Watch "The Blender Girl" Tess Masters and I show you how to whip up some naturally gluten free and vegan Super Food Smoothies!
Everyone talks about super foods, but what do you do with them? And what are they all about?
In this super fun episode of my cooking show you will see "The Blender Girl" Tess Masters break it all down and we show you have to make two amazing smoothies in the process.
"If the world were ending, I’d make this decadent treat my finale. The incredible creaminess and blend of warm spices will make you weak in the knees. The boosters add an injection of protein and omega-3s—so you may feel a tad less cheeky as you head to heaven."
1 cup (240ml) unsweetened almond milk or other nut, grain, or seed milk (strained if homemade)
1 cup (240ml) coconut water
1/4 cup (43g) chopped pitted dates (soaked, if using a conventional blender)
1 teaspoon natural vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
Pinch of ground cloves
Pinch of natural salt (optional, to bring out flavors)
2 medium frozen sliced bananas
1 cup (125g) ice cubes (optional)
Throw all of the ingredients into your blender and puree on high for 30 to 60 seconds, until smooth and creamy.
1 tablespoon blanched raw almonds, soaked
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon flaxseed oil
Pomegranate Slam It!
"With a complex, mind-blowing flavor that explodes like a firecracker (don’t omit the cayenne), this is a heart-healthy delight. Pomegranate lowers blood pressure, keeps arteries supple, decreases inflammation in blood vessels, and helps manage cholesterol. Its phenolic antioxidants (also in strawberries) combat oxidative stress, making this an anti-aging tonic."
1 1/2 cups (360ml) unsweetened pomegranate juice
1 orange, peeled, seeded, and quartered
1/4 cup (35g) chopped red bell pepper
1/8 cup (3g) loosely packed arugula
1/2 small avocado, pitted and peeled
1 cup (160g) frozen strawberries
1 cup (125g) ice cubes
Throw all of the ingredients into your blender and blast on high for about 1 minute, until smooth and creamy.
1 tablespoon pomegranate powder
Pinch of cayenne pepper