A woman has offered her “life changing” trick to keep smashed avocado fresh for up to a week.
Beauty mogul Jaclyn Hill, from the US, shared a now-viral video showing how she stops her pre-made guacamole from turning brown by using a simple storing method.
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The 33-year-old YouTube star prepares a week’s worth of smashed avocado so she can enjoy with toast all week round — without having to waste time in the kitchen creating breakfast from scratch every day.
“This avocado hack is going to change your life,” she said.
To make her mixture, she simply smashed two whole avocados with coriander, garlic and lemon — seasoned with salt and pepper.
“Now you’re going to proceed to smash your avocado and make it however you like it,” she explained.
“You can make guacamole… Me personally I like to make (smashed) avocado that’s ready for avocado toast because this is going to stay good for the next five to six days.
“The mixture is going to be my spread for my avocado on toast over the next week.”
Jaclyn Hill has offered her ‘life changing’ trick to keep smashed avocado fresh for up to a week. Credit: Jaclyn Hill
While she prefers to add extra ingredients to her avocado so it’s ready to use on the go, Jaclyn said you can keep the mixture plain.
“You can do this without any of the ingredients whatsoever,” she said.
“You can just grab avocado, smash it and use it just like that or you can add whatever ingredients you want like I did.”
To keep the avocado mixture fresh in the fridge, she uses a paper towel, lime and an airtight glass storage container.
“You can totally keep it in a bowl or put it into a glass container — have it ready to go in the fridge,” she said.
“This is where the trick comes in. You need a paper towel and a lime — that’s it. I cut the paper towel into a perfect square. I’m going to push the paper towel up against the edge so there’s basically no air pockets.
“Then take your lime and squeeze this on top. This doesn’t really even change the taste or flavour of your avocado, it just keeps it perfectly fresh.
“Once that’s done your avocado is going to be good over the next four, five and six days honestly.”
The lime soaked paper towel is said to keep the avocado fresh for longer because the citrus naturally contains strong antioxidants, which works against oxygen to slow down browning.
The lime soaked paper towel keep the avocado fresh for longer because the citrus contains antioxidants, which works against oxygen to slow down browning. Credit: Jaclyn Hill
To serve, she simply removed the paper towel, scooped the amount of avocado you need for your toast, and cover it back up again.
“You take the paper towel off, you use (avocado), you put the same paper towel right back on and it’ll continue to keep it fresh,” she said.
“I make this mixture one to two times a week. Use it for my avocado toast, dipping cucumbers tastes fresh for days.”
If you eat an avocado a day, Jaclyn suggested preparing five avocados a week.
“You can make your avocado toast mixture with like five avocados and it will be ready for you every day,” she said.
‘Wow it works’
Her video has been viewed more than 1.1 million times — with many saying they couldn’t wait to give the method a go.
“You changed my life because why didn’t I think to make a batch for when I need toast?” one said.
Another suggested: “Not all heroes wear capes — thank you.”
While one confirmed: “Wow it works.”
A food blogger has stunned the internet with a little-known method for freezing avocados. Credit: Delish Recipes Family/Facebook
Her trick comes just weeks after a food blogger stunned the internet with a little-known method for keeping avocados perfectly ripe for months – with many confirming it “tastes just as good as fresh” when defrosted.
The cook, believed to be from the US, explained that freezing mashed avocado was a great way to prevent it from turning brown.
“I’ve started freezing avocado,” she said in her Delish Recipes Family Facebook group.
“I mash them up and I use a small cookie scoop. Then freeze. They don’t turn brown at all and when they set up firm in a few hours I throw them in a Ziploc bag.”
While some prefer to squeeze a good dash of lemon juice into the smashed avo before popping them into the freezer, she said she doesn’t add anything to her batch.
“No more nasty brown colour or throwing expired ones away,” she said.
“I freeze about two bags at a time. They thaw beautifully too. Try it.”
Frozen avocados are typically good for three to six months.
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