Vitamina de abacate

smoothie
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Now that the semester has started, it seems like summer is finally over. We’re going back to school, back to work and back to single-serving frozen dinners. But even though colder weather is coming to us, for half the world the summer is just getting started. Let’s take a foray into the cuisine of the southern hemisphere to get a little taste of Brazilian summers.

In Brazil, the avocado is thought of as a fruit used in sweets, and is often used to make desserts and ice cream. A refreshing smoothie can be just the right pick-me-up to keep you fresh, just like a nice summer breeze. So here’s recipe to make your own: vitamina de abacate, Brazil’s own sweet avocado smoothie.

Ingredients:
1 large avocado
Milk
Sugar
Dry milk (or condensed milk if not available)

  1. Cut the avocado in half.

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  2. Use a spoon to scoop the inside of the avocado halves into a blender.

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  3. Add enough milk to the blender to cover the avocado pieces completely.

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  4. Depending on how sweet you’d like your final drink to be, add anywhere from a generous spoonful to a whole cup of sugar to the mix.
  5. Finally, add two generous spoonfuls of powdered milk. Add a whole small can if you’re using condensed milk.

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  6. Now that you’ve sufficiently added enough fruit, milk and sweetness to overly satisfy each food group, blend on medium until the mixture is smooth and creamy.

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  7. Serve the drink up in your favorite chilled glass, remembering that it’s always summer somewhere.

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Fique tranquilo e aproveite!

Contact Raeline Valbuena at [email protected].