Avocado choc smoothie

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I mentioned in this month’s In My Kitchen post that I have been making a fab avocado smoothie on which I should do a post.  Well, here it is.

I decided to make a smoothie one morning when I noticed one of the avocados on the bench was ripe and I knew we would not be needing it that night for dinner.

I have had The Complete Avocado Cookbook by Christine Heaslip for years and knew there was a chapter on drinks in the back of the book so I decided to check it out.  Nothing appealed, so I went on-line for inspiration.  I found a site that had several recipes for avocado smoothies including one with cocoa powder – now, that did appeal.  I have no idea what site it was or what ingredients were used, except avocado and cocoa powder.

I decided to made a smoothie much like I usually would, with natural yoghurt and milk, and went from there.  It was brilliant, if I say so myself.  It tastes more like chocolate mouse than a smoothie.  It is thick and creamy and very rich. If you gave it to any child they would dig in, having no idea it contained fruit and was good for them.

Normally, I use frozen bananas in my smoothies but we only arrived in Bridgetown late yesterday and I hadn’t frozen any.  If I had used a frozen banana, it would only be thicker, creamier and more yummy.  I haven’t tried it with frozen avocado but it is a thought worth considering.

If you are a smoothie person, this is one to add to your repertoire.  You are sure to love it.

I have a high-powered blender so my smoothie was like silk.  I’m not sure how more modest models would go but both fruit are soft so I would think they would cope admirably.

Serves one.

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana
  • ½ an avocado
  • 3 tsp cocoa powder (not drinking chocolate)
  • 3 tsp sugar (or to taste)
  • ½ cup natural yoghurt
  • ½ cup milk
  1. Put everything in your blender and blend until smooth.
  2. If you are taking a photo for your blog, sprinkle some cocoa powder on top.
  3. Dig in.

12 thoughts on “Avocado choc smoothie

  1. Well it looks divine and of course it makes sense. I take it you grow avocados? They have been ridiculously expensive here for a number of years, despite dripping from the trees. I have a friend who lives near a farm so I will ask her to get me a bag so I can ‘ave a go….

  2. Sounds intriguing Glenda. If we had good avocados then I’d try it. As it is, our avocados are expensive and it’s very difficult to find perfectly ripe ones. They’re either rock hard or brown and squidgy.

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