superdumb supervillain: Smoothie Season

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Smoothie Season

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I love an icy Mojito in the summertime! Add a sprig of fresh mint... heaven!




It might be overcast this morning but by afternoon it should be sunny and pushing 100ยบ… Summer is in full effect, whether I like it or not. I'm not a hot weather girl, never have been. My hair frizzes, I sweat, I hate wearing shorts. Things I do love about summer? Fresh fruit, ice cream and tall, cool drinks. I hereby declare it Smoothie Season!

Hamilton Beach, one of the most trusted name in small kitchen appliances (and the title of an awesome instrumental surf rock tune by my beloved Satan's Pilgrims) has a great range of blenders that are just begging to whip up some smoothies this summer. Possibly the most handy smoothie-making contraption is the new Thermal Cooler Plus 10 Speed Blender, which features not only the standard 40 oz. glass blending jar and patented Hamilton Beach Wave~Action® system for smooth results without ice chunks, but also a 48 oz. thermal cooler that attaches directly to the blender for making icy drinks and then removed to take anywhere you need to go. The Thermal Cooler has an easy-carry handle and will keep your blended drinks cold for up to eight hours! I wish we were going to the beach but since we're landlocked here in Kansas, I think our Thermal Cooler Plus 10 Speed Blender will be used mostly for picnics in the park or at the zoo.



If you'd rather keep your smoothies to yourself, consider Hamilton Beach Single-Serve Blenders. They feature one touch blending and 12-oz. individual-serving jars with convenient drink-through travel lids. The jars are dishwasher-safe and fit in most car cupholders. I think they'd be perfect for people who like frothy coffee drinks but want to save money or dieters looking to make meal replacement shakes more palatable. You can even get a Single-Serve Blender with two jars and two lids, which would be great if you're a little slow on dishwashing…



To enter and win a Hamilton Beach Single-Serve Blender with two jars and two lids, please comment on this post with your favorite blender concoction.



Entries will be accepted through July 1st and I'll pick the winner using Random.org. US readers are eligible.


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335 comments:

  1. We love to make strawberry smoothies! Annie has a good recipe with strawberries, bananas, yogurt and milk. Yum!

    Oh, and I follow you on twitter :)

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  2. I love to make either a great Strawberry/Peach Smoothie with fresh strawberries, fresh peaches, ice and frozen yogurt or a great Lemonade Freeze with frozen lemonade and ice with a little sugar, both are my kids favorites. Thanks so much for such a wonderful giveaway!

    Eloise
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  7. Actually, I love to puree starwberries, pineapple, and carrots (I know, crazy) with ginger ale and ice. It's a tasty smoothie and you can't taste the carrots!

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  8. I love banana and strawberry smoothies.

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  9. This is one of my favorites for summer:
    Jog Nog
    1 1/2 cups of pineapple juice
    1/2 cup of plain yogurt
    1 tablespoon of honey
    6 ice cubes

    Kim
    turtles8861(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. I'm a fan of Mango, Strawberry, Pineapple smoothies with a dollop of whipped cream on top

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  11. My favorite blender concoction is orange juice, vanilla ice cream and peach yogurt smoothie! Yum!
    meredith.hellen@gmail.com

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  12. I am following you on Twitter (Merri617)
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  13. I mix almond milk, raspberry sorbet, blueberries, and ice. Thick, delicious, and decadent. Actually, I think I'll have that today--the only sunny day we'll have for a week here in eastern Massachusetts, apparently. Better enjoy it!

    michstjame [at] gmail [dot] com

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  14. I subscribe via e-mail and follow you on Twitter. :)

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  15. I'm all about dessert Mudslides. They're so tame (which I prefer), but oh so delicious~

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  16. What a great item for summer.. what a workout it would get!

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  17. My favorite blender concoction is smoothies with fresh fruit and yogurt. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  18. I usually add some yogurt, ice, milk and bananas and berries to get it all incorporated. I give these concoctions to my nephews and nieces and they are none the wiser that it is good for them and not ice cream.

