Today, I’m excited to be participating in an online book launch party for BLEND, a new smoothie recipe e-book written by my friends Faith from An Edible Mosaic and Alyssa from Everyday Maven, which is being released today! BLEND has been a labor of love for those two smoothie-obsessed food bloggers whose common interest in artisanal smoothies and shared desire to elevate smoothie-making has culminated in a collection of beautiful and healthy smoothies.
BLEND actually comes in two e-books. The first e-book is Blend: The Basics, which gives tons of tips and tricks to help you make the most of your smoothies, including how to wash fresh produce, flash-freeze fruit, and make sure your smoothies come together as quickly as possible without sacrificing their artisanal flavor (including info. on how to put together a “smoothie kit”).
BLEND: The Basics is FREE until July 5th – after that, the price goes up to $7.99, or you can purchase both e-books as a set for $14.99 so don’t wait!
Here’s what’s in it…
The second e-book contains the recipes!
It’s called Blend: Artisanal Smoothies for Food Lovers, Summer Volume 1, and is a compilation of 25 summer and fall-themed smoothies (there are photos of each smoothie), all made with fresh simple ingredients, that are combined such that they result in a balanced flavor profile. All the recipes are also dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan in most cases, so there’s something for everyone.
Blend: Artisanal Smoothies for Food Lovers, Summer Volume 1 can be purchased for $9.99.
Check out the Table of Contents for all the recipes:
Here’s a sampling of some of the beautiful artisanal smoothies you’ll find in BLEND.
This is a Sweet Green Goddess smoothie packed with goodness – spinach, cucumber, pear, ginger, and flaxseed (recipe below).
My kids loved this Pina Colada smoothie – made with light coconut milk, pineapple, and banana, it tastes like such a treat, yet it’s so good for you!
This Maple Walnut Coffee Smoothie is perfect for a kickstart to your morning – it’s got oats, walnuts and dates in it.
This Almond + Joy smoothie is the featured cover recipe – it sounds as good as the candy bar but is so much better for you. Made with coconut milk, bananas, dates and cocoa, it’s naturally good for you.
I’m looking forward to trying more of the smoothies in BLEND, and I can’t wait to see more of Faith and Alyssa’s creations in future volumes of BLEND that are to come!
Sweet Green Goddess Smoothie
- 3/4 cup 185 ml plain, unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
- 1 pinch sea salt
- 1 packet stevia
- 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger grated on a microplane
- 1 packed cup 1 1/2 oz/45 g organic baby spinach
- 1 Persian cucumber 3 1/2 oz/100 g, ends trimmed and cut into chunks (2-3 thin slices reserved for garnish)
- 1 medium pear cored, quartered, and frozen
- Add all ingredients into a blender (except the 2 to 3 thin slices cucumber reserved for garnish) in the order listed and process until smooth.
- Transfer to a serving glass and top with the reserved cucumber slices; serve immediately.
Recipe NotesRepublished with permission, BLEND Summer Vol. 1 by Faith Gorsky and Alyssa Brantley