Avocado Chocolate Milkshake

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An avocado milkshake might seem strange, but avocado’s mild, rich flavor lends itself perfectly to creamy desserts.

Although avocado is high in fat, it’s low in saturated fat that is mostly found in fast food desserts like deep fried pies and shakes. My chocolate shake has around 200 calories per serving vs. the fast food version that packs on a whopping 580 calories, plus double the fat!

In this segment, which aired on Sunday, March 30, 2008 on New York’s CBS2 Sunday Morning News, Jennifer showcased her recipes for CBS’s Tony Tantillo. In this first segment, she prepared the Avocado Chocolate Milkshake and Guacamole, while the second segment featured the BLT Pasta and Balsamic Asparagus.

Recipes Covered in Segments

Browse the following recipes covered in the segment, and be sure to download & print a copy for your files!

  • Chocolate Avocado Milkshake
    Avocado in a milkshake might sound unusual, but in Vietnam it’s a traditional treat that you can order in local restaurants. Enjoy a creamy, rich shake while getting a serving of vegetables to boot!
  • Guacamole
    Whenever I invite guests over during the summer – I serve plenty of guacamole because it’s so popular! Many friends have told me that their guacamole is not nearly as tasty and I think I know what the trouble is: Make sure that your avocados are completely ripe before cutting them open.
  • BLT Pasta
    I created this recipe for my friend, the Fresh Grocer, Tony Tantillo. It’s an Italian spin on classic American flavors of bacon, lettuce, and tomatoes. I also added fresh fennel for extra flavor and texture.
  • Balsamic Asparagus
    Asparagus is the quintessential spring vegetable but is easy to find year-round. Balsamic mixed with chicken broth and cornstarch adds a sweet-and-sour flavor to this dish. Top with grilled, sliced chicken to make it a meal.
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