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I’m On TV. And In a Magazine. Say What?!?

by Courtney on June 23, 2014

Do you guys remember back in April when I was down in NYC for a little video shoot? I know I already told you guys I was working with Fitness Magazine and Oster®, to help promote a huge challenge they’re putting together, and I also teased you a little bit last night on Instagram

Be on the lookout for us in the July/August issue of Fitness magazine!

Well now I can finally spill some more details, because the challenge starts today!

While we were down in NYC, both Anne and I spent the day filming five different videos (in addition to the teaser video above, which was definitely our favorite and the most fun!) for the Oster® Versa® 1100 Challenge. Each of those videos are actually going to be airing this week on The Better Show, too!

(You can check your local listings HERE, but for my local friends – it airs on FOX at 6am!)

Each day this week, a new video will air on the show (I’m not sure which time). They’re super quick (only a minute to a minute and a half long) and they each feature a different recipe and a different way to use the Oster® Versa® 1100 Performance Blender (it’s SO versatile, seriously!). As a side note, the whole experience quickly helped me realize that I actually do not always naturally smile while I talk. So the entire time, I felt like I was trying to not only prevent myself from looking like a total cheeseball, but also making sure I didn’t look like a meanie. I suppose this pic would prove otherwise on that though…


Alright, let me give you guys the low down…

The Oster® Versa® 1100 Challenge runs from June 23 to October 31, where there will be 3 challenges back to back, with each one featuring of the recipes that we filmed. Each challenge will come with its own great prizes, and one lucky Grand Prize winner will be selected to win a $5,000 Walmart shopping spree. Saweeeeet, right?!

For each challenge, Oster® is inviting everyone to enter the contest by creating the featured recipe for that contest period, then sharing a picture of the finished product on Instagram using the hashtag #versachallenge. It’s super simple! One big heads up though…make sure that your account is public so they’re able to see your photos!

So the first challenge recipe, starting today, is the Pear & Pineapple Green Smoothie, which is so. freakin. good. you guys.



  • 1 cup of fresh, cubed pineapple
  • 1 medium bartlett pear, quartered and cored
  • 1 cup each of spinach and kale
  • 1 small, ripe banana
  • 1⁄2 cup of orange or apple juice
  • A cup of ice cubes

Blend and Enjoy!

I’ll share some more about the smoothie and my experience with the blender later this week, but for now, I wanted to make sure you guys had the recipe and knew about the contest so you could go ahead and ENTER, already!!

To check out more tips, fun photos and videos from both Anne and Yours Truly, be sure to visit FITNESSMAGAZINE.COM/VERSA.

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1 Lee June 23, 2014 at 10:58 am

SO AWESOME COURT! I love seeing all the fun stuff you get to do through the blog! CONGRATS!


2 Fiona @ Get Fit Fiona June 23, 2014 at 11:04 am

Congrats on the project – looks pretty cool. You can’t go wrong making smoothies. BTW, definitely no cheeseball in the video. You two look so put together and professional.
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3 healthy Diva June 23, 2014 at 11:07 am

Congrats to you, and Anne!

You both look so beautiful and are naturals on camera! Kudos to you both for doing so well and getting this gig!

Congrats Courtney! You are a rockstar! I know Lucas and Jay are proud!


4 Britt@MyOwnBalance June 23, 2014 at 11:08 am

That is so cool! Congrats and you look fab!! I hope to look as good as you post-baby! :)
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5 Wildly Morgan June 23, 2014 at 11:13 am

You two look FABULOUS. Congrats :)
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6 Carissa @Fit2flex June 23, 2014 at 11:16 am

You look great girl! Congrats and I can’t wait to see you two in the magazine!
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7 Presley @ Run Pretty June 23, 2014 at 11:21 am

Ah! I know a famous person! ;) But, for real, this is awesome. Congrats!
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8 Brynn June 23, 2014 at 11:21 am

How fun! I love the picture of you jumping and your ponytail flying in the air!
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9 Cheri @ Overactive Blogger June 23, 2014 at 11:49 am

I love my dang Oster! I bought that thing for like $30 a few years ago, and it is STILL going strong! I am impressed by that thing!


