Whether you're looking for a potent pick-me-up, an effective detoxifier, a postworkout boost, a weight-loss aid or an anti-ageing rejuvenator, this book shows you how to make flavour-packed juices and smoothies with health-enhancing properties. Along with the nutrients gleaned from fresh fruit and vegetables, these greattasting drinks contain active super-nutrients such as spirulina, wheatgrass, maca, baobab, lacuma, acai berries, chia seeds and raw cacao. To help those unfamiliar with these super-nutrients, an in-depth list of their numerous health benefits, with information on how to use them. There is no comparison between home-produced juices and mass-produced ones - with homemade drinks you can choose your favourite fresh produce, they are additive-free with no added sugar, and they're not pasteurized, a process which can deplete their nutritional status. Alongside over 100 recipes, this book gives practical advice on getting the most from your fresh produce, plus a guide to buying a juicer or blender.
Nicola Graimes is an award-winning writer specializing in nutritional health, vegetarian cookery, and food for children. A former editor of Vegetarian Living magazine, she has written more than 25 books, including Great Healthy Food for Vegetarian Kids, which won Best Vegetarian Cookbook in the World Gourmand Awards 2002. Nicola is a member of the prestigious Guild of Food Writers.