I have a special post to share with you today! My friends Faith from An Edible Mosaic and Alyssa from Everyday Maven are releasing a smoothie recipe e-book called BLEND. BLEND has been a labor of love for those two smoothie-obsessed food bloggers whose common interest in artisanal smoothies and shared desire to elevate smoothie-making has kept them up countless nights. For the last year and a half, they’ve been developing recipes, photographing them, and of course, refining the flavors until they were just perfect. I’m excited to be participating in their online book launch party and I can’t wait to tell you a little bit about the book, which is being released today!
BLEND actually comes in two e-books. The first e-book is Blend: The Basics, which gives tons of tips and tricks to help you make the most of your smoothies, including how to wash fresh produce, flash-freeze fruit, make sure your smoothies come together as quickly as possible without sacrificing their artisanal flavor (including info on how to put together a “smoothie kit”), and much more!
BLEND: The Basics is FREE until July 5th! After July 5th the price goes up to $7.99, or you can purchase both e-books as a set for $14.99 so don’t wait!
Here’s what’s in it…
It’s called Blend: Artisanal Smoothies for Food Lovers, Summer Volume 1, and is a compilation of 25 summer and fall-themed smoothies (each with its own full-page color photo!), such as Gingered Apricot, Minted Strawberry Melon, Vanilla Fig, and Concord Grape + Greens. BLEND smoothies have a balanced flavor profile, whether it’s achieved through just a few super fresh simple ingredients, or a well-thought out combination of a pinch of spice and a dash of extract. You probably already have many of the pantry staples on hand, and if not, they can all be easily found in any health food store, as well as most regular grocery stores. Not only are all BLEND smoothies made with clean, easy-to-find ingredients, but they are also dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan in most cases!
Blend: Artisanal Smoothies for Food Lovers, Summer Volume 1 can be purchased for $9.99!
Here’s the Table of Contents…
And they aren’t going to stop at just one book of recipes…look out for more BLEND smoothie recipe volumes coming soon!
And what would a party – even an online one – be without fabulous prizes?! I’m thrilled to share an awesome giveaway with you with the chance to win over $1,500 worth of smoothie-related prizes!
Win over $1750 in prizes during the BLEND: Artisanal Smoothies for Food Lovers Launch Party!
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BLEND Smoothie Recipe E-Book & Giveaway
From [BLEND|http://simplyartisanal.com/smoothies/sample-recipes/summer-volume-1/pina-colada-recipe/] Smoothie Recipe E-book.
Yields: 1 smoothie
- 3/4 cup (185 ml) canned light coconut milk
- 3/4 cup (4.5 oz/125 g) cubed pineapple, frozen
- 1/2 medium banana, peeled, chopped into 2 pieces, and frozen
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
- 1 pinch sea salt
- 1 fresh cherry, for garnish (optional)
Add all ingredients into a blender and process until smooth.
Transfer to a serving glass and top with the cherry if desired; serve.