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Burning The Midnight Oil

Luscious-Choc-SmoothiesFrom Luscious Chocolate Smoothies: An Irresisitible Collection of Healthy Cocoa Delights.
By Gabriel Constans

A powerful and subtle recipe from my book of chocolate smoothies.

Burning The Midnight Oil

Yields 4 Cups

  • 1/2 cup chocolate syrup
  • 3 frozen bananas (thawed)*
  • 1 tablespoon protein powder
  • 2 cups brewed coffee
  • 1 tablespoon peppermint extract
  • 1 small (about 2-inch-square) brownie
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1. Place all ingredients in a blender and mix on medium for 1 minute.

2. Pour into tall glasses and serve. Be prepared for unexpected fits of dancing, prancing and romancing.

*To freeze bananas, peel and chop them, seal in plastic bags, and place in the freezer until frozen.

per cup: Calories 242; Protein 4 g; Total Fat 3 g; Saturated Fat 1 g; Carbohydrate 52 g; Cholesterol 2 mg

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Hot Hot Love

Luscious-Choc-SmoothiesFrom Luscious Chocolate Smoothies: An Irresisitible Collection of Healthy Cocoa Delights.
By Gabriel Constans

A sizzling recipe from my book of chocolate smoothies.

Hot Love

Yields 4 Cups

  • 2 cups chocolate rice or soy milk
  • 2 bananas, in chunks
  • 1 12-ounce package soft silken tofu
  • 1/4 cup chocolate syrup
  • 21/4 teaspoon cayenne

1. Place all ingredients in a blender and mix on medium for 1 minute.

2. Pour into glasses or onto your partner and enjoy the hot afterglow.

per cup: Calories 432; Protein 9 g; Total Fat 3 g; Saturated Fat 1 g; Carbohydrate 94 g; Cholesterol 0 mg

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The Sinful Warrior

Luscious-Choc-SmoothiesFrom Luscious Chocolate Smoothies: An Irresisitible Collection of Healthy Cocoa Delights.
By Gabriel Constans

Another scrumptious recipe from my book of chocolate smoothies.

The Sinful Warrior

Yields 5 Cups

  • 2 cups plain soy, rice or low-fat dairy milk
  • 1 large banana, in chunks
  • 1 12-ounce package soft silken tofu
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted

1. Place all ingredients in a blender and mix on medium for 1 minute.

2. Slowly pour the rich, creamy decadence into glasses and prepare to drink pure bliss.

per cup: Calories 181; Protein 6 g; Total Fat 7 g; Saturated Fat 3 g; Carbohydrate 28 g; Cholesterol 0 mg

Find more recipes, humor, chocolate facts and stories at Luscious Chocolate Smoothies.
Read one of the many reviews at Five Healthy Recipes.

The Chocolate Connoisseur

Luscious-Choc-SmoothiesFrom Luscious Chocolate Smoothies: An Irresisitible Collection of Healthy Cocoa Delights.
By Gabriel Constans

Taste this sumptuous recipe from my book of chocolate smoothies.

The Chocolate Connoisseur

Yields 4 Cups

  • 2 cups chocolate soy or low-fat dairy milk
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 large banana, in chunks
  • 1/4 cup frozen raspberries (thawed)
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

1. Place all ingredients in a blender and mix on high for 1 minute.

2. Pour into tall juice or beer glasses and guzzle with pleasure.

per cup: Calories 138; Protein 3 g; Total Fat 2 g; Saturated Fat 0 g; Carbohydrate 30 g; Cholesterol 0 mg

Find more recipes, humor, chocolate facts and stories at Luscious Chocolate Smoothies.
Read one of the many reviews at Five Healthy Recipes.

The Golden Fleece

Luscious-Choc-SmoothiesFrom Luscious Chocolate Smoothies: An Irresisitible Collection of Healthy Cocoa Delights.
By Gabriel Constans

Enjoy this glorious recipe from my book of chocolate smoothies.

The Golden Fleece

Yields 4 1/2 Cups

  • 1 banana, in chunks
  • 2 cups plain soy milk
  • 1/2 cup shelled pistachios
  • 6 ounces milk chocolate, melted
  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted
  • 1 teaspoon powdered ginseng

1. Place banana, mil, and pistachios in a blender and mix on high for 30 seconds; add the chocolates and ginseng powder and mix on medium for 30 seconds.

