Friday, August 22, 2014

Avocado Madness Tamed!

We live in avocado country.

Lucky right?  

I keep up with the supply from friends pretty well, but there are times when the stock builds up.  

Look at these beauties.  


I decided to try to freeze some, so I looked up instructions on the Magic Computer.

First, I scooped them out and whizzed them up in the food processor with some lemon juice.

Dramatic picture of lemons (from my tree) above.

Whizzed up avocado and lemon juice.

You can freeze the concoction in freezer bags in a big blob


You can use a handy-dandy silicone pan to divide the mixture into cool individual squares.

Freeze those suckers.  Pop them out and place them in freezer bags.

This morning Brian had a frozen breakfast burrito and so I just microwaved a square of 'cado for about 20 seconds and it was ready.  He reported it was good!

Also I have been making a lot of green smoothies in my Nutribullet lately.  I plan to just pop one or two of these frozen beauties into my Bullet and add a little good fat to the smoothies that will get me through the morning.

I know nothing replaces fresh avocado.  (Don't you just want to be a little Lego Person and go boating in the half without the pit?)  However, I hope you find this hint handy.

I am here for you, my people.



Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Clever idea. Lucky that you get fresh avocados. I don't think I've ever had one.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Betty - I love avocados and since I left South Africa don't always get good ones .. but this idea makes sense ...

... and now it's the time of harvest here in the UK for many veggies and fruits - freezing excess in cubes sounds a good idea too ..

Cheers Hilary

Ann said...

I had never tried an avocado before and since I've been reading all kinds of great things about them I decided I need to try one. I may be the only one but I did not like them. That's a good thing for avocado lovers though because that means someone else can have my share :)

Baby Sister said...

Mmmm...I love avocados. This is a genius idea!! I love green smoothies and I'm all about having as much produce frozen as possible so I can stock up. Thanks for the idea!!

P.S. I love your new header picture!

Unknown said...

Lucky you to have fresh avocados harvested in your neighbourhood. I know my brother has a tree or two in his back yard...delicious. BB, I LOVE YOUR NEW PICTURE!


Pat Tillett said...

Oh yeah! I crave them and I WILL freeze some for future reference. Thanks so much for tip BB. Love your new header photo...

Leah J. Utas said...

Mmmmmmm. Avocado cubes.

Ms. A said...

Had no idea they could be frozen. Thanks!

Lin said...

Do you know what we pay for avocados here???

I am sincerely envious of your bounty.

christine said...

Great idea - I eat avocado almost every day for lunch (and sometimes for breakfast, too, shhhh)and in desserts, and rubbed into my hands and face - I just wish I could grow them in the north of England!!!