On her popular recipe blog, The Blender Girl, Tess shares easy plant-based recipes just about anyone can whip up fast in a blender.
Her healthy, allergy-free whole-food concoctions rely on natural flavors and sweeteners, and are all gluten-free. Many are also paleo-friendly and allergy-friendly, being dairy-, egg-, nut-, soy- and corn-free.
With blending as her guiding metaphor in life, Tess combines varied ideas and concepts, notes and flavors, and philosophies and cultures in order to find a healthy balance for happiness. So The Blender Girl was born, and she asks her audience, “What’s Your Perfect Blend?”
The Blender Girl has been featured in the L.A Times, Washington Post, InStyle, Real Simple, Prevention, Vegetarian Times, Living Without, Allergic Living, Thrive, New Idea, Today.Com, Shape.Com, Glamour.Com, FootNetwork.Com, Parents.Com, Chow.Com, among other websites, blogs, and publications around the world.
As a presenter and recipe developer, Tess collaborates with leading food, culinary, and lifestyle brands. She is the face of the Vitamix recipe and technique videos, ambassador for Suncoast Macadamia Milk, and has presented videos for Chow.Com, Driscoll's, Crisproot, and others.
Tess’s magnetic personality, infectious enthusiasm, and down-to-earth approach has made her a go-to personality for mainstream eaters and seasoned vegetarians who share her conviction that natural, healthy food can be easy and fun.
In January 2013, Pinterest acknowledged Tess’s wide appeal when they featured her, along with Katie Couric, Dr Oz, Paula Deen, Today, Starbucks, Anthropologie, Pottery Barn, Southwest Airlines, Patagonia, Esquire Magazine and 20 other celebrities and brands in a global campaign viewed by millions, 30 Days of Pinspiration.
The publishing industry jumped in next, and in response to widespread interest in The Blender Girl brand, Tess signed a multi-book deal with Random House. Her first book, The Blender Girl was released by Ten Speed Press in April 8th, 2014.
Download The Blender Girl Smoothies app for iphone and ipad in the app store: nominated as one of three finalists for Best Adult Non Fiction App Of The Year in the Digital Book Awards for 2014.
The Blender Girl smoothies have been featured to rave reviews in magazines, newspapers, and on TV shows all over the world, and hailed as "taste sensations". In this comprehensive smoothie-making guide, I show you how to take your smoothies to the next level and help you blast your way to good health and blended bliss.
The app contains 100 gluten-free, vegan, and paleo-friendly smoothies, and each blend contains three optional boosters (like chia seeds, ginger, or wheatgrass) that ramp up the flavor, nutrient value, or both. These boosters can be added separately or together for varied taste combinations.
You can search for recipes by ingredient and title. But, it's more fun to use the unique story feature. Punch in what you feel (happy, sluggish, wired), need (a detox, to lose weight, to chill out), and crave (light and fruity, clean and green, an exotic ride) to find the right smoothie every day.
Featuring gorgeous photographs of every recipe, an extensive ingredient glossary, shopping lists, blender tips, both Imperial and metric measurements, and other handy tips and tricks, this app makes it fun and easy to find your perfect blend.
For android users: The Blender Girl Smoothies cookbook (based on the app) will be released June 30th, 2015.
The Blender Girl cookbook was released by Ten Speed Press on April 8th, 2014.
The books contains 100 healthy recipes that are all gluten free and vegan using whole foods, and natural flavorings, seasonings, and sweeteners.
There is a full repertoire of smoothies, soups, and spreads. But you don't check your teeth at the door. It's not all pureed food. This book contains appetizers, salads, and main dishes with a blended component, like Fresh Spring Rolls with Orange-Almond Sauce, Twisted Caesar Pleaser, Spicy Chickpea Burgers with Portobello Buns and Greens, and I-Love-Veggies! Bake.
And even though some of the smoothies taste like dessert - Apple Pie in a Glass, Raspberry-Lemon Cheesecake, or Tastes-Like-Ice- Cream Kale, anyone?— there are also other sweet treats like Chocolate-Chile Banana Spilly to Flourless Triple-Pecan Mousse Pie and Chai Rice Pudding.
Every recipe can easily be adjusted to your personal taste: add an extra squeeze of this, another handful of that, or leave something out altogether— the recipes are super easy and forgiving, so you can’t mess them up.
Soaking, sprouting, and dehydrating; proper food combining; and eating raw, probiotic-rich, and alkaline ingredients inform The Blender Girl philosophy, so there are tips for how to incorporate these principles into your diet.
But you don’t have to embrace these ideas to enjoy the recipes. If you're looking for easy healthy foods to include in your lifestyle (no matter how you eat) there is something for everyone. So dust off your machine and get ready to find your perfect blend.
Tess Masters is an Australian-born actor who lives in Los Angeles. She works in the U.S and Australia as a voice actor in commercials, videogames, and audiobooks.
