We love giving a shout-out to health-minded people who are doing some great things. The Blender Girl, otherwise known as Tess Masters, is one of them, and we’re privileged to share one of her terrific smoothie recipes with you. This one is from her new book, The Blender Girl Smoothies, which is based on her popular app of the same name.
Tess’s recipes are relentlessly tested—there’s not a bummer recipe in here. Something else we love: Like Joe’s juicing and smoothie books, each recipe is tagged with what conditions its ingredients can help alleviate, along with add-in suggestions to boost the nutrient profile even more.
Tess is so enthusiastic about plant-based eating, and her positive attitude is infectious. If you can’t get enough smoothie recipes, we recommend picking up a copy of The Blender Girl Smoothies.
We love this Green Mojito recipe. It’s super summery, with pineapple, lime, lots of fresh mint, and a big handful of our anti-inflammatory favorite, kale. We used a teaspoon of honey instead of the stevia, or if your pineapple is sweet enough, just leave it out entirely. Add in the ginger if you want something spicier, or try some wheatgrass powder if you like an earthier flavor.
Reprinted from THE BLENDER GIRL SMOOTHIES Copyright © 2014, 2015 by Tess Masters. Photograph copyright © 2014 by Erin Kunkel. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.
- 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)
- ½ cup (18g) firmly packed mint
- 2 cups (320g) frozen pineapple
- 5 drops alcohol-free liquid stevia, plus more to taste
- Boosters (optional)
- 1 teaspoon wheatgrass powder
- 1 teaspoon minced ginger
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- Throw all of the ingredients into your blender and blast on high for 30 to 60 seconds, until smooth and creamy.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Total time: 10 minutes
- Nutrition per serving:
- Sodium14 mg
- Carbohydrates33 g
- Fiber5 g
- Sugars17 g
- Protein 2 g
Yields and nutritional information are estimated and will vary depending on produce size and equipment used.