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The debut cookbook from the powerhouse blogger behind theblendergirl.com, featuring 100 gluten-free, vegan recipes for smoothies, meals, and more made quickly and easily in a blender. What’s your perfect blend?   On her wildly popular recipe blog, Tess Masters—aka, The Blender Girl—shares easy plant-based recipes that anyone can whip up fast in a blender. Tess’s lively, dow The debut cookbook from the powerhouse blogger behind theblendergirl.com, featuring 100 gluten-free, vegan recipes for smoothies, meals, and more made quickly and easily in a blender. What’s your perfect blend?   On her wildly popular recipe blog, Tess Masters—aka, The Blender Girl—shares easy plant-based recipes that anyone can whip up fast in a blender. Tess’s lively, down-to-earth approach has attracted legions of fans looking for quick and fun ways to prepare healthy food. In The Blender Girl, Tess’s much-anticipated debut cookbook, she offers 100 whole-food recipes that are gluten-free and vegan, and rely on natural flavors and sweeteners. Many are also raw and nut-, soy-, corn-, and sugar-free.   Smoothies, soups, and spreads are a given in a blender cookbook, but this surprisingly versatile collection also includes appetizers, salads, and main dishes with a blended component, like Fresh Spring Rolls with Orange-Almond Sauce, Twisted Caesar Pleaser, Spicy Chickpea Burgers with Portobello Buns and Greens, and I-Love-Veggies! Bake. And even though many of Tess’s smoothies and shakes taste like dessert—Apple Pie in a Glass, Raspberry-Lemon Cheesecake, or Tastes-Like-Ice- Cream Kale, anyone?—her actual desserts are out-of this-world good, from Chocolate-Chile Banana Spilly to Flourless Triple-Pecan Mousse Pie and Chai Rice Pudding. Best of all, every recipe can easily be adjusted to your personal taste: add an extra squeeze of this, another handful of that, or leave something out altogether— these dishes are super forgiving, so you can’t mess them up.   Details on the benefits of soaking, sprouting, and dehydrating; proper food combining; and eating raw, probiotic-rich, and alkaline ingredients round out this nutrient-dense guide. But you don’t have to understand the science of good nutrition to run with The Blender Girl—all you need is a blender and a sense of adventure. So dust off your machine and get ready to find your perfect blend.


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The debut cookbook from the powerhouse blogger behind theblendergirl.com, featuring 100 gluten-free, vegan recipes for smoothies, meals, and more made quickly and easily in a blender. What’s your perfect blend?   On her wildly popular recipe blog, Tess Masters—aka, The Blender Girl—shares easy plant-based recipes that anyone can whip up fast in a blender. Tess’s lively, dow The debut cookbook from the powerhouse blogger behind theblendergirl.com, featuring 100 gluten-free, vegan recipes for smoothies, meals, and more made quickly and easily in a blender. What’s your perfect blend?   On her wildly popular recipe blog, Tess Masters—aka, The Blender Girl—shares easy plant-based recipes that anyone can whip up fast in a blender. Tess’s lively, down-to-earth approach has attracted legions of fans looking for quick and fun ways to prepare healthy food. In The Blender Girl, Tess’s much-anticipated debut cookbook, she offers 100 whole-food recipes that are gluten-free and vegan, and rely on natural flavors and sweeteners. Many are also raw and nut-, soy-, corn-, and sugar-free.   Smoothies, soups, and spreads are a given in a blender cookbook, but this surprisingly versatile collection also includes appetizers, salads, and main dishes with a blended component, like Fresh Spring Rolls with Orange-Almond Sauce, Twisted Caesar Pleaser, Spicy Chickpea Burgers with Portobello Buns and Greens, and I-Love-Veggies! Bake. And even though many of Tess’s smoothies and shakes taste like dessert—Apple Pie in a Glass, Raspberry-Lemon Cheesecake, or Tastes-Like-Ice- Cream Kale, anyone?—her actual desserts are out-of this-world good, from Chocolate-Chile Banana Spilly to Flourless Triple-Pecan Mousse Pie and Chai Rice Pudding. Best of all, every recipe can easily be adjusted to your personal taste: add an extra squeeze of this, another handful of that, or leave something out altogether— these dishes are super forgiving, so you can’t mess them up.   Details on the benefits of soaking, sprouting, and dehydrating; proper food combining; and eating raw, probiotic-rich, and alkaline ingredients round out this nutrient-dense guide. But you don’t have to understand the science of good nutrition to run with The Blender Girl—all you need is a blender and a sense of adventure. So dust off your machine and get ready to find your perfect blend.

