Avocado Shake from weelicious.com

I was kind of shocked when I discovered that in Brazil and other South American countries, avocados are used primarily in sweet dishes like ice cream and dessert mousses. In America, I feel like we're much more accustomed to them popping up in savory dishes like guacamole or sliced on a sandwich. Hmm. What could I make that's sweet using avocados? How about a shake?!

I never have to twist Kenya's arm when it comes to eating avocados or making smoothies. He's always game, so he was the perfect guinea pig (well, he always is!). I let him peel and break up the banana and pour the milk into the blender (with my help), while I scooped out the ripe avocado and dropped the ice into the blender. I added a little agave to sweeten it up, but honestly, if you have ripe bananas, you don't need it. It turned out delicious and it felt like as soon as I filled up Kenya's cup, mere seconds would pass before he was clamoring, "more"!

This mean, green, vitamin-packed drink is the perfect sweet snack for any time of the day!

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Avocado Shake (Serves 2)

Prep Time: 1 mins Cook Time: 0 mins

egg free

nut free

gluten free

Ingredients

  • 1 Ripe avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 1 Cup milk (I used unsweetened vanilla rice milk)
  • 1 Large Ripe Banana
  • 1 Large Hand full of Ice
  • honey, to taste

Preparation

1. Place all ingredients in a blender and puree

2. Serve.

*This recipe is for a thick shake. Add more milk if you want it thinner.

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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.