WIN a BLACK+DECKER Smoothie Maker PLUS Tickets TO Grand Designs Live

by Claire Minnaar


The overriding theme at this year’s Grand Designs Live, which takes place from 20 to 22 May at the TicketPro Dome, is ‘Responsible Living’. That means leaving a lighter footprint on our planet but it also means taking better care of our own health as well as our family’s health.

However, for parents who struggle to get kids to consume fruits and veggies, smoothies might be the answer. Start off with easy recipes that combine creamy yogurt with fresh fruit and eventually add some vegetables. Get your kids involved in making the smoothie and let them choose some of their favourite fruits. Where possible, use frozen fruit as it gives the smoothie a creamy texture and makes it taste sweeter.

Here are a few fun smoothie recipes to get you started:

  • Banana Split in a Cup: Combine a frozen banana, two cups frozen strawberries, ¾ cup plain yoghurt and one cup low-fat chocolate milk. Add a slice of avo to make it even creamier.
  • Blueberry Banana Blast: Combine a frozen banana, a handful of blueberries, ¾ cup plain yoghurt and one cup full cream milk, soya milk or almond milk.
  • Mango Monster: Combine fresh or frozen mango with ¾ cup plain yoghurt and one cup full cream milk, soya milk or almond milk. Include a grated carrot for some added vitamins.

If you’re looking for more quick and easy responsible-living meal ideas, you’ll find them at the Grand Designs Live Easylife Kitchens Celebrity Chefs Theatre. Every year, much loved celebrity foodies,  including the highly experienced Adrian Vaughn of Lacuna Bistro @ The Maslow Hotel, creative Amy Butler from the Food Design Agency, multi award winning Jonathan Roos at the Inter-continental OR Tambo and Pastry Chef Minette Smith, take to the stage to demonstrate and share advice on how to create the perfect meal, leaving you with all the passion and knowledge to repeat these in your own kitchen.

Grand Designs Live takes place from 20 to 22 May at the TicketPro Dome in Johannesburg. In its seventh year, Grand Designs Live now brought to you by Black+Decker, has proven to be the leading contemporary home, design and garden show in South Africa. The main areas of the show are Grand Gardens, Grand Interiors, Grand Build and Grand Kitchens and Bathrooms, and guests can look forward to live demonstrations in the DIY Theatre, the Chefs Theatre and the Garden Theatre. Visit the Grand Designs Live website for more information:

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Giveaway Time!!

Stand in line to win a BLACK+DECKER Smoothie Maker PLUS four tickets to Grand Designs Live!

Please note: This event takes place in Johannesburg, therefore, this giveaway is specific to Gauteng entrants only.

All you have to do is follow the easy steps below:

Step 1

Make sure to like Grand Designs Live South Africa’s Facebook page below (do not click the Like button if the button is light blue as you are already a fan):


Step 2:

Make sure to like Momtrepreneur Facebook page (do not click the Like button if the button is light blue as you are already a fan):

Step 3:

Follow steps in blocks below.

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ragmat baron May 16, 2016 - 9:47 am

I would love to win as I love making smoothies and this is such a beautiful machine

Carolyn Augustus May 16, 2016 - 10:22 am

My kids go crazy for smoothies! I would love to win cause this will help us live and maintain a healthy lifestyle

Jade May 16, 2016 - 10:56 am

I would love to win as I run a small juice and smoothie stall at a market to put myself through University so it would assist in bringing in more income 🙂

Sophia May 16, 2016 - 11:36 am

I would really love to win this amazing BLACK+DECKER Smoothie Maker. I would love to serve Smoothies to my family and since i am the mom its my duty to keep everyone healthy. I do not own a juicer or smoothie maker. This will be a great way to start 🙂

Celeste Everitt May 16, 2016 - 11:59 am

I’ve always wanted a smoothie maker! I am trying to turn my life around and live a healthier lifestyle and this would kickstart that – the smoothie maker and the tickets would be so super 🙂 Thanks!

Angela Howell May 16, 2016 - 3:17 pm

This would be such an awesome addition to our home. My 25 month old little girl loooves her juices so introducing her to healthy smoothies would be awesome. Save money and make your own with this awesome machine. And I mean come on…. just look at those recipes. I can pre make them and freeze them for her as lollies too. The possibilities are endless. I would be sooooo happy to win this for our family.

rehana seedat May 16, 2016 - 6:39 pm

Would love to win a Smoothie maker for my family. My kids love fruits and smoothies.

