The Perfect Blend
The Perfect Blend cookbook (published by Ten Speed Press) contains 100 gluten-free, vegan (dairy-free and egg-free) recipes you can make in your blender. Recipes include smoothies, cocktails, soups, appetizers, dinners, and desserts geared towards specific health goals. There are chapters for energy, immunity, detox, protein, weight loss, anti-inflammatory, low carb, and alkaline recipes. The book is available in bookstores and online outlets.
The Perfect Blend cookbook - 100 Vegan Recipes
The Perfect Blend cookbook was published by Ten Speed Press (Penguin Random House) and contains 100 vegan recipes for your blender.
All of the recipes are vegan (dairy-free, egg-free) and gluten-free, and use whole plant based ingredients and natural flavorings, seasonings, and sweeteners.
Many of the recipes are also nut-free, soy-free, corn-free, grain-free, keto-friendly, and paleo-friendly.
In The Blender Girl (the first installment in The Blender Girl series), the recipes were categorized by recipe type: smoothies, appetizers, soups, salads, dinners, desserts, drinks, etc), the recipes in The Perfect Blend are categorized by health goal.
12 Chapters For Specific Health Goals
There are chapters focussing on ingredients and recipes for:
- Weight Loss
- Fabulous Fats
- Low Carb
- Alkaline Forming
- Probiotic Promoting
- Well Combined
- Feed The Soul
Master Hero Foods Chart
The book opens with a hero foods list of nutrient-dense ingredients that support better health. These ingredients are featured in the recipes.
Examples of foods that are included:
- chia seeds
- hemp seeds
- shiitake mushrooms
There is a key that shows what each of the foods is good for.
The Health Benefits Of Ingredients
All of the recipes are anchored to this master list of health-promoting ingredients.
So, each chapter opens with a write-up of the top foods that support that health goal.
There are top-line takeaways for each of them—practical information on their health benefits, and how to prepare, blend, and cook them for amazing textures and tastes.
Recipes For Healthy Outcomes
Then, each chapter has vegan recipes for:
- appetizers & snacks
to help you lead a vibrant, healthy life, and have fun.
The Most Popular Recipes
There are mind-blowing dishes and drinks such as:
- Red Basil Balsamic Blast smoothie
- White Peach Sangria
- Shiitake & Asparagus Lettuce Cups
- Nosh-On-Em Nachos
- Sesame Soba Noodle Salad
- Kale Caesar Salad
- Tom Kha
- Artichoke Ace Soup
- Lick-Your-Plate Lasagna
- BBQ Mushroom & Bean Burgers
- Jackfruit Enchiladas
- Mind-Blowing Moroccan Pizza
- Tropical Panna Cotta
- Blueberry & Cashew Cream Crepes
3 Optional Boosters For Every Recipe
Riffing of The Blender Girl Smoothies book (the second installment in The Blender Girl series), there are three optional boosters listed for each recipe that enhance flavor and/or nutrition.
These boosters work separately or together, so you can supplement any base recipe with one, two, or all three boosters.
The flavor or nutritional benefit of each booster is called out in the headnote of each recipe.
All of the recipes are functional and geared toward flexibility, so you can tailor the dishes to your own taste and requirements.
So, dust of your blender, and find your perfect blend.