The Big Book of Juices Review
More Than 400 Natural Blends for Health and Vitality Every Day
The Big Book of Juices Description
With some 405 recipes for fruit and vegetable juices, smoothies, and quenchers, this newly updated and expanded edition of Natalie Savona’s essential kitchen guide to juicing now offers health-conscious readers even more. A clever indexing system sorts the juices by key ingredients, by nutrients, and by health benefits. Plus, a simple five-star system rates the effectiveness of the drinks in boosting energy and detoxifying the body, as well as potential benefits for the immune system, digestion, and even skin quality.
This is still one of my favorite books. I go back to it often and find new recipes that I want to try. When I first bought this book I made a number of the recipes in it, but now that my tastes have change I’m willing to try even more. You can’t go wrong with this book! The Big Book of Juices: More Than 400 Natural Blends for Health and Vitality Every Day
In the past few months I’ve read quite a few books on juicing. “The Big Book of Juices” is one of the most creative books I’ve seen so far. The fruit and vegetable blends are especially delicious. Who would have thought that grapefruit would go so well with carrots and celery. I’ve also never seen anyone blend broccoli with pears. Yet these all seem to work well. I especially enjoyed making the juice with passionfruit, orange juice and seltzer.
While you need a juicer for most of the recipes there are also some recipes for your blender. If you are feeling adventurous you might enjoy making a spicy drink made from chai tea, peaches, vanilla and yogurt. Most of the smoothie recipes use yogurt. The only thing you have to do first is to juice some of the fruit before you add it to the blender with the yogurt. Other fruits like mango and papaya are better just added to the blender as they don’t juice as well. Specific instructions are not given on each recipe so you have to read the instructions at the start of the book and at the start of each chapter. Instead of instructions the author just gives a few sentences to inspire you to make the drink. This works well for individuals who have already been juicing for a few months but is not as helpful for someone new to juicing. From my own experience I learned to peel most fruits, especially citrus fruits. You will also want to peel mangoes, pineapple and papaya.
The last section in the book contains some recipes using sparkling mineral water. There are also some recipes for teas made with fresh herbs. There is an interesting tea made with licorice and mint. If you are looking for something to calm you at the end of the day there is a tea made with lemongrass, cardamom, orange zest, chamomile and mint. Unlike the other recipes, instructions are given for most of the recipes in the “Thirst Quenchers” section.
The recipes using lime sorbet are perfect for the summer if you don’t mind a little sugar with your fruit drinks. For the most part all the drinks are sweetened with the natural fruit juice combinations. Quite a few of the drinks are flavored with ginger. You can always add a packet of stevia which is a natural sweetener.
This is a book you will use day after day! The pictures of the juices are beautiful and you might be intrigued by all the different shaped glasses the author found to display the juices in. If you have been juicing at least a few months then you will love this book.
This is the first time that I will be “juicing” more than just the occassional weekend basic juice. This book offers not only many recipes but also gives the reader information on the health benefits of each fruit/vegetable. In addition, it has a tarted guide in the back of the book with different planned weeks like: Basic intro week, immune power week, detox week etc. IT has a nutrition chart and a “juices for ailments” section that gies you ideas on which juices to take for each ailment. Overall a great adition to a novice juicer!
This is a very easy to use book on juicing. It gives you a lot of great recipes on juicing, along with the health benefits for each one. It grades each recipe on 4 levels: immunity, detox, energy and skin benefits. So you can focus on the recipes that give you the benefits you are specifically looking for. If you are new to juicing, the recipes give you a head start. Once you try out a few, you can begin to design your own recipes. Good reference, I use it every day!