I'm thrilled at the opportunity to review the APP created by Tess Masters author of The Blender Girl cook book. CLICK on BOOK COVER for my complete review of this wonderful book.
HIGHLIGHTED FEATURES OF THE APP
70 Delicious Smoothie Recipes: Plus, one additional smoothie recipe released weekly for a total of 100 recipes.
NORA: I Liked the variety and how easy they are to make and find.
Stunning Full-color Photography: In addition to images of every smoothie recipe, the app includes photos of my favorite smoothie ingredients in the glossary.
NORA: The pictures are beautiful and in vibrant color.
Optional Flavor and Nutrition Boosters: Three additional ingredients per recipe can be added to boost flavor complexity, nutrition, or both. Use one, two, or all three options according to your taste or sense of adventure.
NORA: I liked this feature. It reminded me of going to Smoothie King where they have all kinds of options to add to the flavors you like to get the energy or weight loss bonus you need that day.
Unique Search Functionality: Search by ingredient, dietary preferences, or recipe type, or use the unique story feature and fill in “I feel, I need, I crave” options to find smoothies that fit your mood on any given day.
NORA: LOVED this feature. Some days I'm not sure what I want or need. By asking these simple questions it helped me narrow down exactly what my body needed to get through the tasks I need to perform. It also helped keep me up in energy and mood.
Special Dietary and Nutritional Information: My recipe summaries list the health benefits of each smoothie, special icons flag recipes that are appropriate for different dietary preferences (weight loss, anti-inflammatory, high protein, alkaline, and so on), and nutritional info provides calories, fat, sodium, carbs, fiber, sugar, protein, calcium, and iron levels.
NORA: This was very important and helpful!
Imperial and Metric Measurements: Set the app to display your preferred system of recipe measures.
Customized User Settings: Personalize your experience by setting dietary preferences and update alerts or toggle between Imperial and metric measurements.
Comprehensive Glossary: Expanded information on the nutritional benefits of the recipes, including tips on selecting, storing, and incorporating ingredients—along with labeled photos--help you create your own delicious blends.
NORA: I found this helpful as well. I'm new to smoothies and recipes in the blender.
FAQs and Practical Tips: Straightforward answers to frequently asked questions, along with tips on building smoothies and using both conventional and high-speed blenders, give you all the information you need to become a smoothie-making whiz.
NORA: Great info.
Blender Recommendations: I share my favorite blenders.
Favorites: Identify your favorite smoothies so you can find them quickly.
NORA: I liked this too!
Notes: Store recipe comments right on the recipe page to keep track of any tweaks you made, ideas for next time, or tasting notes, so you can find your perfect blend every time.
NORA: Also helpful if you are going to the store and you want to make some of these smoothies. You can make notes right on your phone for your shopping convenience and/or notes about how a certain smoothie made you feel. How it helped you in your day!
Share-a-Smoothie Capability: Share recipes with your friends and family via email or through social media on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
Quick and Easy Shopping Lists: Create simple shopping lists right from the recipes that can be edited and supplemented, then email it to yourself or a friend.
NORA: Yes, it was easy! Another thing I LOVED about this APP!! I highly recommend it.
REVIEW: I'm not an APP expert. I haven't used many but I'm thankful for the chance to review it and try it out. I liked that I can get what I need from a smoothie physically, emotionally and it's accessible at the touch of a button on my phone. I don't have to search through cook books. I can push the button and go to my refrigerator and within minutes be on my way to making a smoothie and/or heading to the store to get the ingredients I need for the smoothie I want to make that day. I don't have to search in cook books, surf the web. It's a simple and informative APP on my phone. I LOVE IT and highly recommend it!!!