30 review for The Blender Girl: Super-Easy, Super-Healthy Meals, Snacks, Desserts, and Drinks--100 Gluten-Free, Vegan Recipes!

  1. 4 out of 5

    ♡ Sassy ~ Amy ♡

    I forgot to review this! I Loved this book!! I am a Vitamix newbie & got stuck in my pigeon hole as to what to blend... My favorite this summer was a watermelon margarita... My family, just kind of threw it in and blended it! Great smoothies etc., but why were they not as smooth as the Vitamix demo guy? WELL!! OMG!! I got my answer! Plus some!! At first when you start reading this book via ebook, you think "hey! this was supposed to be recipes!" It is!! Don't worry! But first she walks you through I forgot to review this! I Loved this book!! I am a Vitamix newbie & got stuck in my pigeon hole as to what to blend... My favorite this summer was a watermelon margarita... My family, just kind of threw it in and blended it! Great smoothies etc., but why were they not as smooth as the Vitamix demo guy? WELL!! OMG!! I got my answer! Plus some!! At first when you start reading this book via ebook, you think "hey! this was supposed to be recipes!" It is!! Don't worry! But first she walks you through the basics. what kinds of blenders are good, what's a reasonably priced one etc. I got mine, so I skimmed that portion... There was a ton of stuff I didn't know though! Great new info., for me to jot down or look back up etc. For one... soaking nuts!! YA!! Cashews & almonds!! WOW!! I can't wait to try it! The order you add things before you blend... Liquid first! Should be a no brainer, but umm not me! I always threw in fruit first & wondered why I had to stab my ingredients around to get it to blend & the grinding sound I'd get my blender to make because I did it WRONG!! I am so glad I'm cured & I cannot wait for spring & the fresh fruit season!! Her recipes are amazing too! There are original ones as well as tweaked better ones!

  2. 5 out of 5

    PorshaJo

    Wow! I have to step up my blender game. Usually I use it for smoothies, which I'm currently in a rut and need smoothie inspiration. So many wonderful new ideas and things to make. I did make a cheesecake once in a blender and thought I was just being lazy (did not want to wash a bunch of bowls, etc). Glad to see all the other things you can make in a blender. I grabbed this one from the library and plan to hold on to it for some time. Wow! I have to step up my blender game. Usually I use it for smoothies, which I'm currently in a rut and need smoothie inspiration. So many wonderful new ideas and things to make. I did make a cheesecake once in a blender and thought I was just being lazy (did not want to wash a bunch of bowls, etc). Glad to see all the other things you can make in a blender. I grabbed this one from the library and plan to hold on to it for some time.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Melanie

    I've tried several recipes from this cookbook and can say that while I liked it, I didn't love it. The recipes have kind of been hit-or-miss, as some turned out great and were delicious (tastes-like-ice-cream kale smoothie) while others did not turn out at all (the fluffy gf pancakes). A lot of the recipes either call for ingredients that I typically don't have on hand, or they just seem really involved -- so even though they sound good, I haven't made them. There is still at least one recipe th I've tried several recipes from this cookbook and can say that while I liked it, I didn't love it. The recipes have kind of been hit-or-miss, as some turned out great and were delicious (tastes-like-ice-cream kale smoothie) while others did not turn out at all (the fluffy gf pancakes). A lot of the recipes either call for ingredients that I typically don't have on hand, or they just seem really involved -- so even though they sound good, I haven't made them. There is still at least one recipe that I plan on trying when I have the time (orange dreamsicles!), but overall I probably won't use this cookbook much. *Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention/review it on my blog. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.*

