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Super Smoothies: 50 Recipes for Health and Energy
     

Super Smoothies: 50 Recipes for Health and Energy

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by Sara Corpening Whiteford, Mary Corpening Barber, E. J. Armstrong (Photographer), E.J. Armstrong (Photographer)
 

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Encouraged by more than 180,000 copies of Smoothies sold, the best-selling authors of Smoothies, Wraps, and Cocktail Food are back to bring the blender into the new millennium. These days, smoothie lovers want more than just fruit-filled refreshmentthey want great nutrition along with great taste. Super Smoothies offers 50

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Encouraged by more than 180,000 copies of Smoothies sold, the best-selling authors of Smoothies, Wraps, and Cocktail Food are back to bring the blender into the new millennium. These days, smoothie lovers want more than just fruit-filled refreshmentthey want great nutrition along with great taste. Super Smoothies offers 50 energy-enhancing, health-boosting recipes. Whether you're looking for a potassium-charged postworkout drink, a flu-fighting immune system booster, or a kid-friendly breakfast on the go, Super Smoothies has a delicious, nutrition-packed smoothie for every lifestyle. With its eye-catching design and luscious full-color photography, Super Smoothies will turn any kitchen into a fabulous juice bar.

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The twin-sister authors of the bestselling Smoothies are back with this new collection of souped-up recipes for smoothie lovers. In Super Smoothies, Barber and Whiteford combine energy-enhancing and health-boosting ingredients like green tea and silken tofu with luscious blends of fresh fruit and vegetables that are tailored to be high in vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals. They even include a chapter on healthy shakes for kids and babies six months and up.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811825405
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
03/01/2000
Pages:
108
Sales rank:
1,286,657
Product dimensions:
5.62(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

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Power Punch
This is a smoothie to sip when you return from the gym, a crucial time to replenish spent nutrients. The protein-rich tofu will give your brain a boost as it is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which can guard against some of the negative effects of aging.
1/2 cup soft silken tofu
1-1/4 cups pear nectar
1/2 cup frozen diced pineapple
1/2 frozen banana, sliced
1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
Combine the tofu and pear nectar in a blender. Add all the remaining ingredients. Blend until smooth.
MAKES ABOUT 2-1/2 CUPS; SERVES 2 PER SERVING: calories 170; calories from fat 18 (10%); total fat 2 g; saturated fat 0.5 g; cholesterol 0 mg; carbohydrate 38 g; fiber 3 g; protein 3.5 g; vitamin A 39 i.u.; beta-carotene 0 mg; vitamin B6 0.2 mg; vitamin B 12 0 mcg; vitamin C 11 mg; vitamin D 0 i.u.; vitamin E 0.2 mg; folate 12 mcg; calcium 30 mg; iron 1 mg; magnesium 35 mg; phosphorus 51 mg; potassium 281 mg; selenium 1 mcg; sodium 10 mg; phytochemicals: isoflavones, phenolic acids
Skinny Minnie
Honeydew and cantaloupe have hardly any calories, and yet they're full of flavor and nutrition, two things that anyone, whether they're watching their weight or not, can appreciate. The orange-fleshed cantaloupe is a good source of vitamin A and beta-carotene, which can help guard against heart disease and stroke.
2 cups diced cantaloupe
1/3 cup lemon sorbet
2 teaspoons frozen orange juice
concentrate
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
4 ice cubes, crushed
Pinch of salt
Combine all the ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth.
MAKES ABOUT 2 CUPS; SERVES 2 PER SERVING: calories 134; calories from fat 5 (4%); total fat 0.5 g; saturated fat 0 g; cholesterol 0 mg; carbohydrate 33 g; fiber 2 g; protein 2 g; vitamin A 21,000 i.u.; beta-carotene 13 mg; vitamin B6 0.3 mg; vitamin B 12 0 mcg; vitamin C 88 mg; vitamin D 0 i.u.; vitamin E 0.3 mg; folate 39 mcg; calcium 34 mg; iron 0.5 mg; magnesium 28 mg; phosphorus 57 mg; potassium 717 mg; selenium 1 mcg; sodium 33 mg; phytochemicals: beta-carotene, phenolic acids
Bone Builder
The flavor of this smoothie reminds us of a raspberry Julius, that juice drink we loved as kids. We were thrilled to find out that raspberries, which are one of our favorite fruits, help prevent chronic disease. When the rasberries are combined with the bone-building calcium found in yogurt, milk, and powdered milk, they make one mighty smoothie. Be aware that boosting your calcium intake on a regular basis may prevent osteoporosis.
1 cup low-fat raspberry yogurt
3/4 cup low-fat milk
1 cup frozen unsweetened
quartered strawberries
1/2 cup frozen unsweetened raspberries
1/3 cup powdered milk
Combine the yogurt and low-fat milk in a blender. Add all the remaining ingredients. Blend until smooth.
MAKES ABOUT 2-1/2 CUPS; SERVES 2 PER SERVING: calories 250; calories from fat 32 (13%); total fat 3.5 g; saturated fat 2 g; cholesterol 16.5 mg; carbohydrate 44 g; fiber 3.5 g; protein 8 g; vitamin A 515 i.u.; beta-carotene 0.8 mg; vitamin 66 0.1 mg; vitamin B1 2 1.2 mcg; vitamin C 56 mg; vitamin D 86 i.u.; vitamin E 0.2 mg; folate 33 mcg; calcium 283 mg; iron 1 mg; magnesium 40 mg; phosphorus 342 mg; potassium 727 mg; selenium 6 mcg; sodium 163 mg; phytochemicals: lycopene

Meet the Author

Mary Corpening Barber is the best-selling coauthor of Smoothies and Wraps (0-8118-1812-8)along with her sister Sara, who are the owners of Thymes Two Catering in San Francisco.

Mary Corpening Barber is the best-selling coauthor of Smoothies and Wraps (0-8118-1812-8)along with her sister Sara, who are the owners of Thymes Two Catering in San Francisco.

E.J. Armstrong is a Seattle-based photographer whose work has been published in Travel & Leisure and elsewhere.

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Super Smoothies: 50 Recipes for Health and Energy 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Kari38KC More than 1 year ago
The preview did not allow you to see any of the smoothie recipes. Once purchased, I realized this was specifically geared towards infant children, pregnant women, and specific ailments or health issues. A hang over smoothie, a "relationship" smoothie, etc., never will be using this e-book.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Yum. Finally invested in a good blender that could crush ice well. Now I have frozen fruits and vegetables (I finally meet my daily requirements) ready to make quick and filling smoothies. Super for winter fruits often lacking in sweetness. If diabetic or weight conscious, may prefer to add Stevia sweetner (always consult w/ your doctor first)instead of other sweeteners in recipes. Great ways to add tofu, nuts, and yogert into your diet. Introduction lists the benefits of adding various ingredients. Have found that drinking my breakfasts has even helped me loose 20 pounds! Great colorful photos and ideas. Easy to prepare. Yum. Yum. I'm buying a second copy for my parents.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been making my own smoothies for a short time now and was interested in learning new recipes after seeing the authors on TV. I liked the overall look of the book but was disappointed in the number of recipes compared to other smoothie books. Also, I wanted more information about adding natural herbs, vitamins and non-dairy products but didn't find that in this book.