You’ll laugh—or at least smile—if I told you I have always called this drink jus d’avocat (avocado juice) instead of Avocado Smoothie.
I only started officially calling it a smoothie after a coworker ingenuously thought I had passed the avocado through a juicer to extract a few drops when I told her I had it for breakfast.
I was amused by her almost stunned look when she asked me how many pounds of avocado I had used.
The fact of the matter is that in many ways the English language is richer, especially when it comes to relatively new terms, and has different names for various things that may be closely related.
It is not always the case for other languages, in which such terms are often borrowed or lamely translated from English.
Yes, you guessed it right: in French, it is now trendily called un smoothie, with the sounding like a z.
But this smoothie is nothing to laugh about; it is silky and rich, with a fantastic taste. I know it is hard to imagine avocado as a sweet drink, but it is surprisingly good.
Avocado is not exactly what most people would claim as a favorite fruit, and I never particularly daydream about avocado either—except as a smoothie.
This delicious and amazingly nutritious concoction calls for only 3 ingredients and a few blender pulses.
Enjoy it any time of day, and call it a juice, just for fun!
Avocado Smoothie Recipe
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1 small avocado, peeled and pitted
- 2 tablespoons sugar
Using an electric blender, blend the milk, avocado, and sugar until smooth and creamy. If it is too thick, add a little more milk and sugar.