Eating the recommended five servings of fruits and vegetables isn't always easy. Even if you do, you still might not be getting the wide range of vitamins and minerals you need. Each color group of fruits and vegetables offers different beneficial effects, so to get these essential nutrients, you have to eat the rainbow! What Color Is Your Smoothie? helps you do just that. Inside, you'll find delicious, easy-to-make recipes, such as:
Sparkling Strawberry Smoothiebright red strawberries are packed with vitamin C. They also contain heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and belly-filling fiber.
Clever Carrots and Spiceorange carrots are full of beta-carotene, which helps prevent cancer, arthritis, and cardiovascular disease
Pineapple Banana Creamyellow bananas are rich in carotenoids, which can decrease the likelihood of lung cancer
Spicy Spinach Smoothiedark green veggies contain phytochemicals, which can protect your eyes by keeping your retinas strong
Blueberry Blastoff Smoothieblue and purple foods contain flavonoids, which help prevent short-term memory loss
With more than 300 colorful, vitamin-packed smoothies to choose from, you'll blend, smooth, and shake your way to a healthy new you!
Britt Brandon is a certified personal trainer; a certified fitness nutrition specialist; and the author of many books, including Apple Cider Vinegar for Health, Coconut Oil for Health, The I Love My NutriBullet Recipe Book, Activated Charcoal for Health, and The “I Love My Instant Pot” Vegan Recipe Book. As a competitive athlete, trainer, mom of three small children, and fitness and nutrition blogger on her own website (UltimateFitMom.com), she is well versed in the holistic approaches to keeping your body in top-performing condition.
"Cookbooks always make for a good gift idea, but this one is ideal for the healthy smoothie lover (and just about every fit foodie I know makes green smoothies!). With 300 recipes including everything from Clever Carrots and Spice to Pineapple Banana Cream to Spicy Spinach Smoothie, this is the holiday gift that keeps on giving. Slurp the rainbow to better health!" --Fit Bottomed Girls blog