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
Serve: 2 glasses
- 4 ripe avocados
- Hershey Chocolate Sauce
- 3-4 tsp condensed milk (more or less.. adjust to your own liking)
- Ice cubes
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!