The health benefits of natural antioxidants like vitamins A and C are still being discovered. Whilesupplements can be useful, the most complete source of vitamins and minerals is fresh food, especially fruits and vegetables. One of the most interesting and delicious ways to enjoy the benefits of fresh produce is juicing.
Wai Lana, a well-known yoga instructor with a nationwide PBS television series and numerous yoga videos to her credit, makes juicing seem easy and delicious with this appealing book. Over 85 recipes are included, all beautifully illustrated with luscious photographs. Many of the recipes will appeal to kids as well as the rest of the family. The pictures alone will entice you into trying these intriguing combinations. Each recipe includes a list of benefits as well as ways to boost nutrition and flavor.
There are separate sections for fruit juices, vegetable juices, smoothies, and desserts. There is even a section on how to use the pulp left over from juicing, including recipes for patés, vegetarian burgers, and muffins. There are fact-filled charts on vitamins and minerals, details on finding the best produce, and on storing your juice, as well as information on supplements and herbs to add to your juice for taste and added nutrition.
If you have been thinking about adding fresh juices to your life, or if you are looking for some new and interesting juicing recipes, this is a great book to explore. While the recipes require a juicer or at least a good blender, most of the fresh ingredients are readily available in Southern California. Recommended.
—Lyda Whiting, Awareness magazine, March/April 2004