A Blendalicious Giveaway

by HEAB on December 8, 2009

Hello my almond butter loving friends. If you're new to HEAB, you may like to subscribe to my RSS feed or receive my posts via email. Thanks for reading!

And the winner of the Jay Robb Giveaway is….

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Kim, congrats my friend! Please email me your address for your very own package of Jay love. :)

So, this is my final HEAB Birthday giveaway post. I want to thank all of you for your wonderful comments over the past week. It was so nice to finally meet many delurkers, and I loved reading all your smoothie recipes and pancake topping ideas. You guys are so creative!

When people tell me they looked back through all my archived posts, I usually cringe. I had no idea what I was doing when I first started blogging, or what I even wanted to write about. However, as the weeks turned into months, I guess I found my blogging niche. So, before I announce today’s giveaway, I wanted to share some of my favorite HEAB posts with you…

CD’s First Marathon

An Ode to My Workout Videos

Confessions of A Former Runner

HEAB’s Weight Loss Advice

Say No to Sugar

Egg Art

Jay Robb vs. Sun Warrior

While I’m at it, I’ll throw my favorite Smoothie Girl Deb post in the mix as well. Click here to check out her kind and generous nut butter giveaway. I’ve already chosen my flavors. So excited!

Thanks again for all your support. This past year has been amazing, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for HEAB. Now, onto the giveaway…

One lucky HEABer will receive an 8 x 10 autographed picture of CD along with a….

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VITA-MIX 5200!!!! Hehe just kidding…about the autographed picture anyway. That’s right my friends, the VERY KIND folks at Vita-Mix have agreed to send one of you the world’s BEST blender. All it requires is a comment on this post. What are you waiting for???? Click here for your chance to win.

{ 410 comments }

joy December 8, 2009 at 7:59 am

WOW! What a great giveaway! I am coveting a vita mix I wanna make hummus!

Kayla B December 8, 2009 at 8:06 am

I totally need a new blender. The one I have now is a hand me down from my grandmother that is probably 15 years olds. Ah! I’m so excited!

Melanie December 8, 2009 at 8:08 am

I’ll jump on that one! My blender sucks. Totally.

Regarding your blogging evolution…I kind of like going back through and reading how you came to your current eating/exercise combo. It was really interesting to watch you get started with regular yoga and then get into your groove with that. I think it helps to show people that no one really has the right answers when starting out.

And I still have no idea what I’m doing with my blog, to be honest…it’s like this cacophony of simple living/knitting/food/cat obsession/religion/soapbox. Hopefully I’ll settle into one soon;).

Here’s to a year of HEAB:)

Jess December 8, 2009 at 8:09 am

No vita mix combo for me today, but oat bran with pumpkin and a touch of molasses. A new combo for me, but it’s perfect for the 4 degree morning that it is! Love reading your blog. So impressed with your creativity in the kitchen. Bring those dogs back to CO and come see us again!

Heather Eats Almond Butter December 8, 2009 at 8:11 am

Jess, Would love to…been dying over all of Jillian’s amazing photos of you guys in the snow. So beautiful. I miss it!!!!

Kristen @ Simply Savor December 8, 2009 at 8:10 am

woow, amazing giveaway! i would lvoe love love to win a vitamix!! congrats again on everything with HEAB this past year, and i can’t wait to keep reading more from you! :)

Allie (Protein Girl) December 8, 2009 at 8:15 am

I think my heart just stopped beating when I read FREE VITA-MIX. I know of a loving home for that lost little blenderizing puppy!

Maya December 8, 2009 at 8:15 am

Awesome giveaway! I’d love to experiment more with raw recipes with a vita mix.

Yasmin December 8, 2009 at 8:23 am

I think it’s fate b/c my blender just recently broke!

Laura R December 8, 2009 at 8:25 am

I would die for a Vita-mix! My sister has one and can’t stop talking about how much she loves it and how much I NEED one.

Evan Thomas December 8, 2009 at 8:26 am

The Say No To Sugar was definitely one of my favorite HEAB post to think back to. And I agree that I can’t understand what I was thinking with some early blog posts

claire December 8, 2009 at 8:27 am

Oh my God!!! I’ve been dying for a vitamix! I would have so much fun and make your ice cream( lactose free) I’m so giddy right now!! cc

Anou December 8, 2009 at 8:30 am

That is a crazy giveaway ! I hope I win there are so many things I could use that Vitamix for !!

Dori December 8, 2009 at 8:32 am

I would make vegetable soup with squash, eggplant, avocado, mushrooms and vegetable broth and it would be so smooth and easy for sensitive tummy to digest!

apartmentnearchinatown December 8, 2009 at 8:33 am

A real one? No kidding. I’m not sure I would ever leave my kitchen if I had a VitaMix! It looks like everyone is as shocked as I am. Ha!

Well, here’s to mixing it up (very powerfully)!! :)

Rose December 8, 2009 at 8:33 am

If I win, I’d love to give this away to a friend who really needs a blender like this!

Mel @ She Runs Brooklyn December 8, 2009 at 8:34 am

This is the ONE staple I am missing in my kitchen! (well, I’m missing a lot of staples). But honestly. The magic that could happen in my Brooklyn abode!! Thank you for the awesome week of giveaways Heather!

P.S. There’s a giveaway on my blog today too–you should enter! It could be like karma :)

Katie December 8, 2009 at 8:39 am

POOR COLLEGE STUDENTS NEEDS VITAMIX! Willing to set up a campaign for that. You are the best ma’am and deserve the best Birthday ever!

VeggieGirl December 8, 2009 at 8:42 am

You rock! :-D

Amy December 8, 2009 at 8:43 am

This has to be the best giveaway I’ve seen! A big thank you to Vita-mix for giving some of us hope! lol!
Blessings!
Amy

suzanne December 8, 2009 at 8:45 am

My blender no longer can make a smoothie, it’s on its last legs!! I would love to win for an early Christmas present :)

Susan December 8, 2009 at 8:46 am

omg omg omg i’ve been dyyyying for one. i hope i win!!!

startingoffhungry December 8, 2009 at 8:49 am

Holy cow a Vita-Mix!!!! What a super gift to give! I love those bad boys, and I have wanted one for a very long time. I hope I win so I can finally kick my sad $17.00 blender to the curb:)
Have a great day!!!!!

jacobc December 8, 2009 at 8:53 am

Sweet!! I have always wanted one! (not you CD) ;-p
I have never owned a blender/ mixer… If i can’t stir it, or mush it with a fork- then oh well..
This would be nice for some experimentation..!

Estela @ Weekly Bite December 8, 2009 at 8:57 am

What a great giveaway!

KL December 8, 2009 at 8:59 am

OOOO what a great giveaway. I would LOVE a vitamix!!!

Jennifer Trigo December 8, 2009 at 8:59 am

Eeeekk! This is something I was wanting to ask for as a Christmas present. Money is always a factor though. I can still wish wish wishhhhhhhhhh…<3 geeze, the possibilities with that machine.

Mag December 8, 2009 at 9:05 am

wow, a Vita Mix would be killer. My crappy blender recently kicked the bucket.

Steph December 8, 2009 at 9:16 am

I killed my blender last week while making soup and I can’t afford to replace it right now. I’d LOVE a Vitamix!!!

Allie (Live Laugh Eat) December 8, 2009 at 9:25 am

Oh my gosh, I just got the chills!!!! Happy 1 year HEAB, I hope my blog is half as good as yours on my blogiversary! My tuition is too expensive so presents are usually looked over. This Vita Mix would make my present-less Christmas!

Megan December 8, 2009 at 9:29 am

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!! I would seriously die of happiness if I EVER won this!! I’ve been lusting after one forever!! I use my roommates pink blender (cute but woefully ineffective) that leaks out green goo whenever I try to make a Green Monster!!! She might kill me soon, but wouldn’t have to if I won this!!!

AHHHH. PS happy BDAY heab!!!

Andrea December 8, 2009 at 9:35 am

Oh my goodness. WOW! I would probably cry with happiness if I won a vitamix!!! I am keeping my fingers crossed! :D

Kim C. December 8, 2009 at 9:35 am

wow.. a vita mix.. awesome! but is it really better than my 20 dollar gadget from walmart??? (HA)

theemptynutjar December 8, 2009 at 9:36 am

Hi Heather
I think that is the point of the blog. It is meant to evolve and the person evolves with it. Chances are your posts may be entirely different after another year from this.
A blender would be a georgeous gift to someone. At least a good Christmas or wedding gift.

DiningAndDishing December 8, 2009 at 9:41 am

aww, isn’t it fun to look over posts from the past!? blogging is such a fun learning process. happy bloggy bday heather!!

- Beth @ http://www.DiningAndDishing.com

Melanie December 8, 2009 at 9:43 am

Wow – Great giveaway. Count me in on one of those that have read all your back posts :)

Jason December 8, 2009 at 9:44 am

my fiance is dyyyying for one! this would be perfect! :)

maggie December 8, 2009 at 9:51 am

Sign me up!! Never one anything before…let alone a blender..I’d probably pass out or run and make a HERB inspired shake…probably the later :) Thank youuuuuuuuu

Maggie

April December 8, 2009 at 9:55 am

I want a Vitamix!! I have plans for it already ;)

Sarah December 8, 2009 at 9:59 am

what an awesome giveaway! i don’t even have a blender but i know i could have some fun with it:)

eatmovelove December 8, 2009 at 10:01 am

Oh my goodness – amazingness HEAB! Generosity is a beautiful thing, especially at this time of year. No need to cringe on past posts – I cringe everyday at what I did or said the day before :) …’tis life my friend. I wish everyone the best luck in winning this fabulous gift that you rave about :) Peace to all.

Ellie December 8, 2009 at 10:01 am

OHH MY GOD!!! I need one SO badly, my blender is on its last leg and gives off this awful smell whenever I try to blend ice, which is just not conducive to making protein ice cream! I’ve been dying to try blended oat bran…I would simply cry tears of happiness if I ever won this.

