Avocado milk is a creamy, nutritious drink that you can make with 3 ingredients in just 2 minutes. It is sugar-free, dairy-free and vegan. A light yet filling breakfast.
Avocado is one of my favourite fruits and I eat it almost every day. It is wonderful in salads, on toast and even in sweets like these extra fudgy chocolate avocado cookies.
The true magic of avocado though is its ability to make smoothies and milkshakes deliciously creamy.
Here's a question that I had ben pondering over for a while: Can you drink milk with avocado?
I love almond milk and suspected that by adding avocado, it would be more fragrant, fresh and filling - like a milkshake, just lighter.
I decided to give it a go. And after a few minutes I knew I had to share this recipe with you. Because avocado milk, my friends, is delicious.
🌟 Why You'll Love This Recipe
- Great taste. It has a creamy texture and fragrant, fresh and delicate avocado flavor, which is complemented by sweet vanilla.
- Healthy. Avocado milk is high in fiber and healthy fats. Avocados are an excellent source of potassium and vitamin E.
- Allergy-friendly. The drink is naturally dairy-free, vegan, sugar-free and keto-friendly.
- Versatile. A light yet filling breakfast or satisfying snack
I am using only 3 ingredients - ½ avocado, unsweetened almond milk and vanilla extract. To be honest, even the vanilla is optional.
It is important that the avocado is ripe and the flesh is soft and without any brown spots.
You can test for ripeness by pressing on the skin and see if the flesh gives a little. The flesh should be soft, light green and without dark spots.
Frozen avocado cubes can also be used. These would make the avocado milk thicker. Please thin it to your liking.
As you may have guessed, this is a very simple recipe.
Step 1: Put the avocado flesh, milk and vanilla into a high speed blender and blend until creamy and smooth.
Step 2: Then, fill the avocado milk into 2 glasses and enjoy it straight away.
Here is a useful tip how to quickly ripen avocado at home:
Put the avocado in a paper bag or a cloth bag and store it in a warm place. Avocados release ethylene gas, and surrounding it with ethylene-rich air will speed up the ripening process.
This way, they will take 3-4 days to become soft.
You need to be aware that this is not a sweet drink. The vanilla adds a warm note and that's exactly the suggestion of sweetness that I like.
Below are a few ideas for variations:
Sweetener: Add 1-2 teaspoons of powdered allulose, Bocha Sweet or a few drops stevia. For paleo or Whole30, honey or coconut sugar are also good options.
Matcha: A teaspoon of matcha green tea powder turns the drink a vibrant green. I recommend it in the mornings!
Banana: The classic smoothie add-in. Be aware that banana is high in natural sugar. In my opinion, ¼ banana is enough to add sweetness and flavor.
Chocolate avocado milk - I recommend making this chocolate avocado smoothie. Feel free to thin it with a little more almond milk to get that milky texture.
Ice cubes: Optional, to chill the milk.
Of course. Regular milk, oat milk, soy milk and coconut milk are all options. I like to use almond milk because it has the lowest net carbs.
You can prepare avocado milk it up to 1 day ahead and store it in the fridge. Stir before drinking. However, it tastes best when it is fresh and frothy, straight from the blender.
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- Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Taste and add optional powdered sweetener if desired.
- 1-2 teaspoon spowdered sweetener of choice
- 1 teaspoon matcha tea powder
- 2 teaspoon peanut butter or almond butter
- cocoa powder