Not every smoothie is raw!

March 3, 2010

OK, I had two problems today: I run a website about juices and smoothies, and it doesn’t have any smoothie-related posts on it, and secondly, I had a big bowl of leftover chilli that just… didn’t taste right.

It wasn’t bad chilli; there was just something about the spice mix that didn’t appeal to us.  Fortunately, I discovered that it tasted better cold (some spices just taste dramatically different depending on the temperature,) but eating a bowl of cold chilli just seems sad.  Like I’m one step away from eating directly out of a can.  Over the sink.  Not that I ever do that.

So I thought to myself, self, why don’t you make your first chilli smoothie?  That’s right, I turned this:

bowl of chilli

…Into this:

Chilli in a glass, blendedYou may think that this is a really bad photo, but note that I am not apologizing.  I have nothing to apologize for, really, other than the fact that I made a chilli smoothie.  The thing looked really, really bad.  There’s no way you’ll see this in a restaurant that wants to stay open for more than a week.

I always took solace in the fact that the Vita-Mix would be a handy thing to have if I ever broke my jaw; I just didn’t expect I’d be doing a dress rehearsal.

The chilli had a fair bit of liquid in it, but not enough to produce more than a slurry of smoothie.  I was faced with a horrible choice: add water to the mix, resulting in a larger quantity of what might be a very bad idea, or drink it thick, in which case it wouldn’t pour as much as tumble into my mouth and down my throat.

I went with the thicker version, and other than the weird “I’m not proud of what I’m about to do but this is for science” sentiment I was feeling during the process, the chilli smoothie was actually a pretty good success.  It’s definitely the strangest protein-rich smoothie I’ve made, but I saved a lot of money on powders this way…

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Pew "Diddy" Willows March 13, 2010 at 10:53 pm

I’d hit that.

pew pew

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