The Complete Guide to Healthy Drinks

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Get more than 160 recipes for expense-saving, sugar-sparing, all-natural beverages. This book captures the test kitchen’s discoveries and best techniques for juicing, brewing, smoothie making, fermenting, and more. You’ll appreciate knowing why our blends work and what each ingredient brings to the table. You’ll ferment the best kombucha, kefir, and tepache you’ve ever had. You’ll up your alcohol-free drink game with homemade low-sugar soda and seltzers made from fresh fruit and herbs. You’ll mix your own loose tea blends using elderberries, lemon balm, echinacea, and more.

Some of what you'll find inside

30 smoothies that combine fruits and vegetables and range from a Simple Green Smoothie with kale, avocado, banana, and orange juice to a Watermelon Gazpacho Smoothie to Zucchiña Colada, Spicy Mango, Cherry-Jicama, and Miso-Banana Smoothies.

35 juices from easy single-ingredient juices from carrots, celery, cucumbers, or tomatoes to combinations of fruits and vegetables that include Feel the Beet Juice with Grapes and Thyme, Sweet Corn and Blueberry Juice, Seriously Celery Juice, and Parsnip and Pear Juice.

International drinks that offer authentic versions of Cha Manao (Thai iced lime tea), Moroccan Mint Tea, Matcha (from Japan), Emoliente (warm barley beverage from Peru), Tepache (fermented pineapple drink from Mexico made from pineapple peels, Mango Lassi, and Haldhicha Dudh (hot turmeric milk, from India).

Homemade versions of store-bought favorites—such as Gatorade (Strawberry Electrolyte Refresher), V8 (atkv5), Sleepytime Tea (Cozy and Calm Herb Tea Blend), kombucha, iced tea, kefir, nondairy milks (oat, almond, soy, and rice)— taste fresher and cost less.

What you'll find inside:

  • Simple Peach-Vanilla Fruit Smoothie
  • SuperGreens Smoothie
  • Matcha Fauxba Tea Smoothie
  • Chestnut-Cardamom Smoothie
  • Raspberry Basil Iced Black Tea
  • Pear Sage Iced Green Tea
  • Citrus Burst Black Tea Blend
  • Cozy and Calm Herbal Tea Blend
  • Cucumber Water with Lime and Ginger
  • Winter Citrus and Pomegranate
  • Naturally Sweet Pink Lemonade
  • Strawberry Electrolyte Refresher
  • Mixed Berry Vanilla Kombucha
  • Milk Kefir with Maple and Cinnamon
  • Mango Lassi
  • Golden Milk (Haldi Doodh)

Recipes: 160+
Format: Softcover
Pages: 256
Item Number: CQ48
Item Weight: 1.5 pounds

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More about The Complete Guide to Healthy Drinks:

Anyone who wants to limit the sugar and eliminate unnecessary ingredients from their homemade smoothies, juices, kombucha, broths, and other drinks. Beverage makers looking for new, foolproof recipes across a wide range of drinks


Recipes offer supercreative flavor combinations along with variations and key ingredient substitutions so you can customize your drinks.


Recipes were developed with simplicity in mind resulting in less prep and added nutritional benefits from using unpeeled produce. Do your beets have stems and leaves attached? We use them.


Tutorial spreads collect all of the test kitchen’s discoveries, tips, tricks, and equipment recommendations. Equipment reviews are included.