Inspired by Chef Nor’s Avocado shake post from Food trip……by: Nors Vargas, I remembered the delicious concoction made for me in Brazil. So simple to make, and full of the “good fat,” Florida avocados are just as ripe and delicious as the ones I consumed in the Brazilian tropical climate. They are a beautiful vibrant green here and my hand automatically reaches for them at the farmer’s market.
“Are these from Florida?” I hear myself ask. The response is always yes.
The first time I made the shake for my man, he didn’t like it.
“Uk! This is horrible.”
To which I replied, “What is wrong with you? How can you not like these?”
An introduction to marriage.
I slurped down the entire thing by myself.
Now when I make them, he dips his spoon in the blender. “This isn’t so bad. Not at all like I remember. I always think it’s going to taste like lime, though, and I’m always let down. It must be the green that throws me off.” Nors suggested I make them according to his version with the vanilla ice cream and my husband just might convert.
As of now, I always eat the entire thing by myself.
1/4 cup of 2% milk. If it’s too thick add up to 1/4 cup more–little by little until you get the consistency you want. The higher fat content of the milk, the thicker and creamier the smoothie.
1-1 and 1/2 teaspoon Stevia extract
Blend in blender until creamy. The Magic Bullet works perfect for these.
(I’ve been attempting to go sugar-free since January 1st, so I’ve been experimenting with Stevia, Splenda and agave nectar, but feel free to use sugar. That’s most certainly how we made them in Brazil. )
Drink up! You’ll either love it or hate it, but if you’re a fan of avocados in general, you’ll probably love it. Like me! Skin and seeds go in the compost. The rest goes in my tummy. Great for breakfast. I eat it for dessert as an ice cream substitution, usually right out of the blender–since I don’t have to share. 🙂
- Five reasons why I love avocados #iloveavocadoes (thismamacooks.com)
- Scrumptious Saturday: I Eat Weird Shit! (stephidee.com)
- Avocado Recipes: Homemade Guacamole, Salads, and More! (faithfulprovisions.com)