I used the leftover “Clean Green Smoothie” to make a Dirty Smoothie. I have never had any of those professional alcoholic beverages and decided it was time to have a smoothie that sounded alcoholic.
What made my smoothie “dirty”? I added some Hershey’s cocoa to it. It is 100% unsweetened baking cocoa but it is not the cacao nibs I was supposed to use. The first sip of it tasted like it could be good. A nice chocolate taste to my Green Smoothie would be an unexpected treat. Once the first sip made it over all the humps of my taste buds then I changed my mind. It tasted like it wanted to be chocolaty but it lacked motivation. Will I make a Dirty Green Smoothie again? I doubt it because you are either chocolate or not, no half-stepping. I am not one of those people who love chocolate either. I actually request that I do not get chocolates for Valentine’s Day…so my mommy buys me truffles! My other momma gets me truffles for Christmas. I have adopted relatives because I move a lot and people treat me as their own family. My other momma would dig this “Dirty Green Smoothie” because she does not jump for joy over sweets. Then again, she would probably just stick with the “Clean” version which is what I should have done.
I tried to get down and dirty but it did not work this time. I added more of the cocoa but it did not help so I introduced it to my garbage disposal. I treated myself to the other half of the avocado, mixed with salt and cayenne, to make sure I do not get hungry later. The other half of the banana is wishing it had some love but the freezer is full of half bananas from previous attempts of me being buddies with bananas.
Maybe I will try it with the cacao nibs another time but if I do not buy them, the smoothie was great as is. My lesson was either to stay away from alcoholic names for smoothies or leave them “clean” as they are supposed to be. I like to experiment; I was nibless but had cocoa so I tried it. For those wanting to try the Clean Green Smoothie and have no cacao nibs do NOT put in 100% cocoa as a substitute. I am so glad I saved my experiment for half of my smoothie and did not add it to my entire drink. If you want to ignore my warning, then make a “clean” drink and experiment in smaller doses. If I get nibs in the house then I will make the smoothie plain then add the cacao to a smaller serving.
Thank you, Michele for telling me that I could NOT substitute 100% cocoa in place of cacao nibs. You saved my “drank”.
- Mayah King