We’re Giving Away a Cuisinart Blender and Food Processor in One

February 22, 2013 | By and | Comments (193)

cuisinart blender food processor m Were Giving Away a Cuisinart Blender and Food Processor in OneDiscouraged by recipes that require a food processor and/or a blender?

Well don’t be with this two-in-one Cuisinart Smart Power Duet Blender and Food Processor from Zappos. It not only takes up less counterspace, it’s also easy to clean! Bring on all those fresh smoothie recipes!

To win Cuisinart’s Duet Blender and Food Processore, tell us what’s your preferred use for a blender: splurge-worthy frozen beverages or anti-oxidant-boosting healthy smoothies? Please include your favorite recipe with your answer to spread the fun or the good health. The best answer takes home the blender/food processor!

The contest begins February 1st and ends February 28th. Click here for official rules.

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  1. Winston

    Highly energetic post, I liked that a lot. Will there be a part 2?

    September 23, 2014 at 2:24 pm
  2. Ana

    I love making smoothies but I just broke my mom’s blender, help!

    March 8, 2013 at 12:00 pm
  3. Kristin

    With my sons medical condition it is extremely important to stay healthy so we make smoothies with whatever is fresh at the farmers market and some frozen fruit. We use plain greek yogurt, avocado, banana, strawberries, carrots, splash of home made almond milk, dash of salt, spinach or kale. We also make our own cashew butter: toast raw cashews and blend once cool with walnut oil and honey, so so good

    February 28, 2013 at 11:02 pm
  4. Tricia Mccleary

    Healthy smoothies!

    February 28, 2013 at 9:21 pm
  5. mendy

    I’m a fan of strawberry + anything smoothies: my favorite is with mango. 1 c frozen strawberries, 1 c frozen mango and 1 c apple juice. Blend and drink immediately

    February 28, 2013 at 9:21 pm
  6. mark winslade

    i really like making Pesto and Hummus in my blender ……..
    and a lot of Frozen Drinks too

    February 28, 2013 at 6:18 pm
  7. Tam

    I make a potato kugel or pudding every week which includes five lbs of potatoes, fresh bread crumbs, onions, eggs, oil salt and pepper all shredded in a food processor. Maybe it isn’t too healthy but it is delicious and I receive many compliments from my guests.

    February 28, 2013 at 5:55 pm
  8. Donna Kelso

    berry shakes

    February 28, 2013 at 4:55 pm
  9. Amy Halpern

    I make a healthy gazpacho with tomatoes, cucumbers, garlic, onion, green pepper, vegetable broth, red wine vinegar, olive oil, oregano, basil and a squeeze lemon. make a batch every week in the summer…Blender is what i use to make it

    February 28, 2013 at 4:27 pm
  10. Teri Post

    Juicing fits the bill for me in Florida where I grow Meyer lemons in my yard. I buy a flat of strawberries(Plant City Strawberry Festival starts today) . Such a wonderful sunny treat. Blend ice cubes, plain yogurt and the fruits. Will be freezing some strawberries and lemon juice to get me through late spring.

    February 28, 2013 at 1:48 pm
  11. Kathy Esneault

    Carnation Instant Breakfast makes it very creamy.

    February 28, 2013 at 1:42 pm
  12. Vanessa Martinez (@Vaidas4444)

    FOR JUICING… I like to do juicing cleanses and this would work just right.

    February 28, 2013 at 12:01 pm
  13. Nikki Rae Quinn

    Fruit protein smoothie…fresh or frozen fruit, yogurt, OJ, splash of milk… try to have it every morning!

    February 28, 2013 at 11:39 am
  14. Lora dalton

    I used my blender every day for breakfast smoothies… Until my blender died this morning.
    My recipe… I cup unsweetened almond milk, 2 cups of homegrown frozen fruit such as peaches, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries or purchased and frozen bananas, I tsp coconut oil, 1 tbsp stevia, I/2 cup plain or vanilla organic yogurt. Blend until smooth. It is super yummy, very healthy and filling! I have tons of variations based on how I feel each morning! I am really missing my blender!

