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January 19, 2015

Blendtec 725 Review + 2 Recipes! #blendtecfit

You know those big ticket items you’ve always wanted but can’t seem to rationalize purchasing yourself? Or the pricy kitchen toys you figured will be a wedding registry item one day? For me, it was a high speed blender. I had always wanted one to make soups, smoothies, but especially homemade nut butters.

About a month ago, I got a realllllly lucky surprise. No, it wasn’t a marriage proposal, but it in my mind, almost as good. 🙂 I teamed up with Fitfluential for a Blendtec review! This baby came at the perfect time too — my Cuisinart food processor was on its last leg and I was contemplating buying another. But then my culinary prayers were answered with the Blendtec Designer 725.

From the branding to the packaging, this baby is gorgeous. It’s got a really sleek design with a multi-speed pulse, and a 100-speed touch slider. One of my favorite feature is the illuminated touch screen interface that greets you when you turn it on, and says goodbye when you’ve finished.

There are six programmed cycles: Smoothie, Salsa, Ice Cream, Whole Juice, Hot Soup, and Clean. These one-touch options make it super easy to achieve the right consistency of what you’re creating. It even tells you which speed to use for stirring, chopping, mixing, blending, or pureeing. Another fun thing? Blendtec rewards you for using your blender. It tracks your blends, then displays reward codes at certain milestones that can be redeemed online for for recipe books, gift cards, kitchen utensils, jar discounts, and more.

I knew the first thing I wanted to make was homemade almond butter. I often purchase the fresh ground almond and peanut butters at Whole Foods so I was excited to finally make mine at home. It was so easy with the Blendtec. I just tossed in the ingredients, turned up the speed and let it go.blendtec designer 725Here’s the recipe I made:

Chia Almond Butter

  • 2 cups roasted almonds
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup. chia seeds

Add almonds to the Twister jar and cover with lid. Turn up speed to 7. While blending, turn lid counterclockwise to mix up nuts. Run for 60 seconds. With a spatula, stir in chia seeds.

Best served warm with an apple!
blendtec 725 almond butter apple chia seed

The second thing I wanted to make was a smoothie. And of course I wanted my homemade almond butter to be an ingredient in my next recipe. So I made a smoothie!blendtec 725 almond butter smoothie
Almond Butter & Banana Smoothie

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • 1 tbsp. almond butter
  • dash of cinnamon

Add ingredients to jar and secure lid. Select “Smoothie” or blend on medium speed until smooth.

blendtec 725 almond butter smoothie

I’ve since used the Blendtec for green smoothies, honey cinnamon walnut butter, and salad dressings. I also like using it to chop up garlic, ginger, nuts, and seeds. It’s amazing how much use I’ve already gotten out of it. It came with a recipe book and there are also a bunch of recipes online.

For more information, check out Blendtec’s social links:

This post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Blendtec.

 

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  • Wow, that’s a really awesome blogger perk!

    And I can’t wait to try the almond butter recipe.

  • looks pretty awesome! i need to get one of these to make smoothies. xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  • katiesperk

    I am so jealous! That thing looks like a beast!

  • Rebecca P.

    I JUST won one form the Fitfluential giveaway! I am so siked!

  • Stephanie @ Whole Health Dork

    Ooops…looks like I commented in the wrong place?
    I have also been eyeing some of the more expensive blenders lately. We already have a Magic Bullet, food processor, and juicer (plus a cheaper blender), so I feel like it would be a little overboard to get another appliance. The Bullet doesn’t quite do smoothies very well and is insanely loud (my ears ring after using it-no good!), so maybe we could pass it along to a friend and get a new one…?

  • Biana Perez

    Seriously great blender girl!! I saw that butter you made yesterday and it looked delish!! xo, biana – BlovedBoston

  • Erin @ The Grass Skirt Blog

    I need to try the chia almond butter! It sounds delicious!

    The Grass Skirt

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