Friday, July 12, 2013

Moroccan Avocado Almond Smoothie

by Amanda Mouttaki

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· 1/2 ripe Hass avocado

· 1 cup almond milk (I use vanilla flavor and omit other sweetener)

· 1 tsp sugar or other natural sweetener


Note - You can use any type of milk, and can add other fruits to this as well - apples and bananas are common. If you opt not to use almond milk - add almond extract or fine crushed almonds (this is how they do it in Morocco). The taste is meant to include almonds.

· Cut the avocado in half and remove the pit.

· Slide the avocado fruit from the skin and place into a blender.

· Add the milk and sugar and blend until there are no pieces of avocado remaining.

· It is very important that the avocado is ripe or else it won't blend well. The consistency should be thick but smooth. You can add more milk if you prefer a thinner smoothie.

Photo Credit: Amanda Mouttaki

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