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Shona’s Sun Salutation

Shona’s Sun Salutation
by Gabriel Constans

This smoothie is one of our son Shona’s favorites. It is good for small children, since the ice-cold water helps to relieve some of the pain of teething. It also gets your motor running in the morning. It has a good aftertaste and “tickles the mouth.” Sunflower seeds add just the right amount of sweetness.

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Yield: 4 cups

2 cups ice-cold filtered water
2 large bananas
3/4 cup sunflower seeds
3/4 cup raisins

Place all the ingredients in a blender, and mix on medium speed for 2 minutes.

Pour into glass or cup, drunk up, and stretch towards the sun.

Figaro, Figaro, Figaro!!!

Figaro, Figaro, Figaro!!!
by Gabriel Constans

The fig’s praises have been sung for centuries. It is used extensively in the Mediterranean and the Middle East in a variety of dishes. It is also a surefire laxative when needed. You are encouraged to sing while making this smoothie. Pretend you’re Placido Domingo or Kiri Te Kanawa performing at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, or in the shower.

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Yield: 3 cups

4 baked figs *
1/2 cup cooked raisins **
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1 cup filtered water

Place all the ingredients in a blender, and mix on medium speed for 1 minute. Don’t forget to sing!

Pour into silver goblets or glasses and serve.

*Bake figs at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
** Place raisins in a saucepan with enough water to cover, bring to a boil, and simmer for 5 minutes.

Fly With The Golden Eagle

Drink Up and Fly With The Golden Eagle

Did you know that golden eagles can live for up to fifty years? They need about 9 ounces of food per day, which is about 7 percent of their body weight. You won’t need to drink 7 percent of your body weight per day in smoothies, although you may be tempted to do so once you taste The Golden Eagle.

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Yield: 4 cups

2 cups water
6 dried apricots, diced
1/2 cup raisins
2 1/2 ripe bananas
1 teaspoon wheat germ
3 tablespoons light brown sugar

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

Pour into tall glasses, serve and spread your golden wings.

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

Drinking A Wiley Coyote

Wiley Coyote Smoothie

The coyote is a North American wild dog closely related to the wolf. Many native peoples have stories and beliefs surrounding the coyote, often referred to as the trickster who outsmarts both friend and foe. Coyotes dfend their chosen “territory,” howl in chorus, and mate for life. The Wiley Coyote may make you howl, too. As far as mating for life goes, that’s another story.

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Yield: 4 cups

2 tablespoons raisins
1 ripe banana
1 cup apricot nectar
1 tablespoon carob powder
1/2 cup apple juice
1/2 cup soy milk
1/2 cup firm tofu

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

Pour into tall glasses, serve, drink and howl for more.

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

Drink Up Masai Giraffe

images-1The Masai Giraffe

The giraffe is also known as Giraffa camelopardalis. Try saying that clearly ten times in a row. If you’ve succeeded without blubbering or getting lockjaw, pour yourself a Masai Giraffe to celebrate. These wonderful beings roam the southern areas of East Africa and may reach a height of 18 feet. The Masai Giraffe is a thick, rich, and colorful lunch or supper drink.

Yield: 2 cups

1 cup sliced, cooked carrots
2 tablespoons raisins
1 cup firm tofu
2 cups soy milk
2 tablespoons brown sugar

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

Pour into tall glasses and serve standing on a ladder.

Great-Am-Smoothies

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

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