Ahoy hoy! Today's post is gonna be some big-fat-fluffy smoothie talk. I hope you're ready, 'cuz Becky from the lovely Glue & Glitter, sent me a review copy of her digital smoothie plan 40 Days of Green Smoothies, and I'm gonna tell you about it. I'm also gonna give away a free copy, so read to the end or you might miss out.
|Bird glasses make smoothies great.|
Now to be honest, Becky and I come from different schools of ol' Smoothie Nation. The smoothies I generally make are stuffed with frozen fruit and always contain some protein powder, because I need a sweeter smoothie to be able to enjoy it, and my body needs the additional protein.
Becky's philosophy is a little different:
"Unlike more conventional smoothies, I also go easy on the frozen fruit. Fruit is super tasty and full of nutrients, but it’s also expensive and contains a lot of sugar. Most of my smoothies only use a small amount of frozen fruit. The banana or avocado, greens, and vegan milk give them their bulk."WTF. Did Becky just call me conventional‽
You should buy this e-book if you're looking for healthy, low-sugar/no-sweetener added smoothies brimming with nutrients and packed with the good omega stuff. Or, you should also buy this if you need more ideas for smoothies and are comfy tweaking an easy smoothie recipe to get it where you want it. I wish I'd had this when I first started down the green smoothie brick road, 'cuz I was a little lost and would have loved Becky's understanding yet firm hand grasping.
|L: #11 (banana, cocoa, raspberry, spinach, almond milk and chia) |
R: #10 (banana, strawberries, parsley, almond milk and flax)
❤ The weekly grocery lists and organized chapters make daily green smoothie doses super easy.
❤ Since I'm already a fancy smoothielier, my freezer and pantry were already stocked with the ingredients needed for these recipes, no grocery trip was required for me.
❤ The portion sizes are one serving, but super generous. I always eyeball my smoothies and make too much. Now I know how much of what I need to make one good-sized Bell jar full.
❤ I wish I had this as a primer when I first started making green smoothies, 'cuz it would have made the transition much easier for me.
❤ I love how the smoothies are numbered instead of given cheesie names. They made me feel futuristic and stuff.
❤ The smoothies use an awesome variety of greens from chapter to chapter (kale, spinach, collards, parsley, beet and chard). Seriously, you will be a bad ass in your friends' minds when you tell them you put collards in your smoothies. Whoa.
❤ The recipes are low-sugar to save you from diabetes and to save your budget (frozen fruit is high in the sugar and wallet departments).
❤ The recipes are nutrient dense.
★ I wish 40 Days included information on add-ins like spirulina powder, dates, stevia (for extra sweetness), hemp seeds or vegan protein powders.
- Title: 40 Days of Green Smoothies
- Author: Becky Striepe
- Blog/Website: Glue and Glitter
- Publisher: Self Published .PDF download.
- Photos: A few color shots, but c'mon! How many smoothie pictures do you need?
- Focus: Low-sugar, nutrient dense green smoothies.
- XGFXness: 100% XGFX
Onto the FREE STUFF! This giveaway is open worldwide. To win your own free digital copy of this book, simply leave a comment on this post by midnight Pacific time on Wednesday, January 23rd 2013 (please make sure to leave contact information), and I'll draw a random winner.
Disclaimer: I received a free review copy of 40 Days of Green Smoothies from Becky Striepe. No compensation or gift was exchanged for this review, and the opinion posted here is my own.