Sunday, December 28, 2014

Body & Soul Book Review & Giveaway

I just finished a great book, Body and Soul by Bethany Hamilton.  First off I just want to say that I am a huge fan of Bethany Hamilton.  She is such a positive role model!  I really enjoyed her movie, Soul Surfer as well as her appearance in Dolphin Tale 2.  Bethany is an amazing athlete and fitness expert.  Everyone has challenges, and Bethany has overcome incredible ones.  In this book, Bethany shares some of her experiences with body, mind and spirit.  It encourages girls and woman alike to develop and maintain healthy lifestyles.  In her book, Bethany includes special workouts, recipes and lots of information on eating  clean and healthier and maintaining a balanced lifestyle.  I love that Bethany talks about physical and spiritual health because both are equally important.  Bethany is encouraging and uplifting and she also discusses the power of positive thinking. 

No Banana Smoothie

I made one of Bethany's No-Banana Smoothies several days ago.  The ingredients are simple - kale, Gala apple, English cucumber, lemon juice, coconut oil and ice.

 This is an English cucumber in case you are wondering.

 Ingredients ready to be blended

 Ready to drink and enjoy

Simply blend the ingredients together and enjoy.  This wasn't my favorite smoothie of all time but it was refreshing and definitely different.  You can really taste the cucumber!  I am looking forward to making the Mango-Ginger Smoothie next.

While this is not a huge cookbook there are lots of fun recipes including smoothies, breakfast options, snacks and dinners as well as a few desserts.

Thank you Bethany for sharing your experiences and your passions and encouraging others in their paths.  I look forward to sharing this book with my girls.

Ready for a giveaway?  Family Christian is generously providing an Autographed copy of Body and Soul to one of you.  Just enter the giveaway below and good luck!  Open to US/CAN residents.

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Disclosure: I am proud to be a Family Christian Blogger and Affiliate.  I was provided with my own copy of Body and Soul to facilitate my review and Family Christian is sponsoring this giveaway.  All opinions expressed are my own.


Maura said...

Bethany was on the Amazing Race this season. She and her husband made it into the final three. They ran the race with kindness and integrity.

Danielle jones said...

I would read this book and then pass it on to another book lover that I know.