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Summer Fruit


Tis the season for getting lots of seasonal fruit on sale.  The other day I got a huge container of strawberries for half price.  This is all well and good so long as you are able to make great use of them.  There is the jam route that many people take but I don’t have the time or energy to make jam considering how rarely I use the finished product.

So instead I wanted to freeze the strawberries so that I could use them in smoothies for weeks to come.  Nothing could be easier than freezing strawberries.  All you do is:

  1. Wash and dry the berries
  2. Core the berries
  3. Place them on a cookie sheet so that they aren’t touching each other
  4. Put the cookie sheet in the freezer and let the berries freeze solid (only takes a few hours)
  5. Transfer them to an air tight container

And voila you have lovely summer fruit for your smoothies.  As the seasons change you can still enjoy the taste of summer for a fraction of the cost.  And here is a recipe to help you do that:

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

1 frozen banana

3 or 4 frozen strawberries

1 cup vanilla almond milk (no sugar added)

Take the frozen banana from the freezer and put it in the microwave for one minute.  Doing this will make it much easier to get the peel off of the banana while still keeping the banana itself still pretty cold.  Add the banana, strawberries and milk to a blender.  Blend on high.  Enjoy!

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