BLEND E-Book Release + Giveaway of Over $1750 Worth of Smoothie-Related Goodies!

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After what seems like forever, Alyssa (of Everyday Maven) and I are thrilled to finally be releasing our smoothie e-books…today! It’s the first day of summer and the timing couldn’t be more perfect.

Pina Colada Photo(small)

That beauty above is one of my go-to smoothies when I’m craving ice cream…our Pina Colada smoothie!

This project has been a labor of love for us since early 2012. We spent months creating, developing, testing, and photographing the recipes, and then designing the books. (In my announcement post, I talk more about the behind-the-scenes details of how this project came to be.)

Each recipe has a balanced gourmet flavor profile, is filled with superfoods, and tastes like an indulgence. The great thing is, although our smoothies are hand-crafted artisanal blends, we still use ingredients that can be found in most regular grocery stores, and we don’t use long cooking processes (such as roasted fruit). Not that there’s anything wrong with roasting peaches or strawberries for a smoothie, but like many of you out there, we just don’t have time to do that on a daily basis, and we felt like drawn-out cooking techniques shouldn’t prevent someone who leads a busy lifestyle from enjoying a fabulous smoothie whenever they want!

We love our smoothies so much we still drink them almost every day, even after working on perfecting the recipes for a year and a half. And we are confident you’ll love them as much as we do.

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BLEND actually comes in two e-books, both of which are being released today! The first e-book is Blend: The Basics, which 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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BLEND: The Basics is FREE until July 5th, so don’t wait to get your free copy! After July 5th the price goes up to $7.99, or you can purchase it together with Blend: Artisanal Smoothies for Food Lovers, Summer Volume 1 as a set for $14.99.

Here’s what’s in The Basics

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And a HUGE thank-you to the fabulous Lori of Recipe Girl for writing our Foreword for The Basics – we are honored!

The second e-book is called Blend: Artisanal Smoothies for Food Lovers, Summer Volume 1!

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That beauty on the front is none other than our Almond + Joy smoothie!

It’s a compilation of 25 summer and fall-themed smoothies (each with its own full-page color photo!), such as Gingered Apricot, Minted Strawberry Melon, Vanilla Fig, and Concord Grape + Greens. BLEND smoothies have a balanced flavor profile, whether it’s achieved through just a few super fresh simple ingredients, or a well-thought out combination of a pinch of spice and a dash of extract. 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. Not only are all BLEND smoothies made with clean, easy-to-find ingredients, but they are also dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan in most cases!

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Blend: Artisanal Smoothies for Food Lovers, Summer Volume 1 can be purchased for $9.99!

Here’s what’s in Summer Volume 1

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And Alyssa and I aren’t going to stop at only one e-book of recipes – we have plans for at least two more seasonally-themed volumes!

Sweet Green Goddess Photo(small)

That gorgeous, gloriously green smoothie above is our Sweet Green Goddess…but it’s no ordinary green smoothie! A certain spice blends perfectly, lending intrigue and giving it an addictive quality!

I want to give a huge thank-you to all the other fabulous bloggers participating in this event who are helping to spread the word – check out their beautiful blogs and leave some comment love!

Maya from Alaska from Scratch

Marla from Family Fresh Cooking

Heather from girlichef

Joanne from Eats Well With Others

Jeanette from Jeanette’s Healthy Living

Diana from Appetite for China

And now, of course, what would a party be without some goodies?! We’re incredibly excited to be giving away over $1750 worth of smoothie-related prizes from the following sponsors: BlendtecNavitas NaturalsKitchenAidNuNaturalsOXO, Bob’s Red Mill,, Scharffen Berger, Natural Delights Medjool Dates, Pacific Foods, and of course our BLEND e-books!

(I want to give a shout-out and thank-you to Alyssa who took the lead on organizing this fabulous giveaway as I worked on designing and compiling our e-books and designing our BLEND website! I think she and I make a great team and I had a blast working on this entire project with her…when work is this much fun, it doesn’t really feel like work.)

Take note that there will be 31 winners for the giveaway, there are multiple ways to enter, and the only mandatory entry is to sign up for our BLEND newsletter…check out the details below, and good luck to all!

Win over $1750 in prizes during the BLEND: Artisanal Smoothies for Food Lovers Launch Party!

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  1. says

    Congratulations!! It looks like it turned out beautifully. Smoothies were one of the first things I learned how to make and I just thinking the other day that I needed to figure out how to make a pina coloda smoothie–yum!!

  2. Tatiana Flórez-Pérez says

    I like to try out many sorts of smoothies, and I am really grateful to you because you chose ingredients for the recipes that are viable to find in Germany, where I live. Most of the times I have great difficulties to find one or another fruit and/or vegetable on the market. Thank you!
    Congratulations on your book project come true :) It is admirable to see all the efforts you made to make it possible!
    Compliments to you both,

  3. says

    YAAAAAY! You girls really went all out with creating a Basics guide! I’m so impressed by the level of detail and amount of work you put into this book. I hope the two of you take some well-deserved time off to relax and enjoy the fruits of your labor!!

  4. Fiona says

    Congratulations Faith on your new book. I love your food writing and your recipes always work. Thinking of you and your family.

  5. Lynn says

    Hit 60… And starting a whole new lifestyle of healthy eating, wished I would have started sooner, but better late then never. Smoothie’s are my favorite and want to thank you so much for all the great recipes to help me not get in a rut.
    Wow, which one to choose for today?

    • says

      Lynn, Thank you so much for your comment, it really made my day! You are so right – better late than never indeed! I am so happy you’re enjoying our smoothie recipes…I enjoy one almost every day!


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