Katie December 8, 2009 at 10:03 am

This is the best giveaway I’ve seen around the blog world lately! I would love to add this to my slowly growing kitchen appliance list.

anne December 8, 2009 at 10:04 am

A vita-mix giveaway! Whoo-whoo! Just in time for Christmas too :)

Gloria December 8, 2009 at 10:05 am

I just squealed aloud at my desk when I saw this!! Best.giveaway.ever. You rock! I’ve asked Santa for a Vitamix for years now, but he never seems to listen ;)

Heather Eats Almond Butter December 8, 2009 at 12:40 pm

Gloria, Just like husbands, I think Santa has selective hearing. :)

Mona December 8, 2009 at 10:05 am

Heather, You are on of the nicest and most generous bloggers I have come across. I’ve only been reading your blog for a month and it has already helped me start thinking and acting healthier in my life.
I would love to win the blender.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY HEAB

Lauren December 8, 2009 at 10:05 am

OH MY GOODNESS and HOLY CRAP!!! Am I dreaming? Are you serious???? THis quite possibily is the BEST giveaway in the entire world!!!!!!

heatherfeather December 8, 2009 at 10:08 am

wow! really? everyone has such awesome things to say about this product – it would be soooo exciting to have my own.

Mama Pea December 8, 2009 at 10:40 am

Are you kidding me?! You know I NEEEEEEEED this. This would make my Christmas complete and I wouldn’t even have to sell plasma…and kidneys…

Jenn December 8, 2009 at 10:44 am

Oh my goodness. I’m delurking for this one! I would LOVE to have any blender, much less an amazing vita-mix, so I can try all your yummy smoothies!

Brooke December 8, 2009 at 11:01 am

oh myyyy. yes please! i’m delurking as well for this one!

Tory December 8, 2009 at 11:02 am

i have plans for this already!!!

Veggiesmack December 8, 2009 at 11:07 am

OMG! My mind spins thinking of all the wonderful things I could make with a Vita Mix! Holy crap!

foodcents December 8, 2009 at 11:13 am

Wowzers, Vita-tas-tic Vitamix…… hope the VitaFaries sprinkle some love down my way.

AshB December 8, 2009 at 11:19 am

omg i want a vitamix so bad. my blender is crap.. oh my goossshhhh vitamix!

Chrysta December 8, 2009 at 11:36 am

Im so super excited for your vita mix giveaway. I was just talking about how much I wanted one. Amazing. Thanks so much!

Janelle December 8, 2009 at 11:43 am

Whoa! This is a fantastic giveaway! Man do I hope I win this, I don’t know who would be more happy, me or my husband:)

Stephanie December 8, 2009 at 11:43 am

Oh my God. Oh my God. Oh my God. I am so excited. I have been wanting a Vita mix for so long. If I won, I’m pretty sure I would throw up from excitement.

As for your blog-iversary, congrats! I have been trying to start my blog but I am having trouble sticking to it. What keeps you motivated and continuing to blog?

Heather Eats Almond Butter December 8, 2009 at 12:43 pm

Stephanie, Good question – I think it’s the comments and email I get everyday. So kind and encouraging. I started my blog to get my story out there and help others, and when I hear back from people that I’m actually helping totally keeps me going. I love it. :)

Betherann December 8, 2009 at 11:45 am

Woohoo! What a fantastic prize! I would love to have this, especially as I’m now officially addicted to Katie’s fudge babies: http://www.kitchencourage.com/2009/12/wannabe-babies.html My blender is too much of a bum to tackle the task adequately…

Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) December 8, 2009 at 11:56 am

Holy macaroni! A real live vita-mix!? Christmas cometh early! =)

Allison December 8, 2009 at 11:56 am

Amazing giveaway! Happy blogging anniversary!

Teresa December 8, 2009 at 12:02 pm

Congrats to KIM!

Wow HEABy! I can’t believe that you’re final giveaway is a Vitamix! This is totally unexpected and well, amazing! If I win the vitamix I will most likely be gifting it to one of my relatives who has been lusting over mine, and is in no financial shape to even consider buying it for her family. Tis the season of giving for sure!

Oh Heather, I enjoy all your posts, new and old. Plus isn’t it great to see how far you’ve come since first beginning to blog? And I’m excited to continue following your blog and hopefully meeting your for real on eday!

Brittany December 8, 2009 at 12:02 pm

I have a Vitamix and love it, however this would be the ultimate Chanukah gift for my boyfriend’s mom so I’m entering for her!

Happy Anniversary to HEAB.

Erika December 8, 2009 at 12:04 pm

Well, I would really like an autographed picture of CD, but I guess I’ll try for the Vitamix… haha. This is such an awesome giveaway and I really really really really hope I win it. My Magic Bullet is totally on the fritz and I’ve been debating whether to suck it up and get a new one. Winning the Vitamix would totally make the decision to toss it for me. Please please please pick me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Katie December 8, 2009 at 12:05 pm

I don’t usually comment, but all I I want in life is a vita-mix!!!! (just joking, well, only kind of)

Congrats on the whole year!

Kate December 8, 2009 at 12:05 pm

oh my gosh! i want a vita mix!

Food-Fitness-FreshAir December 8, 2009 at 12:14 pm

Wow, great giveaway. I am dying for a new blender. The last one my roommate bought broke somehow, and I’ve been living without green smoothies ever since. Not good!

Janna (Just Flourishing) December 8, 2009 at 12:19 pm

The egg art was my favorite post. I peed my pants laughing at the messages.

You are hilarrrrious!

amanda @ fake ginger December 8, 2009 at 12:22 pm

Wow, amazing giveaway!

Melissa S. December 8, 2009 at 12:27 pm

i don’t have a blender, and never have had one! this will be a first!

Lindsay December 8, 2009 at 12:30 pm

WOW – a vitamix?! It would make my year if I won this!!!!

nicole December 8, 2009 at 12:31 pm

Happy Birthday HEAB!!!!!!

KLee December 8, 2009 at 12:33 pm

a Vitamix has got to beat the blender i am using now!! i am living in India and i guess you could say things work a little differently here! even the blenders! hahah!

Thanks for this opportunity!!!

JillyB December 8, 2009 at 12:33 pm

This is all I want for Hanukkah! PLEASE, Heather! :)

Jennifer December 8, 2009 at 12:40 pm

would love to have a vitamix to make some homemade nut butters! hope i win!

Tiffany December 8, 2009 at 12:50 pm

oh. my. gosh. a VITAMIX?! That would SO beat my Breville any day!

Jo December 8, 2009 at 12:55 pm

Only a vitamix could make me delurk, I love your blog!

Heather Eats Almond Butter December 8, 2009 at 1:01 pm

Thanks Jo!

Whit December 8, 2009 at 12:55 pm

Your giving away a Vita Mix?!?! OMG. Just think, if I won, I could return the one I *ahem* borrowed from my grandmother.

Annie December 8, 2009 at 12:56 pm

A blender is on my list for Santa this year so this would be A.w.E.s.O.m.E.!!!!!!!

Thanks HEAB for this awesome give away!

AJ December 8, 2009 at 1:07 pm

I would love a vitamix! best xmas gift eeeever

Missy Maintains December 8, 2009 at 1:34 pm

Amazing giveaway! I’ve been dying for one of these!

Emily December 8, 2009 at 1:39 pm

I would LOVE that mixer!

Denise December 8, 2009 at 1:54 pm

WHAT A GIVEAWAY!!! Sign me up!!

Ali December 8, 2009 at 2:08 pm

Your giveaways have been amazing, congrats an a great blog for a year!

Mallory December 8, 2009 at 2:16 pm

NO WAY.
how have i pined over this blendalicious appliance?
oh, let me count the ways…
i know it would make my smoothies just that much smoother…
i could make banana soft serve like all of my favorite bloggers (and not have my poor baby cuisinart food processor sound like i’m torturing it…)
and dare i say i could even make my own nut butter?? ohhh wow would that be a great day.
smoothies, soft serves, and soups – oh my!
this little appliance would make me the happiest gal ever (in the kitchen anyway…)

i hope you ignore the dorkiness of my post and enter me in the contest anyway :)

Melissa December 8, 2009 at 2:31 pm

Oh yeah- this is the most awesome givaway ever! I actually broke three (!) “Magic Bullets” since July- no kidding! I think I might be ready for a real blender : )

Bekah December 8, 2009 at 2:46 pm

I would sneak this babyyy into my dorm room come January if I won this. Plus- the 10+year old vita-mix that is haunting our home right now, could totally use a replacement. Great giveaway and happpyyy anniversary. For the last time. :)

carolinebee December 8, 2009 at 2:49 pm

WOOOOWWsers Heath!!!! This IS big time! :D I mean I thought I wanted to win the last give away…buuut now!?!

Julia December 8, 2009 at 2:51 pm

I gotta share this with you … the Vita mix here in the UK cost £400 thats £657.25 US dollars !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Crazy I saw the demo at my Wholefoods and asked the price

Jewel December 8, 2009 at 3:00 pm

WOW..what a giveaway!

Congratulations on a wonderful year of blogging…I am so glad you have found your niche…I have certainly enjoyed reading in it.

You do have a natural talent for it…I am still struggling to find mine!

Thanks for such a great giveaway and I wish you many many more wonderful years and tons of success!

Erin December 8, 2009 at 3:03 pm

I could really use a new blender. The one I have is one that my dad gave me several years ago. It has to be at least 10 years old. I rarely use it cause it doesn’t work well. But i would use a new one to make hummus, smoothies, soup and so much more :)

Jenny R. December 8, 2009 at 3:07 pm

OMG vitamix is so nice to do that! I’ve been wanting one of those thingies for soooo long…wow

Tiffany December 8, 2009 at 3:13 pm

All I can say say wow- I’d would be ecstatic if I won this! I’ve had my blender for 15 years and while it’s served me well, I think it’s time to say goodbye. You know something is wrong when it can barely blend frozen blueberries. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jess December 8, 2009 at 3:19 pm

oh this is the best giveaway ever. i’ve been wanting a vitamix for the longest time but it’s just not in my budget right now.

Tyler December 8, 2009 at 3:24 pm

whoa, really?! count me in!

Heather December 8, 2009 at 3:33 pm

Best giveaways ever lately HEAB! :)

Tina December 8, 2009 at 3:35 pm

I’m glad you addressed the point of growing into your niche. Sometimes I get a bit frustrated that I’m not consistent in what I blog about and I don’t have a “profile” yet, but it’s nice to hear that there’s hope and that I might grow into it.

