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Blender Girl Smoothies


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While we embrace the green smoothie lifestyle with both arms, even we often feel like there just aren’t enough hours in the day to get it all done.

You might know the feeling, too. You know, you wake up too early, you get the kids packed up and dropped off at school, then you sit down to work through that 20-email pile-up in your inbox, take care of projects, schedule appointments, run errands… by the time 5 PM rolls around you’re about ready to head straight to whatever fast food chain is around the corner – just to get dinner over with asap.

These are the moments blending a green smoothie can feel exhausting.

But, they’re also the exact moments you should be leaning on them the most!

That’s what I absolutely adore about our “sister in kale,” Tess Masters. I got her first book, The Blender Girl, when I wanted some new recipes to blend.

Tess lives and breathes the wellness mission of a healthier body, happier life. Her brand new book, The Blender Girl Smoothies, takes the guesswork right out of choosing the best smoothie to make, based on your mood, energy levels, and the flavor you’re craving.

When we share far and wide about how easy health can really be… everybody wins.

Here’s a recipe from her book…

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Green Mojito   |  Serves 2

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 (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)
1/2 cup (18g) firmly packed mint
2 cups (320g) frozen pineapple
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”

What’s the biggest hurdle getting in the way of your blending bliss? Enter your answer in the comments below for your chance at the giveaway!

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By: Jen Hansard | Updated: 8.20.2015 | COMMENTS: 236

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  1. Tiffany Stokes says:

    My biggest hurdle is just having what I need on a consistent basis to make my smoothies.

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hey Tiffany,

      What works for me is freezing everything ahead of time. That way I just grab and blend and that is it!

  2. Margie says:

    My biggest hurdle with making smoothies is traveling. At home we can stay in our routine of blending in our Vitamix. When we travel to visit grandkids I have no way to blend my smoothies. We can tell the difference when we do not drink our daily smoothie. (A portable high powered blender is not in the budget right now.)

  3. Molly L Bataluna says:

    Love spinach and kale for greens in my smoothies. Kale may be frozen, safe to use any day.

  4. Julie Stoltz says:

    My biggest hurdle is believing I am worth the extra prep and time.

  5. Sarah says:

    My biggest challenge is rotating my greens. I tend to stick with spinach because it’s simple and easy. I want to branch out with my greens but am worried I won’t use them up.

  6. Sarah says:

    My biggest challenge is rotating my greens. I tend to stick with spinach most of the time because it’s simple and easy. I want to branch out with new greens but am fearful I won’t use them up.

  7. Kelly says:

    Most of my problem is morning motivation! Even when I get up early, I drag along. I should probably start prepping the night before!

  8. Theresa Cooper says:

    Making sure that I always have a variety of fruits and veggies to make different smoothies. I don’t like to drink the same smoothie every day and I like variety. Thanks for the opportunity to win this great book!!

  9. Carrie H says:

    my biggest challenge is putting down my ipad and actually starting!

  10. Roselynn says:

    My biggest challenge is to try making less noise In the morning because I love when my smooties are freshly made!

    When I leave for work everybody is sleeping

  11. Irene says:

    What’s the biggest hurdle getting in the way of your blending bliss?

    TIME!! And, ingredients

  12. Robin M. says:

    My biggest challenge right now is finding ONE smoothie that all six of us like! Three of us love coconut but I have to be careful when I use it in smoothies…the other three won’t drink it if it’s too “coconutty”!

  13. Kimberly says:

    It seems when I’m thinking about making my smoothie I’m starving and my next thought is that I want food!! My biggest hurdle is not trusting that all this good for ya stuff won’t satisfy my appetite.

  14. Carolina says:

    My biggest challenge is consistency. I start strong but then I let things get in the way and focuses dwindle.

  15. Beth says:

    time and getting in a rut with ingredients

  16. Sasha Sanchez says:

    My biggest hurdle would have to be not knowing what ingredients to add to the smoothie! I want to add greens to it and not just plain fruit. I have a decent blender but having the ingredients is the key to making a perfect healthy smoothie! 🙂

  17. Kristin says:

    My biggest hurdle right now is my blender. I like to make smoothie packs ahead of time and put them in the freezer, but my blender can’t handle the frozen fruit.

  18. Ann says:

    I am loving this new green smoothie practice, but the biggest challenge I face in maintaining it is staying on top of my shopping so I have what a need to make a smoothie, and then staying on top of what’s in my fridge to use all the ingredients before they spoil. And then waking up early enough to make my smoothie for the day before work!

