Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Avocado Smoothie






A What! An Avocado Smoothie?
Avocados are only good for guacamole!

These are the reactions I get everytime I ask my American friends if they have had it.

Yes, an Avocado smoothie or Avocado ice cream ( that'll be another chapter).

This is another childhood craving I have.
The avocados here in the States are small, sometimes if  you get lucky you'll find the large avoacados from the local Asian stores.

I love this with just milk and sugar, roughly cut in chunks chilled with ice.
But the kids like a smoothie.

Avocado is good for you, it has heart-healthy unsaturated fat. Lowers your cholesterol. Of course if you overdo, it will probably make you gain a bit of weight.


A whole avocado has only 240 calories.
If you're on your weight watchers 1200 a day cal. diet, maybe that's what is recommended.
But Avocados, due to their mono and polyunsaturated fat content,  they are a great substitution for foods rich in saturated fat.
From what I have read, it can contribute nearly 20 vitamins, minerals and beneficial plant compounds that can add to the nutrient quality of your daily diet.
My doctor recommends spreading avocado instead of mayo on my sandwiches.
So don't be scared,
try one of my Bizarre eats.
You'll either love it or not like it.
The sink will always welcome the leftovers.
;-)
Even Chef Alton Brown makes avocado ice cream.





Ingredients:



1 ripe avocado, chunks
1 cup ice
1 cup of milk
2 tbsp. of sugar (or to taste)
1/2 cup of Vanilla ice cream (optional)





Method:




  • Blend all ingredients in a blender.


Note:

  • you can substitute sugar with agave or honey and milk with lowfat/nonfat/or skim milk if preferred. If using nonfat and skim, the taste will be slighty different.

14 comments:

  1. I have to say that I'm intrigued by it all, thanks for all the information on them too!!

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  2. I love avocados, but gotta admit I never thought about making a smoothie with them. I can't wait to try this SOON!

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  3. I have had both the ice cream and smoothie while in Mexico and loved them. Thanks for the recipe!

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  4. WOW how refreshing your such a great photographer!

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  5. Nominating you right back! ;)
    http://theboothebearandthegojiberries.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/beetroot-maddness-beet-smoothie-beet.html

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    1. Thanks Ellie! You're the best!
      Have been so busy lately haven't had a chance to post anything.

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  6. I have never head of avocado in a smoothie either so, I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one! This looks delicious though. Yum!

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    1. I grew up eating and drinking avocado as a dessert.
      When I first tasted Guacamole, I was not liking it either and thought it was strange.
      LOL!
      I now I love it.

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  7. Found you through Mess Makes Food - and came to check you out... Saw this recipe and thought wow.. I love avocado and this sounds wonderful. The first time I ate avocados was in Africa and yes the avocados here in the states are just not the same... but still good and healthy. Newest Follower
    http://marlys-thisandthat.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm so happy you have found me. I will check out your blog.
      Thanks for following me.
      Love new friends.
      There's a glitch on my blog a few days ago and I have unfollowed
      some bloggers. Now I have remember who I was following and accidentally
      unfollowed. :(
      Did you have the large avocados in Africa?
      They just taste different than the hass avocados we have here.

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