Twin sisters Mary Corpening Barber and Sara Corpening Whiteford have whipped up yet another yummy title with Super Smoothies
, a lusciously illustrated collection of 50 healthy drinks perfect for folks who do not cook but do look after their health. The sisters give explanations of everything--such as how to peel and cut up all the fruits and vegetables involved--while introducing such unfamiliar ingredients as wheat-grass juice and calming kava. The easy-to-follow advice includes all sorts of tips, like using only the ripest seasonal fruit and crushing ice cubes before placing them in the blender. Not only are these smoothies delicious, they're packed with serious nutrients, all assessed by a registered dietitian. Protein Jolt provides 10 grams of protein from milk, yogurt, and tofu, plus 717 milligrams of potassium. Hydro-Tonic, designed to send you into a workout full of energy, meets 95 percent of your daily need for vitamin C and is a mere 112 calories, thanks to its blend of honeydew melon, green grapes, and Gatorade. But these recipes aren't just for health nuts; kids, moms, and guys will find their drinks of choice here, too. School-Bus Breakfast fortifies youngsters with six grams of protein and other important nutrients from yogurt, strawberries, and bananas. Bone Builder gives Mom 283 milligrams of calcium, plus needed magnesium, phosphorous, and vitamin D. Men can choose from various virility and libido builders, while would-be dads can slurp down before intercourse Dr. Shettle's Secret with caffeine, which research shows can increase the odds of producing a son.
About the Author
Mary Corpening Barber is the best-selling coauthor of Smoothies and Wraps (0-8118-1812-8)along with her sister Sara, who are the owners of Thymes Two Catering in San Francisco.
E.J. Armstrong is a Seattle-based photographer whose work has been published in Travel & Leisure and elsewhere.