Smoothies, Smoothies & More Smoothies!
Product Code: 40244
Binding Information: Hardback
Ages: Adult - All Ages
Availability: In stock
A mouthwatering collection for kids and grown-ups with an eye on health!
Here's a toast to the celestial smoothie—timeless classics like Orange-Ginger Delight; yummy health boosters, such as Very Berry Vanilla, Minty Watermelon, and Pomegranate Punch; sweet treats with chocolate, and cocktail hour delights with a spike. This mouthwatering collection, whipped up by two chefs expert in the art of healthy, delicious cooking, offers drinks to please every palate.
The fun begins with a blender, ice, and assorted other ingredients—fruits, vegetables, nuts, granola, yogurt, ice cream, or almost any other favorite. Basic, easy-to-follow instructions on using the blender, getting the right texture, and maintaining the right proportion between solids, liquids, and frozen components help assure a perfect result.
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Publishers Weekly - April 1, 2011Those with a soft spot for smoothies will find this collection of 100 blended drinks an indispensable reference. Grouped into themes, the duo put their blenders to the test, whipping up drinks for all occasions. Though the book leans heavily on bananas and yogurt, those averse to either ingredient will enjoy options like Orange Ginger Delight and Persimmon Protein Punch, which uses tofu and soy milk in lieu of yogurt. Substitutions are suggested, except in one puzzling case; readers may want to consider swapping the recommended brown sugar often employed for white. The veggie selections veer toward savory with the expected (gazpacho) and the challenging (Perfectly Pesto, a "salad in a glass"). Kids with blender skills will be able to whip up simple treats like Lovingly Lemon (a lemon popsicle, chopped pineapple, and pineapple juice) and the Nutty Nut (Nutella, banana ice cream, milk and pecans) with minimal supervision. And those who like their blended drinks with a kick will appreciate the many options, including Whisky-A-Cho-Co, a combination of chocolate ice cream, whisky, chocolate chips, and chili flakes. Packed with as much fruit as information; readers, start your blenders.
A Patchwork of Books - May 23, 2011I also was able to try out a few smoothie recipes from Smoothies, Smoothies, & More Smoothies by Leah Shomron & Hani Borovsky. We drink a lot of smoothies in the Snow household and I knew we would have fun trying out these!
The CinnaApple Almond was smooth and tasty...reminded me of fall! I like that there weren't a whole lot of ingredients to add and I was looking for a chance to try almond butter anyways. Yum! Nice for a meal replacement or for some extra protein. The almond butter probably takes the calorie count way up, but the smoothie will definitely fill you up!
Light 'n' Peachy wasn't my favorite, but if I did a simple swap next time, I think it would end up much more appealing to me. The recipe calls for both peaches and apricots and the apricots ended up making the smoothie have a bit of a bitter aftertaste. Too bitter for me. I think I would stick with just the peaches next time.
The Lovingly Lemon was my favorite of the 3 I tried. The lemon and pineapple were a great combo and the smoothie was refreshing after a workout. You could even add some rum into this one for a party.
I do wish each smoothie had some nutrition facts included, even if it were just fat, calories, and protein. I use smoothies as meal replacements a lot and I want to make sure I'm getting everything I need .
I did really appreciate that there was a photo for almost every smoothie recipe and the section on how to choose ingredients for your smoothies. Very helpful!
SO, now I expect you all that aren't at BEA to run off and be inspired to bake and use your blender! If you would like any of the recipes I mentioned, shoot me an email and I'll be happy to help you out!
Thanks to the wonderful folks at Charlesbridge that sent me these cookbooks to review!