Thanks to advancements in technologies, Avocado has traveled far and wide leaving it’s country of origin – Mexico. I first got a taste of this super delicious fleshy fruit. Before I share the recipe with you, here are few cool facts about Aaaahhhvocado!!!
The avocado also goes by these names: Butter pear, alligator pear to name a few. Many may think that it got the name alligator pear due to its knobbly skin, but in fact it is derived from an Aztec word: “ahuacatl“.
The avocado is high in protein and carbohydrate. It is one of the few fruits that contains fat and it is also rich in potassium, Vitamin C, some B vitamins and vitamin E. Its rich oils, particularly vitamin E contents make it popular as a skin and hair care ingredient.
I love love love love Avocado and especially this smoothie/milkshake. This is my recipe and I tweak it every time based on my mood, requirements and inventory 🙂
- 8 ounces/1 cup – soy milk/almond milk or plain ol’ cows milk
- 1 full ripe avocado
- 1 to 1.5 tsp of vanilla extract (shown in the picture is a real vanilla bean pod that I already had and wanted to use it)
- 1 Tbsp of brown sugar (you can substitute with whatever form of sugar/sweetner as per your liking and health/diet requirements)
- 1 Tbsp of honey
- Feel free to tweak the measurements and ingredients as per your liking. I am an experimental cook. I like to think of myself as a culinary artist 😉
Note: Avocado is fleshy, so it will be thick. I advise to add more milk later if you want and then blend it again until it reaches the consistency you like.
The final product looks like this. I garnished it with saffron. I love saffron. You can garnish it with mint if you like or just have it plain and simple. 🙂
Enjoy art in the kitchen!