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  19. mlswin@neo.rr.comJune 17, 2009 10:00 AM

    this would be great for smoothies & other summer refreshments

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  20. Lately, I've been making a wonderful concoction of frozen strawberries and orange juice. Really refreshing, and nothing but fruit. Filling, too, and it satisfies my sweet craving!

    spitfyr323 at hotmail dot com

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  21. I'm a subscriber!

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  22. Chocolate malt-- yummy! But I love fruit smoothies too.

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  23. My kids like banana and strawberry yoghurt smoothies

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  24. Margaritas! Or banana strawberry blueberry smoothies for my son. :)

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  27. Strawberry banana smoothie is my fav!
    seraphou@aol.com

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  28. some simple syrup, mint leaves, lime juice and rum.:0)

    asheffi659@aol.com

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  29. I used to always love making milkshakes!

    orchestratenoise0726[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  30. I love margaritas!!!
    tifg45 at excite dot com

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  31. Frozen strawberries + frozen mangoes + protein powder + vanilla yogurt = SO YUMMY!
    katiekarr at gmail dot com

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  32. This would also be great for marinades and sauces, when I don't feel like lugging out the big blender.

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  33. I love to make margaritas and my famous spicy salsa in blenders. Yum!

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  34. I love Strawberry peach Yogurt Smoothies! LOTSA ice, FAT FREE/ SUGAR FREE Yogurt , Tons of fresh Fruit, some Splenda and Buzzzzzzzzzzzz away!
    pour into a HUGE glass and sippppppppp away! YUM.. that is Delish!

    Thank you so much for the Chance to win! My Blender is way past its Prime and Boy would I love the Hamilton Beach Single-Serve Blender with two jars and two lids!!

    Leslie
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    http://leslielovesveggies.blogspot.com/

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  35. I'm a follower
    Leslie
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  36. LeslieVeg is following you on Twitter

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  37. I faved you on Technorati. My user name is LeslieVeg

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  38. I subscribe by email
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  39. I subscribe by google Reader too
    Leslie
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  40. We LOVE to make Strawberry/Banana smoothies....all the time!

    Thanks for the opportunity!
    ~Stacey
    csfish@roadrunner.com

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  41. I like to make Strawberry smoothies.
    austma7@aol.com

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  42. strawberry smoothies of course. with some blue berry and pineapple in too!

    nettysgirlAtgmail.com

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  43. Strawberry banana smoothies mm

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  44. My favorite blender concoction is Starbucks Frappachino blended with ice and chocolate syrup with whipped cram and shaved dark chocolate on top

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  46. Added your button to my blog

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  47. Following you on twitter @flil2

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  48. Following you on twitter
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  49. I love a good Mango Margarita!

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  50. I subscribed by email
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  51. Frozen dacquiris are my favorite - yum!

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    email in blogger profile.

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  52. I follow your blog on blogger.
    email in blogger profile.

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  53. I like a tropical fruit drink, like with strawberries,lemon,lime,orange juices.

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  54. following you on twitter,
    @palmersf

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  55. I love adding chocolate ice cream, bananas and walnuts and making a shake.

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  56. I follow on twitter: carogonza

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  57. faved you on technorati: carogonza

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  58. we keep it simple - mostly milk shakes or smoothies with whatever fruit is available

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  59. Pineapple and banana smoothies =)

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  60. I love milkshakes!

    Thanks for entering me! Great Contest!

    Janna Johnson
    janna@FeedYourPigBlog.com
    jannajanna@hotmail.com
    www.FeedYourPigBlog.com

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  61. A Strawberry Smoothie using fresh berries.
    alicia75136@yahoo.com

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  62. i do not have a blender this is perfect for one person

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  63. i subscribe via google reader

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  64. Strawberry banana smoothies!

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  65. Fresh peach smoothies are especially good.
    traymona[at]aol.com

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  66. Coffee smoothies!
    Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

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  67. A smoothie with vanilla yogurt, ice, peanut butter and honey.
    paryjeja at sbcglobal dot net

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  68. I like banana smoothies, it's a good way to use very ripe bananas

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  69. I love having strawberry smoothies and chocolate milkshakes!

    samsakara@twcny.rr.com

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  70. I love to make old-fashioned homemade malts. Yum! Thanks!

