Last Updated: 2020-09-30
2 SERVINGS EASY 330 CAL DRINK 15 MIN (10 MIN PREP + 5 MIN COOK TIME)
A couple of days ago I remembered having a delicious smoothie while looking at the colorful patchwork of the stalls in the Djemaa de Fnaa square, and the idea to post an avocado banana smoothie recipe came up almost by itself. By the way, fruit juices in Morocco are known as panaché, although avocado is so popular that it has its own name, lâvôkâ.
I have to admit that at first I was very reluctant to try it. I have always liked avocados, but mainly as an ingredient in savory foods and salads. So with the wide variety of smoothies in Morocco, avocado smoothies were always at the bottom of my list. Big mistake on my part, because, after I finally tried it, I didn’t want any other kind of smoothie.
This recipe is for two large glasses or more (depending on how thick you want it). The only hard part is deciding who gets to lick the blender jar clean.
Let’s get started!
2 ripe avocados
6 or 7 raw almonds
one large banana (or two small ones)
two tablespoons of sugar
4 cups (0.5 L) of cold milk
1.5 cups (300 g) of strawberries
1 Peel the avocados and remove the pit. Chop the avocado and banana and place them into the blender jar along with the almonds, sugar and milk.
2 Blend everything thoroughly. It’s important to blend the almonds well so that there are no chunks to prevent the drink from coming through the straw smoothly, otherwise you’ll have to eat it with a spoon. To add a little flare, try adding 5 or 6 diced strawberries to the bottom of the glass. You’ll love the combination of the two flavors.
Before finishing up, I would like to make three points:
– Some recipes recommend adding three tablespoons of sugar, but I think two tablespoons gives you the perfect amount of sweetness. If you want to try different types of sweeteners, you can use agave syrup or honey.
– Regarding the amount of milk, I put 4 cups (0.5 L) in the recipe, but you can adjust it to your liking. The idea is to make sure that it is not too runny. It’s better when smoothies are on the thick side. Add just enough milk to cover the ingredients, blend everything and then add milk little by little until the desired texture is achieved.
– I prefer using almonds after having tried different kinds of nuts (merely for research purposes, of course). It’s also very common to use peanuts, cashews, and walnuts. In conclusion, there are endless possibilities and you shouldn’t be afraid to experiment, until you discover your favorite. You can even try healthier alternatives, such as not adding any nuts and using almond milk.
I hope you enjoy making this deliciously simple recipe at home. Until next time, much love to all!
If you want to learn more check out our page on Moroccan recipes.