Recipe Spotlight: Avocado Shake

Recipe Spotlight: Avocado Shake

 Excerpt from "Jamu Lifestyle," by JUARA Co-Founder Metta in her book behind the inspiration for JUARA:

I grew up associating an avocado with a drink, it was that filling beverage that could also serve as a dessert for moments where I wanted something comforting, soothing, nutritious, and rich, yet not as unhealthy as a milkshake. Occasionally I would make this at home in the U.S. when I had both the munchies and a sweet tooth. The avocado satiated cravings with its healthy fats and rich, creamy texture.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 2 servings

Avocado Shake from "Jamu Lifestyle" by Metta Murdaya. photo by Martin Westlake
(photo by Martin Westlake)

Metta's Comforting Avocado Shake

Ingredients:

  • ½ avocado
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) condensed milk
  • 1½ tablespoons (22 grams) strong coffee/ espresso/instant coffee concentrate
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) chocolate syrup
  • ½ cup (120 ml) water
  • 5 ice cubes.

*Optional: ¼–½ teaspoon (2–3 ml) agave or sweeten to taste.

Directions:

  • Blend all ingredients until smooth.
    If the mix is too thick to pour, slowly add water 1 tablespoon at a time until reaching a thick milkshake consistency.

 

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