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.
Recipe from Luscious Chocolate Smoothies: An Irresistible Collection of Healthy Cocoa Delights by Gabriel Constans.
Perfect for a hot breezy spring day or evening.
The Green Hornet
2 cups orange juice
1 banana (in chunks)
2 kiwifruits (peeled and sliced)
4 scoops vanilla ice cream (dairy, soy or rice)
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
Place all the ingredients in a blender and mix on medium for 1 minute.
Pour the creamy green nectar into tall clear glasses and drink up.
Yields: 3 cups.
Per Cup: Calories 321; Protein 6 g; Total Fat 11 g; Saturated Fat 6 g; Carbohydrate 55 g; Cholesterol 38 mg.
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Excerpt from Luscious Chocolate Smoothies: An Irresistible Collection of Healthy Cocoa Delights.
The chocolate industry is an $8 billion-a-year business. The United States is the world’s leader in the production and importation of chocolate candy. Most women in the United States prefer to get chocolate instead of flowers, especially women over the age of 50. In the U.S., females 30 to 39 years old and males 12 to 19 years old consume the highest percentage of chocolate per day.
Americans consume roughly 3 billion pounds of chocolate each year, which is more than 11 pounds per person. The Swiss eat, on average, about 22 pounds of chocolate products per person, per year. Per person the Danes eat the most chocolate, at 30 pounds a year.
1 cup chocolate low-fat soy milk
1 banana, in chunks
1 teaspoon tequila
1/4 teaspoon arbol chili powder
6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted
Place all ingredients in a blender and mix on medium for 1 minute.
Pour this love potion into tall, sensual glasses and serve (adults only).
per cup: Calories 296; Protein 4 g; Total Fat 15 g; Saturated Fat 9 g; Carbohydrate 36 g; Cholesterol 2 mg.
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