A coworker made this for me and I was blown away by the flavor. I made a couple tweaks and came up with my own version. This is so creamy and healthy, with just a hint of nuts and saffron, enough to make people ask what is in it! Saffron is very potent. Use it sparingly!

Recipe Summary

10 mins
10 mins
2 servings


Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Blend pistachios and almonds in a blender until ground; add coconut milk, ice cubes, avocado, honey, and saffron. Blend until smooth.


Cook's Note:

Agave nectar can be used instead of honey if desired.

Nutrition Facts

354 calories; protein 4.7g; carbohydrates 19.1g; fat 31.9g; sodium 35.8mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (5)

5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
I have made this twice both times with honey and without saffron threads. It's a beautiful looking shake but it's thick. It's more like a raw pudding to me but oh so good. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Our family loves this recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I made this as directed plus added cinnamon and rose water because I like those flavors with saffron and nuts. Very thick and enjoyable. I feel healthful already! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I enjoyed this "Nutty Avocado." Thank you for sharing your recipes France C (LilSnoo). They are always awesome! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This "Nutty Avocado" had an interesting texture: a creamy drink with chips of nuts and ice. I made mine with saffron that had already been cut with sugar using a mortar and pestle because that is what I had on hand (and how we use saffron for our cooking at our home). I thought this drink tasted good (probably more of an acquired taste that comes from drinking it regularly); however what impressed me was how I felt after drinking it ("very satisfied and full of energy"). This drink could very well be the perfect summer breakfast drink. Thank you LilSnoo for sharing your recipe. Read More