2. Pour into a ram’s horn or tall glasses and live forever.

per cup: Calories 550; Protein 8 g; Total Fat 32 g; Saturated Fat 15 g; Carbohydrate 65 g; Cholesterol 10 mg

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Slow Hand

Luscious-Choc-SmoothiesFrom Luscious Chocolate Smoothies: An Irresisitible Collection of Healthy Cocoa Delights.
By Gabriel Constans

Enjoy this scrumptious recipe from my book of chocolate smoothies.

Slow Hand

Yields 4 Cups

  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • 1 banana, in chunks
  • 1 teaspoon ginkgo powder
  • 1 cup canned pineapple chunks, drained
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup
  • Pinch of salt, plus extra for glass edges
  • 1/2 cup tequila

1. Place all ingredients, except tequila, in a blender and mix on medium for 50 seconds. Add tequila and blend for 10 more seconds.

2. Put a little salt on the rims of four champagne glasses, pour the drink, and take it slow and easy.

per cup: Calories 183; Protein 1 g; Total Fat 0 g; Saturated Fat o g; Carbohydrate 27 g; Cholesterol o mg

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Strawberry and Plum Chocolate Fairy

Luscious-Choc-SmoothiesFrom Luscious Chocolate Smoothies: An Irresisitible Collection of Healthy Cocoa Delights.
By Gabriel Constans

Enjoy this lively recipe from my book of chocolate smoothies.

Strawberry and Plum Chocolate Fairy

Yields 64 Cups

  • 2 cups plain almond milk
  • 20 fresh or thawed frozen strawberries
  • small European or Japanese plum (whichever is seasonally available)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • pecans, shelled and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon honey or agave
  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted

1. Place all ingredients in a blender and mix on medium for 30 seconds.

2. Pour into tall glasses and take your time smelling the sweet aroma.

per cup: Calories 150; Protein 2 g; Total Fat 6 g; Saturated Fat 2 g; Carbohydrate 24 g; Cholesterol 0 mg

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The Naked Truth

Luscious-Choc-SmoothiesFrom Luscious Chocolate Smoothies: An Irresisitible Collection of Healthy Cocoa Delights.
By Gabriel Constans

Enjoy this lively recipe from my book of chocolate smoothies.

The Naked Truth

Yields 6 Cups

  • 2 cups plain soy, rice or almond milk
  • 11 12-ounce package soft silken tofu
  • 3/4 cup vanilla soy, rice or ice cream
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup pineapple chunks, drained
  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted
  • 2 tablespoons brandy

1. Place all ingredients, except brandy, in a blender and mix on high for about 2 minutes; add brandy and blend for 10 seconds more.

2. Pour into tumblers or wide-mouthed glasses and drink with the goddess..

per cup: Calories 406; Protein 10 g; Total Fat 26 g; Saturated Fat 8 g; Carbohydrate 32 g; Cholesterol 8 mg

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Rich and Famous

Luscious-Choc-SmoothiesFrom Luscious Chocolate Smoothies: An Irresisitible Collection of Healthy Cocoa Delights.
By Gabriel Constans

Another mouth-watering recipe from my book of chocolate smoothies.

RICH AND FAMOUS

Yields 4 1/2 Cups

  • 2 cups low-fat buttermilk
  • 2 bananas, in chunks
  • 1 teaspoon egg substitute mixed with 2
    tablespoons water or 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted

1. Place all ingredients in a blender and mix on medium for 1 minute.

2. Pour into expensive tall glasses, serve and enjoy the riches.

per cup: Calories 404; Protein 9 g; Total Fat 19 g; Saturated Fat 11 g; Carbohydrate 51 g; Cholesterol 22 mg

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Avo Maria

Luscious-Choc-SmoothiesFrom Luscious Chocolate Smoothies: An Irresisitible Collection of Healthy Cocoa Delights.
By Gabriel Constans

Hope you enjoy this recipe from my book of chocolate smoothies.

AVO MARIA

Yields 4 Cups

  • 2 1/2 cups chocolate low-fat soy or dairy milk
  • 1/4 cup (2 ounces) firm silken tofu
  • 1/2 avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 1/4 cup pickled ginger, drained
  • 1/2 banana, in chunks

1. Place all ingredients in a blender and mix on medium for 1 minute.

2. Pour into goblet or chalice, get on your knees, and pray for more..

per cup: Calories 152; Protein 4 g; Total Fat 5 g; Saturated Fat 1 g; Carbohydrate 24 g; Cholesterol 0 mg

Find more recipes, humor, chocolate facts and stories at Luscious Chocolate Smoothies.
Read one of the many reviews at Five Healthy Recipes.
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