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A Blendalicious Giveaway

December 8, 2009

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. πŸ™‚

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.

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421 Comments
  1. December 8, 2009 7:59 am

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

  2. Kayla B permalink
    December 8, 2009 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!

  3. Melanie permalink
    December 8, 2009 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:)

  4. Jess permalink
    December 8, 2009 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!

  5. December 8, 2009 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! πŸ™‚

  6. December 8, 2009 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!!!!

  7. December 8, 2009 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!

  8. December 8, 2009 8:15 am

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

  9. December 8, 2009 8:23 am

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

  10. Laura R permalink
    December 8, 2009 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.

  11. December 8, 2009 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

  12. claire permalink
    December 8, 2009 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

  13. Anou permalink
    December 8, 2009 8:30 am

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

  14. December 8, 2009 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!

  15. December 8, 2009 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)!! πŸ™‚

  16. December 8, 2009 8:33 am

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

  17. December 8, 2009 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 πŸ™‚

  18. December 8, 2009 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!

  19. December 8, 2009 8:42 am

    You rock! πŸ˜€

  20. December 8, 2009 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

  21. December 8, 2009 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 πŸ™‚

  22. Susan permalink
    December 8, 2009 8:46 am

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

  23. December 8, 2009 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!!!!!

  24. jacobc permalink
    December 8, 2009 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..!

  25. December 8, 2009 8:57 am

    What a great giveaway!

  26. December 8, 2009 8:59 am

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

  27. Jennifer Trigo permalink
    December 8, 2009 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.

  28. Mag permalink
    December 8, 2009 9:05 am

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

  29. December 8, 2009 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!!!

  30. December 8, 2009 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!

  31. Megan permalink
    December 8, 2009 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!!!

  32. Andrea permalink
    December 8, 2009 9:35 am

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

  33. Kim C. permalink
    December 8, 2009 9:35 am

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

  34. December 8, 2009 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.

  35. DiningAndDishing permalink
    December 8, 2009 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

  36. December 8, 2009 9:43 am

    Wow – Great giveaway. Count me in on one of those that have read all your back posts πŸ™‚

  37. Jason permalink
    December 8, 2009 9:44 am

    my fiance is dyyyying for one! this would be perfect! πŸ™‚

  38. December 8, 2009 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

  39. December 8, 2009 9:55 am

    I want a Vitamix!! I have plans for it already πŸ˜‰

  40. Sarah permalink
    December 8, 2009 9:59 am

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

  41. December 8, 2009 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 πŸ™‚ Peace to all.

  42. Ellie permalink
    December 8, 2009 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.

  43. December 8, 2009 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.

  44. December 8, 2009 10:04 am

    A vita-mix giveaway! Whoo-whoo! Just in time for Christmas too πŸ™‚

  45. Gloria permalink
    December 8, 2009 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 πŸ˜‰

  46. December 8, 2009 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

  47. December 8, 2009 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!!!!!!

  48. heatherfeather permalink
    December 8, 2009 10:08 am

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

  49. December 8, 2009 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…

  50. December 8, 2009 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!

  51. Brooke permalink
    December 8, 2009 11:01 am

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

  52. Tory permalink
    December 8, 2009 11:02 am

    i have plans for this already!!!

  53. December 8, 2009 11:07 am

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

  54. foodcents permalink
    December 8, 2009 11:13 am

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

  55. AshB permalink
    December 8, 2009 11:19 am

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

  56. December 8, 2009 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!

  57. Janelle permalink
    December 8, 2009 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:)

  58. Stephanie permalink
    December 8, 2009 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?

  59. December 8, 2009 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…

  60. December 8, 2009 11:56 am

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

  61. December 8, 2009 11:56 am

    Amazing giveaway! Happy blogging anniversary!

  62. December 8, 2009 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!

  63. December 8, 2009 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.

  64. Erika permalink
    December 8, 2009 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  65. Katie permalink
    December 8, 2009 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!

  66. Kate permalink
    December 8, 2009 12:05 pm

    oh my gosh! i want a vita mix!

  67. December 8, 2009 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!

  68. December 8, 2009 12:19 pm

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

    You are hilarrrrious!

  69. December 8, 2009 12:22 pm

    Wow, amazing giveaway!