  19. josie jo says:

    The biggest hurdle I have right now is the lack of a good blender. So I end up eating my greens, which means I don’t consume nearly as much I need or would if I could just blend them.

  20. Betsy says:

    My biggest hurdle is not knowing what to put together when making a smoothie. I follow the recipes from past 30 day challenges but having a book to follow will be even more amazing. I recently purchased a Ninja blender and can’t wait to start making delicious smoothies.

  21. Shiree says:

    I am not overly functional in the morning, so choosing delicious smoothie combinations is not always possible. The easiest solution would be to prep the night before, right? Well, I often spend my evenings ogling over amazing smoothie recipes and I run out of time. So my biggest hurdle? Time management! It’s a vicious smoothie cycle 😉

  22. Lori Norman says:

    My biggest obstacle . . . inertia. “Physics: the tendency of matter to remain at rest . . . “

  23. Jessie says:

    One of my biggest hurdles is making time to prep. I have 3 kids and mornings are crazy. I usually get in 3 smoothies a week but if I’m rushed I have to skip them. I feel sk much better when j drink smoothies.

  24. Tabitha Burkholder says:

    My biggest hurdle? I’d have to say… Not having a dishwasher! Haha! With 3 kids & a husband to prepare meals for, by the time I’m done prepping for them, & then doing all the dishes by hand, I’m ready to move on to the next thing on my agenda. One thing I LOVE though, is that it’s such a quick, easy clean up when making smoothies!! Just rinse out the pitcher, add a drop of dish soap & some hot water, put the pitcher back on the blender base, pulse a few times, & VOILA!! Clean blender!! I even like to use some of that soapy water to clean off my cutting knife & other utensils/dishes I used to prep the smoothie. Win, win!!

  25. Jen says:

    I have 2 challenges…first trying to get organized to have time to do this in the morning, while also wrangling kids to get them out the door. Also, trying to keep a good supply of fresh fruit on stock. Freezing helps, but fresh fruit either disappears fast (kids!) or goes bad before I use it up. If I could figure this out in advance, it would be wonderful.

  26. C says:

    My biggest hurdle would be trying new things. If I find a blend I like I go with it then get bored and before I know it it has been days before a had smoothie. I need new healthy and tasty ideas!!! I don’t want to throw anything in the blender just for the sake of saying I had a smoothie.

  27. Adrienne Barrow says:

    My biggest hurdle is my kids schedule. I usually have like 5 minutes to get my smoothie together, before running out the door. I try to have everything in the freezer, ready to blend so I can keep on track!

  28. Beverley says:

    My biggest challenge is consistency.. I start off really well but by the end of week 2 I’ll skip a morning smoothie, and there begins the downward spiral and thats mainly due to lack of preparation and variety….When I find a green smoothie I like….. I’ll make it practically everyday …

  29. Carrie says:

    I find my biggest challenge is keeping my fridge stocked. I go shopping, use up everything I’ve bought, but I always find it so hard to find the time to shop as often as I should with my busy schedule.

  30. Andrea says:

    The biggest hurdle getting in the way of my blending bliss is remembering that I am worth the effort. My inner mean girl wants me to stay the way I am because it is easier to be unhealthy. She wants me to eat what I cook for my husband and buy convenience/fast foods because they are quick.
    It seems that smoothies take preparation and forethought. I am by nature a planner with other things in my life but when it comes to what we eat….not so much. It becomes…”what is the fastest thing I can get on the table?” Smoothies have not been in that category for me.
    My inner mean girl has worked hard to make me believe that I am not worth the time and effort it takes to prep ahead of time and buy things that are different from what my family eats. While she is still in my ear taunting me, at times her voice doesn’t seem as loud as it has been, yet she still makes an appearance every day.
    So the solution to my hurdle would be to silence the voice of my inner mean girl, accentuate the voice of my inner lean girl and work toward developing a smoothie prep schedule that doesn’t seem overwhelming.

  31. Shona says:

    Time is my biggest obstacle. I love green juices but I find that buying in bulk leaves me with spoiled food and time does not allow me to go to the supermarket as frequently as needed to consistently make them.

  32. Carole says:

    My biggest challenge for all healthy eating especially that morning smoothie is my crazy work schedule… One day I open, next day I close no consistency which completely messes with my sleep pattern. If I don’t have something prepped in the freezer I am in BIG TROUBLE!

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