Last week, after I mentioned about what happened to the pot of basil I kept outside of my window, I have received many comments from you awesome readers. Thank you very much for all your kind words and suggestions.
I fixed up the soil in the pot and took the pot indoor after the incident. After one week of caring and monitoring, I am happy to announce that the basil has revived! It is now sitting safely on my kitchen windowsill joined by a pot of rosemary, a pot of mint , and a pot of key lime tree which we seeded over a year ago using the seeds from the key lime used to make this cake.
As the summer is about to heat up I figure it’d be a good idea to post some of my favorite summer drink recipes. To kick off this series, I am going to share a delicious avocado shake (and I know what you are thinking right now but trust me you’ll love it!)
The creamy and buttery texture in avocado makes it easily a favorite meat substitutes in vegetarian dishes. Not to mention that avocado is thought as one of healthiest fruits you might find with nearly 20 essential nutrients including fiber, potassium, and Vitamin E, and monounsaturated fat that can lower cholesterol level.
Since my introduction to avocado at my first Japanese sushi experience, I’ve come to love this fruit and dishes such as avocado salad and guacamole. As strange as it might sound to us who are used to savory avocado dishes, avocado is also widely used in sweet dishes.
During my visit to a Southeastern Asian restaurant a few years ago, I ordered this avocado shake out of curiosity and I was totally blown away by it! I know you might think this is disgusting but trust me it is so good that once you have your first sip you’ll never stop! I don’t know what it is but combination of avocado’s richness and sweet condensed milk is just out of this world. It’s like drinking a freshly made soft ice cream except this shake is way better!!
Ever since then the avocado shake has become one of my summer favorite. I hope you’ll also enjoy this delicious and refreshing shake!
Cut open avocado from the middle. Scope out the flesh and slice it.
Add the ice cubes to the blender
Then add sliced avocado
Then add milk and condensed milk.
Blend the ingredients until smooth. If you like it sweeter, you can also add additional condensed milk or sugar. Garnish with fresh mint
As an alternative, you can also use ice cream in place of condensed milk to create a more smooth taste