  70. December 8, 2009 12:27 pm

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

  71. Lindsay permalink
    December 8, 2009 12:30 pm

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

  72. December 8, 2009 12:31 pm

    Happy Birthday HEAB!!!!!!

  73. KLee permalink
    December 8, 2009 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!!!

  74. JillyB permalink
    December 8, 2009 12:33 pm

    This is all I want for Hanukkah! PLEASE, Heather! πŸ™‚

  75. December 8, 2009 12:40 pm

    Gloria, Just like husbands, I think Santa has selective hearing. πŸ™‚

  76. December 8, 2009 12:40 pm

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

  77. December 8, 2009 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. πŸ™‚

  78. Tiffany permalink
    December 8, 2009 12:50 pm

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

  79. December 8, 2009 12:55 pm

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

  80. December 8, 2009 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.

  81. December 8, 2009 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!

  82. December 8, 2009 1:01 pm

    Thanks Jo!

  83. December 8, 2009 1:07 pm

    I would love a vitamix! best xmas gift eeeever

  84. December 8, 2009 1:34 pm

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

  85. Emily permalink
    December 8, 2009 1:39 pm

    I would LOVE that mixer!

  86. December 8, 2009 1:54 pm

    WHAT A GIVEAWAY!!! Sign me up!!

  87. Ali permalink
    December 8, 2009 2:08 pm

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

  88. Mallory permalink
    December 8, 2009 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 πŸ™‚

  89. December 8, 2009 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 : )

  90. December 8, 2009 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. πŸ™‚

  91. December 8, 2009 2:49 pm

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

  92. Julia permalink
    December 8, 2009 2:51 pm

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

  93. December 8, 2009 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!

  94. Erin permalink
    December 8, 2009 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 πŸ™‚

  95. Jenny R. permalink
    December 8, 2009 3:07 pm

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

  96. Tiffany permalink
    December 8, 2009 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!

  97. Jess permalink
    December 8, 2009 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.

  98. December 8, 2009 3:24 pm

    whoa, really?! count me in!

  99. December 8, 2009 3:33 pm

    Best giveaways ever lately HEAB! πŸ™‚

  100. Tina permalink
    December 8, 2009 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 πŸ˜‰

    I’m off to read your old posts!

  101. December 8, 2009 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!

  102. December 8, 2009 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?? πŸ™‚

  103. Holly permalink
    December 8, 2009 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!

  104. busylittlelexi permalink
    December 8, 2009 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!

  105. December 8, 2009 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!!!

  106. Theorist permalink
    December 8, 2009 4:54 pm

    I would make mixed raw nut butters…

  107. Katie permalink
    December 8, 2009 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

  108. LisaCazz permalink
    December 8, 2009 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.

  109. December 8, 2009 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

  110. December 8, 2009 5:47 pm

    LisaCazz, Happy to spread the oat love. Thanks for reading. πŸ™‚

  111. December 8, 2009 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.

  112. December 8, 2009 6:25 pm

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

  113. carin permalink
    December 8, 2009 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!

  114. Emily permalink
    December 8, 2009 7:02 pm

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

  115. melanie permalink
    December 8, 2009 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:)

  116. December 8, 2009 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

  117. December 8, 2009 7:27 pm

    wow! i would love a new blender!
    jenna

  118. December 8, 2009 7:29 pm

    Ummmmmm, I love you?

  119. Meghan permalink
    December 8, 2009 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!

  120. December 8, 2009 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! πŸ™‚

    Lots of love sent your way on the anniversary btw!

  121. Rachel A permalink
    December 8, 2009 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.

  122. Kimberly permalink
    December 8, 2009 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!

  123. Kimberly permalink
    December 8, 2009 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 πŸ™‚

  124. Megan permalink
    December 8, 2009 8:00 pm

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

  125. marie permalink
    December 8, 2009 8:09 pm

    I would soo love to win this!

  126. Julia permalink
    December 8, 2009 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!

  127. Gina G permalink
    December 8, 2009 8:10 pm

    this is soooooooo exciting! thankyou thankyou thankyou!

  128. December 8, 2009 8:17 pm

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

  129. christine permalink
    December 8, 2009 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!

  130. Christina permalink
    December 8, 2009 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

  131. nellieshaul permalink
    December 8, 2009 8:36 pm

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

  132. December 8, 2009 9:10 pm

    Kimberly, No blog, no problem. Thanks for delurking. πŸ™‚

  133. ann permalink
    December 8, 2009 9:24 pm

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

    Thanks for the great giveaway.

