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Juicing and Smoothies For Dummies

Juicing and Smoothies For Dummies

Pat Crocker

ISBN: 978-1-118-39569-1

Nov 2012

360 pages

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Lose weight and cleanse your body with juices and smoothies

Losing weight and being healthy is often on our minds, but not everyone has the time to spend several hours a week at the gym. The beauty of dieting and cleansing with juices and smoothies is that you can take them anywhere, and they only take minutes to prepare.

Juicing can be done from one to three days to cleanse the body of unwanted toxins and lose weight, while smoothies provide a longer-term meal-replacement strategy that keeps you feeling full—and Juicing & Smoothies For Dummies brings you up to speed on everything you need to start incorporating this healthy lifestyle option right away.

  • How to safely cleanse the body of toxins
  • Tips to increase nutrition with protein and fiber supplements
  • Juicing and smoothie tips and techniques
  • A month's worth of grocery lists for items to have on hand, making it easier to make healthy juices and smoothies in minutes
  • 50 recipes for juices and 50 recipes for smoothies for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert

Juicing & Smoothies For Dummies gives you everything you need to enjoy the benefits of this exciting new lifestyle choice.

Part I: An Introduction to Juicing and Smoothies 7

Chapter 1: Drinking Your Way to Better Health 9

Chapter 2: What Juices and Smoothies Are and What They Can Do for You 15

Chapter 3: Buying and Caring for Your Equipment 31

Chapter 4: Shopping for and Preparing Fresh Produce 43

Chapter 5: Catering to Special Needs 55

Part II: Liquid Gold: The Health Benefits of Juicing and Smoothies 61

Chapter 6: Science and Nutrition in a Glass 63

Chapter 7: Juicing and Smoothies for the Outside 77

Chapter 8: Juicing and Smoothies for the Inside 95

Chapter 9: Juicing to Cleanse or Detoxify 109

Part III: Getting Juiced 129

Chapter 10: Juicing Ingredients and Techniques 131

Chapter 11: Fruit Juices 143

Chapter 12: Vegetable Juices 165

Chapter 13: Recycling Your Juicing Leftovers 203

Part IV: Serving Up Fresh Smoothies 213

Chapter 14: Smoothie Ingredients and Techniques 215

Chapter 15: Fruit Smoothies 231

Chapter 16: Vegetable Smoothies 245

Chapter 17: Dairy Smoothies 269

Chapter 18: Frozen Smoothies 289

Part V: The Part of Tens 301

Chapter 19: Ten Frequently Asked Questions about Juicing and Smoothies 303

Chapter 20: Ten Antioxidant-Rich Fruits and Vegetables 309

Appendix: Metric Conversion Guide 315

Index 319