Saturday, February 23, 2013

Stonyfield Blends and Blendtec Recipes Giveaway

My healthier lifestyle journey includes using my Blendtec blender to make my own smoothies, sauces, dips and more! I have had fun creating new recipes using the Blendtec with Stonyfield Blends Yogurts.
crockpot refried beans

Homemade "refried" pinto beans

Ingredients

6 cups of dry pinto beans
1 large onion, coarsely chopped
1/2-1 jalapeƱo, sliced in half
1/4 cup onion powder
1/4 cup garlic powder
1/4 cup cumin 
water or low sodium chicken stock
1 jar Herdez Salsa Verde (Don't add into the crockpot with the beans. This gets added to the end after you blend the beans)

Directions

1. Soak beans overnight in a crockpot full of water. (8-12 hours)
2. In morning, drain any extra water and refill with water or chicken stock to cover the beans.
3. Add in rest of ingredients. 
4. Cook on high for 6-8 hours in the crockpot. 
5. Check after 6 hours and if beans or done, turn off. If they aren't quiet done, let cook last 2 hours.
6. When beans are done, take lid off and let cool for a few hours. If you don't have time to let cool, add some beans to a bowl to cool for 15 minutes or so before blending.
7. Add 1-2 cups of partially cooled beans to the Blendtec Blender. Be careful and keep the lid slightly open if the beans are warm to allow the heat to escape.
8. If the beans are dry, add a little bit of the water from the crockpot.
9. Blend the beans and use the water to keep the beans smooth. Once the beans are all blended, add in 1 jar of salsa verde (green salsa

Kitchen Notes

*These are better than any can beans. They are very low sodium and no added fat for the "refried" step. 
*We eat this on our Easy Chicken Tostada Salad, Texas Straw Hat, bean nachos, bean dip, bean quesadillas and more! We freeze the beans in 2 cup portions, too. 
*When I first did these I added too many beans to the blender. I have since learned that you only want to blend 1-2 cups at a time.
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Besides using our Blendtec for these yummy beans, we also use it to make smoothies with the Stonyfield Blends Yogurt. We have a collection of fun, green and healthy St. Patrick's Day smoothies which we have tried with these yogurts. We like to play around with the recipes and use different yogurt flavors. My friend over at Little Island Studios has a recipe for a Chocolate Strawberry Banana smoothie which is on my recipe to do list!

Are you ready to enter to win your own stash of Stonyfield Blends and a Blendtec blender? The blender motor is factory reconditioned and comes with a 7 year warranty, delish cookbook and value of $400!
Giveaway ends 3/9


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I'm a member of the Stonyfield Clean Plate Club.  Product was provided for review purposes and my own tasty recipe &  opinions are expressed here. 

49 comments:

Gabby K. said...

I really want to win one of these so that I can make healthy smoothies for my kiddos. Gabby

Jessica said...

I make our own refried beans also. I have never tried adding the salsa Verde like in your recipe. Sounds yummy! I want a blendtec because I am sure it would do a better job than my old one. I've heard great things about them.

Anonymous said...

What a great recipe and giveway! kspaletto at yahoo dot com

island girl said...

Fabulous recipe and great new design on your site!

Judy W said...

I would love one for smoothies and for healthier eating!

eclairre said...

I heard great things about this brand.

April @ PolkaDots n' PinkySwears said...

Oh my goodness! I think it would be amazing for so many reasons, but especially making healthy eating healthier and alot more fun!

Laura said...

My KitchenAid blender I received when we got married is on it's last leg. I use it all the time for soups, cocktails, smoothies, milkshakes - a good blender is indispensable. Would love to get my hands on a Rolls Royce like this!

Violette said...

Doesn't everyone need a top end blender? I want to win the Blendtec to support the smoothie craze of my three daughters. It is going to take the best blender on the market to do that. ;)

keshakeke said...

I would like to win because I do not have a blender. I have been wanting one for a while

Andrea said...

I want to win a Blendtec to be able to do some tougher jobs that my blender can't do.Thanks for the chance to enter.

Andrea D.
short747417@msn.com

Tj and Amy said...

would love to win this so we could start eating healthy. I know you can make healthy meals very quick. amypugmire@live.com

Gigi said...

I have the most decrepit piece of crap for a blender. I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy..I do not have the extra cash to buy one currently, so winning this would be great.