  134. December 8, 2009 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!!

  135. Vicki permalink
    December 8, 2009 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! πŸ˜€ Love ya! –Vicki T.

  136. December 8, 2009 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.

  137. December 8, 2009 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!

  138. December 8, 2009 10:22 pm

    Well I need a vitamix for when the nut butter giveaway burns up my motor! πŸ™‚

    And, oh I totally want the 8X10 of CD. Unclothed of COURSE!! πŸ˜‰

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

  139. December 8, 2009 10:25 pm

    Deb, CD. Naked. Roger that. πŸ˜‰

  140. Cherie permalink
    December 8, 2009 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!

  141. lena permalink
    December 8, 2009 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.. πŸ™‚ 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! πŸ™‚

  142. December 9, 2009 12:54 am

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

  143. December 9, 2009 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

  144. December 9, 2009 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.

  145. December 9, 2009 6:26 am

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

  146. December 9, 2009 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.

  147. jen permalink
    December 9, 2009 8:41 am

    That gift would make for the merriest of holidays EVER!

  148. Scott in Ohio permalink
    December 9, 2009 8:47 am

    Thankfully my lovely wife let me know my first comment did not get published so I’m getting another one in. πŸ˜‰

    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… πŸ™‚

  149. lena permalink
    December 9, 2009 9:00 am

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

  150. December 9, 2009 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!

  151. lena permalink
    December 9, 2009 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 πŸ˜› and thanks

  152. a-k permalink
    December 9, 2009 9:17 am

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

  153. December 9, 2009 9:18 am

    Yes to the Yin HEAB. I like the lying down on my mat πŸ˜‰

  154. December 9, 2009 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.

  155. Emmy permalink
    December 9, 2009 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 πŸ™‚

  156. December 9, 2009 9:24 am

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

  157. December 9, 2009 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

    πŸ™‚

  158. starsinthecity permalink
    December 9, 2009 9:29 am

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

  159. Sandy permalink
    December 9, 2009 9:29 am

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

  160. December 9, 2009 9:31 am

    Kim, Where is the photo album? On Facebook?

  161. December 9, 2009 9:33 am

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

  162. Misty permalink
    December 9, 2009 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!!

  163. Emily permalink
    December 9, 2009 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!

  164. Nichole permalink
    December 9, 2009 9:55 am

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

  165. Allison Rentmeester permalink
    December 9, 2009 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!

  166. Sonia S permalink
    December 9, 2009 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!

  167. December 9, 2009 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!

  168. amanda permalink
    December 9, 2009 10:44 am

    i love your website, and i’d love a vitamix! πŸ™‚

  169. Gwen permalink
    December 9, 2009 10:49 am

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

  170. December 9, 2009 10:49 am

    Thanks Sonia. πŸ™‚

  171. Kathleen permalink
    December 9, 2009 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!

  172. December 9, 2009 10:56 am

    A VitaMix?! Are you serious?! Holy guacamole…..yup. I could use one. DEFINITELY. πŸ™‚

  173. December 9, 2009 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!!

  174. Katie permalink
    December 9, 2009 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!!!!!

  175. Mary Lisa permalink
    December 9, 2009 11:01 am

    I WANT THE VITAMIXXXXX!

  176. Annelise permalink
    December 9, 2009 11:34 am

    I neeeeed this Vitamix!! πŸ™‚

  177. Stacy permalink
    December 9, 2009 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!

  178. December 9, 2009 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! πŸ™‚

  179. Melissa permalink
    December 9, 2009 11:46 am

    What a great giveaway! Would love love love a Vitamix πŸ™‚

  180. Christin permalink
    December 9, 2009 11:53 am

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

  181. Kara permalink
    December 9, 2009 11:55 am

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

  182. Keri permalink
    December 9, 2009 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 πŸ˜‰

  183. Lea permalink
    December 9, 2009 12:19 pm

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

  184. December 9, 2009 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 πŸ™‚

  185. December 9, 2009 12:35 pm

    aaaah the vitamix… what fun!

