This 4-ingredient Brazilian avocado smoothie is fun to make and drink and is the perfect vitamin-packed breakfast or snack.
Brazilians have a way with avocados.
Because the variety of this fruit in the country is quite sweet and big, we often eat it as a dessert or make ice creams and smoothies.
While I grew up drinking this creamy and straightforward smoothie for breakfast,—and it was the perfect morning energy booster—I understand other cultures might find it strange to mix avocado with milk and sugar.
Sweet avocado, what?!
Still, you’ll be nicely surprised if you try this Brazilian drink!
Now, let’s get to your refreshing smoothie recipe!
What you will need for your Brazilian avocado smoothie
Fruits you can add
The recipe below is the avocado smoothie I grew up drinking and is very popular in Brazil.
However, you can always add some other fruits and ingredients to bring it to your taste.
In Brazil, avocado is considered a fruit, and we often eat it with sugar, so we’re pretty used to its flavor.
Still, you can also add these fruits to your avocado shake:
Other ingredients you can add to your avocado smoothie
- Vanilla extract
- Honey, maple syrup, or stevia instead of sugar
- For a protein-packed beverage, try adding protein powder or Greek yogurt
- Ground flaxseeds
Vegan avocado smoothie
You can easily replace the milk for almond milk or any other non-dairy milk you prefer.
Personally, I like coconut milk a lot because it adds a tropical touch to this beverage.
Avocado health benefits
Creamy and nutritious, an avocado smoothie is packed with vitamins. Not only that, but it is the perfect way to start a day full of energy.
Although known for having high amounts of omega 3, avocado benefits go far beyond the presence of this good fat.
The fruit is also rich in vitamins C, A, E, K, and minerals such as potassium, iron, calcium, and zinc, which help balance the body and keep it free from diseases.
Beyond that, avocado is also a source of monounsaturated fat associated with a reduced risk of heart disease.
Monounsaturated fats can help reduce LDL levels, also known as the “bad” cholesterol, and increase HDL, known as “good” cholesterol.
In the same breath, the monounsaturated fats in avocados are good for your heart, fight inflammation, and may have anticancer properties.
Besides, its antioxidants help to maintain your skin healthily and glowing. To be honest, we use avocado masks on face and hair all the time in Brazil.
Confession: We are absolutely crazy about natural masks.
Tips for your avocado smoothie
- To make it even healthier, replace the sugar by honey
- Also, you can use skim milk or even low-fat vegetable milk, such as almond
How to make an avocado smoothie
Slice the avocado slowly down the center lengthwise around the seed, starting at the narrower end.
Holding the avocado in the palm of one hand, use your other hand to twist and rotate the two halves apart.
Using a spoon, slip it under the seed to remove it. Using the same spoon, scrape the green flesh of the fruit and put it in the blender.
Next, add all other ingredients to the blender and mix it until smooth. Serve immediately in a beautiful mason jar mug. Enjoy!
- 2 avocados
- 2 cups whole milk, chilled
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons lime juice
- Slice the avocado slowly down the center lengthwise around the seed, starting at the narrower end.
- Holding the avocado in the palm of one hand, use your other hand to twist and rotate the two halves apart.
- Using a spoon, slip it under the seed to remove it. Using the same spoon, scrape the green flesh of the fruit and put it in the blender.
- Next, add all other ingredients to the blender and mix it until smooth. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 545Total Fat: 37gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 26gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 119mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 13gSugar: 33gProtein: 12g
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