Last updated on February 6th, 2017 at 03:11 am
I was given the opportunity to review 175 Best Superfood Blender Recipes – Using your Nurtribullet. My husband and I have used this book many times already for references as well as recipes.
Since about August, I’ve been struggling with poor eating habits and low iron. I’m trying to turn that around. I’m once again making eating well a priority. This book with 175 Best Superfood Blender Recipes came at a great time to help me hit that “reset’ button on my nutrition.
175 Best Superfood Blender Recipes Using your Nurtribullet retails for $19.95 and is available where books are sold.
When I first saw this book, I thought it was going to be a book full of smoothie recipes (as suggested by the cover), but I was pleasantly surprised to see that it also included recipes for soups, dips, and even deserts.
The first part of the book is very informative. Part 1 goes through the health benefits of superfoods as well as the health benefits of blended foods such as increasing your energy, improving your mood, boosting your immune systems and helping to manage or prevent health conditions.Running out of Smoothie Recipes? 175 Best Superfood Blender Recipes Book offers many options Click To Tweet
The second part 175 Best Superfood Blender Recipes Using your Nurtribullet consists of the recipes. It’s very well organized into 6 sections:
Dressings, Dips and Spreads
Soups and Sauces
Also, there are two great Appendices at the back. One is a table to cross-reference the health benefits of various superfoods, the other is a table to cross-reference various foods and their amazing qualities that help manage various health conditions.
Here is why I think these superfood blender recipes are great?
- They are easy to make and quick to eat
- They are packed with nutrients
- Many of these recipes are “to go” (as in a bottle)
- You can easily sneak in some fruits and/or vegetables to meet your daily recommendation
The great thing about the recipes in this book is that for the large part, you just dump the ingredients in the high power blender and push a button to blend. The instructions are super easy and you don’t need special culinary skills to make these nutritious meals. I love that each recipe comes with a description of the health benefits they offer . They also offer helpful tips for every recipes, such as how to pick the right peach or how to pit cherries.
Testing the Recipes
To review this book, I tested 3 recipes. I picked these 3 specific recipes to show you that blender foods aren’t just about smoothies. For a full review and the test recipe, please click the links below.
Sparkling Pineapple Mango Refresher (Coming Soon)
Tuscan White Bean Soup (Coming Soon)
I would definitely recommend this book to those looking for inspiration to make better, healthier smoothies, smoothie bowls or nutrient dense food as part of a healthy diet.
Sure, you can get many smoothie recipes with a few clicks of a mouse, however, I think the recipes in this book are quite different and have a lot to offer. It’s obvious that the authors did lots of research and put lots of thought into these recipes. They combine a variety of ingredients to offer nutritious meals with specific health benefits.
Because the recipes offer nutrient dense meals, they also require a variety of ingredients. I must say that when I did a grocery shop for my test recipes, I was going up and down the grocery aisles in frustration looking for some of the less common ingredients. If you live in a smaller center, some of ingredients, such as roasted chicory root granules (I had to google it myself), might just not be available.
A final point, you don’t need to have the Nutribullet to make these recipes, however, a high powered-blender is required. Besides the Nutribullet, suitable ones would include the Vitamix or the Ninja (it’s the one I have) for these recipes to work well.
I was provided a copy of the book for free of charge for the review, all opinions are my own.