Book Review: The Juice Lady's Big Book of Juices and Green Smoothies by Cherie Calbom
With my Vitamix, I was able to try the Blueberry Jazz and the Berries and Cream smoothie recipes in this book. Both were quite good and I liked them for my tastes. Some of the other recipes that I might have tried I did not because she calls for juice as a part of them. . .I think one could use store bought juice but I also realize I wouldn't get the health benefits of juicing my own produce fresh first.
I also plan to read more of Cherie's books after reading this one. In the beginning of this book, she shares her health issues and how she started juicing and changing her diet and how it helped. She also shares other testimonials throughout the book which I enjoyed reading. All of the personal stories inspired me to give juicing a try. Each chapter also includes a few side bars on various health foods, like greens or cinnamon, and the benefits you can reap from using those particular items.
I would recommend this book if you are interested in juicing and the health benefits that you may reap from juicing. If you are wanting to make smoothies, the book is still good but there aren't nearly as many recipes for them as the juicing, so it is something to keep in mind.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. I was not required to write a positive review.