Avocado and Almond Smoothie

A blend of avocado, lime, almond milk and honey.

This abitmoreveg recipe kind of tastes like a sweetened dairy-free form of buttermilk. Is that a good thing? Well, it tastes good for you. So no, not really. It’s not awful but it’s not great. I keep meaning to do another version of this with coconut rather than almond milk and with dates rather than honey so it would be vegan-friendly. But each time I keep using the avocados for different things. I even bought frozen avocado halves so I’d have no excuse – when avocados get to a certain stage of ripeness I think they’re just good for guacamole. Anyway the frozen avocado had salt and some sour preservative added to it which really wasn’t good for what I looking for. But I’m reposting because maybe someone out there like this – and I like the look of it in that glass – and this should force me to revisit it – eventually…

When I say it tastes good for you – this did make me feel refreshed and “healthier” after drinking it. All the stuff that’s in it is stuff that agrees with me very well. I’ll definitely have to revisit this.

heart-healthy
Heart healthy and so creamy…

I love avocado and it’s so good for you. A few years ago I had an avocado, honey and milk smoothie which was lovely but my sinuses get very congested if I have a lot of dairy so it wasn’t something I ever made for myself and then last Thursday it suddenly occurred to me, why not try making the smoothie with almond milk?

I add some lime juice to the almond milk because milk is a little acidic and I think the lime juice helps it taste a teeny bit more like dairy milk. In the recipe I say to add to your own taste because I tend to like things a little on the acidic side and the beauty of this smoothie is that its so gentle and creamy tasting. I added the juice of one lime but I think half that would be plenty. I also added a tablespoon of honey and that might be sweeter than some people need so start off with a teaspoon and see if you need more.

I also want to try this with coconut water. I suspect it will be lovely and maybe use agave or maple syrup if you want to make this vegan.

You only need half an avocado for the smoothie so if you don’t have any immediate plans for the other half, keep the stone in it, sprinkle over some lime juice and it will stay good in the fridge for the next 24 hours.

One thing you should know though – this does taste very creamy but you will taste both the avocado and the almond. I love both avocado and almond but if you are not yet a fan of these guys I’d suggest first growing your love for them with things like guacamole and cakes or loafs made with ground almonds.

And it’s worth growing your love for them because this tastes good but also makes you feel really good. Well, it made me feel good. It doesn’t taste that good though.

ingredients
Almond milk, avocado, honey and lime juice.

Avocado and Almond Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1/2 avocado, peeled
  • 250 ml almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon runny honey
  • lime juice - to taste

Instructions

  1. Add the ingredients to a blender and blend until you have a smooth consistency. Taste and add more lime juice and/or honey as necessary.
http://twimii.com/recipes/avocado-almond-smoothie/

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Healthy, sweet and gentle – might make for a good breakfast smoothie.

 

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