31 August 2012

Need smoothie guidance? Check out 'What Color is Your Smoothie'

When I had my wisdom teeth extracted, my mouth was in so much pain, that the slightest movement would make me feel like passing out. My diet consisted of applesauce and smoothies. So what is a better book to have on hand than What Color is Your Smoothie?

Of course, my husband ended up making all the smoothies from the book instead of me, but they were exactly what my sore mouth needed. The book is divided into chapters according to color. Each color is for various fruits and vegetables that share it.

The first chapter is all about finding what you need to put in your smoothies to get certain vitamins and minerals. For example, if you need more potassium, you could include bananas, artichokes, green leafy veggies, or squash. There is also an “At a Glance Produce Chart” in the appendix of the book that gives detailed information in a chart about each fruit and vegetable.

I found the book to be incredibly helpful in balancing my nutrition through smoothies, not to mention smoothies are a great snack for the hot weather and for wisdom tooth extractions. I highly recommend What Color Is Your Smoothie? by Britt Allen Brandon, CFNS, CPT.

Kristen McFarland | @KinoFou
Cincinnati, OH Kristen, a vegan from Cincinnati, Ohio, is passionate about animal welfare and film. She is currently studying Creative Writing for Entertainment at Full Sail University, has her associate's degree in e-media, and works as a photographer and filmmaker.

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