Healthy smoothies and juices have become a high street sensation with juice bars sprouting up in every town and shopping mall. The reason is simple -these drinks are nature's fast food, and provide a quick snack without processed carbohydrates, fats, or additives. Easy to prepare, healthy, and nutritious, freshly blended drinks are becoming integrated into our diets. With 1,000 Juices, Green Drinks & Smoothies as a guide, anyone can become a juicing barista and work magic with the simplest ingredients. There is something for everyone, young and old, and for every occasion-from a quick snack on the run or a party punch, to a pick-me-up for those days when you're feeling low. Whether you fancy a flamboyant, taste-tingling cooler, a health- boosting smoothie kick, or a revitalizing detoxifying veggie juice, you will find a wealth of choice in this wonderful comprehensive selection. This book uses a contemporary design and follows a simple format with full color photography and clear, easy-to-follow instructions. It contains hundreds of delicious recipes, with handy tips, notes on health benefits, and suggestions for special diets throughout.
Includes: * Advice on choosing and using equipment * How to source and prepare the best ingredients * Nutritional highlights of all major ingredients * Information on boosting energy, enhancing immunity, and incorporating vitamin supplements into your juices and smoothies * Advice on selecting the right beverage for a specific occasion or mood
"[Big Green Chiller] this wonderful concoction is a farmers' market stall in a glass!" Woman & Home "If you are planning on exploring juicing and smoothie making and have a juicer or blender on your wish this list this Christmas then a juicing and smoothie book is an essential accompaniment, and this book fits the bill nicely and has earned its spot on my bookshelf." Fuss Free Flavours "Before you dive into the profusion of juicing ideas, the useful chapter on equipment, fruit and ingredients is well worth a read. It describes major fruit, vegetables and other additions such as natural sweeteners, dairy substitutes and flavourings. It gives the best way to prepare the fruit or veg and extract the juice, the calories contained and how much juice to expect per fruit plus the health benefits. The chapters give more evidence that this is worth its shelf space: Breakfast Blends, Cleansing Drinks, Restorative Drinks, Super Energy Boosters, Thirst Quenchers, Milkshakes and Frozen Drinks, Perfect for Parties and Mocktails. It's not all about abstemious self-denial and some recipes include frozen yoghurt, ice cream, coffee, sparkling water and even soda (boo) plus, in the party section, alcohol, but the main thrust of the book is on healthy drinks. Many are just ideas for fruit combinations especially in the juicing section. When preparing a smoothie, I usually just make it up as I go along using what I have on hand. The ideas in this book too me way outside my usual repertoire. I'd never thought of blitzing lemon and garlic into a shot, or adding nuts to bananas, or using stewed fruit from the freezer. And lentils in a smoothie or rosewater with lychees? So much inspiration." My Custard Pie