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.
The Beta-Carotene Queen
“It sure is orange!” That’s what most people say when they see this smoothie for the first time. There is a warning label that says, “Do not look directly at this drink without the aid of sunglasses, or it may cause blindness.”
This is a tangy, sweet drink fit for royalty. It’s healthy, too. The apricots provide a high sugar content for energy; the carrot juice is high in vitamin A; the orange juice is high in vitamin C; cantaloupe aids in elimination; mango helps reduce fever; and papaya is rich in vitamins. Save the peels from the fruit and use for cups.
Yield: 4 cups
2 apricots, pitted and sliced
1 1/2 cups carrot juice
1/2 cup peeled and chopped cantaloupe
1/2 cup peeled and sliced mango
1 cup peeled and chopped papaya
3 tablespoons frozen organe juice concentrate or 1 cup fresh orange juice
Place all the ingredients in a blender, and blend on low speed for 1 minute.
Pour into left-over fruit skins and serve. Don’t forget to wear shades!