes, 17 months ago. I was not going to take insulin (the side effects of which my non-obese mother died from). I learned by testing my blood sugar, before and after meals (plus much reading) what specific foods do, sugar wise, in my body. My goals included BS levels below 100 fasting, below 140 at one-hour and 120 at two-hours after food.

Within two weeks my medications were cut in half, then again and again until I was off all meds. My A1C went from 11.8 to 5.9 in three months and MultiCare asked me to teach meal plans to their diabetics. I even found a great meal that actually, repeatedly, lowered my one-hour blood sugar. They changed their mind on the teaching when they learned all that I might say. I stuck it out with my doc to teach her what I was learning (medications are NOT the way plus their side-effects suck). I just kinda backed into eating more and more raw foods. A few of the “side-effects” I experience from eating RAW to lower blood sugar include (CT showing no longer fatty liver, dissolved kidney stones, excellent Triglyceride/cholesterols, weight loss of 1 to 2 lbs./week until it just stopped, tons of energy, etc.) I knew my high cholesterol was related “somehow” to eating processed sugar. Still don’t have the science down on that.

Anyway, I am so glad to have found you. As an old lady I am not good with computers, but I was looking for what temperature to dehydrate peaches/strawberries to keep all the raw goodies as possible. And there you were! I still have my stainless steel Vita-mix from 1986 (only pulse works now), so I care what your verdict is on this less expensive machine. I am making my own organic coconut milk and oil which I still consider raw although I process it (so I know it contains no Carrageenan and just what my body needs to make essential fatty acids). Could you check out your machine on that? Use non-dried meat to make milk. Eat raw, learn lots: that’s what I say now.

Love
Joan

Susan September 4, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Please note…the contest is over….

Brenda September 4, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Susan:

I am wondering if you are going to write your comments about the performance of this blender. I am from México, and here, I can’t but the Vitamix, but I can buy a Kitchen Aid, so I am interested.

Susan September 4, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Yes, I will be posting soon. Cheers!

emily mascarenhas September 4, 2012 at 3:48 pm

health!!!! (my food processor/ blender broke 2 weeks ago and I cant afford a new one!) really missing my breakfast smoothies.. hope I win!

Mary jo walker September 4, 2012 at 8:58 pm

Its healthy!!!!

Katie September 7, 2012 at 2:01 pm

I love raw food because it feeds my “brain”! (my gut brain, of course) ;)

Theresa Merrill September 24, 2012 at 4:45 pm

My daughter has an immunodeficiency Andy my vitamix is as old as she now 11 years and staring to give out. As U am now a single mom I am not really able to replace it so knowing there may be something as good much cheaper would be awesome to know – looking forward to the results

Susan September 24, 2012 at 10:31 pm

The results have been published. See the post directly after this one. Cheers!

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