I know I was impressed with my first Alligator Stew (ie. green monster), but this version had twice as much volume, and twice as much tastiness.

Unfortunately with the extra volume it didn’t fit in my Magic Bullet. Meaning this bad boy was also twice as torturous to make, and made twice as much mess.

Those dirty kleenexes in the background? Yeah, thats alligator snot

As a result of extra frothy-ness and volume I had to make it in two parts, then mix it together. The magic bullet wouldn’t bullet (ie. blend) anything because it was so thick and frothy! Grrrr… I definitely need to find a better blender!

I finally managed to find Xanthan Gum. Wow, this stuff was expensive! But definitely worth it!

My plan was to follow Mariah’s instructions for her Protein “Frosty”¬†however with the magic bullet malfunction I had to resort to my own experiments:

  1. Added 1 scoop of chocolate protein powder, 3/4 cup unsweetened almond breeze, one massive spinach handful. BLEND
  2. Added 1/4 of silken tofu package (I saw this on Emma’s blog, and really wanted to try it!), lot of ice chunks, heaping 5ml of Xanthan Gum BLEND
  3. Added another massive spinach handful (probably a cup), frozen strawberries, and frozen cranberries. BLEND
Insert Magic Bullet malfunction. This is where it get’s complicated.
  1. I had to separate out the frozen berries, blend them, then pour them on top of the spinach protein powder mix. And manually hand stir
  2. Topped with puffed kamut, and drizzle with runny PB2 and sugar free maple syrup
This was absolutely, undoubtedly the best smoothie I have ever had in my life! I don’t want to sound like a broken record, because all bloggers say this, but: IT KEPT ME FULL FOR SO LONG!
Never in a million years did I ever think that I (a girl who could eat 6 apples in one sitting) would be so satisfied by a smoothie.

I topped it with some more frozen cranberries when I got near the bottom, and enjoyed sitting in the sun brainstorming

I can only imagine how much better my next one will be, when there is no magic bullet malfunction!
What kind of blender do you use to make your smoothies?