I continue to be amazed by the super-talented Tess Masters. Releasing her first book, The Blender Girl, and blazing a trail around the world for her book tour simply wasn’t enough to accomplish in one year. Tess’s latest achievement is her new Smoothie app – The Blender Girl Smoothies app for iphone and ipad.
The new app, available on the itunes store for $4.99 has 70 smoothie recipes (and more coming). I love that you can search by ingredient. If you have lots of bananas, for example, search for smoothies that use bananas. Or, search using the ingredients that are safe for you and your family. The recipes also include special dietary information. For example, if you need more protein, or anti-inflammatory smoothies, you will find them here.
There’s something here for everyone (and it’s very allergy-friendly). Here’s an example of what you can find (this is the ipad view):
Don't you love the colorful smoothies?
Here’s a sneak peek of a smoothie recipe that contains some of my favorite ingredients (and who could pass up an anti-aging smoothie?):
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.
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
Credit and permission: Recipe from The Blender Girl Smoothies app © Tess Masters, copyright (c) 2014. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Random House LLC.
Photo 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.