Wednesday, January 9, 2013


Blueberry Banana Smoothie
 If you are anything like me, you have fruit that you buy and end up tossing because there is always a little bit that doesn't get finished before going bad. I buy a ton of fruit and some weeks we just don't eat as much as we do other weeks, bananas especially. Normally when I have very ripe bananas I toss them into the fridge with plans, that often fall through, to make banana bread. I decided I needed to start freezing stuff for smoothies! Over the summer, in particular, we always want smoothies to help combat the heat but I always find I don't have a fruit I want in the house to make the type of smoothie I want. Well, problem solved! Two problems actually. When I have fruit that is on its last day I cut it up and toss it in a ziplock bag and toss it in the freezer. This way I have fruits ready to go when I want it. Usually I will have a couple fruits so I make mix of favors that I like.

Another great thing about this is the fact that when you make a smoothie with FROZEN FRUIT there is no need to add ice! This makes the smoothies even more creamy and tasty! I just toss in the frozen fruit add in about 1/4 a cup of milk and 1/2 a teaspoon of vanilla exact and I am good to go!

Today I had a smoothie bag with blueberries and banana and decided to add a little pineapple juice too and it's delicious! I wasn't really hungry for lunch but a smoothie was perfect when I knew I needed to put something in my stomach. I also realized I could probably freezer some different juices in an ice cube tray to keep those on hand too!

The bag below has enough fruit to be more suited towards a double batch for when I am making a smoothie. For myself and my husband or to share with my boys. A little bit of frozen fruit goes a long way in a smoothie.


  1. I do that too! Fruit always goes to waste in our house. I usually buy frozen fruit then divide it up into the snack size baggies so one bag equals one smoothie. Add some juice or yogurt and maybe some protein powder and you're good to go. =) I also just found a recipe to use avocados instead of bananas. I don't like bananas so the avocados give the creaminess and health benefits but don't alter the flavor of the smoothie.

  2. Oh I'll have to try it with avocados sometime!