The Smoothies Bible

The Smoothies Bible

by Pat Crocker

Paperback(Second Edition)

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A bestselling and essential smoothies guide covering their wide-ranging nutritional and health benefits.

The Smoothies Bible features over 400 recipes along with advice on how to easily get one's daily servings of fruits and vegetables with incredibly healthy, nutrient-dense, mineral-packed, and vitamin-rich smoothie blends.

These easy-to-make and great-tasting drinks are key for helping anyone interested in getting real, whole foods into their body every day of the week. Culinary herbalist and professional home economist Pat Crocker offers recipes for hot, cold and frozen smoothies using fruit, vegetable and herbs with both dairy and non-dairy alternatives. Some of the healthy and delectable concoctions included in this new edition of The Smoothies Bible include Flu Fighter, Watermelon Wave, Blazing Beets Sage Relief and Mega Melon Supreme, among others.

The book also contains information on seven body systems and their importance to good health, along with advice about diet and lifestyle changes to support their peak performance. Readers will benefit greatly from Crocker's description of eight common health concerns along with her recommendations on combating them with natural foods.

The Smoothies Bible has been a trusted resource for nearly two decades. This is one of the few books on the subject to cater to intermediate-to-expert smoothie makers with comprehensive information.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780778802419
Publisher: Rose, Robert Incorporated
Publication date: 02/04/2010
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 619,948
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Pat Crocker is a culinary herbalist and professional home economist. She has written, demonstrated and lectured about herbs and health issues for 25 years. An international award-winning cookbook author, Crocker has written fifteen cookbooks and three herb books, including The Juicing Bible.

Table of Contents



Guidelines to Good Health

The A to Z of Smoothies

    What is a Smoothie? Smoothies as Part of a Healthy Diet Healthful Benefits of Smoothies Smoothie Equipment

Health Conditions

    Smoothies and Specific Health Conditions
      AIDS & HIV Aging Allergies Alopecia Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia Arthritis ADD & ADHD Breastfeeding Bronchitis Cancer Prevention Candida Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Common Cold Constipation Depression Diabetes
      Diarrhea Diverticular Disease Endometriosis Eye Problems Fatigue Fibromyalgia Flatulence Gallstones Gout Hangover Headaches (Non-Migraine) Heart Problems Heartburn Herpes Simplex Hypoglycemia Immune Deficiency Impotence Indigestion Infertility Female Infertility Male Influenza Insomnia Irritable Bowel Syndrome Kidney Stones Laryngitis Liver Problems Low Libido Lupus Menopause Menstrual Disorders Migraines Multiple Sclerosis Osteoporosis Overweight Parkinson's Disease Peptic Ulcers Prostate
      Enlargement, Benign Sinusitis Skin Conditions Smoking, Quitting Urinary Tract Infections Uterine Fibroids Varicose Veins & Hemorrhoids Water Retention

Ingredient Profiles

    Herb Profiles Fruit Profiles Vegetable Profiles Other Ingredient Profiles

The Recipes

Fruit Smoothies

Vegetable Smoothies

Herb Smoothies

Dairy and Dairy Alternative Smoothies

Hot and Frozen Smoothies


    Glossary Resources Appendices




We know we need them. We know they prevent a host of modern degenerative diseases, including cancer and heart disease. Although the United States Cancer Institute recommends that you eat five servings of fresh vegetables and three servings of fresh fruit each day, and Canada's Food Guide to Healthy Eating suggests five to ten servings of fresh fruit and vegetables, research shows that significant numbers of people are not meeting these dietary objectives. One of the easiest ways to eat your fruits and vegetables is to drink them. And every year, more and more people are doing just that: according to the California-based Juice and Smoothie Association, by July 2002 the juice and smoothie business topped $1 billion in sales. Fast and easy to make, smoothies are also becoming the beverage of choice at home, where you can choose the ingredients you use, ensuring their freshness and quality.

Children are probably the biggest fans — and beneficiaries — of smoothies, which deliver phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals that are so essential for growing bodies. By nine or ten years of age, children are capable of learning the basics of operating a blender safely and cleaning it when they are finished. Teaching them how to make their own satisfying and nutritious drinks will build a healthy habit that will last a lifetime.

People at every point in the life cycle, from singles to empty nesters to the elderly, are discovering the simplicity and nutritional benefits of smoothies. Because they are so quick and easy to make and require minimal cleanup, smoothies are ideal to make in small quantities that suit one or two people. They are also a delicious medium in which to take herbal or pharmaceutical medicine and nutritional supplements. Whisking in other healthful ingredients, such as soy protein, ginseng or wheat germ, boosts their already high nutritional value.

If your immune system is compromised, or if you are recovering from surgery or a major illness, vegetable smoothies will be of tremendous help. Make them with fresh vegetables and the healing herbs recommended for your health condition (see page 19). All of the vegetable smoothies may be served hot. They are especially beneficial to people who may not be able to take whole meals.

It has been said that you don't need a recipe book to make a smoothie. Although that's basically true — liquid and fresh fruits or vegetables are all it takes to make a blended drink — there is so much more to smoothies. In addition to a cornucopia of tangy fruit concoctions, this books offers hot smoothies, healing smoothies, vegetable smoothies, cheese smoothies and smoothies made with milk substitutes — all new and delicious ways to drink to your health.

Pat Crocker

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