Springtime Is For Smoothies + OsterVersa Blender Giveaway ($300 Value)


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Now that the weather is warming up and spring is around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about really quenching your thirst.

Smoothies are one of my favorite things to help cool me down. They’re healthy, satisfying, fast, easy, and there’s an endless variety of options and recipes.

My two awesome friends, Chung-Ah of Damn Delicious and Marla of Family Fresh Cooking, and I are offering one lucky reader the chance to win an OsterVersa Blender.

Oster blender giveaway

It’s such an amazing blender and makes quick work of anything you toss into it. From Smoothies to Flourless Peanut Butter Chocoalte Chip Blender Muffins to Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls, I use my blender all the time.

I’ve included ten of my favorite smoothie recipes that I make over and over, and that are all very popular with readers.

10 Favorite Smoothie Recipes

Skinny Pina Colada Smoothie (vegan, GF) – Under 100 calories for a creamy, rich & satisfying smoothie that tastes like the real deal

Skinny Pina Colada Smoothie (vegan, gluten-free) - Under 100 Calories - Easy Recipe at averiecooks.com

Orange Push-Up Smoothie (vegan, GF) – A smoothie that tastes just like an old-fashioned Push-Up! Sweet, creamy & will make you feel like a kid again

Orange Push-Up Smoothie (vegan, GF) - A smoothie that tastes just like an old-fashioned Push-Up! Sweet, creamy & will make you feel like a kid again!

Strawberries and Cream Smoothie (vegan, GF) – Like a strawberry milkshake, but healthier! Sweet, creamy & satisfying

Strawberries and Cream Smoothie (vegan, GF) - Like a strawberry milkshake but healthier! Sweet, creamy & satisfying!

Spiced Apple Pie Smoothie (vegan, GF) – Sweet, creamy & you know what they say. An apple pie smoothie a day keeps the doctor away

Spiced Apple Pie Smoothie (vegan, GF) - Sweet, creamy & you know what they say...An apple pie smoothie a day keeps the doctor away!

Blueberry Pie Smoothie (vegan, GF) – A healthy, no-sugar-added smoothie that tastes like a blueberry pie

Blueberry Pie Smoothie (vegan, GF) - A healthy, no-sugar-added smoothie that tastes like a blueberry pie! So good!

Pineapple Mango Vitamin C Booster Smoothie (vegan, GF) – Work in extra Vitamin C with this smooth, creamy, easy & healthy smoothie! Taking your Vitamin C never tasted so good

Pineapple Mango Vitamin C Booster Smoothie (vegan, GF) - Work in extra Vit C with this smooth, creamy, easy & healthy smoothie!

Tropical Green Smoothie (vegan, GF) – Tastes like a Pina Colada. Sweet, creamy, healthy & gives me more energy than coffee

Tropical Green Smoothie (vegan, GF) - Tastes like a Pina Colada. Sweet, creamy, healthy & gives me more energy than coffee! Easy 2-minute recipe at averiecooks.com

Homemade Horchata (vegan, GF) – This creamy, smooth, nourishing & healthy beverage is as easy to make as turning on your blender

Homemade Horchata (vegan, GF) - This creamy, smooth, nourishing & healthy beverage is as easy to make as turning on your blender!

Cherry Revitalizer Smoothie (vegan, GF) – Gives you energy and leaves you feeling refreshed and revitalized

Cherry Revitalizer Smoothie (vegan, GF) - Gives you energy and leaves you feeling refreshed and revitalized!

Coconut Cream Pie Smoothie (vegan, GF) – Like drinking a slice of sweet, creamy coconut cream pie

Coconut Cream Pie Smoothie

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  1. Hope it’s not too late to enter!
    I make a strawberry blueberry spinach protein smoothie with probiotic. Love them! I need a new blender!!!

  2. I would love to make a green monster smoothie in this machine. Mine is never able to fully blend everything together and I am always left with some banana chunks :(

  3. Since spring is coming and the weather will finally be getting warmer I’ll start craving salads QUICKLY so I’d make some kind of yummy salad dressing I haven’t tried before. Then I’d make a peanut butter chocolate oatmeal smoothie…SO good!

  4. I would definitely make some high protein smoothies with almond milk, protein powder, fruit, and some leafy greens!

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  5. Boo…I live in Canada so cannot sign up. But I will tell you all those smoothies look amazing!! my mouth is watering!! I am bookmarking this post for future reference :)

  6. This is awesome! My eyes totally lit up upon reading this post… especially since I am currently cleaning my kitchen and pantry and have the perfect spot for it. Oh please, oh please, oh please… Would be great for my family. :D

  7. All of those smoothies look super delicious!!! I’d love to be able to make all of them! My fake bullet just isn’t cutting it anymore – it can barely fit my ingredients in there.

