tumblr visitor stats

Apple Pie Smoothie Recipe + Hamilton Beach Smoothie Start Blender Giveaway

I’ve been craving apple pie lately, but I can’t exactly bake just one slice now, can I? Eight slices are dangerous, so I decided to nix the whole pie idea. Instead, I took the apple pie idea and turned it into an apple pie smoothie with my Smoothie Start blender.

Apple Pie Smoothie

Hamilton Beach had sent me the Smoothie Start blender to try out, so this was the perfect excuse to use it. It has a 45-second auto smoothie blending cycle which moves from pulse to mix without having to touch any additional buttons.

The initial pulsing breaks down the ice and large chunks, then it gradually powers up from low speed to high speed to do the mixing and smoothing. It’s a blender with a brain. :)

See?

In addition to the auto smoothie feature, it has buttons to pulse, crush ice, mix and puree.  The powerful 700-watt motor is loud, but then I’ve never expected a blender to be anything but loud. Have you?

Hamilton Beach Smoothie Start Blender

The snug-fitting lid has a built-in spout from which you can pour, but I personally prefer to pour directly from the glass pitcher itself. I don’t know why, I just do. By the way, the machine has a 40-ounce (5 cup capacity) so it holds a lot!

smoothie start blender pour lid

Clean-up is easy since the blender and lid can be washed in the dishwasher, and the cord tucks in underneath to help avoid counter top clutter. 

And just in case you’d like to make yourself an apple pie smoothie too, here’s the recipe!

Apple Pie Smoothies
 
Author:
Recipe type: Smoothie
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 5 oz vanilla yogurt
  • 1 cup apple pie filling
  • 1 banana
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups crushed ice or 3 cups ice cubes
  • ½ cup applesauce
Instructions
  1. Use the auto smoothie cycle on your blender, or pulse to break up ice, then move from low to high speed to mix ingredients until smooth.

 

Apple Pie Smoothies

Buy It: You can purchase the Smoothie Start Blender at Amazon or from Hamilton Beach directly for $39.99.

 

GIVEAWAY!

One lucky reader will win a Hamilton Beach Smoothie Start Blender!

Hamilton Beach Smoothie Start Blender 56206

 

 

A review item was provided. All opinions are my own.

RULES: Giveaway ends 11:59 pm ET, January 5, 2014. No purchase necessary. Open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and District of Columbia, Eighteen (18) years of age or older. Void where prohibited by law. One lucky winner will be chosen using random.org. One entry per household and IP address. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Cheating will not be tolerated, and entries will be verified for accuracy. I will email the winner and they will have 48 hours to respond to the notification email, or a new winner will be chosen. Entering this giveaway means you are in agreement with this blog’s Terms of Use policy.

About Liz

Liz Mays is a lifestyle, food and travel blogger living in coastal North Carolina. If she's not in her kitchen creating recipes, she's probably off on another whirlwind travel adventure, scrapbooking her photos and memories, curled up watching a movie or sound asleep.

Speak Your Mind

*

Comments

  1. blueberries,rasberries strawberries pineapples

  2. Marcy Strahan says:

    I MAKE A SMOOTHIE WITH SUGAR FREE ICECREAM, BANANAS, SUGAR FREE HOT COCO MIX & A SPOON OF PEANUT BUTTER WITH A HALF CUP OF MILK!

  3. Barbara Long says:

    My favorite smoothie has pineapple juice, plain yogurt, banana, strawberries and ice in it.

    longbarb11@aol.com

  4. joel.sternenberg says:

    some told me to get one