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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Bethany August 30, 2012 at 10:19 am



Amrita August 30, 2012 at 10:36 am

Our community has started an organic farm to sustain 30 people and we are doing alot of researching on raw foods and creative ways of eating our harvests.



yracy wright August 30, 2012 at 10:42 am

Raw foods make me giddy. I get excited anytime I find a new try out.


Marissa August 30, 2012 at 10:45 am

Raw foods helped me recover from a terrible illness.


Charlotte August 30, 2012 at 10:54 am

I went partially raw to help with my digestion issues and its been a blessing. I highly recommend to everyone!


Judy August 30, 2012 at 11:00 am

With age comes wisdom and late is better than never. I never fully appreciated how important food is and the power it has. Staying as close to the way nature provides us these beautiful gifts is what is most important! I have learned what matters most is the Power of Food!


Elizabeth Laliberte August 30, 2012 at 11:03 am

You inspire me to be a healthier person and I find value in your work and passion.


Tamara August 30, 2012 at 11:04 am

I’m Vegan and partially raw… LOVE IT


ed white August 30, 2012 at 11:26 am

went veganish Oct. 2012, lost 20 lbs., slid the slipery-slope and gained it all back, starting again


Mick Haining August 30, 2012 at 11:33 am

Raw Food haiku:
Nature provides it
And we are part of nature –
We’re organic, too!


Sarah Rose Miller August 30, 2012 at 11:42 am

I’m interested in raw because I can just FEEL that my body wants me to eat more raw foods. I get cravings for raw veggies and fruits that cooked foods just can’t fulfill. (I’ve not–yet–gotten to the more complex raw foods recipes….) I know I will never be a 100% raw foodie, but I can tell that my body wants me to eat more than I do!!


Raini Pachak August 30, 2012 at 11:45 am

I’m not excited about raw foods. Raw foods nourish and strengthen my body mind and spirit. Without them I do not feel whole.


Carol Essex August 30, 2012 at 11:54 am

I started eating 100% raw about 5 months ago, and feel fantastic – healthy, strong, light! I have transformed my kitchen and love your recipes. Thank you for posting such deliciousness!


Katie August 30, 2012 at 12:09 pm

I love eating Raw smoothies for breakfast in the morning because it curves my sugar cravings in the afternoon.


Leigh August 30, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Purity, health, balance… this is why I choose raw.

And I want the blender!


Anne-Marie August 30, 2012 at 12:27 pm



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HankWSr. August 30, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Why Raw? Raw makes makes my tail wag and puts a sparkle in my eyes. Raw food connects us back to the earth and opens us to the incredible bounty of the seasons. Raw tastes real!


Laura August 30, 2012 at 12:40 pm

To be healthier :)


Laurie Jesch-Kulseth August 30, 2012 at 1:01 pm

I’m interested in living a healthy life — therefore, I’m interested in eating raw food! I would love to win this snazzy blender — I’m in desperate need of one.


becky August 30, 2012 at 1:44 pm

our tummies are for the living, not for the dead!


mimo August 30, 2012 at 1:52 pm

I was a Flexitarian.
Since my allergy never gets better, I started a vegan life style.
I am still learning and want to try to use the blender for raw-food cooking.


Tasha Frost August 30, 2012 at 1:54 pm

I am interested in raw foods for so many reasons! Everything about raw foods is inspiring to me, all of the remarkable, life changing stories and amazing health benefits! It is just simply amazing what you can create using only raw foods. Eating raw foods has given me so much more energy, clarity, and spiritual awareness. I healed myself of an autoimmune disease using whole raw vegan foods. I eat raw for myself and my health of course, but more importantly, I do it for my seventeen month old son! My raw vegan baby looooves green smoothies more than anything, everytime he takes a sip he shouts, “Mmmmm! Num num!” :) unfortunanately, our blender is on its way out and I’ve been borrowing my dads, but he loves smoothies too so he needs it!


Suzanne Elmer August 30, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Raw Food – Fresh, clean and our bodies love it!


Dixie August 30, 2012 at 2:00 pm

I am new to raw, but am convinced my family is eating themselves sick. So, here I am trying to win a decent blender…


Robin J August 30, 2012 at 2:14 pm

I feel so much better!!


