Is Freezing Avocados Okay? Here is a Quick Tip!

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Avocados are a fantastic source of healthy fats, protein, vitamins, and alkaline minerals. Yet they can also be incredibly expensive depending on the time of year. For this reason, when there is a good deal, many people still opt to only get what they can consume in a few days, as avocados can quickly go from perfectly ripe to blackened mush in what seems like a day. However, freezing avocados can let you take advantage of a good deal, and keep your freezer stocked with a healthy alkaline food addition to soups, spread for sandwiches, or addition to smoothies. Here’s how to do it.

Cut around the pit of an avocado, splitting it in half. Remove the pit, and then slice into the flesh with a paring knife, just until you reach the skin. Create hatch-marks, and then scoop the diced avocado out and into a food processor. Repeat with three additional avocados. You should have four diced fruits at this point. Add the juice of one lime to the food processor, or at least one tablespoon. Blend until smooth, then scoop the fruit puree into a Ziploc freezer bag. Lay it flat in the freezer until ready to use.

Freezing avocados allows you to take advantage of those 10/$10 sales or better, and keep healthy foods in your freezer year-round. Enjoy!