Is a Warm Smoothie a Thing You Need?

Is a Warm Smoothie a Thing You Need?
Contributor: Claire Lower

I have never been much of a smoothie drinker. It just isn’t my vibe. I don’t like to drink my fruit (unless it’s blended into a cocktail); I like to eat my fruit, and I like to drink Diet Coke (and cocktails). This is all to say I may not be the target audience for Tasty’s warm smoothies, though I’m honestly not sure that drinkers of cold smoothies are the audience, either.

Not only do I not understand what type of person would enjoy warm smoothies, I do not understand what they are. Have the creators of these warm viscous blends not heard of soup? Maybe all they’re missing in their life is a nice bisque.

Tasty has four different warm smoothie recipes, and Joel wanted to try exactly none of them. I would not let him abandon the taste test, however, because content must flow. But I did let him choose the flavour.

Joel chose the Sweet Potato Gingerbread smoothie, which (spoiler alert) did not taste like gingerbread. What it did taste like was unseasoned, uncooked pie filling. I did not like it. It needed more sugar, it needed more salt; it needed to be mixed with eggs, poured into a pie shell, and baked until firm.

It also required an entire small sweet potato — a sweet potato I would have enjoyed much more if I had eaten it mashed up with butter and salt. There was no need to do this to a sweet potato.

Have you ever tried a warm smoothie? Did you know that such a thing existed? Did you know that there are actually many recipes for warm smoothies? Too many, I think. (Because they suck. They suck real bad.)

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