The Oh She Glows Cookbook: Review

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My daughter gave me this wonderful book for Christmas, The Oh She Glows Cookbook and I've enjoyed experimenting with some new recipes and tasting them at the table. Below you will find a smoothie recipe that goes with the book meme on page 56.

About The Book

After a decade of struggling with an eating disorder and subsisting on diet, low-calorie processed foods, Angela Liddon vowed to get healthy once and for all. Done with feeling sick and tired, she threw out her fat-free butter spray and low-calorie frozen dinners. Instead, Angela embraced whole foods that made her glow from the inside out. But first, she had to learn to cook-and eat-right. Five years ago, Angela started a blog,, to spread the word about her journey to health and the powerful transformation that food can make in our lives. Almost overnight, her energy and authenticity attracted readers eager to create their own positive life changes. Today, Oh She Glows attracts millions of visitors every month, making it one of the most popular vegan recipe blogs on the Internet.

The Friday #56

"Adding greens to smoothies is a trend you see everywhere these days, but when I first started adding spinach to my smoothies in 2009, many of my blog readers, family members, and coworkers were both horrified and intrigued by the weird-looking drinks that gave me so much energy."

I've never made a smoothie with greens before. Guess I'm brave enough to try it. I've always added blueberries and other types of fruit in mine. How about you?

Glowing Mojo-ito Green Monster 

1/2 cup watermelon cubes (optional but recommended)
1 to 1 1/2 cups baby spinach or other leafy green
1 cup coconut water or water
1 large sweet apple (such as Gala or Honeycrisp)
3 Tbl avocado
1 to 2 Tbl  fresh lime juice
5 to 10 large mint leaves, to taste
5 large ice cubes

Makes 1 (3 - cup) smoothie

Prep Time: 5 mins.

1. Freeze the watermelon cubes (if using) overnight or until frozen solid.
2. In a high-speed blender, combine all of the ingredients and blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and toast to green drinks!

Tip: If using water instead of coconut water, you might want to add a bit of liquid sweetener to make up for the lack of sweetness.

Book Review

If you're looking for healthy plant-based recipes from whole foods that are free of chemicals and additives, then look no more. I'm a huge fan of meals that taste good and the author delivers yummy food to create from this beautiful cookbook. At the beginning, we get a glimpse as to what tools can and should be in everyone's kitchen. You'll find 10 breakfast ideas, plus 11 smoothie recipes. Then we have an excellent appetizer section that I personally like. I have created a few recipes that I really enjoy serving my family. For example, the Glowing Strawberry-Mango Guacamole is fantastic, sweet to the taste with refreshing colors to look at! You can't go wrong with snacking on the Taco Fiesta Potato Crisps and the Classic Hummus. Next, you'll dive into 8 dynamic, healthy vibrant salads. The Roasted Beet salad with Hazelnuts, Thyme & Balsamic Reduction is a favorite of mine. Dive into 15 Entrees with some delicious bean and lentil recipes. Move on to the 9 Power Snacks section to explore. Towards the back of the book,  you'll find a Homemade Staples section for Grapeseed Mayonnaise, Pumpkin Butter and much more. Now the book is complete with a Basic Cooking Chart for many kinds of rice measurements in the end notes. The food photography is very professional and the recipes are so delicious. I find this one to be one of the best Vegan Cookbooks overall. Get it!

5/5 stars! Highly recommend.

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Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end. - Ecclesiastes 3:114

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