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
(photo by Martin Westlake)
Metta's Comforting Avocado Shake
- 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.
- 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.