Cookbook Review: 365 Smoothies by Kathy Patalsky

I’m going to admit something—I’m awful at making smoothies. Whatever I put in my blender, whether its greens, strawberries, or chocolate almond milk, the end result is an unappetizing, watery mess. When 365 Vegan Smoothies came out, I knew author and blogger extraordinaire Kathy Patalsky would fix my problem. Armed with my trusty Vitamix, I tested this book out by picking out a few choice recipes to try out.

The Verdict

I fell in love immediately AND became a smoothie master. My husband Brendan used to shy away from my concoctions, but now he was eager to split my smoothie with me. Success! After a few recipes, I went rogue and was able to make my own DIY frosty smoothies that were actually tasty. Thanks, Kathy!

Ease

Super easy! The instructions are simple. Combine and blend, with a few exceptions. I found it easy if I picked out a few smoothies I wanted to try, then bought some frozen and fresh ingredients for a week’s worth of smoothies.

Pro Tip

Buy a bunch of bananas, cut them up, and freeze them. Most of the smoothies call for frozen banana slices. By prepping a bunch of bananas at a time, it took no time to whip up my favorites.

Favorite Recipes

Summer Strawberries & “Cream” Shake, Peanut Butter Banana Swirl Shake, Walnut Carrot Cake

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My new favorite drink: The Summer Strawberries & “Cream” Shake

 

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