  186. December 9, 2009 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)

  187. Meredith Jane permalink
    December 9, 2009 1:02 pm

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

  188. Meredith Jane permalink
    December 9, 2009 1:04 pm

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

  189. Mary permalink
    December 9, 2009 1:05 pm

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

  190. Mary Jane permalink
    December 9, 2009 1:06 pm

    A VITAMIX WOULD BE AMAZING! ^_^ GUH!

  191. Eleanor permalink
    December 9, 2009 1:07 pm

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

  192. Nadia permalink
    December 9, 2009 1:22 pm

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

  193. December 9, 2009 1:54 pm

    Thanks for reading Cat. πŸ™‚

  194. Allison permalink
    December 9, 2009 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.

  195. caroline permalink
    December 9, 2009 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.

  196. Christine permalink
    December 9, 2009 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.

  197. Nicole permalink
    December 9, 2009 2:44 pm

    Ahh. I would loooove a vitamix!

  198. Neena permalink
    December 9, 2009 2:47 pm

    What an amazing giveaway!

  199. Lindsay permalink
    December 9, 2009 2:49 pm

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

  200. Alex permalink
    December 9, 2009 3:12 pm

    this giveaway is AMAZING!!!

  201. December 9, 2009 3:13 pm

    This giveaway totally rocks!! And you rock too πŸ™‚

  202. Neats permalink
    December 9, 2009 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!

  203. Brenda permalink
    December 9, 2009 3:44 pm

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

  204. jen permalink
    December 9, 2009 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!

  205. Lisa permalink
    December 9, 2009 3:58 pm

    pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeese

  206. December 9, 2009 4:04 pm

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

  207. Nicole permalink
    December 9, 2009 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!

  208. December 9, 2009 4:57 pm

    Nicole, You’re welcome. Thanks for reading! πŸ™‚

  209. Cristen permalink
    December 9, 2009 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.

  210. Analisa permalink
    December 9, 2009 5:06 pm

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

    Thanks for the chance to win a Vita-Mix!

  211. ohhmay permalink
    December 9, 2009 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. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  212. bethany permalink
    December 9, 2009 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!

  213. December 9, 2009 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! πŸ™‚

  214. Julie permalink
    December 9, 2009 6:32 pm

    I would make raw nut butters! yum!

  215. December 9, 2009 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!

  216. December 9, 2009 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

  217. Lena permalink
    December 9, 2009 6:46 pm

    thanks HEather! will head to those websites to check them out! πŸ˜›

  218. December 9, 2009 6:51 pm

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

  219. Catherine permalink
    December 9, 2009 7:01 pm

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

  220. GeenyBeeny permalink
    December 9, 2009 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.

  221. December 9, 2009 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!

  222. Jen permalink
    December 9, 2009 7:37 pm

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

  223. Allie permalink
    December 9, 2009 7:38 pm

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

  224. Melissa Lillie permalink
    December 9, 2009 8:50 pm

    Holy smokes….Id love a vitamix!

  225. amanda permalink
    December 9, 2009 9:17 pm

    A vitamix would be fantastic for all the soups I’ve been a-blending this season! πŸ™‚

  226. Carolyn permalink
    December 9, 2009 9:27 pm

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

  227. Kathleen permalink
    December 9, 2009 9:33 pm

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

  228. Halls permalink
    December 9, 2009 9:59 pm

    Been wanting to one of these!

  229. Vanessa permalink
    December 9, 2009 10:08 pm

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

  230. Kim permalink
    December 9, 2009 10:14 pm

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

  231. Ami permalink
    December 9, 2009 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

  232. Carina permalink
    December 9, 2009 10:44 pm

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

  233. December 9, 2009 11:17 pm

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

  234. December 9, 2009 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!

  235. Whitney permalink
    December 9, 2009 11:54 pm

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

  236. December 10, 2009 12:23 am

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

  237. Jo B permalink
    December 10, 2009 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.

  238. Young permalink
    December 10, 2009 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! πŸ™‚

  239. December 10, 2009 6:41 am

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

  240. Colleen S permalink
    December 10, 2009 7:19 am

    Wow! What a great Christmas gift this would be πŸ™‚

  241. Deb permalink
    December 10, 2009 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.

  242. Camille permalink
    December 10, 2009 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 πŸ˜‰ ).
    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 πŸ˜‰
    xoxoxo

  243. Carrie permalink
    December 10, 2009 7:40 am

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

  244. Beth permalink
    December 10, 2009 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!

  245. December 10, 2009 7:50 am

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

  246. December 10, 2009 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

  247. Wendy Brahney permalink
    December 10, 2009 8:41 am

    mix my way to 2010

  248. Liz Vogler permalink
    December 10, 2009 8:48 am

    I WANT ONE!

