From the authors, Gina and Jeremy: We are on a serious avocado kick, but can you blame us? They’re not only tasty, but they’re also full of health benefits, including cancer prevention, heart health, lower cholesterol, and high vitamin E levels. And now that it’s summer, avocados are everywhere and an easy way to cool down. We love them in salads and sandwiches, but perhaps our favorite summertime avocado use is in our avocado shakes.
This is a traditional Vietnamese drink called Sinh To Bo and usually contains condensed milk. For a plant-based option, we use coconut milk, which is similar to condensed milk inconsistency. We prefer evaporated cane juice as our sweetener, but agave, sugar, or any sweetener of your choice will work just as well. It’s time to get your avocado on and enjoy this healthy summer drink!
Scoop out the avocado pulp and add it into a blender with the coconut milk, sugar, and ice. You can put as much ice as you would like into the shake, depending on the consistency you prefer. If you use 1 cup, it will be silky and more like a smoothie. With 2 cups it will be more icy, much like a traditional shake. Play around with it!
Slice the lemon in half and squeeze the juice into the blender. Be sure not to let any seeds slip into the mixture.
Blend until nice and smooth. You may want to add more sweetener or use less lemon if you prefer a little sweeter shake.
Ok, we know you must be weirded out about the idea of drinking a sweet avocado drink. It sounds unusual but trusts us, it is so delicious! This avocado shake is creamy, nutritious, and super easy to prepare. Are you ready to venture into the unknown?
Avocados as a Sweet Treat
When we think of avocado, we automatically think of guacamole, right? Well, there’s a whole world out there where we can make super tasty sweet treats with our beloved avocado. One of those treats is this thick and creamy avocado shake recipe, which sorta tastes similar to yogurt.
This shake would be a really great way to add some of the amazing benefits of avocado into your kid’s diet. Smoothies and shakes are ideal to sneak in some extra nutrients (like some spinach or kale) for those picky little ones. They won’t know the difference!