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Chocolate Smoothies for Valentines

The Sweetie

2 cups orange juice
1 banana
½ cup raspberries
½ cup blueberries
½ cup guava slices
½ cup mango slices
1 Tbsp cocoa powder

1. Place all the fruit and cocoa in a blender and mix on high for one minute.
2. Pour into clear glass and serve.

Yields: 4 cups

The Latin Lover

6 oz melted bittersweet dark chocolate
2 cups milk – dairy or non-dairy (soy, rice, nut, coconut or grain)
2 bananas
½ Tbsp flax seed oil
1 tsp cinnamon powder

1. Place ingredients in a blender and mix on medium for one minute.
2. Pour into tall cups and serve.

Yields: 5 cups

The Velvet Orchid

2 cups chocolate low-fat milk – dairy or non-dairy (soy, rice, nut, coconut or grain)
½ banana, in chunks
1 12-oz package of soft silken tofu
1 cup frozen mango slices
2 oz semisweet chocolate, melted

1. Place all ingredients in a blender and mix on high for two minutes.
2. Pour contents into tall glasses and serve.

Yields: 4 cups

The Naked Truth

2 cups plain low-fat dairy or non-dairy milk (soy, rice, nut, coconut or grain)
¾ cup vanilla ice cream (dairy or non-dairy)
1 ½ cup chopped walnuts
1 cup canned pineapple chunks, drained
6 oz bittersweet chocolate, melted
2 Tbsp brandy

1. Place all ingredients, except brandy, in a blender and mix on high for about two minutes; add brandy and blend for 10 seconds more.
2. Pour into tumblers or widemouthed glasses.

Yields: 6 cups


Source: Luscious Chocolate Smoothies: An Irresistible Collection of Healthy Cocoa Delights by Gabriel Constans

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