Saint Patrick’s Day is coming up and I’ve been thinking about another green drink to share with you. Last year I made Kiwi Coconut Smoothie Shooters and they were a big hit. This year I decided to try avocado smoothies in the same fun shooter glasses. I froze chunks of avocado and banana first to make it extra thick and creamy. If you want it to be similar to a Shamrock Shake (but much healthier), then try it with the peppermint extract. Cole really liked it that way, although I preferred them with vanilla extract. Mint just doesn’t do it for me. Maybe if it had been fresh mint it would be better, I’m not sure. You can made these without either extract if you prefer, because it’s yummy with the flavour of the banana on its own. You can’t really taste the avocado in this, it simply adds a great creamy texture to the smoothie. I topped the smoothies with sweetened Greek yogurt and chocolate shavings and it was a nice touch. I bet it would be really good with the coconut whipped cream I used in the kiwi smoothies. I would have tried it but I didn’t have any coconut milk handy.
Bennett missed out on these because he was taking a long nap, but Cole slurped it all up and loved it. He asked me if it was a treat and I said it’s actually a healthy drink. He was happy about that because he said he had eaten too many treats already today. I’m not sure what treats he was talking about, maybe he has a stash of treats hidden somewhere! Anyway, by the time Bennett woke up, the smoothie wasn’t looking so great. It goes brownish if you don’t drink it right away, so it’s best serve it as soon as you blend it.
Happy St Paddy’s Day!
Avocado and Banana Smoothie Shooters
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup Greek yogurt (honey or vanilla flavour)
1/4 tsp peppermint or vanilla extract (optional)
honey or agave, to taste (optional)
Topping: Greek yogurt (honey or vanilla flavour), semi-sweet chocolate shavings
Peel and cut up banana and avocado into chunks, then freeze until firm.
Place frozen banana and avocado chunks into a blender with milk, yogurt, and extract (if using). Blend until smooth. Stir in honey or agave if desired for more sweetness.
Serve in shooter glasses and top with yogurt and chocolate shavings.