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Vegan Vietnamese Avocado Smoothie
Vietnamese-styled smoothies (such as this avocado one and the jackfruit smoothie) are known to be ultra creamy and rich. Their buttery sweetness often comes from the use of condensed milk and it’s a concoction that will always leave you wanting more. I grew up drinking these types of smoothies and so when I was younger, I genuinely thought all smoothies were made this way. Funnily enough, when I had my first non-Vietnamese-styled smoothie (it was a blend of bananas and berries) I was shocked at how different it tasted! I was so used to that sweet buttery condensed milk taste that I couldn’t appreciate the natural sweetness of the fruits! Anyhow, I love my Vietnamese avocado smoothie and so when I went plant-based, I had to create a new vegan recipe!
This is part of my authentic vegan Vietnamese series – more to come!
- Creates: 1 serve
- Dietary: V | VG | GF | NF
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: –
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- 1 medium ripe avocado, sliced
- 1/3 cup plant-based milk*
- 1/2 cup ice
- 1/4 cup vegan condensed milk^
- Add the avocado, soy milk, condensed milk and ice into a blender. Blend until smooth and creamy.
- Add more condensed milk to taste. Add more ice or milk to adjust the consistency.
- Pour the smoothie into a cup and enjoy with a straw and spoon!
*Personally, I found that soy milk gives the best taste in the avocado smoothie.
^Vegan condensed milk is often made out of coconut milk. It’s gradually becoming more readily available at large supermarkets but you can easily make a homemade one with just a can of coconut milk and some sugar!
How to Make it Whole Foods
At Embody Nourish, we promote a plant-based diet that comprise mainly of whole foods. This means no oil (even ‘healthy’ oils such as coconut or olive oil), refined or processed foods. However we understand that this ideal is not yet mainstream so we strive to accomodate everyone while encouraging small changes.
As you can tell, this recipe is on the sweeter side and as much as we love our whole foods, we adore desserts too! Even though we promote a whole foods plant-based diet, there is nothing wrong with indulgences within a balanced lifestyle. Foods like this increase our quality of life and it’s good for our mental health to be able to enjoy these recipes guilt-free. Plus, we often share them with our friends and family and that’s what life is about!
You can make this vegan Vietnamese avocado more whole foods by:
- Making your own vegan condensed milk. Store bought condensed milk often has preservatives that you can avoid by making some at home. A bonus is you can adjust the sweetness according to your preference too!