Focus {Recipe: Avocado Smoothie or Milkshake}

Oh my goodness, I’m tired.

I’m not sure exactly what my deal is, but I have had the hardest time focusing on anything this past week. I’ve wanted to sit down and write, but wow… my brain is not working at all. Everything I do is taking one hundred times longer because I’ve been getting so distracted.

I guess I’m glad I’m not alone. In fact, a recent conversation I had with some of you on my Dine & Dish facebook page last week made me feel so much better!

Many of you jumped in, in fierce support, saying we’re in the same boat. Shiny things – well let’s face it, anything – distract us! I’m hoping it is just a little phase and my brain will get back in gear soon. If you are waiting on an email, phone call, million dollars, etc. from me, it will come soon, I promise. As long as I don’t get


Stop right there. Oh my gosh! So, this is a draft that has been in my blog dashboard since Wednesday. And do you see above? The “As long as I don’t get” part? That was supposed to be the near end of the post and guess what? I flippin’ got distracted AGAIN and didn’t finish it! And I got distracted again and again and again by other things and never came back to finish it until this morning. So, I’m wrapping this sucker up ASAP so I can at least say I finished something I started this week. Then I’m going to go drink a cup of coffee and take a nap, or maybe vice versa. Or maybe I’ll go take some pictures of the rain outside. Or I’ll check my email. Or I’ll take the kids out for doughnuts. Either way, this post is done. :) Have a great weekend everyone!

I’ve been wanting to make an avocado smoothie or milkshake kind of creation for quite some time now, but imagine this… I’ve used up my avocados getting distracted by other recipes. Well, my friends at the California Avocado Commission recently shared a box of avocados with me and I’ve finally had the chance to give this a try. Sweet, smooth, thick… this smoothie is everything I had hoped it would be. I can’t wait to mess around with this recipe to create other Avocado drinks.

PS – Is this a smoothie or a milkshake? I have no idea. Smoothshake? Milkthie? I will not get distracted by google checking to see what it should be called. I will not. Whatever it’s called, it is goooood!

California Avocado Smoothie or Milkshake
Try something different with your avocado... this thick, creamy, Avocado Smoothie or Milkshake hits the spot!
  • 1 Ripe California Avocado, peeled and pit removed
  • 1 cup ice
  • ¼ cup Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Agave Nectar
  • 1 pinch Kosher Salt (optional)
  • ¼ cup milk
  1. Place the flesh of the avocado, ice, sweetened condensed milk, Agave Nectar and Kosher salt into a blender and process until smooth.
  2. Add the milk and blend until smooth.
  3. This is a very thick, pudding like, drink. Feel free to add more milk until desired consistency is reached.

Make sure to check out these other Avocado beverage recipes:

Don’t forget to get your favorite California Avocado recipes in order for the big California Avocado 4th of July Blast. Details can be found on this post.

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  1. says

    This shake is the perfect way to use those beautiful California avocados. And the lighting in that shot is so ethereal. As for being distracted, I think…um…wait…what was I talking about?

  2. says

    Oh geez. I’ve been talking and churning on this very topic for weeks now. Not sure if it’s age or hormones, or hormones from my age, or the busy, distraction-filled lifestyles we lead. Whatever it is, I need to get a hold on it—and soon!

    We always have a few avocados on the counter and this looks like the perfect way to use some for breakfast, lunch, or a snack.

  3. says

    You crack me up. Loved reading this … I can relate (although I cannot say that I am excited about an avocado milkshake … hmm – can’t knock it until I try it though!)

  4. Jennifer | Mother Thyme says

    There must be something in the air. I have been feeling the same way, especially lately. I think I need to sit back, relax and enjoy this Avocado smoothie. I love these. It reminds me of when I traveled to Vietnam. I drank many Sinh to Bo which is similar to this with avocado and condensed milk. Fabulously delicious and very addicting.

  5. says

    We eat avocados every day, but I must admit I have never tried an avocado milkshake. I just can’t bring myself to put a perfect avocado into a blender! But if you make me a milkshake, I promise I’ll try it!

  6. says

    This sounds amazing Kristen! I have had major mush-brain this week. It seems that I can focus, I just can’t think straight. Vacation time!!

  7. says

    Hahaha, I’m laughing because you just described me everyday of my life! I cannot help but be distracted. There are always a bunch things I’m trying to do at once and I keep switching back and forth between them all and wonder why I never get anything done!

  8. says

    I know what you’re feeling. But, if anything, my kitchen is what relaxes me. Even after years of cooking, when I’m presented with a new recipe, or even better, taking a recipe I kind of like and making it mine, the energy returns.

    I hope you have a restful and relaxing weekend!

  9. says

    I can totally relate to your feeling hectic and getting distracted, happens all the time lately. Pinterest is the worst! Well I love it but it is so addictive! Also you’ve just reminded me of a post that has been in My dashboard as a draft for several days so I’m gonna go finish it!

    I love avocados because they are filling and good for you, I’ve never thought of making a smoothie from one though, sounds weird but I am intrigued. Think I’ll pin this to pinterest, just hope i don’t get too distracted! :)


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