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Cantaloupe Waltz

Cantaloupe Waltz
by Gabriel Constans

The waltz is a gliding, turning dance that overcame hostile opposition to dominate social dancing from 1750 to 1900. It involves six even steps and full turns as slowly or swiftly as the music will take you. Famous early proponents were Johann Strause and Josef Lanner.

Cantaloupes are said to alleviate some allergies, reduce bladder infections, relieve bursitis, and prevent memory loss.

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Yield: 5 cups

1/2 cantaloupe, peeled, seeded, and sliced
1/2 honeydew, peeled, seeded, and sliced
2 cups filtered ice water
1 1/2 fresh mint leaves, finely chopped, or 1 tablespoon dried mint
8 ice cubes
3 teaspoons lime juice
1 teaspoon sea salt
10 fresh strawberries

Place all the ingredients in a blender, and blend on medium speed for 1 minute.
Pour into champagne glasses and glide.

The Beta-Carotene Queen

The Beta-Carotene Queen

“It sure is orange!” That’s what most people say when they see this smoothie for the first time. There is a warning label that says, “Do not look directly at this drink without the aid of sunglasses, or it may cause blindness.”

This is a tangy, sweet drink fit for royalty. It’s healthy, too. The apricots provide a high sugar content for energy; the carrot juice is high in vitamin A; the orange juice is high in vitamin C; cantaloupe aids in elimination; mango helps reduce fever; and papaya is rich in vitamins. Save the peels from the fruit and use for cups.

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Yield: 4 cups

2 apricots, pitted and sliced
1 1/2 cups carrot juice
1/2 cup peeled and chopped cantaloupe
1/2 cup peeled and sliced mango
1 cup peeled and chopped papaya
3 tablespoons frozen organe juice concentrate or 1 cup fresh orange juice

Place all the ingredients in a blender, and blend on low speed for 1 minute.

Pour into left-over fruit skins and serve. Don’t forget to wear shades!

The Peaceful Warrior

The Peaceful Warrior

Until now, the world was unaware of the day peace almost broke out among the planet’s nations. One day, someone tapped into the computers at the CIA, NSA, and DHS and put the entire world on alert by entering this smoothie recipe. Before anyone knew what was happening, China, Pakistan, India, China, Russia and North Korea were threatening one another with new and exciting smoothies. ALL weapons of destruction were converted into giant blenders, with a race to see which country could outdo the others in peacetime alternatives and smoothie diversions.

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Yield: 4 servings

1/2 cantaloupe, peeled, seeded, and sliced
4 ice cubes
2 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
1 plum (European or Japanese), pitted
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1/2 cup brown rice syrup
2 tablespoons applesauce

Place all the ingredients in a blender, and mix on medium speed for 30 seconds.

Pour into tall glasses, serve and enjoy peace (for a change).

Great-Am-SmoothiesExcerpt from Great American Smoothies: The Ultimate Blending Guide for Shakes, Slushes, Desserts, & Thirst Quenchers by Gabriel Constans

The Pink Flamingo

Great-Am-Smoothies

The Pink Flamingo

From Great American Smoothies: The Ultimate Blending Guide for Shakes, Slushes, Desserts, & Thirst Quenchers
by Gabriel Constans
(One of the first books of smoothies published in North America. Avery Publishing, 1997)

Take a drink of this smoothie and try to not think about pink flamingos. Impossible, you say? Perhaps, but not as difficult as avoiding the image of a pink elephant.

Yield: 4 cups

1 cup raspberry juice

4 tablespoons frozen orange juice

1 cup filtered water

3 small bananas

2 tablespoons plain soy yogurt

1/4 cup firm tofu

10 fresh strawberries

1 cup peeled and chopped cantaloupe

1. Place all ingredients in a blender, and mix on medium speed for 40 seconds.

2. Pour into tall glasses (without thinking of a pink flamingo) and serve.

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