Did you know you can freeze avocados, nuts, even herbs? If you’re like us and love food but hate waste why not try freezing these five superfoods. It cuts down on food waste by ensuring the foods you have keep for longer, and also gives you access to healthier foods whenever you need them. Here are five foods you may not know you could freeze and how to freeze them.
How to freeze Lemons
Have you ever cut a lemon in half and had no idea what to do with the leftover half? Pop it into the freezer! If you want to keep your lemon for baking just cover it in cling film and freeze. You can grate the skin for when you need to add zest to a recipe. We also love adding frozen lemons to drinks or herbal teas. Cut into thick slices and freeze individually so you can use one segment at a time.
How to freeze blueberries
Stock up on frozen blueberries and toss them in a smoothie directly from the freezer, or let them thaw in the refrigerator overnight and use them to top a yogurt or oaty breakfast. Need a superfood fix ASAP? Defrost a handful of frozen berries in the morning and enjoy them as an afternoon snack.
How to freeze kimchi
We love kimchi for its immune busting benefits. If the kimchi is store-bought like ours it can go in the freezer as is, and if it's homemade, you can place it in an airtight container and then put it in the freezer. Once frozen, kimchi will stay at its crispiest and most flavourful for about three months. To use this frozen superfood, simply thaw it in the fridge overnight, or sauté it frozen using a little cold water.
How to freeze avacado
To prepare your avocado for freezing you need to cut it in half, peel it, remove the stone and pop the avocado into a ziplock bag. If you're pureeing, either mash the avocados with a fork or in a food processor, add a dash of lemon or lime and store in a resealable bag and freeze.
How to freeze cooked Lentils
Cooked lentils, packed with fiber and protein, will keep in the freezer for about six months. To defrost, just pop your frozen lentils in the microwave or add them to whatever hot foods you may be cooking, like a curry or soup.