There are some people who are blessed with the talent of creating something from nothing, such as throwing a random assortment of things into a pot and have it turn into an amazing meal.
I am not one of those people.
I can cook, bake, smoothie and salad, no problem. But….I need a recipe.
I am however, a smoothie fiend, so when it comes to what to throw into the blender, I need some direction. Otherwise I end up (1) with a brown compost-resembling slurry or (2) stuck in a never-ending cycle of the same old staples: strawberry banana, mixed berry, pina colada, etc.
Enter The Blender Girl – Tess Masters.
Her delightful book offers 100 unique smoothie recipes that are sure to please any smoothie lover’s palate. Tess has even identified the various health benefits each smoothie offers, such as detoxifying, energizing, protein-rich, alkalizing, and anti-inflammatory to help you choose your perfect blend. Or if you’re like me, you can just smoothie your way through the book one delicious concoction at a time!
There’s Potassium Plus, Vivid Vision and Crazy for Cantaloupe, alongside Hangover Helper, Berry Beet Bliss and Avo-nana Bread. I love how different the recipes are from classic smoothie recipes, yet they are all still delicious.
I have to say my absolute favorite recipe from the book is the “Summer Stoner.” This creamy refresher is a scrumptious blend of all the stone fruits that come to fruition in the summer. I can’t get enough!
A close second is the Black Forest Cake smoothie – it’s amazing!
If you’re a smoothie lover or simply stuck in a smoothie rut, I highly recommend this book.
What’s your favorite smoothie recipe or book?