Basil Blueberry Blast (and too much good stuff)

June 22, 2010

I love alliteration, don’t you? Of course you do, because, in this case, it leads to a recipe (and some awesomely amazing artifacts, um, news). But before I get to the nitty-gritty of this flavor blast smoothie, I have a few things to say (all of which you’ll enjoy).

Question: Have you ever visited any of CSN.com‘s sites? They have literally anything and everything you can imagine needing. I love it. When I browsed their sites this weekend, I found office supplies, outdoor grills, garment bags, cutlery, All-Clad cookware (boyfriend’s favorite), even headboards! It’s amazing the selection they carry. It’s like Amazon but without books (yes…?).
I decided to take a trip over to their Cookware.com site to review a product, mostly because CSN asked me to do a review, but because I was in the market for a spiralizer… or maybe an ice cream maker

Relate items: And hey, this Saturday is my Bloggiversary (or shall I say, Blogirthday!?), and I owe my blog a present. Or at least a new food accessory to host on my blog and make yummy foods for you to drool over and me to shove stuff devour properly enjoy.

Anyway, since the fine people at CSN.com offered me a gift card for doing a review of their site and/or a products, how the heck could I resist?? Plus, it’s just in time for the Bloggiversary celebrations to begin! CSN.com review to come tomorrow.

More related news: Since I get a present, should my dear and amazing readers get one too? Well, of course you should! That’s why I’m doing a giveaway!!!!!! (Man, I love free stuff!) And before we get to the giveaway excitement, enjoy this delicious smoothie recipe. Breakfast of champions!

Basil Blueberry Blast [Smoothie]

  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/4-1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup almond milk (or other milk alternative)
  • 3-5 drops Vanilla Stevia (or drizzle of sweetener of choice)
  • 1 tsp Chia seeds
  • 1 scoop protein powder (I used a combo of chocolate egg white protein powder and hemp seeds- either and all completely optional)
  • Ice

Blend for 30 seconds in your powerful blender, or until basil leaves are blended, and serve in a large mason jar or two glasses to share with a loved one. This smoothie is not only extremely tasty and like an flavor explosion in your mouth, but is FULL of antioxidants, nutrients, low in sugar, and truly alkalizing to your body. Sip happily.

I know I love a good dessert, and who doesn’t, why not do a giveaway loaded with yummy, snackish desserts? Don’t twist my arm, I’ll do it!

I don’t know exactly yet what you’ll get but I promise you, it will be GOOD. I’m thinking some raw granola (either chocolatey or tropical coconut, both of which are pretty much amazing, if I do say so myself), superfood balls of joy, a raw superfood bar, or some yummy raw macaroons. All raw, vegan, gluten free, dairy free, and Paleo-friendly. Maybe even a few of each. Who knows?

Completely related chaos: To enter this fantastical, magical, Blogiversary-Blogirthday Celebration Giveaway, please do one, two, a few, or all of the following:

  1. Write a comment wish my blog a very happy celebration (or just write anything you’d like, I’m not picky)
  2. Add me to your blogroll (the more links, the merrier here people)
  3. Subscribe via email to my posts! (you’ll get up to the minute emails of what I write, when I write!)
  4. Include this giveaway (and a link) in one of your blog posts this week
  5. Comment with what you would like to win in this giveaway- be specific- we’ll see if it happens! Creativity counts… for something…
  6. Comment with your alliteration of the day- have fun with this one!

Entry rules: You may do as many of these as you would like, repeatedly, but you must post a new comment for each item you perform. This way you get more entries. The contest giveaway will start today, Tuesday, June 22nd and end on my Blog’s Birthday, Sunday, June 27th at 12:00 pm (noon) PST. Get going and enter!!!


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bkim July 2, 2010 at 4:42 PM

Wishes for a wonderfully wacky week!

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bkim July 2, 2010 at 4:41 PM

Congratulations on your blogaversary! I’m a new reader, but I already like what I’ve read!

