Tuesday, February 16, 2010

avocado strawberry smoothie

one of my favorite things about growing up in san francisco was getting to try an amazing array of ethnic foods. i have an obsession with asian desserts (actually, i've barely scratched the surface in terms of trying those. but i still love them madly and frequently try to convince my friends from the mid-west and the south that shaved ice with red beans, grass jelly, and condensed milk is a perfectly acceptable, and delicious, thing to eat. if you've never experienced the magic of asian desserts, here are a few more for you to look into: sago pudding, eggettes, and anything with red bean paste). one dessert that i have always been intrigued by but never tried is the avocado milkshake. unfortunately, we had no ice cream on hand, so i decided to try an avocado smoothie instead. with strawberries, which may sound weird but is delicious, trust me.
avocado strawberry smoothie makes 1 large smoothie
*1 1/2 cups soy milk (i used plain, but i think vanilla or even chocolate would be good)

*1/2 a ripe avocado

*frozen strawberries (start with a medium handful and add more to taste)
blend all ingredients until smooth and combined.

1/2 of the smoothie, partially frozen (i was impatient) and topped with cereal, dark chocolate chips, and a dollop of peanut butter. yum!!!


Joanne said...

I would say that beign exposed to ethnic foods is also one of the perks of living in NYC. I love trying new things!

This avocado smoothie looks excellent. Definitely need to give it a try.

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Farty Girl said...

I've read lots of blogs about avocado puddins - but I like this idea of using it as a milkshake base. Too much avocado can be evil to the digestive system. Burping avocado is NOT fun! By using berries, you probably mask that problem anyway. Smart recipe!!!

btw. I just saw your comment on my Grandmother's visit post. Thank you for your kind words! The oatmeal tofu was exactly that - crumbled up tofu and mixed in the oats. It was good, but I can't imagine it would've been as good without applesauce and cinnamon and salt. People talk bad about soy, but tofu ALWAYS energizes me.