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Blended from fresh, natural, whole foods and juices, green smoothies help burn fat, promote immune and digestive system health, and rid your body of toxins.

The next best thing to a personal smoothie chef, this superb guide gives you 150 taste-tempting recipes to amp up your nutrition, satisfy your cravings, and cleanse your body. In it, you get:

Advice on combining ...

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Blended from fresh, natural, whole foods and juices, green smoothies help burn fat, promote immune and digestive system health, and rid your body of toxins.

The next best thing to a personal smoothie chef, this superb guide gives you 150 taste-tempting recipes to amp up your nutrition, satisfy your cravings, and cleanse your body. In it, you get:

Advice on combining ingredients and flavors into delicious green smoothies even kids will love.

Easy ideas for creating energizing green smoothies packed with protein to fuel the athlete in you.

Recipes for powerful superfood smoothies that increase your vitamin, mineral, and phytonutrient intake.

Tips for blending nutritionally dense, low-calorie weight-loss smoothies that leave you feeling satisfied.

Healing green smoothie and tonic recipes that boost your immunity and purify your body from the inside out.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781615641642
  • Publisher: Alpha Books
  • Publication date: 5/1/2012
  • Series: Complete Idiot's Guide Series
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 494,497
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Why Green Smoothies? 1

The Ideal Meal 1

The Perfect Meal for Busy Lifestyles 3

Chew On This! 3

Blending Is Brilliant 4

What You Eat Empowers You 5

Eat Real Food! 6

You Are Naturally Vibrant 7

The Whole Body System 8

The Importance of Colon Health 9

Ditch Your Digestive Issues 10

2 The Bountiful Benefits of Green Smoothies 13

Fantastic Fiber 13

Get Your Fill 15

The Detoxification Aid 16

Nutrients You Might Not Know About 16

Micro- Versus Macronutrients 11

Phytonutrients at a Glance 18

Phenols and Terpenes 19

Chlorophyll: The Secret to Optimum Health 20

Polysaccharides 21

Naturally Boost Your Immune System 21

Superhero Superfoods 22

Common Tonic and Medicinal Herbs 24

Go Green for Less 24

3 Making the Perfect Green Smoothie 27

Green Never Tasted So Good! 27

A Few Do's and Don'ts 28

Accommodating Your Blender 29

Go Organic! 29

Fueling the Athlete in You 30

Powerful Nutrition for a Powerful Body 31

What About Protein? 33

Healthy Smoothies, Healthy Kids 34

Growing Up on Greens 35

Hungiy for Nutrition 35

Setting the Trend for Healthy Eating 36

Having Fun Making Smoothies 37

Expanding Your Repertoire 38

Fantastic Fresh Juice 39

Nutty for Nut Milks 39

Easy Nut Milk 40

4 A Variety of Everyday Smoothies 43

Veggie Dill Smoothie 44

Blue Hazelnut Smoothie 45

Creamy Cantaloupe Smoothie 46

Green Tomato Smoothie 47

Fennel Fig Smoothie 48

Cacao Cream Smoothie 49

Banana Chia Smoothie 50

Clean Green Smoothie 51

Mediterranean Garden Smoothie 52

Blueberry Tart Smoothie 53

Green Gazpacho Smoothie 54

Sweet Lime Smoothie 55

Lemon Drop Smoothie 56

Blissful Berry Smoothie 51

Herb Garden Smoothie 58

5 Powerful Superfood Smoothies 59

Amazon Berry Smoothie 60

Nutty Maca Smoothie 61

Spirulina Spiral Smoothie 62

Superberry Hemp Smoothie 63

Pineapple Tart Smoothie 64

Brazilian Chocolate Smoothie 65

Liver Lovin' Smoothie 66

Powerful Pecan Smoothie 67

Potent Pine Smoothie 68

Matcha Magic Smoothie 69

Purple Peppermint Smoothie 70

