Green Smoothies: The weightloss & detox secret #GreenSmoothiesTheWeightLossDetoxSecret


Greetings everyone!

As most of you know, I’ve been on a slow-boat voyage to healthier living. Diet, exercise, hard work and a smile 🙂 So, you can guess correctly that I was a happy thing when I got my hands on this smoothie recipe book. At first I thought it would be just like every other smoothie book out there: All kale, all banana, all the time… Buuuttt, Much to surprise, it isn’t! There are actually some really cool and creative recipes inside. Easy too! Good, because I’m not exactly the home-chef type. So, I tried a few of the vegan/vegetarian recipes and they turned out really yummy.

I thought I would share a few of my faves, as well as a short review from my perspective:

Some of my favourite recipes include: Arugula Raspberry smoothie, Almond and strawberry smoothie, beet and broccoli smoothie, spiced pumpkin smoothie (of course, it’s perfect for this time of year!), Gazpacho smoothie (This, I’m dying to try!), Tropical green smoothie, and a delicious dandelion celery smoothie.

What I liked about this book:

  • Fantastic, healthy alternative to fast food
  • Quick and easy to read
  • Interesting recipes, not just – put a whole bunch of stuff in a blender and drink it.
  • The recipes look GREAT!
  • Each recipe includes some nutritional information
  • Explanation of if it is or is not preferable for weightloss and why
  • Each recipe includes a short breakdown of what the special benefits of that particular smoothie are
  • The health benefits of chocolate are actually included…Yay!
  • It is suitable for vegans, as milk is almond milk & yogurt can be substituted for soy.
  • All the sweeteners included are natural. Agave, honey, cocoa

What reservations I have about this book:

  • Some of the recipes include natural sweeteners, which I feel is counter-productive. Although I understand that some readers may have a sweet tooth and naturally occurring sugars in vegetables may not be enough to satisfy the taste buds.
  • The suggestion to have the smoothies at approximately the same time daily. This leads me to the assumption that many of these ingredients are naturally occurring diuretics, thus the need for your body to adapt.

Before I got these good recipes, I was making kale and cucumber smoothies (good, but boring after awhile) with the occasional dessert smoothie of berries and ice cream – which is totally not the right thing for my diet. Now it’s replaced with the almond and strawberry smoothie. Yuuummm…

This book can be purchased here  by clicking on the link. The Kindle edition is $4.95, or free with the kindle reader.    Join Amazon Kindle Unlimited 30-Day Free Trial  There are also Hardcover and paperback versions available from $18 – $19.

OR, if you are in Europe:

Amazon UK:     Green Smoothies: The Weight Loss & Detox Secret: 50 Recipes for a Healthy Diet (Special Diet Cookbooks & Vegetarian Recipes Collection Book 3)

What do you think, are smoothies the way to go? Or just a nice way to have a quick serving of fruits/vegs on the go?

Thanks for reading!

-Mliae

*Disclaimer: I received a complimentary e-book copy of this book in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. Every morning I have a smoothie with spinach, banana, frozen strawberries, and milk. Sometimes I add protein powder. It’s an easy way to get my fruit and veggie servings in and also is a good “on to go” meal for my commute to work. We just bought peanut powder and I added that the other day. I’m not sure what I think of that yet – will have to try it again. I am going to use it to bake some peanut butter cookies though.

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    1. mliae says:

      Sounds delicious! Peanut powder…you know where I’m going with this: My sweet tooth is telling me to add cocoa & almond milk and it’ll taste like reese’s cups! 😀 😀 😀

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  2. I’m a big time smoothie maker, and we are getting our kids used to them too. I love fruit, kale, avocado and almond milk all put together. Shaken and frozen! Yum. Almost daily. I use a NutraBullet. Makes everything right in the cup you drink from and easy to clean. For the kids, it’s easy to add greens. When you add avocado, it tastes like ice cream! Voila! Smoothie on my friend! M’wah! xoxo

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    1. mliae says:

      Oh! I have to try the kale, avocado, almond milk mixture! Thanks for the new try! M’wah! 😀

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      1. You bet. Pineapple is really good too.

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      2. mliae says:

        I know it must be 🙂 🙂

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