Enjoying A Healthier Summer with 365 Vegan Smoothies

Enjoying A Healthier Summer with 365 Vegan Smoothies

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* Mom Central received a copy of the 365 Vegan Smoothies book to facilitate this review. All opinions are our own.

After being inspired by some of my colleagues who have recently been cutting back on their sugar and dairy intake, I began swapping out my former sugar-laden breakfast choices with healthier, all-natural smoothie varieties. I used a variety of recipes that incorporated nuts, greens, fruit and more and loved starting my day with a healthy dose of pure fruits and veggies! However, working off of the same few recipes was starting to get to be a bit repetitive, and I was so excited to discover the new book 365 Vegan Smoothies by Kathy Patalsky.

There’s literally a smoothie for every day in this new book. Each month is broken down to focus on healthy, seasonal ingredients that keep your smoothie routine and foods fresh and vibrant.

Kathy has had a love and appreciation for smoothies dating back to her childhood, when she would bring smoothie recipes into school to share with her classmates, and even had a part-time job at the chain that has now become Jamba Juice. She loves preparing smoothies for friends and as a personal healthy treat, too.

In her book, Kathy debunks a few smoothie myths about the health content, and shares a recipe for every day of the year that will keep you full, satisfied, and healthy all year long. Kathy shares how smoothies can really make a positive impact in our lives, and by switching to smoothies as a substitute for some meals or snacks we can easily incorporate whole foods, fruits, veggies, grains and seeds into our diets.

I highly recommend 365 Vegan Smoothies as an inspiration for healthy living and starting your day off on the right foot! Below are two recipes that Kathy Patalsky includes in the book. You can find many more by purchasing 365 Vegan Smoothies!

Frozen Cucumber Cleanse

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 cups frozen diced cucumber
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, plus a pinch of lime zest
  • 1/4 cup coconut water
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 kiwi, peeled
  • A few pinches of cayenne
  • Sweetener to taste (optional)

Directions:

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend from low to high until frosty smooth.

Heavenly Honeydew

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups frozen honeydew chunks
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 cup water or coconut water
  • squeeze of lime juice (optional)
  • Optionally include chopped fresh mint!

Directions:

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a blender from low to high until the smoothie has the consistency of a thick, icy slush or very soft sorbet.
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