I tried to make this smoothie as written, but my high end blender is broken and the regular one just would not break down the ice. Since my banana was not frozen to compensate for the lack of ice I added some vanilla yogurt-omitting the extract-to thicken it up. My biggest problem is the bitterness of the cocoa- I used the type specified- regular, unsweetened- and found the whole smoothie overwhelmed with a bitter chocolate flavor (even though I only used a scant tablespoon). The extra sugar in the vanilla yogurt could not compensate, nor the extra bit of banana I added. On a positive note:this IS filling...I don't think I'll be hungry for hours. (Sorry to be one of those pesky reviews that hasn't completely followed the recipe, I just can't imagine the flavor itself being much improved by perfectly crushed ice.)
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I tried to make this smoothie as written, but my high end blender is broken and the regular...