Any avocado loyalist knows that picking up a perfectly ripe avocado at the grocer is a tall order. (If you don’t know how to do this, you should really check out 7 Secrets for Buying the Perfect Avocado.) Half the time you make it to the produce section and realize all of the ready-to-eat avocados are wiped clean. We’ve all found ourselves at checkout stuck with bright green ones that’ll need days to ripen.
Luckily Welch’s—the company known for its grape juice and fruit snacks—just rolled out the answer to all of our avocado woes, and it’s right there in the freezer aisle.
What’s the product? Frozen avocados. This is not a drill, your favorite fruit is now being peeled, chopped, quick-frozen and put into pouches, for fans nationwide.
This means you’ll never have to worry about the finicky window of an avocado moving from rock-hard to edible to inedible brown mush ever again. To pick up a frozen supply of the famous fruit, head to grocery stores like Harris Teeter, Walmart, Stop and Shop, and Foodtown. You’ll find they come in 10-ounce and 32-ounce bags, packing 50 calories per serving.
We don’t have to tell you twice that avocados live up to their reputation because they’re vitamin-rich, chock-full of healthy fats, and keep your belly full for longer. On Welch’s website, they recommend using the new ripe hand-chunks in recipes like Poke bowls, dressings, sandwiches, and even dessert (avocado ice cream anyone?).
We also see this being a dream option for a protein shake, for whipping up avocado hummus or for any time you find yourself craving a big bowl of guacamole. Of course, nothing ever beats fresh ingredients over frozen, but it’s the simple idea of always having ripe avocados on hand that has us running to pick up a bag. For some protein shake recipes you can try with your new frozen avocados, check out these 23 Best Protein Shake Recipes for Weight Loss.