JC said...

we make fruit and veggie smoothies daily, this would be a perfect appliance to win.

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

to make smoothies, sauce, soups, endless possibilities !

seyma_bennett@hotmail.com

Elena said...

because I want to make smoothies and soups

sonyamorris (Sonya Morris) said...

My family is asking that we start making smoothies! themorrisplace5@gmail.com

Keri said...

I would love to win the blendtec because I currently only have a single serve blender and I would love to make this (and many other) recipe.

M.j. said...

We've never had one and plus my daughter loves smoothies so this would be for her since she loves them so much....and cheaper to make than to buy.......ciao4now64 at yahoo dot com.

won said...

I'd love to win the Blendtec because it'd be like having a Cadillac in the kitchen.

Wendy T on RC.

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

I'd love to win the Blendtec because my current blender is over 30 years old!!!
bjn1957{at}gmail{dot}com

Debi said...

I would love to own either a Blendtec...and eliminate all of the editional appliances that it would replace.
pizzanumber2 at yahoo dot com

Kim Reid said...

I want to make healthy drinks and smoothies which I would love to have a new blender to make, thanks!

kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Cassie said...

i think it would do a lot better than our blender that's currently falling apart!

Elena said...

I would love to win the Blendtec because I don't have a blender yet, and also it could help me in preparing tasty meals for my family.
elena.cacahuete(at)gmail(dot)com

FalkFamily said...

I would love this - my kids love to make smoothies but this would make it so much easier!

Anonymous said...

Oh My!!
This blender sounds great.
My husband and daughters would love smoothies, and i would love to make some frozen coffee for me!
I dont think i would want to leave my kitchen.

Megan said...

My baby is starting to eat solids and this would be great to make baby food with! :)

Jodie said...

I would love to win because our blender stopped working!! I miss making smoothies (I use the food processor but it doesn't blend very smooth)

Rosaland Hannibal said...

Having one of these would enable me to make healthier foods for myself and get my diabetes more under control. Being able to control the salt, fat and carb contents would be so awesome!

meatnpotatoes36 said...

My blender is a little older and I could really use a higher quality one.
Michelle G.
lovinhugs36 at hotmail dot com

kellyr78 said...

I want to win because I have never used a Blentec before and I think it would make great soups and sauces.

kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

tweetyscute said...

I would love to make my own nut butters.

Theresa J

FireRunner2379 said...

I've heard great things about the Blendtec and would love to make nut butters, smoothies and use it for canning/preserving!

carizza said...

I'd love to win the blendtec because I desperately need a new blender! I love making fresh smoothies for the entire family during the summer and trying out new drink recipes.

Kellie R said...

Hubby said our current blender is about to bite the dust. I would love to win and have this as our new deluxe upgrade. I can see it now, smoothies that aren't chunky, blended soups and a great way to feed the veggies to the kiddos.

Natalie said...

I would love to win this so I can make yummy smoothies for my family!

stefanie gladden said...

I would love to win a blendtec because we don't have a blender right now, our old one broke! it would be amazing to have a blendtec!!

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Vicki S said...

b/c I currently don't have a blender!
Thanks

Melissa said...

Heard great things about Blendtec and other high-speed blenders and would love to win this prize pack. Thanks for the opportunity.

Courtney B said...

we love to make smooothies so this would be great!

AnnaZed said...

I have an ordinary blender but a Blendtec is a whole different machine; I really could do things with it.

Rafflecopter name: Margot Core

Alison said...

Would love to own one of these!!! Thanks for the chance! And for the great recipes.

Kfloveinme said...

I love making breakfast smoothies! THey are delicious and healthy. Not to mention, helped me lost 5lbs when I made it every morning. But then my blender broke..boooo! Been looking to get a new a one and Blendtec is the one!

Susie @bowdabra said...

Thank you for sharing your nifty project with us! Come by again next week and link up another awesome project!

Have a good week!
Susie @bowdabra
http://bowdabrablog.com

Allison Downes said...

So I can make some healthy smoothies and soups!

Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!

kitblu said...

I want a Blendtec to make seed and nut butters and to grind grain.

Jean Brinkley said...

I make my own almond milk and a high quality blender would do the job so well! I also drink smoothies almost every day and would love to make whole fruit juices.

Shelly Cvetan Kirmani said...

Great site! Found from Pinterest. Would love to make nutritious food for my toddler in the Blendtec!

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