My Favorite Secret Smoothie Ingredient

by Boon and Boys

Avocado "ice cubes" have become my favorite secret smoothie ingredient.  They make smoothies creamy and delicious (not to mention healthy), they're super convenient, and they are a perfect way to preserve avocados at their peak ripeness.

When I have a ripe avocado that I don't need for anything else, I will mash it up and spread it into an ice cube tray (you can also just scoop spoonfuls onto a plate if you don't have an ice cube tray).  After freezing overnight, I use a knife to pop the "ice cubes" out of the tray, store them in a freezer bag, and voila--the perfect addition to any smoothie!  When avocados are on sale, I will stock up now because I don't have to worry about them going to waste.

Once I came up with this idea, I was upset that I hadn't been doing it for years!  Enjoy!