Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Review of Green Kitchen Smoothies recipe Book and giveaway

Fruit and Vegetables play a big part in my family's diet, I try and incorporate the two in every imaginable way possible to the many dishes I create. One of the easiest way to get your five a day is to use fruits and vegetables in smoothies, juices,salads and raw desserts.


I am always looking for different combinations and recipe ideas to make smoothies more interesting to drink and also adding ingredients that provide nutritional and health benefits too. One of the books that I recently discovered  is Green Kitchen Smoothies written by David Frenkiel and Luise Vindahl. David and Luise live in Stockholm and are the creators of a food blog called Green Kitchen Stories. 

The book is  beautifully illustrated with the most mouthwatering pictures, as we all know we eat with our eyes and something that looks pretty is something we will want to try. The book is divided into sections, there is a section after the introduction which explains how to create a perfect smoothie followed by a section on tools and equipment and a section on tips and tricks.

The first chapter of the book is called Basic recipes, it gives recipes of certain ingredients that are required to be added to other recipes throughout the book.The book follows with a section on simple smoothies, amazing show stopper smoothies, nut milks, juices and finally a section on desserts. Yes I wrote correctly I did mean desserts!! You can find healthy, mouthwatering and droolworthy healthy desserts in this book.

The recipes are easy to follow and most of the ingredients used in the recipes are readily available in the supermarket and specialist health food stores. I found many wonderful recipes that I really want to recreate from the book such as Banana snickers shake, Peanut butter and jam milkshake, Iced almond chai latte, Triple chocolate mint bowl and the Berry Smoothie and salted caramel semifreddo.


These are just a handful of many recipes that I am looking forward to try but I am starting off with the Banana snicker shake which I recreated as per the recipe in the book and it was absolutely delicious. You can see my recipe I made here.



I really like this book and see myself using it a lot. My score rating for the book:

Content Layout - 4/5
Illustrations-5/5
Recipe Instructions-5/5

Total Score 14/15

Green Kitchen Smoothies (Hardback) is published by Hardie Grant Books.
ISBN 978---784-88046-0
It is available from 16th June and it is priced at £15.00.

I was sent a copy of Green Kitchen Smoothies book to review, all the views and opinions expressed are of my own experience of the book.

I made my smoothie in my Optimum 9400 which is a powerful blender that grinds, pulses, chops, grates, cooks and makes icecreams at a flick of a switch. You can read a review about my Froothie Optimum 9400 here.
At the moment the Optimum 9400 is available at a special offer introductory price of £339 which includes a 30 day trial so that you can return it back postage free if you are not totally satisfied with it. I love options like this because I feel that if I do invest in a gadget I want peace of mind that I can be100 percent happy with it. Also being a brand ambassador for Froothie any one purchasing through this post can you can get Extra 2 years warranty to get this use the code "Special Ambassador Offer" on purchase

As always I love my readers to be able to try, test or read products that I feature at simplyfood, so I am pleased to say that I have one copy of the Green Kitchen Smoothie Book to giveaway to one lucky reader.



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84 comments:

  1. Smoothies are always welcome.. love them for breakfast.one more added to the list

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  2. I really have to get a blender so I can make smoothies. They are so full of nutrients and a brilliant way to get a number of your five a day.

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  3. I love a smoothie or juice and daily make my own. Seems like one to have in the collection!

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  4. I'm doing a smoothie challenge this month: 1 smoothie every day and I try so many different flavours and combinations. Yesterday I've made one with peanutbutter and it was lovely.

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  5. I would create a berry smoothie which would have all the berry fruit in it :)

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  6. I love strawberry and banana smoothies x

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  7. probably bananas and strawberries

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  8. greek yogurt, honey, and almonds - for a delicious breakfast smoothie

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  9. Strawberries, raspberries, mango and banana xx

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  10. I like strawberries, kiwi, blueberries and kale

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  11. Strawberry and banana

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  12. Paula Readings16 June 2016 at 17:00

    I would like to make strawberry, lime juice & apple.

