You can’t go wrong with a smoothie. Whether it’s a vitality boost first thing in the morning, or a relaxing afternoon treat, smoothies are the healthy way to feel refreshed, and give your body those extra vitamins and minerals to rest and recover.
Even though half the fun is designing your own concoction of smoothie, sometimes you want the guarantee of good smooth flavour and texture. There is a plethora of smoothie cookbooks available online, and this list compiles the top 5 which can all be found online.
Now onto the good stuff…
As the title suggests, this versatile smoothie cookbook compiles a colourful array of smoothie recipes, fit for every purpose. The book is separated into different topics so the reader can quickly find the perfect smoothie for their current mood. Some categories include simple smoothies, post-workout favourites, breakfast ideas, energisers and desserts. Some of their recipes include Green Bowl, Green Stamina Workout and Apple Pie in a Glass.
Furthermore, the book also has the additional topics of nut milking and juicing. This is beneficial, especially for a vegan audience, as nut milk is an important part of a vegan’s diet and learning how to make your own homemade nut milk, perfect for smoothies, is a useful skill. The book even outlines ways in which you can reduce your wastage by using the excess pulp in baking cookies.
The authors of this book, David Frenkiel and Luise Vindahl, pioneer their own widely successful blog, Green Kitchen Stories. Luise is described as the ‘happy health freak’ with a determination to create wheat and sugar-free recipes whereas David is the photographer and designer behind their works. This publication is currently their third book.
Written by Julie Morris, Superfood Smoothies is another addition to the author’s Superfood series. We all appreciate the power superfoods play on our overall health and this cookbook makes it even easier for us to enhance our well-being. Comprising of over 100 nutrient-rich recipes that are steeped in minerals, vitamins and antioxidants, Julie demonstrates innovative and original smoothie flavours. Some of the smoothie recipes include, Orange Goji, Cucumber Mint, Green Tea Pear, Chocolate Kale, Vanilla Cherry and many more wonderful and well-balanced combinations.
Riddled throughout the book there are small symbols indicating whether the specific smoothie is good for Protein, Low Calorie and Bone Strength to ensure that you are getting all the additional benefits you can from a smoothie.
If you ever thought, you were limited by a green smoothie then this recipe book is the one for you. It consists of 100 Green smoothie recipes to guarantee you get the full benefit of antioxidant-rich green smoothies. The book boasts that it will leave you feeling better about yourself and improve your health by encouraging you to replace high-calorie foods with nutrient-dense smoothies. They claim by just adding a single green smoothie to your daily diet, you’ll be able to detoxify, lose weight, fight disease and increase your energy.
The book also contains helpful tips and reminders when you undertake the smoothie journey as in purchasing a blender, finding the best produce and tips to unlock the nutrients when blending. These smoothies are seasonal so you don’t have to fork out the expensive fruit when they aren’t in season.
The book is produced by Mendocino Press
Designed and written by nutritionist and weight-loss expert JJ Smith expresses how by incorporating green smoothies into a person’s everyday diet, they can achieve the weight loss they desire and detoxify their bodies. It outlines a balanced 30-day food and smoothie plan that guarantees weight loss and vitality. Consumers have reported that the benefits of following this diet were not only the loss of fat but as well as better sleep patterns and less mental fog. The book comprises of over sixty smoothie recipes as well as an additional array of helpful tips in boosting your diet.
JJ Smith states that this diet is only supposed to be followed for the 30 days and used to boost and detoxify your body.
Taking the draw for the most green smoothie recipes is the aptly names Green Smoothie Bible with contains up to 300 delicious smoothie recipes. The book states that drinking at least one smoothie a day can help you lose weight, detoxify the body, increase energy, fight heart disease, prevent diabetes, depression and certain cancers, boost the immune system ad improve your skin and hair. The Green Smoothie Bible demonstrates how you can create a delicious drink whilst digesting powerful green leafy vegetables and nutrient-dense fruits, to leave you feeling energised and ready for your daily activities.
The book is written by Kristine Miles, and consumers have complimented her organisation of smoothie recipes and topics to help ease the reader into it. One consumer complained however that these smoothies were not technically ‘green’ smoothies but fruit smoothies with added greens, but with over 300 available recipes within the book we’re certain you can find a wide range of smoothies for your needs.
As you can tell there is a wide range of smoothie cookbooks you can buy to improve your overall health and get into the blending fever. Why not buy a couple of cookbooks and see whether you can draw together a wide range of recipes and techniques to create your own innovative recipes!