This month my focus is on building my 90 day supply of food, with freezer meals!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Freezer Cooking - Smoothies -

It really bothers me that I have so many vegetables in our food storage, but hardly any fruit, besides extremely processed stuff.
So, I picked up lots of strawberries on sale for $1 a pound, TONS of bananas and some blackberries too (also on sale $1 a 8 oz. container). Then I simply pureed the fruit. 3 cups of fruit per baggie should be enough to make 6 smoothies for the family.
I used banana for half of the fruit in each batch, then half blackberries/half strawberries for some, and then half bananas/half strawberries for the others. Out of about $16 worth of fruit I was able to get 24 bags of pre-pureed fruit. About $0.67 of fruit per batch of smoothies (or about 11 cents per serving), and now we have strawberries even on weeks when it's not on sale. Not a bad deal to me! :) I used freezer bags & have tested it since & they did well.
I was going to add yogurt, but I wasn't sure how well it would freeze & I have more than enough dry powdered milk to make yogurt if we were in a dire emergency.
Now to find other non-sugary ideas for fruit in our 90 day supply. :)


  1. Just discovered your blogsite today and spent some time reading all your older posts. Keep up the good work.

  2. Great blog! You could use that same pureed fruit and dry it into fruit leather. No sugar needed. My kids love it. I have to make a lot because they eat it so fast.

  3. Yogurt freezes great! Think Gogurts--I freeze them & the kids eat them like popcicles.

  4. Just found your blog - I love it! I have been individually freezing fruit for smoothies. This sounds way easier. Thank you for this awesome tip! I'll be using to for sure!