Hi friends, remember me? It’s been an interesting year, and I apologize for being on hiatus for so long. But when I come back, I come back with a bang… recommending something everyone will want to enjoy in their home. What is it, you ask? My friends, it’s just the thing to get your day started or the party started; it’s the Wave~Action blender by Hamilton Beach.

In college, my blender was put to pretty good use (too much mixer, not enough elixir…), but it often would take halfway melted ice to blend the perfect batch of daiquiris. Over the past few years, super deluxe blenders with more horsepower than my grocery getter have become commonplace in many homes, but they’re priced out of my reach. Then, lo and behold, here comes Hamilton Beach with a 700 watt motor to blend the perfect beverage for morning, noon and night, and at the right price.

In the mornings, I use my Wave~Action blender to put together a filling smoothie of light coconut milk, frozen bananas, almond butter and cocoa. The bananas have so much sweetness that there’s no need to add anything else. My breakfast blends quickly and I enjoy it as I walk to the train in the morning.

Grocery Gal Wave action smoothie blender

I recently hosted a barbecue and wanted to create a cocktail in advance so I could be a better hostess. Friends suggested I make something with watermelon, so I found the perfect Boozy Watermelon Mint Lemonade recipe on HostTheToast.com. My Wave~Action blender was up for the test and perfectly blended fresh watermelon, cucumbers, mint and lemon juice into a wonderful concoction, which later had vodka added to it.

Grocery Gal Hamilton Beach Wave Blender ReviewWithout the addition of some type of liquid, this blender, like any, doesn’t blend its contents immediately. However, it comes with a stir spoon which helps you move stuff around fairly easily. I couldn’t imagine my previous blender (which was twice the price 15 years ago) blend anything as well as this Hamilton Beach one does.

Not into beverages? That’s ok! I’ve also filled my Wave~Action blender with roasted eggplant (skin and seeds removed), roasted garlic, tahini and fresh lemon juice to create a killer baba ghanouj. To be honest, I’ve run it a little too long in the blender, so instead of a dip, it had more of a sauce consistency, but it was still delicious. You could drizzle it over grilled meat, or as use a creamy, dairy-free dressing.

I love this blender so much that I’m going to give one to a lucky Grocery Gal reader! To enter the contest, reply to the blog saying what you would make first in your Hamilton Beach Wave~Blender. No purchase necessary, and one entry per email. Contest ends 8/15/15 at 5pm CST.

I can’t wait to hear your recommendations!

Hamilton Beach Wave~Action Blender. Model:53514. MSRP $34.99