  249. December 10, 2009 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!

  250. December 10, 2009 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!

  251. Laura permalink
    December 10, 2009 10:27 am

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

  252. Sue permalink
    December 10, 2009 10:59 am

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

  253. Stephanie permalink
    December 10, 2009 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 πŸ™‚

  254. Katie permalink
    December 10, 2009 12:38 pm

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

  255. Holly permalink
    December 10, 2009 1:38 pm

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

  256. Cheryl permalink
    December 10, 2009 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.

  257. December 10, 2009 2:14 pm

    i want a vita mix!!! enter me please πŸ™‚

  258. Missy permalink
    December 10, 2009 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!

  259. December 10, 2009 2:18 pm

    Glad you found me Missy. Thanks for reading. πŸ™‚

  260. Jenna permalink
    December 10, 2009 2:54 pm

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

  261. jen c permalink
    December 10, 2009 3:23 pm

    I really, really hope I win πŸ™‚

  262. Laurie permalink
    December 10, 2009 3:27 pm

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

  263. Kristin P. permalink
    December 10, 2009 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)!

  264. Andrea permalink
    December 10, 2009 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 πŸ™‚
    Love you Heather – Happy 1st HEAB Birthday!

  265. Steph permalink
    December 10, 2009 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!

  266. December 10, 2009 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!

  267. December 10, 2009 5:04 pm

    Thanks Andrea…I think the Vita-Mix would make a perfect housewarming gift for yourself. πŸ™‚

  268. Monika permalink
    December 10, 2009 5:34 pm

    Holy cow! Strawberry + almond butter shakes !

  269. Beth permalink
    December 10, 2009 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!!!

  270. Olympia permalink
    December 10, 2009 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!

  271. December 10, 2009 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

  272. December 10, 2009 7:13 pm

    Olympia, HEBA, huh? I like it. πŸ™‚

  273. Stephanie S permalink
    December 10, 2009 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!

  274. jds permalink
    December 10, 2009 7:45 pm

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

  275. Luv2CUSmile permalink
    December 10, 2009 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!

  276. December 10, 2009 8:25 pm

    Wow this is amazing! I would love love love to win! But good luck to everyone! πŸ™‚

  277. Juli permalink
    December 10, 2009 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! πŸ™‚

  278. December 10, 2009 8:32 pm

    girrrllll! now that is a giveaway! espero ganar!!! πŸ™‚

  279. runnergirl permalink
    December 10, 2009 9:17 pm

    thanks for sharing your favorite posts πŸ™‚ I’d love to be the lucky Vita-Mix winner!

  280. December 10, 2009 9:56 pm

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

  281. December 10, 2009 10:05 pm

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

  282. Luv2CUSmile permalink
    December 10, 2009 10:06 pm

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

  283. Katrina permalink
    December 11, 2009 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!

  284. December 11, 2009 8:53 am

    i would love to win a Vitamix. Good luck everyone! πŸ™‚

  285. December 11, 2009 9:40 am

    Woohooo, awesome contest!

  286. December 11, 2009 9:40 am

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

  287. Chrissy permalink
    December 11, 2009 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!!!!

  288. Chrissy permalink
    December 11, 2009 9:42 am

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

    I just hope I win!!!

  289. claire permalink
    December 11, 2009 9:42 am

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

  290. Lindsay permalink
    December 11, 2009 9:43 am

    Pleeeeease pick me! Come on lucky number whatever entry I am πŸ™‚

  291. Marie permalink
    December 11, 2009 9:49 am

    Re-enter myself? Okay! Pick me!

  292. Jess permalink
    December 11, 2009 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.

  293. Sarah permalink
    December 11, 2009 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….

  294. December 11, 2009 9:51 am

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

  295. Chrissy permalink
    December 11, 2009 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!

  296. Amy T. permalink
    December 11, 2009 9:52 am

    I could offer you my third-born. Easily. πŸ™‚ I WANT IT!!

  297. Grace permalink
    December 11, 2009 9:52 am

    OOOOOH! best gift ever!

