Power Blender Revolution by Vanessa Simkins

Food… fast food…. fast made food but healthy, yep that last one is my favorite type of food. I really can’t stand lengthy recipes that require a lot of steps and many dishes to wash at the end. I’m always tired and have limited amount of spoons, so I am a fan of quick recipes and who would have guessed that you can do so many wonders with a power blender! Do you have one? I don’t, but I was still able to test several of the recipes from this book:


Power Blender Revolution
More Than 300 Healthy and Amazing Recipes That Unlock the Full Potential of Your Vitamix, Blendtec, Ninja, or Other High-Speed, High-Power Blender

by Vanessa Simkins

Keywords: cookbook, reference, healthy, low-sugar, gluten-free, vegan, diary-free, detox, easy recipes

*Paperback, 288 pages
Published May 8th 2018 by Harvard Common Press


What a great book this was! I must confess that the cover made me think it was all about smoothies or generic recipes that included blending at some point, didn’t expect much more than that. Once more, I found proof that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but I keep doing that time and again~

The recipes are amazingly varied (fasten your seat-belts):

  • Homemade non diary milks: nut milks and creamers (macadamia, pistachio, almond, cashew, coconut, Brazil nut, walnut) rice, oat, hemp and banana milk
  • Drinks: juices, smoothies, shakes, slushies, coffee drinks, matcha drinks
  • Jams, butters and syrups
  • Guacamoles, hummuses, dips and spreads
  • All-purpose sauces, pestos and condiments
  • Dressings, vinaigrettes, marinades and spice blends
  • Smoothie bowls
  • Soups
  • Entrees
  • Vegetable sides
  • Muffins, pancakes and other quick breads
  • Desserts
  • Sorbets, ice creams and popsicles
  • Baby food purées
  • Skin products
  •  7-day cleaning plan, 3-day juice and smoothie cleanse

Drinks, sauces, dips and maybe soups weren’t surprising to see in a blender recipe book but what amazed me was recipes such as how to chop cheese on the blender, grind homemade flours, coffee and condiments, make your own butter and even natural beauty products. As I said, I don’t have a power blender but many of the recipes can still be achievable with a common blender. Look at what I made~

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Blender juice without straining, just pour the stuff, blend, drink  your vitamins + fiber

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Sugar cookie smoothie: it tastes deliciously sweet and yummy! (plot twist: you don’t use sugar or cookies in this recipe)

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Finally made butter! (it was something I wanted to do since elementary, weird kid I know) Afterwards, I turned it into ghee.

My favorite thing about this book is that the recipes are easy to make and include normal ingredients while remaining healthy. Great for lazy days or for the hustler that can’t afford to get sick or lose time in the kitchen. It has indications for vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free and low-sugar recipes and tips to make your life even easier in the kitchen. But no, no alcohol drinks here, sorry, I know some of you will be utterly disappointed.

See you soon!! I promise I will talk about fiction books soon! I guess I have been crafty and hungry lately because that is all that I have been reviewing lately.

*I got my eArc from Harvard Common Press. Thank you!


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About Alicia

I enjoy sharing my love for good books with other people. I wish you can find the type of books meant for you. Art is my passion. Both activities allow me to travel to imaginary places, learn, grow and share my journey with others. Feel free to join me, I love company.


  1. You made butter? WOW! I have to admit that from the cover I was expecting only juices and smoothies too. I want to try to make my own nut milk one day – or maybe BUTTER! (Sorry, I am still impressed by the butter!)

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