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  71. We make lots of smoothies with yogurt, strawberries, and bananas

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  72. Frozen Strawberry Margaritas!!
    Brightstarrinthesky@hotmail.com

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  73. my favorite concoction is whatever fruit I can buy fresh from the local farmers market.

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  74. i love strawberry smoothies with a dash of protein powder

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  75. I love to make smoothies by adding melons, strawberries, blueberries and milk.

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  76. I love almost any kind of fruit smoothie, but my absolute favorite blender drink has to be a frappuccino, made the original way. asthenight at gmail dot com

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  77. I would love to win.
    My favorite is Strawberry smoothies with a dash of pineapple juice. Yummy
    Thank you for the chance
    tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

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  78. i like making smoothies with strawberries and bananas, it taste so great and is very delicious on hot days. thanks for the giveaway.

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  79. Fresh strawberry smoothies, with strawberries, a little lemon juice, and water. Thank you for the terrific give-away.

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  80. Chocolate Malts are my favorite concoction, and this would be perfect for them because no one else in the family cares for them. They could use the big blender for shakes, and I'd use this for my malts.
    Thank you.
    msurosey@yahoo.com

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  81. We like all kinds of fruit smoothies and milkshakes in summer

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  82. I love homemade Raspberry Smoothies...yum, yum, yum!!

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  83. I follow you on Twitter! http://twitter.com/her5boys480

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  84. We love to make strawberry smoothies! Annie has a good recipe with strawberries, bananas, yogurt and milk

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  85. I love pineapple milkshakes.
    brewerchickey78(at)yahoo.com

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  86. I love banana blackberry smoothies. Thank you!

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  87. love mixing up vanilla ice cream, milk, stawberries and bananas in the summer -yum!
    melissa.barnes76 at yahoo dot com

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  88. subscribe in email melissa.barnes76 at yahoo dot com

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  89. follow on twitter as lovinmykiddos

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  90. Frozen margaritas are my favorite thing to whip up in the blender, thanks for the fun contest!

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  91. I like to combine yogurt, fresh fruit (strawberries, bananas, nectarines, papaya, mango) and orange juice to make a delicious smoothie. My husband likes to have them with a little bit of wine added for a refreshing end of the day dessert.

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  92. Milkshakes of course!

    ehhogan@bellsouth.net

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  94. I love to make daquiris in a blender-yummy!
    smchester at gmail dot com

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  95. I am following you on Twitter (ptowngirl).
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  97. MY SMOOTHIES. I make yummy strawberry smoothies with yogurt and fresh strawberries (and a few other things too.

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  98. Knock off Orange Julius drinks

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  99. I love strawberry banana smoothies that my fiance makes me.
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  100. i have your button
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  101. i follow your blog
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  102. i follow you on twitter
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  104. grasshoppers!!! The kids get virgin ones too!

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  105. My favorite blender concoction is smoothies with fresh fruit and yogurt.My grandkids prefer milkshakes.

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  106. Yahoo reader RSS subscriber.

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  107. My favorite blender concoction is banana and strawberry smoothies

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  108. Favorite is a blueberry , 1 cup of yougurt, half a banana smoothie.
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  109. I am a subscriebr by email.
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  110. I am a subscriber through RSS Feed.
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  111. Blue cheese and sweet pickle juice makes the best dressing ever.

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  112. I make a mean peach margarita!

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  113. I make killer chocolate peanut butter smoothies. I haven't been making them too often though as my blender sucks, lol!

    Winterbreeze85@yahoo.com

    Thanks!

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  114. I love to make any sort of smoothie. I take some fresh fruit, juice, and yogurt and blend it together. I usually add a dash of soy powder to it for extra protein too (shhh, don't tell the kids it's good for them).

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  115. I pick a ton of blueberries in the summer and freeze them on cookie sheets so they are frozen little marbles. Then I store them in ziploc baggies and all year long I take them out to make blueberry smoothies with some milk, yogurt and lemon zest. They are delicious and very healthy. thanks for the great giveaway.

