Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Smoothies in December {Giveaway!}

Smoothies at Moonbean
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Are you mildly shocked that we drink smoothies in December? I'm actually still wearing short-sleeves here in Florida! The weather is cool, and the deciduous trees are shedding, but for now the occasional light jacket will do. :)

While hot tea is my go-to during the Fall and Winter, I've mentioned before how I love to have frozen fruit in the freezer for making smoothies all year round.

Today I have a smoothie giveaway for you...two coupons for free Yoplait Frozen Smoothies and a 3-Speed KitchenAid Blender (that also includes a smoothie setting)!

Yoplait (in cooperation with My Blog Spark) also sent me two coupons to try out their frozen smoothies and my hubby and I enjoyed them on two different nights after we had put Squishy down for bed. The Yoplait smoothie package contains pieces of frozen fruit and frozen yogurt--you toss it into the blender with some milk and whal-laa! Your two smoothies are ready.

Our thoughts? 

Delicious! Our favorite flavor was Triple Berry.

The caveat?

Personally, I never add sugar when I make homemade smoothies. The fruit is typically sweet enough. However, the Yoplait smoothies do contain sugar. With that in mind, I would consider these smoothies better fit for dessert than for breakfast.

Do you drink smoothies all year round (Psssst...if you don't...you can just save your smoothie coupons for when it warms up a bit!)?

If you'd like to try Yoplait Frozen Smoothies (along with the KitchenAid Blender), just leave a comment on this post to be entered to win. Don't forget to leave me your email address so I can get in touch with you.

For an additional entry, if you subscribe to Alicia's Homemaking via reader or email, leave an extra comment telling me so!

This giveaway will end on December 8th, 2010.



Disclosure: Yoplait and Kitchen Aid provided me with coupons for free Yoplait Frozen Smoothies and a KitchenAid Blender in partnership with My Blog Spark. All opinions are my own. 

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106 comments:

  1. I can't have smoothies regularly (too much dairy for my Crohns to handle). However, my husband has one EVERY DAY!!! Doesn't matter the weather. He has one. So, this would almost be a gift for him wouldn't it!!!

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  2. I subscribe via Google Reader and read you every day (well almost every day... you know when things aren't crazy and all).

    Have a fabulous day friend!

    Oh! kathill2006 at gmail

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  3. Look at you! What a great giveaway and pleasant gift of a blender! We love smoothies and my favorite way to make them special is by adding a little fresh mint.

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  4. I love these little smoothie packets!! I have bought them in bulk from Costco, and they are a delicious snack or dessert. If you mix them with orange juice, it is equally good with a different flavor, and for extra sweetness you can add honey, though you don't need to with these smoothies~!!

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  5. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Andrea Watts
    awatts@atd-us.com

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  7. I'm an RSS subscriber
    Andrea Watts
    awatts@atd-us.com

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  8. Awesome, please enter me!

    kathrynbaby2004@yahoo.com

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  9. Love this and Love smoothies, thanks Alicia!

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  10. I love smoothies but our blender is broken, so I haven't been able to make them. Pre-cut fruit sounds good!

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  11. I follow your blog via google reader, I love the updates!

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  12. I would love to enter this contest! I like to make pumpkin smoothies (my husband thinks they are gross lol ) I mix some canned pumpkin milk and pumpkin pie spices together ....sooooo gooood!!!!!!

    my email is creationchick@hotmail.com

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  13. I also subscribed using the rss feed and put you on my web page ;) email again... creationchick@hotmail.com

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  14. We love smoothies and this would be fun to win! :-)

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  15. We love smoothies for snack time. I typically add a little frozen broccoli or spinach as well. Adds a little more veggie into our day, but the fruit usually overpowers any veggie taste.
    Since our blender is pretty weak we could totally use this giveaway!
    kellyschmidt1@gmail.com

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  16. Ashley, I have never heard of the pumpkin smoothie idea!!! Thanks for sharing...:)

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  17. Hi Alicia, I very much enjoy your blog! I have you on my Google Reader. :-) My husband, 2 yr old daughter and I have smoothies ALL year... and we live up in cold New England. God bless!

    derrickandlisa@comcast.net

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  18. I love smoothies but haven't made any in a while! Thanks for this yummy giveaway!!

