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Bella Coffee Maker and Blender – Perfect for Back to School!

Disclosure: I received the products below to facilitate my review. All opinions stated here are my own. 
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The routine of back to school is back! I know it seems it came so fast and I feel the same way. My son started 2nd grade last week so my mornings are jammed pack with the busy morning schedule. I need a good coffee maker that will give me the energy I need to last the morning bustle. Bella Housewares’ Linea Collection 12-cup Programmable Coffee Maker and Rocket Extract Pro Plus Multifunctional Blender have kept me energized in the mornings.

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BELLA Linea 12 Cup Programmable Coffee Maker features a 24 hour programmable timer lets you set and go so your coffee is ready before you are. The removable permanent filter means no more throw away filters while the automatic pause and serve function lets you enjoy that first cup of coffee while still brewing. A measuring scoop is included for your convenience and the cord stores neatly under the coffee maker, preventing clutter.
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I love all the features:

  •       24 hr. programmable timer lets you set and go
  •       Removable filter
  •       Automatic pause and serve function for that quick first cup
  •       2 hour keep warm function so your coffee doesn’t get cold
  •       Automatic shutoff for your safety
  •       No more tangled cords with a conveniently hidden cord storage
  •       Displays last time brewed

The coffee maker really has everything you may need in a coffee maker. Sometimes I want a little boost so I make a smoothie. Sometimes I even do a frappe with the coffee I brewed.  The Bella Rocket Extract Pro Plus Multifunctional Blender makes it so easy to create smoothies.

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The BELLA Rocket Extract Pro Plus is this fall’s “secret weapon” for dips, smoothies and fresh-squeezed juice (since the blades can emulsify anything and maintains nutrients/pulp typically lost in juicing). You can whip up a quick smoothie before rushing to work or getting the kids ready for school, while enjoying a satiating breakfast on-the-go.
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  •  Powerful 700 watt motor pulverizes and emulsifies anything in its path (reduces amount of prep time, PLUS maintains nutrients for healthier juices and smoothies)
  • Attachable comfort lip ring allows you to sip right out of the personal-size tumblers (eliminates need to transferring to other glasses before consumption)
  • 7 pre-programmed settings (that shut off automatically) are perfect for multitaskers who need to finish homework before class starts
  • All parts are dishwasher safe

I’ve enjoyed coming up with new smoothie recipes. Mixing veggies and fruits to come up with a healthy drink. I sometimes throw in some flax seed or chia seed. The best part? My kids have been drinking so much more veggies!

Here is my favorite morning smoothie from the Bella website.

Mango Strawberry Delight

Ingredients
4-5 slices of mango
4-5 strawberries
dash of orange juice
1 cup of finely crushed ice

Instructions
1. Combine all the ingredients into the large blending cup.
2. Twist cup into base, push down and pulse until a smooth consistency is reached.
3. Add cup ring and serve immediately.

What are your favorite smoothie recipes?

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18 Comments

  • Reply Karen Hartzell (@InTheKitchenKP)

    I am not sure I would be moving in the morning without my coffee. Having a programmable coffee maker is EVERYTHING to make my mornings run smoother.
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    August 31, 2015 at 12:24 pm
  • Reply Jacob Fu

    Those look great! We have a Vitamix and don’t drink much coffee, but we typically use an aeropress when we do want a cup.
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    August 31, 2015 at 1:51 pm
  • Reply Megan Elford

    I don’t last long without my morning coffee each day, especially not on school mornings! I love the look of this one – the colour really makes it stand out and adds a bit of glam to the usual routine!
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    August 31, 2015 at 3:01 pm
  • Reply Miranda (Myrabev)

    I need the blender, I could do a lot of damage with some smoothies, looks like a great machine to have.
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    August 31, 2015 at 4:29 pm
  • Reply Wendy

    Didn’t think I would ever day this about a coffee maker but I have to- it’s pretty! And I’m sure it works as well as it looks.

    August 31, 2015 at 5:33 pm
  • Reply Melissa

    The Bella coffee maker is so cute. I like the “outside of the box” design. It would look great in my kitchen!

    August 31, 2015 at 6:22 pm
  • Reply Angelic Sinova

    I can’t start the day off without my morning coffee! I love that this coffee maker displays the last time you brewed. How awesome is that? <3
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    August 31, 2015 at 6:58 pm
  • Reply Heather

    I could not get through my day without my coffee makers! Yep, I have two. My son started first grade here and its so needed! I need a new blender though, so I might look into this one!
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    August 31, 2015 at 9:33 pm
  • Reply Angie

    If you ever heard of that brand before! I’ve been trying to use my kitchen appliances more, and I sure do love making smoothies!:-) 🙂
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    September 1, 2015 at 4:07 am
  • Reply Maureen

    That looks like a really nice coffee maker and blender! I especially love the coffee maker, makes me miss my old one 😀
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    September 1, 2015 at 4:15 am
  • Reply Rosey

    I’ve been thinking of blending up some veggies for the kiddos. It’s really hard to get my youngest to want to indulge.

    September 1, 2015 at 10:05 am
  • Reply Shaney Vijendranath

    Really need that blender for this summer. I love smoothies and so does my daughter. Great products. 🙂
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    September 1, 2015 at 10:05 am
  • Reply Rena McDaniel

    wow! I love that coffee maker it would go great with my kitchen! I love the blender too I really need one of those. I think that is one of the only kitchen appliances I don’t have!
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    September 1, 2015 at 12:10 pm
  • Reply Jaime Nicole

    This looks like a great help in the kitchen! I wouldn’t know what to do in the morning without my coffee. It’s safer for everyone when I get my caffeine.
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    September 1, 2015 at 12:58 pm
  • Reply Rebecca B.

    We are actually in the market for a new coffee maker and this Bella one sounds perfect!! I love smoothies for quick on-the-go breakfasts too 🙂
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    September 1, 2015 at 3:36 pm
  • Reply Yona Williams

    I am lovin’ the color and style of the Bella coffeemaker. I have a few appliances from this brand, and I love the different colors they come in. My favorite smoothie recipes blend berries and cherries.
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    September 1, 2015 at 10:52 pm
  • Reply Chantal

    I love the look of this coffee maker it is like a modern/retro mix- very cool!

    September 1, 2015 at 11:17 pm
  • Reply Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen

    Oh my gosh! I would love to have these two appliances in my kitchen! It looks so awesome.

    September 8, 2015 at 8:06 pm
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