Prepare to be pleasantly surprised by the sweet creamy flavor of this shake recipe with everyone’s favorite food, AVOCADO.
After my MBA graduation I decided to take up a little travel. I always wanted to learn spanish so a couple of friends recommended that I attend a school in Ecuador, “Simon Bolivar”. After I signed up I was assigned a host family that would house me for my 4 week stay. When living outside the US you realize that the world is vast, dynamic and expansive. You start to feel really really small.
My life in Quito was much, much simpler. It was a treat to take warm showers and regardless the were always efficient. I walked to school everyday remembering to be home before the sun set. I salsa danced about 4 hours every day. And my host mother was the sweetest cooking me authentic Ecuadorian food every night – no shade to my real mom :). I also had an amazing spanish teacher, Zulma, who was patient and kind and even taught me a recipe that I use to this day, Batido de Aguacate, or its english translation, Avocado Milkshake.
Since it is AVOCADO WEEK it only felt right to share this gem with you. The milkshake is easy only containing 6 ingredients that you are likely to have in your pantry and fridge. You just add all the ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth. The result is a sweet and creamy yet refreshing treat that you will want to make over and over again. FYI, I found these adorable little milk bottles at Target for only $3.
This was also a great excuse to go down memory lane. This trip was the first time I traveled alone and I loved it! While in Ecuador I didn’t have a the flashy, bright and distracting objects that cloud us everyday. I was forced to dig deeper into who I was and what I wanted out of life which has ultimately helped me (amongst other things) to get decide to do this blog, sharing my some of the experiences I hold most valuable with you. I hope you enjoy!
What is Batido De Aguacate?
Batido de Aguacate is the Spanish name for the milkshake made from avocados. Avocado milkshake has a thick texture, neon green color, and tastes creamy and mild.
How to pick the best avocados?
For a creamy and flavorsome avocado milkshake, you need to know how to pick an avocado. Here are three ways you can ensure the avocados you pick are the right kind for the Batido de Aguacate:
- Check the Color: The color of an avocado varies between different stages of the ripening process. The dark green tone is what you should be looking for to know if the fruit is ripe or not. Also, don’t pick an avocado with bruising.
- Inspect the Naval: Simply place your thumb on the “belly button” (naval) of an avocado to know if it’s ripe. If the naval gets flicked off easily, it is ripe.
Pressure Test: Another way to check the ripeness is to place the avocado in your palm and squeeze it gently. A ripened avocado will develop a minor give, while an overripe avocado will have more slack.
Once you know how good avocados are for you, you’ll be hunting for more and more recipes. There are several benefits of eating avocados; here is a list of a few:
- Rich source of Vitamin K, C, B, B6, and E, Potassium, and Folate
- It contains manganese, zinc, vitamins A, B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), copper, magnesium, iron, phosphorous, and B3 (niacin)
- Has more potassium than bananas, which helps maintain blood pressure levels
- Enriched with mono-saturated fatty acids that are good for the heart
- Rich in fiber content
- It helps lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels
- Enriched with antioxidant properties that are beneficial for the eyes
With all these health benefits, here’s to this delicious Batido De Aguacate. Yum, enjoy!
Batido de Aguacate Ingredients:
Batido de Aguacate is a delicious drink that is just as healthy as it is savory. This beverage is easy to make and calls for only a few ingredients. It’s typically made with avocados, milk, honey or granule sugar, and fresh lime juice. Depending on how sweet and creamy you prefer your milkshakes, you can also add sweetened condensed milk. If you want your avocado milkshake to be healthier, replace condensed milk with skimmed and instead of granule sugar, use honey.
How to make Batido de Aguacate?
It’s pretty simple how you make an avocado milkshake. Combine ice, milk, sweetened condensed milk, avocado, honey, and lime juice in a blender. Blend until you get a smooth consistency. Serve in smoothie glasses for an impressive presentation.
Is Avocado Shake Keto Compatible?
Thanks to the heart-healthy fat content, avocados qualify as a healthy addition to a keto diet. Moreover, they have a low percentage of carbs (8.5g) and have a rich amount of fiber (7g in 100g serving).
What Does Batido De Aguacate Taste Like?
This delicious smoothie shake is creamy in texture and tastes similar to a vanilla milkshake.
- 1 medium avocado ripe
- 1 cup milk or almond milk
- 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 3-4 ice cubes
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate.
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