Thanks Heather ;)

I’m off to read your old posts!

MarathonVal December 8, 2009 at 4:07 pm

Ohhh my lordy, I would do just about anything for a Vitamix. Seriously Heather, if you pick me, give me any crazy stunt and I will do it. Die my hair pink, kiss a pig, you name it!

Every morning I make a green smoothie for myself and my husband and I have to stop and stir about 60 times because of my terrible, out of shape blender.

Thanks for running this giveaway and have a great day!

Shannon December 8, 2009 at 4:09 pm

omg. you don’t know how fast i clicked on over here. i just have a hand blender…. which works for most things, but not all. i think your kabocha ice cream would be first on the list… but how to decide? so much fun would be had. i’d even throw a party. you’d be invited! dueling vitamixes?? :)

Holly December 8, 2009 at 4:10 pm

I’ve always wanted a strong blender that can hold up to the smoothies I make and I’d love to try and make some homemade nut butters!! Happy holidays!

busylittlelexi December 8, 2009 at 4:37 pm

I keep reading all of these great Vitamix recipes & I have been lusting over one forever. What a great giveaway?!?
Hope you’re doing well!

Ashley December 8, 2009 at 4:40 pm

Ooooo…I was so close to getting one of these last month for my bithday/Christmas presents…but opted for a new camera lens instead : ) I don’t regret it one bit, but this is now top on my wish list (yes, I sheepishly admit I have way expensive tastes)! Awesome giveaway, thanks!!!

Theorist December 8, 2009 at 4:54 pm

I would make mixed raw nut butters…

Katie December 8, 2009 at 5:22 pm

O M G

I need that vitamix!

New giveaway, music, fitness and foods – http://katiechangesforkatie.blogspot.com/

I’d love for you to visit!

Katie

LisaCazz December 8, 2009 at 5:28 pm

Woo hoo!! A Vita-Mix? You’re in the big leagues now! Btw, I’m a daily reader/lurker but never comment. I thought I’d come out of the woodwork though and tell you that I despised oatmeal (not in cookies, of course, but as a meal) before I started reading your blog. Once I saw you had piled some nut butter on one of your creations, I thought I’d give oatmeal another try. Now, I’m eating it several times a week and adding anything and everything to it. Some good, some , well… But my husband and I are both enjoying having something new. And, let’s just say kabocha has a warm place in our hearts as well.

Heather Eats Almond Butter December 8, 2009 at 5:47 pm

LisaCazz, Happy to spread the oat love. Thanks for reading. :)

faith in food December 8, 2009 at 5:40 pm

dear santa heab,
i have been very good this year!!! please send oodles of nuts and love to heab, and lots of luck on this entry. this little lady is in desperate need of a vita mix and has been lusting after one for years!!!!!!! yes, that is plural. i have already received my coal, a vita mix is the only thing out there that could blend it into bits!
jingle jingle,
faith in food

Lara (Thinspired) December 8, 2009 at 6:13 pm

Me, meeeeeee! Since the move, I even lost my old crappy blender, so now I have NOTHING! Haven’t had a green smoothie in two weeks. I would trade my first born for this thing.

Chloe December 8, 2009 at 6:25 pm

Woweee! I would love a Vita Mix, my entire world would change!

carin December 8, 2009 at 6:40 pm

i’m not sure if i already entered earlier (i was on call last night, so lack of sleep is my excuse!) but please plase please pick me!

Emily December 8, 2009 at 7:02 pm

This would totally make my holiday season brighter (and healthier and way more awesome!)

melanie December 8, 2009 at 7:07 pm

Oh my gosh, if I got that VitaMix, it would be one less thing that Santa would have to haul from the North Pole:)

Ellen December 8, 2009 at 7:18 pm

I would love to have one of my own. I have burned up too many blenders making smoothies ! Want to try all the cool recipes with the Vita Mix

Jenna December 8, 2009 at 7:27 pm

wow! i would love a new blender!
jenna

Clay December 8, 2009 at 7:29 pm

Ummmmmm, I love you?

Meghan December 8, 2009 at 7:29 pm

Wow, I was just looking at Vita-mixers online last night longingly, thinking of how horrible my current blender is. It’s awful, but unfortunately Vita-Mixers are quite pricy. Thanks for offering the great giveaway!

Sri December 8, 2009 at 7:31 pm

The Vita Mix is my most wanted item, and have postponed purchasing it wayy too many times. I would be delighted to win! Oh random number generator, please pick me! :)

Lots of love sent your way on the anniversary btw!

Rachel A December 8, 2009 at 7:32 pm

I would love a Vitamix. I’m raising my little bro. He’s sixteen and very athletic and into his health. Like sister, like brother = ) We love spinach smoothies, and my blender is starting to sound like its on it last leg.

Kimberly December 8, 2009 at 7:56 pm

I don’t own a blender at all so to have VitaMix of my very own would be such a wonderful Christmas blessing! Again happy blogversary & Merry Christmas too! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Kimberly December 8, 2009 at 7:56 pm

Sorry i don’t have a blog, yes I am just a lurker, but this is such a fabulous giveaway and had to give it a shot. Great blog, btw :-)

Heather Eats Almond Butter December 8, 2009 at 9:10 pm

Kimberly, No blog, no problem. Thanks for delurking. :)

Megan December 8, 2009 at 8:00 pm

I need that blender!!!!! I have been wanting one forever. A VitaMix would be the perfect addition to my kitchen.

marie December 8, 2009 at 8:09 pm

I would soo love to win this!

Julia December 8, 2009 at 8:10 pm

If I commented twice, I’m sorry! I just wasn’t sure if I had.

I would make my favorite winter dinner — glazed carrot and ginger soup!

Gina G December 8, 2009 at 8:10 pm

this is soooooooo exciting! thankyou thankyou thankyou!

Katrina (gluten free gidget) December 8, 2009 at 8:17 pm

Um… I just peed my pants a little bit! I hope I win!

christine December 8, 2009 at 8:23 pm

O-M-G! This is quite possibly the best giveaway EVER to occur on a blog! Happy birthday to HEAB and I hope I get a vitamix in my goodie bag!

Christina December 8, 2009 at 8:35 pm

OH, HEATHER!!!! PICK ME PICK ME PICK ME!!!!!

We’ve been stalking the Vita-Mix blenders for about 2 years now.

Love ya,
Christina

nellieshaul December 8, 2009 at 8:36 pm

Wow, what an amazing giveaway! I have never seen such a generous act for others by someone celebrating their OWN birthday!

ann December 8, 2009 at 9:24 pm

I am thinking of all of the great things I could make with this.

Thanks for the great giveaway.

Kelly December 8, 2009 at 9:30 pm

WOW!! What an amazing giveaway…there is a beautiful spot in my kitchen just waiting for you, my dear Vitamix!! You will be loved and used daily, and cared for like you are one of my children. I will even name you, if you so desire. Come home to momma!!

Vicki December 8, 2009 at 9:39 pm

Are you totally serious???? You REALLY are giving one away???? I would so love it – especially since you are my whole food hero!!! Help me eat more like you! :D Love ya! –Vicki T.

Scott December 8, 2009 at 9:45 pm

That’s a good give away sis! Don’t give it to me though, I still have the one you gave me as a gift years ago (which I still use daily!)

Good luck to the other comments! See you at Yoga.

Julie @savvyeats December 8, 2009 at 9:56 pm

Somehow it looks like my comment didn’t get published. If it shows up twice, I’m sorry!

I so want to make some nut butter with chocolate. Or Bailey’s Irish Creme. Or both! Yes, both. That’s what I would make!

Deb (SmoothieGirlEatsToo) December 8, 2009 at 10:22 pm

Well I need a vitamix for when the nut butter giveaway burns up my motor! :-)

And, oh I totally want the 8X10 of CD. Unclothed of COURSE!! ;-)

Let me tell you sister, there are a lot of lovers of Heab and of nut butters out there!

Heather Eats Almond Butter December 8, 2009 at 10:25 pm

Deb, CD. Naked. Roger that. ;)

Cherie December 8, 2009 at 11:02 pm

Oh man…I’d be in smoothie and nut butter heaven if I won!!! I really want to try to make soup in a Vitamix too. So many fun & yummy possibilities!

lena December 8, 2009 at 11:49 pm

Hi Heather, this has nothing to do with your give away as i don’t think i qualify since i live on the otherside of the world.. :) but i was wondering if you could enlighten me on this… does doing pilates or yoga give the same toning results as if you use weights? or how would it differ?

If i did yoga or pilates, do i still need to do weights (i.e. strength training)?

I would like to try yoga or pilates but am hoping to find out more before i fully embark on it. As i have been doing strength training with weights all this while, i thought i could switch things up a little and you have done yoga, hence my asking.

thanks. great give away! i wish i could participate! :)

Heather Eats Almond Butter December 9, 2009 at 5:35 am

Lena, First off, read this post: http://heathereatsalmondbutter.com/2009/04/24/confessions-of-a-former-runner/ .

Yoga has toned my body like nothing else. I ran and lifted weights for years, and never saw results like I have with yoga. I’ve heard many people say the same thing of Pilates although I haven’t done much of it myself. Yoga will lengthen as well as strengthen your muscles, and it is a wonderful toning workout for the entire body in my opinion. It depends on what kind of classes you take as power and vinyasa yoga will strengthen your body in different ways than say hatha yoga or yin yoga, but all are great.

Lisa December 9, 2009 at 12:54 am

Cool giveaway! I really need a blender and it would be awesome to win!

Tamzin December 9, 2009 at 5:35 am

I need to move to the US so many cool giveaways!!!!!!! I wanted to say thank you for the breakfast in a jar inspiration, I had my first yesterday and boy was it good!

http://www.saladandsequins.com/2009/12/finally-breakfast-in-jar.html

Thank you and your fabulous blog x x

Heather (The Momshell Diet) December 9, 2009 at 6:26 am

Desperately want one of these. Desperately! Love you Vita-Mix and HEAB for offering this prize.

Gena December 9, 2009 at 8:35 am

You are amaaaaaaazing. Love this recap of your posts. I especially like hearing about your running –> yoga transformation.

As for the Vitamix, I do confess that I have one! So I’m not worthy. But good luck to the winner.

jen December 9, 2009 at 8:41 am

That gift would make for the merriest of holidays EVER!

