Saturday, November 27, 2010

Amy A's Green Smoothies: Review + Giveaway!

Thanks to the power of Facebook, Amy Arnold, author of Amy A's Green Smoothies and I reconnected after 10 years. A lifetime ago, in the 1990s, Amy and I worked at America Online (aka, the Yahoo, Google, and Facebook of its day). Over a decade later, we both find ourselves in the wellness business!

Amy is the founder of VitalSelf, a health and wellness company in Virginia. (Make sure you read Amy's story here.) Her smoothie book was inspired by a challenge she made to herself. To celebrate her 44th birthday, she challenged herself to create 44 new green smoothies, one per day. She posted videos of her daily smoothies and inspired people all over the world. Now her smoothies are in a book! She even shares a few juice recipes too!

This slim volume is perfect for beginners. If you're like, "What is all this talk about green smoothies? Why should I be drinking them?" Then Amy's book is for you.

Her book includes:
-What makes green smoothies green?
-Top 11 reasons why green smoothies rock!
-The difference between green smoothies and green juices.
-5 steps to a perfect green smoothie.

All of her smoothies are funky, fruity, and kid-friendly. There's 62 recipes in all. My favorites are Summer Peach-Mango Delight, and Fresh HoneyRo (romaine lettuce and honeydew melon smoothie).

We are also gifted with 11 green juices, my personal favorites. You all know that juices rock my world. Amy's Green Lemonade (lemon, apples, ginger, garlic, kale and romaine) helped knock out my lingering cold.

This book is kid-friendly and colorful. The recipes are easy. There's no intimidation here. In short, Amy A's Green Smoothies is a lot of fun. You want to spend time with this book and experiment. Congratulations, Amy!

10 out of 10 Mocha Angels.

TWO lucky people win ebook copies of Amy A's Green Smoothies!

- Leave a comment at the end of this post. Answer the question: “What is your children's favorite green smoothie, or your best smoothie for the "kid at heart?" :-)

- Leave a working email address that you actually check regularly. :-)

- If you have won a giveaway here in the last 6 months, you are not eligible to enter. (sorry!)

- Post your comment by 11:59pm EST, Thursday, December 2, 2010.

- I will pick the winners at random at The winners will receive an email from me on Friday morning, December 3, 2010. I will announce the winners on The Raw Mocha Angel blog on that same day. If I do not hear from the winners within seven days, I will draw another winner.

Good luck!



Danielle said...

Hi There,

I've been reading your blog now for a few months...and I love it. I look forward to emails from the The Raw Mocha Angel and quickly open them, wondering what recipes you'll share. Nonetheless, I am posting today because I am interested in the giveaway and would love to incorporate more green smoothies into my diet.

Here's one of my favorites:

1 bunch green kale
1 pint strawberries
1 - 2 mangos
2 cups water

Althea said...

From Amaadi: Our favorite green smoothie is kale, orange, apple, and spirulina.

Ashley Jenelle said...

Well i dont have any kids, and ive never had a green smoothie before either...but my favorite smoothie in general is strawberry+mango= delicious! .

Darcia said...

1 cup almond milk
1/2-1 whole banana
1/4 cup frozen fruit: berries, peaches, etc.
2 tablespoons fresh ground flax seeds
2 tablespoons fresh ground nuts: almonds, pecans, walnuts etc
1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted

green version
1 cup spinach or kale
increase fruit to 1 cup

Courtney said...

New to green smoothies, but my favorite recipe is from a co-worker.

2 Handfuls of spinach
about a cup of water
half a cup of cantaloupe
half a cup of watermelon
a handful of carrots


Jackie said...

Hello, I just found your blog and have to say it is great! I don't have children yet but I do have a favorite green smoothie recipe. It is pretty basic but still yummy:

1 medium frozen banana
2 handfuls of spinach
1 cup almond milk
tiny bit of agave nectar + ice
Blend and enjoy!

Thanks for the giveaway : )


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