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The avocado (Persea americana) is a tree, long thought to have originated in South Central Mexico, classified as a member of the flowering plant family Lauraceae. Avocado (also alligator pear) refers to the tree's fruit, which is botanically a large berry containing a single large seed.

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1 Hass avocado 1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries 3 strawberries (stems removed) 17 mint leaves 1 1/2 cups organic orange juice 1/4 cup plain yogurt 2 tablespoons agave nectar 1/2 cup frozen raspberries

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Avocado Loaf Cake

Dry Ingredients: All purpose flour - 1-1/2 cups Sugar -1/2 cup Baking powder - 1 teaspoon Salt - 1/4 teaspooon Wet Ingredients: Avocado - 1 medium sized (2/3 cup when mashed) Eggs - 2 no's Warm Milk - 1/2 cup (i used Low fat) Olive oil - 1/4 cup Butter - 1/8 cup(Melted) Vanilla Extract / Almond Extract - 1/2 teaspoon Chopped Almonds and Raisins - 1/4 cup (together)

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