Of late, I have been trying to incorporate avocados in my food just because it is high in mono unsaturated fats which are believed to reduce cholesterol. Other than that, it is also a good source of Vitamin E and Vitamin C. While looking on the net about this, I also discovered that they are an excellent remedy for dry skin. A 1/4 cup each of avocado puree and sour cream makes a good face mask. Got to try it in winter!!
Having used quite a few times in salads, I decided to use it in smoothies....this is what I made with them....
1 big ripe mango
1 small ripe avocado
1 cup of milk
1/4 cup buttermilk
Blend all the above ingredients and serve it chill.....so delicious and yummy without any sugar. I generally do not add any extra sweetener and like to drink it as it is. The mangoes lend enough sweetness to the drink. I do not remember the kind of mango that I bought, however it was very fibrous but juicy and sweet.
3 oz of blueberries
1/2 a ripe banana
12-15 oz milk
1/2 of a ripe avocado peeled
sugar to taste
Blend all the ingredients to a smooth consistency and serve chilled.
This definitely needs some sugar for those with a sweet tooth. Otherwise, these were a perfect blend for a cool refreshing drink. You can also substitute with honey or maple syrup instead of sugar. We prefer to have it without any sugar.
This goes to "Serve It - Chilled" event @ Oh Taste N See.