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Product Details

  • Paperback: 108 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books; 8th Printing edition (July 1, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811816486
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811816489
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,213,781 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Any Time and Any Place: that's when and where to enjoy a smoothie. It takes just minutes to blend one--making them the perfect treat for any moment of a busy day. And nothing is more healthful and refreshing than the daily dose of fresh fruit they provide. Smoothies is full of creative suggestions for adventurous mixtures of fruits and nectars, sorbets and ice creams, yogurts and soy milks, and for special occasions, a little champagne or rum! To start your day off right, enjoy a SMOOTHIE CLASSICO--the time-honored blend of orange juice, strawberries, and bananas that we've all come to know and love. For a quick lunch, try the BLACK BEAUTY, a lucious melange of succulent blackberries, sweet blueberries, chilled grape juice, and creamy vanilla yogurt. To boost your energy for a trip to the gym, savor a glass of MANGO MADNESS, juicy tropical gruit combined with ambrosial buttermilk, zesty fresh ginger, and tart lime juice. And wow your dinner guests with an elegant GOLDEN GIRL--sweet dessert wine paired with fresh pears and apricots.

About the Author

Lori Lyn Narlock is a San Francisco-based writer and editor. Her work has appeared in such publications as Bon Appetit and the San Francisco Chronicle

Mary Corpening Barber and Sara Corpening Whiteford are identical twin sisters and the acclaimed owners of Thymes Two Catering in San Francisco.

Amy Neunsinger has had her photographs have featured in Marhta Stewart Living, Travel & Leisure, Glamour, Buzz, Los Angeles Magazine, and Health. She divides her time between Los Angeles and New York.

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This book has recipes for awesome, delectable smoothies that have wholesome ingredients.
Andrea
You must try the cookies and cream, cherry pop cheesecake, and raspberry cappuccino dessert smoothies as well.
Angel Lee
The recipes are so easy to follow and the book is organized in a very hip and stylish manner.
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42 of 43 people found the following review helpful By JK on December 10, 2000
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I've bought several books on smoothies over the years, but this was the least useful to me. Far too many of the recipes are made from ingredients either too exotic for me to find, or so expensive that the drink is more than a meal! Of course, I should've know better; smoothies are best when they are simplest. One good, basic book of recipes will put someone on the right path, then they explore. I'd consider that, as a whole, these are for the outer limits of exploration!
On the other hand, never have I seen drinks photographed so well! As an avid amateur photographer for many years, I found myself more interested in the setups for the photos than the recipes. Make this book a larger format and it'd be perfect for guests to look at while waiting for dinner! Kudos to the food stylist.
As with a prior reviewer (eric), this is not a book I would have bought had I come across it in a regular bookstore. I could have seen the recipes and known it wasn't for me.
If someone is looking for smoothies 'on the edge', this may be the book for you. If someone is looking for a basic book on making smoothies, look elsewhere.
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39 of 41 people found the following review helpful By M. Apsey on May 24, 2000
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Thumbs down for the overly prolific use of expensive nectars, all sorts of sorbets, things like blueberry yogurt, Peppermint Tea, soy milk, unsweetened cherry juice, silken tofu, carob powder, rice milk, strong-brewed chai, hazelnut-flavored syrup, and other trip-to-the-store stuff.
Thumbs down for being carelessly and wrongly sent to the "California Ambrosia" when looking up "Coconut" in the index--there's not a shred of coconut in that drink. Right page, wrong recipe. Carelessness in indexing is a revealing indication to me that the picture people had more on the ball than the author(s) and/or editor.
Thumbs down for the recipes being too large and awkward for a single serving.
Thumbs up for the inclusion of some alcoholic smoothies.
Thumbs up for taste (of those I've had on-hand ingredients to try).
Thumbs up for the photos, and the collection of "one-of" glassware props. The photos are first rate although more "coffee table" than kitchen counter; they are sure to make you want to climb aboard the smoothie wagon. The glassware could feasibly send you on a Thrift Store safari.
Thumbs up for the included nutrition info, I guess.
Summary:
I have the distinct feeling this book was "forced." The authors would have been better off proposing a PBS Smoothie show. As a team, they certainly have the visual appeal.
For its price, this book seems more fizz than coke to me. I'd re-title it "Great Photos of Smoothies with Fetching Names: Recipies for the Silver-Spoon set.
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Angel Lee HALL OF FAME on July 16, 2000
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This wonderful book is packed with delicious recipes for blended fruit drinks that are good for you too. It is in full-color with photos of many of the smoothies. Conveniently, complete nutritional information is given, including fat, protein, fiber, sodium, calcium and much more.
The book starts out with a fruit glossary describing each fruit, its nutritional value and its health benefits. Other ingredients such as tofu, peanut butter and milk products as well as additives like bee pollen are also discussed in detail. Basic information on preparing, selecting and storing fruit, as well as an overview of essential nutrients are nice bonuses.
Recipes are divided in to four sections including wholesome blends, smoothies without dairy, decadent desserts and those for relaxing or romantic evenings. Some of my favorites include bad boys with boysenberries and blueberries, the non-dairy big bold banana, and bloody orange. You must try the cookies and cream, cherry pop cheesecake, and raspberry cappuccino dessert smoothies as well. They are simply scrumptious.
With so many wonderful recipes I promise you will never get bored. Check the companion book, Super Smoothies. It also has delicious recipes and they are all good for you too.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 28, 1999
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This book is great. I tried at least 10 of the recipes in the first 2 weeks. They are great morning starters. All of the recipes I tried are truly yummy - I especially love the "red" ones. The best things are that you can buy a lot of the fruit already frozen (saves time) and the ingredient ratios are just right.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Dar Vigil on January 27, 2000
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This is a good smoothie book. I have purchased many Smoothie recipe books in the past and this one by far has the best format with great pictures. I found four recipes that are my favorite smoothies of all time. Black Beauty, Polynesian Power Punch, Kiwi Kiss, and Uncanny Cantaloupe are must try smoothies. I have tried all 43 of the non-alcoholic smoothies in this book. Although the titles of these smoothies are creative and enticing some of the recipes could use a make-over. But you will not be disappointed if you buy this book.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Allison (GymnastRP@aol.com) on May 17, 1998
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If you're looking for the perfect book on how to make a perfect smoothie, you have found it! SMOOTHIES has 50 smoothies for any type of smoothie. I enjoy smoothies when I'm not hungry and just want a quick snack. This book is perfect. My mom enjoys smoothies as an alternitive for coffee. This book is PERFECT!! It has recipies like "just dew it" which includes honeydew, melon, lime juice and ginger ale! It's sooooo delicious! This book has recipies if you can't drink milk or want something simple. It has smoothies with ingredients from bananas to dates to passion fruit to root beer! This book is also perfect for someone who can't cook! The recipies are SO simple! There's also mouthwatering pictures and little facts here and there like why grapefruits got it's name and why peaches are love tokens in china. PLUS, the first 22 pages is facts on fruit, extracts and great ways to prepare your fruit! To sum it all up, you CANNOT buy a better book on smoothies!!!
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