This is what you get when your grocery list says “fresh fruit.” You just never know what’s there, so how can you be more specific?
So we ended up with way more fruit than I knew what to do with… apples, pears, kiwis, mangos, strawberries and papayas. Yeah. Our kitchen’s not big enough.
So I cut up a bunch of the apples and threw them in the dehydrator, then made a batch of applesauce (suuuuper simple recipe to follow). But then what?
My friend Sarahfae, from the raw foods website Addicted to Veggies, suggested pureeing the remaining fruit, freezing it into ice cube trays and then putting the fruit cubes into a freezer bag…
Behold, more mango than we know what to do with. Peeled, cut up and loaded into the large Magic Bullet cup.
Pureed and poured into ice cube trays.
Kiwi cubes! I don’t know what the fruit-to-cube ratio is, but I’ve found that one or two cubes per smoothie is totally adequate… you don’t need to load up more than that because you don’t have all of the wasted space of cut up fruit.
We’re working through pureed kiwi, strawberries and mangos, now (none of which were in the freezer section at Costco), and we’re really loving it.