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Check It Out: Juicing and smoothies: a recipe for good health

Healthy juice drinks and smoothies are a delicious way to add fruits and vegetables to your daily diet. Nutrient-rich beverages provide vitamins, dietary fiber and phytochemicals. They also make great mini-meals and portable snacks. Perfect the art of juicing and making smoothies with these wholesome guides available at the Newport Beach Public Library:

“101 Ways to Juice It!: Luscious Recipes and the Best and Most Comprehensive Guide to Fruit and Vegetable Juicing” by Carol Gelles: Readers who want to reap the benefits of juicing will find everything they need to get started in this essential resource. The author shares her expertise on purchasing juicers and blenders, selecting the best produce, and combining foods. Boost your energy with nectarine orange smoothies, banana mango strawberry nectar, herbed cucumber juice, and other healthy elixirs.

“Your Kitchen’s Magic Wand: Getting the Most out of Your Handheld Immersion Blender” by Tom Steele: One of the easiest ways to whip up a smoothie is with an immersion blender. This versatile kitchen appliance features a handheld electric motor with a rotating blade at its tip. Immersion blenders can also purée vegetables and smooth sauces. Discover more than 60 recipes to use with your immersion blender in this innovative cookbook.

“Squeezed: 250 Juices, Smoothies + Spritzers” by Jane Lawson: Why go to the local juice bar when you can make exotic juice cocktails and spritzers at home? Jane Lawson offers 250 mouth-watering recipes accompanied by lavish color photographs in this comprehensive guide. Quench your thirst with juicy energizers, creamy smoothies, fresh fruit shakes, and icy frappes.


“Raw Energy: 124 Raw Food Recipes for Energy Bars, Smoothies, and Other Snacks to Supercharge Your Body” by Stephanie L. Tourles: If you’re looking for delicious, health-conscious alternatives to empty calorie snacks, you’ll find plenty to choose from in this whole foods cookbook. Recipes, which range between 150 to 250 calories per serving, are made with raw nuts and seeds, dried and fresh fruits, vegetables, oats, nut butters, carob, cocoa, and freshly extracted juices.

“Drink to Your Health: Delicious, Easy-to-Prepare Juices, Smoothies, Teas, Soups, and Other Beverages that Deliver Vitality and Immunity” by Anita Hirsch: Food expert, Anita Hirsch, presents more than 125 vitamin-packed concoctions in this handy guide. A complete nutritional analysis is included with each recipe. Learn how to make mango sunrises, lemongrass ginger tea, frosty apricot mint coolers, creamy shiitake broth, and much more!

“Juice!: Over 110 Delicious Recipes” by Pippa Cuthbert and Lindsay Cameron Wilson: The authors share their enthusiasm for juicing with 110-plus globally inspired recipes that include a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. This upbeat handbook also provides detailed information on buying and using juicers, blenders, and other juicing tools along with a chart of standard weights and savvy preparation tips.

“Juicing Smoothies & Blended Drinks: Fresh and Flamboyant Drinks to Quench Your Thirst” by Suzannah Olivier: You’ll be pleased as punch with the dazzling array of luxurious juice and smoothie recipes in this beautifully illustrated guide. Impress your friends and loved ones with tropical fruit shakes, minty melon coolers, cinnamon iced coffee, and other enticing libations.


Reach for the juicer and prepare for blastoff!

CHECK IT OUT is written by the staff of the Newport Beach Public Library. All titles may be reserved from home or office computers by accessing the catalog at For more information on the Central Library or any of the branches, please contact the Newport Beach Public Library at (949) 717-3800, option 2.