I’ve mentioned before on this column that monothematic cookbooks are some of my favorites. We’ve featured recipes from quite a few here, from books on yogurt, avocados, eggs, and food on a stick. When I saw the most recent Green Kitchen Stories book, GREEN KITCHEN Smoothies: Healthy and Colourful Smoothies for Every Day, I was magnetically drawn to its recipes (not just smoothies!) and didn’t know how to choose which to try first — by color or ingredient, or both? All of them look delicious! In the end, I chose the Goji, Mango, and Turmeric Smoothie based on color, unique flavor profile, and nutritional properties. I can sincerely say that I have started a Vitamix savings fund to make the best use of this “cook”book! —Kristina
Why David and Luise love this recipe: This is one of our favorite recipes in the entire book and it has the most unreal color! The smoothie tastes very unique with a wide variety of fruity tones mixed with a spicy punch from ginger and that unexpected twist from goji berries. We also add turmeric to it for a nice roundness in flavor, more intense color and some anti-inflammatory properties. Add chia seeds for a more filling drink or leave them out if you prefer it a little lighter.
Photography by David Frenkiel