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Review & Giveaway: HealthMaster LivingWell Blender

by Holly Duce on May 30, 2009

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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mverno May 30, 2009 at 1:41 pm
mineola May 30, 2009 at 4:14 pm

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.

harleymanhawk May 30, 2009 at 6:02 pm

nice contest…great looking blender!

allancarol May 31, 2009 at 2:22 am

i blend for therapeutic purposes nice blender

doozercries May 31, 2009 at 6:49 am

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

Lynn H May 31, 2009 at 1:41 pm

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

Katmagick May 31, 2009 at 2:25 pm

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!

sherrie May 31, 2009 at 2:58 pm

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

julis55 May 31, 2009 at 5:49 pm

i blend for therapeutic purposes nice blender

Mrs. Scott May 31, 2009 at 6:44 pm

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

Rachel O May 31, 2009 at 6:46 pm

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!

mmentor May 31, 2009 at 10:58 pm

sign me up

samsakara May 31, 2009 at 11:19 pm
harleymanhawk May 31, 2009 at 11:35 pm
Michael Kuntz June 1, 2009 at 4:17 pm

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 ]

daer0n June 1, 2009 at 4:22 pm
daer0n June 1, 2009 at 4:26 pm


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.

mineola June 1, 2009 at 6:54 pm

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.

Tuesday Girl June 1, 2009 at 11:03 pm


I don’t have recipes I just throw things in a blender and go, whatever I have on hand but I love throwing a handful of spinach or kale in with any fruit, you can’t taste it but it is SO good for you

tuesdayef (at) aol dot com

julis55 June 2, 2009 at 7:04 am

i blend for therapeutic purposes nice blender

dddiva June 2, 2009 at 2:21 pm
lmurley2000 June 2, 2009 at 7:41 pm

I would love to have a blender never had one. thanks for the giveaway.

courtney88 June 3, 2009 at 1:00 pm

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.

Baby Signs(R) With Elizabeth ICI, INC. June 3, 2009 at 3:21 pm

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

mineola June 3, 2009 at 3:24 pm

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!

monky June 3, 2009 at 10:18 pm

I tweeted :)

id tmim123

monky June 3, 2009 at 10:21 pm

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

sphinx63 June 3, 2009 at 11:45 pm

I blogged about it:

My recipe is 1 c. orange juice, 1 banana, and 1/2 c. strawberries. Liquify together. Delicious!

sphinxcw (at) aol (dot) com

julis55 June 4, 2009 at 5:28 am

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

Dree June 4, 2009 at 7:43 am

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.

Nanette June 4, 2009 at 1:14 pm

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

Deb K June 4, 2009 at 6:53 pm


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!!:)

ktanjatk June 4, 2009 at 8:22 pm


Blueberry and Strawberry Smoothie

1/2 cup blueberries
1 cup strawberries, hulled
1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt
1/4 cup milk

Blend for 1 minute or until smooth.


z. Smith June 4, 2009 at 10:34 pm

I tweeted:

I fix my husband a smoothie almost every day after our hike.

fresh squeezed oj (we have an orchard)
Blackberries and strawberries (also home grown.

blend it up with ice cubes.
top off with just a touch of whip cream!

so yummy and good for you!

Rajee June 5, 2009 at 12:44 am

Great looking blender
Blueberry and Strawberry Smoothie

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

Rajee June 5, 2009 at 12:46 am

Tweeted Enter to win Blender giveaway only today

Rajee June 5, 2009 at 12:46 am

Smart blender.
subscribe, grab ur button.

heaventrees June 5, 2009 at 1:17 am

I tweeted

Banana Walnut Yogurt Smoothie

One ripe banana
One cup Stonyfield vanilla yogurt
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
Sugar or sweetener to taste.

Put all ingredients into blender and mix until smooth but nuts are still in small pieces.

julis55 June 5, 2009 at 5:16 am

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

singermagic1 June 5, 2009 at 7:01 am

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

erma June 5, 2009 at 10:17 am
Ardy22 June 5, 2009 at 1:09 pm
Ardy22 June 5, 2009 at 1:12 pm


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.

Anonymous June 5, 2009 at 1:29 pm

I would like to try the recipe from the site for Raspberry Almond Tart.

Deborah June 5, 2009 at 4:23 pm


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

singermagic1 June 5, 2009 at 7:42 pm

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

NesieBird June 5, 2009 at 9:23 pm

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

purango June 6, 2009 at 1:07 am
Anonymous June 6, 2009 at 3:54 am
phyllisg June 6, 2009 at 4:13 am

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

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