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!!
- 1 1⁄4 cups hazelnuts
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.*
- Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or in a bowl in the microwave, then stir.
- Pour the melted chocolate into the blender or food processor and pulse until completely combined and smooth, about 2 to 3 minutes.
- Store in a closed container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
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