Smoothies and juices are simply delicious. I remember in college (IU in Bloomington IN) being introduced to my first smoothie. It was a peach nectar something or other, and oh so good. I would walk well out of my way (and scrape my change together) to treat myself to a peach smoothie every so often. Less often than I’d like!
So, when I had the opportunity to review Amy Roskelley’s new kid’s healthy smoothie cookbook, I jumped at the chance! Amy has done a wonderful job of compiling hundreds (literally) of smoothie and juice recipes. Some of the concoctions are straight up fruit-based, but many have a little “salad” thrown in. If you are curious about getting greens into the blender, this is the book for you.
There are several other things about this book which appeal to me:
Recipes by ingredient: In this case, organized by fruit or veggie. If you’re like me, there are many days I look up a recipe according to what I have on hand. In fact, I modify recipes I want to make based on what’s in the fridge or pantry. I love it when a cookbook organizes the index by ingredient, making it a very useful tool.
Very Cute Names: I appreciate the creativity that goes into creating namesakes. It’s not easy to come up with: Inspector Nectar, Bye-Bye Blackberry Pie and Sweet Pear Maiden. Lot’s of creativity here! The names alone make me want to rev up the blender– I suspect the names entice kids to drink them too!
A Variety of Useful Tips: From Time Saver Tips to DIY or Picky Eater advice, you will find a useful tip included with every recipe. You’re learning something and you may not even know it.
This week we tried Raspberry Rascals and Kickin’ Cantaloupe smoothies (photo of Care Bear taste-testing Kickin’ Cantaloupe smoothie–she’s a happy camper!).
I’d love to have tried the juices too, but I don’t have a juicer. If any of you know how to juice without a juicer, clue me in!
Here’s the recipe for Raspberry Rascals (it was a huge hit—gone in seconds!)
Makes 4, 1-cup servings
1 cup iceberg lettuce
2 pints of raspberries
1 banana, peeled
½ cup rice milk
½ cup Greek-style yogurt
Place lettuce, raspberries, banana and rice milk in a blender. Blend until smooth. Add Greek yogurt and blend until smooth. **6 grams protein per ½ cup serving**
To celebrate Amy’s new book, I am giving away a copy to one lucky reader! So, take a minute to enter this giveaway—you’ll love this book—I know it!
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P.S. Maryann is giving the book away too over at Raise Healthy Eaters! Enter there to double up your chances of winning!
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