5-Ingredient Brain Boosting Avocado Coconut Milk Shake

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Inspiration for this came from my love of Asian food. I used to love getting an avocado shake to eat with crispy rolls at the Vietnamese restaurants, but I don’t fare so well with the condensed milk…so I made my own version using bananas and dates for sweetness, and coconut milk to provide brain boosting lauric acid.

Further Food Nutritionist Commentary:

I’m a sucker for any recipe with only 5 ingredients! And as an added bonus there is no added sugar here! The good fat from the avocado protects your heart and the lauric acid in the coconut is antibacterial and anti-microbial, therefore may prevent you from getting sick! This smoothie won’t bother your belly if you can’t tolerate lactose and it will keep you full thanks to all that fat and fiber! Drink up!

By Amy Shapiro, MS, RD, CDN
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5-Ingredient Brain Boosting Avocado Coconut Milk Shake

  • Prep Time:5 mins
  • Cook Time:0 mins
  • Servings: 4

Ingredients

1 avocado

1 can full-fat coconut milk (chilled)

1 banana (sliced and frozen)

2 dates

1 teaspoon vanilla

 

Optional stir ins: cocoa powder, matcha powder, caramel syrup

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients including optional stir-ins in stand blender (or in mason jar using an immersion blender).
  2. Blend until smooth.

 

Suggested pairings:

Serve with toppings such as coconut flakes, cacao nibs, nuts or seeds

Combine all ingredients including optional stir-ins in stand blender (or in mason jar using an immersion blender). Blend until smooth.   Suggested pairings: Serve with toppings such as coconut flakes, cacao nibs, nuts or seeds

Nutrition Information

Per Serving:  Calories: 325; Total Fat: 25g; Saturated Fat: 18g; Monounsaturated Fat: 5g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 27mg; Potassium: 442mg; Carbohydrate: 24g; Fiber: 5g; Sugar: 14g; Protein: 2g

Nutrition Bonus:  Vit C: 13; Iron: 3%

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