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Only Juicing Book You Need
on December 4, 2011
Most juicing books are, well, silly. Full of magical thinking, misinformation, and light on useful information. This book is different, containing everything you need to get started, and enough information to guide you in developing your own recipes and diet plans.
- well organized (can find anything in a minute or so)
- intelligently written by someone who knows what they are talking about
- many delicious recipes
- huge variety of recipes
Unlike most juice books, this book has good information (both nutritional and medicinal). It also has: good introductory information for people just getting started, nicely laid out chapters on fruits and vegetables, really good indexing so you can lookup an ingredient and see list of recipes which use it, or lookup an ailment and see a list of recipes that might be helpful. It contains some very tasty recipes with clear directions for preparation. There are also beautiful color photos which are fun to page through and encouraged me to try new recipes.
Bonus: fun recipes for spritzers, smoothies, cocktails, frozen treats
Could be better:
One thing that could be improved: Listing nutritional information for juices at least at the ingredient level. For example, how much sugar is in 1c of carrot juice, vs. 1c of zucchini juice? How much B12 is in spinach juice vs. apple juice? This kind of reference information would be very useful for diet planing. So far, I have not found a good reference for this, but it would fit nicely in a future edition of this book (add a little nutrition table to each ingredient)