We are finishing up our Cooking with Astrology “Scorpio” meal with a creamy, Avocado and Date Smoothie for breakfast…..
I searched and searched for a unique breakfast, and this one intrigued me the most. I will warn you, there are a lot of steps to this smoothie. I was not able to find blanched almonds, so I had to blanch them myself!
Do you know how to blanch almonds? Boil water in a saucepan. Add the almonds and cook for one minute. Drain the almonds and dry with a towel. Squeeze the almonds out of their skins, carefully or they will shoot across the room, and you have blanched almonds…..
Pretty cool right? Okay, the next crazy step is cleaning the dates with orange water. Warning, it smells like industrial floor cleaner! I was too chicken to taste it…..it smells like industrial floor cleaner!
Let’s move on to the avocado. First you want to slice around the outside of the avocado with a knife…..
Then you want to “whack” the pit with your knife, and twist the pit to remove it. Next you are going to run a large spoon between the skin and the flesh of the avocado…..
and scoop it out. Super easy! Next crazy step, straining the smoothie. You are actually removing the thick almond pulp from the drink…..
Voila! Add the rest of the milk and some water, and breakfast is served 🙂
Yes that would be easier, so whatever makes your Scorpio happy is the way to go!
Happy Birthday Michelle, Jan, Kevin, Ryan Gosling, Julie Roberts, Matthew Mc Conaughey , and Anthony Carrino. I hope you enjoyed this month’s meal as much as I did, next up is Sagittarius!
You had to know that I would throw one more in before we finished. 😉
Avocado and Date Smoothie
|Prep time||15 minutes|
|Meal type||Beverage, Breakfast, Snack|
- 4 Medjoul dates
- orange flower water
- 1 Large ripe avocado (peeled and pitted)
- 1/2 cup blanched almonds
- 1 Quart milk (I used coconut milk (box))
- 1 Tablespoon honey
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