The Blender Girl by Tess Masters - A Cookbook Review and Giveaway







In her debut cookbook, Tess Masters, creator of the popular epicurean blog Healthy Blend Recipes and also known as 'The Blender Girl,"  delivers a delicious array of 100 plant based, whole food dishes. But don't let the title fool you, as the vegan and gluten free recipes are not limited to blender only creations. Chapters include nutrient dense and power packed smoothies and shakes, rich and creamy non-dairy appetizers, creative salads with easy dressings,  inventive soups, meatless mains, sweet desserts, juices, and from scratch condiments. Introduction includes informative directions for soaking and sprouting raw nuts, seeds, and whole grains, as well as lists of power foods and ways to incorporate and ‘blend’ them into your diet. A how-to milking guide for making non-dairy alternatives, a build your own smoothie chart, as well as information on probiotics, alkalines, and how to test your own pH also make this cookbook a handy reference guide for healthful recipe creating. An exhaustive food resource list and further reading recommendations round out this diverse and healthful combination of recipes for the health conscious and adventurous cook. A few of the innovative must try recipes include an artichoke and white bean dip (a healthy alternative to the fat and dairy laden original,)  a raw chocolate torte, a meatless veggie filled chili, and a gluten free pizza topped with arugula and Yukon potatoes.  For the vegan and those desiring recipes filled with live enzymes and alkaline boosters, The Blender Girl delivers an innovative array of options, beautiful photographs, and plenty of inspiration. 

Comment below with your favorite blender ingredient for a chance to win this cookbook! 

Thank you to Blogging For Books for providing this cookbook to me, and the chance for me to offer it as a giveaway to my readers.

6 comments:

Jen Sutter said...

How do I get this free book?? My family is gluten free due to Celiac Disease and Autism… this book looks like it would have fabulous meals for us to try!!

Unknown said...

My husband was just diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. His daily breakfast smoothie consists of kale,spinach,celery,apples, blueberries,raspberries and chai seeds. This book would be a huge benefit to his new diet!

Unknown said...

Chia seeds

Joan Kubes said...

My favorite is swiss chard because we have tons of it in our garden and I like the taste.

Laura Rawlings said...

I like using avocados for creaminess because I am allergic to bananas.

Laura Rawlings said...

I like using avocados for creaminess because I am allergic to bananas.