by Gabriel Constans
Clasp this drink in your hand and truck on down to your favorite hot spot to “strut your stuff.” With the added oxygen your body receives from the strawberries, you’ll have all the extra energy you need.
Yield: 4 cups
2 cups almond milk
20 fresh, ripe strawberries
1 small European or Japanese plum
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 pecans, chopped
2 tablespoons honey
Place all the ingredients in a blender, and blend on medium speed for 30 seconds.
Pour into tall, short, large or small cups and feel the rhythm.
The Peaceful Warrior
Until now, the world was unaware of the day peace almost broke out among the planet’s nations. One day, someone tapped into the computers at the CIA, NSA, and DHS and put the entire world on alert by entering this smoothie recipe. Before anyone knew what was happening, China, Pakistan, India, China, Russia and North Korea were threatening one another with new and exciting smoothies. ALL weapons of destruction were converted into giant blenders, with a race to see which country could outdo the others in peacetime alternatives and smoothie diversions.
Yield: 4 servings
1/2 cantaloupe, peeled, seeded, and sliced
4 ice cubes
2 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
1 plum (European or Japanese), pitted
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1/2 cup brown rice syrup
2 tablespoons applesauce
Place all the ingredients in a blender, and mix on medium speed for 30 seconds.
Pour into tall glasses, serve and enjoy peace (for a change).
Excerpt from Great American Smoothies: The Ultimate Blending Guide for Shakes, Slushes, Desserts, & Thirst Quenchers by Gabriel Constans
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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