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…
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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!