I love receiving cook books to review ans this month was not exception. This month's book from Parragon was Juice.
This handy sized book contains over 100 nutritious juice and smoothie recipes. It contains 7 chapters including an introduction to juicing and smoothie making. The introduction gives you all of the hints and tips that you may need as well as advising on equipment that is needed. So if you are new to making juices and smoothies then this book is the ideal way to start!
Following the introduction the book is divided into 6 further chapters. Each chapter is full of juices that do different jobs for your body. They are:
Now selecting a recipe to tell you about was the hard part. This book is full of deliciously healthy juices and smoothies. I eventually settled on a refreshing drink. Today is quite muggy so I went for a drink that will really quench my thirst.
Celery and Apple Revitalizer
Ingredients - Serves 1
300mls milk (I used Almond milk)
50g chopped celery
Pinch of sugar (optional)
1 - Place the milk, apple and celery in a blender and blitz until smooth
2 - Add the sugar if using. I used almond milk which is sweet so did not add the sugar, but if you are using cows milk you may need to add a little
3 - Serve in chilled glasses with a strip of celery
Celery is often called the 'crunchy water' thanks to its hydrating properties. Celery is also rich in minerals and with just a few sticks of celery you can replenish your body's levels of sodium, iron and zinc! Combined together the celery, apple and almond milk make a refreshing way to rehydrate on a hot summers day!
Throughout the book there are great snippets of information about many of the ingredients used. The bits of information give you a true glimpse into why they are good for you and the benefits that they have on your body.
So if you are looking for a book on juicing and smoothie making I would definitely recommend taking a look at Parragon's Juice.
Disclosure: I am part of Parragon's Book Buddies and was sent this book for the purpose of this review. All views and opinions are my own and 100% honest. I received no cash payment.