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There’s no easier way to get your fruits (and veggies) than by blending them up into a colorful, delicious smoothie. Pick up a copy of cook and food writer Jenna Helwig’s new book, Smoothie-licious, and fire up that blender you know you don’t use enough.

I distinctly remember tasting cilantro for the first time as a preteen (at Chili’s!) and thinking that the restaurant hadn’t washed the soap off its dishes. I avoided the leafy herb for many years before deciding that I liked Mexican food too much to shun cilantro forever. After years of rigorous training, I am now a superfan. But if you’re not, substitute basil or mint, or just leave it out altogether.

Reprinted with permission from Smoothie-licious