Dragonfruit shake with anti-corrosive properties for bloated egos

Dragonfruit shake

I woke up on the wrong side of the bed. My neighbor’s speakers were blasting once more. A stifled freedom of speech and expression, thanks, but no thanks to Senator Edgardo Angara, the main proponent of the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, which legally takes effect today, while the Supreme Court tackles several petitions questioning the constitutionality of the law. Chaos, chaos, what the heck! ‘Tis the season.

Also the season for saniata aka dragon fruit. The most wholesome thing to do right now is to whip up some juice. Creative juice to break the fast.

Blended crushed ice, flesh from one whole medium-size dragonfruit and condensed milk. A healthy cooler! I’m donating this post to anyone. Sort of Creative Commons. Lift it up. Tagalize it, whatever!

Photographed by Blauearth

Hola, guacamole! Hello, Filipino avocado desserts!

Healthy, hi-protein avocado fruit contains potassium, an  important mineral for good muscle growth and proper functioning of cells and tissues; and lutein, for good eyesight.

There are many ways to enjoy avocado. Abroad, people include avocado in their salads, tacos and sandwiches. In California, where there is an abundance of avocados because of its proximity to Mexico, the largest producer of avocados in the world, the California Maki or Roll was born; Japanese chefs invented sushi with avocado, and the creation has become a worldwide sensation.

In the Philippines, we eat avocados with sugar and milk. Ice cream, ice candy, shake, popsicle and sorbet are popular avocado by-products that Filipinos relish with much gusto.

Here’s how to make two of my favorite sweet avocado coolers:

Recipe #1: Zingy Avocado Shake/Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium size avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 c evaporated milk
  • 1 tbsp – 1/4 c diluted pineapple juice, optional (depending on your desired taste)
  • crushed ice

Preparation:

Mix all ingredients in a blender. The subtle flavor of pineapple juice gives the avocado smoothie a refreshing zing.

Recipe # 2: Blauearth’s Chilled Avocado Dessert

Ingredients:

  • 3 medium size avocados
  • 370 ml evaporated milk
  • 10 tbsps sugar (you can use non-calorie Splenda instead)

Preparation:

1. Scoop out pitted avocado halves and place in a freezer container. Break into chunks using spoon.

2. Pour evaporated milk.

3. Add sugar and mix well.

4. Store in freezer for at least 6 hours. Serve in dessert bowls.

Have a great chill-out!

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PS The smoothie recipe was requested by my niece who lives in Rockford, Illinois.

Hey, Sharon, here’s hoping you will get Zorro’s passion. More power to scorpios and leos like us☺☺

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