On the heels of her wildly successful book The Blender Girl, my friend Tess has just released The Blender Girl Smoothies – an easy, healthy smoothie recipes app! There are 70 bright and beautiful smoothie recipes with a new recipe released each week – for 100 total recipes when complete. This app is extremely comprehensive, with boosters for each recipe (my favorite part!), blender tips, and full color photos to go with each recipe.
Features of the smoothie app:
An interactive function that allows you to consider what you “Feel, Need, and Crave” to find your perfect blend:
Visual cues that indicate specific benefits and attributes of each recipes (e.g. detox, weight management, alkaline, anti-inflammatory, protein rich, immunity boost, energizing, unsweetened, contains nuts).
A stunning glossary:
Dietary restriction filters and metric/imperial conversions.
A self-populating shopping list to assist you in shopping for the smoothie recipes you select:
When I chose the Pomegranate Slam It smoothie to share with you, Tess told me this was her favorite after the Pineapple Salsa Smoothie. Yep. That sounds simply amazing, and it will be the next one I try…
When I made this one, I added the cayenne pepper and chard leaves boosters. If you like a kick of spice, the cayenne is definitely a recommendation – we loved it!
pomegranate slam it
With a complex, mind-blowing flavor that explodes like a firecracker (don’t omit the cayenne), this is a heart-healthy delight. Pomegranate lowers blood pressure, keeps arteries supple, decreases inflammation in blood vessels, and helps manage cholesterol. Its phenolic antioxidants (also in strawberries) combat oxidative stress, making this an anti-aging tonic.
YIELD: two servings
dairy, egg, soy and gluten free, vegan
1 1/2 cups (360ml) unsweetened pomegranate juice
1 orange, peeled, seeded, and quartered
1/4 cup (35g) chopped red bell pepper
1/8 cup (3g) loosely packed arugula
1/2 small avocado, pitted and peeled
1 cup (160g) frozen strawberries
1 cup (125g) ice cubes
Throw all of the ingredients into your blender and blast on high for about 1 minute, until smooth and creamy.
1 tablespoon pomegranate powder
1/2 cup (15g) loosely packed chard leaves
Pinch of cayenne pepper
Recipe from The Blender Girl Smoothies app © Tess Masters, copyright (c) 2014. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Random House LLC.
App photos by Erin Kunkel from The Blender Girl Smoothies app © Tess Masters, copyright (c) 2014. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Random House LLC.