This time of year is perfect for getting deals on fresh fruit and berries.
But you can only eat so much at a time so it’s not always practical to buy them in large quantities.
So here’s an idea, if they go on sale for an irresistible price, buy extra and freeze them for smoothies!
I do this with strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, mangos, and even bananas.
I wash the berries first, then put them in snack size Ziploc bags, and store them in the freezer.
For the mangos I cut off the skin, remove the seed, and also store them in Ziploc bags.
And for bananas I’ll remove the skin before putting them in Ziploc bags, and store them in the freezer.
Then all you have to do is throw the frozen fruit and berries in the blender and presto……right before your eyes….a smoothie.
For this super delish peach berry smoothie I used fresh white peaches, frozen strawberries from my freezer pantry, a banana and a bit of heavy cream for good measure.
Here are the ingredients:
Strawberries, peaches, a banana, honey, and cream….and also some ice.
Here’s how to make it:
Cut the peaches from the seed (leaving the skin on)….
These happened to be white peaches but yellow peaches would work well too.
….and add them to the blender skin and all.
add the banana,
cream (instead of cream you could use plain yogurt if you prefer),
ice to the blender.
Then blend away…..
blending some more….
one more second….
Serve immediately and….
Great for breakfast too.
Here’s another delicious recipe for a smoothie called “Kiwi Berry Smoothie“.
Peach Berry and Cream Smoothie
Yield: Serves 3
2 cups frozen or fresh cut Strawberries
3 fresh Peaches
4 tablespoons Honey
4 tablespoons Heavy Whipping Cream
2 cups Ice Cubes
Cut the peaches from the seed leaving the skin on.
Add the peaches, banana, strawberries, cream, honey, and ice to the blender.
Blend until smooth.