Avocado Smoothie

two glasses of 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.
photo of one avocado smoothie
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 and acai bowls. 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. I’m definitely going to use it for my Papaya Smoothie, too, which is another easy smoothie recipe we like to make.

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 https://goo.gl/jGXi4 to check out recipe ideas (including mine!).
photo of two smoothies

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Avocado Smoothie

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Vietnamese
Servings: 1

Sinh to Bo is a Vietnamese style avocado smoothie and it tastes quite similar to avocado ice cream. It's easy to make on your own.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 2 tbsp granulated 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 medium avocado

Directions:

  1. Pour all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately
Nutrition Facts
Avocado Smoothie
Amount Per Serving (1 smoothie)
Calories 135
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 52mg2%
Potassium 191mg5%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Sugar 30g33%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 250IU5%
Calcium 149mg15%
Net Carbs 30g60%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

14 comments on “Avocado Smoothie”

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

    • 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.

  2. Just made this tonight. refreshing! yum! thanks!

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

  4. 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!

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

  6. 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..

  7. I just made this for my morning drink and it is DELICIOUS!  This is going to be my new AM drink from now on. THANK YOU! Since I am lactose intolerant, I used vanilla unsweetened almond milk and 3 TBSP (I probably could have used 2 TBSP but I really like my sweets) and it was perfection. I was looking through your Drink section for more healthy drinks and saw the Green Tea Smoothie (but I can’t do yogurt – what would you recommend to sub the yogurt?). Please keep the healthy drinks coming!

    Thank you!
    Wendy

    • so glad you enjoyed it! For the green tea smoothie- I’ve always made mine with yogurt (or ice cream for a dessert version). You can try maybe milk with some other thickening agent like banana or maybe even avocado?

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