Avocado milkshake

Before moving to Dubai, I can’t recollect if I have ever had avocado. It’s called butter fruit in most of the juice junctions in chennai. However, a friend of mine told me about these avocados and I ended up buying them and trying them out. I remember hating them. I vowed never to buy them again. Fast forward a few months, I realised I should have never tried the avocado just as is. Yes, you heard me right. I cut open an avocado, didn’t season it (not even a bit) and had it plain. Of course, most of us wouldn’t like it like that because it almost has no taste when had that way and it just feels like some sort of slimy chunk going down your throat. Fast forward many years later, avocado is such a go to fruit – you can add it to your toast, you can make mousse out of it, you can add it to your salads and I could go on and on like this. My least favourite way to have avocado though is in the milkshake way. I kinda don’t like milkshakes in general. I prefer chewing on food rather than drinking them :). However, D & Adya seem to really like it. Mom & mil also like it though they don’t have it as often as D & A (I just realised this forms DNA – my DNA really :). Sorry for the PJ, just had to say it when I realised it). This milkshake is an absolute no brainer and sooooo easy to make that I never thought I should document it. However, some simple posts like my overnight oats & chocolate chia pudding which again I thought were too simple to post is being used by quite a few friends & family I know. What I realised then is, though some dishes are really simple, not everyone knows there are ways to do dishes even that way. So, here I go posting yet another uber simple recipe hoping to help out a few out there. This is such a healthy way to sneak in avocado in your kids routine as well. My toddler hates avocado any other way. So, this recipe is an absolute keeper for me.

Avocado milkshake
Prep Time
10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: International
  • 1 medium size avocado (hass variety)
  • 2 cups milk
  • 7 nos walnuts
  • 1/8 cup maple syrup (add more if you need it sweeter)
  1. Cut open an avocado lengthwise and take out the seed. 

  2. Scoop out the flesh using a spoon and place it in a blender.

  3. To this, add 1/2 cup milk, walnuts & maple syrup. Blend. 

  4. Add the remainder of the milk and blend everything together till smooth. 

  5. Transfer to a smoothie jar/ glass and refrigerate for a few hours before serving. 

  6. Serve cold.

Recipe Notes
  1. If you do not have maple syrup, you can use honey/ agave syrup/ sugar.
  2. D likes his milkshake thick. In case you want it even thinner, add more milk. I make it thinner for A. 
  3. You can totally play around with this recipe by adding any nut of your choice.
  4. You could also bring in a slight taste difference by adding 1/2 cup of strawberries/ blueberries/ blackberries etc. 

Stepwise pictures

Cut open the avocado lengthwise and take out the seed. I love days like this when the whole avocado is in the perfect ripe state!

Scoop out the flesh using a spoon. Place it in a blender. To this, add 1/2 cup milk, walnuts & maple syrup.

Blend and add the rest of the milk. Blend again till smooth.

Transfer to a smoothie jar/ glass and chill in the refrigerator for a few hours before serving.

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4 Responses

  1. Varsha says:

    5 stars
    Hey !!!
    Varsha here. Soooo lovely to seebur blog !!! Love it. I’m definitely gonna give ur recipies a try. I too give my lil one somewhat similar shake… though i call it puree ??? cos my lil one is still under 1 and i sweeten it using dates. For those new momies this is a very healthy dish for ur munchkin and i vouch for sow’s recipe . ??

    • Sowmya says:

      woooohoooo :). so nice to see a msg from you Varsha! hope you and your lil one are doing great. sweetening with dates is an awesome idea. I should do that too now that my son has stopped having dates as such :).

  2. Nikhil Ravi says:

    This was delicious, Sowmya 🙂

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