Sunday 25 May 2014

Book ~ "365 Skinny Smoothies: Delicious Recipes to Help You Get Slim and Stay Healthy Every Day of the Year" (2014) Daniella Chace

From Goodreads ~ A smoothie a day keeps the fat away. So go on. Blend your way to skinny.

Forget those 700-calorie "healthy" smoothies you've been drinking. Daniella Chace, nutritionist and bestselling author of Smoothies for Life!, has whipped up 365 recipes that will kick-start your weight loss with daily doses of delicious, medicinally potent superfood smoothies. 

Organized by season and month, each of these 365 smoothie recipes is a satisfying blend of whole foods that are rich in nutrients that help you shed body fat. Powerhouse ingredients - such as pomegranate juice, chia seeds, green tea and cocoa powder - will boost your metabolism, increase fat-fighting enzymes and even curb your appetite And with names like Tulsi Avocado Cream, Green Lushy, Svelte Synergy and The Violet TuTu, you'll be sipping your way to increased muscle and reduced fat while your taste buds - and waistline - rejoice. 

This book caught my eye because I start every day with a shake/smoothie ... protein powder, Greens+ Multi+, fish oil, frozen berries and water.  I thought it would be interesting to get some other suggestions.  I liked the fact that the focus is on recipes to get you slim and stay healthy.

The author starts by providing nutrition secrets for losing weight with smoothies (minimizing sugar, adding protein, glass is better than plastic, buying organic, sweetening with fibre, etc.).  The next chapter has a list of the essential weight loss smoothie ingredients ... like almond milk, bananas, berries, chia seeds, hemp seeds, protein powders, etc.  There is a description of their goodness and then how to prepare and store them.  Then what follows are 365 recipes for smoothies ... one for every day of the year.  They are organized by ingredients to make shopping easier and by season so you'll be using ingredients that are in season.  Nutritional information such as calories, carbs, fibreand protein are included along with culinary tips.

I read this book on my ereader ... this would be a book I'd want a hard copy for ease of reference.

If you are into smoothies, you should check it out ... they sound delicious yet healthy!

1 comment:

Masshole Mommy said...

I love a good smoothie!