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Green Smoothies For Dummies

Green Smoothies For Dummies

Jennifer Thompson

ISBN: 978-1-118-87101-0

Aug 2014

288 pages



Sip your way to ultimate nutrition and feel better than ever

Whether you're looking to detox, lose weight, or just add more veggies to your diet, green smoothies are the way to go. Easy to prepare, portable, and endlessly customizable, green smoothies are the trendy new beverage in everyone's cup. Think you don't like kale, collard greens, or watercress? Try them in a smoothie and you'll never see them the same way again. Green smoothies are the easiest, most painless way to add more nutrients to your diet, so you can feel better than ever before.

Green Smoothies For Dummies is your beginner's guide to the world of drinkable greens. Author and international smoothie guru Jennifer Thompson explains the benefits of green smoothies, and provides over 90 recipes that will make you start craving your vegetables. You'll get to know the flavors and properties of each ingredient, and how to combine ingredients for complete nutrition.

  • Replace meals with green smoothies without sacrificing nutrients
  • Boost your nutrition even higher with protein and fiber supplements
  • Reduce hunger and feel full longer with the right smoothie blends
  • Customize your smoothies to your personal nutritional needs

Before too long, you'll be experimenting and coming up with your own favorite combinations. Your vegetable intake will skyrocket, and you'll look and feel fantastic. How often does something so good for you taste so delicious? Green smoothies help you fill the nutrient gaps in your diet so you can experience optimal health and well-being. Green Smoothies For Dummies is your guide to all things smoothie, and will get you started now.

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Green Smoothies 5

Chapter 1: Reaping the Benefits of Green Smoothies 7

Chapter 2: Choosing the Best Equipment for Green Smoothies 21

Chapter 3: Shopping and Preparing for Your Green Smoothies 31

Part II: Making Your Green Smoothie Taste Great 43

Chapter 4: Choosing Your Greens 45

Chapter 5: Deciding What to Use for Fruits and Sweeteners 59

Chapter 6: Adding Super  foods, Medicinal Ingredients, Liquids, and More 75

Chapter 7: Adjusting Smoothie Ingredients to Suit Your Taste 93

Part III: Green Smoothies for Every Day 101

Chapter 8: Morning Green Smoothies 103

Chapter 9: Midday Green Smoothies 111

Chapter 10: Evening Green Smoothies 119

Chapter 11: Green Smoothies for Kids 127

Part IV: Green Smoothies to Meet Your Individual Health Needs 145

Chapter 12: Green Smoothies for a Healthier You 147

Chapter 13: Green Smoothies for Chronic or Serious Medical Conditions 179

Chapter 14: Green Smoothies to Maximize Your Workouts 205

Chapter 15: Green Smoothies for Fertility, Pregnancy, and Beyond 213

Chapter 16: Green Smoothies for Detoxification 231

Part V: The Part of Tens 245

Chapter 17: Ten Green Smoothie Myths Debunked 247

Chapter 18: Ten Common Questions about Green Smoothies 253

Appendix: Metric Conversion Guide 259

Index 263