I had initially planned to experiment with the last two avocados we had, putting them in a hair mask. I chose to eat them instead. I had wanted to make an eggvocado, but they were too small for that. So I thought that I could use them in a smoothie. I saw in the vegetable bin of the refrigerator that there were still four small passionfruits left, and they’d been there for a week. Realising that the rest of the household was uninterested in eating them, I used them for my own purposes. Not wanting to eat them sprinkled with salt, I quickly did a search online for avocado and passionfruit smoothies.
It tasted AMAZING. I have no idea how you might like it, reader, but I really enjoyed it and so did my brother Anan. It was creamy and not too sweet.
My secret (and shameful) ingredient? Caramel flavoured icecream topping. I usually like to sweeten my smoothies with honey, however I randomly added sugar and a generous squirt of Cottee’s caramel topping into the mix and omitted the honey. It was fabulous. I couldn’t even taste the caramel, really, but it gave it a special kick. In fact, I couldn’t really taste any other ingredients… It didn’t taste like passionfruit, or avocado, or milk… Just nice and lightly sweet. It smelt avocado-y though… That was nice.
- 1 small avocado
- 2 small passionfruits
- 1 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons of caramel topping (I used Cottee’s brand, available in most Australian supermarkets)
- Slice open the the avocados and passionfruits and scoop out the fruity flesh into your blender.
- Pour in the milk and caramel. Give it a whiz.
- Taste the mixture and add the sugar if you want the smoothie to be sweeter.
- You can try brown sugar instead of white. (Or no sugar and use honey instead…)
- You can increase the amount of milk to yield more smoothie. My recipe yields one 320ml glass. I made it a second time with the remaining fruits, and gave it to my brother. Double the ingredients for two serves!
- You can use any caramel sauce, even one made from scratch.
- You might try yoghurt instead of milk, or both. I didn’t want to overpower the taste of the fruits here.
- You can use ice if your blender is powerful enough.
- If you don’t have a regular blender, use a hand blender in a jug or bowl.