I think I could get into this spicing, at least with smoothies. Yesterday I had one with 5-spice and it was pretty good. I don't like the taste of protein powder, so anything that masks it is an improvement. I used ice, protein powder, cottage cheese, psillium, splenda, and ice water. It tasted a bit too nonfat, so I stirred in 1T coconut oil that had been heated just enough to become clear. That part was a neat discovery, because the ice-cold smoothie instantly solidified the coconut as tiny little granules, and it was like having finely chopped nuts in there. The coconut immediately took on the flavor of the spice, so it wasn't the usual coconut taste at all.
Today's experiment wasn't quite as good, but I know why. This one had peach, espresso, and cinnamon for the spice -- not technically crazy spicing, but with the coffee-peach it was already oddly flavored, LOL. But I should have refrigerated the espresso first, and I needed more ice and less water to compensate for the espresso, so the coconut didn't do its trick today. If anyone wants to try the coconut, make sure your smoothie is thick and cold. But it did do the trick for my hunger. I was feeling antsy about food today, and two hours post smoothie, I'm still stuffed. the peach-espresso-cinnamon flavor was actually quite pleasant.