Review & Giveaway: HealthMaster LivingWell Blender

I love blended beverages on a hot day.  Today was the hottest day of the year so far and after working at a garage sale all day I couldn’t wait to get home and try out a new Orange Julius recipe I found.  I popped a homemade pizza in the oven then blended the Orange Julius in my LivingWell HealthMaster blender.

It was a delicious, special treat just because it was a sunny friday.  To me, all blended beverages feel like a treat so I love the fact that I can mix up fresh fruit smoothies for a healthy breakfast. The HealthMaster is big enough to make multiple servings all at once.  Since I received the HealthMaster I’ve used it several times a week.  I can make a smoothie for my hubby, myself and a little one for my two year old and it fits in less than half of the blender.  It’s huge and I often refer to it as “the monster”.  The size of this thing was almost a drawback because I have very limited counter and cupboard space in my kitchen.  However, I love this thing so much though that I haven’t even put it away.  It has a permanent place on prime countertop real estate.
I received the HealthMaster at the beginning of May so the very first thing I used it for was virgin margaritas for Cinco de Mayo.  I was amazed at how quickly it blended whole ice cubes and the batch I made was big enough for four adults and one child plus there was still room for more!  Over the past few weeks I’ve made all sorts of fresh fruit and yogurt smoothies as well has several different baby foods for my five month old daughter.  It was awesome for the baby food- much better than the smoothie maker I used when my son was a baby.  I’ve been very pleased with it’s performance in everything I’ve used it for.
The base and lid both have safety features- they must be fitted properly or the controls will not work.  The lid also has an optional tamper to help mix thicker things.  I love this feature because it’s really helpful.  You don’t have to remove the lid to mix things up a little.
The HealthMaster comes with 4 recipe booklets to make everything from fondue to gelato, soup and salad dressing.  I’m stuck in smoothie mode but I do plan on trying out some new recipes from the booklets because they are all healthy options to add extra nutrition into our diet. has some great recipes and how-to videos as well as more info on the HealthMaster.
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  1. mverno says

  2. mineola says

    I have more of method than a recipe, as I have a tiny micro blender so I'm pretty constrained in what I can do right now.

    It's a magic bullet, for size reference, so holds about 2 cups when full.

    I fill the cup with 1/2 fresh or frozen fruit. If fresh, like peaches or blueberries in season, I add 2-3 ice cubes.

    Add one banana, dash soy milk, dash real milk, two tablespoons of yogurt & blend.

    If you are using a lot of fresh fruit, it is imperative that you wash it with a fruit & veggie wash designed to fully remove pesticides. If you don't wash your fruit, you are not doing yourself a very healthy favor, in my opinion.

  3. doozercries says

    i don’t know any smoothie recipes but i love to make some mimosa’s in the Health Master. Throw in some frozen oj some champagne some ice cubes and enjoy while kicking back! 😉 yum

  4. Lynn H says

    I do not know any smoothie recipes, but I sure do love them! Maybe if I win this great blender, I’ll have to get myself some recipes

  5. Katmagick says

    Visited Healthmaster site
    Would love to try to make creamy low fat ice creams, frozen yogurts and granitas

    Breakfast Smoothie Recipe
    Orange Sunrise
    1 C Vanilla Soy Milk
    1/4 C Frozen Orange Juice Concentrate
    2 TBSP Orange Marmalade
    2 Ice Cubes
    Combine everything in a blender until smooth and frothy
    Pour into a tall glass and enjoy!

  6. sherrie says

    LOOKS great!!!i love to make smoothies, slushes, etc not only for me but for my g’children too.

  7. Mrs. Scott says

    Here is my favorite recipe (basic and delish!)
    Frozen Strawberries (1/2 cup)
    Banana (1/2 cup)
    Orange Juice (1/2 Cup – or more if necessary)
    Fill the remainder with ice

  8. Rachel O says

    My recipe: Costco Frozen Fruit is amazing in smoothies! Fill the blender 1/2 to 3/4 full of fruit, add vanilla yogurt (I like organic) and fruit juice to get whatever consistency you like. DELICIOUS!

  9. samsakara says

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  11. Michael Kuntz says

    I tweeted:

    Here’s a recipe I really like… and it’s healthy!