  298. December 11, 2009 9:55 am

    Well, if offering my first born would help me win, then why not? Ha! πŸ™‚

  299. Donca permalink
    December 11, 2009 9:56 am

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

  300. December 11, 2009 9:57 am

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

  301. Nicky permalink
    December 11, 2009 9:58 am

    pretty much the best thing ever.

  302. December 11, 2009 10:02 am

    ok, you gave permission: i’m entering again. πŸ™‚ 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!

  303. December 11, 2009 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

  304. erin permalink
    December 11, 2009 10:05 am

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

  305. Megan permalink
    December 11, 2009 10:07 am

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

  306. December 11, 2009 10:09 am

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

  307. December 11, 2009 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.

  308. fattiefatterton permalink
    December 11, 2009 10:12 am

    Yay, I’m entering again since you said we could!! πŸ™‚

  309. December 11, 2009 10:13 am

    *Dear Santa, ….

  310. December 11, 2009 10:14 am

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

  311. erin permalink
    December 11, 2009 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)!

  312. Michelle permalink
    December 11, 2009 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!

  313. December 11, 2009 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 πŸ™‚

  314. fattiefatterton permalink
    December 11, 2009 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!!

  315. Liza permalink
    December 11, 2009 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!

  316. Jason permalink
    December 11, 2009 11:35 am

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

  317. Susan permalink
    December 11, 2009 11:36 am

    i neeeeeeeeeed one!!

  318. Susan permalink
    December 11, 2009 11:36 am

    badly…… πŸ™‚

  319. Jason permalink
    December 11, 2009 11:37 am

    pick me! pick me!

  320. Jason permalink
    December 11, 2009 11:37 am

    i would give you anything for one!!

  321. Jason permalink
    December 11, 2009 11:38 am

    this seriously would be the BEST christmas gift!!!

  322. Susan permalink
    December 11, 2009 11:38 am

    vita mix…vita mix…vita mix!!

  323. Tiffany P. permalink
    December 11, 2009 11:39 am

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

  324. Kim M. permalink
    December 11, 2009 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!

  325. Chrissy permalink
    December 11, 2009 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!! πŸ™‚

  326. December 11, 2009 12:35 pm

    Chrissy, The OTHER page. πŸ™‚

  327. Katherine permalink
    December 11, 2009 12:43 pm

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

  328. Allison K. permalink
    December 11, 2009 12:54 pm

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

  329. hilary permalink
    December 11, 2009 1:05 pm

    h-omg. praying for an xmas miracle!

  330. December 11, 2009 1:32 pm

    Considering I just broke my regular (new) blender with all my new blended fun I definitely want this πŸ™‚

  331. Marie permalink
    December 11, 2009 1:38 pm

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

  332. Michelle permalink
    December 11, 2009 2:16 pm

    would love to make chipotle almond butter!

  333. Kate permalink
    December 11, 2009 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!!

  334. Tara permalink
    December 11, 2009 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.

  335. lisa permalink
    December 11, 2009 3:22 pm

    Oh! I’ve always wanted a Vita-Mix!!! πŸ™‚

  336. Suzanne Morris permalink
    December 11, 2009 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!

  337. diana permalink
    December 11, 2009 3:50 pm

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

  338. December 11, 2009 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! πŸ˜€

  339. Sarah permalink
    December 11, 2009 4:02 pm

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

  340. Kyle permalink
    December 11, 2009 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! πŸ™‚

  341. Brenda permalink
    December 11, 2009 4:44 pm

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

    Really enjoy reading your blog.

  342. December 11, 2009 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.

  343. Mark permalink
    December 11, 2009 4:47 pm

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

  344. Angela permalink
    December 11, 2009 5:05 pm

    Would love one of these!

  345. Heather permalink
    December 11, 2009 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.

  346. Michelle S. permalink
    December 11, 2009 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.

  347. fattiefatterton permalink
    December 11, 2009 6:20 pm

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

  348. Molly permalink
    December 11, 2009 7:00 pm

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

  349. December 11, 2009 9:57 pm

    the best give away EVER!!!

