|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 24g||31%|
|Saturated Fat 6g||30%|
|Total Carbohydrate 36g||13%|
|Dietary Fiber 9g||32%|
|Total Sugars 26g|
|Vitamin C 14mg||69%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
If you're only familiar with using avocados in salads and dips, you'll be pleasantly surprised by how delicious an avocado shake can be. Avocado smoothies—or avocado milkshakes—are an immensely popular beverage in Morocco, particularly during the month of Ramadan. They're quick and easy to make and are both filling and nutritious, all factors that contribute to their appeal during a time of fasting. You don't have to be fasting, however, to enjoy this.
In terms of texture, avocado adds creaminess to this smoothie, but they're not sweet. This traditional recipe is as simple as avocado with milk and sugar. The size of the avocado used will affect how much milk and sugar you need in order to achieve your preferred consistency and sweetness. Please note that Moroccans tend to like their beverages quite sweet, so try adding the sugar in increments and tasting as you go to avoid making it overly sweet.
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1 ripe avocado
3 tablespoons sugar, or to taste
2 to 3 cups cold milk
Handful of ice, optional
Steps to Make It
Gather the ingredients.
Peel avocado and cut it in half. Discard pit.
Put avocado and sugar in a blender with 1 cup of milk. Blend until very creamy and smooth.
Gradually add another cup or two of milk to make shake as thin or as thick as you like. How much milk you need will depend on size and ripeness of avocado.
Add a handful of ice to blender and blend for another minute. Taste and adjust sugar if necessary.
Pour into glasses. Serve and enjoy.
- Many other fruits go well with avocado. Add some bananas, apples, strawberries, or mangos to the smoothie. Skip the sugar if you're going to add other fruit; it won't be needed.
- To make this smoothie extra green, add a handful of baby spinach.
- Try a dash of almond or vanilla extract.
- Use honey or agave nectar instead of sugar, or try adding some chopped dates.
- Use any kind of milk you like, whether conventional cow's milk or a plant-based milk, such as oat, soy, almond, or cashew.
For an extra-refreshing smoothie and a way to preserve all those avocados before they spoil: Freeze them. Just peel the avocado, cube it, and then transfer the cubes to a zip-close freezer bag. You can use the chunks of avocado right out of the freezer in your smoothie, and it will quickly chill your smoothie and cut back on the need for a lot of ice.