Dec 022014
 
Review: Raw Energy in a GlassRaw Energy in a Glass by Stephanie L Tourles
Published by Storey Publishing on Dec 2, 2014
Genres: Non-fiction
Format: eARC from Netgalley
Find the book: Amazon, Goodreads
Rating: three-stars

Best-selling author Stephanie Tourles offers more than 120 delicious, super-nutritious recipes for smoothies, shakes, green drinks, power shots, mocktails, longevity elixirs, and fermented beverages, all designed to boost your health and energy. All of the recipes are vegan (Tourles even includes her own recipe for vegan yogurt, made using nut milks and probiotics), use only raw ingredients, and can be made in a standard blender. From Green Grapefruit Refreshers and Ginger-Lime Mocktinis to Golden Antioxidant Fusion, Aloe and Pineapple Digestive Health Elixir, Pain-Away Chlorella Smoothies, and Sunbutter Banana Shakes, there's no shortage of nourishing, energizing, and irresistible choices.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

I haven’t read many non-fiction books lately, but this is one that I jumped at the chance of reading. My son has some eating issues, and as he tends to drink a lot of shakes and smoothies, I picked up this book with the hope of discovering a few new ideas.

The first part of the book is mostly nutritional information. It was very informative, with the information presented in easy to understand sections.

The second part of the book is all recipes. I have earmarked several to try, including a few cold soups that sound delicious as appetizers.

I do wish that there were more recipes that could be created using an ordinary blender, instead of using a high-powered blender. There was nothing in the summary or title that indicated special blenders would be needed, and while there are a few alternatives provided, they are definitely not mentioned enough times to make all of the recipes accessible to everyone. With the exception of this one flaw, I was quite impressed with the book.

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