Raspberry Razzle Dazzle
by Gabriel Constans
This is a favorite and legendary thirst-quencher from Wisconsin in the 1960s and 1970s. Folks used to drive long distances to obtain this sweet, fresh drink. Raspberries are reported to help cleanse the body of toxins, and also contain vitamins C and A.
Yield: 4 cups
1 cup fresh raspberries (or frozen if out of season)
2 cups vanilla pudding
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 cup filtered water
Place all the ingredients in a blender, and mix on medium speed for 50 to 60 seconds.
Your Broadway hands will come alive for the old razzle dazzle, as you pour this luscious drink into containers of your choice and serve with pizazz.
by Gabriel Constans
You’ll feel a little nutty after you swig down this concoction loaded with minerals, protein, and iron.
Yield: 5 cups
2 large ripe bananas
2 cups filtered water
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1 cup orange juice
1 cup fruit punch
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 cup chopped pecans, cashews, or walnuts
1/4 cup pine (or pignoli) nuts
Place all the ingredients in a blender, and mix on medium speed for 1 1/2 minutes.
Pour into any size cup and let your self go.
From 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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