The Blender Girl, Tess Masters, lets users of her new app punch in their mood (say, “sluggish”), their need (“detox”) and what they crave (“clean and green”). The results are a choice of 100 recipes, each with three optional boosters. Here’s what we tried (each makes 2 servings).
Strawberry-Kiwi: For Energy- In a blender, combine 11/4 cups freshly squeezed orange juice, 3 medium ripe kiwis, peeled and chopped, 3/4 cup plain or vanilla-flavored yogurt and 2 cups frozen strawberries. Blast on high for 30 to 60 seconds, until smooth and creamy. Boosters: 1 tbsp finely chopped basil; 1 tsp flaxseed oil;1 tsp camu powder
Apple Alikalaid: For Weight Loss- In a blender, combine 1/2 cup coconut water or water, 2 green apples, cored, seeded and roughly chopped (grated for conventional blenders); 1 cup loosely packed spinach; 1 lemon, peeled, quartered and seeded; 1 cup chopped cucumber and 5 drops alcohol-free liquid stevia. Blast on high for about 1 minute until smooth. Add 1 cup ice and blast for a few more seconds until drink is chilled. Boosters: 1 tsp minced ginger; pinch cayenne; 1/2 tsp wheatgrass powder
Chai Tai: For Relaxation/Stress Relief- In a blender, combine 1 cup unsweetened almond milk or other nut, grain or seed milk, 1 cup coconut water, 1/4 cup chopped pitted dates (soaked, if using a conventional blender), 1 tsp natural vanilla extract, 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon, 1/4 tsp ground ginger, 1/8 tsp each ground nutmeg and ground cardamom, pinch ground cloves, pinch salt (optional, to bring out flavors), 2 medium frozen sliced bananas and 1 cup ice cubes. Puree on high for 30 to 60 seconds, until smooth and creamy. Boosters: 1 tbsp blanched raw almonds, soaked; 1 tbsp chia seeds; 1 tbsp flaxseed oil