Smoothies are a great way to extra nutrients into your diet. Packed with multiple servings of fruits and veggies in every sip they’re quick to make, easy to digest, delicious to drink, and they charge your body with the energy and nutrients you need to stay healthy. The benefits of these frothy drinks come from “functional foods,” foods that contain large amounts of immunity-boosting nutrients to fortify your entire body—a feat no pill or supplement can match. Each of the wholesome and luscious recipes in Smoothies for Better Health is annotated for both its overall nutritional profile and for the specific nutrients it delivers, so you’ll learn exactly what benefits you are getting from every drink.
Ellen Brown is the founding food editor of USA Today and the author of many cookbooks, including the award-winning Gourmet Gazelle Cookbook. Ellen's writing has appeared in more than two dozen publications, including Bon Appetit, Art Culinaire, Coastal Living, and The Washington Post. She lives in Providence, RI.
Karen Konopelski Hensley, M.S., R.D., is a nutrition consultant at Princeton University. A former sports nutritionist at the University of Connecticut, Karen's work experience includes providing one-on-one counseling to athletes on issues ranging from nutrient timing and eating-to-perform. She has worked at the National Institutes of Health and currently resides in Princeton, NJ.