UnDiet Cookbook Review and Giveaway!

Look who’s at it again! Meghan Telpner*, nutritionista extraordinaire, has written a follow up to her popular UnDiet handbook.  Now we have a full on UnDiet cookbook to enjoy!

UnDiet Cookbook

The images** in this cookbook are like none I’ve ever seen before.  And the recipes are outstanding, good luck trying to choose the first one to make.  For me it was a no brainer, a smoothie! I can tell you that her recipes and guidance are providing more than just ideas for her followers, they are providing people with a way to change their minds and bodies for good. My favorite statement from her is this “No amount of green juice can fix the negative thoughts we let spin in our minds.”  If you’re eating a healthy diet but miserable about your diet or anything else in your life you’re doing yourself a disservice. Turn that frown upside down and get going!!

My two young boys actually love avocado in their smoothie so the recipe below was a no brainer to serve to them.  I, on the other hand, have a severe allergic reaction to avocado and therefore couldn’t partake. My whole family gave it rave reviews, maybe you’ll step out of the box and give it a try, too?


I [Heart] Blueberry Blend


Prep Time: 5 minutes
Serves 1–2

1 cup coconut milk, almond milk, or water
1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
1 handful spinach
1/2 avocado
2 Tbsp hemp seeds
1 serving protein powder of choice
1 Tbsp shredded unsweetened coconut
2 medjool dates, or sweetener of choice
1 cup ice cubes

Make It Like So

  • Place all the ingredients in your blender. Blend until smooth.

Excerpted from The UnDiet Cookbook: 130 Gluten-Free Recipes for a Healthy and Awesome Life by Meghan Telpner. Copyright © 2015 Meghan Telpner. Photography Copyright © 2015 Maya Visnyei and Catherine Farquharson. Published by Appetite by Random House, a division of Random House of Canada Ltd., a Penguin Random House Company. Reproduced by arrangement with the Publisher. All rights reserved.

There are SO many amazing recipes in this new cookbook that I’m ready to give one copy of this book to one of you out there.  Simply comment below and tell me if you’ve ever had avocado in your smoothie or not.  One comment per person please and a winner will be notified via email on 11/17/2015. When you leave a comment, it will not show up until we approve it. This allows us to mitigate spammers. If you can’t wait to win, you can order your copy here!


*Toronto based author and nutritionist Meghan Telpner, brings her healthy and awesome life inspiration to fans across the globe. As founder of the Academy of Culinary Nutrition and author of the bestselling UnDiet: Eat You Way to Vibrant Health and The UnDiet Cookbook, she is fast creating a revolution in health and well being. Inspiration is waiting at MeghanTelpner.com and follow her daily #UndietLife adventures @meghantelpner
** Mad photo credits:
Headshot: Catherine Farquharson / Documentographer.com
Lifestyle Photography:
Catherine Farquharson / Documentographer.com
Food Styling: Sara Kuntz
Food Photography:
Photo: Maya Visnyei
Styling: Ashley Denton
Props: Sara Kuntz

Comments (30)

  1. I love half an avocado in my smoothie! Stock them in my freezer for it 🙂

    Nov 10, 2015 Reply
  2. Avocado is great in a smoothie! I love adding in with blueberries so no one is the wiser in our house 🙂

    Nov 11, 2015 Reply
  3. I have never used avocado in my smoothies, but I bet it’s delicious

    Nov 11, 2015 Reply
  4. i’ve never used avocado in my smoothies when making it myself, but i have had it at a restaurant before. thanks!

    Nov 12, 2015 Reply
  5. I’ve never tried avocado in my smoothies, i love them so much on their own!

    Nov 12, 2015 Reply
  6. I’ve never had an avocado in my smoothie.

    Cathleen Mills
    Nov 12, 2015 Reply
  7. Avacado in smoothies make them so creamy. Love it!

    Leslie Dick
    Nov 12, 2015 Reply
  8. Yes, I’ve tried avocado in my morning protein drink.

    Julie W
    Nov 12, 2015 Reply
  9. Wow, I never thought about putting avacado in a smoothy. Sounds good!

    Nov 12, 2015 Reply
    • Congrats Zanna, you’re our winner! I will email you for your mailing address.

      Daedra Surowiec
      Nov 17, 2015 Reply
  10. These look like GREAT recipes!

    Nov 12, 2015 Reply
  11. I’ve had avocado in smoothies (yummy!) but I prefer them smashed on toast!

    Nov 12, 2015 Reply
  12. I have not had avocado in my smoothie yet. But I do like avocado, so I bet I’d enjoy it.

    Nov 13, 2015 Reply
  13. Great recipe. Love the fat & protein in it!

    Beth Heiss
    Nov 13, 2015 Reply
  14. Wow! I love the negative thought statement too! No, I haven’t used any avacados in my smoothies but will give it a try. Thanks for the chance to win this book.

    Nov 13, 2015 Reply
  15. that smoothie sounds delish – I will try it, avocado and all!

    Nov 13, 2015 Reply
  16. I, too, love avacado in my smoothie. So yummy with citrus blends too!
    I have been reading and seeing so much if what Meghan posts on Instagram, I’m so excited about the cookbook!!!

    Amy Lesniak
    Nov 13, 2015 Reply
  17. I LOVE avocado and have definitely had it in a smoothie before. In fact, I recently got some Strawesome smoothie straws just so I could drink those nice, thick smoothies with ease. 🙂 Avocado makes it creamy and add lots of good fats to your meal.

    Jennifer R.
    Nov 13, 2015 Reply
  18. I love avocado and eat it whatever way I can including smoothies.

    Carol Jackson
    Nov 13, 2015 Reply
  19. I LOVE avocado in my smoothies!!!!!

    Nov 13, 2015 Reply
  20. I LOVE adding avocado to my smoothies, in fact I do that basically everyday!
    I make green smoothies for breakfast everyday and always add either coconut oil/coconut butter or avocado to my smoothies to make them creamy and even more delicious! Adding avocado to chocolate smoothies is the best, makes them amazingly smooth, silky and with a super creamy mousse like consistency!
    I LOVE smoothies!
    What an awesome giveaway, this book sounds incredible!
    Much love,

    Nov 13, 2015 Reply
  21. I’m sorry you have a severe allergy to avocado. I’m presuming you can’t use any body products with avocado oil in it? wow. I have never used it in a smoothie but do love it by itself with garlic salt…yum!

    Nov 13, 2015 Reply
  22. I have never had avocado in a smoothie. It sounds like an interesting idea, and I do like avocados!

    Nov 13, 2015 Reply
  23. I have never had avocado in a smoothie but it sounds yummy! Will give it a try.

    Nov 13, 2015 Reply
  24. I love avocado in my smoothies! With most ingredients, it’s not the flavor of the avocado that you are aware of, but the nice smooth creaminess that it imparts. As long as you don’t go overboard it’s one of those ingredients that can lend great nutrients and texture to many different flavors of smoothie.

    Nov 13, 2015 Reply
  25. I sometimes use half an avocado in place of a banana in smoothie recipes to change things up – still creamy and thick, but with the added benefit of healthy fats!

    Nov 14, 2015 Reply
  26. Yes to avocado and yum! Love it for smooth and creamy when wanting something other than a banana in my smoothies 🙂

    Nov 15, 2015 Reply
  27. I love avacado but have never put it in my smoothie – sounds good!

    Nov 16, 2015 Reply
  28. I have had avocado in smoothies – I love the creaminess 🙂

    Nov 16, 2015 Reply
  29. Oh this cookbook looks super awesome!!!!

    Nov 17, 2015 Reply

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