  4. 4 out of 5

    Deb

    The Blender Girl 100 Gluten-free, Vegan Recipes by Tess Masters is an unique book of delicious recipes for gluten vegan smoothies, snacks, desserts, sauces and meals. It is also a wealth of information of how she began to be the Blender Girl as well as what foods to combine, super foods, and even how to get milk from nuts which was interesting. Tess Masters book is full of great ideas and recipes for those who want to be healthy or need to eat gluten free. I found this book to be interesting, uni The Blender Girl 100 Gluten-free, Vegan Recipes by Tess Masters is an unique book of delicious recipes for gluten vegan smoothies, snacks, desserts, sauces and meals. It is also a wealth of information of how she began to be the Blender Girl as well as what foods to combine, super foods, and even how to get milk from nuts which was interesting. Tess Masters book is full of great ideas and recipes for those who want to be healthy or need to eat gluten free. I found this book to be interesting, unique and easy to follow the recipes. I learned about foods and blending that I didn't know before like how to soak nuts to make them work better in recipes. The recipes are well explained and easy to follow which is to me always a plus. The recipes are healthy, and you can find a recipe that can complete any meal or snack you might want during the day. She also shows you recipes to help with things like Acid Reflux and good Probiotics. This book is really an interesting mix of healthy information, ideas and recipes but don't let that turn you away if you think that is all it is because the recipes are wonderful and healthy. The book has great pictures included to show the end results of the recipe which is great too. A few of the recipes I think I will be trying soon like Rich But Simple Tomato Soup, Papaya Pleasure Blend, Awesome Almond Crackers and Fresh Spring Rolls with Orange-Almond Sauce to name a few. This book is a must for those wanting to eat healthier or for those who are already eating gluten vegan and healthy. It is a great resource for everyone and a wonderful addition to anybodies cookbook collection. I have to admit that when I was first looking at the book I didn't think I would be able to find anything that I would like. I have never been very adventurous in what I eat and I figured that it would be hard to make these recipes and that they would be like eating grass. Boy was I wrong on all counts. I will not like all of the recipes, but who ever does, there are enough different recipes that I have found several to try and even some my husband, the picky eater, would like. I would give this book 4.5 Stars because I would have liked to see a few more pictures of doing the recipes but I would highly recommend it to all. If you would like more info on the book and author check out these sites: The Blender Girl's Site The Blender Girl's Tour More Info Author Bio Give this book a try and enjoy the wonderful recipes and information I don't think you will be disappointed. "I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review."

  5. 5 out of 5

    Ozana Ozzy

    I adore smoothies and I would drink it all day long, without eating crude food, because you can blend almost anything. Blender girl book is great because it explains all about blending different types of food, seasonal, superfood additions and how to use it and what are they good for. I tried smoothies from the book and I love it. Because sometimes same blend combination can be boring.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Amanda

    The smoothies and soups in this book look delicious. I am just too lazy to make them. "Soak nuts beforehand" "roast veggies first for more complex flavor" "blend in batches" Ain't nobody got time for that! The smoothies and soups in this book look delicious. I am just too lazy to make them. "Soak nuts beforehand" "roast veggies first for more complex flavor" "blend in batches" Ain't nobody got time for that!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Adrienna

