Fruit is delicious, and so good for you too. Lately smoothies have become very popular, especially since industrial strength blenders with single-serve cup attachments have become available. But, even for the avid smoothie drinker it can be hard for a once-weekly shopper to use all the fruit before it starts to turn. So what’s a smoothie lover to do?
I’ve got the solution. Buy two sets of fruit, and as soon as you get home, put one set in the fridge, and one straight in the freezer. That’s right! Then, when you run out of the fresh supply, you can open the freezer door and pop that frozen fruit right in your smoothie. This even cuts down on the amount of ice you need to use, or, conversely, can turn your smoothie into a soft-serve style snack.
For the smaller berries, you can just pop them right into the blender. For bananas, I find that I can use a sharp knife and just slice the peel right off, then cut into sections. If you’re buying peaches or other fruit with pits, you’ll be wanting to cut that fruit up first. Or, you could try buying bags of frozen peaches (individually frozen with no sugar added, of course).
If you notice as you go through the week that your fresh fruit isn’t getting used as fast as you thought, but it’s still good, you can pop those containers right in the freezer too. This is a great way to keep the grocery bill down, waste less food and still have the ingredients you need for your favorite smoothie readily available. Happy Blending!