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Book Review The Healthy Juicer’s Bible

The healthy juicer's bible

Today, I am delighted to present my book review of The Healthy Juicer’s Bible: Lose Weight, Detoxify, Fight Disease, and Live Long by Farnoosh Brock as promised in my previous post. Farnoosh is someone I greatly admire. She is loving, inspiring and always thinks I Can. I mean, she thinks I Can! I am glad I have gotten into the juicing habit and am quite happy about it.

I was first introduced to juicing as a child. I’ve always enjoyed salads, raw vegetables and fruits. In fact, my favorite snack is a juicy tomato. As I grew up, fruit juices were a regular feature at home. Besides this, the juice of the bitter gourd, ginger, lemon,  carrots, radish were all home remedies for many ailments. Bitter gourd was especially good for weight management. Neem juice was good for stomach problems. Fruits were our main snacks thanks to a family that believed in healthy living.

The funny thing is, I am not much of a juice drinker. I would much rather eat my fruits and vegetables. Yet, I do know that juices are healthy, convenient and sometimes, recommended when the body cannot process the fiber in the fruit or vegetable.

I have been reading about green juicing a lot, lately.  And so I decided to jump right in myself. A few months later,  I came across Farnoosh’s Green Juicing Clinic which sounded fascinating. I found her newsletters full of tips and recipes and I enthusiastically tried quite a few. While I haven’t been on what they call a “juice fast”, I’ve certainly been enjoying the once a day nourishing juice, invariably made of onion, carrot, radish, spinach or whatever veg of the day is juiceable – and a dash of pepper.

When I heard Farnoosh was working on her book The Healthy Juicer’s Bible: Lose Weight, Detoxify, Fight Disease, and Live Long my first reaction was “Wow!” and I coveted the book even before its launch. She offered me a review copy and I was naturally delighted.

 

The Healthy Juicer’s Bible by Farnoosh Brock

The healthy juicer's bible

This is a delightfully written, beautifully illustrated comprehensive juicing guide that is full of juicing recipes.  I know that Farnoosh has been a passionate green juicer for a few years now and she has packed in all she knows along with her discoveries and best tips into it.

To quote the Amazon description, “She gives you the good, the bad, and the ugly so you can make smart and informed decisions as you learn how to heal your body and return it to harmony using healthy plants from your farmer’s market, garden, or produce aisle.”

Farnoosh also answers a number of valid questions such as how people with sensitive stomachs can adapt to green juicing, how to stay motivated when the initial shine wears off and how to stay faithful to green juicing. The book includes nutritional information and the benefits of juicing, making it a great companion for those keen on healthy living.

What to Expect from The Healthy Juicer’s Bible?

A total walk-through on all the nitty gritty details of juicing for the beginner and advanced juicer.
50 juicing recipes including delicious pulp recipes (who said you must throw away the pulp, darling?)
How to improvise, modify and create your own original recipes.
All facets of juice fasts, detox and cleansing.
How to build juicing as a sexy smart habit in your life.

Why I love The Healthy Juicer’s Bible

I am thrilled to say that The Healthy Juicer’s Bible totally lives up to its name – when the word “bible” is in a book’s title, expectations run high and I say that if you care even a little about your health, this book is a must-have on your shelf – that shelf where you keep all your frequently referred books.

I do have a confession to make, though. In spite of knowing that juicing is good for health, I was a little skeptical, fueled by a little laziness. But Farnoosh makes everything sound so easy and fun and I was motivated to make the effort. I was pleasantly surprised to feel energized and this helped me continue juicing. The book is very specific with detailed information on WHY and how to get started.

Farnoosh also shows you how to choose a juicer. Naturally, with anything one does in the kitchen, being organized is key and there are step by step instructions to do this. As I write this, I am drooling thinking of the vegetable, fruit and veg+fruit blend recipes described.

We all tend to get excited about a new habit, but keeping it going requires motivation and Farnoosh gently shows you how to keep juicing. My favorite parts of the book are:

  • shopping for ingredients – I love to visit the vegetable market
  • the lovely quotes
  • the juice fast, more like a Juice Feast to me!
  • the attractive photos which are a visual treat

If you are tired of sweating it out at the gym and feel frustrated about that weighing scale refusing to budge past the point where you got started, if you long for a healthy way to manage your weight and feel energized on an ongoing basis, this book is for you.