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  13. Blueberries are my favourites so a smoothie that would include them.

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  14. Any smoothi i make has got to have ginger in it i love it

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  15. banana and strawberry

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  16. mango, pineapple and strawberry :)

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  17. I love soya yoghurt, blueberries, kale and strawberries!

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  18. I love strawberry, banana and mango smoothies. We have them every weekend x

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  19. strawberry and banana smoothies with vanilla

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  20. Something with carrot and cinnamon - a childhood favourite!

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  21. My mango tree is giving fruit now. Can't wait to make smoothies.

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  22. Mango tree just starting to give fruit. Can't wait to make smoothies

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  23. (Melissa Crowe) strawberrys, banana, kwiw blueberries xx

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  24. I would love to try these fabulous smoothie recipes in my new Froothie power blender!

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  25. I like avocado.coconut,kale and chia seeds and a little ginger for a kick

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  26. banana, pineapple, coconut and rhubarb

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  27. Mango, Passionfruit and kiwi with freshly squeezed orange juice

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  28. Strawberry, pear, vanilla and yoghurt.

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  29. Strawberries, mango and banana

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  30. I love fruit smoothies. Always hide some carrots or healthy veg in them too.

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  31. definitely banana. maybe coconut?

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  32. Pineapple, apple, cucumber, lime, avocado and wheatgrass - yum

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  33. Mango, pineapple, bananas and strawberries

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  34. Stawberries, apples and bananas

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  35. strawberry and kiwi is yummy

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  36. i would use a combination of available fruits especially banana and mango

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  37. I love to have oat milk, banana, kale, ginger & cinnamon

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  38. strawberry and banana (@PeanutHog)

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  39. A watermelon delight witb a dash of lime
    Or spinach, avocado and kale with a dash of lime

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  40. ground almonds, bananas, strawberries

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  41. Oranges with Yohgurt and Ice is lovely .x

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  42. Banana, apple, apple juice, spinach and grapes :) Yum!

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  43. raspberries and strawberries

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  44. Banana, apple, orange with coconut milk

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  45. Strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and kiwi fruit

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  46. Kiwi, Banana & Beetroot (worth a try)

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  47. Strawberry and banana and I like a bit of kiwi fruit

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  48. Berries, banana, almond milk and cashew nut butter

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  49. Strawberry, raspberry and banana xxx

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  50. Love pineapple, lime and coconut milk x

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  51. Chocolate, salted caramel and ice cream. Whipped cream on top! That'd be a little treat every couple of weeks.

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  52. Mango ,natural yoghurt ,peanut butter

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  53. I would use strawbeeries carrots avocado lime an banana

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  54. Definately strawberries, kiwi fruit and banana

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  55. angela boucher2 July 2016 at 20:40

    Blueberry, banana and kale, gorgeous.

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  56. Spinach, mixed berries (frozen) Pineapple and coconut water with a spoonful of natural yogurt

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  57. Mango, spinach, banana, and apple juice.

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  58. Yoghurt, kiwi fruit and mint.

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    1. Blueberry, strawberry and banana x

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  59. Pineapple, papaya, mango and passion fruit

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  60. banana, blueberries, strawberries and orange juice :)

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  61. I want to make a smoothie with spirulina that doesn't taste like algae, using mixed berries, nut milk and banana. I would then add other ingredients until it tasted of fruit rather than seaweed.

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  62. Wow, there are so many fantastic smoothies, personally I like coconut milk with avacado, banana, mango, spinach and any added powder nutrients. Yum! That book looks fab!

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  63. Bananas, strawberries and pineapple

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  64. Definitely my favourite flavour mandarin!!!!!

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  65. champaklal lad2 July 2016 at 23:30

    great prize

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  66. apple and pear with a hint of cinnamon.

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  67. Bananas and peanut butter :)

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  68. I love strawberry and banana smoothies x

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