Healthy Avocado Smoothie

Hi everyone,

I’m now living in the mountain area, which has nine months of snow in a year. I’m getting used to this and the weather didn’t bother me that much. It just helped me to understand and to appreciate the summer more than ever.

What I love most about summer is not only the sun, but also the chance for me to do gardening. I’ve got a small plot in our community garden, where I grew a lot of different kind of vegetables such as lettuce, kale, baby spinach, baby bob Choy, snow peas etc. As a Vietnamese, I eat a lot of vegetables, not much meat. Therefore, whenever I go to the grocery stores, I spend quite a bit for vegetables. So summer is the time I can grow myself vegetables and eat as much as we want without thinking about the price.

However, there’s one thing I could not grow myself during summer time. That is “fruits”! Oh my god, I love eating a lot of different types of fruits. Though I cannot grow those, I’m still happy because they do have a lot of sales on fruit during summer. One kind of fruit that I always buy when they are on sales is “avocado”. Avocado is a very special fruit and it has also a lot of nutrients for your body such as Vitamin K, Folate, Vitamin C, Potassium, Vitamin B5, B6, E etc. Moreover, avocado contains a lot of monounsaturated fatty acids which is good for our heart. Because of all the wonderful benefits it has, avocado to me is a little bit pricey. So I thought when avocado is on sales, that a very good chance to eat the healthiest fruit for your body.

Delicious and healthy avocado smoothie

In Vietnam, avocado is also expensive and in my home town, we cannot grow avocado and so I guess I’ve started eating a lot of avocado since I came to the US. I saw a lot of different ways of eating avocado. At first, I was quite surprised when some people made it like a dipping sauce for snack, some others might add them in a salad or a sandwich. To me, it’s new because in Vietnam I just know that we eat avocado as a fruit or a dessert, not as a savory dish. Therefore, today I’d like to introduce you my recipes of making avocado smoothie. I thought it’s a fun way to eat avocado because the creaminess from avocado itself makes the smoothies like a milk shake. You can sweeten your smoothie a bit with condense milk and enhance the creaminess with some fresh milk. Simple but delicious as always! So let’s try this recipe out.

  1. Ingredients:
  • 1 ripe small avocado
  • 1/3 cup milk (80 ml)
  • 2 Tablespoons condensed milk (Originally the avocado smoothie should not taste too sweet, but you can always add more condensed milk or sugar as your taste)

    Ingredients to make an avocado smoothie

  1. Process:
  • Cut the avocado in half lengthwise around the seed. Open the two halves and the seed will stick in one half. Use a spoon to scoop out the seed. Then score the flesh avocado and use a spoon to scoop out from the pit.
  • Put all the avocado in the blender, pour in milk, condensed milk (and sugar if needed). Blend them all until smooth.

    Process of making an avocado smoothie

I love making my avocado smoothie really thick and creamy. If you’d like a little bit loose, you can always add more milk or about ½ cup ice. You can adjust to your taste, so making an avocado smoothie is really simple and flexible, but yet healthy and delicious. Every morning when I wake up, I always think of an avocado smoothie for my breakfast. It would be a good and fun treat for myself.

Fun and good treat for a healthy breakfast – Avocado smoothie



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