I watched a recipe video while mindlessly scrolling through Facebook the other night of a sweet Mexican avocado ice cream. Unfortunately I don’t have an ice cream churner (although fingers crossed for Christmas this year), and I didn’t have any condensed milk on hand, but the idea of a avocado-based dessert was appealing to me.
Avocado is incredibly rich and nutritious, full of monounsaturated fats, magnesium, potassium, folate and plenty of great vitamins. It’s also a well-loved favourite on the breakfast menu, loaded on to a couple of slices of thick, crunchy toast, topped with lemon, salt and black pepper. Yum. Avocado used in a sweet recipe is a hit and miss, depending on the person. Personally, I love the flavour of avocado, and prefer it served savoury, however I think the flavour is mild enough to mingle with other ingredients and with the addition of a sweetener, could be equally as delicious served sweet.
Smoothies are a go-to when I need a quick and easy breakfast. I find that smoothies are incredibly filling, as long as they contain a source of protein, fat or both. This recipe gets the fats from the avocado. To up the protein content, feel free to add a handful of nuts, use regular cows milk or even a scoop of protein powder.
- 1 ripe avocado
- 2 tsp Natvia Natural Sweetener
- 1 cup macadamia milk
- Zest and juice from half a lime
- Handful of ice
Place ice into blender first. Scoop out flesh of avocado into your blender, and add sweetener, macadamia milk, and the zest and juice from the half of a lime.
Blend until silky smooth. Portion into two glasses and top with a little lime zest.
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This recipe is in collaboration with Natvia.2