    Apricot Pineapple Smoothie Recipe

    1/4 cup crushed pineapple
    1 fresh apricot, diced
    6 strawberries
    1/2 banana
    1 1/2 cup water
    1 tbsp. skim milk powder
    1 heaping tbsp. high- quality protein powder (optional)
    1 tsp. flax seed oil (optional)

    Michael.Kuntz[ at ]

  12. daer0n says


    daer0n_ (at) hotmail (dot) com

    Egg Salad Recipe
    Made with the
    Living Well HealthMaster™

    1/4 cup fat-free mayonnaise
    4 eggs, hard boiled and peeled
    2 tsp. yellow mustard
    1/2 tsp. paprika
    1/4 onion, peeled

    Add all ingredients into the HealthMaster™. Secure the lid.
    Turn the speed control to 4. Pulse. Use the tamper to help
    chop all ingredients. Serve with bread or greens.

  13. mineola says

    daily entry:

    Carrot Smoothie

    * 2 cups carrot juice
    * 1/2 cup apple juice
    * 6 oz. non-fat vanilla or plain yogurt, frozen
    * 1 banana

    Place all ingredients into blender, blend until desired consistency is reached.

  14. courtney88 says

    I have different tips when blending that would work on all recipes.
    If your recipe contains fruit.. Freeze the fruit. It looks to be a great blender. I always have plain yogurt on hand as well for most of the recipes.

  15. Baby Signs(R) With Elizabeth ICI, INC. says

    I really want to try the Fondue Italiano from the Healthmaster site!

    Our favorite family smoothie is:

    1 mango
    1 banana
    small handful almonds
    2 cups cranberry juice
    2 cups raw baby spinach

    blend with a little ice or chill before drinking.

    My kids LOVE this, but would freak out if they knew what was in it, lol!

    sprague.liz at gmail dot com

  16. mineola says

    1 cup frozen or fresh unsweetened sliced peaches
    2 c. cranberry-raspberry juice cocktail, chilled
    1 (8 ounce.) carton raspberry low-fat yogurt – blend until
    1/4 cup vanilla soy milk

    Directions: Combine all ingredients, blend to your favorite consisteny, enjoy!

  17. monky says

    1 cup frozen or fresh sliced peaches
    2 cups cranberry-raspberry juice
    8 ounce peach low-fat yogurt
    1/2 cup low-fat milk

    Blend with ice

  18. julis55 says

    I do not know any smoothie recipes, but I sure do love them! Maybe if I win this great blender, I'll have to get myself some recipes

  19. Dree says

    1 cup of Pomegranate juice
    6 oz. of ice
    1 cup of plain lowfat yogurt
    1 cup of frozen berries
    1 tsp. of whey powder

    I make these for my in-laws and they love them.

  20. Nanette says

    I love making smoothies with yogurt, protein powder, blueberries and a little parsley. It is very healthy.

  21. Deb K says


    Here is my favorite recipe~

    Pina Colada Smoothie


    * 1 cup frozen pineapple pieces
    * 1 frozen banana, peel banana before freezing
    * 3/4 cups milk
    * 1/2 cup frozen vanilla or strawberry yogurt
    * 1/2 cup orange juice
    * 3 tablespoon coconut


    Combine all ingredients together and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

    So Good!!:)

  22. Rajee says

    Great looking blender
    Blueberry and Strawberry Smoothie

    1 cup strawberries, hulled
    1/2 cup low fat ice cream
    1/4 cup milk as needed

  23. julis55 says

    I would love to make a strawberry smoothie but currently don't have a recipe

  24. singermagic1 says

    I love to make non dairy fruit smoothies, they are great when the temp here in Los Angeles hits 100

  25. erma says

  26. Ardy22 says


    Banana-Berry Smoothie

    1 ripe medium banana, peeled and sliced
    1 1/4 cups orange juice
    1 cup frozen blueberries or raspberries
    1/2 cup silken tofu
    2 ice cubes, crushed
    1 Tbsp. sugar, or to taste

    In a blender, combine all ingredients; blend until smooth and frothy.

  27. Deborah says


    Here's my (not so healthy but an occasional treat) recipe:

    Eastern Market Inspired Coffee Drink – serves 2

    Fill blender loosly half way with vanilla ice cream.

    Pour 2 cups cold coffee in blender.

    Add milk until the liquid is even with the ice cream.

    Blend on high speed until frothy.

    Take a long, brisk walk afterwards to burn off some of the calories.

    asthenight at gmail dot com

  28. singermagic1 says

    Love to be able to make smoothies at home, buying Jamba's can get expensive. Love the idea of fresh fruits and vegatables in a healthy mix

  29. NesieBird says

    Here is my recipe:

    3/4 cup raspberry yogurt
    3/4 cup fresh blueberries
    1/2 cup sliced fresh strawberries
    3-4 TBSP vanilla protein powder
    1 cup ice

    Blend and enjoy!

    kneecree at gmail dot com

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  32. phyllisg says

    We like orange smoothies anyway. Occasionally we toss in slivers of rind therefore making it not so smooth.