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Purple People Pleaser

Purple People Pleaser
by Gabriel Constans

The color of this drink is a sight to see, and it tastes like velvet-smooth peeled grapes caressing your tongue. The pineapple juice helps reduce weight by digesting proteins, and the bananas provide potassium.

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Yield: 4 cups

6 tablespoons frozen organic grape juice concentrate
1 slice fresh pineapple
1 cup filtered water
1 banana
1 tablespoon almond butter
1 tablespoon maple syrup

Place ingredients in a blender, and blend on medium speed for 30 seconds.
Pour, drink with delight and stick out your purple people pleasing tongue.

Neighborhood Nectar

Neighborhood Nectar
by Gabriel Constans

Ah, nectarines! What a treat. Not only do they taste fabulous, but they are also rich in potassium, sodium, and calcium. Nectarines help clean out the toxic crud that accumulates in your pores, thus aiding your complexion. Try sharing this smoothie with your neighbors – they’ll love it!

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Yield: 5 cups

6 tablespoons plain yogurt (soy, almond or dairy)
6 fresh nectarines, peeled and sliced
1 1/2 tablespoons honey, or to taste
1/3 cup wheat germ
1 cup seedless grapes
3 cups filtered water

Place ingredients in a blender, and blend on medium speed for 45 seconds.
Pour into tall glasses and serve at your next block or neighborhood party.

The Green Turtle

The Green Turtle
by Gabriel Constans

This “totally green” drink is one of Kermit the Frog’s favorites. It is also well liked by Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Mr. Green Jeans, and the ’60s rock group, The Turtles. Soy milk is high in protein. Kelp is filled with iodine and, in small quantities, is reported to decrease negative thyroid conditions.

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Yield: 5 cups

3 large kiwis, peeled and sliced
2 large ripe bananas
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1 1/2 cups filtered water
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1 cup seedless grapes
1/2 cup soy milk
1 tablespoon kelp
3 tablespoons honey

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

Pour into tall glasses, serve, drink and use your new found ninja green turtle powers.

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.

The Voluptuous Violet

The Voluptuous Violet
by Gabriel Constans

Lady Godiva had nothing on The Voluptuous Violet. Its captivating taste surpasses the alluring talents of Cleopatra, Mata Hari and Isis. The Voluptuous Violet was kept from the public for many years for fear it would create emotional dependence and turn ordinary citizens into Sade and Shakira clones.

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Yield: 5 cups

1/4 cup seedless grapes
1/4 cup blueberries
1/2 cup applesauce
3 cups filtered water
1 large banana
1/4 cup firm tofu
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon honey

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

Pour into tall glasses and serve seductively.

Tutti-Frutti

Tutti-Frutti

Discovered in the vaults of the Kremlin after the fall of Communism in the Soviet Union, this recipe had been hermetically sealed in a safe that only the KGB had access to. Even Stalin, the notorious dictator, didn’t know of its whereabouts. Perhaps if he had sampled the Tutti-Frutti, he would have been much sweeter and more understanding.

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Yield: 4 servings

2 apricots, peeled and sliced
1 nectarine, peeled and sliced
1 cup seedless grapes
1 tablespoon honey
3 cups milk
1 banana
2 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate

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

Pour into tall glasses and serve while listening to Little Richard singing Tutti-Frutti.

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

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