Monday, April 23, 2012

Avocado Milkshake

Hi all, Hope you Monday has been good. This weekend I came across some lovely avocados in the market and thought of making some milkshake. I have tried avocado milkshakes at restaurants but I have never made it at home. So when I saw these avocados I immediately picked them up.

When choosing an avocado to buy, you have to place the avocado in the palm of your hand.  Gently squeeze without applying your fingertips as this can cause bruising. If the avocado yields to firm gentle pressure you know it's ripe and ready-to-eat. If the avocado does not yield to gentle pressure it is considered still "firm" and will be ripe in a couple of days. If the avocado feels mushy or very soft to the touch it may be very ripe to overripe. 

The recipe is a basic milkshake recipe. You can add any fruits that you have on hand, to make the milkshake. Just add a couple of tablespoons of cocoa powder to make yummy chocolate avocado milkshakes!

Avocado Milkshake:
1 – Ripe Avocado
1 Cup – Milk (I used low-fat milk)
3 teaspoons – Sugar or Honey (I used un-refined cane sugar)
1 cup – ice cubes
1 teaspoon – Vanilla extract (optional)
2 tablespoons – Cocoa powder (optional)

  • Cut the avocado in half and scoop the flesh out with a spoon.
  • Add the scooped avocado, sugar, milk,Vanilla extract and the ice cubes together.
  • Blend in the blender until smooth and creamy.
  • Serve immediately. 

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