Saturday, July 14, 2012
Avocado Peach Smoothie
People have been telling me how tasty avocado smoothie is. It is quite popular in Vietnamese restaurants. I think it took almost 10 years for me to finally try it. It was not out of fear but simply forgetfulness. Since I started working in Oakland Chinatown in March, I have plenty of opportunities to have lunch in the surrounding restaurants. One of them is a small Vietnamese deli that sells mostly takeout orders over the counter. They also have a few small tables for people to dine in. A few days ago I had my first avocado smoothie, and it was quite good. You know I was watching the woman making it behind the counter - one avocado, crushed ice, and some condensed milk. I think those were all the ingredients.
Since I have plenty of ripe peaches, I have to add peaches into my smoothie. I also wanted some vanilla yogurt in it, because I like yogurt. So I put some frozen peaches, fresh peaches, one avocado, some vanilla yogurt and some half and half in the blender. The half and half is just for extra liquid so everything can start to blend together. At the end I also added some honey. The result is some creamy all natural smoothie. The only thing I'll do differently next time is to use a more ripen avocado. The bag of avocado I just picked up from Trader Joe's are all still very hard. I will let them sit for a few days, and I am sure next batch will be even better.