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Video: How to cut an avocado (the easy way)

Avocados rock! They are a great source of the “good fats” (monounsaturated fats), which helps raise your good LDL cholesterol levels. But many people don’t know the simple trick to making an avocado easy to cut. Check out the 40 second video below.

And if you’ve been afraid to add an avocado to a green smoothie, start with 1/8 to 1/4th of an avocado. It adds such a rich and creamy taste.

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Watch the video: How to Cut an Avocado.

Avocado cutting tips

  • Make sure you hit the avocado seed hard enough to get the knife stuck in it.
  • Don’t cut your avocado until ripe. It should not be firm or mushy when you press it. It should be somewhere right in the middle.
  • Peeling the avocado gets more of the fruit flesh than if you were to scoop it out with a spoon.


Green Smoothie Recipes with avocado

  1. Pineapple, Kale, Coconut Oil Green Smoothie
  2. S.P.A. Skin Cleanse Green Smoothie
  3. Kiwi Berry Punch


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  1. Joy

    January 28th, 2013 at 8:19 am

    This is the funnest little short on cutting an avocado. We are lucky enough to have an avocado tree in our yard, and adding avo’s to smoothies makes them super creamy and rich. I love the little doggy bark at the end of the video too 🙂

  2. Jamey

    May 3rd, 2013 at 8:15 am

    I thought I saw a post about flash freezing avocados. Can you do this? If so, how? If not, is there a way for me to freeze extra avocado for my smoothies? Thanks! You gals are the best!


  3. Jadah and Jen

    May 3rd, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    Hi Jamey!
    One of the best ways to freeze your avocado is to purée or smash it up, put it in an air tight container, and freeze it. By doing this the avocado will freeze more evenly 🙂

  4. Kaitlyn

    February 8th, 2014 at 11:32 am

    I love using avocado in smoothies with cocoa powder. It’s a delicious way to make smoothies taste like a dessert – and the consistency is like a chocolate pudding if you add enough avocado. Mmm.

  5. Janet

    May 25th, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    Need one of these on how to cut mango

  6. SGS Rawkstar Dan

    May 27th, 2014 at 7:05 am

    Great idea, Janet!

  7. Annie

    January 10th, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    I make each smoothie recipe for myself – so I get a smoothie for today and a smoothie for tomorrow with each recipe. When I use a recipe that calls for avocados, is it okay to drink the second half after it’s been in the fridge over night? Avocados go bad so quickly. Just had me wondering. Thanks!

  8. SGS Rawkstar

    January 12th, 2017 at 6:43 am

    Hi Annie,

    Definitely! All of our recipes, including those with avocado will keep in your refrigerator for up to two days in an air tight container. Adding a little bit of lemon juice will help preserve all of their green goodness!

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