    I know I like to use the blender for smoothies, soups (sometimes in the food processor), but she supplies even more. She tells us to "love our blender" and how to choose one (which I have learned over the years why I use the nutribullet versus the vitamix and food processor but replaced my other blender), wash our fruits/veggies (which I usually just do warm water), care for our b lenders which I have overloaded and burned it out before even juicer and tells us to soak instead of going broke. I I know I like to use the blender for smoothies, soups (sometimes in the food processor), but she supplies even more. She tells us to "love our blender" and how to choose one (which I have learned over the years why I use the nutribullet versus the vitamix and food processor but replaced my other blender), wash our fruits/veggies (which I usually just do warm water), care for our b lenders which I have overloaded and burned it out before even juicer and tells us to soak instead of going broke. I never considered soaking veggies or nuts, and cut up veggies which some will stuff their Vitamix (these costs $250-$500) and do not want to see it break no time soon. I finally bought one a couple months ago as birthday gift in May. She shares she her health which caused her to change her eating habits and diet (which I notice I am now gluten-free and already since childhood was lactose, had a daily intolerant issue, and was always sick when I drank milk), from vegetarian to vegan to raw food diet for example. I have wanted to practice pescetarian but failed, then vegetarian (doing pretty good now except every now and then eat fish/shrimp and realized shrimp doesn't make me feel too good), and want to be a vegan. My health needs it and tired of being over 200 pounds on and off since I was 19. My willpower is not easy being with someone who loves sweets and meats. Yet I pay more attention to what foods are doing to my body. I only was interested in about 5-7 recipes. I tried two today, breakfast: raspberry cheesecake drink, and first time using my dehydrator (purchased about 6+ years ago) to make fruit strips and hope it turns out good for a snack. If it does, I will bring this with me on my upcoming trip. Beautiful pics. Nice thing I have taken and learned from the book to consider alkaline, anti-inflammatory remedies, and help with sleep and acid reflux. Took photos of these for future use. Vegan idea read 2018

  8. 5 out of 5

    Bridget

    I'm looking forward to trying the recipes, but some of the science is thrown around a bit. For example, while I appreciate the fact that an anti-nutrient is a real thing, just saying that's what in the soaking liquid from nuts is not at all the whole story. Some of the other stuff (pH, raw foods, etc) live a bit more on the unproven periphery of science, so I'm a little skeptical, but anything is worth a try. And: the focus on eat more vegetables is appreciated. I'm looking forward to trying the recipes, but some of the science is thrown around a bit. For example, while I appreciate the fact that an anti-nutrient is a real thing, just saying that's what in the soaking liquid from nuts is not at all the whole story. Some of the other stuff (pH, raw foods, etc) live a bit more on the unproven periphery of science, so I'm a little skeptical, but anything is worth a try. And: the focus on eat more vegetables is appreciated.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Rabbit {Paint me like one of your 19th century gothic heroines!}

    Disclaimer: This ARC was given to me for free in exchange for an honest review from Netgalley. This book was really cool. It had tips on blender buying and caring for your blender. There was a lot of different kinds of blending recipes of not only smoothies, but entres that involve the blender but had solid food in the meal. If that makes any sense.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Monique

    Make it all in your blender? Really? That is what Tess Masters says...its easy, its simple, and healthy. You can make smoothies, ice cream, soups, juices, and the foundation of just about any meal. She supplies you with information about blenders and how to use the various functions to make your stomach happy. These recipes are all gluten-free and vegan. Do yourself a favor, buy a blender!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Lynda Pidzarko

    Not what I expected. I was looking for new exciting smoothie recipe, there are some but not a recipe book. I did learn how to make nut milks.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

    While the recipes are nothing new, I really enjoyed the first 35 pages of the book where she breaks down alkaline, PH balance, sprouting your foods and a few theories that I haven't thought much about which is: hydrating yourself first thing in the morning, eating specific fruits until noon, and probiotic rich foods to help your guts. Well, I already knew about probiotic foods but she dives a little deeper. I love to hear someone agree with my ideas about highly processed salt vs a natural, unbl While the recipes are nothing new, I really enjoyed the first 35 pages of the book where she breaks down alkaline, PH balance, sprouting your foods and a few theories that I haven't thought much about which is: hydrating yourself first thing in the morning, eating specific fruits until noon, and probiotic rich foods to help your guts. Well, I already knew about probiotic foods but she dives a little deeper. I love to hear someone agree with my ideas about highly processed salt vs a natural, unbleached, not chemically processed salt which is actually hydrating and GOOD for your body. I only buy natural salt. It wasn't silly theories, it was actual science and truth about salt which I'm always trying to tell people about but people start to glaze over because people only know the basics which is salt is bad so limit it. Yes, but PURE salt is actually helps alkalize the body and help regulate digestion and circulation! I actually tried sipping baking soda throughout the day like she suggests and I felt SO much better the next day. I love her theories about sprouting foods to help digestion. I haven't tried it but I always soak almonds before I make pesto so I'm going try sprouting more foods and see if it makes a difference. I'm a big believer that how we eat food and what we eat, changes how we feel. So this was great book for me. I read the first 35 pages 2x and I keep referencing it for more ideas.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Grazyna Nawrocka

