Green Mojito Smoothie
Another day, another cookbook giveaway! If you follow me on instagram, you may have seen the stack of different and awesome vegan cookbooks that I’m giving away this summer. Right now, we are on the third of six (in no particular order)! I promise that I’ll interject these posts with some of my recipes, but I’ve been keeping busy with my cookbook, as well as being the new dessert columnist for VegNews! I don’t think I can properly articulate just how exciting this is to me; just know that I’m thrilled.
Back to the matter at hand! The Blender Girl AKA Tess Masters is someone who I totally look up to within the blogger community. She is a freakin’ powerhouse, and runs her own empire with the help of many people, but it is so damn impressive! She has made awesome and innovative blender recipes for the last few years, concentrating on helping people live healthier lives more conveniently, as well as deliciously. Her first cookbook covered a wide variety of recipes that are made with the help of a trusty blender, but this one focuses on everyone’s favorite liquid meal, the smoothie.
You may be thinking, “Smoothies are so simple, why would I need a cookbook for them?” Trust me, I felt similarly prior to taking a look through this book and chatting with Tess. The Blender Girl Smoothies book is filled with such informative tips on incorporating different ingredients for different health benefits, as well as using spices to compliment fruits and veggies. Even through her book launch twitter chat, I learned so much more about what I can be using in my smoothies to make them even more awesome!
I also went to Tess’s book launch celebration, and got to try this Green Mojito Smoothie first-hand! That’s when I knew that I needed to feature it in this post for you all, because this thing is super tasty and very refreshing. Now, you can check out the recipe, read the short description of its benefits and enter to win a copy of the book!
One Year: Herbed Tofu Tomato Salad / Two Years: Mixed Berry Coffee Cake / Three Years: Brown Rice Veggie Roll
Green Mojito Smoothie
"This is a cold-and-flu buster and potent detoxifier, all in one zesty cocktail! The bromelain in pineapple suppresses coughs and loosens mucus, while mint clears respiratory congestion, soothes sore throats, and alleviates nausea. The vitamin C in limes has antibiotic power, anti-inflammatories in kale and pineapple combat arthritis, and ginger boosts immunity, aids digestion, and adds a powerful zing. "
- 1 cup coconut water or water, 240ml
- 1 teaspoon finely grated lime zest 3 limes, peeled and quartered
- 1 cup torn-up curly green kale leaves, 25g, 1 or 2 large leaves with stalk removed
- 1/2 cup firmly packed mint, 18g
- 2 cups frozen pineapple, 320g
- 5 drops alcohol-free liquid stevia, plus more to taste
- Throw all of the ingredients into your blender and blast on high for 30 to 60 seconds, until smooth and creamy.
Boosters: 1 teaspoon wheatgrass powder - 1 teaspoon minced ginger - 1 teaspoon coconut oil
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g
Giveaway open to US residents, 18 & older. Thank you! 🙂
Disclaimer: This book was sent to me for free, to review and giveaway. All opinions are honest and my own. There are affiliate links in this post which won’t change your price but will share some commission. <3
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