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Simple Avocado Smoothie Recipe

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What Can We Do With Overripe Avocados?

It’s summer time and this hot weather is not very kind to our avocados. If you have some avocados just sitting on the counter, they will get mushy! While it might be tempting to throw them away, we challenge you to reconsider. So much of our produce ends up in our landfills when it could have been repurposed into something else instead. This Wednesday, we are sharing a simple avocado smoothie recipe that you can make in 3 easy steps!

Fresh avocados on cutting board.

Avocado Smoothie Ingredients

💚 1-2 overripe avocado(s)

💚 1 ¼ cup of whole milk

💚 1 tablespoon of sugar

💚 1 ½ tablespoons of lime juice

💚 1 tablespoon of chopped basil

Source: Bonappetit

Step 1: Scoop out edible avocado bits!

It’s important to know what state your avocados are in first! Cut them in half and check the inside of your avocado. If the inside appears to be turning brown, please know that it is still safe to be eat. Fun fact! The change in color is usually a sign of a chemical reaction happening and not of a spoiled avocado. Use a spoon to scoop out your avocado bits and put aside for the base of your smoothie.

NOTE: If there appears to be mold, remove by cutting off molded portions (if it can be salvaged). Avocados that are rancid smelling will be harmful to your body, so dispose immediately.

Stale avocado that is turning brown in color.

Step 2: Mix in key smoothie ingredients and lightly purée.

Blender with avocado bits and smoothie ingredients inside.

Now that you have a solid avocado to work with, you’ll want to gather all the ingredients needed to make a delicious smoothie!

This list includes: lime juice, chopped basil, sugar, and whole milk — plus avocados of course! Add a cup of ice and blend until smooth.

Step 3: Time to garnish and serve!

Healthy avocado smoothie

After the purée is finished, it is now time to garnish and serve!

We recommend chilling the glasses ahead of time as it makes the drink taste much cooler. This will be just perfect on a hot summer day! Now pour your smoothie into a glass and accent with basil as a finishing touch.

And that’s it, yay! You’ve just made a delicious smoothie in 3 simple steps!!

If you have any other repurposed recipes, please send them to us at marketing@foodfinders.org !

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