I was kind of shocked when I discovered that in Brazil and other South American countries, avocados are used primarily in sweet dishes like ice cream and dessert mousses. In America, I feel like we’re much more accustomed to them popping up in savory dishes like guacamole or sliced on a sandwich. Hmm. What could I make that’s sweet using avocados? How about a shake?

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I never have to twist Kenya’s arm when it comes to eating avocados or making smoothies. He’s always game, so he was the perfect guinea pig (well, he always is!). I let him peel and break up the banana and pour the milk into the blender (with my help), while I scooped out the ripe avocado and dropped the ice into the blender. I added a little agave to sweeten it up, but honestly, if you have ripe bananas, you don’t need it. It turned out delicious and it felt like as soon as I filled up Kenya’s cup, mere seconds would pass before he was clamoring, “more”!

This mean, green, vitamin-packed drink is the perfect sweet snack for any time of the day!

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Avocado Shake

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Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 1 minute
Total Time 2 minutes

Ingredients  

  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 1 cup milk (I used unsweetened vanilla rice milk)
  • 1 large ripe banana
  • 1 large hand full of ice
  • honey, to taste

Instructions 

  • Place all ingredients in a blender and puree
  • Serve.
  • *This recipe is for a thick shake. Add more milk if you want it thinner.

Nutrition

Sodium: 80mg | Sugar: 18g | Fiber: 10g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Calories: 310kcal | Fat: 18g | Protein: 9g | Carbohydrates: 34g
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

Comments

  1. We added a couple tablespoons of cocoa powder and a tablespoon of brown rice syrup…yum! Drinkable chocolate pudding!

  2. […] bit different from the rest (no spinach), but still nice and green nonetheless, is the too easy avocado shake from kiddie food blogger (and published cookbook author) Catherine at Weelicious. Who would have […]

  3. […] week, but suffice to say it’s a lot. We use them in tons of recipes like guacamole, (yes, shakes!), sandwiches, dips, quesadillas, sushi, salads and more. Avocados are a superfood that should be […]

  4. We just freeze bananas when they get nice and ripe and use a frozen banana in place of banana+ice. My kids like the consistency better without the ice, this way it’s like a milkshake. Yum!

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