Learn how to juice, go on a detox fast and build the juicing habit. 

And enjoy the benefits!

Once again, I have to mention the fabulous photos in the book. Visual motivation works for me, and that alone would be enough to keep me inspired! Not to mention the pleasure of preparing the juice!

The healthy juicer's bible spine

The Healthy Juicer’s Bible: Lose Weight, Detoxify, Fight Disease, and Live Long by Farnoosh Brock is available on Amazon.

Hardcover: 288 pages with 50 color photographs
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing; 1 edition (March 6, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1620874032
ISBN-13: 978-1620874035

Connect with Farnoosh Brock on Facebook and enjoy daily inspiration.

Visit her website and sign up for her free 21-step confidence building series.

More about Farnoosh here

 Just one more thing, please:

An announcement:

I am super-excited to announce that Farnoosh Brock has turned her 12-year corporate experience and career expertise into a FREE course to show you how to get promoted, move up the corporate ladder, and get the money you deserve.

This one isn’t for entrepreneurs, so it’s not another “find your passion” or “quit your job and start your dream business” kinda thing at all. It’s for the rest of society: Employees!

This program shows people exactly how to navigate the mysterious corporate landscape, how to stop killing themselves with ‘busy work’ and how to actually get promoted and make the money they deserve. Learn the little-known tips that your employer wants you to know but can’t exactly tell you.

So if you are frustrated about not being promoted, learn what you may be doing wrong and start doing the right stuff by signing up for her free course here at: http://www.fasttrackpromotion.com

Sign up for Crack the Code to Get Promoted today and get on the fast track to promotion!

Disclosure: The link to The Healthy Juicer’s Bible and Green Juicing Clinic are affiliate links.  Affiliate commissions, if any, go towards supporting my local welfare home and other charities I support.

Question for you:

What do you think of green juicing?  Do you practice it? Got tips? Please share!

Question for Farnoosh? Please ask in the comments.

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28 Comments

  • Reply
    Farnoosh
    August 16, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    Oh Vidya!! You know, your first real book (ebooks don’t count in the real world so I’ve stopped counting them) is such your baby and it warms my heart that you enjoyed it as much as you did. Thank you so much for writing this and sharing the message of juicing and healing with juices with the world. You are a gem. A big deep bow of gratitude to you my dear friend.

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      Vidya Sury
      August 16, 2013 at 9:45 pm

      It is my privilege, Farnoosh. I am so glad I have this book as a companion on my stay fit journey! :-)Hugs!Thanks for your lovely words!
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    Philip V Ariel
    August 16, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    Hi Vidya,
    Thanks for the review of a wonderful and useful book.
    The intro talks volumes, thanks again for introducing a wonderful and prolific writer of health related tips, I am so glad to join in this group Juicers!!!
    I had the impression that if take juice only the fiber content will miss, but I am sure the section mentioned here talks…50 juicing recipes including delicious pulp recipes (who said you must throw away the pulp, darling?)will remove that impression.
    Best Regards
    Thanks Vidya and Farnoosh
    Phil
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      Vidya Sury
      August 17, 2013 at 11:55 pm

      Thanks for your comment, Philip! I do hope you enjoy juicing and feel refreshed and energized. If you happen to get the book, do let me know how you liked it!
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    Elle
    August 17, 2013 at 6:10 am

    We are green smoothie drinkers in our house Vidya…loving kale, spinach and flat leafed celery with mango.

    Sounds like this is another route to better health. Thanks for sharing and putting us in touch with Farnoosh and her book.

    e-hugs
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      Vidya Sury
      August 18, 2013 at 12:00 am

      Yummy, Elle! I am very fond of smoothies, though I must admit a solo ripe mango is just bliss! Great route to good health!

