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So ds just started solids, and he's really liking his avocado, but he only eats 1/8 to 1/4 of an avo at a time. Can I mash up the whole thing and freeze it in ice cube trays? Or will it get slimy and yucky? Will it turn brown? Does it matter if it turns brown? Should I add the breastmilk to thin before freezing or after thawing? Help! I don't want to waste the avocado!<br><br>
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I have no idea.... because I always eat any leftover avacado.... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yummy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yummy"><br><br>
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lmao.... Of course, that would defeat my purpose of not having to constantly go to whole foods to get organic avocados, now wouldn't it??? lol It's a long, expensive trip (think ferry, ferry waiting line, traffic....) just to get another avocado because I couldn't help myself!! So anyone got answers for me???<br><br>
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Actually I read that avocados are one of the things that you don't need to get organic..... I just buy those regular and then I don't feel bad eating up the leftovers.... my dd also likes the good guacamole in the sealed plastic packages... mmmm.....<br><br>
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'tis true that avocados are one of the 12 that bear the lowest pesticide load.<br>
We also cut them the opposite way from the standard slice, which exposes less of the flesh, then we just place it in the fridge and save overnight, just removing the thin brown layer that forms.<br>
Does that make any sense?<br>
I eat leftovers quite often too, though <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yummy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yummy">
 

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Thank you ladies, and now I will buy cheap(er) avocados guilt-free! Don't know why I didn't think to just cut it the other way....<br><br>
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Yeah, well I only thought of it after seeing a friend cut hers that way <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I wonder if lemon juice would prevent the avocado from going brown. It works on apples and other fruit. Also avocado with lemon juice with a little salt and pepper is super yummy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="drool"> .
 

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We save halfs of avacado everytime, almost... that brown layer is really superficial, and the yummy green is underneath. I would not leave it for days, but it should be good a couple of days later as long as it is refridgerated and put into an airtight container.<br><br>
Vegmom, lime goes soooo well with avacado. I love to mash with lime juice and a little sea salt to eat over beans.
 

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Yes, you can freeze avacado. Just mash and place into ice cube trays, cover and freeze. Mine never turned brown when I did this when Max was really young. The keep in the freezer about 3 months. I stocked up when they were on sale, froze what I wasn't going to use immediately.
 

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The way we keep avocado fresh is to leave the pit in (and if you make guac with it? save the pit and bury it in the bowl of guac, to help keep it from browning) and cover it tightly with plastic wrap. That works great.<br><br>
Another great use for leftover avocado is in smoothies. Doesn't matter if it's a bit brown or mushy. You can't taste it if you use other fruits, juices, etc. but it helps thicken the smoothie and of course boosts the nutritional value.<br><br>
HTH!<br>
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Yep. I use to buy them in bulk and blend them smooth w/ a touch of lemon juice (or not, either way is fine) and then freeze them in single "portions" in an icecube tray. Pop em out when frozen and store in a plastic freezer bag until use. They keep their fantastic color and taste just fine! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I blend them and put them in ice cube trays. They stay green even when thawed and don't look funky or anything. Trader Joe's sells bags of frozen avacado halves so I assume it's okay to do that. . otherwise no one would be buying them.
 

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Whoa! very intersting, save the pit, huh?<br>
who woulda thunk it?<br><br>
Thanks smart lady <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I put it in a tuppreware container and it usually doesn't even brown.
 
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