  350. Nana permalink
    December 12, 2009 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 !

  351. fattiefatterton permalink
    December 12, 2009 1:03 am

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

  352. Esther permalink
    December 12, 2009 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 πŸ™‚

  353. December 12, 2009 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!

  354. Rita permalink
    December 12, 2009 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!

  355. Sarah permalink
    December 12, 2009 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!!!!!

  356. December 12, 2009 7:42 am

    I could definitely fit one of these babies in with all the rest of my kitchen gadgets. πŸ™‚

  357. Brianne permalink
    December 12, 2009 8:18 am

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

  358. Lisa permalink
    December 12, 2009 9:50 am

    wonderful giveaway!! would love it!

  359. December 12, 2009 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 πŸ™‚

    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.

  360. December 12, 2009 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

  361. Natalia permalink
    December 12, 2009 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…

  362. caroline permalink
    December 12, 2009 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!

  363. December 12, 2009 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

  364. Jocelyne permalink
    December 12, 2009 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

  365. December 12, 2009 2:06 pm

    Jocelyne, Sounds like we have a lot in common. πŸ™‚ Thanks for reading!

  366. Kristina permalink
    December 12, 2009 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.

  367. Amiee permalink
    December 12, 2009 4:40 pm

    Are you kidding? I have longed for a Vita Mix forever!!!!!!! Hope I win!! You rock! πŸ™‚

  368. Janice permalink
    December 12, 2009 5:09 pm

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

  369. fattiefatterton permalink
    December 12, 2009 5:29 pm

    And one more time for luck!!

  370. Erika permalink
    December 12, 2009 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

  371. December 12, 2009 6:47 pm

    Oh wow… what a wonderful giveaway. πŸ™‚ I hope it is my lucky day!!

  372. Kay permalink
    December 12, 2009 7:17 pm

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

  373. Amy T. permalink
    December 12, 2009 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.

  374. laurengarcia permalink
    December 12, 2009 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 =)

  375. Rachel permalink
    December 12, 2009 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! πŸ™‚

  376. lisampls permalink
    December 12, 2009 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

  377. Rebecca permalink
    December 13, 2009 9:29 am

    I’d love to win one! Perfect present for my mom πŸ™‚

  378. Sana permalink
    December 13, 2009 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!!

  379. Ris permalink
    December 13, 2009 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!!!

  380. nancy fleecs permalink
    December 13, 2009 10:58 am

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

  381. Donca permalink
    December 13, 2009 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  382. Nicky permalink
    December 13, 2009 12:08 pm

    love love love vita-mix!!

  383. dani permalink
    December 13, 2009 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!

  384. Jill H. permalink
    December 13, 2009 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!!!

  385. Susan permalink
    December 13, 2009 12:52 pm

    vita mix!

  386. Suzy permalink
    December 13, 2009 1:07 pm

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

  387. December 13, 2009 1:08 pm

    vitamiiiiix pleaseeee come to meeeeeeeee

  388. Jennifer permalink
    December 13, 2009 2:41 pm

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

  389. Lizzie permalink
    December 13, 2009 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!

  390. December 13, 2009 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.

  391. Hope Clark permalink
    December 13, 2009 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:)

  392. December 13, 2009 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 πŸ™‚ 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!! πŸ™‚

  393. Jess permalink
    December 13, 2009 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!!

  394. Rayna Mazer permalink
    December 13, 2009 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 !!!

  395. kelly permalink
    December 13, 2009 6:50 pm

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

  396. Lizzie permalink
    December 13, 2009 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!! πŸ™‚

  397. December 13, 2009 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!

  398. Lawgirl permalink
    December 13, 2009 7:48 pm

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

  399. Jordan permalink
    December 13, 2009 8:02 pm

    vitamix? yes please!!! amazing giveaway!

  400. marie permalink
    December 13, 2009 8:41 pm

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

  401. Galit permalink
    December 13, 2009 8:55 pm

    Would Love a Vitamix! could i get so lucky?

  402. pastorleanne permalink
    December 13, 2009 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!!!!

  403. December 13, 2009 9:35 pm

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

  404. laura permalink
    December 13, 2009 10:05 pm

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

  405. Neslie permalink
    December 13, 2009 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!

  406. Jonathan permalink
    December 13, 2009 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! πŸ™‚

  407. Betsy permalink
    December 13, 2009 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.

  408. December 14, 2009 1:59 am

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

  409. Maria permalink
    December 14, 2009 6:51 am

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

  410. Bonnie permalink
    December 14, 2009 7:57 am

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

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