The New Green Smoothie Diet Review & Giveaway

The New Green Smoothie Diet by Hilary Greenleaf talks about the benefits of green smoothies and gives recipes and tips on making them. It goes over detoxifying the body, how to achieve increased energy levels, and how to incorporate green smoothies into a weight loss plan.

The chapters include recipes for
  • Weight loss
  • Detoxifying the body
  • Increase energy
  • Fight heart disease
  • Prevent certain cancers
  • Boost immune system
  • Protect against diabetes
  • Healthy skin and hair

I've tried juicing before and have found that I like it. I am not a huge vegetable person and this is a great way to get more vegetables in my body than I normally would. But, I wasn't a huge fan of all the cleanup and prep work that you have to do for the juicer. So when Hilary sent me an email asking to review her new book and host a giveaway for my readers I decided to jump on the offer. I know that a few of you have discussed juicing and this is a great solution without having to buy a fancy juicer. I have tried a few recipes from this book so far and I can't wait to try more. This book is a starter for green smoothies. Hilary gives you tips for making your own smoothies that are geared towards your needs with the ingredients that you love.

When I saw the energizing drink in the book, I decided it would be my first test victim. I tend to drink coffee in the mornings before work because if I don't, I don't usually get my motor running until about 2 hours in and even then I am scolding myself for skipping my caffeine fix. So I was pretty surprised when I skipped the coffee and brought a smoothie to work instead and found myself wide awake and peppy... and I am never peppy in the morning. This smoothie sort of reminded me of the ones you would get at a fancy smoothies bar. I couldn't taste the spinach or the avocado but the smoothie was thick and very berry-y. :oP

Morning Zing Smoothie
  • 1 orange, peeled and seeded
  • 1/2 lime, peels and seeded
  • 1 c. spinach
  • 1 large banana
  • 1/2 c. blueberries (frozen or fresh)
  • 1/2 avocado, pitted
  • 2 c. water
  1. Blend everything in the blender until there are no chunks.

Now onto the fun stuff! Hilary was nice enough to offer not one but FIVE electronic copies of her book!

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Mary Bergfeld said...

Thanks for sharing this with us. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

kygal said...

This smoothie sounds wonderful and so nice to know you can't taste the "greens." I'm definitely going to have to give this a try and certainly hope to win a copy.

Mary (yes, another one...LOL)

Lisa @ Flour Me With Love said...

This sounds wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

Joanne said...

I'm supposed to be reviewing this book soon also but can't decide what to make! This morning smoothie sounds like the perfect way to start your day!

Miriam said...

Sounds wonderful :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

wilma2389 said...

I am really interested in trying Green Smoothies. We make fruit smoothies a lot at our house and I am ready to branch out.

wilma2389 said...

Ready to try some Green Smoothies

Tes283 said...

Yes, my son introduced green smoothies to me last week and I thought it was very good.

Cathy C said...

yes i love them!

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Elleah said...

I've never tried them but they look like they're great!

puye said...

I have never tried this

Jessie said...

I've never tried green smoothies before but I have chronic fatigue and my husband would like to lose weight - so they sound like a terrific solution!!!

Thanks for the giveaway!


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