Scott in Ohio December 9, 2009 at 8:47 am

Thankfully my lovely wife let me know my first comment did not get published so I’m getting another one in. ;-)

It’s worth saying again…Wow! What a giveaway!

Looking forward to making effortless oatgurt in a new Vita-Mix!

And maybe a smoothie or two… :-)

lena December 9, 2009 at 9:00 am

Thanks Heather! I ‘v forgotten about that post you made :) thanks for reminding me and enlightening me! :) have a great day!

Meg December 9, 2009 at 9:05 am

Wow, that’s a seriously awesome give-away!
I hope I win… my ‘blender’ doesn’t blend so much as just cuts everything into little flakes. Ewww.
Thanks for all the great contests!

lena December 9, 2009 at 9:05 am

however, i do not have the means to attend classes, i rely on internet post that i come across and i only do them for a half hr. will that still work? sorry :P and thanks

Heather Eats Almond Butter December 9, 2009 at 9:22 am

Lena, Yes, 30 minutes of yoga here and there is great. Here are some online suggestions:

– Polly has some great online videos perfect for beginners. They are all about 10 minutes in length, completely free, and a great place to start b/c she does the yoga along with you. – Dave Farmar: http://www.davefarmar.com/. His podcasts are pretty advanced and free. However, I’ll be honest, his constant talking drives me nuts! – I also really like Sadie Nardini half hour power series. Maggie posted a link here: http://www.thesaladgirl.com/2009/01/07/refreshing-power-yoga -sequence/. – Yoga to the People has 9 different 60 minute power yoga classes you can download as well: http://www.yogatothepeople.com/tryOnlineClass.shtml – You can try tons of free 20 minute classes over at http://www.yogadownload.com, one of my favorite yoga websites. Love all their classes, especially the new videos.

a-k December 9, 2009 at 9:17 am

Best giveaway ever! Whoever wins is a very very lucky person!

eatmovelove December 9, 2009 at 9:18 am

Yes to the Yin HEAB. I like the lying down on my mat ;)

Emmy December 9, 2009 at 9:22 am

WOW! What a giveaway. I was just talking with my co-worker about my xmas list and wanting to ask for Vitamix but they are too expensive! I would just love to win this one :)

Kristin December 9, 2009 at 9:24 am

I would love a vita-mix! Pick me! Pick me!

Kim December 9, 2009 at 9:26 am

I’d absolutely love a Vita-Mix. Heather, you’ve inspired me to make my own food blog, although with my schedule, I realized I wouldn’t be able to keep up with it as often as I’d like. I made a photo album instead, a la YOU!

Two things I want for Christmas:
1. VitaMix
2. Ice Cream Maker
:)

Heather Eats Almond Butter December 9, 2009 at 9:31 am

Kim, Where is the photo album? On Facebook?

starsinthecity December 9, 2009 at 9:29 am

OMG Fabulous giveaway! I would love to be able to drink smoothies instead of chewing them!!

Sandy December 9, 2009 at 9:29 am

What an Awesome prize that would be..VitaMix is fantastic!!

lucy December 9, 2009 at 9:33 am

oooh, i have been dying for a vitamix for such a long time.

Misty December 9, 2009 at 9:41 am

I would love a Vitamix! My $19.99 Sunbeam just isn’t cutting it anymore. And you should rethink the autographed picture of CD — his quotes of the day always crack me up!!

Emily December 9, 2009 at 9:44 am

I need a blender so bad- we have a 10$ we bought from walmart six years ago that is dying. I’ll be so jealous of whoever wins this one!

Nichole December 9, 2009 at 9:55 am

A vita-mix??? Will that fit in my stocking?

Allison Rentmeester December 9, 2009 at 10:03 am

Ah! I commented yesterday, but when I just went to check what number I was, it wasn’t there! :( Anyway, I would LOVE a new blender. The one we use (I’m in college) is SUCH a piece of junk…it makes chunkies not smoothies! lol Congrats on the 1 year!

Sonia S December 9, 2009 at 10:26 am

I would love love love to have a VitaMix!!! I grew up with one in the household and my dad used to make me kale and banana smoothies when I was in elementary school….that didn’t go over too well when I was that age, but now I love them!

PS Love your blog! You are such an inspiration to me!

justrun December 9, 2009 at 10:31 am

I am not generally a giveaway person, I always figure there’s someone who needs it more, but oh heck yeah I will enter this one!

amanda December 9, 2009 at 10:44 am

i love your website, and i’d love a vitamix! :-)

Gwen December 9, 2009 at 10:49 am

And here I thought you were kidding about the Vita-Mix. Thought it was too good to be true :)

Heather Eats Almond Butter December 9, 2009 at 10:49 am

Thanks Sonia. :)

Kathleen December 9, 2009 at 10:51 am

What a great prize! I want one–but not for ME. I have a VitaMix already and use it almost daily! I LOVE making great shakes and “ice creams” in it–a regular “dessert” is frozen berries, canned coconut milk, erythritol to sweeten and maybe a bit of protein powder. Yum! If I were to win this, I’d give it to my boyfriend, a 46-year-old who’s lost nearly 50 lbs. over the last 3 years I’ve been “training” him! He’s full-time “daddy” to 2 kids and time is limited. This would greatly help his dietary efforts!

Heather December 9, 2009 at 10:56 am

A VitaMix?! Are you serious?! Holy guacamole…..yup. I could use one. DEFINITELY. :)

Barbara Warren December 9, 2009 at 10:57 am

Wow! A Vita Mix??? My old blender has been pretty faithful over the years… but this would be an amazing addition to my kitchen countertop and menu planning!!

Katie December 9, 2009 at 10:59 am

Best Give Away Ever!!! I cannot express how much I want a VitaMix! I look at them online at least every other day! They seem so amazing! I would use it all the time!!! I am trying to save up for one, but it would totally rock if I could win one!!!!!

Mary Lisa December 9, 2009 at 11:01 am

I WANT THE VITAMIXXXXX!

Annelise December 9, 2009 at 11:34 am

I neeeeed this Vitamix!! :)

Stacy December 9, 2009 at 11:41 am

How fun! I would love a blender that can handle the kale I like to put in green smoothies. Chunky green smoothies are hard to get down :-) .

Love your blog. I love almond butter and my favorite treat is Sunspire’s Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups. Yum!

Cat December 9, 2009 at 11:46 am

Holy cow! Yes, mama wants a Vita-Mix!!! Oh the things I will do to you, dear Vita-Mix! Strawberry/banana/almond butter protein shakes oh my!

P.S. Love the Heaby blog, it was my first foray into reading healthy living blogs and it must be good, because now I’m obsessed! :)

Heather Eats Almond Butter December 9, 2009 at 1:54 pm

Thanks for reading Cat. :)

Melissa December 9, 2009 at 11:46 am

What a great giveaway! Would love love love a Vitamix :)

Christin December 9, 2009 at 11:53 am

I literally have dreams about making wonderful concoctions in the VitaMix! Pick me pick me pick me!

Kara December 9, 2009 at 11:55 am

Want! I’m so jealous of those who have one of these babies (:

Keri December 9, 2009 at 12:04 pm

WOW, the Vitamix is like the holy grail of the blogworld! Fabulousss! If I won I would definitely be giving this to my mom as a Christmas present… but that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t use it to make a few things for myself ;)

Lea December 9, 2009 at 12:19 pm

shoot…i really wanted that autograph pic of CD. humph!!!

Lisa S December 9, 2009 at 12:34 pm

The first thing I would make is a mango-strawberry-banana-spinach smoothie! It’s not an original idea, but I’m so JEALOUS of how SMOOTH the Vita-Mix smoothies look compared to mine :)

Jessica December 9, 2009 at 12:35 pm

aaaah the vitamix… what fun!

Tiffany S. December 9, 2009 at 12:39 pm

Okay – I’m entering to give it away since I know Marissa and Sarah do not have Vitamixi. I hope I win for them! (then I’ll flip a coin I guess)

Meredith Jane December 9, 2009 at 1:02 pm

Words could not describe what I’d do with a Vita-mix! Finally, I could throw my hunk of junk out!

Meredith Jane December 9, 2009 at 1:04 pm

Words could not describe what I’d do with a Vita-mix!

Mary December 9, 2009 at 1:05 pm

I’d make delicious smoothies and soups with my vitamix!

Mary Jane December 9, 2009 at 1:06 pm

A VITAMIX WOULD BE AMAZING! ^_^ GUH!

Eleanor December 9, 2009 at 1:07 pm

I’d make so many things in my Vita-mix! LIKE A PROTEIN SMOOTHIE!

Nadia December 9, 2009 at 1:22 pm

Awesome giveaway! I would LOVE to have a Vitamix at home!

Allison December 9, 2009 at 2:04 pm

Very cool! I’ve heard so much about this blender, so I am confident that it would live up to its reputation.

caroline December 9, 2009 at 2:17 pm

oh goodness, i want this blender so badly! it would make such a perfect christmas surprise and perhaps i could then impress my new boyfriend with some vita-mix-a-licious recipes.

Christine December 9, 2009 at 2:32 pm

I want the vitamix! These are probably the most amazing things ever made, but I’ve never been able to afford one.

Nicole December 9, 2009 at 2:44 pm

Ahh. I would loooove a vitamix!

Neena December 9, 2009 at 2:47 pm

What an amazing giveaway!

Lindsay December 9, 2009 at 2:49 pm

I would LOVE a vitamix!! Such easy clean-up!

Alex December 9, 2009 at 3:12 pm

this giveaway is AMAZING!!!

Runeatrepeat December 9, 2009 at 3:13 pm

This giveaway totally rocks!! And you rock too :)

Neats December 9, 2009 at 3:17 pm

Oh HEAB! I would LOVE a vitamix…it is the most awesomeness giveaway ever! I just drool looking at them and dream about owning one without selling my first born!

Brenda December 9, 2009 at 3:44 pm

This is amazing!!! What a giveaway! I have lusted over the Vitamix and I’m not alone :) I would love to win one!!

jen December 9, 2009 at 3:50 pm

Say No To Sugar was one of the posts that really opened my eyes. That and the fact that you, a total stranger, responded to my request for help and showed up (via email) with heart felt, compassionate kindness and shared your wisdom with me. Your encouragement meant the world to me, and I have backed down on my overtraining and cut sugar (and dairy!) completely out of my diet. I am feeling so much better! thank you! thank you! Oh, I would LOVE a vitamix – all the foods you post (and other wonderful bloggers) look so lovely all blended up in one of those bad boys!

