Are you ‘green behind the ears’ (a novice) at making smoothies or are you an old hand at it but would like to experiment some more?
Then Kristine Miles green smoothie recipes are loaded with antioxidants, herbs and spices that help reduce inflammation, boost your mood and increases women’s chances of becoming fertile.
In her book, The Green Smoothie Bible (Ulysses Press, 2012), Kristine discusses all of those concerns and more.
Inside The Green Smoothie Bible you will find:
- 300+ smoothie recipes
- Recipes for Beginners; some with no more than 4 ingredients.
- Smoothie Recipes for Mood (p.178), Hormone Balance(p. 166), Blood Sugar Balance(p.157) and Bone/Joint Health (p.136)
- Dessert Smoothie Recipes on page 225 (delicious!)
- Seasonal Smoothie Recipes to help you save money on your grocery bill (pages 108-129)
- Why drinking very cold drinks is not recommended (p. 45).
- How Green Smoothies Help with Weight Loss and why some people lose weight and not others (p. 69).
This book has been written in two parts. In Part One, you will learn about the history behind green smoothies and raw food dieting etc. Part Two contains all the smoothie recipes to target various health issues such as balancing blood sugar, hormones, weight loss, fertility, mood as well as a section for why green smoothies benefit babies and children.
Some of the recipes don’t mention how much of each greens or what type of greens to use. Kristine says “specific types and amounts of greens are not given unless a particular flavor or nutritional benefit is desired” (p. 205).
I say go with your instinct and experiment. Start out by using a small handle of different greens and see what you think.
If you are out of greens or travelling quite frequently, there’s mention of which organic green supplement brands Kristine uses.
I particularly liked Kristine mentioning that raw foodies tend to avoid plastics and use glass instead for drinking and storage (p.47). I too am not an avid supporter of storing fruit and vegetables in plastic jars and containers. I use ‘Lock n Lock’ air tight glass containers or ‘Pyrex’ glass containers for storing fruit and vegetables.
In addition, smoothie recipes are included from beauty experts and nutritionists such as David Wolfe (Raw Foodist and Superfood Expert), Dr. Gabriela Rosa (N.D), Cyndi O’Meara (Nutritionist) and Lisa Wheeler (N.D.).
For a full list of contributors to this book and to read more about Kristine Miles please visit kristinemiles.com
The Green Smoothie Bible is a great addition on your bookshelf but what I would like to have seen are tabs at the side of the book so as you can easily find what you are looking for; such as the smoothie recipes. Maybe an index at the back of the book would have helped.
Where to Buy The Green Smoothie Bible Online
If you live in Australia, you can buy the book directly from Kristine here.
Interview With Kristine Miles
After reading ‘The Green Smoothie Bible’, I had some questions for Aussie author and green smoothie guru Kristine Miles. Kristine was more than happy for me to share her answers (to my questions about her book) with you.
Dairy Yoghurt Alternatives
EBR: For those who can’t tolerate dairy yoghurt would the ‘All Natural Probiotics’ sold by Cyndi O’Meara from Changing Habits be a good alternative to use in your Fussy About Fruit smoothie recipe?
KM: Cyndi’s probiotics are a supplement somewhat similar to InLiven (due to the floraferm process used) but doesn’t have the green foods in it and no gluten grains. It’s not a sub for a dairy product. The other option is to use coconut yoghurt such as CoYo.
Favourite Smoothie Recipe
EBR: You have whipped up 300+ smoothie recipes. Do you have a favorite smoothie recipe?
KM: I love a choc mint combo e.g. bananas, cacao and fresh mint. Also mango,bananas, spinach and vanilla. Either with water or home-made almond milk.
Maintaining Energy Levels Without the Slump
EBR: From page 207 (Fussy About Fruit) you talk about a friend who is severely Hypoglycemic and provided a high protein smoothie recipe to help her maintain her energy levels without the slump.
I have been reading about the benefits of taking whey protein. Do you think low heat treated undenatured whey protein, provided by cows grazing on chemical free pastures, would be the best whey protein to consume?
KM: Being dairy intolerant, I am no expert on this as I would not choose to consume it, however what you describe sounds about as good as it gets.
Certified Organic Probiotics Delivery Time Frame
EBR: A certified organic probiotic brand you mention in The Green Smoothie Bible is Miessence InLiven. Most people prefer to buy health supplements in their own country or expect speedy delivery service if purchasing from overseas.
How quickly would a Miessence customer receive their supplements if residing outside of Australia?
KM: In Australia I receive my goods in 2-4 days. Overseas deliveries are 5-7 days on average.
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About Kristine Miles
Kristine Miles works full time as a Physiotherapist. She is a part time cooking demonstrator and has blog sites called www.kristinemiles.com and www.greensmoothiecommunity.com. Kristine is happily married to Ben and lives on Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia.
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