Horror is not my first genre of choice nor area of expertise. For that, you should really be following Video Creep, videographer, comedian, and horror professional. With his guidance, I’ve picked out the perfect entertainment for your Halloween evening: Troll 2.
What is Troll 2 about?
Described by some as the “best worst movie” and “most disrespected horror films in recent history,” Troll 2 is not going to keep you awake at night. It’s not even going to make you remotely uneasy. The basic premise is laughable right from the start, seeing as there are no trolls to be found during the entire 95-minute runtime, only goblins. It’s also worth noting that it has nothing to do with the preceding movie, Troll, which has only marginally better reviews.
Without spoiling anything, one of the key features is green goop being offered at every meal, which no one seems to find suspicious. Unfortunately, just one bite will turn people into their own sort of human sludge, which is then fed to the hungry goblins.
Naturally, it’s the food element that I find most captivating. Between the implausible story line and iconic acting, the goblin goop is a standout success in terms of execution. I didn’t pity the people that were dumb enough to miss all the warning signs and thoughtlessly indulge in their own demise. Quite the contrary, I envied the goblins; I’ll have what they’re having.
Join me in feeding your inner goblin with the finest human goo that plant-based ingredients have to offer. It’s every bit as nutritious as dissolved people, but without all the fat and gristle! Besides, no one has time for that kind of messy cleanup. Save yourself the hassle of ensnaring and poisoning your own middle class nuclear family, and let’s pull out the blender instead, shall we?
A base of frozen mango and banana creates a naturally sweet, creamy, and subtly tropical foundation for some bright spices. Turmeric adds a bold sunny yellow hue that harmonizes brilliantly with ginger and cinnamon. The real crowning jewel is the swirl of green goo, of course. This comes in the form of fluid gel made from green juice and agar.
What is a fluid gel?
Despite the fancy molecular gastronomy term, it’s really a very simple concept: Set any fluid with a thickener, then blend it to break down the structure into a substance that straddles the line between liquid and solid, AKA, goo.
What’s the best green juice?
You can make your own green juice from scratch, or buy bottled green juice at the grocery store. I’d suggest going with the latter for the sake of simplicity. A subtly sweet blend with a mix of fruits and vegetables is my preference here to pair with the smoothie itself, particularly if pineapple is involved. Top mainstream brands include:
At the heart of it, Troll 2 is a movie made for the plant-based crowd. The goblins were vegetarian, after all, so the only way they could enjoy their human feasts was by turning them into inert substance. Let’s raise a glass to these visionaries that were ahead of their time. Cheers, and Happy Halloween!
Fluid Gel (Green Goo):
- 1 Cup Green Juice
- 1 Teaspoon Agar Powder
- 1 Banana, Sliced and Frozen
- 1 Cup Cubed Mango, Frozen
- 1 - 2 Tablespoons Maple Syrup
- 1 Teaspoon Ground Turmeric
- 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Ginger
- 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
- 3/4 Cup Vanilla Non-Dairy Milk
- Prepare the fluid gel first so it has time to set. Place the green juice and agar in a medium saucepan over medium heat and whisk well. Continue stirring until it comes to a boil, then cook for one minute. Remove from the heat and transfer to a small bowl. It will still be thin and liquid at this point. Cool to room temperature before placing it in the fridge for at least 30 minutes, or until firm.
- Transfer the block of gelled green juice to your blender and puree, scraping down the sides of the canister as needed. Pour it to the bowl once completely smooth and rinse out the blender.
- For the smoothie, place the banana, mango, 1 tablespoon maple syrup, turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, and non-dairy milk in the clean blender. Puree on high speed until smooth. Add the remaining tablespoon of maple syrup if you'd like a sweeter smoothie and blend to incorporate.
- To assemble, alternate between the smoothie base and dollops of the fluid gel until you fill 1 or 2 glasses and use up both components. Use a long spoon or straw to swirl gently and serve right away.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 289Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 91mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 6gSugar: 54gProtein: 6g
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