An avocado in something other than guacamole is a hard concept for a lot of people to understand. I had my first avocado drink nearly a decade ago. It was an avocado milk shake at a popular bubble tea establishment, and it was amazing!!! Avocados are an awesome, healthy fat, can be used as a butter or mayo alternative, and are just awesome on, in, or with literally ANYTHiNG! I probably eat at least 1/2 of one a day.
You know… avocados really aren’t THAT expensive. I mean seriously, they’re not. I get 5 ginormous avocados for $5 every week at Costco. One is like the size of 2, they’re so big. So why does Chipotle charge like $1,000 extra for guac? I think that’s just silly. Then again, it does make me smarter and healthier, so how much is your health worth? Mine is priceless. Now I just need to go sell my children so I can afford ALL the Chipotle guacamole! 😉
A couple of years ago I found this Indonesian coffee shop in NYC that’s known for their avocado coffee drink. Avocado + Coffee?! I never thought to put the two together, Brilliant! The drink is called ‘Es Alpukat.’ I’ve had it both hot and cold, both are delicious, but the cold version is my favorite. Since we don’t have Kopi in Texas, I set out to replicate the drink myself, Whole30/Paleo-fied.
The recipe is very easy, however, I do use Chameleon Cold Brew, which not everyone might have access to. If you don’t, just use the same amount of strong coffee that’s chilled and add 1/2 tbsp of cacao powder.
- 1 Pitted Date
- 1/2 Cup Full Fat Coconut Milk
- 1/2 Large Avocado
- 1 Cup Ice
- 1/3 Cup Mocha Chameleon Cold Brew Coffee
- Blend Date + Coconut Milk until the date is completely blended.
- Add 1/2 avocado and blend the mixture again (sometimes dates take double blending to break-up completely)
- Add the ice and cold brew and blend again.
- *Optional toppings can be a sprinkle of cacao powder, soy free chocolate chips (Guittard or Enjoy Life)
- If you don't have access to Chameleon Cold Brew, just use the same amount of strong coffee that's chilled and add 1/2 tbsp of cacao powder.