Most of us are not strangers to superfoods. They’ve been the buzz trend for at least a decade and that trend is still going strong. Superfoods are nutrient-dense foods rich in minerals and vitamins that can help us improve our health, prevent disease and have anti-aging properties. Eating these foods alone can be challenging, so tasty recipes like the ones found in 175 Best Superfood Blender Recipes have been created to make these supercharged ingredients palatable and enjoyable.
The 175 Best Superfood Blender Recipes book is divided into two sections, Promoting Health with Blended Superfoods and Superfood Recipes (for Nutribullet), but seriously, you can use any blender — I use a Vitamix.
The first section covers information about the Principles of Healthy Eating, The Health Benefits of Superfoods and The Health Benefits of Blended Foods. Points covered are:
♥ how to incorporate a smoothie into your daily routine,
♥who benefits from superfoods,
♥fueling the brain,
♥nutrient low-down on fruits, veggies, legumes and grains and seeds
♥ nutritional value of nut butters
♥powerful cacao, spices and herbs
♥nutritional liquids – coconut water, kefir, teas
♥so much more!
The second section starts off by getting set up for success. They recommend certain accessories and share what foods, herbs, flavoring and oils you should have in our pantry. They also offer a great list of food substitutions if you are sensitive to specific ones. The rest of this section are wholesome recipes that you can duplicate easily with your blender.
The recipes are broken into several chapters, Breakfast Smoothies, Anytime Smoothies, Dressings – Dips and Spreads, Soups and Sauces, Kid Friendly Recipes and Desserts. We have our favorites, but we also like to try out new flavors and combinations. This recipe book offers a tremendous variety of smoothies, soups and dips that are not only healthy, they taste wonderful.
If you’re a huge fan of Blueberry muffins, then this smoothie recipe will resonate with you. It really does taste like a blueberry muffin.
Blueberry Muffin Smoothie
- 1 frozen banana halved
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 2/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup large flaked rolled oates
- 1 tbsp ground flax seed
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- unsweetened almond milk for tall glass
- Put all ingredients in your Bullet using the tall cup. Add milk to the max line. Seal tight and blend for 30 seconds or until smooth.
I have several smoothie books that focus mostly on nutritional drinks, so it was refreshing to find some savory choices in soups and dips. My family are big fans of soup and the recipes offered are varied. If you love tomato soup like me – it’s my absolute favorite – then the Creamy Tomato Coconut soup might be worth trying. Or the Zesty Chickpea, Tomato and Mushroom soup might hit the spot on a cool day.
If you make your own pizza, then the Garden Fresh Tomato Sauce will be ideal for a spread. There are several pesto recipes that make great sandwich spreads, flavor for salad dressings, or veggie toppers. There’s also a great kids section that will appeal to youths of all ages. How about some Strawberry, Pear and Lime Ice Pops or Gooey almond Oat Balls?
The last section covers delicious desserts that will quench your taste buds for sweets. The Coconut Pineapple Cream Pie, Red Velvet Parfait and Peppermint Patty Shake are just a few of the recipes you can make for your family all year round. The 175 Superfood Blender Recipes book is especially a great addition to any kitchen because it uses a big variety of superfoods to create meals. Your family will start to love the flavors and develop good dietary habits that they will benefit from. I’m delighted to have a copy.
Disclaimer: I received product to facilitate a review. All opinions express are my own, yours may differ.