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Freezer Food Prep Session 3: smoothies

I love fruit and I hate when it goes to waste…  So if I have some extra fruit I like to make “smoothie bags”  to have available in my freezer ready to throw into my Vitamix.  We drink a lot of smoothies –  even in the Winter.  I made a huge Bowl of Fresh fruit for a Super Bowl party we attended so I had this fruit left and wanted to put it to good use….

Smoothie Bags, here we go!
Here is my fruit.

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First I poured the already chopped fruit that was left into a huge Bowl.

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Then added chunks of the honeydew, cantaloupe and whole peeled kiwi…

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I decided to make 12 bags because I have 12 kiwis –  pretty deep thinking going on here. I don’t have many pictures of each step because I did not want to continually wash my hands due to extreme stickiness!  🙂

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Then added a chunk of honeydew to each bag… It works well for me to line up the bags and go down the line and bag adding each item.

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Then add a chunk of cantaloupe…

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A chunk of pineapple…

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Some green grapes…

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Some red grapes… Or purple… Or reddish purple… Whatever you call them.

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Then I made 2 bags of the cut up fruit that was extra in the bottom of the bowl.  My toddler is a little sensitive to pineapple so I like to have some ready that won’t irritate his stomach or give him diaper rash.

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And just like my last post, and the one before, I was in a day long brain scramble and labeled the bags with the wrong date.  They are supposed to say 2-4-14. Also, the reason for my labeling of #1 and #2 is so I don’t have to write down everything in each bag… I have a piece of paper in the freezer with what additions correspond with each number. Pretty complex, huh? 🙂
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Next is tucking these away in the freezer.  I like the door for this type of thing because they don’t get buried and it is easy to see how many I have left.

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I now have at least a start to make our smoothies of which we usually have daily.  I add the veggies fresh along with some milk/ yogurt or coconut water for example.  My toddler loves them and it it a good way to get nutrients in him as he is not likely to eat a leaf of spinach or a carrot plain.

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