Giveaway of the Week: Blendtec 725 + Twister Jar AND Sneak Peek Recipe

IT’S TUUUUUESDAY!! Meaning it’s time to make a jar of my Easy Chocolate Hazelnut Spread (see below), scoop out a huge spoonful, sit back in a comfy chair, and sign up for my weekly giveaway! I’ve given out a discount code for my favorite boutique, organic beauty products, then just last week I shared a giveaway to win a shopping spree with Thrive Market which ended last night and Christina K was the randomly chosen winner and has already been contacted! Congrats, you wonderful person you!

Has Tuesday become your favorite day of the week yet?! Because it’s mine!! I’ve given you the opportunity to feel good, look good, and eat good. Just kidding, eat well. Stop hating me. I know how to speak proper english…kind of. Anywho, this week I want to stock your kitchen with one of my own personal favorite kitchen tools that I use almost every day: my blendtec.

If you don’t have a Blendtec, it is 100% worth every penny. I’ve had mine for 2-3 years now and have loved everything about it. You can make batter in it, cocktails in it, smoothies, soup, ice cream, seriously everything. And have you ever seen the twister jar? It makes nut butter in SECONDS. Seriously seconds. And I use it to make quick drinks like Ginger Newtrition’s Adrenal cocktail! It’s nice to have the option of a large blender while still having the smaller jar option as well. And they are stupid easy to clean, which makes life even better.

In my newest upcoming cookbook Juli Bauer’s Paleo Cookbook, I try to make it as simple as possible for you. Meaning my recipes are pretty simple (because let’s be real – I’m no trained chef), finding recipes throughout the book is simple, and finding out more on every page is VERY simple. In my new cookbook, at the bottom of almost every page, you’ll find a couple recipes to help you complete a meal, inspire you in your next meal, or show you what to use that certain ingredient with. Like my Easy Chocolate Hazelnut Spread: if you aren’t sure what to use it on, just look at the bottom of the page and it says, “Add this spread to: Mini Chocolate Hazelnut Scones, Chocolate Hazelnut Pumpkin Bread, and Chocolate Hazelnut Iced Mochas.” Boom, you’ll never have to wonder what to eat your meal with because I make sure to help you out with that answer. Just trying to make paleo as simple as possible for you!

And that’s exactly why I’m doing all these giveaways. I want you to have the opportunity to win stuff that makes your life simpler. And this blendtec is exactly that. You’ll be able to make all kinds of recipes from my newest cookbook like this Easy Chocolate Hazelnut Spread in seconds in the twister jar, or my Almond Milk and Chocolate Almond Milk, or my delicious Pumpkin Frappe and Chocolate Green Mint Smoothie. You’ll be able to puree my sauces in a pinch and make my green chile hollandaise in a snap! It truly makes paleo quicker and easier. So that’s why this week, I’m all about simplicity with this blendtec giveaway! Sign up below the recipe! Giveaway runs until Monday July 27th at 11:59pm CST. TWO winners will be chosen at random to win a Blendtec Designer 725 (with their choice of either stainless steel or gunmetal color) and a Twister Jar to accompany it. Like a date. That’s a $759.90 value. If you didn’t know, that’s a lot of money. Craziness.

Oh, but before I leave you, if you want to take a sneak peek inside my book before you buy it, you can do that on Amazon right now! Click here then just click “look inside” right above the book cover! You’ll get a little glimpse into what my new cookbook looks like and the recipes you’ll find in there! And while you’re there, be sure to preorder it because it’s 48% off right now, meaning it’s marked down from $34.95 to only $18.13 now! How cheap is that?! And then it will ship to you in 4 short weeks!! Yayyyy, it’s so dang close!! Now get to eating some of my chocolate hazelnut spread and enter the giveaway below before it’s gone!!


Giveaway of the Week: Blendtec 725 + Twister Jar AND Sneak Peek Recipe

  • Yield: 1 1/2 cups 1x




  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Place the hazelnuts on a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until the hazelnuts have darkened and the skins easily fall off. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes.
  3. Use your fingers or a towel to remove the skins from the hazelnuts. They should come off pretty easily, but don’t worry if there are some random pieces of skin that won’t come off.
  4. Place the hazelnuts in a high-speed blender such as a Blendtec, or in a food processor. Process for about 20 to 30 seconds, until completely creamy.*
  5. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or in a bowl in the microwave, then stir.
  6. Pour the melted chocolate into the blender or food processor and pulse until completely combined and smooth, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  7. Store in a closed container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

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Giveaway of the Week: Blendtec 725 + Twister Jar AND Sneak Peek Recipe PaleOMG Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

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Oh, Hi! I’m Juli.

