New Juicing Cookbook by Tucson Food Writer, Recipe Developerby Larry Cox on Sep. 12, 2013, under Uncategorized
The Everything Giant Book of Juicing by Teresa Kennedy (Adams Media, $17.95)
Tucson-based Teresa Kennedy is a food writer, recipe developer and cookbook editor who has written extensively for various publications and worked closely with the Dr. Atkins team to create recipes for revisions of the Dr. Atkin’s New Diet Revolution. She writes frequently for Tucson Green magazine.
Her latest collection features 300 fresh, flavorful recipes for juices, smoothies, soups and more that Kennedy claims will help home cooks juice their way to better health.
The collection is divided into 14 basic chapters: The Juicing Revolution; The Super Juices; Juices for Detox and Cleansing; Juicing for Weight Loss; Juicing for Longevity and Anti-Aging; Juicing for Beautiful Hair, Skin, and Nails; Fast to Fabulous; Veggie-Only Juices; Fun Fruit; Junior Juices; The Juice Doctor; Cold Soups; Smoothies and Frozen Treats; and Pulp With a Purpose.
Kennedy builds a strong case that adding fresh juices to the diet can help ward off colds and migraines, promote longevity, shed excess pounds, and even prevent serious diseases.
I tested three recipes from this cookbook: Beet High Blood Pressure that had beets, carrots and celery as ingredients, a Cherry Cucumber Cooler, and a Blueberry-Banana Smoothie, a perfect breakfast choice.
This is an excellent cookbook and one I highly recommend.
Yields 1 ½ cups
1 banana, peeled
1 cup blueberries
½ cup coconut milk
2 Tbs raw honey
Juice of one small lime
1 cup ice
Combine all the ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Serve immediately.
Fat: 15 g
Protein: 5 g
Sodium: 20 mg
Fiber: 8.5 g
Carbs: 90 g
Sugar: 65 g