    At first, I have encountered Tess Masters through the Facebook. Her posts are bristling with humor. The publication is a vegan cookbook. Some of information is very useful to me, like how to soak nuts and combine foods. There are quite a few recipes I'd like to try, which seem to be simple and delicious. At first, I have encountered Tess Masters through the Facebook. Her posts are bristling with humor. The publication is a vegan cookbook. Some of information is very useful to me, like how to soak nuts and combine foods. There are quite a few recipes I'd like to try, which seem to be simple and delicious.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Lynne

    Great recipes. Very simple Method of meal preparation.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Kari Alice

    Not really for me, but for more of a food purest, it would probably be awesome. The tips and pictures were really nice and the book was a great size.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Anna

    LOVE the information in the book but have yet to try recipes. They look yummy though. I'll come back and change my rating once I've tried a good amount of them. LOVE the information in the book but have yet to try recipes. They look yummy though. I'll come back and change my rating once I've tried a good amount of them.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Janice Elaine Osburn

    One of my Favorite Books Blender Girl is right up my alley making recipes from Whole Foods that I love. Not enough pictures, but the recipes outweigh that issue.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Nora St Laurent

    I’m thankful for the review copy of a book that introduced me to Tess Masters, The Blender Girl, this cook book and her blog by the same name. I've started working a different job that has allowed me more time in the kitchen and less time driving to and from work. I was thrilled to explore this new way of cooking. I liked how this author first talks about What’s the perfect blend for you? Where she discusses her journey to getting healthy and what she learned along the way. Not everything works f I’m thankful for the review copy of a book that introduced me to Tess Masters, The Blender Girl, this cook book and her blog by the same name. I've started working a different job that has allowed me more time in the kitchen and less time driving to and from work. I was thrilled to explore this new way of cooking. I liked how this author first talks about What’s the perfect blend for you? Where she discusses her journey to getting healthy and what she learned along the way. Not everything works for everybody. She talks about healthy ideas that you might want to blend into your life style. She talks about being proactive about your health and says, I make a point of eating foods rich in probiotics as part of an alkaline diet low in sugar and high in essential vitamins and minerals. She also makes a point to eat food that is in season where she lives. She mixes up eating foods raw and some that are cooked. She helps the reader to think about making small changes in their lives that can make a huge difference in how they feel and what’s best in the long run. There is great information to assimilate written in an easy to read manner. She also talks about how your blender can become your partner in the kitchen. It can help your bring healthier snacks, drinks and meals to you and your family in a doable time frame. There are a wide variety of recipes with ingredients that can be found in grocery stores that have a health food section (many do). I tried several of her recipes; they are Thyme for Corn Chowder, Fluffy gf pancakes (best ever), Orange dream sickles (yummy) and Dark Chocolate pudding (great surprise loved it). My family and I loved them. They even asked for seconds. Some of the other yummy looking recipes I want to try are Spicy Chickpea Burgers with Portobello Buns and Greens, Alkaline Tacos, Creamy Mushroom Stroganoff, Potato Pizza and many more. The book is broken down into several sections. They are: Healthy Ideas to Blend In, Smoothies and Shakes, Appetizers, Snacks, Dips and Spreads, Salads, Soups, The Main Event, Desserts, Drinks, Juices, and Tonics, Condiments, Sauces, and Creams. I liked the variety. This author walks the reader through how to choose a blender. She starts with your basic model and moves to the top of the line. She also discusses how to care for your blender so it will last a long time. Great tips. I like how Tess shared about why certain veggies are beneficial to your body. She also mentions food combing and how certain foods work well together to make you feel your best. I enjoyed the beautiful pictures throughout. I also liked the fact that these recipes can help the cook bring healthy meals to your family and yourself in a reasonable time frame. You do need to read the recipes all the way through before you start cooking. I like how Tess talks about things you might be tempted to do and warns you not to do it. For example when I made the pancakes they took 4 minutes on one side and 3 more minutes after you flipped them. If you rushed the process she tells you that you’ll have soggy pancakes. These pancakes take longer to cook but they are so worth the wait. She was right. The recipes include many ingredients and the measurements were in cups and grams. The author is originally from Australia and currently resides in California. Her Blender Girl blog reaches people all over the globe. I highly recommend this book to everyone who wants to start down the path to eating healthier and feeling better and are looking for a place to start. This book is also great for those of you that are already on this path. There are 100 Gluten-Free, Vegan recipes to try! Im looking forward to trying more myself! Disclosure of Material Connection: #AD Sponsored by publisher. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising” Nora St Laurent TBCN Where Book Fun Begins www.bookfun.org The Book Club Network blog www.psalm516.blogspot.com Book Fun Magazine www.bookfunmagazine.com