Rafaelina August 30, 2012 at 2:18 pm

I have found that as we get older, it would be in ones best interest to eat healthy.


Sharon August 30, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Raw foods are definitely the way to go. Had juiced carrots, celery and spring onions for lunch today. Yum! Would love to have a Kitchen Aid blender. Thanks for your site on raw foods. I will be coming back often.


Yoalli De Morey August 30, 2012 at 2:23 pm

I love cooking but my boyfriend and best friend started eating just raw food, and stop eating my cooked food, but I didn’t like the food the were eating so I look for my self and found your website and its rawmazing!!! I been eating raw and is so delicios !!! And the guys are eating my food again Thank you!


Ellie Yamane August 30, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Food in its original form that body recognizes. Fruits are my fast food :)


antonia August 30, 2012 at 2:56 pm

eating a high raw diet is definitely the way to go! I’ve noticed the difference on how i feel and my energy level!!


Tara Sterling August 30, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Yum! Raw food is live food! Life energy for the body.


Kate August 30, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Raw food has so much vitality, gives me sustained energy, has cleared up my bloating and painful digestive issues and vanquished allergies: I wake in teh mornings with a clear head and no sinus or headaches.. Raw food is just so delicious, so varied, and so easy to clean up after. I also feel that the raw diet is spiritually the cleanest, lightest and best for my yoga and meditation practice.


Keri August 30, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Raw food is the most natural way to go! Our bodies won’t thrive on preservatives!!


Cailyn Blair August 30, 2012 at 3:30 pm

There’s a reason why the Universe has provided the PERFECT foods for our bodies! It’s two pieces of a puzzle fitting perfectly together! Just listen to your body for it says THANK YOU after eating a raw meal:)


Rishi August 30, 2012 at 3:37 pm

Quite simply, I’m new to dieting and eating well. So far lost 50lbs and newly a vegetarian, and now I find myself experimenting with smoothies smoothies smoothies!



emma August 30, 2012 at 3:52 pm

I’ve been interested in food for as long as I can remember and raw makes me feel so good. Now I have a child and I want to maximize the amount of goodness he gets. Thanks for sharing your journey and your tools!


Emily August 30, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Been a vegetarian/vegan for a year now with my husband. We are now embarking on a raw food diet and this would help so much! I look forward to looking up many more recipes on your website!


Ellen Del Bene August 30, 2012 at 4:17 pm

I vote for Dixie.
Thank you, Susan. I always love looking at and eating your recipes.


Inge August 30, 2012 at 4:18 pm

What happens to me?
I am looking for years for a happy,good eating pattern and
finally i found the RAWFOOD-kitchen.
I really want to make it smoothie


Sandy Smith August 30, 2012 at 4:21 pm

It’s a not – so – surprisingly DELICIOUS way to become healthy!!!!!


laura August 30, 2012 at 5:18 pm

Health & no heating up the house using the oven etc


Jena Drake August 30, 2012 at 5:19 pm

Raw makes me feel better. I would love to have a blender that can perform!


Karen Dillon August 30, 2012 at 5:31 pm

Since I have been ill, I have started juicing and eating a raw foods menu. I find it necessary to live to fight another day. It is not only healthy, it is delicious and it changes the way you look at other aspects of your life. Once you really give raw food eating a try you don’t want to go back! Thanks for this cool website and a chance to win the blender! :)


kat August 30, 2012 at 5:33 pm

raw food makes me fly in such high vibration,even jumping off cliffs with my parachute can’t beat the Raw Food “kick”!


Doug Dillon August 30, 2012 at 5:35 pm

My wife had me try some of this stuff, and like Mikey on the Life ceral commercial “I tried it, I liked it!”


Lori Clinch Adams August 30, 2012 at 5:36 pm

I am a meal-creator, recipe-creator and lifestyle wellness coach and would LOVE to have this baby to create even BETTER and more-healthy creations to offer to family and clients! Thanks for the recipe and demonstrating this for us!


Angela August 30, 2012 at 6:09 pm

Eating raw makes me happy, plain and simple.


Svetlana Orinko August 30, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Because raw food creates Health and Health creates beauty and as Leo Tolstoy said: “Beauty will save the world!”


Colleen French August 30, 2012 at 6:24 pm

I love the taste, appreciate the health benefits, and honestly hate to cook.


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