Recipe: Coconut and Avocado Smoothie

Saturday, May 23, 2015






I'm an avocado lover. Always have and always will be. Any meal that involves avocado I'll happily consume and I even decided what to eat at a resturant by seeing if there's avocado in it (basically like I did this when I went to Prezzo and got this salad). Yeah okay, I'm a tad obsessed with avo.

I've mashed up avocado, I've spread it on crispbreads (here's an example), I've put it in salads like this one, of course I've had it on toast with a poach egg on top (how instagram of me) and I've just simply cut it up and eaten it. However, there's one way that I've (shockingly) never eaten it...and that's thrown into and whizzed up in a smoothie!

Ever since I bought my smoothie maker (one of my January faves), I've made countless number of smoothies with pretty much every fruit and vegetable under the sun, apart from avocado! Don't ask why, it's just never gone in (in a smoothie that is).

I had one of those light bulb slash "Eureka, that's it!" moments earlier on today and decided to make a smoothie with avocado for the first time. I'm pretty sure there's a gazillion recipes out on the bloggersphere and Google itself which contain avocado and some other wonderful ingredients but I decided to keep it simple and use avocado, coconut milk and ice.

You can kind of guess how to make it but if not, here's how I did it...

Ingredients:

1 Hass Avocado

1 Cup of Coconut Milk

1 Cup of Ice Cubes (preferably crushed)







Method:

Obviously begin by laying your ingredients out and snapping some cute insta-worthy/blog shots and set up the smoothie maker.

Next pour the coconut milk into the blender.


Slice the avocado in half, scoop out the stone and discard. Using a spoon, scoop out the insides and place in the blender. (It's much easier to use a soft avocado rather than one that is very ripe as it is easier to scoop out and has a smoother consistency).



Pour the cup of crushed ice cubes into the blender and whizz it up in short bursts.





And then you're done!

N.B. Pouring it into a snazzy mason jar and placing some mint leaves on top is optional.


The smoothie itself is quite thick and filling so I suggest having it as an alternative to a meal, a snack or as a wake-me-up breakfast smoothie. Don't be fooled by the ghastly and garish green colour the smoothie itself doesn't taste nasty! If you love the taste of coconut milk and avocado, then definitely try this! The creamy consistency and refreshing after taste make it a perfect smoothie for the summer time and will certainly fill you up!

Thank you for reading and make sure to let me know if you've tried it!

Bethany x

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