  19. 4 out of 5

    Heather

    The Blender Girl, Tess Masters, is known for all of her concoctions in her blender, but this book isn’t just about blender recipes. While blender recipes may be the may focus of the book, it also delves into the reasons behind why it’s important to be eating our fruits and veggies. Yes, this book is a vegan-focused book, but Tess isn’t promoting a vegan lifestyle for everyone. She’s not a one-size-fits-all type of person. She advocates listening to your own body to determine what it really needs The Blender Girl, Tess Masters, is known for all of her concoctions in her blender, but this book isn’t just about blender recipes. While blender recipes may be the may focus of the book, it also delves into the reasons behind why it’s important to be eating our fruits and veggies. Yes, this book is a vegan-focused book, but Tess isn’t promoting a vegan lifestyle for everyone. She’s not a one-size-fits-all type of person. She advocates listening to your own body to determine what it really needs. Of course, in order to do this, you need to get rid of the junk, so your body can tell you what it actually needs. Tess starts off by telling you her story and how she became the blender girl. She’s careful to explain that her journey to health won’t necessarily look like your journey. She’s just here to share the ideas and some recipes that work(ed) for her. Of course, she gives you tips on picking a blender – including her picks for a variety of price ranges. She talks about how to take care of the blender as well as the best way to load it to keep it running smoothly. Once Tess goes over the basics, she dives more into food philosophy and the reasons why some foods and food treatments are better for your body. The Foodie Geek in me really enjoyed learning about the different food combinations and why they work or don’t work for our digestive systems. She went into PH levels and finding the right PH for our bodies. All of this included lessons on soaking, sprouting, nut and seed milks, probiotics, cultured veggies, fermented drinks, and much more. Having set the foundation for her approach to food, Tess jumps right into the recipes. The recipes are divided into 8 sections: Smoothies and Shakes Appetizers, Snacks, Dips, and Spreads Salads Soups Main Dishes Desserts Drinks, Juices, and Tonics Condiments, Sauces, and Creams All 100 recipes are both gluten-free and vegan although some suggestions for variations or additions are not gluten free or vegan. While there are specific recipes for smoothies, Tess also talks about how to achieve different flavor and texture profiles in the smoothie. Unlike other recipe books, she encourages you to taste and tweak as you go to create smoothies that are perfect for you. The build-your-own smoothie section gives a great breakdown of liquid, base, cream, greens, boost, and magic with suggested measurements to help you create your own delicious smoothies. Need to know where to find one of the ingredients or where to purchase one of the recommended blenders? No problem. She has a very nice resource list that includes websites for the various items. Need additional information on a concept covered? She has a resource section for more in-depth study as well. The photos in this book are gorgeous and honestly, make me quite hungry and eager to try the recipes. I just wanted more photos as I love seeing photos of every recipe. While the blender is the central in the recipes, the recipes are not all drink based. In fact, there are recipes for baked items such as almond crackers and socca (flatbread). You’ll use the blender to create dressings for delicious salads. There are both raw food recipes as well as cooked recipes, so it suits all seasons. Overall, I was quite impressed with this recipe book as it went beyond my initial expectations. Disclosure: I received this book from Blogging for Books to help facilitate the writing of a frank and honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed nor expected. All opinions are my own.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Dorine

