Does it sound strange? Mixing avocado and strawberries together? It’s actually quite good. I love avocados and strawberries are a great fruit to pair with it. The color and flavor of the strawberries is a bit stronger than that of the avocado. And the avocado? It gives just a hint of flavor. Paired with the heavy cream, you have a nice creamy smoothie!
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You’ll need strawberries, avocado, lemon, sugar, milk and a tad bit of cream. And yes, I love kitchen tools. One of the fun things about being a Good Cook Kitchen Expert is all the kitchen tools.
Slice your avocado in half. Remove the seed and then scoop out the avocado into a bowl.
Yes, this handy dandy tool makes slicing up an avocado so easy. The avocado I used here was really soft so it didn’t hold it’s form very well (which is okay since it was going into the blender anyway). However, if your avocado is more firm, you can use the slicer to make nice, straight, clean slices of avocado. Makes it so easy!
Next, take your lemon and zest half of it. Slice in half and juice one half. I have a KitchenAid Citrus Juicer attachment but if I’m just juicing one little thing, I don’t usually feel like setting up the attachment so this little hand held reamer is great. It’s easy to use and makes juicing a snap. It really did amazed me on how easy it was to use and how well it worked.
Toss your avocado, lemon juice and peel, strawberries, sugar, milk and cream into a blender and blend until smooth. Garnish if you want and enjoy! This would also make a great freezer pop if you have the molds!
Use frozen strawberries to eliminate using ice. Decrease or increase the sugar according to taste. This makes one large cup. Use the second half of avocado and lemon to make an additional cup.
- 1/2 Avocado, sliced
- 1/2 Lemon Peel Zest
- 1/2 Lemon, juiced
- 3 tablespoons Sugar (or to taste)
- 8 Strawberries, frozen
- 1 cup Milk
- 3 tablespoons Whipped Cream
- Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately. Garnish with mint leaves and additional lemon zest.
- You could also pour these into ice pop molds and freeze for a nice frozen treat later on.
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