This creamy avocado smoothie is made with just four simple ingredients and no additional fruit, letting the avocado flavor shine through. It is a healthier version of a popular Vietnamese shake.
This post is sponsored by The California Avocado Commission.
My fridge is currently filled with avocados so I have been trying to use them in just about everything, from no-churn ice cream to avocado chips to smoothies. This smoothie is not your typical avocado smoothie. Most avocado smoothies I come across are either green smoothies mixed with vegetables or fruit smoothies mixed with other fruits (which masks the avocado flavor).
This smoothie is a sweet smoothie that tastes like avocados. It may seem unusual to try eating sweetened avocado, but it really works! The drink is inspired by a traditional Vietnamese avocado shake.
Sinh Tố Bơ is a Vietnamese avocado shake. It’s sweet, thick and creamy and tastes like an avocado-flavored milkshake. The traditional version uses a lot of condensed milk to sweeten the drink and create a thick milkshake-like texture.
However, this is a lightened version that tastes just as creamy and delicious. My version is made with avocado, milk, ice, and just a touch of honey. You can also substitute the honey with other liquid sweeteners like agave syrup. You can also reduce carbs by using a sugar-free syrup.
Avocado in Smoothies
- Avocado is all you need to create an ultra-creamy base for this shake.
- Choose avocados that are very ripe. When you gently press on the skin, it should be soft and give in a little.
- I use California Hass avocados because hass avocados have a creamier texture.
If you like this avocado smoothie you might like my Watermelon Juice and Mango Lassi recipes, too.
- 1 large ripe avocado skin and seed removed
- 1 cup ice
- 1 cup milk I used fat free milk but you can also use almond milk or other milk substitutes
- 3 tbsp honey or more as needed (can substitute with sugar free syrup)
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend on high speed until smooth. Taste and adjust as needed. If you prefer a thinner consistency, you can add more milk. If you prefer a sweeter drink, you can add more sweetener. Serve immediately.
- Use avocados that are very ripe. When you gently press on the skin, it should be soft and give in a little.
- I recommend hass avocados because they have a creamier texture.
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.
Everything about it is perfect. I can’t get enough. Thanks for this simply put recipe.
I’m so glad you liked it!
Outstanding! I didn’t want too sweet and used 2Tb honey. Was plenty sweet. Thank you so much
glad you liked it!
Ah, my favourite smoothie of all time! My family have actually always made this without the condensed milk, despite that being traditional. We use similar ingredients too — avocado, milk and ice, but either white or raw sugar instead of honey. I’ll have to try your version one day!
I used to always make it with condensed milk but now as an adult I can’t really indulge in condensed milk as much as when I was young. haha. I really like this version though!
I can relate.