Heather Eats Almond Butter December 9, 2009 at 4:04 pm

Jen, So good to hear you are feeling better. So good! Love, Heather

Lisa December 9, 2009 at 3:58 pm

pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeese

Nicole December 9, 2009 at 4:27 pm

Wow. I’ve been wanting a vitamix for a few years now, but haven’t been able to purchase one. Regardless of the give-away, I wish you and your blog a happy 1 year b’day. I have loved watching your evolution of crazy combos and self experimentation. I look forward to your posts daily. Thank you!

Heather Eats Almond Butter December 9, 2009 at 4:57 pm

Nicole, You’re welcome. Thanks for reading! :)

Cristen December 9, 2009 at 5:00 pm

Well, I attempted to enter this giveaway yesterday. As I was reading through the comments, I noticed that mine wasn’t there?! Oh well. I think this has to be one of the best giveaways that I have ever seen on a blog! And there have been a lot lately. I would love to be able to win one. But, to whoever does! Congratulations.

Analisa December 9, 2009 at 5:06 pm

Great blog today! I had similar experiences as a child.

Thanks for the chance to win a Vita-Mix!

ohhmay December 9, 2009 at 5:19 pm

Those posts are all favorites hahaha I remember reading them and laughing out loud. You are so awesome, this is possibly the best giveaway ever. :-D :-D

bethany December 9, 2009 at 5:40 pm

I’m rarely a winner of anything, but I follow your blog daily and would love to be able to recreate some of your tasty smoothies. Heck, and make some nut buttah of my own!

Jessica @ Fit & Clean December 9, 2009 at 5:44 pm

I would LOVE a Vitamix! I would most certainly make my own nut butters. I especially would love Walnut nut butter!!! And then I would make ice cream. And soup. And smoothies….All I have is a Hamilton Beach little mixer. HELP ME please., LOL! :)

Julie December 9, 2009 at 6:32 pm

I would make raw nut butters! yum!

Karyn December 9, 2009 at 6:39 pm

OMG! A Vitamix give-away? Sign me up! I’m already dreaming about all the great recipes I could make if only I had a Vitamix! Thanks!

ProteinGirl December 9, 2009 at 6:43 pm

This definitely is one of my all time favorite posts! I have the Vitamix website bookmarked, and on my url and immediate history. I literally visit it at least 6x a week and google it etc. My friends are sick of hearing about it. I think I would never leave my apartment if I had one! It is so nice to see products that make living your best life so convenient and easy! As a true believer in Enzymatic Therapy, I LOVE that this doesn’t destroy the enzymes!
Barbara

Lena December 9, 2009 at 6:46 pm

thanks HEather! will head to those websites to check them out! :P

Katie December 9, 2009 at 6:51 pm

I thought I already entered this, but maybe I didn’t? I need this Vita-Mix!

Catherine December 9, 2009 at 7:01 pm

I’d love to win the vita-mix! I’m in desperate need of a new blender!

GeenyBeeny December 9, 2009 at 7:07 pm

Yes yes yes! Vita-mix! A week ago I completely blew out my tiny blender making Chocolate Covered Katie’s Fudge Babies. As in, the electrical outlet sparked, the breaker tripped and smoke literally came out of the motor as it ground to a halt.

Candy December 9, 2009 at 7:28 pm

Wow, this would be AWESOME! I am a total veggie freak and am tired of trying to juice with my 36 year-old blender!

Jen December 9, 2009 at 7:37 pm

I would love to win a vitamix to make some yummy soups for this winter and then smoothies come spring.

Allie December 9, 2009 at 7:38 pm

a vitamix giveaway! wow, those vitamixers hooked you up! happy birthday HEAB!

Melissa Lillie December 9, 2009 at 8:50 pm

Holy smokes….Id love a vitamix!

amanda December 9, 2009 at 9:17 pm

A vitamix would be fantastic for all the soups I’ve been a-blending this season! :)

Carolyn December 9, 2009 at 9:27 pm

What an exciting giveaway! I’ve been drooling after one of these for well over a year. Being poor sucks!

Kathleen December 9, 2009 at 9:33 pm

dear santa…all i want for christmas is…spring to come early…finals to be over…aaaannnnddddd….A VITAMIX!!!

Halls December 9, 2009 at 9:59 pm

Been wanting to one of these!

Vanessa December 9, 2009 at 10:08 pm

Wow, I’ve always wanted a Vita-Mix. That would be so awesome!

Kim December 9, 2009 at 10:14 pm

I. just. stopped. breathing. Plleeasssee, I would love a Vita-Mix. So many raw recipes to experiment with, :-0.

Ami December 9, 2009 at 10:29 pm

WOWZA! I don’t know if I’m more shocked about the free giveaway or the number of responses on this post! It was just this morning that I was trying to justify buying one when we have 5 blenders in the house already… and also how I’d hide it from my if I did decide to splurg… Kinda hard to hide something like that and really, I don’t want to be blending green smoothies in secrecy in my bathroom…not cool! haha

Heather Eats Almond Butter December 10, 2009 at 7:50 am

Ami, There is no hiding the Vita-Mix. That thing is LOUD!!!

Carina December 9, 2009 at 10:44 pm

I’ve been dreaming about a vita-mix for months!

Whole Body Love December 9, 2009 at 11:17 pm

Awesome giveaway! I would love to make Snuffy’s juice instead of buying it!

Elizabeth - Cake or Death? December 9, 2009 at 11:34 pm

Um, this is pretty much the best giveaway EVER. My parents have a Vita-Mix and I keep not-so-subtly hinting that they should give it to me, but so far they’ve declined to take the bait. I can only imagine the awesome soups and smoothies that can be made in this baby!

Whitney December 9, 2009 at 11:54 pm

Winning a vita- mix would be like winning the lottery. I think I would be so happy I would cry.

Elena December 10, 2009 at 12:23 am

There would be nothing better than to get Vita-Mix in time for Christmas. Count me in!

Jo B December 10, 2009 at 3:33 am

Did you say Vita-Mix…… sharp intake of breath, oh wow please add me to the giveaway and I would take the 8 x 10 autographed picture of CD too to help out!!!

Thank you for another entertaining read.

Young December 10, 2009 at 3:49 am

This is the best giveaway ever! Vita-Mix has been sitting in my wish list for I don’t know how long. I hope I win! :-)

amy December 10, 2009 at 6:41 am

Wow! That would be a great help with my healthy New Year’s resolutions!

Colleen S December 10, 2009 at 7:19 am

Wow! What a great Christmas gift this would be :)

Deb December 10, 2009 at 7:30 am

I would LOVE,LOVE,LOVE to win a vitamix, I have been dreaming of one for 3 years now since I started drinking green smoothies but with 4 children,I just cant justify spending that type of money.

Camille December 10, 2009 at 7:37 am

Vita-Mix giveaway?!! As a lady living in a college dorm, that would REALLLLLLY help me from eating nothing but oatmeal, cans of chickpeas, and bags and bags of raw almonds (as I am not only wont to do, but HAVE been doing for the past 2 years! Dorm kitchens aren’t as creamy/dreamy/wonderful/well-equipped as most people imagine them to be ;-) ).
Enough moaning, though!!

I love the blog and I want your hair- it’s thick and gorgeous. I go through phases where mine will be thinning at a worryingly fast rate, but then as soon as I seem to stop thinking about it, the problem disappears. I remember in your weight loss post you mentioned that your hair was in really poor health until you incorporated more fats into your diet. I wasn’t lying when I said that almonds are one of the cornerstones of my diet, so I don’t think I have a problem when it comes to not taking in enough fat. So I ask- in your worldly travels, what diet switches have been the best for your hair?
That sounds totally vain, but I have a dumpling shaped head and would not make an attractive Sinead O’Connor if I did have to shave off the remaining scraggly locks I’ve got! I just don’t want to scare the children, you see ;-)
xoxoxo

Heather Eats Almond Butter December 10, 2009 at 8:02 am

Camille, Thanks so much for the hair compliments. Well, it sounds like you’re getting enough fat. That was my problem when my hair was dry and brittle. Not enough fat, and probably not enough calories in general.

As far as losing hair, stress can play a major factor as well as hormonal changes, genetics, or thyroid disorders. It’s also a major symptom of having PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome).

Since your problem tends to go away when you stop thinking about it makes it sounds like it’s stress related. Do you think that might be the case? If so, maybe doing some things to relieve your stress levels will help. Breathe my friend. I know it sounds so simple, but some deep breathing techniques can change lives, and as far as your fat intake goes, almonds are wonderful, but make sure you’re getting enough Omega 3′s. If you’re not vegetarian, think about supplementing with some fish oil. Sounds like you’re getting plenty of Omega 6′s, but it’s the 3′s that we usually need more of in our diets. Hope this helps Camille! Love, Heather

Carrie December 10, 2009 at 7:40 am

I would love a Vita-Mix! I have been wanting one for awhile!

Beth December 10, 2009 at 7:49 am

I would absolutely love having a Vita Mix and being able to try some of your amazing recipes! Thank you for doing such a nice give away!

Wendy Brahney December 10, 2009 at 8:41 am

mix my way to 2010

Liz Vogler December 10, 2009 at 8:48 am

I WANT ONE!

Quinn December 10, 2009 at 9:37 am

I need a Vita-Mix so my beautiful and talented wife can prepare Green Monsters on a daily basis. As a school teacher I’m destined to the free school luches which often include deep fried delacacies and wilted ice-burg salads. I need my nutrition via the fabulous and nutritious Green Monster – made quickly and efficiently with the famed VM 5200 machine.

My favorite ingredients are spinach, frozen bananas, almond butter (that one’s for you HEAB), and a squirt of agave. One more day of powdered potatoes and over-cooked green bean as my only sustinence? I don’t…think…I can… go… on… without the Vita-Mix. The Vita-Mix would cure all of my ails!

Mrs. McCullough December 10, 2009 at 9:43 am

Need… Vita-Mix.