  8. Smoothie! I’ve been craving an apple pie smoothie and that sounds like the perfect first meal from it.

  9. I have been making Dr. Oz Two Week Diet breakfast smoothie nearly every day. Never was a smoothie lover until I tried this one. Definitely that’s what I’ll make!

  10. I have some pineapples frozen and some unsweetened acai berry mix in my freezer along with a very ripe banana, maca powder and organic mixed greens. Berry blaster smoothie. Thanks

  11. I would make a green smoothies with spinach, celery, banana, almond butter and a little cocoa powder!!

  12. What would you make first with the blender?

    mostly milk shakes probably…ill let you know when i win

  13. I would make blueberry/banana smoothies for my athlete who needs potassium but hates eating bananas straight.

  14. I would definitely make the green smoothie!! Love the combination of fruits and fresh herbs or vegetables in there! Would totally energize my day!

  15. I would love to have this blender! I would make all kinds of smoothies and some homemade salad dressings! I have broken two cheapo blenders in the last few years and I am ready for something substantial!

  16. I’ll be real honest… my ultimate goal would be to find some healthy and delicious recipes, but I would probably start with a delicious and fattening milkshake or malt!!!

  17. Think I would try your Orange Pushup Smoothie first if I won the great blender you’re giving away.

  18. I’ve been wanting to go down the green smoothie trail for a while now so I would definitely experiment with integrating spinach into a hearty fruit combo, plus some greek yogurt and chia for extra nutritional value!

  19. I’d love to whip up something fancy, but I’d probably just be practical the first time and whip up the custard base for my French toast.

  20. Blueberry pie looks amazing..as does the green tropical smoothie! I am also a peanut butter freak so something involving bananas and either peanut or almond butter would be my first go-to. Thanks Averie! love your recipes and photos.

  21. My old blender went kaput about a year or so ago, and I never have replaced it. I really need a new blender, and would LOVE to make some of these drinks (Hello, Cherry Revitalizer Smoothie!) in it. :)

  22. I would make almond milk and then a smoothie with the milk with wild blueberries, hemp seeds, kale powder, beet powder, and any other smoothie ingredient that I have on hand at the time :) I love these recipes and would love to try them!

  23. I have just started making green smoothies. Don’t really follow a recipe, just throw stuff together. Really like them, but my blender isn’t powerful enough to chop up the spinach. could really use a new one.

  24. Never eat breakfast and need this blender for smoothies on the run in the mornings. Talk about an easy and energizing breakfast!

  25. Since I love strawberries, I’d make the Strawberries and Cream shake. It looks delicious (they all do)!

  26. Since it’s almost St. Patty’s day, I’m craving mint chocolate. I’d make a Shamrock & Chocolate chip shake!

  27. I would make chocolate peanut butter banana softserve. My version of dairy free, sugar-free, and gluten-free ice cream.

  28. That blueberry pie smoothie sounds heavenly! I would totally try that first with a new blender.

  29. I would make your raw cookie dough balls first. The blender I have isn’t strong enough to do those, and I’ve been wanting to make them since I first saw them.

  30. I have a cheap food processor that I make a banana smoothie in it multiple times a week that is starting to leak on me when I turn it on – I’d try it out in here!

  31. It’s almost Spring! I would make a strawberry, orange and dandelion smoothie to celebrate the new season.

  32. I would LOVE a blender! I would make a blueberry, banana, honey, spinach, and yogurt smoothie. Mmm! I hope I win! Thank you for the chance!

  33. My son would definitely have me make his standard yogurt, honey, strawberry and banana smoothie! Another one wants chocolate milkshakes!

  34. I would first make the Orange Push Up Smoothie! All of them look so good and I enjoy smoothies so this would be a great blender to have!

  35. The Cherry Revitalizer Smoothie looks so good, that would be one of the first on my list!

  36. Nothing so healthy as a smoothy for me ~ I’d make a chocolate malt!

    Thanks for a chance at the giveaway!

  37. oh, i really want to make the coconut cream pie smoothie, yum! thanks for the chance to win. i love smoothies of all kinds

  38. I need to do green smoothies but that Cherry Revitalizer Smoothie looks so good that would be the first thing I would make.

  39. That blueberry pie smoothie is way too good to not make. I would go nuts making smoothies and hope they look half as good as the ones in these photos! :)

  40. If i won this, i would make a banana smoothie. Simple and satisfying, they are definitely my favorite.

  41. I would make another batch of your Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls, they’re the best!!!! And I would hide them from my husband, since he ate most of the last batch I made.

  42. The orange push up smoothie looks like springtime in a mug! I’d make that first. It looks so refreshing.

  43. i would love to make a strawberry, pineapple, mango smoothie…or i make protein shakes everyday, so maybe a pb and banana protein shake! crossing my fingers!

