The New Green Smoothie Diet Solution Review & GIVE-A-WAY!

Farmer’s Markets are starting to pop-up. Strawberries are showing up in droves at the grocery store, and asparagus is available at the co-op down the street. Yup. Summer is just around the corner. (Well, for my Northern hemisphere readers, anyway *wink*) And I don’t know about you, but I’ve got some winter weight to get rid of before the shorts and bathing suits come out of storage.

One way I’m getting myself back on track and celebrating the change in seasons is by doing a 30 day raw challenge. A fellow blogger and I have started a Facebook group, the Raw Fusion Rest, and we’d love it if you joined us. The group is closed, meaning you’ll have to ask for membership, but everyone is welcome – even non-vegans. The focus of the group is raw/high raw vegan, but any percentage of a raw food diet is perfectly fine. Join up! You’ll love it 😉

Now, onto the fun stuff…a give-a-way!

New Green Smoothie Diet Cover

A few weeks ago, I was contacted by Elizabeth Swann who graciously offered to send me a copy of her latest book, The New Green Smoothie Diet Solution, to review and give-a-way. Considering how lax I am on adding greens to anything except a salad, I jumped at the chance!

Elizabeth is an ND (Doctor of Naturopathic medicine) who has been working with clients for more than 10 years. Based in Mount Carmel, Israel, Elizabeth’s goal is to education people about the healing powers of food and how easy it is to make healthy, life-long lifestyle changes.

The New Green Smoothie Diet Solution is really informative. I expected it to be just be a “cook” book, but green smoothie recipes are only part of what you’ll find in this handy little book. The rest of the pages are filled with tons of information about greens and how to use them to overcome sugar cravings, detox, build your immune system, negate the negative effects of stress/feel calmer, improve the look and feel of your hair and nails, and even increase your vitality.

How about a Dandy Pineapple Detox Smoothie, a Kale-n-Orange Weight Loss Smoothie, or a Melon Head Green Smoothie? Sounds good to me!

Elizabeth has graciously offered to give-a-way a digital copy of The New Green Smoothie Diet Solution to one lucky reader of Veggie V’s Vegan Adventure. To enter, just leave a comment telling me how you do or want to incorporate green smoothies into your diet. And, for extra chances to win, signup to follow Veggie V by email (or by WP reader if you have a WP blog), and follow Veggie V on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Pinterest. Leave a separate comment letting me know you did any or all of these things. Contest is open world wide!

Contest open today, Wednesday, May 8, through Friday, May 10 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Good luck!

 

 

Raw Coconut Caramel Dippers & a Raw Foods DVD Contest

I’ve been obsessed with raw caramel dipping sauces lately. Seriously. Check out these awesome, easy recipes!

Raw Caramel Sauce

5 jumbo medjool dates (or 8 regular size fruits)

1-3 tsp vanilla extract (I use alcohol free)

splash water

Blend dates, water, and vanilla in a small, bullet style blender until smooth. Drizzle over or apples or other tart fruits.

Raw Caramel Sauce

5 jumbo medjool dates (or 8 regular sized fruits)

1-3 tsp vanilla extract (I use alcohol free)

1 TBSP raw cacao powder (or carob powder for a chocolate-free sauce)

splash water (start with 1 tbsp)

Add all ingredients to a bullet style blender cup and blend until smooth. Dip apple slices into caramel or drizzle over your favorite fruit, pancakes, toast, etc.

Raw Coconut Caramel Dippers

5 jumbo medjool dates (or 8 regular size fruits)

1-3 tsp vanilla extract (I use alcohol free)

1-2 TBSP shredded coconut (super fine shred works best)

splash water (about 1 TBSP)

Add all ingredients to bullet style blender cup and blend until incorporated. Coconut will not blend until smooth, but will blend enough to create an awesome dipping sauce for apples, banana skewers, strawberries, or even stuffed into whole, pitted dates.

Are you familiar with the works of Jennifer Cornbleet? I have two of her books and absolutely love them! Raw Food Made Easy for 1 or 2 People and Raw for Dessert: Easy Delights for Everyone are both amazing, and I have been drooling over Jennifer’s videos on her YouTube channel for months.  Guess what…Jennifer has a new DVD that’s releasing next month, but you can enter to win a free copy! She’s giving away one DVD each week, so even if you don’t win this week, you still have another chance 🙂 Enter to win today; I did!

Jennifer Cornbleet has just released an excellent new DVD that’s loaded with
tips and recipes to make eating well a breeze no matter how busy you are.
It’s full of time-saving techniques and dishes that taste great and will
keep your body energized.
Throughout the month of November, you can enter to win a copy for free! For
more information, and to enter to win, click here