My husband loves very few things more than an avocado and I must admit the man has excellent taste. Avocado Popsicles is a great way to use up avocados that are on their way out (rarely happens around here as they just don’t last) but more importantly, these frozen pops keep perfectly well in in the freezer (I’d use within a month for maximum taste). Other than this, I just don’t know many other ways to store avocados for more than a few days.
This recipe was created after I catered a graduation party with a menu inspired by Mexico and I was left with nearly half a case of very ripe avocados and a quart of fresh squeezed lime juice. Guacamole is not the kind of dish that improves (or gets any prettier) with time and while I have read countless recipes for avocado soup I remain firmly unconvinced. Probably for the best as these avocado-pops are a nutritious way to cool down on a hot day and no matter the weather, these treats are not gonna knock you off your wagon or program if you happen to be on one.
Stevia is my zero glycemic load sugar replacement of choice: it’s from a plant not made in one and I find the taste satisfying as long as it’s used with a light hand. I prefer natural sweetners on the regular for flavor reasons and I do not mind the extra energy in the form of calories in the least, most of the time. However, sometimes I want to trim up a bit and when on the first stage of the BFF Diet, theses popcicles will taste like tasty cool squares of bright green heaven.
3 Ripe Avocados, medium size
1/2 Cup Coconut Oil
3/4 Cup Lime Juice
1/2 Cup Pure Clean Water
1 1/2 Tbs. Stevia
1/4 C Chopped Mint
Pinch of Sea Salt
Blend all ingredients together until smooth. Taste for sweetness, the pops will taste less sweet when frozen, so you may want to add up to 1/2 teaspoon more stevia. This nutrient dense mixture will be thick and result in a hard pop when frozen. If you prefer a lighter texture (it will also make the molds easier to fill) you can thin the mixture with more water or even coconut water for added electrolytes.
Freeze mixture in popsicle molds if you have them, if not paper cups and plastic spoons frozen in as the stick, work just fine. A quick dunk under running hot water will make the avocado-pops easier to unmold. These are best enjoyed anytime you are looking for a little something something to make your day just a little bit brighter.
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