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maggie June 25, 2010 at 2:23 PM

Lori, I blogged about your giveaway and linked it in one of my blog posts 🙂

http://livingfoodjunkie.blogspot.com/2010/06/donut-bits.html
.-= maggie´s last blog ..Sunny days =-.

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Mama Thomas June 24, 2010 at 2:58 PM

Birthday Blogs Bite Big when Smoothies Soothe Soft Souls
My daughter promised to help me with my blog and as soon as that happens, I too will have a blog. I would love to be on the mailing list. I love your recipes and would love to be the recipient of one of your meals. And happy celebration for another full year of conceptually creative blogging. (how do I subscribe?)

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Lauren June 24, 2010 at 9:46 AM

Lexic-dys Lauren loves luminous Lori’s lovalicious log-b……………
.-= Lauren´s last blog ..The weirdest day of my life. =-.

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Lauren June 24, 2010 at 9:44 AM

If I won, superfood balls of joy would be awesomeee. of some kind of raw – dessert – ball. mmm. Yah.
.-= Lauren´s last blog ..The weirdest day of my life. =-.

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Mama Samaan June 24, 2010 at 5:59 AM

…just read the delicious sounding recipe for the blueberry smoothie and while I perused the ingredients a, maybe strange thought hit me: milk alternative and then protein POWDER (processed I presume since protein doesn’t occur naturally as a powder) …anyhoo, why not take the milk in its natural state (the only processing is going on inside the cow I have been told) and have a very healthy non-processed finished product? Love playing devil’s advocate and LOVE all your recipes 🙂

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Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) June 23, 2010 at 9:23 PM

whatrunslori: wishing wonderful woman wonderful things (attempt at w alliteration :))
.-= Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)´s last blog ..San Diego Blogger Meetup, Cookbooks & Making Complicated Recipes, Gift Certificates =-.

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Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) June 23, 2010 at 9:21 PM

i would like to win one of your skincare products!
.-= Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)´s last blog ..San Diego Blogger Meetup, Cookbooks & Making Complicated Recipes, Gift Certificates =-.

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Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) June 23, 2010 at 9:21 PM

blogrolled
.-= Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)´s last blog ..San Diego Blogger Meetup, Cookbooks & Making Complicated Recipes, Gift Certificates =-.

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Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) June 23, 2010 at 9:21 PM

wow a year…that’s amazing Lori! Mine is coming up or has just passed..i dont even know LOL! You have had such an amzing journey and ive been so glad to watch you and know you from pretty well the start I think!
xoxo
.-= Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)´s last blog ..San Diego Blogger Meetup, Cookbooks & Making Complicated Recipes, Gift Certificates =-.

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Pure2raw twins June 23, 2010 at 3:59 PM

We will blog about this tomorrow!!
.-= Pure2raw twins´s last blog ..Action =-.

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Pure2raw twins June 23, 2010 at 3:58 PM

Not sure if we commented already but happy blog anniversary!

You are on our blog roll 😉
.-= Pure2raw twins´s last blog ..Action =-.

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Natalie @ cinnamonbums June 23, 2010 at 12:53 PM

my alliteration of the day: winner wednesday!!! (instead of humpday!) haha
.-= Natalie @ cinnamonbums´s last blog ..Gracias Madre por Rainbow Grocery! =-.

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Natalie @ cinnamonbums June 23, 2010 at 12:52 PM

raw macaroons would be pretty tasty….
.-= Natalie @ cinnamonbums´s last blog ..Gracias Madre por Rainbow Grocery! =-.

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Natalie @ cinnamonbums June 23, 2010 at 12:51 PM

blogged about your giveaway here http://cinnamonbums.wordpress.com/2010/06/23/gracias-madre-por-rainbow-grocery/
.-= Natalie @ cinnamonbums´s last blog ..Gracias Madre por Rainbow Grocery! =-.

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