Avocados are fruits that have to be consumed at perfect time. Their flesh can be hard if they’re unripe, and then mushy if they’re overripe. Timing is crucial as the ripeness of avocados peak just when they are about to rot.
It can be frustrating to see overripe avocados on the counter as these tropical fruits do not come cheap. Also, it can be disheartening to know that all of their vitamins, minerals and healthy fat will have to go to waste.
However, don’t toss those overripe avocados in the trash can. Provided that they’re not showing signs of rotting, you can actually turn them into a wide variety of treats, all of which can be very delightful to the taste buds!
So if you like experimenting in the kitchen, having some overripe avocados around should be seen as an opportunity to have your culinary experience broadened. Try turning those overripe avocados into the following:
Especially during the hottest months of the year, it’s a wonderful idea to turn overripe avocados into popsicles that both adults and kids will surely love. But they’re not just any other summer treat — they’re healthy summer treats.
You can combine overripe avocados with coconut milk and sugar, and then pour them into popsicle molds and then stash them in the freezer. After several hours, you have the perfect heat-busting and health-boosting goodies!
Overripe avocados are the perfect smoothie ingredients. Not only do they make any smoothie they’re added to extra rich and creamy, but also several times better for the palate as well as the body!
When turning overripe avocados into smoothies, you are only limited by your imagination. Go ahead and combine those overripe avocados with your favorite fruits and vegetables to come up with a healthy and delicious smoothie.
If you are thinking of a tasty dessert to whip up and there are some overripe avocados on the counter, you can surprise everyone with a super smooth chocolate avocado pudding that they will surely rave about for days or weeks!
The ingredients you will need together with overripe avocados are cocoa powder, non-dairy milk and maple syrup. Once blended together, allow to chill in the refrigerator for several minutes until you’re ready to wow everyone.
Not really confident with your dessert-making skills? That’s okay — making chocolate avocado brownies is a breeze. All you have to do is get your hands on a couple of ingredients, and they are overripe avocados and brownie mix.
Just follow the cooking directions printed on the box of your preferred brownie mix, and then simply add mashed overripe avocados. Those who will take a bite of your tiny masterpieces will surely be enchanted!
Did you know that making avocado cucumber soup requires no cooking? What you need to do is toss some overripe avocados in the blender together with cucumber and water, as well as jalapeno pepper and fresh cilantro.
Add a little lemon juice and lime juice, and also a dash of salt. Taste your avocado cucumber soup and adjust the seasoning as necessary. Allow to chill in the fridge for at least an hour before serving.
(And here’s one more thing that you can do with overripe avocados — mash a small piece and smear all over your face. Wash off with water after about an hour and enjoy your super smooth, moisturized and glowing skin!)
These are just a few of the so many wonderful things that you can do with overripe avocados. If you can think of any other, feel free to share it in the comments section below so that others may also give it a try!