You can never have too many smoothie recipes and I’m always looking for new smoothies to at to my library. I was sent The Blender Girl Smoothies by Tess Masters from blogging for books. The smoothie recipes are broken down by category; light and fruity, clean and green, an exotic ride and desserts. The recipes contain the nutritional facts and its great to actually see this information for smoothies. It’s eye opening because some of these recipes contain a BUNCH of sugar. It’s really going to make me more aware of the amount of sugar I add to my smoothies.
The beginning of the book contains a section on how to build your own smoothie. You start with the liquids, base(fruits or vegetables), cream, greens, boosters(oil, superfoods, powders, etc.), and magic(spices, herbs, sweeteners, etc.). The recipes included icons to show whether they fit in the following categories; detox, weight loss, immunity, energizing, protein rich, alkaline, inflammation, contains nuts, or unsweetened. So if you need to improve your health in a certain area then you can build your smoothies to target those areas.
The smoothie pantry at the end of the book goes into greater detail of what ingredients can be used in each category of building your own smoothie. Different liquids, greens, herbs, spices, coconuts, superfoods, flavor enhancers and sweeteners. I’m looking forward to trying the dessert smoothies, like the Apple Pie in a Glass, Brownie Batter, Strawberry Shortcake, Peach Crumble and Carrot Cake.
Smoothies are a great way to add more greens to your daily nutrition. Seeing the nutritional has made me realize the two smoothies a day is not the best for me. Even though fruit is a natural sugar it’s still sugar. My normal smoothie consist of water, spinach, ground flaxseed, Vega Sport protein powder, frozen banana, strawberry and pineapples so it’s time to switch it up.
FTC disclaimer: “I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.”