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Summer Smoothie Selection

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Banini (Vanilla Malted Shake)
yields 1 blender

To make this recipe, you need to prepare for it the day before, by freezing some ripe bananas. When you have some that are already spotted, remove the peels and put the bananas in a plastic bag. Place them in the freezer overnight, for use the next day.

4 bananas, peeled & frozen, sliced
1/4 C. tahini (sesame butter)
1 t. vanilla
1 fresh banana, peeled (optional)
1 T. maple syrup* (optional)
ice cold water

In the blender, start with two cups of ice cold water. Add the remaining ingredients and blend. Add water until it reaches the desired consistency. Sweeten to taste.

Suggested variations ~ add vanilla soy milk (or other non-dairy milk) to taste, fresh strawberry, carob or mint.

*To produce maple syrup, sap has to be collected and boiled down. During the boiling, a drop of lard, shortening or vegetable oil is sometimes added to prevent the sap from foaming up, and this ingredient is not listed on the label. When buying maple syrup, look for the kosher symbol, or call the company to see that they use vegetable-based defoamers.

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Angel Flinn is Director of Outreach for Gentle World a non-profit educational organization whose core purpose is to help build a more peaceful society, by educating the public about the reasons for being vegan, the benefits of vegan living, and how to go about making the transition.

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1:38AM PDT on Jul 24, 2013

Sounds yummy:)

Here's another great smoothie that I found....

http://www.calibabe.com/blog/best-smoothie-for-clearer-skin/

8:54PM PDT on Apr 7, 2013

Delightful and fabulous!

2:04AM PDT on Mar 26, 2013

Thanks very much.

5:26AM PDT on Jun 11, 2012

loved the advice and great recipes, thankyou.

1:31PM PDT on Mar 23, 2012

Nice recipes. Thanks for sharing.

4:50AM PDT on Sep 23, 2011

Awesome recipes and ideas. Thanks for the article. I will be sure and make some smoothies and be sure ti sneak in some greenery so they will be extra-healthy and tasty as well. I personally have no problem with drinking smoothies with some greens in them-even if it is noticeable and powerful (taste and appearance-wise) but my fiance is off put by it, so I must try and sneak them in sometime.

5:26AM PDT on Aug 18, 2011

thanks!

11:33AM PDT on Aug 14, 2011

thanks for the article...

8:39AM PDT on Aug 12, 2011

Thanks. They all sound really healthy! I will see which ones I can try first! ; b

5:26PM PDT on Aug 4, 2011

Thanks, it is an interesting article.

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