Thursday, April 14, 2011

Avocado smoothie

Breakfast: Avocado smoothie

Lunch: ‘Fridge salad’: spring mix, kasha, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, beansprouts, dry-fried tofu and wilted spinach with a splash of balsamic vinegar.

Dinner: Vegetarian laksa

 I keep saying that I’ll get out of bed at 7 then despite all efforts to rouse me, I crawl out of bed at 8am.

This morning when I did manage to part from my good friend, the sheets, there was nothing jumping out at me as breakfast food; the granola was finished, the fat oats taunted me and toast didn’t seem too appealing. The only fruits we had were bananas and tomatoes (smug for knowing) but I noticed that Putin had bought some perfectly-ripe avocados and I figured that now was the tine to man up and try that avocado smoothie that sounded so weird.

Unfortunately, our new place is still sans-internet and having come across the recipe online, I’d forgotten to write it down. Nothing that a bit of inventiveness can’t fix though, eh?

You’ll need:
            1/2 cup plain soy milk
            half a big banana
            half a ripe avocado

            Put them all in a blender and go mad

When I stopped the blender, I had something around the consistency of really smooth guacamole, and it looked like it too. I had only really used about 1/4 cup soy milk so I would have probably thrown some more in to make it more liquidy, but there was none left, so I spooned the avocado mousse into a glass, took a deep breath, and tried it.

It was delicious!

The flavours of banana and avocado really compliment each other so you get a smooth but fresh taste that’s not oversweet. I had used a very ripe banana so there was no need for a sweetner, but if you like, you could throw some honey or agave nectar in there too.

I figured that if I was going to go the spoon route I might as well go all the way, so I chopped up some almonds and threw them on top. Heaven! I think that avocado and almonds might just be the combination of kings.

Note: this is quite nutritionally dense, so the amount I made was more than enough for me. However, if you’re having this after the gym, or morning bootcamp (Claire, you crazy woman) you might want to make twice as much, or have it with some cereal.


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  2. This is weird and lovely!

    Thanks for broadening my culinary horizons.

  3. I will forgive you for confusing asparagus and avocados, and yep its a bit odd at first but I think using coconut milk would soften the blow a little! Really refreshing too.

    Tonight we are making nachos with black beans which is a new one for me too - stay tuned!