We have another great giveaway for you! This one is for a copy of this fabulous book: The New Green Smoothie Diet Solution. The author, Elizabeth Swann (who is a total sweetheart!) contacted me a few weeks ago and asked if I would review her book. She agreed to do a giveaway as well so one of you lucky readers will receive a paperback copy of her book.
I assure you, you will not be disappointed by this book. I was really excited to read it as I have been incorporating more fruits and veggies into both my diet and that of my 10 month old daughter. This book could not have come at a better time for me. It was an easy read, and an interesting one at that. It follows a lot of my beliefs (such as the benefits of buying organic produce) and it is full of great recipes! I actually read the entire thing one afternoon while my baby was napping. And I’ve gone back to reference several sections numerous times since. I was pleasantly surprised at how many recipes this book has, and its broken into different areas: smoothies for detox, smoothies for weight loss, etc.
Now you must keep an open mind when trying your first few smoothie recipes. Broccoli in a smoothie? Say what? I would never have thought to add something like broccoli to a smoothie. Kale, yes. Spinach, yes. Dandelion greens? ummm…what? But guess what? My favorite smoothie recipe was one with broccoli! And I didn’t even taste the broccoli! By pairing it with berries, it masks the broccoli flavor but you are still getting all those great nutrients. I even gave some of this smoothie to my husband and he drank it all up, as did our daughter.
For the next week, I busily went about trying as many smoothies from this book as I could. Some I liked more than others, some I absolutely loved! I have now even turned my husband into a lover of green smoothies, which I didn’t think would ever happen.
I even went on Amazon and bought one of the author’s other books: 3 Day Green Smoothie Detox: The Faster, Better, Stronger Weight Loss Plan
I really enjoyed this one too as it was full of completely different recipes than the first book, and this one goes into a lot more detail on how to do a healthy detox.
All in all, I was thrilled with both the authors books, and I highly recommend them. If you’d like to be entered into the contest to win a copy of The New Green Smoothie Diet Solution, please enter below. Good luck! 🙂
This may be helpful for some of you looking to buy organic products (at the best prices) that are used in the recipes:
Dandelion Greens (I really enjoyed these and used them in countless smoothies), a large bunch will cost about $2.49 and completely worth it! You will get many smoothies out of one bunch.
Kale, frozen cherriers, frozen blueberries, and any other fruit or veggie you can’t find anywhere else organic, but keep in mind their prices are usually higher.
Apples, bananas, spinach, oranges, frozen strawberries, frozen blueberries. Also: Chia Seeds and Goji Berries
Carrots, raspberries, frozen broccoli (excellent deals here – I go out of my way to here just to stock up on the frozen organic broccoli and raspberries!)
About the Book:
Introducing a simple, affordable, mouth-watering way to improve your health from the inside out. The “Green Smoothie diet Solution” gives you a simple, immediate and complete blueprint you can start using today to achieve new levels of health and well being!
Expensive equipment Not Required! Hard to find exotic fruits and vegetables, Not Essential! And as a bonus, you’ll spend less than you normally would at the supermarket, while enjoying all of the nutritious benefits of deliciously tasty green smoothies.
About the Author:
Elizabeth Swann (Miller) has over 10 years of experience as a practicing Naturopath (ND) specializing in healing through nutrition. She has degrees both in Psychology and Naturopathy. As a person struggling with overweight throughout her childhood, teens and early 20’s, Elizabeth decided to take charge, take stock and start making changes in her life for the better.
Her experiences with thousands of clients and her own personal experiences have led her to become an author. Her goal is to educate as many people as possible about the healing powers of food and how to easily incorporate these changes into daily life.
My favourite smoothie ingredient is blueberries.
This is so cool! I just started trying to make smoothies this week for afternoon snacks, but I would love to learn more. I definitely would rather have a smoothie than juice, because smoothies preserve all the good fiber in the fruits and veggies. So far my favorite thing to add in is ground pistachios:)
Aunesty Janssen says
I need to try this Jess. I love Broccoli, but I am not too sure about it in my smoothie….