1. My old blender has accumulated quite the rust collection, and thus the blades are finiky and prone to stop spinning in the midst of a smoothie creation. It needs to be upgraded, but I just cannot swing the VM investment right now.

2. Gluten intolerance. Pricey. I’d love to use the dry blade to make my own flours from quinoa, millet, buckwheat, amaranth, teff, etc. Save a ton, and have some fun with new recipes to boot!

3. Green Monsters. Love em’. And need em’. Great way to boost the nutrition in a yummy snack. The VM would pulvarize any bit of spinach or kale chunk (which can ruin a Green Monster any day).

4. I have a pretend Vita-Mix drawing hanging from my kitchen cabinet. I have already christened a spot on my countertop for the beloved VM5200.

5. Protein ice-cream. Nuff’ said.

6. Almond milk! I’d love to make my own….

Mmmk. Could go on, but won’t. Moral of the story: a Vita-Mix would be a lovely addition to my life!

Laura December 10, 2009 at 10:27 am

This is the best giveaway ever! I would love this early Christmas present : )

Sue December 10, 2009 at 10:59 am

That is the best giveaway, I’d love to use one of these to make my awesome smoothies

Stephanie December 10, 2009 at 11:43 am

I’m so excited!!! I would like a Vitamix to try out some of the many tasty-looking concoctions on your website :)

Katie December 10, 2009 at 12:38 pm

Would love a Vitamix! Been wanting one for a long time!

Holly December 10, 2009 at 1:38 pm

I’ll definitely comment for a Vita-Mix. 1 in 259 chance, at this point!

Cheryl December 10, 2009 at 1:48 pm

I was able to borrow my sister’s vitamix while she was away for a month, then she returned and the vitamix left. My life feels so incomplete now :-( I would so love to have one of my own.

jqlee December 10, 2009 at 2:14 pm

i want a vita mix!!! enter me please :)

Missy December 10, 2009 at 2:17 pm

Saw your blog from a comment you made on Clare’s blog! I’ve been checking out some of the recipes on your blog…they sound really good! This giveaway looked cool too, so I’m posting!

Heather Eats Almond Butter December 10, 2009 at 2:18 pm

Glad you found me Missy. Thanks for reading. :)

Jenna December 10, 2009 at 2:54 pm

A free VitaMix would just make my day… week… year!!!

jen c December 10, 2009 at 3:23 pm

I really, really hope I win :-)

Laurie December 10, 2009 at 3:27 pm

Holy Vita Mix! I have been lusting after one so long! :) Love to try some homemade nut butter in this baby!

Kristin P. December 10, 2009 at 4:30 pm

I would LOVE a vita-mix! There are so many things I want to make and my current blender just isn’t cutting it (literally)!

Andrea December 10, 2009 at 4:49 pm

I feel guilty commenting because I haven’t been doing much of that on blogs lately. That being said, I really effing want a Vita-Mix :)
Love you Heather – Happy 1st HEAB Birthday!

Heather Eats Almond Butter December 10, 2009 at 5:04 pm

Thanks Andrea…I think the Vita-Mix would make a perfect housewarming gift for yourself. :)

Steph December 10, 2009 at 4:54 pm

OMG! That’s quite the giveaway! I would love a Vita-Mix! I spent too much money on my blender and it does not even work that well!

Claire (College:Raw) December 10, 2009 at 4:59 pm

Wow, a VitaMix! How incredible…I would love to win this to whip up some tasty banana ice cream or green juice!

Monika December 10, 2009 at 5:34 pm

Holy cow! Strawberry + almond butter shakes !

Beth December 10, 2009 at 6:43 pm

hey Heather!
I made the protein ice cream for the first time today because i have the flu and cant swallow anything. well i have made it before but never used xantham gum. needless to say i burnt out the motor on my blender. Man wish i had a vita-mix :) . But that aside, did i use too much xantham gum? i used 1/2 ts xantham and 1/2 ts guar.
Also have you tried Life Basics plant protein? try it, it rocks!!
thanks for such an awesome blog, you are the best!!!

Heather Eats Almond Butter December 10, 2009 at 7:08 pm

Beth, I usually use about 1/8 to 1/4 tsp xanthan. I need to update my recipe. Also helps to blend all ingredients together before blending in the ice. I need to check out Life Basics Plant Protein. Never heard of it. Thanks for the tip, and best of luck in the giveaway! Love, Heather

Olympia December 10, 2009 at 6:53 pm

I’m with you on the yoga HEBA (as I must affectionately call you, I don’t know it just stuck) and I would love to be with you on the vita-mixing too!

Heather Eats Almond Butter December 10, 2009 at 7:13 pm

Olympia, HEBA, huh? I like it. :)

Stephanie S December 10, 2009 at 7:23 pm

I just heard of Vita-Mix in the past couple of months and I cannot believe what they can do! This is a great giveaway – thank you!

jds December 10, 2009 at 7:45 pm

i would love to win this, i’ve never even seen one in person!

Luv2CUSmile December 10, 2009 at 8:07 pm

This would be the most awesome thing if I could win! I would literally cry! I have been wanting one forever and could never afford it! I told my husband that in Feb 2010 and April 2010 there will be 2 shows that Vitamix will be at. (The April one is actually the day of my birthday) I told him to start saving now- LOL It would be soooo awesome if I win this! Thx for having this giveaway! Is only one post allowed or multiple? Thx!

Heather Eats Almond Butter December 10, 2009 at 10:05 pm

Luv2CUSmile, I never specified, but I am going to try and only count one vote per person.

Michal December 10, 2009 at 8:25 pm

Wow this is amazing! I would love love love to win! But good luck to everyone! :)

Juli December 10, 2009 at 8:31 pm

Oh my gosh, wow, it would be so amazing to win one of these! As a college student I could never afford to spring for one of these on my own and it would be such a huge leap from my tiny and slowly dying blender! Green juice party… lol. I keep reading how awesome they are! Thanks for posting such a cool giveaway! Super exciting! :-)

ashtangamami December 10, 2009 at 8:32 pm

girrrllll! now that is a giveaway! espero ganar!!! :)

runnergirl December 10, 2009 at 9:17 pm

thanks for sharing your favorite posts :) I’d love to be the lucky Vita-Mix winner!

Linda- Kitchen Therapy December 10, 2009 at 9:56 pm

A Vita-Mix! Yeah!! Love the power!!!

Luv2CUSmile December 10, 2009 at 10:06 pm

Heather thanks! Then I already posted at the Vitamix post! Your site is soooo addicting! LOL

Katrina December 11, 2009 at 3:26 am

This would be the most amazing thing ever to win. I recently discovered lots of food allergies and had to make a drastic life style change. It’s been almost six months now so it has gone crazy fast! However, I need to expand what I’m eating, and know the Vita mix would really help with this, and I wanted to ask for it for Christmas, but it was too expensive to even ask for. I really hope I win, that would be a dream come true and a Huge help!

K in NJ December 11, 2009 at 8:53 am

i would love to win a Vitamix. Good luck everyone! :)

Christie @ Honoring Health December 11, 2009 at 9:40 am

Woohooo, awesome contest!

Leianna December 11, 2009 at 9:40 am

I want this so bad! PLEASE pick me to make some amazing HEAB smoothies! Love your blog!

Chrissy December 11, 2009 at 9:41 am

I really really want to win one!!! I almost put it on my wedding registry but thought it was way to expensive to ask of someone!!!!

Chrissy December 11, 2009 at 9:42 am

You did say as MANY times as we wanted right??? This is amazing.

I just hope I win!!!

claire December 11, 2009 at 9:42 am

I really don’t have anything to trade for a Vita- mix ( no kids ) ,but I do have gratitude:-) cc

Lindsay December 11, 2009 at 9:43 am

Pleeeeease pick me! Come on lucky number whatever entry I am :)

Marie December 11, 2009 at 9:49 am

Re-enter myself? Okay! Pick me!

Jess December 11, 2009 at 9:49 am

Enter more than once? You don’t have to tell me twice! Great blog about your hotel workout. I really need to force myself not to get in into a rut with exercise.

Sarah December 11, 2009 at 9:50 am

I move into a new apartment next week. And although there will not be very much room, I’m quite certain I can make room for a vita-mix. I’d make room, and I’d make nut butters, and I’d make hummus, and I’d make fabulous smoothies….

sweetandnatural December 11, 2009 at 9:51 am

I can enter more than once!? Oh my oh my. This would be the best early Christmas present ever.

Chrissy December 11, 2009 at 9:51 am

*Ode to the Vita-Mix*

Oh Vita-Mix, you are so fast and strong
That making my Green Smoothies will not take too long

Your blades are sharp, you can cut through ice
Winning one of you would be so nice!

I would make ice-cream, and soup, and blended things galore,
With you, my food intake will never be a bore!

I would blend every meal, each morning, afternoon, and night
If only you, Vita-Mix, were here in my sight!

My love for you, Vita-Mix, is definitely not mild
I would care for you like a newborn child!

Dear Heather, please oh please hear my plea!
From the goodness of your heart, please send a Vita-Mix to ME!

Amy T. December 11, 2009 at 9:52 am

I could offer you my third-born. Easily. :) I WANT IT!!

Grace December 11, 2009 at 9:52 am

OOOOOH! best gift ever!

Heather December 11, 2009 at 9:55 am

Well, if offering my first born would help me win, then why not? Ha! :)

Donca December 11, 2009 at 9:56 am

I have been thinking about this all week and oh the possibilities…

Cali December 11, 2009 at 9:57 am

Oh shooooot. I’m about to obsessively post on this giveaway. Need Vita-Mix!

Nicky December 11, 2009 at 9:58 am

pretty much the best thing ever.

leslie December 11, 2009 at 10:02 am

ok, you gave permission: i’m entering again. :) i would die if i won this. die. or maybe just faint, so that i could wake up and play with the best kitchen toy in the world!

Quinn December 11, 2009 at 10:02 am

Here’s a little story
I’m about to tell
It’s about a kitchen appliance
And it’s really swell

Mix it, blend it,
pulvarize
It does everything in the book
You won’t believe your eyes

I’ll use it for some smoothies
And for grains galore
Whip em’ up in that blender
and I’m out the door

Endless possibilities
Say it ain’t so
I need that 5200
it cures every woe

Mr. Random generator,
pick me please!
Vita 5200
makin’ life of ease

erin December 11, 2009 at 10:05 am

oh my god, i just wet myself again! I’m re-entering! <3 <3 <3

Megan December 11, 2009 at 10:07 am

Oh, please!! Best Christmas present EVER!!! I want to make some green smoothies!

