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I spent several months following the Paleo diet and while I don't think it helped my health issues any, I do think a lot of the recipes and food guidelines were definitely healthy. I find myself including a ton of Paleo approved foods into my diet now, even though I am back to eating a 'normal' diet. Smoothies were always a huge part of my Paleo diet and even the kids love them so my blender gets a lot of use. When I was offered the chance to review Paleo Smoothies: 150 Smoothie Recipes for Ultimate Health I knew I would find plenty of recipes I would enjoy.
Paleo Smoothies: 150 Smoothie Recipes for Ultimate Health
Title: Paleo Smoothies
SubTitle: 150 Smoothie Recipes for Ultimate Health
Publisher: Adams Media (May 18, 2014)
Format/Length: Paperback: 208 pages
From the Publisher:
Think Paleo and smoothies don't mix? Think again! Now, you can enjoy the quick burst of energy and nutrition that comes from the easy-to-make pre-/post-workout drink--without any of the gluten, dairy, or refined sugar! This cookbook shows you how to blend 150 Paleo smoothies right in your own home, so that you never have to worry about what else is in your drink. Whether you're interested in cleansing your body or just need an extra boost of energy after an intense workout, each section offers a delicious blend of all-natural fruits and vegetables that will keep you full throughout the day. Featuring step-by-step instructions and nutritional data, the recipes make a wide variety of tasty Paleo smoothies.
This Paleo smoothie cookbook starts off with a nice introduction that includes basic information about the Paleo diet. This is helpful to anyone just starting out on the Paleo diet but is also very informative to anyone curious about it's benefits, even if you don't follow the diet. There is also a nice list of foods that are Paleo approved although if you truly want to follow the Paleo diet you will probably need a more extensive nutrition book for full details on how to do it. There is a nice section on how to be Paleo smoothie ready...for example kitchen appliances and tools that will come in handy and helpful ingredients to always have in your pantry.
The smoothies themselves are helpfully divided into categories like Detox Smoothies, Recovery Smoothies, Dessert Smoothies, and many others. The Three Ingredient Smoothies section is particularly helpful if your pantry is a little empty or you are short on time. There is WAY more than just strawberry and banana smoothies listed in here. I was amazed at some of the combinations! I thought that the use of herbs like rosemary and lavender was very interesting and can't wait to try making the green Rosemary and Mint smoothie this week. I have plenty of both of those herbs in my garden! They also have a very intriguing exotic fruit smoothie section so I may need to hit the farmer's markets or international grocery store to find ingredients for those.
There is nutritional information included for each Paleo smoothie and a nice section of pictures right in the middle to make your mouth water and inspire you to better health! If you are looking for a Paleo Smoothie cookbook to add to your kitchen library, this is definitely one that I recommend!
Diane is a professional blogger and nationally certified pharmacy technician at Good Pill Pharmacy. She has two college aged kids, one husband and more pets than she will admit to. She earned her BS in Microbiology at the University of New Hampshire but left her career in science to become a stay at home mom. Years of playing with LEGO and coloring with crayons had her craving a more grown up purpose to her life and she began blogging and freelance writing full time. You can learn more about her HERE.