We all know we need to eat more greens. If you didn't know that, now you do. (You're welcome.) Despite this knowledge, a report
released by the ABS in June 2015 suggested that only one in twenty Australians consumers the recommended intake of vegetables each day, which ranges from 2.5 servings for toddlers up to 6 servings for adult males. Six sevings of vegetables is a lot, and it can be daunting to consider the diet and lifestyle changes required to achieve this number. Enter The Blender Girl
, aka Tess Masters.
Tess is a self-confessed blendaholic, and we were lucky enough to sit down with her and talk about her new book, The Blender Girl Smoothies
, and about why consuming smoothies (and juices, to a lesser extent) is so critical to maintaining a healthy and balanced diet. You can listen to the podcast here
Tess’s latest book encourages you to take your smoothies to the next level and helps you ‘blast your way to good health’. It includes 100 of Tess’s favourite recipes and caters for a diverse range of dietary requirements. All of the recipes are gluten-free and vegan (egg- and dairy-free), while many of the recipes are also soy-free and nut-free. The index is designed to help those with strict dietary restrictions find the right smoothies for their optimal health.
All recipes summarise the specific health benefits of each smoothie to help you better locate recipes for your goals, which could include weight loss or boosting energy levels. The book isn’t just limited to 100 recipes, though. Tess knows that everyone has different tastes and health goals, so she has included a ‘6 Steps for Spectacular Smoothies’ chart to help readers become brilliant blending bosses by unleashing their creativity in the kitchen.
Tess and her publisher Penguin Random House want our readers to live their healthiest lives, and they've been kind enough to give us two of the recipes in The Blender Girl Smoothies
to share with Bookmarked readers. We hope you have fun blending up these beauties!