    If you're looking for a regimented what to eat when, this book is not for you. This book celebrates "bio-diversity" — encouraging readers to decide what works best for them. I like that it doesn't preach eating the latest food fad. Instead, the book explains how different foods affect body functions. Information is easy to read and understand. I was especially interested in the importance of sprouting and soaking. I also appreciated insight on why certain food choices were made by another author If you're looking for a regimented what to eat when, this book is not for you. This book celebrates "bio-diversity" — encouraging readers to decide what works best for them. I like that it doesn't preach eating the latest food fad. Instead, the book explains how different foods affect body functions. Information is easy to read and understand. I was especially interested in the importance of sprouting and soaking. I also appreciated insight on why certain food choices were made by another author in a book that provides a well-balanced eating plan centered on raw foods. Before, buying this book I had tried the kale smoothie that tastes like pistachio ice cream (delicious!). I bought a Vitamix last summer and want to learn how to get the best use of it. I also want to transition into a more plant-based diet. (I have a weakness for BBQ chicken, so going totally vegan is not going to happen!) The recipes in this book look tempting and I'm eager to try them!

  21. 5 out of 5

    Ann Saylor

    I just reviewed Tess Masters' new book, The Blender Girl. It's a beautiful soft-back book with great pictures and easy-to-follow recipes. It was honestly too healthy for me personally, partly because I live in a rural area where it's difficult to access the super-nutritious ingredients, and partly because I'm a much more simple cook.. But people that are looking for gluten-free and vegan recipes will enjoy the 100 recipes. I found the "love your blender" section particularly helpful, and learnin I just reviewed Tess Masters' new book, The Blender Girl. It's a beautiful soft-back book with great pictures and easy-to-follow recipes. It was honestly too healthy for me personally, partly because I live in a rural area where it's difficult to access the super-nutritious ingredients, and partly because I'm a much more simple cook.. But people that are looking for gluten-free and vegan recipes will enjoy the 100 recipes. I found the "love your blender" section particularly helpful, and learning how to blend nuts into smoothies, soups and sauces. Here are some links that you might enjoy: •The Blender Girl's Site •The Blender Girl's Tour •More Info •Author Bio I received this book as a gift from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Mollie

    I admit it; I have the Blender Girl's first cookbook. I read it, enjoyed it, forgot about it. This time around, I feel enthused enough to whip out my blender. Although the smoothie recipes are made entirely in the blender, other recipes expand the equipment list to include a food processor and...perhaps the faint of heart should settle into a comfy kitchen chair for this...a non-electric wisk. The author's recipe titles lure me closer to my blender. "Avocado Avenger," "A Date in a Nut," and the mo I admit it; I have the Blender Girl's first cookbook. I read it, enjoyed it, forgot about it. This time around, I feel enthused enough to whip out my blender. Although the smoothie recipes are made entirely in the blender, other recipes expand the equipment list to include a food processor and...perhaps the faint of heart should settle into a comfy kitchen chair for this...a non-electric wisk. The author's recipe titles lure me closer to my blender. "Avocado Avenger," "A Date in a Nut," and the most attention-getting of all: "Life-changing Chocolate Pudding." I just might forget about "A Date in a Nut" and jump right into changing my life with chocolate. The author adds "Optional Boosters" to each recipe. Optionally boosted chocolate. I do like superfoods!

