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Juicing and Smoothies For Dummies, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-119-05722-2
384 pages
May 2015
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Lose weight and feel great with juicing and smoothies

For those of us who don't have time to cut up or cook fruits and vegetables with every meal, juices and smoothies are a fast and easy way to consume them at home or on the go. Packed with over 100 recipes, Juicing & Smoothies For Dummies covers the most up-to-date information on incorporating this healthy lifestyle into your everyday routine. From how to safely cleanse the body of toxins to the hottest ingredients to bolster juices and smoothies—including chia seeds, coconut oil, hemp seeds, bee pollen, and more—it arms you with everything you need to sip your way to a healthier, happier you.

There are many health benefits to drinking freshly juiced fruits and vegetables. These tasty and nutrition-packed beverages can help protect you against cardiovascular disease, cancer, cellular damage, and various inflammatory diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis. Plus, it's great for weight loss because juices and smoothies have hunger-reducing properties, on top of being filling. In this friendly and accessible guide, you'll find expert guidance on how to use juices and smoothies to reap all of these excellent rewards, while getting the recommended daily amount of fruits and vegetables—in a glass!

  • Concoct more than 120 juicing and smoothie recipes using the hottest, most nutritious ingredients
  • Find the best juicers and blenders for the job
  • Ward off colds and migraines, promote longevity, and shed pounds
  • Get a month's worth of grocery items to have on hand to make healthy juices and smoothies in minutes

Whether you want to lose weight, cleanse, or simply add more healthy fruits and veggies to your diet, Juicing & Smoothies For Dummies makes it easy.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Juicing and Smoothies 5

Chapter 1: Energizing Your Health with Juices and Smoothies 7

Chapter 2: Knowing What Juices and Smoothies Are and How They Can Benefit You 13

Chapter 3: Gearing Up for Healthy Drinks 27

Chapter 4: Stocking Up to Make Juices and Smoothies 43

Part II: Liquid Gold: The Health Benefits of Juicing and Smoothies 55

Chapter 5: Science and Nutrition in a Glass 57

Chapter 6: Juices and Smoothies for the Outside 71

Chapter 7: Juices and Smoothies for the Inside 89

Chapter 8: Juices and Smoothies throughout Your Life 99

Chapter 9: Preventing Diseases with Juices and Smoothies 105

Chapter 10: Juicing to Cleanse or Detoxify 113

Part III: Juicing to Your Heart’s Desire 137

Chapter 11: Identifying Juice Ingredients and Techniques 139

Chapter 12: Making Some Easy Fruit Juices 149

Chapter 13: Blending Some Vegetable Juices 177

Chapter 14: Recycling Your Juicing Leftovers 215

Part IV: Blending Fresh Smoothies 227

Chapter 15: Eyeing Smoothie Ingredients and Techniques 229

Chapter 16: Crafting Some Tasty Fruit Smoothies 247

Chapter 17: Blending Vegetable Smoothies 273

Chapter 18: Creating Dairy Smoothies 307

Chapter 19: Focusing on After Dinner: Frozen Smoothies 323

Part V: The Part of Tens 335

Chapter 20: Ten Antioxidant ]Rich Fruits and Vegetables 337

Chapter 21: Ten Immune ]Building Ingredients 341

Appendix 347

Index  351

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Author Information

Pat Crocker is a professional home economist specializing in herbs and healthy foods. She has been growing, photographing, teaching, and writing about herbs, food, and healthy diets for more than two decades. Pat lectures at international conventions and is a seasoned television and radio guest.

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