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Raspberry Razzle Dazzle

Raspberry Razzle Dazzle
by Gabriel Constans

This is a favorite and legendary thirst-quencher from Wisconsin in the 1960s and 1970s. Folks used to drive long distances to obtain this sweet, fresh drink. Raspberries are reported to help cleanse the body of toxins, and also contain vitamins C and A.

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Yield: 4 cups

1 cup fresh raspberries (or frozen if out of season)
2 cups vanilla pudding
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 cup filtered water

Place all the ingredients in a blender, and mix on medium speed for 50 to 60 seconds.

Your Broadway hands will come alive for the old razzle dazzle, as you pour this luscious drink into containers of your choice and serve with pizazz.

Twist & Shout

Twist and Shout
by Gabriel Constans

The Twist was a popular dance, and a song by Chubby Checker, that swept the nation in the early 1960s. You put one foot in front of the other and twist your body from side to side, lifting one foot at a time for emphasis and bending your knees up and down. When you’re finished doing The Twist, try this smoothie – it’ll give you something to shout about.

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Yield: 4 cups

2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
2 cups almond milk
2 dates, chopped
2 bananas
6 teaspoons carob powder
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Place all the ingredients in a blender, and mix on medium speed for 45 seconds.

Pour into a container of your choice and twist it up on the dance floor.

Flower Power

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by Gabriel Constans

Deja vu! This is a beautiful, colorful, nostalgic drink, brimming with healthy ingredients. Dandelion greens are a good diuretic; chamomile is a relaxant; red clover blossom is a blood purifier; and sage relieves sore throats. These can be found in most natural food stores, or n your garden or fields.

This smoothie was inspired by the “flower children” of the 1960s, who congregated in San Francisco and preached a lifestyle of peace and love. Burning incense and wearing a peace symbol and flowers in your hair while making this smoothie are optional, but recommended.

Yield: 4 cups

2 cups milk (dairy or non-dairy)
4 tablespoons honey or brown rice syrup (or agave)
4 tablespoons vanilla ice cream (or rice or soy)
2 mint leaves, chopped, or 1 tablespoon dried mint
2 tablespoons flower petals from nasturtium, dandelion greens, chamomile, red clover blossom, sage, and rose petal (as available).

Place all the ingredients in a blender, and blend on medium speed for 1 minute.
Pour, drink, dance and “let the sunshine, let the sunshine in”.

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