Saturday, July 19, 2014

the Blender Girl by Tess Masters



Recently, I have been talking to friends about juicing and blending.  Several of my friends told me blending is better because you save all the fiber in your fruits and vegetables.  I have always been really bad at blending.  I always get frustrated with the fact that the blades get stuck or smoothies don't get as smooth as I would like.  So, when I came across this book, the Blender Girl, by Tess Masters, I was eager to read it.


the Blender Girl is a recipe book with using your blender as the focal point.  Inside there are recipes for smoothies, appetizers, soups, desserts, drinks, and much more.  You will also find nutritional information, a guide to choosing a blender, how to make your own milk from nuts, seeds, and grains, and resources on where to find products used in the recipes in the blender.


Two things that helped me in the book were instructions on the order in which to put items in your blender for efficient blending and a "build your own smoothie chart", which lists items in a variety of categories to include in your smoothie.  The instructions about what to put in your blender first were very helpful to me since one of my problems has always been getting things smooth.  I have been practicing with the tips she gave and it works!  I have also used her chart to create my own recipes for smoothies and the ones I have created have not tasted as scrumptious as I would like.  Maybe I need to stick to Tess' recipes in the book for now...


Because my family has been moving towards gluten free and eating whole foods, the recipes were not too intimidating which can sometimes be the case with a new cookbook.  They seem simple and easy, and extremely healthy, a wonderful way to change your diet.  I bought some papaya this week at the grocery store and am looking forward to making the "papaya pleasure" smoothie found on page 59.


I recommend this book to families who are trying to switch to a gluten free diet or anyone who wants to eat more whole foods.  There is so much educational information about food in the book that it is difficult for me to share it all.  If you are interested in using your blender more frequently, but don't know where to start, this book is for you.  The recipes in the book can even be modified to your taste; some ingredients are optional.


Many blessings as you endeavor to live a more healthy lifestyle!  Happy blending!


Beth

To learn more about Tess Masters, visit her blog here at healthyblenderrecipes.com.



Disclaimer:  I received this book free from Blogging For Books for this review.  I was not required to give a favorable review.  The thoughts and opinions expressed here are entirely my own.

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