Vietnamese Avocado Shake (Sinh tố bơ)

Creamy, cool and refreshing: avocado shake

Vietnamese Avocado Shake

I think I may love avocados as much as I love lemons. Does that warrant a logo change to an avocado change? Decisions, decisions. Today is going to be a short post, I mainly just want to show you what I had for breakfast today.

This shake is called sinh tố bơ in Vietnamese, which directly translates to “butter fruit smoothie”. Vietnamese culture makes a lot of things into dessert, which confuses most Western cultures. For example, avocados, corn, and beans. Beans are used a lot in Vietnamese sweet dessert soups, called chè. The beans are precooked in sugared water, and then added to coconut milk, jelly bits, tapioca, etc. Eventually I’ll show you guys how to make a spectrum of Viet desserts, but my grandma hasn’t taught me how to make them yet so I’ll show you once I learn =P

This smoothie is traditionally made in Vietnam with sweetened condensed milk, but I substituted that with agave nectar because I don’t want to kill my pancreas and I love sweetened condensed milk, so that could be a slippery slope. You can also substitute the milk in this for other non-dairy alternatives. Coconut milk with be delicious with avocado, but it may jack up the fat content on this as the avocado is already a fairly fatty fruit (but good fat. I promise). Almond milk, rice milk, or soy milk would also be good.

Vietnamese Avocado Shake

Vietnamese Avocado Shake (Sinh to bo)

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Vietnamese Avocado Shake (Sinh to bo)

Ingredients

- 1 ripe avocado
- 6 ice cubes
- 3/4-1 cup milk or milk alternative
- 2 tbsp agave nectar (adjust to your taste. I don't like mine too sweet)

Instructions

  1. In a blender, combine all ingredients and blend until smooth.
  2. Transfer to a glass, pop in a straw and enjoy!
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Vietnamese Avocado Shake

See an ingredient listed that’s not in your pantry?

No problem! Check out my substitutions page to see if you can use an ingredient that you DO have in your pantry, or for ways to make this recipe vegan, gluten-free, etc. =)
About Lisa Le

Lisa is the twenty-something, nerdy, procrastinating, feminist blogger and photographer behind Je suis alimentageuse. She loves lemons, avocado, butternut squash, and is a bookworm.

Comments

  1. This is so interesting, I just have to feature it at the party tonight! Hope you’ll stop by to check it out :) (starts at 8 http://willcookforsmiles.com/)
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  2. Lol how Bo in Vietnamese is butter and avocado…

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