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Spice of Life

Spice of Life
by Gabriel Constans

“They” say variety is the spice of life. This holiday drink has all the colors of falling leaves and a perfect blend of sweetness and spice to get you in the spirit. Dates, originally from the Middle East, are a good source of energy and a great sweet to use instead of candy.

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Yield: 5 cups

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
3 dates, pitted and chopped
1/2 cup roasted cashews
3/4 teaspoon ground cloves
3/4 cup firm tofu
1/2 cup plain yogurt
3 cups apple juice

Place all the ingredients in a blender, and blend on high speed for 45 seconds.

Pour into your favorite mug, add a candy cane or two, serve and sing.

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.

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