Let Me Introduce You to My Blendtec and My Day

This morning I was lazy and stayed in bed a little later and by later I mean like 6:30 am.  Once I finally dragged myself out of bed I decided to make a green smoothie in my new Blendtec Total Blender.  Let me tell you how excited I was when I came home to this a few weeks ago.  The good people at Blendtec sent me my own red Blendtec Total Blender and I am just loving it. I have mostly made smoothies and  vegan ice cream it in it so far but I am dying to try my hand at making soup in it. This morning was a yummy green…er brown smoothie (1.5 cups water, 1 cup frozen raspberries, 1 small apple diced, 1 small banana diced, 2 handfuls of spinach). The best part about this blender is that I only have to push one button for my smoothie to be made (the button that says smoothie) and it does all the work for me! 

I did some yoga this morning and then an elliptical session where I finally finished reading The China Study – I read a good chunk of it when I was on vacation back at Christmas but just haven’t taken the time to do much reading lately but I told myself I HAD TO finish it this week.  Now I am on to working on a blog post about this amazing informative book. 

For lunch I made up some of Kristen Suzanne’s “Twilight Pecan Shallot Pate”  from her Entrees book.  I served it up on some romaine pieces and let me tell you this stuff is sooo good I will be making it again!


After lunch I did some yoga for abs with Rodney Yee and then headed to the co-op to pick up a couple of things.  To my delight there was a package on our steps from Tropical Traditions when I returned home.  Once I got things put away I decided it was to make my Kitchen Sink Cookies since my husband has been asking for about a month for me to make them. 



Coconut Oil from Tropical Traditions


Kitchen Sink Cookies


So Kitchen Sink Cookies are crazy easy to make the base is:

1/2 cup nut butter (I used PB today)

2 T water

2 T agave

1t vanilla

1/2 t cinnamon 

Mix this all together and to this add whatever nuts, dried fruit or chocolate you’d like to it.

Today I used: 1/2 cup raw trail mix (goji berries, pistachios, cashews and a few other dried things), 2 T raisins, 1t shredded unsweetened coconut, 1 T pumpkin seeds, 2T sunflower seeds, and 1 T mini chocolate chips

These are best after they have set in the refrigerator for about 2 hours.



Blogger Disclosure:  Cooking For A Vegan Lover received these products at no cost from the company for review.

8 responses to “Let Me Introduce You to My Blendtec and My Day

  1. OOh how lucky are you with that Blendtec!! the smoothie sounds delicious!!

  2. Wow…those cookies sound great, and so easy. I might just make some tonight!! Thanks for the ideas.

  3. I’ve always wanted to try a Blendtec! Those cookies look awesome 🙂

  4. Those cookies look awesome! So pretty. Your romaine-with-pate is making me hungry too 🙂

  5. Ooh! A RED Blendtec – SASSY!!!!

    Thanks for mentioning the Twilight recipe, glad you liked it! It’s a favorite in my house. 🙂

    The China Study – AMAZING! Can’t wait to read your blog post about it. And, those cookies. HELLO! Sound AWESOME!

  6. Your cookies sound terrific, easy and healthy. I am definitely going to make them some time!

  7. Your blender is one powerful beauty! I want one!

    Glad you liked The China Study. I thought it was pretty incredible, I wish everyone could read it.

    That raw dish looks really tasty!

  8. I can’t wait to read your review of The China Study. I have had so many people recommend it to me!

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