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The Best Green Smoothies on the Planet

Product Details

The Best Green Smoothies
on the Panet
by Tracy Russell and Kathy Patalsky
Retail Price $16.95
Amazon Price: $13.13

Book Description: 

Indulge in these easy, delicious recipes and discover the incredible health benefits of green smoothies! founder Tracy Russell tried just about every fad diet and expensive “superfood” supplement out there, with negligible results. It wasn’t until she discovered green smoothies that she lost 40 pounds, lowered her cholesterol by 50 points, and started running marathons.

In The Best Green Smoothies on the Planet, Russell shares healthy, down-to-earth recipes made with unprocessed whole foods. Packed with fresh fruits and vegetables—particularly leafy greens—that you can find at your neighborhood grocery store or local farmers’ market, every recipe in this book contains nutrition information as well as options for substitutions and variations. Russell reveals optimal flavor pairings (which green goes best with which fruit and which fruits blend best together) and specific health benefits of key ingredients.

Focusing on the many positive effects of drinking green smoothies, including detox and cleansing, natural weight loss, and mood enhancement, Russell offers nutrient-rich recipes with flavorful, fun combinations such as:

Chocolate-Peanut Butter
Nectarine-Goji Berry

With 150 delicious green smoothie favorites (enough smoothies for five whole months!), The Best Green Smoothies on the Planet provides recipes that can accommodate and enhance any individual or family diet. Whether you’re a smoothie veteran or trying something new, these drinks will wow you—with both accessibility and incredible taste.


This is a very informative book for those who are trying to improve their health and/or lose weight.  If you’ve never tried smoothies before, this book is good for beginners as it gradually teaches you to add different fruits, veggies, proteins, and many other healthy products to your smoothies.  The recipes show you how to incorporate arugula, kale, collards, other greens and make digestible, nutrient filled and tasty smoothies that can add buckets of vegetables with all their vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to your daily diet.  This book truly does offer something for everyone. Whether you are looking for recipes to support you in weight loss, energy boosting, or overall healthiness, you will find the recipes for you. It will become one of your favorite kitchen staples.  I recommend this book for anyone seeking variety in one place – variety in recipes including a variety of vegetables, fruits, tastes and textures.

~Reviewed by Allie B.


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Ample Hills Creamery

Ample Hills Creamery: Secrets and Stories from Brooklyn's Favorite Ice Cream Shop Ample Hills Creamery
By Jayson Stark and Tim KUrkjian
Abrams Books
Retail Price $24.95
Amazon Price: $15.78

Book Description:  Ample Hills Creamery is an ice-cream destination that attracts thousands of customers each day from near and far to Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. Lines wind around the block, spurred on by the chance to try one of their unforget­table flavors, and these and countless others will be dreamed up in kitchens across the country with the help of Ample Hills Creamery. Featuring recipes for the most sought-after flavors—including Salted Crack Caramel, Ooey Gooey, and the Munchies—the book is organized by mood. Are you feeling nostalgic? Try a scoop of Black Cow Float. Or maybe you need a drink? Daddy’s Sundae, made with bourbon, will set you right. For kids and kids-at-heart, stories, activities, and hand-drawn characters appear throughout each chapter, offering games, helpful tips, and inspiration for creating new flavors. With mouthwatering photography and charming illustrations, Ample Hills Creamery is a definitive, cow-filled guide to making exceptionally delicious ice cream at home.


At last, here is a book that specializes on making your own ice cream with addictive flavors using a breakthrough method for making creamy, scoopable ice cream at home, from the owners of Ample Hills Creamery in Brooklyn, NY.  Ample Hills Creamery’s ice cream is not only a treat for the locals, but a destination sought out by many a weary traveler.  Filled with irresistible color photographs, this delightful cookbook contains a variety of signature flavors that will surely satisfy your sweet tooth.  A friend had a social event with the best ice cream I had ever tasted.  I couldn’t believe it was homemade.  I asked where she got the recipes and she gave me the name of this book.  When I first made my own batch, I was floored! It was phenomenal and had a texture and coldness I never imagined homemade ice cream could have. I spent all night looking through the book and marveling at the complex flavor pairings and the techniques the authors employ. If you are a ice cream enthusiast or just someone with a sweet tooth, I highly recommend this book!

~Reviewed by Sarah H.



Breakfast Casserole

breakfast casserole


1 package of sausage

2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese

9 eggs, beaten

2 cans of refrigerated crescent rolls


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Crumble and brown the entire package of sausage and pour off any fat. Coat a 9” x 13” baking dish with a non-stick spray and line it with one package of the crescent rolls. Put the cooked sausage on top of the rolls and top with the cheese. Pour in the eggs and top with the second package of crescent rolls. Bake 35 minutes or until the top is golden brown.  Serve warm with a buttery maple syrup.

Fried Egg & Butternut Squash Hash

This is a delicious breakfast meal….or try it for supper!  If you are like me and love eggs, you will find this tasty any time of the day!


Hash Recipe
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2 cups butternut squashed, skinned & cubed
1/2 cup sweet peppers, diced
1/2 cup onion, diced
1 TB Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper to taste
1 tsp. basil

Toss all ingredients together in a bowl and spread on baking sheet.
Roast in oven for half hour or until cooked through, crispy, and carmelized

Fry egg and place on top of has and enjoy!