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Leti’s Chai

Leti’s Chai
by Gabriel Constans

This smoothie is one of our daughter Leti’s favorites. Chai is a traditional Indian spiced tea made with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, dates, and cardamom. It can be bought prepackaged, or you can make it yourself*.

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Yield: 3 cups

2 cups chai, steeped and cooled
1/2 cup rice milk
1 tablespoon honey, or to taste
1 tablespoon dried mint

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

Pour into tea or coffee cups and serve.

*Chai can be bought prepackaged at natural food stores or made at home by combining equal amounts of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, dates, and cardamom. Add 8 cups water, bring the mixture to a boil, and simmer for 20 minutes.

Cold Comfort

Cold Comfort
by Gabriel Constans

Garlic is truly the patient’s best friend. It helps cleanse the throat, sinuses, nose, and lungs. It has been used to ward off werewolves, vampires, and “the evil eye,” and has been praised as a cure for every calamity imaginable. Some people believe that if you eat or drink enough garlic, you will live forever: Of course, you may live alone, due to its strong smell.

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Yield: 3 cups

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Pinch of cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
3 ripe bananas
2 cups apple juice
2 teaspoons maple syrup
1/4 cup soft tofu

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

Pour into short glasses and drink a wee bit at a time. Cold Comfort has a strong kick.

Brendon’s Blueberry Sparkle

Brendon’s Blueberry Sparkle
by Gabriel Constans

This is a nice dinner drink to top off the evening after a long day of intrigue and internal espionage. This formula has been tested as a truth serum on unknowing family, lovers and friends for forty years. The results were not unexpected; as everyone had to tell the truth, and they all loved it. It is one of our son Brendon’s favorites when he was but a wee child.

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Yield: 5 cups

1 cup fresh blueberries
1 cup seedless grapes
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
2 cups sparkling water

Place the berries, grapes, and ground ginger in a blender and blend on medium speed for one minute.

Add the sparkling water and blend on low speed for 5 seconds.

Pour into tall glasses, serve and get your blue tongue on.

The Picasso

The Picasso
by Gabriel Constans

As Picasso’s paintings fill your eyes with images of color, this smoothie will fill your mouth with an array of flavors and inundate your taste buds with a splash of brilliance. I had to travel by time machine to meet Picasso in person and obtain this recipe from his private diary.

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Yield: 5 cups

1 cup filtered water
2 large bananas
1/2 cup raspberries
6-10 seedless grapes
1/4 cup Grape-Nuts cereal
1/2 cup frozen orange juice concentrate
1/4 cup cranberry juice
1/4 cup firm tofu
1 tablespoon protein powder
1 teaspoon peanut butter
1 tablespoon ground ginger
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

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

Pour into tall glasses and let your creative juices flow.

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.

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