Yes! A creative way to store fresh avocado is to freeze the pulp which can then be used in smoothies to add goods fats, fiber, and a delicious creamy texture. It’s also a good way to ensure you have a healthy, nutrient-dense option on hand to help stay on track with produce consumption. The process is simple:

1: Select a ripe and ready to eat avocado to prepare for freezing.

2: Wash the avocado with the skin on.

3: Cut the avocado in half and remove the pit. Safety tip: Remove the pit by gently working a spoon under the seed to separate it from the fruit.

4: Peel the avocado by cutting it in quarters and removing the skin, just like a banana. Keep in mind that slightly unripe avocados will be harder to peel.

5: Take the avocado quarters, or slice or dice them if you want to make it easier on your blender, and put them in a resealable freezer bag. Ensure all air is removed from the bag before closing, sealing, and placing the bag in your freezer.

6: Take out the frozen avocado pieces when you’re ready to use them and add them to the blender with your other smoothie ingredients. For best quality, use the frozen avocado pulp within a month.

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