In college, DH and I were introduced to a Vietnamese style avocado smoothie Sinh to Bo. The idea of sweet and avocado was a foreign concept to me at the time but we both really enjoyed it. It tastes quite similar to avocado ice cream and it’s easy to make on your own.
Since then, I make the drink for him often. Unfortunately, our blender at home isn’t very powerful and doesn’t ever crush the ice properly. After much campaigning, I finally convinced DH that we should invest in a Blendtec since we didn’t get it as a gift for our wedding. I’ve promised to make him lots of smoothies. He loves getting fruit smoothies from Jamba Juice and Robek’s and I pointed out that with this, I can make it for him at home. I was going to take some pictures of my beloved new Blentec for this post, but forgot to do so.
After bringing it home, I immediately made him an avocado smoothie, proving to him why it was worth the investment. No little bits of ice chunks. This drink was nice and smooth.
Normally, I use condensed milk to make this but I was completely out of it. So instead I used regular granulated sugar and it still came out fine.
While we’re on the subject of avocados, remember the article I wrote about 30 uses for leftover fruit? Blogher recently created a pinterest board which features all the articles from the Leftover Makeover Series. If you’re looking for leftover recipe ideas, visit http://goo.gl/jGXi4 to check out recipe ideas (including mine!).
1/2 cup milk
2 tbsp sugar (you can change this to 3 if you want it even sweeter; traditionally condensed milk is used but I didn't have any on hand)
1 cup ice
1/2 flesh of a medium ripe avocado
Pour all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately