The Blender Girl Smoothies App + Recipe for Her Pomegranate Slam It!

love The Blender Girl. No, I really love The Blender Girl. (p.s. “Bubba” = Samarah -> she wrote the message in the book for Samarah!)

Tess The Blender Girl Smoothies App Recipe via www.sarahkayhoffman.com

I have known Tess for quite some time now, but even if she were not a personal friend, I would still be here telling you about how I adore The Blender Girl Cookbook and (now) her brand new app, The Blender Girl Smoothies App.

{Full disclosure: Tess gave me a code for the app to try out. I bought her book (and also had my mother buy it as well).}

The Blender Girl Smoothies App

The Blender Girl and her healthy, blender-centric recipes have taken the world by storm— and in this comprehensive smoothie-making guide, she takes smoothies to the next level and helps you blast your way to good health and blended bliss. One hundred creative and delicious smoothie recipes each contain three additional boosters (like chia seeds, ginger, or wheatgrass) that ramp up the flavor, nutrient value, or both. And the unique search function lets you punch in what you feel (happy, sluggish, wired), need (a detox, to lose weight, to chill out), and crave (light and fruity, clean and green, an exotic ride) to find the right smoothie every day. Featuring gorgeous photographs of every recipe, an extensive ingredient glossary, shopping lists, blender tips, both Imperial and metric measurements, and other handy tips and tricks, this app makes it fun and easy to find your perfect blend.

Features include:

  • 70 Delicious Smoothie Recipes: Plus, one additional smoothie recipe released weekly for a total of 100 recipes.
  • Stunning Full-color Photography: In addition to images of every smoothie recipe, the app includes photos of frequently used and recommended ingredients in the glossary.
  • Optional Flavor and Nutrition Boosters: Three additional ingredients per recipe can be added to boost flavor complexity, nutrition, or both. Use one, two, or all three options according to your taste or sense of adventure.
  • Unique Search Functionality: Search by ingredient, dietary preferences, or recipe type, or use the unique story feature and fill in “I feel, I need, I crave” options to find smoothies that fit your mood on any given day.
  • Special Dietary and Nutritional Information: Recipe summaries list the health benefits of each smoothie, special icons flag recipes that are appropriate for specific needs (weight loss, anti-inflammatory, high-protein, alkaline, and so on), and nutritional info provides calories, fat, sodium, carbs, fiber, sugar, protein, calcium, and iron levels.
  • Imperial and Metric Measurements: Set the app to display your preferred system of recipe measures.
  • Customized User Settings: Personalize your experience by setting dietary preferences and update alerts or toggle between Imperial and metric measurements.
  • Comprehensive Glossary: Expanded information on the nutritional benefits of the recipes, including tips on selecting, storing, and incorporating ingredients—along with labeled photos– help you create your own delicious blends.
  • FAQs and Practical Tips: Straightforward answers to frequently asked questions, along with tips on building smoothies and using both conventional and high-speed blenders, give you all the information you need to become a smoothie-making whiz.
  • Blender Recommendations: The Blender Girl shares her favorite blenders.
  • Favorites: Identify your favorite smoothies so you can find them quickly.
  • Notes: Store recipe comments right on the recipe page to keep track of any tweaks you made, ideas for next time, or tasting notes, so you can find your perfect blend every time.
  • Share-a-Smoothie Capability: Share recipes with your friends and family via email or through social media on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
  • Quick and Easy Shopping Lists: Create simple shopping lists right from the recipes that can be edited and supplemented, then email it to yourself or a friend.

Sample Recipes:

  • Tastes-like-ice-cream kale
  • Antioxidant avenger
  • Green mojito
  • Liver lover
  • Happy hydration
  • Honeydewy skin
  • Brownie batter
  • Hangover helper
  • Bloody Mary might be
  • Morning sunshine
  • Sleep spell

By the way, the “Tastes-like-ice-cream kale” is ridiculously awesome! Ryan and I love, love, love it. Yes, Ryan – my husband who is 200+ pounds (her recipes are for everyone!)

I am using the app on my iPad, but it is compatible on: iPad, iPhone4, iPhone5, iPhone6 and iPhone6plus. Just look how beautiful this is on the iPad:

03_ipad_recipelist 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.

04_ipad_glossary 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.

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.

Okay, okay….now for the recipe! I wanted to share something pomegranate-y (<- I know that’s not a word, but work with me here) since the holidays are looming, and pomegranates are in season!

pomegranate slam it!

Recipe from The Blender Girl Smoothies app © Tess Masters, copyright (c) 2014. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Random House LLC.

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.

Serves 2

  • 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.

Boosters

  • 1 tablespoon pomegranate powder
  • 1/2 cup (15g) loosely packed chard leaves
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper

Gut note: you might not be able to do the cayenne and/or red bell pepper. Do what works best for you!

Blender Girl App

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.

Friends….this app is only $4.99! Download it now! You will not regret it. (I do not make any money if you purchase, by the way.)

Honestly, the only thing that would make this better is a recipe, two, three or seven that uses the Honey Vanilla Bourbon Peanut Butter :) But for the record, that’s the beauty of this app….it’s a beautiful place to start and then to add and subtract as it works for you! And also for the record, the holiday season is just around the corner. What an awesome, small gift to give someone….a jar of the A Loving Spoon peanut butter wrapped up with a gift code for the app!

Single White Heart Gift Box

Love your guts,
SKH

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