Bianca Balutto May 16, 2016 - 10:01 pm

I would love to win this as I am a huge fan of smoothies and trying to be healthy this year by eating right. This smoothie maker will really help me maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Megan Hartwig May 17, 2016 - 7:14 am

This looks amazing! We try and eat healthy but would be great to be able to make delicious smoothies and shakes when we are in a rush! Love how easy it is to use!

SALMA MANSURI May 17, 2016 - 7:28 am

wow by winning this it will inspire me to start living healthy .being a unfit mom it will def get me motivating for a healthy lifestyle challenge .it will be a first time making home made smoothie if i own this piece of luxury

Lisa May 17, 2016 - 7:43 am

Why do I deserve to win – I have a 22 month old hooligan who is practising for the terrible 2’s and I am 5 month pregnant – this smoothie will make my life much easier because I can bang together a smoothie for myself and my little hooligan quickly and easily and it will be very handy for snacks on the go when the 2nd one pops out 🙂

Tatum May 17, 2016 - 8:35 am

I love smoothies, so do my kids!!

Dina dos santos May 17, 2016 - 1:29 pm

would love to win, motivation for the whole family to have more smoothies and get healthier.

Amore Jooste May 18, 2016 - 1:33 pm

I would love to win this. I’m pregnant now and living on store bought smoothies, would really enjoy making my own smoothies at home 🙂

Maria May 19, 2016 - 8:01 am

Awesome Giveaway would love to Win Love Smoothies

nasika baijnath May 19, 2016 - 9:00 am

i would love to win as i just began experimenting with smoothies and love all the new creations

Sunaina May 19, 2016 - 9:16 am

Wow awesome!

Shani May 19, 2016 - 9:29 am

The stakes are so high for this competition , I would love to win!
Firstly, I think I deserve to win the tickets to the Grand Designs Live because I am currently looking to move to another place (which I am very sure would need renovating!). The tickets to Grand Designs Live would literally be my gateway to a more greater designed living space!
I am also trying to improve my culinary prowess (especially after watching soo many food shows on TV!), so the Chef’s kitchen at the Grand Designs Live would give me great insight and expertise into how best to utilise the smoothie maker!
I think I deserve to win this prize which also includes the smoothie maker because I am also a vegetarian so it sometimes becomes difficult to always ensure I am getting my dietary requirement of protein! It is also awfully difficult being vegetarian because choices of food can sometimes be very limiting. I believe that this smoothie maker will help me in making better lifestyle and diet choices as I can simply blitz together a variety of ingredients (high in protein ingredients as well such as nuts!) together to create a delicious and appetising smoothie! Such a machine is needed in this day and age when breakfast has to sometimes be very quick and has to be literally gulped down in a hurry – with this smoothie machine, i can simply make smoothies in bulk and put them into little flasks to have a “grab-and-go” breakfast on route to work in the mornings 🙂

Denise Thamaray Francis May 19, 2016 - 9:31 am

Wow what a lovely giveaway,
I would love to win this so I can make delicious smoothies for my kids and also while taking a break from my study time so I don’t indulge in sugary things but instead a yummy fruit smoothie.i am based in Johannesburg and would love to take time out to attend the awesome grand designs live at ticketpro dome as I bought a new place in a
FEB 2016.followed all the steps.crossing fingers

Siphilile Shelembe May 19, 2016 - 12:52 pm

This is an amazing giveaway

Siphilile Shelembe May 19, 2016 - 12:53 pm

I would love to win this amazing prize because I love smoothies and I love the finer things in life

Daniela Cardoso May 19, 2016 - 9:54 pm

a smoothie maker would be such a blessing as it will save me time and money and they are a healthy alternative on the run for me especially as a student with a hectic varsity schedule

Cathy Badenhorst May 19, 2016 - 9:59 pm

this would be an amazing appliance to win as I do not have a smoothie maker and we love them but make them with a stick blender which is not ideal. I would love to create some really healthy smoothies for us as we have a pretty hectic schedule and this would be awesome to save some time.


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