  23. 4 out of 5

    Bernadette

    Lots of really good recipes, everything from drinks, smoothies, and sauces to main dishes and desserts, gluten free and, of course vegan. Followed the website, checked the book out from local library, and used it enough to finally buy my own copy. Starts with choosing a blender, caring for it and includes tips for using and maintaining your investment. Recipes grouped according to types, smoothies/shakes, appetizers/snacks, salads, soups, mains, desserts, drinks/juices/tonics, condiments. Good i Lots of really good recipes, everything from drinks, smoothies, and sauces to main dishes and desserts, gluten free and, of course vegan. Followed the website, checked the book out from local library, and used it enough to finally buy my own copy. Starts with choosing a blender, caring for it and includes tips for using and maintaining your investment. Recipes grouped according to types, smoothies/shakes, appetizers/snacks, salads, soups, mains, desserts, drinks/juices/tonics, condiments. Good index, resources guide and suggested reading. Lots of pretty pictures. easy collection of basics: Ketchup, BarBQ sauce, sour cream, cashew cream with variations, and 3 nut based cheezes. The macadamia feta is spot on!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Aarij

    Extremely helpful for any one from novice to advance user. Very detailed information on how to. Much of a book of general information on juicing and blending. Further in depth information about related issues such as what can be done one step further for preparation and knowledge of food. One of the best i have come across book on the subject. Advance techniques and such as sprouting and very resourceful book to become advance user. Experimentation is on its highest. The author know what she is d Extremely helpful for any one from novice to advance user. Very detailed information on how to. Much of a book of general information on juicing and blending. Further in depth information about related issues such as what can be done one step further for preparation and knowledge of food. One of the best i have come across book on the subject. Advance techniques and such as sprouting and very resourceful book to become advance user. Experimentation is on its highest. The author know what she is doing and why. Do not get bored with the details, it helps much to get the best results.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Sinclair

    Haven't tried any recipes yet, but I really like the tone and information in this book. Her interspersed essays about food pairings, probiotics, and nutrition are really useful and accessible. There are a variety of recipes that I can't wait to try! Definitely bookmarking and I think I'll be trying a whole bunch of them. I might even have to get a paper version, since it's much easier to have in the kitchen as a reference. Haven't tried any recipes yet, but I really like the tone and information in this book. Her interspersed essays about food pairings, probiotics, and nutrition are really useful and accessible. There are a variety of recipes that I can't wait to try! Definitely bookmarking and I think I'll be trying a whole bunch of them. I might even have to get a paper version, since it's much easier to have in the kitchen as a reference.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Trisha

    I like that Tess Masters explains what type of blender that you need and how to prep your ingredients to make the most of your blender. She also proves that blenders can be used for other thins besides smoothies. To see full review, check out The Celebrity Cafe I like that Tess Masters explains what type of blender that you need and how to prep your ingredients to make the most of your blender. She also proves that blenders can be used for other thins besides smoothies. To see full review, check out The Celebrity Cafe

  27. 5 out of 5

    Carol-Anne

    I like her blog so it probably goes without saying that I would like her book. There are some interesting recipes and helpful hints (like soaking). Although it is a vegan, the drinks, sauces and other recipes would appeal to a paleo lifestyle by adding more variety. Overall a good book for those interested in blending.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Sue Daul

    This book has some very tasty and very healthy smoothie recipes. My only issue is that the recipes have some very unusual and varied ingredients which makes keeping your cupboards stocked with the right things a little challenging! I results are worth it though! If you like smoothies but get tired of the same old thing this book is for you!

  29. 5 out of 5

    Debbie

    I borrowed this book from a friend and quickly ordered my own. Since it is a cookbook with supporting details on how to eat for optimum health, it will be a reference book to read and retread! I look forward to some of her yummy looking recipes. By the way, don't think it's just smoothies, because it is much more. I borrowed this book from a friend and quickly ordered my own. Since it is a cookbook with supporting details on how to eat for optimum health, it will be a reference book to read and retread! I look forward to some of her yummy looking recipes. By the way, don't think it's just smoothies, because it is much more.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Jaime

    I really liked reading the explanations behind her way of eating and I'm really excited to try some of her recipes. I've been using my blendtec for about 3 years but her ideas will really add to my repertoire. I'm regretting buying the kindle version (just because it was on sale) because I know I'll refer back to her charts and recipes over and over. I really liked reading the explanations behind her way of eating and I'm really excited to try some of her recipes. I've been using my blendtec for about 3 years but her ideas will really add to my repertoire. I'm regretting buying the kindle version (just because it was on sale) because I know I'll refer back to her charts and recipes over and over.

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