This recipe is based on Sinh To Bo, the traditional Vietnamese avocado shake, with the extra addition of coffee. Because, well, I need it. My kids wake up at six AM and it’s killing my slowly. The avocado and fresh hazelnut milk make it silky smooth, thick, rich and delicious. If Britney Spears has taught us anything in life, it’s that Frappuccinos aren’t good for us. So this one is vegan, gluten free, sugar free and is packed with nutrients from the humble avocado. Take that Starbucks.
- 8 dates, pitted
- 1 cup hazelnut milk (store-bought of fresh, see recipe below)
- 1 ripe avocado
- 1 cup strong coffee, cooled
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 big handful ice cubes
- Blitz the dates and hazelnut milk until smooth. Add the avocado flesh and remaining ingredients and whiz until smooth. Serve immediately.
1 cup hazelnuts (no need to soak)
4 cups water
Blend the nuts and water until smooth. Strain through a fine-mesh bag and enjoy! Keep in the fridge.
I use a Froothie Optimum high-speed blender. It’s like a Vitamix, but more powerful and cheaper. Only £329 compared to £600 for a Vitamix. Win win. Froothie have kindly offered my readers an extra 2 years warranty onto the already 5 year warranty and there is a 30 day free trial. Pretty amazing. Just purchase through this Froothie link and enter the coupon code “Special Ambassador Offer”.
Need to use up more avocados? We all know they only have a small window of perfect ripeness, so don’t let them go to waste. Try these recipes:
Beard and Bonnet’s Berry and Avocado Salad with Cilantro Dressing looks amazing.
Naturally Ella’s spring rolls sound sooo good with Sesame-Crusted Avocado and Cabbage.
These Vegan Enchiladas with Avocado Cream will be on my dining table soon.
This Apple and Avocado Mint Smoothie from Jac at Tinned Tomatoes sounds really refreshing.
Then there is Food to Glow’s Kimchi and Avocado Lunch Wraps. Beautiful! As well as Kellie’s Colombian Cream of Avocado Soup (light and vegan).
Emily’s Seeded Avocado Chilli Hoummous sounds divine.
Disclosure: Froothie sent me an Optimum blender and this post contains affiliate links. I don’t have to say nice things about the blender but I do because it ROCKS. I use it daily and love it.