  44. I’d definitely make the Strawberries and Cream smoothie first! That looks so delicious! Thanks for the giveaway :)

  45. I’d make all kinds of smoothies, joined a gym and need to be drinking protein shakes. This would be so nice!

  46. A smoothie of some kind, just not sure what kind. I’d love a new blender, what a great give away.

  47. My blender just died this week!! I could soooo use a new one. I love smoothies after yoga and crossfit.

    And btw, I made your Dulce de Leche Coconut Chocolate Chip bars a few days ago. SINFULLY DELICIOUS. My sister is requesting I make them for her wedding. :)

  48. It’s finally getting warm enough to make a smoothie, I would love a chocolate peanut butter banana one!

  49. What an awesome giveaway! First off I would make my favorite green smoothie with frozen peaches and strawberries and fresh raw spinach!

  50. I would make your Horchata. I’ve never had it before, but it sounds delicious! Not something my college-student-budget blender could handle, though!

  51. A buddy of mine recommended what we ended up referring to as a “pork smoothie” as an intermediate step towards a baked dish a while back. I would love to give that a try.

  52. Ooh, I think I would go peanut butter, soy yogurt, banana and oats. I love smoothies. Makes me feel like I’m on vacation!!

  53. I would make a nut butter first. I’m thinking a cashew nut butter that incorporates cherries in it of course in the recipe.

  54. I’ve recently been loving BEET/CARROT/AVOCADO smoothies in the morning (sweetened with a bit of raw honey)…

  55. These all sound delicious, but I think if I won the blender, I’d do one of my own smoothies first (a green smoothie, or maybe my strawberry banana flax coconut smoothie). Eventually, I want to try all the recipes on this page. They all sound delicious!

  56. Some salsa! My blender actually broke mid-salsa making a couple of weeks ago and I’ve yet to replace it!

  57. I love smoothies with banana, vegan protein powder, almond milk, greens, powdered peanut butter, & cacao powder. YUM!!

  58. What a beautiful blender! All your smoothies look delicious, but I especially crave the Strawberries and Cream flavor. :)

  59. I like super thick smoothies, so I’d be putting protein powder or almond butter in mine!

  60. I’d make a green mean protein smoothie – kiwi, kale, spinach, a li’l ginger, apples, pears and protein powder.

  61. I have always wanted to make homemade peanut butter and pesto, so those would be the first things I make in this thing!

  62. I make strawberry milkshakes with my mini blender all the time, but the Orange Push-Up Smoothie looks really good! My mom and I love to get orange sherbet freezes from Braums Ice Cream and it look similar.

  63. I like to experiment and create different flavors—so I’d probably try to make something my friend @AlexCampbell likes because she’s always letting me try things she makes and they are really good and healthy at the same time. Finding ways to enjoy healthy food can be hard some….many times when you are living the life of a wrestler. 2 to 3 practices a day make you want to eat everything. I like when my smoothies are able to fill me up. Eating right and enjoying the food while you eat it makes trying to cut weight or lose it the right way JUST that mach better :) Lol

  64. Definitely a green smoothie! I love frozen banana, pineapple, and a giant handful of spinach. I feel so good when I start my day that way :)

  65. I would definitely make a green smoothie with lots of spinach, greek yogurt, bananas, peaches, almond butter…I could go on for days!

  66. First thing I would make is a dumpster smoothie… Dump a bunch of frozen fruit in with some greens and soymilk ! Maybe some peanut butter and chia… Mmmmmmm

  67. Peach pie green monsta! Years later and I’m still obsessed with my spinach smoothies!

  68. My son loves making plain old fruit smoothies. But we also love malts and cherry limeades. Not real healthy – but yummy! :)

  69. I would try your blueberry pie smoothie first. (Might anyway, it looks so pretty.) thanks for all your great recipes.

  70. Thank you for doing this giveaway! I would totally attempt to first make a roulade with this. But who knows, smoothies are always easier. ;)

  71. So many possibilities! I love your blueberry pie smoothie … and the strawberries and cream smoothie … I’d start with one of those for sure.

  72. I have been dying to make a fruit smoothie. Really, I’m open to any kind of fruit, especially bananas and strawberries.

  73. I would start to drink “green” adding things like spinach, kale and avocado into daily juicing to add more nutrients to juices.

  74. I absolutely love smoothies and those all sound amazing! Especially the coconut cream pie one. Holy cow. Thanks for the contest!

  75. Yum! I need to try that apple pie smoothie! It sounds amazing! I bought my parents an Oster blender a couple years ago for Christmas and my dad uses it almost everyday to make himself breakfast smoothies!

  76. I’d be so elated that I would throw whatever edible smoothie ingredients in & make a delicious refrigerator concoction!

  77. Thanks for including me on this awesome giveaway! And I love this round-up for smoothies. I realized I don’t make enough of them considering how easy, refreshing and healthy they can be. Oh and btw, your skinny pina colada smoothie has just made the number one spot on my to-make list!