Our weekday schedule is busy like any other family, and some days I feel like I meet myself coming and going with no opportunity to sit down and have a proper breakfast or lunch. So I try to keep easy healthy foods on hand such as fresh fruit and vegetables, things I can grab quickly and nosh on or turn into smoothies. Smoothies are a standing favorite for our family, an easy way to eat healthy and help us feel like we are treating ourselves. The boys' favorite is peach mango, and avocado smoothie is one of my favorites, right up there with strawberry and blueberry or mix of berries.
My smoothie is a variation on the south east Asian avocado shake made with sweetened condensed milk, an addictive concoction. For an everyday smoothie I want something less sweet, so I use vanilla soy milk and skip the sugar, though you could add some during the blending if preferred. The texture is thick and rich and filling, and one smoothie will keep me going all morning.
Avocado Smoothie with Soy Milk
- 1 avocado (About 8 ounces/230 g. Skin should be dark and feel somewhat soft under pressure.)
- 1 cup soy milk (I use vanilla soy milk.)
- 1 cup ice
- drops liquid stevia (to taste, or sugar if preferred)
- Scoop the avocado into the blender and pour in the milk, ice, and stevia or sugar (if desired). Blend for about 20 seconds, until the avocado is pureed and thoroughly blended with the ice and milk. Pour into glasses and serve.
- Add more soy milk as desired for a thinner consistency.
- Use other types of milk, i.e. coconut or almond.
I love avocados, but never have made a smoothie with them. D'oh! I save all my little tidbits of leftover fruit in the freezer to use for smoothies. My kids love them, too. It is a fast and easy breakfast.
Thats a simple, healthy recipe. I love the mist-green color of the smoothie. Looks delicious 🙂
Oh Andrea... my mom used to make a lot of avocado shakes when we were kids... I like to use the unsweetened soy milk for these recipes, are any of your kids allergic to milk too? My little one is. Have a nice weekend!
african vanielje says
Andrea, how gorgeous. I love avos and grew up with avo trees in our garden, but I never seem to get past scooping them right out of their skin into my mouth, maybe pre-seasoned with a little sea salt and cider vinegar. I will have to give this a try, although I'll need a soy milk alternative as it is not my favourite
Hi Andrea, thanks for posting this. I've been looking around for some new smoothie recipes that not only taste good, but are substantial enough to fill me up for a while. This one looks like it will fit the bill. Looking forward to any others like this one that you might like to share!
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I love avocados and just started using them in my fruit smoothies. I'm hoping they will help with my weight loss mission. I've never used Soy Milk. I use Fat & Lactose Free milk. Has anyone experienced weight loss with their avocado smoothie blend?
Psst... Your grams are missing a 0.
Thanks for catching my typo, it's fixed.