When I was in high school, I had to drink this "green" drink from the doctor to flush out my system for something. It was the worst thing I ever had! It tasted like grass. I never dared try anything like that again! However, I am not an adult and I am starting to experiment again with healthy smoothies. I am not put off by the "green" because the fruit that is added makes the whole drink sweet! I was delighted to review The New Green Smoothie Diet: Going Green Never Tasted So Good by Hilary Greenleaf. Hilary Greenleaf is an author, educator, and nutritionist. She is the leading authority on organic foods and is considered America’s #1 Organic Expert. Her work has helped her audience improve its health and find new energy in life. She has worked as a personal trainer, a nutrition consultant, and a writing teacher, both as a personal coach and as a university lecturer. She is the author of eight books, and has been sent on travel writing assignments to Russia, Japan, Germany, and Thailand.
This book that just came out is full of good information regarding nutrition and what kinds of smoothies work for weight loss, detox, increasing energy, fighting heart disease, preventing certain cancers, boosting the immune system, protecting against diabetes, making skin and hair beautiful and many tips about how to make green smoothies effective. There were 22 smoothie recipes included and most with vegetables and fruits that are readily available. There are no secret ingredients like powders or extras like sugar. All ingredients are natural and water is used for the liquid. I was excited to try several different types of smoothies. Check out what I made and my thoughts.
Blackberry Lettuce Smoothie
|Main ingredients: lettuce, blackberries, apple/banana|
|Main ingredients: spinach, peach, banana|
Skin Detox Smoothie
|Main ingredients: spinach, strawberries, blackberries, celery|
Instant Energy Smoothie
|Here's before I blend!|
|Main ingredients: banana, peach, spinach, cilantro, blueberries, grapes|
I was completely surprised at how refreshing and delicious tasting these smoothies were. They are nothing like the "green" drink I had in high school. I'm certain to make these smoothies a regular part of my diet. I especially liked adding cilantro which is something I would never have thought of. These truly are some of the best smoothies ever and they come right from what I have in my kitchen.
I really enjoyed all the information that Hilary provided in this book. It was easy to read and gave a wealth of knowledge that is very beneficial to having a healthy lifestyle. I tried 4 different smoothies and I'm very impressed with how well the ingredients blended together to make a fabulous drink! I even had my son try a few of them. He said, "Mmm, more!" So I suggest that you get this little book and start your smoothie journey! It's well worth it for your health.
*This product was provided to me free of charge for purpose of this review. This is my honest opinion of this book and no monetary compensation was received for my opinion.*
Visit Hilary's website: http://www.hilarygreenleaf.com/
Buy it: You can purchase Hilary's book at Amazon (The New Green Smoothie Diet: Going Green Never Tasted So Good) Kindle edition for only $2.99.
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