Great American Smoothies

by Gabriel Constants

Avery | February 6, 2002 | Trade Paperback

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Healthful, easy-to-follow recipes bring the refreshing flavors of juice-bar smoothies into any kitchen
-- Smoothies are the newest trend in healthy drinks coast to coast
-- Juice bars charge up to $3.25 for a 24-ounce smoothie, but they can be made at home in just five minutes with a standard blender

Horrified by the preservatives and additives in commercial baby foods, Gabriel Constans sought a nutritious alternative for his young daughter. With a simple kitchen blender, he created healthful, tasty drinks from fresh fruits and vegetables, and was delighted at how easily his daughter consumed them. Now all the rage at juice bars -- which are springing up almost as quickly as coffee bars did in the ''80s -- smoothies are an excellent source of vitamins and minerals, and a refreshing way to get some of the five to ten daily servings of fruits and vegetables recommended by the USDA. As an added bonus, they''re delicious and easy to make. Constans''s book contains advice on blenders and ingredients, and of course, a variety of his tried-and-true recipes, including:
-- The Morning Lift-off bananas, orange juice, cooked oatmeal, Grape Nuts, tofu, honey, an egg, and wheat germ
-- The Luscious Lassi: plain yogurt, fresh mango, milk and honey
-- The Mahatma: curry, raisins, cashew bits, plain yogurt, milk, and brown rice
-- The Picasso: bananas, raspberries, grapes, orange juice, cranberry juice, tofu, protein powder, peanut butter, ginger powder, honey, and vanilla

Constans''s smoothies take less time to make than a trip through a fast-food drive-thru -- and they''re far healthier. He also includes chapters on "Decadent Desserts" and even "For Adults Only".

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 160 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.42 in

Published: February 6, 2002

Publisher: Avery

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0895297841

ISBN - 13: 9780895297846

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Great American Smoothies

by Gabriel Constants

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 160 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.42 in

Published: February 6, 2002

Publisher: Avery

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0895297841

ISBN - 13: 9780895297846

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Healthful, easy-to-follow recipes bring the refreshing flavors of juice-bar smoothies into any kitchen
-- Smoothies are the newest trend in healthy drinks coast to coast
-- Juice bars charge up to $3.25 for a 24-ounce smoothie, but they can be made at home in just five minutes with a standard blender

Horrified by the preservatives and additives in commercial baby foods, Gabriel Constans sought a nutritious alternative for his young daughter. With a simple kitchen blender, he created healthful, tasty drinks from fresh fruits and vegetables, and was delighted at how easily his daughter consumed them. Now all the rage at juice bars -- which are springing up almost as quickly as coffee bars did in the ''80s -- smoothies are an excellent source of vitamins and minerals, and a refreshing way to get some of the five to ten daily servings of fruits and vegetables recommended by the USDA. As an added bonus, they''re delicious and easy to make. Constans''s book contains advice on blenders and ingredients, and of course, a variety of his tried-and-true recipes, including:
-- The Morning Lift-off bananas, orange juice, cooked oatmeal, Grape Nuts, tofu, honey, an egg, and wheat germ
-- The Luscious Lassi: plain yogurt, fresh mango, milk and honey
-- The Mahatma: curry, raisins, cashew bits, plain yogurt, milk, and brown rice
-- The Picasso: bananas, raspberries, grapes, orange juice, cranberry juice, tofu, protein powder, peanut butter, ginger powder, honey, and vanilla

Constans''s smoothies take less time to make than a trip through a fast-food drive-thru -- and they''re far healthier. He also includes chapters on "Decadent Desserts" and even "For Adults Only".

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Gabriel has put together over ninety of his best recipes - an American melting pot of tantalizing colors, textures, and tastes. These include smoothies to get you going in the morning, like Morning Lift-Off; to help you relax after a long day, like Sunset on the Water; to provide extra nourishment when you''re feeling under the weather, like Captain C; and just plain fun smoothies, like Cookie Monster and Tutti-Frutti. Gabriel also provides information on various smoothie ingredients, tips for selecting a blender, and advice on proper "smoothie etiquette".

From Our Editors

There's nothing like a fruity smoothie to refresh your tastebuds and give you an energy boost. Gabriel Constans has had years to develop his eye-popping recipes and now he shares them with you. With more than 90 mouth-watering recipes, stunning photos and practical advice, Great American Smoothies is the only book you need to make shakes and more. Whether you're looking for a morning boost, an after-work cool-down or just a fun drink to celebrate life, this has it all. Drinks include Sunset on the Water, Cookie Monster and Tutti-Frutti - the names alone will make you smile!
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