N is a natural for nature. The word “natural” always makes me think of health and today, I am thrilled to introduce you to my friend and best-selling author, Farnoosh Brock’s second gorgeous book “The Healthy Smoothie Bible: Lose Weight, Detoxify, Fight Disease, and Live Long“.
I absolutely enjoyed and reviewed Farnoosh’s first book “The Healthy Juicer’s Bible” a few months ago and soon after, when she mentioned working on another book, I thought, wow! Now, she’s the sort who is blessed with focus and in turn, I am fortunate to have received an advance review digital copy of her second book, The Healthy Smoothie Bible where she talks about easy-to-make healthy delicious smoothies made from all-natural ingredients.
The Healthy Smoothie Bible
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing (April 22, 2014)
No shopping at fancy health food stores, no going organic. In fact, just healthy living with your normal every day shopping on a decent budget. That’s the USP of this book.
Whether you are a smoothie-newbie or a smoothie-pro, you’ll fall in love with this book. You can choose to read the book from page one, or just skip over to the recipe index and then come back to the valuable information via the step by step guide on the preparation and set up process.
The Healthy Smoothie Bible is an excellent reference that inspires you to create variety to keep you hooked to your smoothie habit.
“When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use. When diet is right, medicine is of no need” ~Ayurvedic Proverb
The book begins with a good dose of inspiration where Farnoosh shares her personal journey from not being happy with her body image to choosing a healthy and natural lifestyle without going on fad diets. She explains how she switched to green juicing and then to green smoothies. The point to note is, besides green juicing and green smoothies, she also enjoys solid food.
The Healthy Smoothie Bible is full of practical information for anyone interested in getting started on smoothies. It has 108 delicious recipies with tips to create your own.
What can you expect from the book?
- A very convincing introduction to smoothies – it will have you hooked
- How smoothies can redefine your health and beauty
- The health benefits of a smoothie lifestyle
- Smoothies or Juices?
- About dairy free smoothies
- Smoothies as meal replacements or snacks
- The 101 on Ingredients
- All you need to know about greens and fruits for your smoothies
- Creating the liquid base for your smoothie
- Matching flavors
- What to avoid including in your smoothie
- Equipment recommendations
- Choosing a blender
- How to shop, wash, store and plan ahead
- The step by step guide to making your smoothie
- Recipes from Farnoosh, plus user-contributed recipes
- A smoothie beauty detox and cleanse plan
- A handy recipe index at the end where you can find what you need quickly
In short, The Healthy Smoothie Bible is just what the name suggests.
Filled with delightfully attractive photos that made me drool, the book is a great inspiration to heal your body and get on the path to healthy living.
What I like about the book is this: just about anyone can start the smoothie habit without stressing over counting calories or finding fancy ingredients. If you have access to a grocery store, veggies, fruits and greens and a blender, you are all set.
The main reason this book appeals to me: Farnoosh practices what she preaches. Her updates are there to see for anyone who follows her on Facebook where she keeps her community engaged. Also, as a diabetic, smoothies make a great in-between meals snack for me, especially now, when the weather is warm enough to melt us.
“It is easier to change a man’s religion than to change his diet.”~ Margaret Mead
If you believe that health is wealth, The Healthy Smoothie Bible makes for a great guide. That we must eat healthy including fiber and raw foods in our diet is something we all know – and smoothies can fit into just about any kind of diet and lifestyle. Who wouldn’t want a tasty way to lose weight and stay healthy?
Farnoosh recommends adopting smoothies as a lifestyle and a habit where you crave for the healthy stuff. And she shows you how to stay motivated when your enthusiasm starts to wear off. What can be better than that?
About Farnoosh Brock
Farnoosh Brock is the founder of Prolific Living. She is a published author, speaker, business coach, podcaster, social media enthusiast and an expert green juicer who left a nearly 12-year successful career to start her own media and publishing company, Prolific Living Inc. She is passionate about showing you how to define your own freedom in first your health and then your career. She infuses her love of green juicing and green smoothies, Ashtanga yoga, writing, photography, languages, and world travel into her brand and inspires you to pursue your dreams and your creative genius. Visit her website. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter. Watch her on YouTube.
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Day 14 of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge
N is for Natural and it is a book review of the lovely “The Healthy Smoothie Bible” by Farnoosh Brock.
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