How to Freeze Fruit for Your NutriBlasts14
A homemade Blast is a nutritious and cost effective breakfast or snack. I like to use a variety of different fruits, though most of my favorite summer fruits are not locally available year-round. And, sadly, I’m not a huge fan of the tropical fruit widely available from South America during the winter months. So, I decided to freeze!
By making good use of your freezer, you’ll always have fruit ready to throw in a Blast. One thing to keep in mind, you can freeze ripe fruit at their nutritional peak, including berries, apples, and even veggies like carrots and greens. Frozen, they’ll maintain their nutritional value and you can toss them into your next Blast frozen or slightly thawed for a kick of nutrients and flavor.
And a good produce sale means you’ll have delicious food stowed away for a good while. Not only can you save money, you can buy extra, and freeze it too. By freezing fresh fruit you can take advantage of the bargains. Plus, it’s a real time saver when you’re in rush each morning and can’t wait on a complicated breakfast.
How To Freeze Fruit
- Prepare fruit: wash and dry fruit, peel and cube if needed. Prepare fruit the way you like it in your Blast. I like chopping mine into 1” chunks.
- Spread fruit on a baking sheet in a single layer and place in freezer. This prevents fruit from clumping together.
- Once fruit is frozen, place in freezer bags and label.
- Return to freezer to be used as needed.
You can do the same thing with the big bags of greens. However, you don’t need to freeze them on a cookie sheet. I buy the economy size bags of pre-washed greens and pop the whole bag in the freezer and break off chunks as needed. You’ll never have a day that you don’t have Blast ingredients on hand! This tip can save you a lot of money on fresh produce.
Convenient as it already it, making a Blast is even easier when the ingredients are NutriBullet-ready. Keeping them frozen allows you to use them as ice cubes – but frozen fruit packs a lot more flavor than regular water. It’s one way to ensure preparing your Blast is convenient and economical.