04 April 2012

Avocado, Pistachio & Strawberry Smoothie


I have a little lady jauntily parading around the house carrying a little pink handbag, wearing a pair of pink sunglasses, hair tied in pigtails and a big rubber snake draped on her shoulders today.   Miss Coolness she is. I asked her if she can see anything with her cool shades because she had been bumping onto things.   She nodded at me while staring at her reflection at the mirror and said "Si!".  Welcome to the world of daughters with a strange fashion sense.


I can be supportive of any fashion awakening of my kids but my little Pippi Longstocking's habit of leaving the rubber snake everywhere, especially under our bed cover makes me nervous.  I had been meaning to sneak that particular rubber snake out of the toy container and in the trashcan years ago but conscience stops me because my son loves it.  Now his little sister inherited it.  Sigh.  If I make it disappear forever, I might run into tantrum problems and be accused of being the evil Mommy.  For now, that little rubber snake is at the bottom of their toy pit and I hope it doesn't go out again. 

Now that the morning cleanup of the house is done, let's tackle breakfast.


I had an extra avocado from a dessert I made and thought of making a smoothie out of it.  I do miss avocado shakes and this was the best way to rekindle childhood memories of a fruit drink I used to enjoy.  This time, I added some pistachios and strawberries, remnants other desserts I made the other day.  Yes, I had been busy in the kitchen the past days, cooking for friends. 

I have two new dessert recipes to share in the next days, pear tiramisu' with vanilla mousse and avocado semifreddo

Meantime, I'm leaving you with this simple smoothie that I enjoyed so much. 

Have a good week!




Avocado, Pistachio & Strawberry Smoothie

Ingredients:
Serves 2
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 - 3 cups cold almond milk (or regular milk)
  • 1/3 cup pistachios, in powder consistency (you can adjust this amount)
  • handful of strawberries
  • honey, if almond milk is unsweetened
Directions:
  1. Cut avocado in half.  Scoop out pulp and discard seed.  
  2. Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Adjust amount of almond milk according to the thickness you prefer.  I found 2 cups to be too thick and 3 cups has a more liquid consistency.  Best when cold.







14 comments:

  1. I love all your smoothie recipes; breakfast at your house is never boring!

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    1. These are just the times when I feel imaginative and when I have the ingredients. :-) Thanks!

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  2. Wow! You seem to be on a real smoothie kick. I took a look and it seems March and now April so far you have posted about one smoothie a week. Power to you! It is starting to feel like spring where I live, I am inspired to try some of my own. Thanks for the post and the lovely vignette about your daughter...delightful.

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    1. Smoothies are quick and easy to prepare for the mornings when we are in a hurry. I like to have some recipes to follow so when I have the fruit, I can whip up something fast. I would love to see your smoothies for more ideas. Thanks Anusia!

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    2. Hey Rowena, I took you up on your suggestion. Check out my April 22 post titled A Vegan Smoothie for Spring. Cheers!

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    3. I visited your site and the smoothie recipe. It's such a healthy and wonderful drink!

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  3. Ha, how awesome your daughter is! Hope the rubber snake does not startle you too much. There aren't many real snakes in Italy, are there? So I guess it can't be mistaken for an actual threat. ;)

    Love how thick and rich yet healthy this smoothie is. I'm wondering, would you serve it as a drink or more like a dessert? Given that the consinstency is thik enough to hold a topping.

    Cheers,
    Tobias

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    1. Tobias, there aren't so many in Italy. I encountered one in our garage, almost grabbed it, mistaking it for a cord and one, believe it or not, we killed it accidentally by running over it on the road in Tuscany while my husband was convincing me that there aren't so many snakes in Italy. How weird is that? I am terrorized about snakes because I grew up in the Philippines with memories of them always inside our house, dangling from trees and fences. Terrible.

      This smoothie is the thickest I have prepared. In fact, from 1 cup of almond milk, I ended up putting 2 1/2 cups to make it thin enough to drink. You can eat it as a dessert and chill it for a while or thin it with a lot of milk. :-)

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    2. Oh my, now I see where your fear is coming from. Poor you!

      But at least it's rational. I used to be terribly afraid of spiders to the point that I would simply freeze like a deer, just staring at it to be certain it won't just disappear behind the furniture. It got way better though after being greeted by a HUGE one right next to my pillow the moment I wanted to go to bed. When the panic attack faded, I was almost healed. Won't recommend that method, though. ;)

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    3. Oh God, I hope I don't get to meet a snake next to my pillow. At all! Sofia's rubber snake would be enough. :-)

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  4. I just adore smoothies! Thank for such a lovely idea! Leila MG

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  5. My mum, sisters and brother are all on a new diet because my mum found out that my little 18-month-old brother is allergic to cows milk, lactose, wheat, gluten, tomato, potato and the list goes on and on and on. I needed a breakfast or morning/afternoon tea idea and looked up smoothies on my mums Pinterest account, and found this. I love avocado and strawberries and pistachios so this is perfect! Thanks!!

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    1. I'm glad that you find this recipe helpful. Thanks!

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