Simple Superfood Smoothies

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 27 Aug 2019

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This book surprised me with simplicity and with a lot of great recipes. I loved veggie mixes and fruit mix touches in this book. I would recommend this book for a bigginer. Great tips too!
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Great, simple recipes that my kids loved. A terrific addition to any cookbook collection. 

Many thanks to NetGalley, the publisher, and the author for my ARC. All opinions are my own.
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3 out of 5

**OMG!  I cannot believe that these reviews haven't been done!  I am so sorry they are so late!!!**
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With so many smoothie books on the market, this would have to be really good in order to stand out.  After all, there are only so many ways to make a decent and drinkable smoothie.  Surprisingly, there is a lot of info, great recipes, and it's all nicely presented.  With a focus on super foods (the trendy thing nowadays), it is also relevant.

The book breaks down as follows:  Introductory info; Part One: Superfood Base-ics (common berries, bananas, nuts and seeds, dark leafy greens, yogurt and kefir, avocado, beets, oats); Part Two: Superfood Boosts (cinnamon, cocoa, ginger, turmeric, green tea and matcha, pomegranate and acai, chia); Substitutions Cheat Sheet, Conversion Chart, The Dirty Dozen and Clean 15, Resources, References.

The introduction is very informative, with several pages on the basics, getting started, blending tips, prep tips, equipment recommendations, troubleshooting, what to do with extras, shopping and finding the best/most quality ingredients, options to save money, using and mixing superfoods, recommended superfood doses, best combinations, using the recipes to reap the benefits you want, and dairy info.  In all, quite comprehensive.

The layout of the book is clean and vibrant, with large colored text and each recipe taking up a single whole page.  Each page has the recipe name, some info/introductory info, benefits (e.g., anti-inflammatory or energy boost), servings and prep time, ingredients in bold type and between two red lines to stand out, then the steps in simple numbered paragraphs.  There are also options to power up the smoothie (e.g., add 1 cup of spinach for vitamins) and then calorie/fat/sugar/cabs/fiber/protein numbers.

There are only a few photographs but I don't feel they are as important in this type of recipe book - all smoothies typically end up in a glass and are only differentiated by color or perhaps texture. At the end of the book, you'll find the usual conversions and helpful information including substitution recommendations.

In all, I've enjoyed these recipes a lot and appreciated the time that went into compiling them as well as the introductory information. Reviewed from an advance reader copy provided by the publisher
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This is a great smoothie book. I'm not sure about the health aspect of the book, but for just making smoothies, and knowing the tricks and tips, this book is it.  There are many recipes to follow, and suggestions on how to change it up for yourself with the "Substitutions Cheat Sheet"

I like how the book was organized. The first chapters seem to me the more appealing and easy concept, while later they get into more complicated, such as Turmeric and Green Tea/Matcha.  I have yet to try any myself, but will definitely do so. I'm such a fan of this book that I will be looking to buy a copy when it comes out next week.
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I love smoothies. I wasn't sure if I'd learn anything new in a book like this. But I did! There are great tips and ideas for those new to smoothies and veteran smoothie makers. I appreciated the intros to each section. The author included enough information about each superfood without overwhelming those looking for recipes. Also, I very much appreciated the factual information without a lot of hype. As an RN and Holistic Health Coach, I'm very leery of too-good-to-be-true claims and am happy to report that this book doesn't have any. It has truth, simple tips, and fabulous recipes. A special thank you to the author from my kids (ages 5-12) who now have more variety in their Sunday Supper Smoothies. I had been in a bit of a rut.

I received a complimentary copy from the publisher through NetGalley. I was not required to give a positive review. The thoughts and opinions expressed here are entirely my own.
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I've just started to do smoothies as a way to increase my superfood intake and this book is a gem. It goes over what is needed, what each smoothie is good for, and gives you tips on how to improve your smoothie if you make it to watery, to green, or even too sweet among other things. It is filled with information on how to preserve your fruits and vegtables as well as how to use them best. I highly recommend this book for anyone who wants healthy delicious smoothies..

I would like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with a copy free of charge. This is my honest and unbiased opinion of it.
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So informative! The author really breaks down everything and tells the reader why to do things this way or add this and there’s even a section on trouble shooting if you’ve always been like me and had your smoothies then out unpalatable. I’ve already made a few from here and yum so good (I’ve even gotten my picky little to eat veggies! 🤫 don’t tell him)
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Thank you netgalley for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Really instructive and information packed smoothie recipes book. Not only does it offer tasty recipes but also tips on how to store, find, substitute, your fruits and veggies. Complete with nutritional value, superfoods in every recipe and the per serving information. Loved it and put it on my to buy list!
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