We recently gave away a Magnetic Drive Blender to the KitchenAid fan who could create the best smoothie recipe. The lucky winner was Rekha K Mangalore, a doctor from Melbourne, with her Salted Caramel Smoothie. We were impressed with how sweet and delicious this healthy smoothie tasted. When do you like to enjoy this smoothie? I love this smoothie anytime I feel like dessert but usually post gym; that's why I add the salt. How did you come up with this ingredient combination? I initially started making this smoothie with banana and brown sugar. I wanted to make it a little healthier so I improvised and replaced the sugar with dates.
What are you looking forward to most about receiving the KitchenAid Magnetic Drive Blender?
I currently own a very old blender which I brought with me from India years ago when I moved. I love the KitchenAid brand. I own a KitchenAid Food Processor and I’ve never been disappointed. I have always wanted a high power blender and was thrilled when I saw this one! I look forward to making more different smoothies and nut butters. I also want to try and make a cashew mayonnaise too.


1½ cups coconut milk 1 cup ice 4 medjool dates 1 banana 1½ - 2 tsp of cacao-maca powder mix Pinch of salt 1½ teaspoons chia seeds Method Add all ingredients into the Magnetic Drive Blender and choose the Icy Drinks/Smoothies setting. The Icy Drink/Smoothie setting will power through ice and blend fruit at the same time to create a super-smooth texture. Rekha’s Tips
  • Regular cow’s milk tastes just as good
  • If it’s too sweet you can reduce the number of dates
  • Freezing the banana makes it wonderfully thick and creamy
  • If you are feeling indulgent add some cacao nibs
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