Goji Goodness Smoothie 71

Cherry Cream Smoothie 72

Green Man Smoothie 73

Green Goddess Smoothie 74

Super Human Smoothie 75

6 Smoothies for Weight Loss 77

Wild Green Smoothie 19

Raspberry Recharge Smoothie 80

Cranberry Cooler Smoothie 81

Cucumber Crush Smoothie 82

Strawberry Fields Smoothie 83

Green Grapevine Smoothie 84

Wilder Cress Smoothie 85

Purely Energizing Smoothie 86

Feelin' Grape! Smoothie 81

Melon-Mint Julep Smoothie 88

Ginger Zinger Smoothie 89

Purely Pear Smoothie 90

Blueberry Buzz Smoothie 91

Citrus Squeeze Smoothie 92

Greener Grasses Smoothie 93

Liquid Garden Smoothie 94

7 Healing Smoothies 95

Green Sea Smoothie 96

Cleansing Cranberry Smoothie 91

Cleanse Master Smoothie 98

Pure Melon Smoothie 99

Digestive De-Stressor Smoothie 100

Amazing Enzyme Smoothie 101

Sweet Grass Smoothie 102

Dandy Detoxifier Smoothie 103

Cactus Cleanser Smoothie 104

Lemon Burst Smoothie 105

Ginger Gem Smoothie 106

Blood Builder Smoothie 107

Ginger Berry Smoothie 108

Mint Cooler Smoothie 109

Inner Rejuvenator Smoothie 110

Golden Grass Smoothie 111

8 Green Smoothie Tonics 113

Jamu Spice Smoothie 114

Pine Purifier Smoothie 115

Chai Charge Smoothie 116

Italian Tonic Smoothie 117

Sweet Heat Smoothie 118

Southern Soother Smoothie 119

Deep Detox Smoothie 120

Immunity-Building Smoothie 121

Jing Shen Smoothie 122

Royal Rooibos Smoothie 123

Total Tonic Smoothie 124

Cruciferous Cleanser Smoothie 125

Roots 'N' Fruits Smoothie 126

Chyawanyaprash Tea Smoothie 121

Rise 'N' Shine! Smoothie 128

9 Smoothies for Athletes 129

Maca Mover Smoothie 131

Perfect Protein Smoothie 132

Beaucoup Berries Smoothie 133

A'lotta Colada Smoothie 134

Clean Energy Smoothie 135

Cacao Kapow Smoothie! 136

Pumpin' Pumipkin Smoothie 137

Sunflower Salutation Smoothie 138

Mega Matcha Smoothie 139

Sunflower Power Smoothie 140

Pumping Iron Smoothie 141

Super Sesame Smoothie 142

Hemp Hummer Smoothie 143

Charged Up Chia Smoothie 144

Macho Mango Smoothie 145

Pump-kin Up! Smoothie 146

10 Kid-Friendly Smoothies 147

Shifting the Paradigm 148

Introducing Your Kids to Green Smoothies 148

Red Velvet Smoothie 150

Almond Milkshake Smoothie 151

Ultra Violet Smoothie 152

Coco Colada Smoothie 153

Orange Cream Smoothie 154

Chocolate Hazelnut Smoothie 155

Perfect Purple Smoothie 156

Raspberry Zing Smoothie 157

Green Lemonade Smoothie 158

Banana Berry Smoothie 159

Mango Monkey Smoothie 160

Mint Cookies 'N' Cream Smoothie 161

Berry Vanilla Smoothie 162

Chocolate Cherry Smoothie 163

Pineapple Punch Smoothie 164

Strawberries 'N' Cream Smoothie 165

11 Exotic Green Smoothies 167

Hawaiian Pineapple Guava Smoothie 168

German Nettle Mint Smoothie 169

Mesoamerican Sapote Smoothie 170

Mexican Prickly Pear Smoothie 171

Mexican Chia Tonic Smoothie 772

Turkish Sesame Rose Smoothie 773

Eastern Apricot Pistachio Smoothie 174

Indian Mango Lassi Smoothie 175

Indian Mango Mint Smoothie 176

Balinese Asam Kunyit Smoothie 177

Thai Basil Mango Smoothie 178

Thai Lychee Lemongrass Smoothie 179

Thai Pineapple Ginger Smoothie 180

Malaysian Mangosteen Smoothie 181

Indonesian Durian Smoothie 182


A Glossary 183

B Resources 193

Index 199

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  • Posted October 9, 2012

    Very good!

    Green smoothies is an excellent guide to a healthier and happier life. Getting a wide variety of fruits and vegetables in your diet can be a chore. Combining them into one delicious smoothie is easy. Even my kids love these recipes. This book has kickstarted me into eating healthier.

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