Simply Smoothies… A Sampling with Linda Gassenheimer

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Simply Smoothies… A Sampling with Linda Gassenheimer

Join Linda Gassenheimer for a smoothie demonstration and tasting as she presents her latest books Simply Smoothies: Fresh and Fast Diabetes-Friendly Snacks and Complete Meals and Fast and Flavorful: Great Diabetes Meals from Market to Table.

Free for JMOF-FIU Members; All others are free with Museum admission.

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About the book:


People are always looking for meals on the go, but finding options that are not laden with fats, calories, and sugars can be a challenge. In Simply Smoothies: Fast & Fresh Diabetes-Friendly Snacks & Complete Meals, food writer Linda Gassenheimer shares the perfect solution —smoothies!

“For breakfast on the run, a quick lunch, or a simple snack, you can assemble the ingredients in a blender jar and store it in the refrigerator,” writes Gassenheimer. “All you need to do is power up the blender and take your complete meal or snack with you.”

The first in a series of short, affordable, one-topic diabetes cookbooks, Simply Smoothies offers 60 recipes for easy and delicious meals to curb cravings and keep you satisfied. Breakfast and lunch meal replacements are featured as well as snack options for between meals. Recipes include healthier variations on standard smoothies, such as Banana Strawberry, Pomegranate, and Raspberry Banana. Also featured are surprising twists on ordinary smoothies, such as the Guacamole Shake, Curried Gazpacho, and Oats and Almonds Smoothies. Gassenheimer also includes a list of commonly used ingredients to keep stocked, such as whey protein, unsweetened almond milk, low-fat yogurts, and more. Each recipe also features complete nutrition information and diabetic choices/exchanges.

In addition to being a delicious meal or snack option, each smoothie recipe is specifically designed for people with diabetes and prediabetes. While many other smoothies are packed with carbohydrates and sugars, Simply Smoothies cuts these out without sacrificing taste or texture.

Each of the 60 recipes in this new cookbook meets the American Diabetes Association's nutritional guidelines. These guidelines ensure that the recipes will fit into anyone's diabetes meal plan and help in taking care of themselves.

About The Author: Image

Linda Gassenheimer is a TV and radio personality, syndicated journalist, best-selling author, spokesperson, and food consultant. She is the producer and host of the weekly “Food News and Views” on WLRN 91.2 FM National Public Radio and author of the Miami Herald column “Dinner in Minutes.” She lives in Miami. In addition to Simply Smoothies, she is the author of two other American Diabetes Association cookbooks, Fast & Flavorful: Great Diabetes Meals from Market to Table and Mix ’n’ Match Meals in Minutes for People with Diabetes: A No-Brainer Solution to Meal Preparation.

Simply Smoothies is available at, at bookstores nationwide, or by calling 1-800-232-6733.