      Hugs!
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    Cathy Taughinbaugh
    August 17, 2013 at 10:44 am

    Great review VIdya. I’ve used The Healthy Juicer’s Bible: Lose Weight, Detoxify, Fight Disease, and Live Long and really love the recipes. Green juicing is a great habit to get into.
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      Vidya Sury
      August 17, 2013 at 11:59 pm

      🙂 I remember, Cathy! Thank you for your comment. I love juicing too!
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    Barbara
    August 17, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    Lovely review, Vidya
    I haven’t tried juicing yet, I have bought the book and am keen to give it a try.
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      Vidya Sury
      August 17, 2013 at 5:25 pm

      How wonderful Barbara! I think you’re going to love the book. The very thought of all the veg going in is a healthy one! I’d love to know how you are doing!

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    My Inner Chick
    August 17, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    Juicing is huge here right now…but people are too busy / lazy to blend their own, so they go to ‘shake shops.’ My daddy goes everyday and orders one w/ peanut-butter, flax seed, and chai. Yes. they are expensive.

    Love you more than chai tea. XXxxxx
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      Vidya Sury
      August 17, 2013 at 11:57 pm

      It is the same here, Kim! Buying it is very expensive. Making it at home is healthier and inexpensive.

      Love you more than my favorite juice – Tomato.
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    Corinne Rodrigues
    August 18, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    I really haven’t tried juicing at home, Vidya. I know when I went to Jindal’s Nature Cure, I was on a fruit and juice diet. I found however that this cannot and must not be sustained. I’m sure Farnoosh’s recipes would make good add-ons to an already healthy diet.
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      Vidya Sury
      August 18, 2013 at 4:26 pm

      As far as juice fasts go, they are for limited periods, naturally. Juicing on a regular basis makes a great supplement to a decent diet. (I say decent, because God knows my diet is not perfect!) Living on juices, uh uh. 🙂 At Jindal, did they focus on specific fruits or vegs? Thanks for chiming in!

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    richmiraclefiles
    August 18, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    Hi Vidya
    Green Juicing sounds such a novelty ,i think its worth a try.Especially after reading the benefits of fruit and veg juices.Even the bitter gourd juice has such great contribution to weight loss.
    Thanks
    Mona
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    richmiraclefiles
    August 18, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    Hi Vidya
    Thanks for introducing healthy juicing in a new light along with the benefits of the Bible of juicing by Farnoosh
    Thanks
    Mona
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      Vidya Sury
      August 26, 2013 at 10:23 am

      You’ll enjoy the book, Mona. I loved it so much I got over my laziness and made juicing a habit! Thank you for your comment!
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    privytrifles
    August 18, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    I thrive on juices though I have seldom tried my hand at making them myself,the description you have gvn of this book makes me want to try now 😀
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      Vidya Sury
      August 26, 2013 at 10:06 am

      I’d love to know your experiences, Privy! I can vouch for them, though. I used to feel lazy to make them, but now I find it therapeutic. Just a small shift in mental perspective 😀 Hugs!
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    Sandi Amorim
    August 18, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    This is still my go-to juicing book because it covers all aspects of juicing so well! Love Farnoosh’s work and have been a raving fan for a long time, so it’s lovely to see such a great post and review Vidya!
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    Vishnu
    August 19, 2013 at 8:54 am

    I love juices and drink a lot of them each day. Especially fruit ones with strawberries. They’re not only delicious but healthy Vidya. And so nutritious.

    The best part about Farnoosh’s book is how easily accessible to people who have no idea what juicing is. And as easy to read and follow along as her blog. Great review!

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      Farnoosh
      August 26, 2013 at 8:31 am

      Vishnu, I did not know that – so glad to hear you also juice. Strawberry juice is served in heaven, I am sure of it ;)!
      Thanks so much for the kind words. Vidya is too kind and you are even kinder. Longevity to both of you!
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      Vidya Sury
      August 26, 2013 at 10:09 am

      Beautifully worded comment, Vishnu, thank you! I love the instant rush of happiness with I enjoy a juice. Ah, I am not fond of the strawberry flavor (yes, really!) Farnoosh’s book is fabulous!
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    Gael
    March 7, 2014 at 12:30 am

    Hey Vidya, how is this book compared to the 92 day juicing cleanse method? I’m considering buying one but I’m not sure which one. Which one would you recomend?
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    Edgar
    August 12, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    Hi Vidya,I want to buy this book and to try new variety juices every day my favorite is Strawberry and Pineapple juice.I really like to buy juice from shops but I think making juice in home will be more healthy as compared to shop.

    Thanks for sharing this post!!!

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