    February 28, 2013 at 10:44 am
  15. Toby

    Something my Mom made since the 70’s and I continue to. A chocolate malted! And she always threw in an egg for protein! Vanilla ice cream, milk, chocolate sauce, malt powder and that egg! Sooooo good!!

    February 28, 2013 at 10:19 am
  16. Marsha T

    Protein shakes/smoothies. And sauce and salsa.

    February 28, 2013 at 10:17 am
  17. Tracy McLain

    We don’t drink frozen drinks, and don’t make many smoothies. Our blender gets a good work out making great salsa, though!

    February 28, 2013 at 10:03 am
  18. Brad Burgess

    We love to make smoothies with frozen berries, yogurt, protein powder and bananas. The family also blends ingredients used for sauces and stews.

    February 28, 2013 at 9:58 am
  19. teresa harvey

    My son and I love fruit smoothies! We use fresh whenever possible but we freeze alot of fruits and yogurts to use in them. Nothing goes to waste! Toss it all in blender with soy milk and blend, no ice needed when using the frozen.

    February 28, 2013 at 9:56 am
  20. Christine A.

    We love smoothies and many sauces that we blend at home with fresh from the farm ingredients. Two Sundays a month, we do a large cook day and freeze many items to use throughout the months. My family actually drinks Shamrock smoothies all year round. I love this we are trying to be healthier and eat more Kale, ginger, bananas, honey and almond milk. Perfect easy and quick to use up the aging fruit on the counter as we dash out for soccer and baseball games too.

    February 28, 2013 at 9:49 am
  21. Michelle D

    Definitely a smoothie!
    1 banana
    a handful of berries
    a cup of plain greek yogurt
    a few ice cubes
    a splash of apple juice


    February 28, 2013 at 9:48 am
  22. Kate D

    My cousin and I make what we have named “Health Tonic Smoothies” to enjoy poolside. In a blender we combine Greek yogurt, raspberries, blueberries, banana, fresh orange juice and top that off with some dark rum! Devilishly Delicious!

    February 28, 2013 at 9:44 am
  23. katesapartmentsteading

    I make vegan pudding in mine!
    1 avocado
    1/4c agave
    1tps vanilla
    1/4c cocoa powder
    Put ingredients into a food processor and combine until all of the avocado is smooth and the pudding is fluffy.
    I LOVE this pudding over a sliced banana with ground walnuts on top!
    I’d really like a new food processor. I eat all whole foods and make them for my 2 kids with food allergies so we can avoid processed junk. As we speak we’re eating a smoothie made of a banana, a half cup blueberries, and a cup of strawberries.

    February 28, 2013 at 9:41 am
  24. Kimberly Snyder

    I make my own version of Brandy Alexander. I use Vanilla Ice Cream, Cream de coconut and Brandy,..to make my favorite blender beverage.

    February 28, 2013 at 9:37 am
  25. Nancy

    I love making healthy smoothies! My fave right now is:
    1 cup frozen mango chunks
    1/2 fresh avocado
    1/2 cup almond milk
    pinch of cinnamon
    1/2 cup coconut water
    Creamy and delicious!

    February 28, 2013 at 9:37 am
  26. Mel R

    I love the idea of having anti-oxidant-boosting healthy smoothie first thing in the morning, starts the day just great! I use a raw vegan recipe which tastes amazing and has the magical ability to put a smile on my face even if it is 5h00am!
    Here is the recipe for my Elixir Beebuz, the super energy smoothie! It makes 2 servings

    75g of raw almonds
    625 ml of water
    3 bananas
    1 teaspoon of curcuma
    1 teaspoon of mesquite powder (can be replaced by carob or chocolate powder)
    1 quarter teaspoon of cinnamon
    1 teaspoon of lemon juice
    1 teaspoon of lucuma powder (can be replaced by brown sugar if you dont have any)
    1/8 of chili pepper powder
    1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
    2 teaspoons of honey
    1 teaspoon of bee pollen (can be found at your local heath market)

