A bestselling and essential smoothies guide covering their wide-ranging nutritional and health benefits.
The Smoothies Bible features over 400 recipes along with advice on how to easily get one's daily servings of fruits and vegetables with incredibly healthy, nutrient-dense, mineral-packed, and vitamin-rich smoothie blends.
These easy-to-make and great-tasting drinks are key for helping anyone interested in getting real, whole foods into their body every day of the week. Culinary herbalist and professional home economist Pat Crocker offers recipes for hot, cold and frozen smoothies using fruit, vegetable and herbs with both dairy and non-dairy alternatives. Some of the healthy and delectable concoctions included in this new edition of The Smoothies Bible include Flu Fighter, Watermelon Wave, Blazing Beets Sage Relief and Mega Melon Supreme, among others.
The book also contains information on seven body systems and their importance to good health, along with advice about diet and lifestyle changes to support their peak performance. Readers will benefit greatly from Crocker's description of eight common health concerns along with her recommendations on combating them with natural foods.
The Smoothies Bible has been a trusted resource for nearly two decades. This is one of the few books on the subject to cater to intermediate-to-expert smoothie makers with comprehensive information.
Pat Crocker is a culinary herbalist and professional home economist. She has written, demonstrated and lectured about herbs and health issues for 25 years. An international award-winning cookbook author, Crocker has written fifteen cookbooks and three herb books, including The Juicing Bible.
[Review of earlier edition:] Full of delicious and easy-to-follow recipes plus loads of useful information.
[Review of earlier edition:] Opens a world of concoctions to enhance health as well as please the palate.
[Review of earlier edition:] A lot of unusual combinations for refreshing Smoothies.
[Review of earlier edition:] Keeps the recipes coming until you're serving them for breakfast, lunch, snacks, and medicinal purposes.
[Review of earlier edition:] I found most intriguing the chapter filled with smoothie recipes for preventing or controlling diseases.
I have at least one, sometimes even two, smoothies per day and I love them! It is the most effective way to get nutrition into the body without taxing it during the assimilation. Being the food is in liquid state, the body doesn't have to break down solids. And, actually having only smoothies one day a week is a gift to the digestive system. Smoothies are great for detoxing the body as well as part of a healing process for ailments. For the purpose of the review we are asked to test three recipes. Of course, I looked for combinations I've never used before. The first one I made was Corn Chowder. Yes, corn chowder. Keep in mind that smoothies don't necessarily have to be made with raw fruit. The chowder recipe calls for the normal ingredients: broth, corn kernels, onion, sage, thyme, and milkcream. (I used coconut milk instead.) After cooking, this combination is blended and can be served hot or cold. The combination of sage and thyme gave a great flavor. The second recipe I tested was Almond Date. It is suggested to use soy or almond milk but I used coconut milk and added dates, almonds, cream cheese, banana, cinnamon and nutmeg. The end result was delicious!The third recipe I tested was Ice Green Goddess. The combination of coconut milk, lime juice, kiwi fruit, mint leaves and 2 scoops of agave sweetened vanilla coconut ice cream made the best ever combination. It's one of those that you say wow after the first sip. Aside from recipes for smoothies, The Smoothies Bible, Second Edition has a huge section on body systems and health conditions that smoothies are indicated for. Pat Crocker covers the best foods for blending and their actions, uses, how to buystore, and corresponding recipes. As well, Crocker has a section on herbs -- their use, properties, and healing powers. This one of the best smoothie books I've ever seen and it is certainly a keeper. I would honestly say that anyone just venturing into the world of smoothies for health reasons, The Smoothie Bible, Second Edition is your first option.