Thursday, August 30, 2012

Avocado Smoothie


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!).

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Avocado Smoothie

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

Pour all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately

 

12 Responses to “Avocado Smoothie”

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    Kay — September 10, 2012 @ 12:26 pm

    I’ve always wanted to try this but couldn’t find it in bubble tea/cafes nearby- thanks for the recipe!

    • Kirbie replied: — September 10th, 2012 @ 12:30 pm

      I’ve seen them in some bubble cafes, but usually more ones that are Vietnamese owned. It’s so easy to make though! You can also do less milk if you want it extra thick.

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    Lynn — January 9, 2013 @ 1:47 pm

    Just made this tonight. refreshing! yum! thanks!

    • Kirbie replied: — January 9th, 2013 @ 5:01 pm

      yay!

  3. 3

    andrea — February 7, 2013 @ 4:45 pm

    delightful smoothie..I just added a couple of drops of vanilla… thank you

    • Kirbie replied: — February 8th, 2013 @ 9:30 am

      What a good idea! i’ll try adding vanilla next time

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    Vikki — February 9, 2013 @ 7:50 pm

    This recipe is absolutely fantastic! I doubled the ingredients so that there was more to go around (also used almond milk as a substitute), and everyone agreed that they would pick this over ice cream any day. Thank you for sharing!

    • Kirbie replied: — February 9th, 2013 @ 10:27 pm

      I’m so glad to hear that you liked it!

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    Dani — February 26, 2013 @ 2:33 am

    I want to make this and put it in the fridge for later. Would it keep well if its in an airtight container?

    • Kirbie replied: — February 26th, 2013 @ 9:15 am

      Yes it should be fine as long as you don’t keep in the fridge too long. I wouldn’t do it more than a day.

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    erynn — September 17, 2013 @ 12:18 pm

    thank you so much for the recipe..i was out of condensed milk too..instead i used honey,milk n brown sugar..simply..out of this world!!thank you again..

    • Kirbie replied: — September 17th, 2013 @ 10:00 pm

      I’m glad it worked!

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