I’m a food hoarder. And a really bad dancer. If you don’t know me well, you will probably not understand my humor. Therefore, I apologize ahead of time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings of my ever-changing life and trusting my kitchen mishaps. Your trust in me is appreciated.


275 thoughts on “Giveaway of the Week: Blendtec 725 + Twister Jar AND Sneak Peek Recipe”

  1. What fun! Would flip my lid ( pun intended) over the blender. Could really use one to make my healing smoothies and other recipes. Congrats on your book. Looks awesome!

    1. I’m w/ you, Alexis. I don’t have Twitter (nor do I want to), and I’m bummed I can’t enter the giveaways! Anyway you can incorporate Instagram and/or Facebook, Juli?? Pleeeeeease!!!!!!

  2. I have been wanting to make hazelnut butter. Can’t wait to try that recipe. Thanks for the giveaway chance!

  3. How awesome and that recipe sounds amazing…a definite must try that I have saved and shared as well! 🙂

  4. Jamie Poindexter

    Would absolutely love a Blendtec! What a great giveaway! can’t wait to make that hazelnut spread, hopefully my husband won’t devour it before I get a taste 🙂

  5. FYI, the tweet is 9 characters over the limit so I had to amend it a tad…..I love this recipe and can not wait to get my cookbook!

  6. I got my Blendtec after two similiar-cost competing-brand blenders broke. I would love to keep a new one, and hand my current Blendtec to family.

  7. Is this the sign up? Juli — I love your recipes!!! I so appreciate all the time you put into your blog, into the recipes—& that you give us—your fans!!


  8. I agree with Juli, Blendec makes the finest blender in the world.

    Having worked in many commercial kitchens in the area, having one of their blenders at my disposal guaranteed perfect results consistently.

    My customers all rave about the smoothness and delicious consistency of their smoothies and soups. I bring the customers back into my kitchen and show them how its done.

    So grateful for this website and Blendtec.

  9. Oh my goodness, this is possibly the most exciting giveaway ever. I am a big sucker for smoothies, blended coffee and soups and have had a Blendtec in sight forever!

    Also, that hazelnut spread is so dangerous, I both love and hate you for it. Happy Tuesday!

  10. I’ve always said there’s nothing to look forward to on Tuesdays – I stand corrected!!

  11. Jeanette Wadsworth

    Chocolate Hazelnut Spread…..!?!?!?!?!?! OH MY!!!!
    Christmas will be coming early this year for friends and family!!

    Thank you – thank you – thank you

  12. Would love to have this machine to help me cook more for my friends. I love cooking paleo for my friends so they eat as well as I do. Thanks Julie you are GREAT!

  13. I love my Nutribullet for my green smoothies but sometimes it’s just too small for certain needs. A Blendtec would be Awesome (Boston term) to have!! Love all your recipes! Can’t what to try more!

  14. Catherine Smith

    Saw a demo at my local Costco and vowed to get one on Christmas after I’ve saved for it. Thanks for the opportunity! I think you’re gorgeous, confident and great at what you do!

  15. I pre-ordered the new cookbook months ago! Can’t wait for it to ship!
    Would so love to enter this giveaway, but I don’t do Twitter. Any way to open it up to FB or Instagram users? Pretty please!!!

  16. Yahooooo!!! Sign me up for the giveaway 🙂 we love all of your recipes and are excited to get your next cook book!

  17. This is great!

    Is this then entry? (are our comments what veneer us? ) I saw someone say something about twitter buy I done have it- I follow you on Instagram ; )

  18. I’ve already got my book pre-ordered, and I’m stoked for it! I wish I was a twitter user so I could enter the giveaway.
    But oh man, you should slap your copy editor. There’s a typo in all the promo material! “You EXCEPT me to not eat cake anymore?”

  19. I’m so thankful for the opportunity this giveaway provides! What a wonderful, cherished tool this would be for my kitchen! Thanks for the opportunity!

  20. Love your recipes! Can’t wait to try this one and thanks for the sweepstakes!
    Would LOVE to win the blender!!!

  21. Leslie Marshial

    I can’t wait to try this!!
    Do you think I would be able to use Coco and coconut oil instead of chocolate chips?

  22. How exciting! I love give always, and always interested in learning something new… Especially trying new recipes!

  23. Ahhhh! I love your recipes soooo much! They’ve helped me eat better & feel better thann ever, especially at the gym! My blender is a broke down piece of crap & this would be epic to win. Thanks Juli!!!!! Fingers crossed 😉

  24. Hey Juli! First of all, this giveaway is awesome! I’d love to own a Blendtec since my blender is on its last legs. Second, thanks for being such an awesome and thorough blogger! I love reading about your recipes and trying them out. I’ve felt so much better since eating a more paleo-inspired diet. I’d like to start taking my workouts to a new level so I was wondering if you can do a post on how you started Crossfit? For example, did you do classes? How many times a week? How long did it take to become comfortable with all the moves and terminology? How quickly did you start to feel and see results?Maybe you’ve already done that and if so, please let me know where I could find it! I’d love to get a better idea of how you started on your journey to get some inspiration and possibly try it myself. Thanks girl! Have an awesome Tuesday

    1. when I first started doing my own version of CF, I started in just a regular gym in college, modifying workouts i found on, starting with push ups on my knees and pull ups on the assisted machine. i watched a ton of videos online and taught myself most of the movements. after about 6-8 months in a regular gym, i joined a crossfit gym and started doing cf 5 days per week, resting on the weekend. i started seeing results pretty quickly, within the first few months because i was also pairing it with paleo/gluten free diet. then i wanted to compete so i started doing 2-a-days about 3-4 times per week. i hope that helps! it definitely takes a little time to get comfortable with the movements and terminology, but the more you do it, the faster it all comes together!

  25. I do not have twitter but commented anyway. This would be a great birthday present for me.
    Please enter my name.

  26. Our family’s favorite recipe from your last cookbook is the blueberry pancakes! I sometimes use banana or other fruit. They are the best of all the Paleo pancake recipes I’ve tried!

    I am excited about the jar! Being able to whip up just enough will be amazing!

  27. Carlee Hamrick

    I love the hazel but spread!! What a great idea. I will be ordering your cookbook most definitely. Thank you.
    And crossing my fingers for the blend tech!!!

  28. I’ve been wanting a blendtec for too long, but just can’t justify bumping it up on the priority list…pretty sure your recipe is just ONE of the many things I’d be making with it!!

  29. oh oh oh. Pick me! For real, my semi crappy blender is about to bite the dust & I would really love a huge upgrade! Smoothies everyday!!! xo

  30. Just came back from Mathew Kenney’s academy training ..
    In the plant lab there we only used Blendec
    Came back to my old blender..dreaming of the day this fine exquisite equipment will appear in my humble kitchen..

    Your recipes are so good and your blog is like a garden in bloom..


  31. Would love to win, but I do not have a twitter account. The chocolate hazelnut spread looks divine!

  32. Blendtec is the best! On my way to purchase filberts and chocolate, the sauce is going to taste incredible!!

  33. Oh yum!! Your choc hazelnut spread looks fantastic! Can’t wait to make it for the hubby. I’m guessing that the giveaway isn’t for people overseas (Australia) 🙁

  34. A Blendtec would certainly make all of my paleo endeavors much easier;) I’ve had your new cookbook on order since November of last year. I can’t wait!!

  35. I am thrilled for this giveaway! Really hoping to win, I could never justify spending that on something I WANT! Thank you for this and I can’t wait to check out your cookbook!

  36. Melanie Joseph

    I’ve heard great things about the blendtec but haven’t been able to talk the hubby into buying one. Maybe this is my chance to get one 🙂

  37. Elizabeth Villarreal

    Ooh this giveaway is a good one! Here’s to hoping I’m one of the lucky ones!

  38. Speaking of spreading… can you believe someone tweeted about Kaitlyn from the bachelorette that she needs to “unspread her whore legs…”? So mean! Anyway, I’d love to win that Blendtec!! Thanks for all your recipes.

  39. Looks amazing, and what a fantastic giveaway! Also (a complete aside, here) I just made your chocolate cherry muffins… Life. Changing.

    Thank you!!!

