It’s hard to believe that we are three months into 2016. Spring is less than one week away on the calendar. How are your health resolutions going? Do you need a kickstart? Juice Guru: Transform Your Life by Adding One Juice a Day by Steve and Julie Prussack is all you need to provide versatility into your daily juicing routine while 200 Best Smoothie Bowl Recipes by Alison Lewis is a wonderful collection of healthy smoothie bowl recipes that you can prepare for breakfast. (We’re giving away a copy of each of these books to a lucky reader…see giveaway details below.)
Juice Guru: Transform Your Life by Adding One Juice a Day by Steve & Julie Prussack
Whether you are new to juicing or just want to take your juicing to the next level, you will probably want Juice Guru on your kitchen shelf. Juice Guru contains a wide variety of juice recipes broken down into Cleansing Juices, Power Green Juices, Root and Veggie Juices, Superfood Tonics and Elixirs, Quick and Easy Juices, Juices Kids Love, as well as Delicious Smoothies. So no matter what you’re looking for in a juice, Juice Guru has you covered.
Juice Guru is not just a collection of juicing recipes. The book explains why juicing is beneficial, includes case stories of people who have noticed improved health and energy from juicing, why fresh juices are better than smoothies and the best types of juicers to buy. There are also 16 colour photos of juice recipes to inspire you. See the Strawberry Acai recipe from Juice Guru below.
200 Best Smoothie Bowl Recipes by Alison Lewis
In addition to your juicing regimen, you can add smoothie bowls to boost your daily nutrient intake. 200 Best Smoothie Bowl Recipes by Alison Lewis features a wide variety of smoothy bowls to be enjoyed at breakfast. These smoothie bowl recipes feature ingredients such as blueberries, strawberries, peaches, bananas, beets, kale, avocado, steel-cut oats, Greek yogourt, coconut milk, almond milk, protein powder and chia seeds. The recipes are easy to follow and they are accompanied by several full-page colour photos.
Strawberry Açai Recipe from Juice Guru
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Makes about 2 cups (500 mL)
Sweet strawberries and tart orange perfectly balance the mild-tasting Swiss chard in this yummy smoothie, and açai raises its nutritional value to a new level (see Juice Guru’s Tip, below). Swiss chard delivers an abundance of provitamins A and K, potassium, and decent amounts of vitamin C, magnesium and manganese. This smoothie will help to regulate blood sugar, promote good bone health and provide antioxidant support.
1 1⁄2 cups strawberries (fresh or frozen)
3 oranges, peeled and quartered
3 stalks celery
3 cups firmly packed chopped Swiss chard leaves
2 tbsp organic açai berry powder
1. In a blender, combine strawberries, oranges, celery, Swiss chard and açai powder. Blend at high speed until smooth. Serve immediately.
Juice Guru’s Tip
Açai berries contain an extraordinary amount of antioxidants that protect the tissues and cells of the body, as well as a wide array of phytonutrients, which makes it one of the most popular superfoods among health enthusiasts. Phytonutrients are natural chemicals found in all plant foods. Unlike vitamins and minerals, these phytochemicals don’t necessarily help keep us alive, but they may help prevent disease and keep the body working properly.
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