Avocado Cream

by Joanne on May 30, 2015

Today’s long run didn’t go so well which wouldn’t be a problem except that it is my last long run before the Grandma’s Marathon on June 20.  It’s always nice for that last long run to be a confidence BUILDER not a confidence SQUASHER.  Just like race day, you never can tell if the body will be willing or unwilling to perform. I’ll give myself another chance with a slightly shorter distance next weekend and hope for the best.  In the meantime, this body was in the mood for comfort food but instead of diving into a pint of ice cream, I decided to go a better route. The following recipe was discovered.

What if you just bought some avocados because you’ve heard how healthy they are: a good source of Vitamin E, avocados contain healthy amounts of Vitamin C, thiamine, and riboflavin. Now you have to get your family to eat them and if you have kids, that could be quite the challenge.  Here is a recipe that not only uses healthy avocados but also Greek yogurt (good for the gut) and honey to sweeten.  Guaranteed to be a favorite for everyone, PLUS it fits the bill for comfort food.

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Makes 5 cups

  • 3 fresh avocados
  • 14 oz can low fat sweetened condensed milk
  • juice of 2 limes (about 2 oz)
  • 4 oz honey
  • 4 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 cup Fat Free Greek style yogurt (the very thick stuff)
  • 1/4 cup lite cream

Simply add the avocados, sweetened condensed milk, lime juice, honey, mint and vanilla to a blender and mix until smooth.  Add the yogurt and cream and blend to mix.

Serve with fresh fruit

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or make your favorite vanilla sheet cake and use the cream as a topping instead of frosting.

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What other recipes are your favorites using avocados?

 

Avocado Cream
 
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This treat is a great way to introduce your family to healthy avocados. It's sweet and smooth and creamy. Makes 5 cups
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • •3 fresh avocados
  • •14 oz can low fat sweetened condensed milk
  • •juice of 2 limes (about 2 oz)
  • •4 oz honey
  • •4 fresh mint leaves
  • •1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • •1⅓ cup Fat Free Greek style yogurt (the very thick stuff)
  • •1/4 cup lite cream
Instructions
  1. Simply add the avocados, sweetened condensed milk, lime juice, honey, mint and vanilla to a blender and mix until smooth. Add the yogurt and cream and blend to mix. Serve with fresh berries or use as a topping for a vanilla sheet cake instead of frosting.

Joanne

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4 Comments

  • At 2015.05.30 20:58, claudia lamascolo said:

    I cant wait to try this one… so unique I love it!
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    • At 2015.05.31 12:32, Joanne said:

      It is really good. I had added a TBS of maple syrup along with the honey but thought it was a bit too sweet so deleted the
      syrup from the posted recipe.

      • At 2015.06.03 15:15, Peggy said:

        Hey there! I popped over to say hello. This avocado cream looks fabulous! I will have to put it on my list to try. Hope you’re doing well. I retired the end of February so you may not have a home email address. I have listed it here for you! Keep on running! You are amazing

        • At 2015.06.04 20:45, Joanne said:

          Hi Peggy. Congrats on your retirement! Are you in any cooking clubs? Still blogging? We need to catch up.

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