Saturday, December 20, 2014

The Weight Loss and Detox Secret Book Review: Green Smoothies (Tomoson)

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I read Green Smoothies: The Weight Loss & Detox Secret: 50 Recipes for a Healthy Diet (Special Diet Cookbooks & Vegetarian Recipes Collection Book 3)by Jonathan Vine, in exchange for honest review from Tomoson. I wanted to read the book since I have started making more smoothies using fruits and veggies, versus ice cream and root beer. I also started to use more kale and spinach in my blender.Green Smoothies is a great way to "eat" healthier.

Smoothies also do not take long to make. You add some fruit, some veggies, maybe some flax, and water, then mix all the ingredients together in your blender. I also add some truvia or other sugar alternative, if the mix is too bitter or tart. My favorite grocery store, HEB, also started making frozen smoothie starter mixes, such as the green fuel energy mix with apples, grapes, and kale. I buy a combination of frozen fruits, along with the starter mixes, for variety. I also use ice to make the smoothies thicker. Vine also suggested ice as a thickener too.

I have a personal blender, so I don't make more than what I need to. I just add in a few extra minutes to assemble my blender together.

Vine's book presents 50 green smoothie recipes. He first discusses what a green smoothie is. You can include Apples, Berries, Cucumber, Avocado, Kale and Herbs. I never thought about adding Avocado or Cucumber to a smoothie before. He also discusses the health and nutritional benefits of green smoothies.

The first recipe, which stood out was the first recipe: the apple and spinach smoothie. Vine adds ginger, honey, and ice, along with the apples and spinach. The minty avocado has yogurt, avocado, and almond milk.

I also liked the arugula and raspberries; the sweet potato; and spinach and citrus smoothie.

I am definitely adding some new veggies, herbs, and other ingredients to my smoothies from now on.

You can purchase the book on Amazon in Kindle format only.

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