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.
- 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
- Put everything in your blender and blend until smooth.
- If you are taking a photo for your blog, sprinkle some cocoa powder on top.
- Dig in.