Nep, from the Philippines, gave me this recipe. She told me that it’s very popular in her home country.
It’s very easy to make this drink and you can adjust it to your family’s taste. It’s a quick way to introduce children to cuisine from another country. My kids liked it and they wanted more!
All you need is one Hass avocado per glass of smoothie. These are the smaller, darker avocados. You’ll also need milk or condensed milk (Nep makes it with milk, but on further research I noticed that some Filipinos make it with condensed milk), and sugar to taste.
Some people add ice to make it like a shake.
Add all of the ingredients in a blender and mix well. Again you can make it the consistency you desire. This drink is very changeable to individual taste. I made ours on the thinner side with skim milk – though it was still a thick drink because of the avocados consistency.
Below you can see the photo of how thick it was before I added a lot more milk…
You can chill it if desired before drinking. We had ours at room temperature and it was delish!
Note: The Travelers Lunchbox optionally adds any of the following to this drink: a few drops of orange extract, some vanilla, rum or coffee. The orange extract sounds the most interesting to me!
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