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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

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

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

Find more recipes, humor, chocolate facts and stories at Luscious Chocolate Smoothies.
Read one of the many reviews at Five Healthy Recipes.
Watch a video of the author preparing one of his favorite recipes from the book at YouTube.

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.
Watch a video of the author preparing one of his favorite recipes from the book at YouTube.

The Gingerbread (Wo)Man

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.

The Gingerbread (Wo)Man

Yields 3 Cups

  • 2 cups plain low-fat soy milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate spirulina (or protein) powder.
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup crushed graham crackers

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

2. Pour into tall glasses and serve with cookies or cake.

per cup: Calories 140; Protein 6 g; Total Fat 3 g; Saturated Fat 0 g; Carbohydrate 25 g; Cholesterol 0 mg

Find more recipes, chocolate facts and stories at Luscious Chocolate Smoothies.
Read one of the many reviews at Five Healthy Recipes.
Watch a video of the author preparing one of his favorite recipes from the book at YouTube.

Yellow Silk

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.

YELLOW SILK

Yields 4 Cups

  • 1 lemon, peeled, chopped, and seeded
  • 2 cups plain low-fat soy, rice, almond or dairy milk
  • 1 banana, in chunks
  • 3/4 cup (6 ounces) soft silken tofu
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted
  • Orange slices, cut in half

1. Place all ingredients, except orange slices,  in a blender and mix on medium for 1 minute.

2. Pour into glasses, put half an orange slice on each glass rim, and serve.

per cup: Calories 247; Protein 5 g; Total Fat 11 g; Saturated Fat 5 g; Carbohydrate 38 g; Cholesterol 0 mg

Find more recipes, chocolate facts and stories at Luscious Chocolate Smoothies.
Read one of the many reviews at Five Healthy Recipes.
Watch a video of the author preparing one of his favorite recipes from the book at YouTube.

Out On A Date

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.

OUT ON A DATE

Yields 3 Cups

1 cup plain low-fat soy or dairy milk
1 banana, in chunks
1 cup vanilla low-fat yogurt (or soy yogurt)
4 dates, chopped
1/4 cup pickled ginger; drained
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted

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

2. Pour into tall glass and kiss your date.

per cup: Calories 270; Protein 7 g; Total Fat 6 g; Saturated Fat 3 g; Carbohydrate 51 g; Cholesterol 4 mg

Find more recipes, chocolate facts and stories at Luscious Chocolate Smoothies.
Read one of the many reviews at Five Healthy Recipes.
Watch a video of the author preparing one of his favorite recipes from the book at YouTube.

Chocolate Smoothies

From Luscious Chocolate Smoothies: An Irresistible Collection of Health Cocoa Delights.
by Gabriel Constans

Whether it is the food of the Gods, a sinister plot to keep us caught in desire or simply a wonderful part of life, men, women and children have found the consumption of chocolate to be one of the most pleasurable activities to enjoy during any season or occasion. The summer months are especially addictive.

Luscious Chocolate Smoothies is a delicious collection of recipes that combines the rich, intoxicating taste and heart health benefits of dark chocolate, with a tantalizing balance of fruits, nuts, tofu, soy, liquor, juices and other unique elements to create cool, refreshing mouth water drinks for all ages.

Discover the connection between love and chocolate; delve into The Hurricane, Coyote’s Howl or The Nutty Professor; and blissfully empty every cup to the last drop.

Luscious Chocolate Smoothies

Tequila & Chocolate Smoothie

Recipe from Luscious Chocolate Smoothies: An irresistible collection of healthy cocoa delights.

Tequila & Chocolate Smoothie

1 cup orange juice
1 cup crushed ice
1 banana, in chunks
1 teaspoon ginkgo powder
1 cup fresh or canned pineapple chunks (drained)
1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
1 tablespoon dark chocolate syrup
1/2 cup tequila
Pinch of salt (in drink & for edge of glasses)

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

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

Yield: 4 cups.

Per Cup: Calories 183; Protein 1 g; Total Fat 0 g; Saturated Fat 0 g; Carbohydrate 27 g; Cholesterol 0 mg

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Breakfast In Bed

Recipe from Luscious Chocolate Smoothies: An irresistible collection of healthy cocoa delights.

Breakfast In Bed

2 cups orange juice
1 banana, in chunks
1/2 cup (4 ounces) soft silken tofu
1/2 pint Ben & Jerry’s New York Super Fudge Chunk Ice Cream
1/4 cup raspberries

Place all ingredients in a blender and mix on medium for 90 seconds.

Pour into 2 tall glasses and serve your partner in bed on Sunday morning or any day of the week.

Yield: 4 cups

Per Cup: Calories 245; Protein 6 g; Total Fat 11 g; Saturated Fat 6 g; Carbohydrate 34 g; Cholesterol 25 mg.

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The Green Hornet

Recipe from Luscious Chocolate Smoothies: An Irresistible Collection of Healthy Cocoa Delights by Gabriel Constans.

Perfect for a hot breezy spring day or evening.

The Green Hornet

2 cups orange juice
1 banana (in chunks)
2 kiwifruits (peeled and sliced)
4 scoops vanilla ice cream (dairy, soy or rice)
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

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

Pour the creamy green nectar into tall clear glasses and drink up.

Yields: 3 cups.

Per Cup: Calories 321; Protein 6 g; Total Fat 11 g; Saturated Fat 6 g; Carbohydrate 55 g; Cholesterol 38 mg.

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