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Indonesian Avocado Shake

Hi, It’s Mimi! Happy St. Patrick’s Day! For those who will be drinking, please be safe. Don’t drive under influence and assign a designated driver, please! For the three of us, it’s just another day because we rarely drink.

Anyway, to follow the theme for St. Patrick’s Day, we would like to introduce an alcohol-free recipe using avocado. I love avocado. It is such an amazing fruit, prized for its versatility. It works wonder for your skin too! Just mash a ripe avocado and use it as DIY facial/body/hair mask. You can add it into your dish – in salad, sandwich, sushi roll, burrito, taco, guacamole, kebab, macaron (yes, macarons! The recipe is coming soon) to Cheesecake Factory avocado egg rolls. But wait.. something’s missing. Right, avocado drink! We’ll teach you this easy Indonesian- style avocado shake with chocolate syrup.

Avocado is very high in fat content compared to other fruit; however, it is the good kind of fat (but that doesn’t mean you should head out to grocery stores and pick up lots of avocados). Too much of a good thing is not always good. It’s better to balance it out and consume moderately.  We used to have avocado shakes when we went out to Restoran Garuda for family dinner. It is our favorite Padang and Malay restaurant. Let’s leave it to another post for a more detailed explanation about Padang & Malay food.

This drink is very easy to make; it is smooth, creamy and satisfying.

Indonesian Avocado Shake

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Serve: 2 glasses

Ingredients:

  • 4 ripe avocados
  • Hershey Chocolate Sauce
  • 3-4 tsp condensed milk (more or less.. adjust to your own liking)
  • Milk
  • Ice cubes

Instruction:

1. Scoop out all the flesh

2. Throw everything into blender, except chocolate sauce. Blend away until smooth.

3. If it’s too thick, add more milk. If it’s too watery, add more avocados.

4. In your glass, swirl in chocolate sauce and pour avocado smoothie

5. Ready to serve 🙂 You can add cherry on top or dust in a little bit of cocoa powder

If you have extra avocados, don’t throw them away! You can use it as facial mask as mentioned above. You can also freeze them up for later use. Simply cut them up, squeeze a little bit of lemon to prevent them from browning, and freeze.

Have fun and be safe!

Toodles~

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Honeydew Juice with Gelatin

Hi, it’s Jojo again. Lately, the weather has been great in SoCal. Nice sunny day. At last, the strange chilly day is over. Maybe we’ll have a couple more rainy days here, but it shouldn’t be as bad. So, we took Mason to the beach and let him play, run and tumble, roll, dig, sniff, snort, sneeze, you know, his usual Pug business.  Everyone was exhausted and  we needed to cool down. That’s why this recipe came to mind. Honeydew melon is probably my most favorite fruit because of the color and sweetness. Each sister has their own signature color and mine is honeydew light green. Also, did you know that green color relaxes the eyes and relieves the stress you have after working all day? This drink can be a stress reliever after a long tiring day. Furthermore, a quote from Mimi, she says, “It looks like a glass of witch’s concoction or poison. It’s a perfect Halloween recipe to entertain guests!” Right?

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This recipe is originally from our mom. Our mom is a strong, brave, and lovely woman. A very bubbly and loud person. She used to make this light and fresh drink for us when we were young. Like any other sojourners, we miss our mom’s home-made cooking the most. This drink is one of them. A refreshing drink that will bring a lot of good old memories! A drink to impress your family and friends. Or even new neighbors!

Let’s get started!

Honeydew Juice with Gelatin

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Ingredients

  • A packet of gelatin (we use Swallow brand agar-agar powder)
  • 120 grams sugar (gelatin) & 3/4 cup sugar (simple syrup)
  • 1 honeydew melon
  • 3 cups water

Instructions

  1. Cook the gelatin according to the packet instruction. In high heat, stir constantly until it boils. Make sure it boils because the gelatin won’t set if it’s not.
  2. Pour the hot mixture into a glass dish container and let it set in the fridge for about 2 hours.
  3. Make simple syrup by mixing water and 3/4 cup sugar in a large saucepan. Let it chill in the fridge.
  4. Cut honeydew into small chunks and put them in a blender. Pulse until smooth.
  5. Combine the honeydew juice with the syrup (3).
  6. Fun part: Use a cheese grater, grate the gelatin and pour it into the above mixture (5).
  7. Adjust the sweetness accordingly.

If you try this recipe, please comment below and let us know what you think. I hope you like it!

Toodles!

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