Review: The Blender Girl Smoothies by Tess Masters

The Blender Girl Smoothies: 100 Gluten-Free, Vegan, and Paleo-Friendly Recipes by Tess Masters

Release Date: June 30th, 2015
Health & Wellness, Cookbook
Ebook/Print (256 pages, TEN SPEED)
A beautiful collection of vegan smoothies from powerhouse blogger The Blender Girl, featuring photographs, flavor boosters, and nutritional add-ons for every recipe.
The Blender Girl takes smoothies to the next level in this comprehensive guide, helping you blast your way to good health and blended bliss. These 100 creative and delicious recipes are designed to fit your every need, whether you want to detox, lose a few pounds, get energized, or guard against seasonal colds. Each smoothie has three optional boosters (like chia seeds, ginger, coconut oil, or wheat grass) that allow you to ramp up flavor, nutrient value, or both. Featuring gorgeous photography throughout, a smoothie pantry that demystifies unusual ingredients, icons to identify smoothies that fit your particular dietary needs, and strategies for achieving smoothie success, this accessible handbook makes it fun and easy to find your perfect blend.

Very involved but also, worth it! (4 stars)

Somehow I missed the Blender Girl boat but that's okay. Since the temps have risen I've been in a mood to consume nothing but smoothies every day and since that's not really very healthy I wanted a great resource for improving the ones I was making. I have to admit I never bothered following any of the recipes, that's just not my style, but I've been inspired to play around with liquids I didn't use before like juices and coconut water now when before I tended to prefer nut milks and teas.

Whether you're the kind of person who needs a recipe or prefers to get inspired there's an amazing array to go with here. Each recipe is very purposed whether it's focusing on a healthier liver or helping clear your skin so you won't be finding a lot of random stuff thrown together. Many are unsweetened too which is a nice change of pace for folks like myself who hate stevia. These are vegan so you also won't find yogurt or milk as an ingredient but for those of us who aren't I think some of these could be adapted well to suit the addition of honey or yogurt if desired.

Notes: ARC received via NetGalley.

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