I’m crazy about avocados. I can eat it straight from the shell, spread it on a piece of toast with some sea salt and caraway, not to mention my absolute favourite – THE GUACAMOLE. No need for nachos.
I haven’t tried to make the avocado deserts yet, even though I have an extremely sweet tooth… the closest I got to it was an avocado smoothie. A must, if you haven’t done it yet!
The first time I came across an avocado smoothie was a couple of months ago, during my first (and hopefully not last) trip to California. Our first morning in San Francisco, being completely jet lagged and stiff after the long flight, we went for a very early run. On the way back we ventured into Dolores Park Cafe for breakfast. I ordered the avocado smoothie as an addition to my granola & fresh fruit breakfast, which probably was the last healthy option during our two-week trip…
The San Francisco avocado smoothie was very simple and mighty delicious: avocado, milk (almond or soy milk optional), honey and vanilla yogurt. The one I do now at home is slightly different but also delicious. Most importantly soooo simple and hassle free.
- 1 small ripe avocado (preferably hass variety)
- 1 banana
- 1 cup and a half of almond milk
- 1 cup of raw baby spinach (not too much or it won’t be so smooth)
- 2 dates
- honey to taste (if you use it)
Just blitz everything in a blender
Makes 2 servings
I was delighted to see an avocado smoothie in a newly opened Juice bar/Coffee shop in Dublin last month. It was an ultimate one (when it comes to healthiness!) and I’ll definitely come back for more (Alchemy Juice Co. in BT2 on Grafton Street). Yum.