I am so excited to host my first giveaway of the year!
If you’re a regular RunCrissieRun reader, you know how much I love my green smoothies, so I’m really excited to review and host a giveaway for The Best Green Smoothies on the Planet! by Tracy Russell.
So here’s a breakdown of the book, because it’s not just recipes, ya know.
The first part of the book is broken into an intro and an entire chapters about why you should want green smoothies in your life! For many of us veteran green smoothie drinkers out there, the why may seem obvious, but if you’re new to the idea or have a family member you’d like to convert to the goodness of green drinks, then this is a good chapter for that!
There’s a whole chapter on how to make the perfect green smoothie also. From tools (not everyone has a $500 blender) to proportions of liquid/fruit/greens/fun flavors and even a section of fixing a smoothie mishap, and freezing them.
The best part is the ingredients chapter – it really leads you to “build your own smoothie with confidence”. And finally, the recipes! This section is broken into chapters as well, based on what you want to get out of your smoothie – for example, post or pre-workout drinks, immune-boosting, weight loss or detox (a quick note, this is NOT a diet book and the author does not promote that green smoothies are the panacea of weight loss…but are a healthy addition to your diet, which generally means weight loss if you’re drinking smoothies as an addition to healthy lifestyle choices).
I have had the pleasure of making many of the recipes in this book, and certainly have a favorite to share!
Banana Pineapple Green Smoothie
- 1 banana
- 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
- 2 cups baby spinach
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract (or the seeds of 1/2 a vanilla bean)
- 4 ounces coconut water
Seriously, I’m not giving you directions 😉
Another thing I like about this book is that the nutrition information is listed with each smoothie, so if you’re tracking (like I am on MyFitnessPal), it makes life MUCH easier.
Okay, now for the fun part! I mean, other than actually making the above awesome recipe…..
Please comment below if you’d like a chance to win a copy of this book. The drawing will take place on January 30th!