[This Green Mojito Smoothie is vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free, nut-free and yeast-free. Suitable for Stage 2 and beyond on an anti-candida diet.]
You may remember Tess Masters, aka The Blender Girl, from my previous post in which I wrote about her new cookbook, the amazon #1 bestseller The Blender Girl, and shared her Watermelon Gazpacho. Tess creates incredibly tasty, über-healthy and easy recipes using a blender (and any kind of blender will work for her recipes!). She shares a wealth of information about healthy eating, sprouting, blending and acid/alkaline balance in her book. And now she’s given us a new source of healthy recipes in The Blender Girl Smoothies app!
Have you ever gone to whip up a smoothie, only to think, “I just don’t want my regular kale-and blueberry green smoothie!”? Or perhaps you’ve felt, “I love my regular smoothies, but really crave something a litttle. . . exotic today.” Well, Tess has you covered! The app allows you to plug in a bit about your mood and how you feel, and–voilà!–your perfect blend appears:
Isn’t that purty?! Other features include dietary information, customized user preferences (recipes are available in both Imperial and metric, which I love) and a “favorites” function. I’m impressed by the shopping list, too, which is automatically generated based on the smoothies you choose:
But most important, of course, is the recipes. You’ll get 75 to begin, with one new smoothie recipe released each week for a total of 100 all together. That’s more than 3 months of healthy, delicious smoothies! Each recipe has nutritional information and other tidbits from Tess about health benefits and smoothie-making tips.
I imagine by this point, you’d love to know just what kinds of recipes you’ll find in the app. Luckily for us, Tess has agreed to share one of my favorites with you all today–the Green Mojito Smoothie. There is nothing quite as luscious as the combination of mint and lime. This smoothie rounds it out with pineapple and kale as well–for a brand-new, refreshing spin on your “green smoothie.”
Green Mojito Smoothie
This is a cold-and-flu buster and potent detoxifier, all in one zesty cocktail! The bromelain in pineapple suppresses coughs and loosens mucus, while mint clears respiratory congestion, soothes sore throats, and alleviates nausea. The vitamin C in limes has antibiotic power, anti-inflammatories in kale and pineapple combat arthritis, and ginger boosts immunity, aids digestion, and adds a powerful zing.
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)
1/2 cup (18g) firmly packed mint
2 cups (320g) frozen pineapple
5 drops alcohol-free liquid stevia, plus more to taste
Throw all of the ingredients into your blender and blast on high for 30 to 60 seconds, until smooth and creamy.
1 teaspoon wheatgrass powder
1 teaspoon minced ginger
1 teaspoon coconut oil
Recipe from The Blender Girl Smoothies App, (c) Tess Masters 2014. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Random House, LLC. Reprinted with permission. All photos on this page by Erin Kunkel, for The Blender Girl Smoothies App (c) Tess Masters 2014. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Random House, LLC. Used with permission.
Suitable for: ACD Stage 2 and beyond, sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free, nut free, yeast-free, vegan, low glycemic.
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