#Review: The Best Green Smoothies on the Planet

greenThe Best Green Smoothies on the Planet: The 150 Most Delicious, Most Nutritious, 100% Vegan Recipes for the World’s Healthiest Drink by Tracy Russell

Published: December 16th 2014
: BenBella Books, Inc.
Paperback: 256 pages
Genre: Vegan/Vegetarian
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“In The Best Green Smoothies on the Planet, Tracy Russell shares healthful, down-to-earth recipes made with unprocessed whole foods. Packed with fresh fruits and vegetables—particularly leafy greens—that you can find at your neighborhood grocery store or local farmers’ market, every recipe in this book contains nutrition information as well as options for substitutions and variations. Russell reveals optimal flavor pairings (which green goes best with which fruit and which fruits blend best together) and specific health benefits of key ingredients.” – Goodreads

My Thoughts:

I got this book at just the right time! I love making smoothies, but I’m not creative enough to think outside of the box and try mix some interesting fruit and vegetables together. So this book was exactly what I needed! Not only are the recipes interesting, they are also delicious! I found myself wanting to try all the recipes right away! What was also a big plus, was all the nutritional information! As well as the introduction to green smoothies, best ingredients to use and detox and cleansing smoothies recipes!

 Green smoothies are my staple as a vegan, and to step out of my comfort zone of banana and spinach, has made a huge change! Moreover, they are super quick to make, easy to follow recipes and hugely satisfying!

I found that most of the ingredients could be found at my local supermarket (Woolworths), and even though some are on the expensive side, it was well worth it! A smoothie a day really makes me feel more energized and healthier all around, and I recommend it to anyone who is feeling a little down and could use a pick-me-up!

smoothieAbove is the Very Berry Green Smoothie (left) and Mango-Avocado Green Smoothie (right) that I made! Fantastic stuff!

Here is a taste of the recipes in this book:

    *  Blueberry-Lemonade Smoothie  *  Lemon-Lime Smoothie  *  Orange-Pear Smoothie  *  Banana-Pineapple Smoothie  *  Spiced Blueberry and Pear Smoothie  *  Raspberry-Orange-Pomegranate Smoothie  *  Black and Blue Smoothie  *  Sweet Potato Smoothie  *  Ginger-Carrot Smoothie  *  Coconut-Peach Smoothie

Favorite Recipe:

Lemon-Lime Smoothie

This smoothie is a little tart because of the lemon and lime, but it’s well worth trying. The grapes and banana help to sweeten it a little.

This smoothie might be small, but it’s loaded with nutrients. Just one cup of kale adds 8 percent of your recommended daily value of calcium, 10 percent of your recommended daily value of fiber, and 3 grams of protein. Most of the nutrients in the smoothie come from the kale.

¼ lemon, peeled
¼ lime, peeled
1 small frozen banana, peeled
½ cup green grapes
1 cup fresh curly kale, stems removed
4 ounces filtered water

Calories: 132
Fat: 1g
Protein: 4g
Carbs: 32g
Calcium: 10%
Iron: 1.4mg
Vitamin A: 48%
Vitamin C: 136%



This got a 9/10 from me.