Creamy, cool and refreshing: avocado shake
I think I may love avocados as much as I love lemons. Does that warrant a logo change to an avocado change? Decisions, decisions. Today is going to be a short post, I mainly just want to show you what I had for breakfast today.
This shake is called sinh tá»‘ bÆ¡ in Vietnamese, which directly translates to “butter fruit smoothie”. Vietnamese culture makes a lot of things into dessert, which confuses most Western cultures. For example, avocados, corn, and beans. Beans are used a lot in Vietnamese sweet dessert soups, called chÃ¨. The beans are precooked in sugared water, and then added to coconut milk, jelly bits, tapioca, etc. Eventually I’ll show you guys how to make a spectrum of Viet desserts, but my grandma hasn’t taught me how to make them yet so I’ll show you once I learn =P
This smoothie is traditionally made in Vietnam with sweetened condensed milk, but I substituted that with agave nectar because I don’t want to kill my pancreas and I love sweetened condensed milk, so that could be a slippery slope. You can also substitute the milk in this for other non-dairy alternatives. Coconut milk with be delicious with avocado, but it may jack up the fat content on this as the avocado is already a fairly fatty fruit (but good fat. I promise). Almond milk, rice milk, or soy milk would also be good.
- - 1 ripe avocado
- - 6 ice cubes
- - ¾-1 cup milk or milk alternative
- - 2 tbsp agave nectar (adjust to your taste. I don't like mine too sweet)
- In a blender, combine all ingredients and blend until smooth.
- Transfer to a glass, pop in a straw and enjoy!