10 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More June 23, 2014 at 12:05 pm

How cool!! I’m definitely not one of those people who naturally smile when they talk (or even just with my “normal” face) and often find people (err random strangers…) saying things like “SMILE!” or “don’t look so sad!” when I’m not actually sad, it’s just my FACE!
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11 Marielle June 23, 2014 at 12:09 pm

That is so exciting!! I will make sure to pick up a copy of Fitness mag. next month! Woo hoo!
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12 Jolynn June 23, 2014 at 12:28 pm

How freaking fun! You both look gorgeous!
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13 Kaella (KaellaOnTheRun) June 23, 2014 at 12:28 pm

This is so awesome, congratulations!! You did a GREAT job on camera!!
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14 Linz @ Itz Linz June 23, 2014 at 12:34 pm

You look great on video! Congrats!
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15 Tiff @ Love, Sweat, & Beers June 23, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Whaa? That’s awesome. No wait, YOU are awesome!! :)
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16 Polly @ Tasty Food Project June 23, 2014 at 1:01 pm

Congrats on your magazine feature and being on TV!! How exciting!
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17 Stacey M. June 23, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Definitely exciting news!!! What an awesome opportunity … and you both did a great job on camera!


18 Laura June 23, 2014 at 1:40 pm

Seriously, you look like a natural! Not cheesy at all. Nice work!


19 Nancy June 23, 2014 at 2:03 pm

Omg Courtney, that is crazy awesome and so exciting! You’re definitely a natural in front of the camera, wow!


20 Holly June 23, 2014 at 2:18 pm

So adorable Court :D Congrats on the gig! That’s awesome!!


21 Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health June 23, 2014 at 2:38 pm

What an awesome opportunity and a great giveaway! You look like a model!

FYI, the Fitness Magazine link at the bottom takes us to a 404 page.
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22 Courtney June 23, 2014 at 2:54 pm

Oh NO! I can’t belive you’re the first person to mention something, haha…it should be fixed now. Thank you!!!


23 Shel@PeachyPalate June 23, 2014 at 3:47 pm

So excited for you!! Sounds like such a cool and fun thing to be involved in!


24 ellie @ fit for the soul June 23, 2014 at 4:00 pm

I just love to see and hear bloggers through videos–it makes everything so much more interesting sometimes! :D And you still did great despite the nerves and awkward emotions, Courtney. And although I’m not big on challenges simply because they can sometimes be so time consuming, etc., this one is so convenient!


25 Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat June 23, 2014 at 4:09 pm

This sounds awesome!! Congrats!!!
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26 Bre & Ree June 23, 2014 at 4:38 pm

Congratulations! How fun is that? Love the videos, great job!
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27 Sarah @ Sweet Miles June 23, 2014 at 5:15 pm

How cool is this?! Way to go!
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28 Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie June 23, 2014 at 5:21 pm

How exciting! You look great!


29 char eats greens June 23, 2014 at 7:57 pm

That video is too cute!! What a great opportunity and that smoothie sounds super good!
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30 Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl June 23, 2014 at 8:58 pm

You are a rockstar! ;)
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31 Anne @fANNEtasticfood June 23, 2014 at 9:24 pm

So exciting to finally see our videos in action and loved sharing this experience with you! :)
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32 Courtney June 24, 2014 at 10:43 am



33 Kelly June 23, 2014 at 10:56 pm

That’s so awesome!! Congrats on all this cool stuff :-) And also that smoothie looks awesome.
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34 Sarah @ Sarah Sincerely June 23, 2014 at 11:13 pm

What an amazing experience! Congrats! It looks like it was a blast.
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35 Katy June 24, 2014 at 2:13 pm

This is sooo friggin cool! Congrats! Love the pics. :-)
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36 Nala June 25, 2014 at 8:08 am

This is Awesome! Congratulations – I look forward to watching the videos!!!


37 Jenny June 25, 2014 at 11:32 am

Congrats hun!
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38 Leigha @ The Yooper Girl June 28, 2014 at 5:52 pm

So cool!!! And this smoothie looks fantabulous!
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