Baby Avocados Appearing…and My Healthy A-B-C Snack!

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tiny baby avocado

Tiny avocados appear after the blossom falls off

Tiny baby avocados are visible in the grove!  As I took my walk this morning, I could see them:  pebble-sized avocados appearing where the blossoms used to be.  Some trees have pea-sized fruit…and some are even the size of olives!  Isn’t is amazing how those big delicious avocados we love to eat begin as tiny bumps?  Baby-Bump Avocados!

baby avocados appearing

As the blooms fall off, the avocados appear and begin to grow

 

The avocado trees have been blooming for weeks now.  Some are still budded, with flowers opening each day.   Others are beginning to set fruit. Some of the trees bloomed extra early, and the fruit is already large enough to look like an avocado.   As the new fruit begins to develop,  the avocados that have been growing all year are maturing.  We have started picking the largest ones, and will wait for others to size up before harvesting.

new crop of avocados is setting

These baby avocados will be ready to harvest in 2013

Walking in the grove is more than just a morning pleasure for me.   I am determined to take off some weight,  have more energy and feel better.   Taking a walk every day is helping with that.  I’m also giving up sugar, anything made with white flour, and “white” starches like rice.   The hardest part of this is when I need a snack.  It doesn’t help to see all the delicious sweet goodies on food blogs and websites like Pinterest or Facebook!   I’ve decided to share  some of my new-found healthy snacks.

Healthy Avocado-Broccoli-Cheese snack

My A-B-C Snack!

I’m keeping steamed broccoli (not overcooked!) in the fridge so I can heat it up with just a little bit of shredded cheese.   The smallest amount of cheese adds just enough salty flavor so that I don’t need to season either the broccoli or the creamy, nutty avocado.  Aren’t the colors pretty!

avocado and broccoli with cheese

Avocado and Broccoli with Cheese!

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  1. Avocados are definitely my favorite and I guess it is very healthy too.. This looks like a good idea to us..
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  2. I just found your site on The Nourishing Gourmet and I love avocados and use them is alot of my recipes. I have a yummy chocolate mint tea ice cream I just posted on my blog that uses avocado and coconut milk in place of cream. Stop by and check it out.
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  3. You have a cute grove that brightens every day life and sure you will have a good harvest. In addition you choose a healthy diet that really needs a strong will.

  4. Hi!

    I have avocado plants that I grew from pits. I have read they will never grow fruit, but that’s OK. I am just wondering if I can cut them all the way back, since they are all tall and gangly and I would like them to be more like bushes.

    • If the roots are healthy (no root rot fungus) the plants should grow back just fine. You can prune selectively — pruning is something that avocado growers do all the time. You can cut it way back and it should grow — as long as it gets water. Some 15-15-15 fertilizer helps too.

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