The Green Smoothie Bible
The Green Smoothie Bible – 300 Delicious Recipes
By Kristine Miles
SUPERFOODS IN EVERY SIP
You know a daily diet rich in fruits and vegetables can maximize your health and well-being. But did you know that drinking a smoothie every day made from fruits and vegetables can dramatically increase the amount of life-saving nutrients your body takes in?
• Lose Weight
• Detoxify the Body
• Increase Energy
• Fight Heart Disease
• Prevent Diabetes, Depression and Certain Cancers
• Boost the Immune System
• Improve Skin and Hair
More than 300 inviting recipes in The Green Smoothie Bible show how to combine leafy green vegetables and delicious, antioxidant-rich fruits into the most nutritious drinks imaginable—leaving you healthy and feeling amazing inside and out.
About the Author
Kristine Miles is a health professional with over 15 years' experience. She is passionate about life-long learning, plant based nutrition and living a low toxic lifestyle. Her mission is 'to promote health and wellbeing, through empowering others to lead lives free of chemicals and full of real, delicious food'. Kristine works full time as a physiotherapist in private practice, is a part time cooking demonstrator, and blogger. She is happily married and lives on Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia.
PART ONE - About Green Smoothies
What Are Green Smoothies?
What Goes into a Green Smoothie?
What’s the Big Deal About Greens?
Greens for Salads and Smoothies
Sprouts and Microgreens
And What About Herbs?
To Juice or Blend?
The History of Blending
What About a Blender?
The Protein Myth
Crazy About Carbs
So Why Are Green Smoothies Good for Blood Sugar?
Should Fats Go in a Green Smoothie?
What Are the Different Kinds of Fats?
How Do Fats Affect Digestion?
Can Green Smoothies Help with Weight Loss?
Diets with Three or Four Phases
Raw Food Diet
The Importance of Variety
Superfoods in Green Smoothies
Deep Green Alkalising Superfood
PART TWO - Green Smoothie Recipes
Bones and Joints
Bone- and Joint-Friendly Recipes
High-Fiber Recipes to Really Get Things Moving!
Green Smoothies High in Soluble Fiber
Recipes to Optimize Cardiovascular Health
Cellular Health–Boosting Recipes
Good Blood Sugar
Recipes for Blood-Sugar Maintenance
Recipes to Aid Weight Loss
Antiaging Recipes to Start Turning Back the Clock!
Mood-Enhancing Green Smoothies
Fertility and Maternal Health
Pre-Conception and Pregnancy
Recipes for Before and During Pregnancy
Babies and Children
Children over 2 Years Old
Banana-less Green Smoothies
Banana-less Spring Recipes
Banana-less Summer Recipes
Banana-less Autumn Recipes
Banana-less Winter Recipes
Fussy About Fruit
Blended Green Juices
Blended Juice Recipes
Simple and Stunning
Simple Smoothie Recipes
Nut and Seed Milks
While visiting a girlfriend in the United Kingdom last year, I made a green smoothie for her 18-month-old daughter. Little Alice was fascinated by the whirring of the blender and the evolving bright green liquid. I placed a small cup in her willing hands, and as she tasted the smooth green liquid for the very first time, she relished it—and so did much of her face.
I wasn’t lucky enough to discover green smoothies at 18 months of age, but I believe I reached a high point in my digestively challenged journey at 33 years. In seeking improved health and well-being, I read many books, researched online, visited health professionals, experimented with different ways of eating, and experienced many “aha!” moments along the way. I removed wheat and dairy from my diet, and ultimately all gluten-containing foods, got rid of coffee, reduced the amount of sugar, returned to a vegetarian diet, discovered raw foods, and finally came upon green smoothies!
I lead a busy life as a full-time physiotherapist along with running two other home-based businesses, writing, and being a wife to my best friend, Ben. People ask me where I get my energy and I believe it’s partly attitude, as I am a persistent, committed, and optimistic person. I also eat a clean, unprocessed diet. I don’t consume foods that disagree with me, I eat a high proportion of raw plant-based foods, and I drink a green smoothie every morning without fail. Whether I am up early or late, traveling or at home, a green smoothie is a must for me as it is for my husband. Just 16 ounces or 2 cups (500 mL) sees me through to lunchtime with ease, with no blood sugar dips. It’s easy to digest in the morning and so very convenient. In 3 to 4 minutes I have a smoothie prepped and made, and the blender cleaned, and if I am in a hurry, the smoothie is easy to transport to work in a glass jar.
In 2007 I built a website devoted to green smoothies. What started as an opportunity to share what I had learned, and to post some of my favorite recipes and photos, became a much bigger deal, with thousands of hits and wonderfully supportive feedback from people ranging from novices to experienced green smoothie drinkers. Now I am thrilled and so very grateful to turn my passion and hobby into The Green Smoothie Bible, which contains everything you need to know about green smoothies, including what they are, how they benefit your body, and, of course, all the recipes you need to get going.
Warm and green regards,