Avocadoes are one of my favorite vegetables (or fruits, technically), but for whatever reason I always kind of overlook them at the grocery store. They’re so versatile though- last summer I was eating one practically every day, either in chocolate pudding or guacamole form.
Over the weekend, I saw someone with an avocado smoothie and was immediately intrigued. What could make a creamier smoothie than a ‘cado? So when I was at the grocery store yesterday, I bought a few and blended up this drink, which I had today for breakfast.
Basil Avocado Smoothie
(makes 1-2 servings)
- 1 large avocado, diced
- 1 cup milk of choice
- 1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
- juice of 1/2 lime
- 2 tablespoons agave nectar
- 4 ice cubes
Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and mix until smooth, stirring several times to make all avocado chunks are incorporated. Garnish with extra basil or lime and serve.
Super-duper creamy, filling and not too sweet. It tastes like a spiced-up avocado, not like a fruity concoction, which was more refreshing than your typical smoothie contenders.
Confesssion: I made this yesterday and left it in the fridge overnight. Don’t do that if you’re planning on serving it to anyone, because the color got quite unappetizing…still tasted good, though!
What’s your favorite use for avocadoes? Do you ever use them in sweet recipes, or do you stick to the savory stuff?