Jessie December 11, 2009 at 10:09 am

Oooh! Oooh! Oooh! Pick Me! Pick Me!

Mrs. McCullough December 11, 2009 at 10:12 am

Dr. Santa (i.e., HEAB, CD, or Random Number Generator),

I have been a good girl this year. I’ve put away the dishes, folded the laundry, and made my bed (at least once a week). I may or may not have deserved a day or two on the naughtly list… but I’m a glass of milk and cookies half full type of girl. The good outweighs the bad, right?

I know the elves are working over-time this year with that specimen of a blender, the Vita-Mix 5200. It might just be their crowning glory. I mean, the engineering of such a fabulous machine is certainly something to be proud of.

I’m not trying to use flattery here, Santa. I know you get that a lot – especially from the boys and girls on the bad list. But golly! Your elves (under such tender care and supervision, of course) sure created a work of genius, and there is nothing I want more than to have one for myself waiting under the tree this Christmas.

You see, Santa, I could create some fabulous foods for the holidays season. What about a healthier almond milk/egg-nog creation? Or a blended cranberry sauce. Maybe some whipped sweet potatoes with an agave-pecan topping? Goodness gracious. And Santa, you better believe that next Christmas, you’d get an amazing treat for you and Rudoplf and the boys.

Well, think on this Santa. You’re my favorite jolly man.

Happy Holidays,

C.E.M.

fattiefatterton December 11, 2009 at 10:12 am

Yay, I’m entering again since you said we could!! :-)

Mrs. McCullough December 11, 2009 at 10:13 am

*Dear Santa, ….

rach December 11, 2009 at 10:14 am

Yay! I’m so excited we can enter more than once!!!

erin December 11, 2009 at 10:15 am

and now i’ll re-enter again! i just a drank a smoothie with whole blackberries in it! my blender ain’t cutting it (ha)!

Michelle December 11, 2009 at 10:19 am

I’ve been dying to get my hands on one of these! Just can’t afford to shell out the dough….. Great giveaway!

eatmovelove December 11, 2009 at 10:48 am

Hey Heather – are we allowed to comment again? Haha – I don’t have a newborn child to give – but I would give anything else you might want from me?? I would love to win such a fantastic tool and be able to do reviews and such…the price is just too much on its own for me. But I’m sure whoever wins will be the perfect match…and if not, sell it to me! Haha – I just want to learn new culinary skillz :)

fattiefatterton December 11, 2009 at 10:49 am

And I’m going to enter again!! They were demo’ing one of these at Whole Paycheck (Foods) the other day. I was sooooo smitten!!

Liza December 11, 2009 at 10:53 am

OMG – A Vita Mix!?!? Please, please, please pick me! I never win anything, but I MUST win this one!

Thanks for the cool giveaway Heather!

Jason December 11, 2009 at 11:35 am

omg omg omg! i neeed one for my fiance!!!

Susan December 11, 2009 at 11:36 am

i neeeeeeeeeed one!!

Susan December 11, 2009 at 11:36 am

badly…… :)

Jason December 11, 2009 at 11:37 am

pick me! pick me!

Jason December 11, 2009 at 11:37 am

i would give you anything for one!!

Jason December 11, 2009 at 11:38 am

this seriously would be the BEST christmas gift!!!

Susan December 11, 2009 at 11:38 am

vita mix…vita mix…vita mix!!

Tiffany P. December 11, 2009 at 11:39 am

I would love this! I’d be making myself some coconut ice cream baby!

Kim M. December 11, 2009 at 12:12 pm

A Vita-Mix would make me soooooo happy! I just started reading your blog a couple months ago and love love love it. Thanks!

Chrissy December 11, 2009 at 12:21 pm

Were the comments supposed to be left here or at the OTHER page for the Vitamix giveaway?? Your post today linked us to this page, but above it says to leave a comment on the other page! HELP! I want to win!! :)

Heather Eats Almond Butter December 11, 2009 at 12:35 pm

Chrissy, The OTHER page. :)

Katherine December 11, 2009 at 12:43 pm

Wow that would be amazing to receive a blender! I’m appliance-less! it’s amazing looking

Allison K. December 11, 2009 at 12:54 pm

Hello! I’m delurking for this giveaway. SUPER GIVE AWAY!

hilary December 11, 2009 at 1:05 pm

h-omg. praying for an xmas miracle!

missyrayn December 11, 2009 at 1:32 pm

Considering I just broke my regular (new) blender with all my new blended fun I definitely want this :-)

Marie December 11, 2009 at 1:38 pm

sending good vibes toward the vita-mix so it will want to come and live in my house in sunny AZ!

Michelle December 11, 2009 at 2:16 pm

would love to make chipotle almond butter!

Kate December 11, 2009 at 2:18 pm

I’ve never commented on any food blog before–HEAB you should be proud yours is the first one! I’m relatively new to the food blogging world. Happened upon it one day and have read everyday for a few months now. I keep index cards by my laptop at school and write down all the fantastic recipes I see/read. I’ve always wondered how to make some of the stuff without a VitaMix–(a blender can work, right?). Well, for christmas I was thinking of asking for one but realized I can’t ask my parents to fork over a couple hundred dollars. HEAB, all I want for Christmas is a Vita-Mix!!

Tara December 11, 2009 at 3:16 pm

I thought I commented on this, but for whatever reason it didn’t show up! Anyway, this giveaway is just what I needed! My blender is old. Chunks of spinach in my green monsters? Yuck! I think I’d make nut butter (of course) and black bean soup.

lisa December 11, 2009 at 3:22 pm

Oh! I’ve always wanted a Vita-Mix!!! :)

Suzanne Morris December 11, 2009 at 3:43 pm

My old blender just broke (FYI – dropping a utensil in a moving blender is not a good idea) so I’m totally in the market and would LOVE a Vita Mix. It would totally make my Christmas!

diana December 11, 2009 at 3:50 pm

what a fabulous giveaway… a vita-mix would make wonderful christmas present (for me!!)

Emily December 11, 2009 at 3:57 pm

This is the best giveaway on the face of the planet. I have been wanting a Vitamix since I realized what a Vitamix was (oh it’s not a vitamin? phaha). It can blend a whole frozen banana? I must have this in my life. I am considering starting up a savings account for a Vitamix and putting in a dollar a day or something. However, that would take forever…lol! Owning my very own Vitamix. What a dream! :D

Sarah December 11, 2009 at 4:02 pm

I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to win a VitaMix.

Kyle December 11, 2009 at 4:37 pm

WOW!! From all I’ve heard, a Vita-Mix is worth its weight in gold and I’m dying for one! I’d love to try making the banana soft serve and my own hummus. My current blender would absolutely protest the very thought of either! Thank you, HEAB! :)

Brenda December 11, 2009 at 4:44 pm

Long time lurker but the opportunity to win a Vitamix made me go legit!

Really enjoy reading your blog.

Denise December 11, 2009 at 4:46 pm

I would love a Vitamix to make soup and hummus. I have lost a ton a weight (137lbs and counting), so this will be awesome for my weight loss efforts.

Mark December 11, 2009 at 4:47 pm

My wife would love, love the Vitamix. It is all she talks about!!

Angela December 11, 2009 at 5:05 pm

Would love one of these!

Heather December 11, 2009 at 5:38 pm

I swore I left a comment before but I can’t find it now. I would love to win! This has me out of delurking. I love reading it, especially as a fellow Heather. You make me miss almonds. I developed an allergy after drinking almond milk :( I miss them.

Michelle S. December 11, 2009 at 5:52 pm

i would love a VitaMix! I have a food processor I use every day but it is not great. I hear such good things about the Vitamix. I am glad to discover your blog through Meghan from Makin’ Love in the Kitchen.

fattiefatterton December 11, 2009 at 6:20 pm

Woot woot, entering again!! I want this very much!!

Molly December 11, 2009 at 7:00 pm

Oh, what I wouldn’t do for a Vita-Mix. I would whip frozen bananas up into an icy treat!

Tyrah December 11, 2009 at 9:57 pm

the best give away EVER!!!

Nana December 12, 2009 at 12:28 am

long time yogi who is always watching your yummy edible inventions (your blog always makes me hungry though lol) Ive been craving to make some holiday nut butters with almonds and macadamias , along with that hint of dark chocolate,and Peruvian coffee yum ! funny story I actually burned out my friends vita trying this recipe but it survived but getting a vita mixer would make my next Christmases the best !

fattiefatterton December 12, 2009 at 1:03 am

Oh yes, the banana soft serve would be yummy!!

Esther December 12, 2009 at 3:15 am

Happy 1 year HEAB!! I would love to win the vita-mix after reading about all the different ways that u use it :)

Whitney December 12, 2009 at 4:12 am

I would make a simple smoothie to begin with. Why? Because my current blender (a hand-me-down from my parents wedding 30 years ago) now smells like burning plastic when I turn it on, and the result is a large lump of frozen berries.

Also, because, if I don’t get a Vitamix, my boy may just tape my mouth shut because he keeps hearing how much I want one!

Rita December 12, 2009 at 4:57 am

I usually just like to lurk around, but I had to comment for this! I’m a mostly raw foodie, but because of my less than stellar blender, my morning smoothies often have big chunks of spinach that I have to chew as I drink… yuck… Love the blog!

Sarah December 12, 2009 at 7:27 am

Hi Heather, a Vitamix would be a great upgrade to my Black and Decker, bought in 1997, for the purpose of making Slim Fast Shakes!!!!!

CaSaundra December 12, 2009 at 7:42 am

I could definitely fit one of these babies in with all the rest of my kitchen gadgets. :-)

Brianne December 12, 2009 at 8:18 am

Best give away ever! It would be very welcome in my house !

Lisa December 12, 2009 at 9:50 am

wonderful giveaway!! would love it!

