Today I announce the Smoothietude Contest finalists! But first, thank you to all the readers who took the time to send in an entry. They were ALL fun, creative, inspiring and smoothie-tastic. Thank you for sharing them with me. Check out these finalists..
Update. Remember the DOLE Show Me Your Salad-tude Contest I hosted a while back? Well here is the Healthy. Happy. Life. grand prize winner Corrine with Clinton Kelly in Napa Valley, enjoying her amazing grand prize! Winning happens!..
*photo courtesy of DOLE
(This was Corrine’s entry…)
But now back to smoothies!
People Love Smoothies. I have learned that I am not the only one to have a special sort of enthusiasm for smoothies. Those frosty, cool, fruit-filled, colorful, tall glasses of blended bliss have a unique way of putting a big smile on a face. One sip and we are filled with wellness, energy & happiness from the inside out. I summed up all this smoothie love in one word: smoothietude. Yesterday I went through the over 60 Smoothietude Contest entries. Today I get to share the finalists!
Choosing the finalists: Did the entry make me smile? Have a great recipe or ingredient idea? Express a passion for smoothies? Have a creative twist or unique voice?
SMOOTHIETUDE CONTEST FINALISTS
FINALIST #1 – Jamie S. – tweeted
FINALIST #2 – Kristen – blogged
FINALIST #3 – Miriam – tweeted
FINALIST #4 – Nyki – Pin
FINALIST #5 – Maria – FB
FINALIST #6 – Alicia – Blogged
FINALIST #7 – Kimmy – blogged
FINALIST #8 – Helyn – blogged
FINALIST #9 – Amy – fb
FINALIST #10 – Kara – blogged
FINALIST #11 – Meghan – blogged
FINALIST #12 – Maria – tweet
FINALIST #13 – Manda – fb
FINALIST #14 – Shelby – pin
FINALIST #15 – Nyki – pin
*note you could enter up to 5 photos, so a few finalists have multiple entries
Meet The Judges: Gena and I! (pic via: The Seed)
Gena and I will choose the winners (8 entries from above will win prizes) – leave a comment to voice who you think should win! Prizes: (1 winner) Grand Prize Winner: Vitamix TurboBlend VS (or a culinary store gift card for $449.00 in value) + copy of 365 Vegan Smoothies + an HHL tee + featured in blogpost on HHL! — (2 winners) First Prize Winners: $150 Smoothie Lover Kits — (5 winners) Honorable Mentions: Signed copy of Kathy’s 365 Vegan Smoothies Book
Want to enter another cool contest? Check out DOLE’s Taste of Spain Contest. Want to win a $40,000 trip to Spain? (Ya, me too!!) Well you can enter to win that and a wide array of other prizes on Dole’s Taste of Spain page.
Finally, just as a bonus treat, here is a simple smoothie recipe from my book. This recipe uses delicious bananas and sweet summer strawberries..
Get my tips: 10 things every smoothie lover needs in their kitchen!…