I’m thrilled to announce that The Whole Living Smoothies App is now available on the App Store for iPad (iPhone coming soon!) just in time for summer. It’s got 60 easy-to-follow recipes developed by our very own deputy food editor, Shira Bocar, which are available in three themed bundles (and three more to follow soon for in-app purchase), including “Essential” (quick and easy), “Meal-in-a-Glass” (loaded with protein and fiber for a balanced liquid lunch), and “Allergen-Free” (clean blends that avoid nuts, soy, dairy, and wheat). (Two additional bundles, “Weight Loss” and “Detox,” will also be available very soon for in-app purchase.)
What I love most about this app are the wildly inventive ingredient combos. In our household we liquefy a lot of blueberries, bananas, and strawberries (an easy way to pour antioxidants down your kids’ gullets), but it would never occur to me to blend apple, carrot, and ginger, say—or avocado and pear, or buttermilk and date (okay, maybe that one wouldn’t be a fave of the little ones). The app also includes detailed nutritional information, how-to videos, a glossary of smoothie ingredients, and a roulette-style recipe finder that lets users search by main ingredient and type of smoothie (such as fruit, dairy, or tofu). You can always just spin the wheel and see what the health gods suggest for you. Bottoms up!