Nancy December 12, 2009 at 10:53 am

Heather, this is so kind of you!
I would loveee to have one of these babies for my college dorm. My room is smaller than a shoebox and a vita-mix would help me prepare lots of healthy snacks and drinks without taking up a lot of precious space :)

I recently started reading your blog and I actually bought some almond butter from Trader Joe’s for the first time, and it is so, so yummy. I’ve been dipping everything from baby carrots to sesame sticks in it. I can probably inhale half a jar of this stuff in one go.

Heather Eats Almond Butter December 12, 2009 at 11:16 am

Nancy, Best of luck in the giveaway. Glad you found me and SO HAPPY to hear you are enjoying your almond butter. Love, Heather

Natalia December 12, 2009 at 11:29 am

Hi Heather! First off, I really love your blog and look forward to all your posts. And second, this giveaway is so sweet of you. Personally, I think it would be a great birthday present for myself… 21 on December 17!! =) just sayin…

caroline December 12, 2009 at 1:00 pm

oh my goodness! as a poor college student i would love this! my current “blender” is one of those magic bullet things which my roommates have dulled to death making frozen margs! def in need of a heavy duty machine!

Patrick December 12, 2009 at 1:18 pm

I would DIE to win this. I just moved to NYC for college and I’ve been having some adventures using my currently blender which certainly does not do the job. My concoctions would be…..

the smoothest pumpkin-pie soup ever!!!!
Young Coconut shakes and ice cream!
and the most bumpin’ chocolate-banana-coconut milkshakes!

PICK ME

Jocelyne December 12, 2009 at 1:59 pm

I would love a vita mix! I think it will take my cooking to the next healthy level! Thanks so much for the oppurtunity to you and Vita Mix. I really connected to your blog when I first read it because a) I am battling weight b) I love yoga, it has changed my life c) I love to walk, specifically outside!!
Jocelyne

Heather Eats Almond Butter December 12, 2009 at 2:06 pm

Jocelyne, Sounds like we have a lot in common. :) Thanks for reading!

Kristina December 12, 2009 at 3:14 pm

My husband just broke my mixer (dropped the pitcher on the floor and shattered it!) I’m missing my morning green monsters desperately.

Amiee December 12, 2009 at 4:40 pm

Are you kidding? I have longed for a Vita Mix forever!!!!!!! Hope I win!! You rock! :)

Janice December 12, 2009 at 5:09 pm

I have been wishing for a Vitamix to make green smoothies. What a fabulous giveaway!

fattiefatterton December 12, 2009 at 5:29 pm

And one more time for luck!!

Erika December 12, 2009 at 5:29 pm

Oh man this would be fantastic to win….I’m new to juicing and smoothies but can see the love of them and how good you feel after drinking them…i can only hope you pick me – oh pllease

kelsey @ kelseytoney December 12, 2009 at 6:47 pm

Oh wow… what a wonderful giveaway. :) I hope it is my lucky day!!

Kay December 12, 2009 at 7:17 pm

What an awesome giveaway! I have been wanting a Vitamix for a while!!

Amy T. December 12, 2009 at 8:19 pm

You know…after the weekend I’ve had with deaths in the fmaily, our heat going out, a pinched nerve in my shoulder…this would literally lift me up higher than I can even imagine. Not making this up, lol – but seriously, it’s what I’m thinking right now. I really really hope I somehow can win this. Seriously. I would blend and probably cry every time.

laurengarcia December 12, 2009 at 9:40 pm

OMG I would just die if I were to win this!!!!! My current blender is ancient, years older that I am! It would definitely see its fair share of use in my possession =)

Rachel December 12, 2009 at 10:13 pm

I’ve been reading your blog for a couple months now and love it. I don’t normally comment on blogs in general or enter giveaways, but I’m making an exception for the chance to win a Vitamix! :)

lisampls December 12, 2009 at 10:26 pm

to win a VITAMIX would be simply divine. i’ve been telling myself that even a wimpy little MAGIC BULLET isn’t in the slush fund budget for now (heat went out for the 3rd time this weekend and the heating element in the dryer is waiting to be replaced, most likely at the cost of my first born)–so, needless to say, to win a freakin’ VITAMIX would be simply divine. thank you for the opportunity HEAB! XoXo

Rebecca December 13, 2009 at 9:29 am

I’d love to win one! Perfect present for my mom :)

Sana December 13, 2009 at 10:15 am

OMG!!! I have been wanting a vitamix for soooo long. I make smoothies every day and my current blender is awful. I have to put in one ingredient at a time and it takes forever :( I would love to win this!!

Ris December 13, 2009 at 10:40 am

This is awesome!! I’ve been totally lusting after a VitaMix whenever I see them on the blogs!
Congrats on one year, I look forward to reading for many more!!!

nancy fleecs December 13, 2009 at 10:58 am

The perfect kitchen tool for my new life of healthy eating!!! Yeah!!!!

Donca December 13, 2009 at 11:52 am

I would totally use the vitamix to experiment with my smoothie concoctions as well as to make everything under the sun. I have been thinking about this wonderful giveaway all week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nicky December 13, 2009 at 12:08 pm

love love love vita-mix!!

dani December 13, 2009 at 12:13 pm

I’ve been dying for a vitamix. I would make all sorts of things, including a million types of hummus and nut butter!

Jill H. December 13, 2009 at 12:50 pm

Oh my gosh! A Vita Mix!?! My Christmas dreams really will come true! I have just ventured into the world of green monsters and would love to explore more blending bliss with this amazing blender!!!

Susan December 13, 2009 at 12:52 pm

vita mix!

Suzy December 13, 2009 at 1:07 pm

Please, oh please pick me. I have been coveting the Vita-Mix for over a year…. Please, oh please.

lola December 13, 2009 at 1:08 pm

vitamiiiiix pleaseeee come to meeeeeeeee

Jennifer December 13, 2009 at 2:41 pm

the magic bullet is a waste of good ingredients. boy oh boy would i love a vita mix!

Lizzie December 13, 2009 at 3:18 pm

There’s so much I want to make with a vitamix! Probably would have to experiment with different flavored nut butters and of course smoothies (with gums!) fingers crossed!

EB December 13, 2009 at 3:20 pm

I’d be making smoothies on the reg with this. Wish I could afford one! Protein ice cream would be a must as well.

Hope Clark December 13, 2009 at 4:25 pm

I’m entering again for my friend Kim….over at Living Free. If I win she is going to scream:) and I will too. Just think of all the neat creations she will be able to make…..ice cream, grind own nut flours, etc. I hope I can give it to her:)

Allison December 13, 2009 at 4:53 pm

Ahh, I’ve seen the AMAZING Vitamix all over the blog world and I’m super jealous of everyone that has one :) I’ve been making tons of smoothies/banana soft-serve lately (even though it’s December?!), and this would definitely come in handy! Such a wonderful giveaway! Have a great day!! :)

Jess December 13, 2009 at 5:07 pm

Oh my!!! I see lots of soup, sauces, hummus, in the future. Vita-Mix are great but so pricey. I would love to have one of these,… well any blender would be good but a Vita-Mix would great!!

Rayna Mazer December 13, 2009 at 5:45 pm

Wow ! I would love to have a Vita mix Blender. . I have not owned my own blender i think ever. . just used
roomates old blenders. . . .I have been wanting to make new recipes with the best Blender !!!

kelly December 13, 2009 at 6:50 pm

Wow! What a great give-away. Give away to me!!!

Lizzie December 13, 2009 at 6:59 pm

Heather I’m so impressed by your weight loss story and you are an inspiration! I am in muuuuch need of a vita mix so i can start juicing and would love to win it in your giveaway!! :)

Amy December 13, 2009 at 7:36 pm

oh gosh, I would done die and go to heaven if I won a Vitamix!! (ok, not really, because then I wouldn’t get to use it, but I would be REAALLLLY happy!) I have to go outside and wish upon a star right now!

Lawgirl December 13, 2009 at 7:48 pm

Ooo, I want I want I want!! Banana soft serve, Green Monsters, I would make so much with this one!!

Jordan December 13, 2009 at 8:02 pm

vitamix? yes please!!! amazing giveaway!

marie December 13, 2009 at 8:41 pm

(Think “Oh Tannenbaum”)
Oh Vita Mix, Oh Vita-mix, how lovely is your power!

Galit December 13, 2009 at 8:55 pm

Would Love a Vitamix! could i get so lucky?

pastorleanne December 13, 2009 at 9:26 pm

My New Year’s Resolution is to buckle down and get serious about weight loss – a Vita Mix would be the perfect addition to our home. So here goes…

[I still plan to buckle down and get serious, regardless of whether or not I get a Vita Mix :o ).]

Love your blog!!!!

Jamie December 13, 2009 at 9:35 pm

I have been wanting a Vita Mix for a long long time!

laura December 13, 2009 at 10:05 pm

OMG!! I would give up an appendage (maybe just a toe) for a Vita-Mix!! AUGH!

Neslie December 13, 2009 at 11:03 pm

Smoothie Time, excellent!
Picture it HEAB. The strawberries. The corn. The goji berries. The beet. The cucumber. The apple. The avocado seed. No way. Way!
The fresh basil. The mint. The cilantro. The rosemary. The lime. THE VITAMIX. Extreme Close-up! The Most Excellent Smoothie. Schwing!

Jonathan December 13, 2009 at 11:24 pm

Okay…it’s a hot Texas day in Austin and I need to make a cool-me-down treat with my vitamix blender…
Add some frozen blueberries, a splash of cocunut water, a ripe organic banana, hemp seed, dab of yogurt, and some really great dinosaur kale…blend, blend, blend…zzzzzzzzzzz…
Shazam! Vitamix me away! :)

Betsy December 13, 2009 at 11:34 pm

Hope I still made the deadline! I’ve been reading all these healthy living blogs for the past couple months, and I’ve been inspired to eat healthier, which is not easy for a senior in college. Lately I have been making frozen fruit purees (plus whatever I find in my fridge) for a snack, and this blender would be AMAZING. The one I use now is on its last leg.

Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope December 14, 2009 at 1:59 am

so sick of never winning any contest that I enter!!! hopefully this will be my lucky day? !??

Maria December 14, 2009 at 6:51 am

Oh my goodness. To make a green smoothie without chunks of greens? Crossing my fingers!

Bonnie December 14, 2009 at 7:57 am

A new blender is much needed! My current one can’t even chop ice.

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