The Blender Girl Smoothies by Tess Masters – Book Review

The Blender Girl Smoothies

The Blender Girl Smoothies – Book Review

If you are interested in pursuing a healthier lifestyle that includes incorporating healthy smoothies into your diet, then sooner or later you’re bound to run into Tess Masters – a woman who’s known in the online world as “The Blender Girl”!

Since learning the art of creating healthy smoothies is one of my current goals, I could not wait to get my hands on a copy of The Blender Girl Smoothies – 100 Gluten-Free, Vegan & Paleo-Friendly Recipes by Tess Masters.

If you are new to the world of smoothie-making and looking for an educational, no-nonsense book to get you started, The Blender Girl Smoothies is a good place to start!

The book is divided into four sections:

  • Chapter 1, Smoothie Secrets, contains the general principles you need to know to master smoothie making. As much as you’ll be tempted to skip ahead and jump into the recipe portion of the book – don’t! The information contained here – including Strategies For Success, Six Steps To Spectacular Smoothies, How to Soak Ingredients, Smoothies versus Juices, and Build Your Own Smoothies – provide the foundation you need to for future success in your own independent endeavors!
  • Chapter 2, Find Your Own Perfect Blend, provides key information about the recipes you’ll find in the book. The information in this section will help you to determine which recipes are best for you – how to substitute ingredients when necessary – and how to use boosters to enhance flavors.

Blender Girl - Happy Hydration

  • Chapter 3, The Recipes (which is mislabeled Chapter 4 in my book), contains the actual recipes themselves. The book is designed to be an encyclopedia of smoothie recipes, with each recipe featured in a 2-page spread, with one page containing the ingredients and the recipe, and the other page containing a color-photograph of the smoothie.
  • Chapter 4, The Smoothie Pantry, contains descriptions of the essential ingredients that Tess uses in her smoothies, along with tips for pairing flavors.

There’s also a Resources Guide and an Index in the back of the book.

    There are several things that I really like about The Blender Girl Smoothies book:

    • The recipes are beautifully photographed, easy to follow, with health benefits clearly laid out.
    • The recipes incorporate savory ingredients to help minimize sugar spikes.
      The smoothie-making principles help you learn how to create your own smoothies.

    And a few caveats:

    • If you are a mainstream dieter looking for fun drinks to make with your blender, or everyday ingredients you are likely to have in your pantry or fridge – preview the book before purchasing to make sure it suits your needs.
    • If you have difficulty reading tiny print – be aware you will need your reading glasses (and possibly a magnifier) for the print version of the book!

    All in all, however, I’m excited to add The Blender Girl Smoothies to my culinary library. I think that this is a great reference book for beginning smoothie makers, and one that’s bound to help us improve our health!

    I rate this book 4 out or 5 stars.

    About Tess Masters

    Tess Masters

    Tess Masters is an Australian-born writer, actor, voice-over artist, and self-professed blendaholic who she shares her enthusiasm for healthy living online.

    As a presenter and recipe developer, Tess collaborates with leading food, culinary, and lifestyle brands. She has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, InStyle, Prevention, Real Simple, Thrive, Vegetarian Times, Living Without, Allergic Living, and New Idea; and online for Today, Shape, Glamour, Food Network, Parents, and Chow, among other publications and websites.

    When she’s not blending, Tess enjoys a diverse performance career. She has toured internationally with stage productions, worked in film and television, and lent her voice to commercial campaigns, audio books, and popular video game characters. Tess and her partner, Scott Brick, live in Studio City, California, with their West Highland white terrier (and blender-cuisine maven), Cookie.

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13 Responses to “The Blender Girl Smoothies by Tess Masters – Book Review”

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  1. Kay says:

    This sounds like a good book to begin with regarding smoothie creation. Although the small print might be a bit tough.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1
      says:

      It’s a good reference book but small print is a pet peeve of mind, especially for cookbooks where users are often reading it at a distance and could therefore benefit from LARGER – not tinier print!

      Thanks for stopping by Kay – have a great weekend!

  2. Carole from Carole's Chatter says:

    Interesting! Cheers

  3. Beth F
    Twitter: BethFishReads
    says:

    Argh on the small print! But that’s one HUGE advantage of eBooks. I’ll see if I can check this out from the library before I decide to buy — I’m always looking for new smoothie recipes.

  4. always enjoy a great smoothie.

  5. Oh love this book review. I need to check on her book. We love smoothies 🙂

  6. Blender Girl Smoothies sounds like the definitive guide to these healthy drinks! Great review! Thank you for sharing it with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop. Pinned and shared.

  7. I really need to start making more smoothies! They always look so delicious and if you make them right, they’re really healthy too! This looks like a great book!
    Thanks so much for hosting!!!

  8. Tianna says:

    love blender girl recipes! I can’t wait to try some of these!

  9. I love smoothies. Make 1 every day and always looking for new ones. Thank you!

  10. Great information. Thanks for sharing on the Healthy Living Link Party.

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