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Preventing Food Waste with Frozen Fruit Smoothie Packs

This post is sponsored by FoodSaver

If I had a dime for every time I tossed a carton of unused strawberries, well… I’d have like 50 cents. Because that was the old me, and I have a great way to save my food from going to waste!

I, like many others have often ran into the issue of letting food go to waste because life has been so busy that I’ve either forgotten about it until its too late, or it would go bad incredibly fast in our old apartment. My FoodSaver helps eliminate this issue, as it keeps food fresh up to 5x longer compared to ordinary storage methods!

I’ve found a great way to give some food new life using my FoodSaver FM3000. Making fruit smoothie vacuum packs, stored in the freezer,  makes a great last-minute breakfast idea! The FoodSaver FM3000 System is perfect for this as it removes air and locks out moisture to preserve freshness and help prevent freezer burn.

With the FM3000, vacuum sealing is simple, and easy to understand. I simply toss  all my smoothie ingredients in FoodSaver rolls, hit the Vac/Seal Button and I’m done.

Here’s a couple of my favorite smoothie packs to put together!

Spinach Protein Smoothie pack

While cleaning out my fridge I saw some opportunity. Adding baby spinach, blueberries, raspberries, and a few dollops of peanut butter, this will make a great power smoothie in the morning with a little ice and coconut water!

Strawberry Banana Smoothie Pack

How can you go wrong with strawberries and bananas? I like to add blueberries to this pack along with yogurt. Which also helps prevent waste – I’m always forgetting about big tubs of yogurt in the fridge!

Just blend with some ice and apple juice and you’re ready to go

Pink Dragonfruit Power Smoothie

This is the star of the show. It’s so beautifully pink and loaded with flavor from the pink dragon fruit, pineapple, strawberries and raspberries. Blend this with coconut water and agave!

The Pink Dragonfruit smoothie is my absolute favorite, I love all the color it has and its so tasty.

Word to the wise for texture picky eaters. Make sure you blend this one well!

My son loves the flavor but immediately told me it had too many seeds. I immediately knew what the issue was and re-blended.

Problem solved!

 

 

Derek Campanile
Derek Campanile
I'm an IT professional by day. Home cook for the family by night. Follow my blog for easy to make recipes, how-to's and ideas to gather the family at the dinner table!