The Art of Seasonal Smoothies

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Fruit is often both cheapest and at its best flavor when it’s in season. Many fruits are perfect for smoothies when they go on sale towards the end of their season–the higher sugar contents typically found in extremely ripe fruit mean that they’ll freeze better and taste amazing in either a pure fruit smoothie like this one or a smoothie packed with greens. Buy extra of your favorite smoothie fruits when the gettin’ is good. After you’ve washed and chopped, lay the fruit pieces (about an inch in size) in single layers on baking sheets and freeze. After a few hours, you can transfer the solid fruit to freezer bags for longer storage without worrying about the fruit mushing together.

Peach, Strawberry & Pineapple Smoothie

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This is a cheerful blend of fruits that will help you kickstart your summer’s day! Planning tip: while strawberries and peaches are in season and when pineapple goes on sale, pick up a little extra and prep as instructed below. Store the extra in the freezer to enjoy that summer-fresh taste when the months get colder.

Servings: 2 (188 G )

Prep Time: 5 min.

Cook Time: 5 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 peach, peeled, cut into 1" chunks and frozen
  • 5 strawberries, hulled, halved and frozen
  • 1 cup pineapple, diced

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth, about 2 to 3 minutes. Drink immediately.

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