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Leah Shomron is a culinary consultant who has dedicated her career to increasing public awareness of healthy cooking choices and techniques. Leah graduated from the Chef's Training at the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts in New York. She writes articles, leads seminars, and has appeared on television shows, teaching fun and easy ways to integrate healthy cooking into everyday life. Visit Leahs website at healthycooking.co.il.
"Those with a soft spot for smoothies will find this collection of 100 blended drinks an indispensable reference. Grouped into themes, the duo put their blenders to the test, whipping up drinks for all occasions. Though the book leans heavily on bananas and yogurt, those averse to either ingredient will enjoy options like Orange Ginger Delight and Persimmon Protein Punch, which uses tofu and soy milk in lieu of yogurt. Substitutions are suggested, except in one puzzling case; readers may want to consider swapping the recommended brown sugar often employed for white. The veggie selections veer toward savory with the expected (gazpacho) and the challenging (Perfectly Pesto, a 'salad in a glass'). Kids with blender skills will be able to whip up simple treats like Lovingly Lemon (a lemon popsicle, chopped pineapple, and pineapple juice) and the Nutty Nut (Nutella, banana ice cream, milk and pecans) with minimal supervision. And those who like their blended drinks with a kick will appreciate the many options, including Whisky-A-Cho-Co, a combination of chocolate ice cream, whisky, chocolate chips, and chili flakes. Packed with as much fruit as information; readers, start your blenders. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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A mouthwatering collection for kids and grown-ups with an eye on health!
Here's a toast to the celestial smoothie—timeless classics like Orange-Ginger Delight; yummy health boosters, such as Very Berry Vanilla, Minty Watermelon, and Pomegranate Punch; sweet treats with chocolate, and cocktail hour delights with a spike. This mouthwatering collection, whipped up by two chefs expert in the art of healthy, delicious cooking, offers drinks to please every palate.
The fun begins with a blender, ice, and assorted other ingredients—fruits, vegetables, nuts, granola, yogurt, ice cream, or almost any other favorite. Basic, easy-to-follow instructions on using the blender, getting the right texture, and maintaining the right proportion between solids, liquids, and frozen components help assure a perfect result.