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  19. I'm an RSS subscriber through My Yahoo reader.
    apickett AT hotmail DOT COM

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  20. Love smoothies!! Any time of year...but mostly when it's warm outside :-)

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  21. I LOVE smoothies. My son has them on a regular basis before school for breakfast.

    andersonmarisa at hotmail dot com

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  22. I love Smoothies, thank you!

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  23. I am subscribed with Google Reader.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  24. My blender just died. We have been having some serious smoothie withdrawals!

    starvingstudentsurvivor at gmail dot com

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  25. I subscribe in Google Reader.

    starvingstudentsurvivor at gmail dot com

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  26. I'd love to try the Yoplait smoothies and I'd love to win the blender for my husband (our resident smoothie-maker). Thanks for the chance!

    shannonhowl (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  27. Love smoothies!! I'm in!

    joycelau319 at yahoo dot com

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  28. Reader Subscriber

    joycelau319 at yahoo dot com

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  29. My blender just broke so this would be awesome to win!

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  30. I'm not a big smoothie drinker just because I find them too much work. Maybe this would change that.

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  31. I really want to incorporate smoothies into our lives. I have a 2 year old and she loves them. A great way to get in fruits and veggies!

    badixon@gmail.com

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  32. This sounds awesome...would love this!
    katerwalker@yahoo.com

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  33. I love smoothies. I haven't made many lately.

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  34. redo of first e-mail. forgot e-mail address

    sjefferson at kcata dot org

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  35. I would like to win this. We don't have a blender and it would be nice to have one.

    mattnsarah.pfeier@gmail.com

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  36. I subscribe to your blog via email.

    mattnsarah.pfeifer@gmail.com

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  37. Thank you so much for this awesome giveaway!

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  38. I subscribe by email.

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  39. I love smoothies and drink them mostly in the summer. I add flax to them to bulk the fiber up. Yummy!
    lori at ilovecornerstone.com

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  40. Mmm. I've become a lover of green smoothies sweetened with honey.

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  41. I subscribe via google reader
    Lindsaylou_19@yahoo.com

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  42. We make protein smoothies with frozen strawberries (plus whatever other frozen fruit we have) and one banana, plus a scoop of whey protein powder. After adding these to the blender I fill it mostly with milk and add a little bit of O.J. Yummy and a good easy way to get protein in the morning.
    -Christina A.

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  43. I subscribe by email! :)

    ckaudet@hotmail.com

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  44. I'd love to win this fabulous prize! Thanks.

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  45. I'd like to try the triple berry as well! It sounds delicious! Thanks for the giveaway. I love kitchenaid products!

    catharine.ellie [at] gmail.com

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  46. I love smoothies anytime of the year! Thank you for a wonderful giveaway.

    stripp@hfx.eastlink.ca

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  47. I also subscribe through email.

    stripp@hfx.eastlink.ca

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  48. We do lots of smoothies here...even in the winter when it is minus 30 (celcius) outside. My kids LOVE them. 2 of my kids even ask for spinach in them (that's how I get my greens in!).

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  49. What a great giveaway! Thanks :)

    grannylovesgiftbaskets@hotmail.com

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  50. Email subscriber

    grannylovesgiftbaskets@hotmail.com

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  51. Awesome giveaway, I almost missed it, I need a new blender so badly, mine went kaput a few weeks ago.

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  52. Thanks so much for the giveaway!
    MMD
    mcpheedes@hotmail.com

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  53. I'd love to enter! My girls absolutely love smoothies, and I finally got my 6yo Autistic son to try them...this is one way to get fruit in him since he is such a picky eater :)

    mdlangmead at gmail dot com

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  54. Subscribed via Google RSS!

    mdlangmead at gmail dot com

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  55. Thanks!

    kristen_yeh at yahoo dot com

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  56. What a fabulous giveaway! Our blender magically leaped off of the counter and onto the floor (not really..one of my toddlers knocked it over), so smoothies have been scarce around here. Normally we would make them ever Sunday afternoon (regardless of the time of year), and sit down to enjoy a family movie. Now we've been subjected to eating our fruit instead of drinking it. THE NERVE! lol just kidding. We love fruit and yogurt in all forms.