  40. We would love a Blendtec! I love your website! I cook everything possible (all Paleo) for my boys. One is diagnosed with extreme Celiac, and we cannot eat out. Thanks!

  41. Thanks for adding a way to enter without Twitter! I’m super excited for your new cookbook, it’s been pre-ordered since the pre-order went live on Amazon!

  42. Randy Rimington

    Great recipe and thanks for a chance to win the blendtec and jar. My sister has one and loves it. I have been wanting to purchase one. You are the best. Keep those recipes coming.

  43. Awesome choice for a giveaway. My old vitaminx broke after using everyday for protein shakes, smoothies and puréed vegeatbles. My youngest daughter and I have to live on a Paleo lifestyle with our stomach issues.

  44. Ahh-mazing giveaway -would love to put a Blendtec in my NEW kitchen!! Can’t wait for the cookbook 🙂

  45. Would love to win. Allergic to hazelnuts but would use the blend tek to whip up other of your delish recipes!

  46. Oh how I have been wanting one of these! Searched the Amazon Prime sale like a hawk for one…yet failed. They look amazing!!

  47. I have always wanted one…please oh please let one of the winners be me!! I need to make this recipe and my blender right now has a hard time blending bananas and frozen fruit!

  48. OMG! I think I died and went on to heaven. That chocolate hazelnut spread looks divine.

  49. Your sweet potato brownies are currently baking in my oven as we speak! I love all your recipes and LOVE this giveaway! Preordering your new book on Amazon ASAP.

  50. Carole Johnson

    Did someone say cocktails???
    Sign me up!

    Can you use it for pancake batter? I make my protein pancakes in a nurtibullet blender, but that thing is about to fry or die on me.

  51. Oh my goodness, how easy is this??? My son is obsessed with hazelnut/choc spread!! I am thrilled to be able to make a healthy homemade recipe and he can help! Yay 5 stars for sure!!!

  52. Sweet!. The giveaway and the chocolate. Just starting this journey and can’t wait to see where it takes me.

  53. I have wanted one of these for SO LONG! What an awesome opportunity! Thank you for all of the awesome recipes and laughs! 🙂

  54. Absolutely love your site, recipes, and cookbooks! Just preordered the next one and can’t wait to see what it has in store! Fingers crossed I win this giveaway! Can’t wait to try the spread! Love me some filberts!

  55. Love your recipes!!! I’m not sure I can make this recipe because I’m afraid I would eat half the jar. LOL.

    1. Yes please!!!!!! Would be amazing for me AND to make baby food as well! Such a great product

  56. This machine looks sweet! I wish they weren’t so pricey, but thank goodness for giveaway hope!!! I am going to see if I can borrow one to try this take on nutella (way healthier version!!)

  57. i would love to have the blendtec with the twister jar! it would complete my paleo kitchen! your recipes are amaze! can’t wait to get the book!

  58. I have wanted one for awhile now and always see you post about how amazing your’s is. Now off to make this recipe.

  59. I’m a kitchen gadget whore at heart but sadly I haven’t quenched my hunger for this bad boy yet!!
    Ok ok let’s talk for realz, your recipes are simple yet tssty. I’m not out buying five hundred expensive ass ingredients for one recipe and if my kids will eat them, which they do, we’ve got a winner! I thank you for that! Annnd I cannot wait for your new book!!
    Hugs from the big state of AK!

  60. Rebecca Kenefic

    Trying this out tonight in our current blender and hoping for the best! Would love to win such an amazing kitchen tool!

  61. I would ❤️ To WIN this blender… A great way to stay healthy! Thanks for all of the great ideas & inspiration you post. Keep up the great work????

  62. Nut butters in seconds?? I need this.
    As for now, I’m off to make this hazelnut spread in my lowly food processor. Yum.

  63. Alicia O'Brien

    Okay, I don’t have Twitter but would love a Blendtec!!!

    Please enter my name? 🙂 Alicia O’Brien

    Can you maybe link giveaways somehow to your Instagram Juli? Thanks, you’re awesome!

  64. 1. I’m making my weekly shopping list right now and am making this tonight and will honestly probably just eat it straight out of a spoon…because that’s how I roll
    2. Sweet giveaway! It sounds so easy to use, and easy is how I like to cook!

  65. This would be such an amazing addition to my kitchen. I would love to put this bad boy to use! Thanks for the awesome giveaway opportunity!