We drink a lot of smoothies, I mean, a lot. Once we even walked over an hour on a hot Austin morning to get some, luckily they were worth it (phew!) We are always experimenting in the kitchen, concocting all sorts of crazy colored and flavored recipes. Recently we were fortunate enough to be introduced to Tess Masters, better known as The Blender Girl. Have you heard of her yet? If not, its time. We snagged her new book The Blender Girl Smoothies, based on the app after the same name. Both contain over 100 brilliant superfood recipes that make loading up on fruits and veggies beyond easy. Honestly, we don’t normally make an effort to follow any kind of recipe when we make smoothies, so we were curious and really looking forward to blending one up! With names like Antioxidant Avenger, Sleep Spell and Morning Sunshine it was hard to know where to start. The Green Mojito seemed like the obvious choice for its familiar flavors and detoxifying properties (never a bad thing, right?) One sip in and we were hooked. Seriously, its good. This book is worth keeping in the kitchen rotation but if you’re more of a techie, grab the app — bonus, you can search for the perfect blend based on what you’re craving (What?! Oh how long we’ve dreamed of this! Yes!) Whether you’re a seasoned smoothie drinker or you’re finally using your blender to make more than a margarita, this book has something for you. It even has something for the skeptics (Brownie Batter.. yeah, exactly.)
Reprinted from THE BLENDER GIRL SMOOTHIES Copyright © 2014, 2015 by Tess Masters. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.
Serves: Serves 2
1 cup (240ml) coconut water or water
1 teaspoon finely grated lime zest 3 limes, peeled and quartered
1 cup (25g) torn-up curly green kale leaves (1 or 2 large leaves with stalk removed)
½ cup (18g) firmly packed mint
2 cups (320g) frozen pineapple
5 drops alcohol-free liquid stevia, plus more to taste
Boosters: 1 teaspoon wheatgrass powder / 1 teaspoon minced ginger / 1 teaspoon coconut oil
Throw all of the ingredients into your blender and blast on high for 30 to 60 seconds, until smooth and creamy.
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