Juice by Carly de Castro, Hedi Gores & Hayden Slater

Book description:

A lushly illustrated and accessible guide to juicing and juice cleansing, featuring 75 recipes for making organic juices, milks, and other concoctions at home to provide the vital nutrients a healthy body needs to function at an optimal level.

Once considered a fringe practice of raw-food zealots, juicing has gone mainstream. In this beautiful full-color health guide and cookbook–which requires only a juicer or blender to use–the founders of Los Angeles-based Pressed Juicery explain how juicing and juice cleansing can be part of a fit and healthy lifestyle. Featuring seventy-five recipes for the shop’s most popular juices–including greens, roots, citrus, fruits, aloe and chlorophyll waters, and signature beverages like Chocolate Almond and Coconut Mint Chip–this inspirational handbook outlines the benefits of juicing, explains how to do a juice cleanse safely, and shares testimonials from people who have experienced personal health transformations after integrating juice into their lives.

My review:

This is just the kind of recipe book that I like to read, plenty of recipes utilizing things I already have in the house.  There isn’t anything worse than reading a delicious-sounding recipe only to realize that I have to make a trip to the market to gather specialty ingredients.  The authors, who are the founders of Pressed Juicery, give readers a wide variety of juices to choose from.  I could tell that they are passionate about improving health by sharing the benefits of juicing.

A great thing about this book is that the authors give readers a lot of ideas we can use to adapt juices, depending on our tastes.  I’m not very creative in the kitchen and do not spend much time experimenting.  However, while reading this wonderful book, I was inspired to be a little more flexible with my juicing.

This book offers more than just juicing recipes.  Readers also get recipes they can make with the leftover pulp.  This really appealed to me because I hate to waste parts of the fruits or vegetables.  There are also very simple recipes to follow to make your own almond milk.  I’ve read about making your own almond milk in other books, but the instructions in this one were much easier to follow.  Finally, there are very clear instructions for readers interested in doing a juice cleanse.

I think anyone interested in juicing would enjoy this book.  Experienced juicers will benefit from the recipes utilizing leftover pulp, and maybe get some ideas for a larger variety of juices.  Readers new to the world of juicing will benefit from the clear instructions and explanations of the benefits of juicing.  Anyone would benefit from the health benefits of juicing.

It is a rare book that I will not lend out to friends.  I usually only hang on to books that I use everyday or want to read again and again.  This is one of those books that I will definitely hang on to!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review.  All opinions are my own.

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One Response to Juice by Carly de Castro, Hedi Gores & Hayden Slater

  1. 2crazyblessed says:

    This book is right up your alley, huh? Superlative review!


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