{Book Review} Green Smoothies: The weight loss & detox secret

“Choosing to eat healthier is a lifestyle choice. It involves a commitment to life better lived, beginning with the conscious decision to fuel the human body with foods that it was created to eat”.

After reading the words above I was glued to this book because like most people as soon as you mention green smoothies they make a face or think yuck that bitter stuff but actually it’s not all bitter. Most of you know I recently (like 3 months ago) got me a little blender so I can be making me some juices as I don’t usually eat breakfast and as the author mentioned in this book “our excuses to ourselves for not choosing a healthier lifestyle is that we do not have the time, the money or the energy needed to eat healthier” so I wanted to make that I made the change and removed that excuse I harboured. 
The book starts off with introducing what a green smoothie is, talks healthy benefits, healthier weight loss program plus gives the reader some tips. But it does not end there, there is a gazillion recipes which helps you on your journey as you transition to this healthier lifestyle. My favourite smoothie is “oatmeal kale smoothie”, I know from the name doesn’t really give you much hope but when you look at the ingredients you will smile: oats, almond milk, kale leaves, ice cubes, banana and cocoa powder. This smoothie is the bomb dot com. Not only does it taste good the author made it his business to list how much punch the smoothie carrys. For example the oatmeal kale smoothie contains: 336 calories, 29g fat, 5.1g protein and 16.5g carbohydrates.

My overall review of this book is very positive, I love that the book is easy to read and navigate and gives you just enough information to satisfy the curious. My only negative is that I didn’t see any pictures which I was hoping to find looking at the cover.

Biography of the Author

My name is Jonathan Vine, and I was caught up in the vegetarian lifestyle a few years back. I have to say that giving up on meat did not struck me in a single moment, nor it was a swift decision, but an inner journey that evolved within a few months. Eventually I took a final decision that the suffering of animals is my grief and my motivation.
I was always enthusiastic about cooking. For me this is absolutely one of the greatest joys life can offer. With my vegetarian cooking style, I never feel deprived of what I eat, but rather satisfied and exhilarated with each bite.
My goal is to publish books that will empower readers to improve their health and well-being through simple everyday ingredients and low fat recipes that make eating affordable, realistic and delicious.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

  • I actually love green smoothies! We got a nutribullet and it was a really big game changer around taste! I even tried dill! it was pretty good! it's def a lifestyle change!

  • haha I thought the same at first but was totally blow away, try it.

  • Thanks so much I saw the tweet you sent really appreciate it

  • I have a small juicer/blender its a sporty one (if i can call it that) but it does the job well

  • Growing up I wouldn't touch kale even if my life depended on it but now its just so weird I love it in my smoothies

  • I was so sad too, I mean there are a couple but not on all the recipes so was disappointed

  • I always get nervous when trying detox methods but I have heard so many good things about green smoothies!

  • I totally need this book. I have been trying to get into green smoothies and I started following "The Green Smoothie" on Instagram but this book for sure is something I need ASAP. Thanks for sharing. #missiontogetfit

  • I love green smoothies! Will have to check this out!

  • Green smoothies are my favorite! My blender broke though so I'm on the hunt for a new one. 🙁

  • I'm really into an exercise health kick right now. Eating healthy is half the battle. That looks like a great book, thanks so much for sharing!! You have inspired me. 🙂

  • I would love my husband and I to start doing this! It seems that it is actually something that might taste good even if it does not look that way. I am going to try and get the book to read up about it some more. Thank you for sharing.

    Thrifting Diva

  • I love green smoothies! I would have assumed that this book would have pictures too!

  • I've been drinking so many more smoothies lately! They're great for snacks or meals, and I love how quick I can throw them together. Looks like I'm on the right kind of diet 😉

  • This is very intriguing!! I don't like the taste of the green smoothies I've had, I guess I need to keep trying!

  • I love green smoothies, I drink them all the time. I love recipes book for smoothies 🙂

  • Thank you for the review! I really want to get in to making green smoothies.

  • Mmm, interesting! Great value proposition, I totally agree with it. We owe it to ourselves – our health and emotional well-being – to give our bodies the best that we can.

    The oatmeal-kale shake does sound pretty good once you read the ingredients! I love oatmeal in shakes… particularly with pear… will have to see what the kale, almond, and cocoa combination tastes like. :9

    ~ lauriel


  • I am a big fan of green smoothies (and so are my kids!) but we need to implement other healthy choices as well.

  • OOOHHH! This sounds like an interesting read! May have to try this green smoothie while I'm at it!

  • i don't mind green smoothies.. but as soon as you said he's vegetarian.. that's when i know our taste palettes don't match. haha

  • This sounds really good. I used to make smoothies all the time. I really want to get back into it.

  • That quote is awesome! Totally need to get the book now!

  • I would love to read something like this for green smoothie recipe ideas. Shame there's no pics though, that's why I buy recipe books!! 🙂

  • Funny I am drinking a green smoothie right now. I have had them for years! Daily!

  • I do like me a green smoothie. I wish I could get it blended well enough though that there was no tiny leafy greens left in it. Maybe this book would have some tips.

  • This is a really good post – My boyfriend and I have been talking about investing in a good smoothie maker for a while now. Will definitely take a look at this book if we do – I'll send him this post to read too!

    Katie <3

  • I love green smoothies. I can't get my kids to touch them but I think they are great.

  • i love smoothies, but have not liked any green smoothies! this might be a good starting point! =)

  • I am still on the search for a green smoothie that I like, so I'll have to check this book out! thanks!!!

  • I love green smoothies! I recently went on an over night trip with some girlfriends and had an amazing smoothie, I just really wish I could drop the money on a vita-mix blender. Just curious what you have and does it really make them smooth?

  • I LOVE green smoothies! They are great with the right recipe. I will be sure to check this out… thanks 🙂

  • The whole green smoothie trend has been really popular lately! It's hard to believe that a smoothie could have so many nutrients. It's always good to have pictures, but if they're all green, then it's understandable 🙂

  • I've heard a lot about this green smoothie thing, but haven't tried it yet for myself. Thanks for sharing!

  • I love green smoothies – it's funny, because I hate kale, but it seems to be the number one ingredient in most of the smoothies that I drink! I'm trying to take a step-by-step approach to eating healthier – quitting my french fries cold turkey just seems too scary 🙂

  • Oh I LOVE green smoothies! I might have to get this book but I am sad to hear that it doesn't have pictures 🙁

  • I'm actually trying to eat really healthily at the moment so this is definitely a book I could use! It's difficult finding tasty things that are also healthy so this is good for finding some variety in a healthy diet 🙂 xx


  • This sounds like something i should get into! and sounds like a fun read as well! thanks for sharing 🙂 x
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