    In a food processor, mix the almonds and the water until you get a smooth, creamy texture. Add the other ingredients one by one, mixing a couple of seconds in between each. You can replace the water with icecubes for a cooler smoothie (or use frozen bananas also). Can be kept in the fridge for 2 days. Absolutely delicious!
    Enjoy 😉

    February 28, 2013 at 9:21 am
  27. Erin Bressler

    Milkshakes!! Here is my favorite recipe.

    Salted Caramel Milkshake

    1 cup sugar
    3/4 cup heavy cream
    2 tablespoons unsalted butter
    1 teaspoon flaky sea salt
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1 cup vanilla bean ice cream
    1/2 cup whole milk

    Add 1/3 cup water to a medium saucepan and set over high heat. Carefully pour the sugar directly into the center. Bring to a boil and cook until the sugar starts to turn brown. Once the sugar turns a deep brown color, remove from the heat and carefully pour in the cream, taking care as it will splutter a little. Add the butter, salt and vanilla. Swirl the pot until the butter dissolves completely and evenly into the caramel sauce.
    Drizzle a little of the caramel sauce into 2 tall milkshake glasses. Add the ice cream, milk and the remaining caramel sauce to a blender. Blend until smooth and pour into the glasses.

    February 27, 2013 at 9:48 pm
  28. hon h

    I use Andrew Lessmans Secure meal replacement every morning and here is one of my favorites Banana Cream Pie Smoothie
    Rich and creamy, this smoothie packs plenty of protein and Potassium.
    2 scoops Vanilla Secure®
    1/2 banana
    2 Vanilla Wafers
    1/4-cup ice cubes
    8 oz. water

    Blend ice and water in a blender; with blender running add Secure™, banana and vanilla wafers. Blend for 20 seconds or until no large ice cubes remain.

    February 27, 2013 at 3:00 pm
  29. Pat Carrington

    My son took a cooking class in summer school when he was about 3rd grade many years ago and learned to make an Orange Julius. We still enjoy the recipe:
    12 oz. can frozen concentrated orange juice, softened
    1/2 cup milk
    1/2 cup water
    2Tbsp. sugar
    1/2 tsp. vanilla
    8-10 ice cubes
    Blend until smooth and enjoy!

    February 27, 2013 at 8:13 am
  30. Susan C.

    I got this recipe out of Eating Well magazine & I love it! In a blender, combine

    1 1/4 cups orange juice
    1 banana,
    1 1/4 cups frozen berries (raspberries, blackberries, blueberries and/or strawberries),
    1/2 cup low-fat plain yogurt
    1 tablespoon sugar (if needed, or you can use sugar substitute)

    February 27, 2013 at 8:03 am
  31. Kelly Kakert

    I use pumpkin and cinnamon with a frozen banana for sweetness, Greek yogurt, and vanilla soy milk. Super health boost! Most of the ingredients are very helpful in controlling blood sugar and maintaining fullness for the morning!

    February 26, 2013 at 5:46 pm
  32. Leslie B

    We love to make smoothies.

    2 Cups OJ
    2-3 Cups frozen mix of strawberries, pineapple, peaches and mango
    1-2 bananas

    February 26, 2013 at 5:15 pm
  33. Carole Anne

    I enjoy a breakfast smoothie made with plain or fruit yogurt, frozen fruit–you can buy a large bag at Sam’s Club for less than $10–and some sugar free lemon lime soda. The soft drink just adds a nice spark. A tablespoon of flaxseed oil makes it healthier, but I don’t always have it on hand.

    February 26, 2013 at 5:12 pm
  34. Diane Meeks

    Homemade mayonnaise is the best. I use the http://www.incredibleegg.org/recipes/recipe/cooked-blender-mayonnaise because it doesn’t require pasteurization of the egg.

