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 to bo 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 che. 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, but you could use maple syrup, sugar, or even coconut condensed milk. Coconut milk with be delicious with avocado, but oat, almond, rice, or soy milk would also be good.
- 1 ripe avocado
- 6 ice cubes
- 3/4-1 cup soy milk
- 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!