On screen, she has guest-starred on some of Australia's leading television dramas such as Blue Heelers and City Homicide; has had co-starring roles on The Secret Life Of Us, Neighbours, Good Guys Bad Guys and Tangle; and continues to work on independent films.
Highlights in theater include working with the critically acclaimed Ranters Theatre Company, working on their successful productions of Features of Blown Youth and St Kilda Tales that toured around Australia and on the international festival circuit in Europe. Tess also travelled with the Australian Shakespeare Company playing Beatrice in their musical adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing, and gave life to Johnna Monevata in the Melbourne Theatre Company's award-winning production of August: Osage County.
With a cosmopolitan look that’s difficult to pin down and a sharp ear for dialects, Tess gets cast in Italian, Spanish, Mexican, Greek, Anglo-Indian, Middle Eastern, Native American, and Asian roles. Having lived and worked all over the world in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Asia and The Middle East, and after spending almost 20 years living in various parts of The United States, Tess is experienced with American, British, Irish, and other dialects.
Tess has a wide variety of experience as a presenter: hosting children’s television shows, infomercials, and corporate events in Australia and in The United States. Her ability to effortless shift between Australian, British, and American dialects makes her extremely versatile.
When the beloved, long-running Australian show Here’s Humphrey needed an American host, Tess was chosen over many young hopefuls as Humphrey B. Bear’s co-host and “constant companion”, singing and dancing her way into the hearts of American pre-school children as part of the Someday School series that aired on PBS.
As The Blender Girl, Tess has worked with many food and lifestyle brands. She is the face of the Vitamix technique and recipe videos, ambassador for Suncoast Gold Macadamia Milk; and has presented videos for Chow.Com, Driscoll’s, and others.
Tess relishes every new challenge. Her performance experience in film and TV drama, raw improvisational and musical theatre, and presenting has been diverse. This flexibility extends into the sound studio, creating relaxed and inviting commercial reads, to natural street dialogue, and wild and crazy characters.
With over 20 years experience in the booth, Tess has worked on hundreds of commercials for T.V, Radio, Cinema, and Internet - voicing campaigns for many of the world’s leading brands.
Tess gets a kick out of testing the bounds of her vocal ability. She is known for her computer voice; and has voiced characters in Gears Of War 3, Resident Evil, Bioshock Infinite, Final Fantasy, and other games yet to be officially announced.
Tess also works in TV and Radio Imaging. She was the voice of FOX KRBK, and does corporate narration, audiobooks, as well providing the voice for numerous websites and on-hold message systems.
Tess enjoys working with dialects. Having lived and worked all over the world - in Asia, Europe, New Zealand; and almost half of her life in the United States, she has developed a good ear; and is experienced working with American, British, Australian, and others.
Tess has a wicked sense of humor. Perhaps it’s the Aussie spirit in her. Put her in the booth and you never know what may come out of her mouth!
In May 2013, Tess signed a multi-book deal with Random House. The first book, The Blender Girl was released on April 8th, 2014. The Blender Girl Smoothies app was released by Random House in October, 2014, and The Blender Girl Smoothies cookbook will be released on June 30th, 2015.
Tess toured around the US and Australia 2014, and will tour again starting in August 2015.
The Blender Girl was featured with top brands and celebrities such as Dr Oz, Katie Couric, Paula Deen & the TODAY show, Starbucks, Anthropologie, Pottery Barn, Patagonia, Southwest Airlines, Babble, Parent's Magazine, Nina Garcia, Refinery 29, Esquire, and others for Pinterest's 30 DAYS OF PINSPIRATION holiday campaign.
30 Days of inspirational boards covering everything from holiday gift ideas, festive recipes, and favourite Christmas traditions; to Winter fashion finds, exciting sports inspiration, and healthy fitness and detox ideas. These visually stunning boards cover it all.
On January 2nd, The Blender Girl Healthy Holiday Detox Tips board was featured as Day 28. Tess pinned all kinds of ideas to help you get a great healthy start to the new year: Green Smoothies, Green Juices, The Scoop on Cleanses, and Healthy Recipes, Nutrition and Workout Tips, and more.
I was thrilled to voice the sassy demolition weapons expert, Marissa Ronson - "Tweed" in Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City.
I had a blast working with Liam O'Brien and Sam Riegel. Tweed has such spunky hilarious lines with the other members of the Special Ops Echo Six Team as they fight off the hordes of zombies!
Epic Games has officially announced the cast of Gears Of War 3. I had a blast bringing the wildly spirited Bernie Mataki to life, and really enjoyed working with the amazingly talented Chris Borders, Rod Ferguson, and the rest of the team at Epic Games, Microsoft and Technicolor.
I am excited to play Gears 3 now!
Tess is the official voice of FOX KRBK. She will voice all of their TV and Radio spots, as well as message systems and promotional materials.
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