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  116. We love to make strawberry and banana smoothies. Thanks for the chance to win!

    sueellison@hcecwildblue.com

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  117. I love Chocolate Milk Shakes with Banana.

    dawns_horizen@yahoo.com

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  118. wow, great contest

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  119. i love fresh fruit smoothies!

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  120. Any kind of fruit smoothie, but especially strawberry/mango.

    dazedpo (a t) a o l (d o t) c o m

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  121. I put in frozen strawberries, banana, kiwi, milk, yogurt and sometimes some ice cream! Yummy!

    luckymegs1981 AT yahoo DOT com

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  122. Banana Milkshake
    Bananas (ripe)
    Ice Cubes
    Milk
    Vanilla
    Add frozen berries if you want
    It's great!
    awesome49557@aim.com

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  123. Protein based diet drinks =P.. and mudslides!

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  124. I follow!
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  128. we have a base of frozen strawberries and frozen banana and yogurt and usually a little OJ to thin it out, and then we add a little of any other fruit we have at the time. pretty basic, but yummy!

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  129. I like strawberry, banana and peach smoothies.

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  130. My favorite blender concoction would have to be Fruit Smoothie Surprise! "What is Fruit Smoothie Surprise?" you ask. Well, Fruit Smoothie Surprise takes a couple scoops from a bag of frozen mixed fruit (which includes pineapples, strawberries, peach, honeydew, and mango), a handful of just frozen strawberries, and either milk or orange juice, and blends them together on high. The surprise? What it'll taste like this time!

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  131. I added your button to my sidebar! It's under the "BUTTONS! Check 'em!" header.
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  132. I now follow you through blogger!
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  133. I love an icy Mojito in the summertime! Add a sprig of fresh mint... heaven!

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  134. A milk shake with peanut butter
    cups mixed in it!
    hellrzr(at)juno(dot)com

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  135. I love a Strawberry Milk Shake made with Breyers ice cream. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

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  136. To make a fast and easy granita style dessert (really a fancy sno-cone) I make a simple syrup and infuse it with fruit puree or fresh ginger or even mint. After the syrup is made I often add a little bit of liquor or vodka, to give it more flavor of course! I then use the blender to crush up ice and then pour the cooled syrup on top. Its a perfect way to cool off in the afternoon without having fatty ice cream!

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  137. A frozen Margarita is my favorite blender concotion

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  138. Orange juice, orange sherbet, frozen raspberries, blueberries and strawberries...yummy smoothie

    dancnwithmyself@aol.com

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  139. I like a simple smoothie with milk, a banana, and frozen strawberries

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  140. I like a coffee smoothie, with a strong coffee and some ice cubes which make it thick and frothy.
    elyaklang@hotmail.com

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  141. My favorite is a chocolate-strawberry milk shake. Thanks for this offer.
    oak462@juno.com

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  142. just about any kind of smoothie! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  143. Smoothie! Vanillla yogurt, whipcream and banannas.

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  144. Smoothies for the kids and margaritas for me!!

    Thanks.
    pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

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  145. I just love to make stawberry kiwi smoothies

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  146. I used to make milkshakes in my old blender, so good! But smoothies ARE the best and my favorite is a strawberry kiwi mix.

    -Lauren

    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

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  147. i follow you on twitter.

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  148. MILKSHAKES!!! most def haha

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  149. My fave blender concoction is a homemade Orange Julius, YUM!

    Justine417@comcast.net

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  150. I'm now following you on twitter..
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  151. I love all kinds of smoothies.
    erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

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  152. My favorite blender concoction is a root beer float :)

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  153. My favorite is blackberry smoothie.

    drellis500(at)gmail.com

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  154. I voted for your Whrrl story.

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  155. I follow.

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  156. I follow on twitter. drellis500

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  157. I subscribe via google reader.

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  158. I love to make a great daiquiri!

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  159. I clicked "I like it" on whrrl.

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  160. I have your button on my blog.

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  161. I follow on Twitter.

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  162. I subscribe via email.

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  163. We love to make strawberry and banana smoothies all year round-
    Diane Baum
    dianesmb@aol.com

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  164. I love making strawberry daiquiris.

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  165. I voted for your Whrrl story. I was the 17th vote.

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