Published by: Ten Speed Press (27th December 2016)
Online phenomenon The Blender Girl offers up 100 recipes for healthy living with tasty, crowd-pleasing dishes to help boost nutrition for every meal of the day.
The Perfect Blend functions not only as a cookbook but also as a guide for how to lead a more vibrant and healthy life. Blogging powerhouse Tess Masters lays out a dozen healthy goals for readers, including gaining energy, boosting immunity, reducing inflammation, detoxing the body, and probiotic power. Then Masters offers easy-to-follow recipes for smoothies, elixirs, snacks, salads, sides, soups, mains, and desserts that help you reach these goals and get results fast. Including a guide to key ingredients, an extensive resources section, and optional nutritional boosters for each recipe, The Perfect Blend will help you find your own perfect blend and leave you feeling energized and revitalized.
Although I'd not previously heard of The Blender Girl, I'm guilty of having a vitamix I barely use, so thought this book would be a great aide to finding ways to utilise it more. The introduction is great, with Masters laying out targets including reducing inflammation and gaining energy. Rather than being in divisions like other cookbooks, the recipes are also laid out in these sections, which can make it time consuming when trying to find a particular recipe. That's my only criticism though. The recipes themselves are vibrant and delicious. Sweet potato and macadamia soup is my personal favourite!
I received an ARC from the publisher via Netgalley and this is my unbiased review.