    This would be an AWESOME win for us as ours is in blender heaven.

    -Renee
    cvilledoula@gmail.com

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  57. Oops..forgot to mention that I also subscrive via email :)

    -Renee
    cvilledoula@gmail.com

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  58. Never made a smoothie before, but I bet you I would if I had this wonderful mixer! Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

    mmalavec@med.umich.edu

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  59. I am subscribed to your blog!

    mmalavec@med.umich.edu

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  60. We love smoothies here too. Thank you for the giveaway! :) Lyn lylacldy (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  61. Subscribe via RSS reader, thank you. Lyn lylacldy (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  62. Fellow Fl here and yes we have them year around. the Yoplait Smoothies are good.

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  63. I'm in need of a new blender!

    todayon2010@gmail.com

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  64. A friend recently served us fruit smoothies with fresh spinach blended into it...she hides the green vegetables so her family eats more of them...

    jandhwilloughby@yahoo.com

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  65. I'm a subscriber too :)
    jandhwilloughby@yahoo.com

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  66. Great giveaway!
    emmyj1979(at)yahoo.(com)

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  67. Sounds delicious!! I'd love the blender and smoothie!

    sarahjanemckelvy@gmail.com

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  68. I would love a blender! We make smoothies a few times a week. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

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  69. I subscribe via google reader.

    sarahjanemckelvy@gmail.com

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  70. We love smoothies all year round. I am in need of a blender, too!
    Thanks!

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  71. This is an awesome giveaway! Keeping my fingers crossed for this one! Thanks!

    Heather
    liveinbohemia@gmail.com

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  72. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE smoothies! Easy, healthy snack and kids love 'em too!

    tclarkusa@gmail.com

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  73. Great giveaway!! I would love to win this.

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  74. Hi there....my fiance and me enjoy this place called 'Smoothie King', but it's kind of out of our way soooooo....I would LOVE to surprise him with some homemade smoothies...not only are they delicious but all so healthy...
    grmingirl@aol.com

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  75. I think equal time margaritas and smoothies would be a great use for this blender. Thanks! mike.karr at gmail.com

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  76. I would love a new blender. We are still using the one we got as a wedding gift 15 years ago!

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  77. Thanks for the giveaway! My mother-in-law wants a new blender for Christmas, and I know she'd love this!

    eemoody77 at gmail dot com

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  78. I follow with GFC/Google reader!

    eemoody77 at gmail dot com

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  79. this would be a great addition to my kitchen!!
    jjkemp at yousq dot net

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  80. I would love to have this. I am still using the same blender that I got for my bridal shower 23 years ago......sad..:)

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  81. Sounds so yummy. I want to start eating more fruits and blending them into smoothies sounds yummy, and you can't go wrong with yoplait!

    j.mcdilda at gmail dot com

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  82. I would love this! I Yoplait everyday!
    closertolucy@gmail.com

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  83. I love smoothies and do drink them year round.

    ewhatley at embarqmail dot com

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  84. I have 5 kids and we have a smoothie everyday. I would love a better blender to make them in so the kids can make their own.

    emeraldstarr15@hotmail.com

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  85. I'd love to win!
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  86. subscriber
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  87. I love smoothies and enjoy them year-round.

    ladystingray72118(at)gmail(dot)com

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  88. I follow via gfc.

    ladystingray72118(at)gmail(dot)com

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  89. These sound delicious!
    katiekarr at gmail dot com

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  90. My grandsons and I love to make smoothies.

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  91. I would love to win this. I love smoothies, but I don't have a blender to make them at home.
    Thank you for the chance!
    blondie_31971(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  92. thanks for the chance looks yummy eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  93. I have a small blender that I've overused for protein drinks and it smells like burning rubber whenever I turn it on now. I'd love a new blender for smoothies and drinks! :)

    mickeycoutts at yahoo dot com

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  94. My two sons both love smoothies, we have had this yoplait product a number of times. It is on our Costco shopping list.
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