Yeah! It’s the first day of summer and you know what that means?

It’s BLEND: Artisanal Smoothies for Food Lovers launch day!!!

If you missed my announcement last Friday detailing how Faith and I came about writing these books together, be sure to catch up on it. We are so wildly excited to finally be sharing this project with all of you!

Since no party is complete without goodies, we have been working behind the scenes to procure some amazing prizes for you all to win.

There are over $1750 in total prizes and there will be 31 winners so plenty of chances to snag something awesome like a Blendtec or KitchenAid Blender, set of summer fruit tools from OXO, Smoothie Making Gift Packs from Navitas NaturalsBob’s Red MillNuNaturals SteviaNuts.comScharffen Berger Chocolates as well as cases of Natural Delights Medjool DatesPacific Foods Organic Almond Milk and of course, copies of both BLEND: The Basics and BLEND: Summer Volume 1. All the details are below but first let’s talk about the books!

BLEND: Summer Volume I (Maple Walnut Coffee Photo)

That delicious-looking smoothie is our Maple Walnut Coffee from the Coffee + Tea section of Summer Volume I

BLEND: The Basics is full of helpful smoothie-making tips and tricks, including how to wash fresh produce, flash-freeze fruit, making sure your smoothies come together as quickly as possible without sacrificing their artisanal flavor (including info on how to put together a “smoothie kit”), and much more! BLEND: The Basics is formatted for easy printing and meant to be a guidebook for smoothie lovers who want to take it to the next level!

BLEND: The Basics (Cover)

Here is a sneak peek at the table of contents so you can get an even better idea of what you will find in BLEND: The Basics. A HUGE Thank You to Lori Lange of Recipe Girl for writing our Foreword – we are truly honored and so grateful!

BLEND The Basics TOC

We are offering BLEND: The Basics for FREE during our launch and giveaway party.

Yep, absolutely FREE – just sign up here for our newsletter mailing list and then click the shopping cart below to download.

The regular price is $7.99 so make sure to download your copy before July 5th when the launch party ends!

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We decided to divide BLEND into two distinct books; The Basics, which we discussed above and BLEND: Summer Volume I. Summer Volume I is a collection of 25 artisanal smoothie recipes divided into four categories — Indulgence, Green, Fruit and Coffee + Tea.

Blend Summer Volume 1 Cover

Twenty-Five artisanal smoothie recipes with complex, balanced flavor profiles that are still EASY to make. Made with commonly found ingredients and all dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan-friendly (honey makes an appearance in a handful).

BLEND Artisanal Smoothies for Food Lovers Summer Volume 1 TOC

We wanted to be sure to give you the experience of reading through a beautifully designed, full-color cookbook loaded with full-page photographs of each and every recipe, please know that these are books designed and formatted to make printing off a single recipe an easy task!

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Faith from An Edible Mosaic and I are giving a huge thank you to our amazing food blogger friends who are participating in our launch party and helping to spread the word. Make sure to stop by their blogs and leave them some love!!

Diana from Appetite for China

Heather from girlichef

Jeanette from Jeanette’s Healthy Living

Joanne from Joanne Eats Well With Others

Marla from Family Fresh Cooking

Maya from Alaska From Scratch

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Now, for the prizes! Good luck to everyone and a tremendousus Thank You to all of our generous sponsors – these are some fantastic goodies!

Win over $1750 in prizes during the BLEND: Artisanal Smoothies for Food Lovers Launch Party!

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