    February 26, 2013 at 3:47 pm
  35. AR Bowen

    I wish I could lie and say “smoothies”, but the answer is COCKTAILS! Living on a South Georgia lake, there are only a few things greater than a frozen cocktail on the dock. . . or Bathtub Gin jams.

    2 tbsp. Bathtub Gin Peach Brandy-Blueberry jam
    4 tbsp. gin
    1 tbsp. lemon juice
    6 tbsp. ginger beer
    1 cup ice
    fresh mint

    February 26, 2013 at 3:09 pm
  36. Cathy Hardin

    Salsa!!! Jalapeno Peppers, Bell Peppers, Red Peppers, Tomato’s, Onion, Cilantro. I use fresh ingredients. Put ingredients in a blender and puree. Jalapenos are added as desired. I love mine HOT! And it’s good for you!

    February 26, 2013 at 3:08 pm
  37. Aleia

    I like to puree beans in the blender since I dont have an immersion blender – I pour any cooked beans into the blender puree then pour straight back into the pot to thicken up the broth!!

    February 26, 2013 at 2:44 pm
  38. Joy Murphy

    Amaretta freeze is one my favorite shake style cocktail dessert drinks.

    3/4 oz amaretto almond liqueur
    1 maraschino cherry
    2 scoops vanilla ice cream

    Mix amaretta and ice cream until smooth, pour in serving cup and put cherry on top. Frozen yogurt may also be substituted for ice cream if preferred.

    February 26, 2013 at 11:13 am
  39. Kim

    It isn’t healthy but I love to make my son milkshakes. I have been making them for him since he was little. He is in college now and when he comes home, I still make them for him.

    February 25, 2013 at 1:27 pm
  40. Joy Hutcheson Boutwell

    It would have to be milkshakes! My grands look experiment with different flavors of frozen yogurt, sherbet, ice cream by adding in fresh and frozen fruits!

    February 25, 2013 at 9:31 am
  41. Julie U

    This smoothie recipe is not only so tasty, it leaves me feeling full, refreshed and healthy! Combine in a blender: 2 cups of frozen mixed berries (the no sugar added kind) 1/2 cup of unsweetened pomegrante juice, 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk, and a scoop of vanilla whey protein powder. Blend until smooth and enjoy with a pink straw, that’s my favorite way =]

    February 25, 2013 at 9:14 am
  42. Jennifer Gibson

    Our blender mostly gets used for smoothies. My ten year old is becoming quite the “smoothie king”. We don’t really have a recipe, it’s usually a container of flavored or just vanilla yogurt and about a cup of milk and then we throw in whatever fruit we have on hand. Bananas, strawberries, blueberries and pineapple are some of our favorites. Blend and add a little more milk if it’s not thin enough, delicious! They make a great after school snack, it’s fruit, milk and yogurt all in one delicious smoothie!

    February 25, 2013 at 9:00 am
  43. Susan Gruener

    Funny you should ask. 🙂 I just made one. It’s my own recipe. I call it “Susan’s Scrumptious Berry Shake”…aka an anti-oxidant-boosting healthy smoothie! But it tastes like a HUGE “splurge”! I made it with: 2 C. Vanilla Fat Free Frozen Yogurt, 1/2 C Fat Free Milk, 4 Medium Strawberries, 4 Blackberries, 6 Blueberries. Add 1 C FF Frozen Yogurt to blender, then add 1/4 C of milk. Then add the berries on top. Then add the rest of the Frozen Yogurt and the rest of the milk. Pulse a few times to blend. You may need to use a rubber spatula – after you stop the blender – to gently push down the mix to completely blend. Blend until mixed, but don’t overdo it. Pour into 2 glasses, get your straw or spoon and – Enjoy! This is so delicious and healthy for you!

    February 25, 2013 at 1:45 am

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