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Posted by Communicatorgold Cags R in Smoothie Recipes

Frozen vs. Fresh fruit

At uni I discovered packets of frozen berries which saved me a fortune and meant it didn't matter if you were out of ice!

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Same here, blend them with cocunut milk and you get an instant ice cream!

Posted by Communicatorsilver Stuart K on 13 March 2012 at 1:11 PM

Love them, much cheaper than fresh and obv last longer

Posted by Communicatorgold Adrian K on 13 March 2012 at 1:13 PM

Used to go to Leicester market at the end of the day to pick up cheap fruit - coming back with about 6kg of bananas was not productive shopping. That turned into a whole lot of smoothie!

Posted by Communicatorgold Cags R on 13 March 2012 at 4:18 PM

I use frozen, much cheaper and are so handy to have in the freezer and yes this way you dont have to add ice hahaha

Posted by Polly R on 10 April 2012 at 10:48 PM

I love using frozen when im using berries, and I have actually read that more often than not the frozen fruit can actually be better as it tends to be frozen quickly after being picked, where as with fresh it often is sitting in the supermarket ect a while before you use it!plus when you havent space for ice its a lifesaver!it does work out cheaper too :)

Posted by Sarah C on 12 April 2012 at 9:15 PM

I saw Nigella Lawson using frozen Banana instead of ice, tried it and it was great. Then she started talking in that husky voice again and I forgot what I was meant to be mixing DOH!!

Posted by Communicatorbronze Robert D on 22 April 2012 at 8:12 AM

Hmmm.. Maybe I will try frozen. Greath input guys, thanks!

Posted by Communicatorbronze Aireal M on 12 June 2012 at 9:46 PM

I buy my berries frozen...everything else i buy fresh....But if pineapple or mangoes are too pricey i go frozen on those.

Posted by Mirza I on 19 June 2012 at 4:52 PM

Funny story.  I froze my banana like lots of you said but it was a little over-ripe and I couldn't get the peel to come off . haha

Posted by Communicatorsilver Irene M on 22 June 2012 at 1:28 AM

Funny story.  I froze my banana like lots of you said but it was a little over-ripe and I couldn't get the peel to come off . haha

If the banana is over ripe, cut the peel off with a sharp knife by putting the banana under warm water for 30 seconds they cut off peel.

Posted by Phil H on 2 July 2012 at 6:10 AM in reply to Irene M

Love tthe frozen fruit! Makes smoothies nice and thick!

Posted by Lorna R on 3 July 2012 at 3:46 AM

A favorite recipe: 1 cup almond milk, 1 cup frozen berries, scoop whey protein powder, scoop of Greens +(vanilla flavor) 2 heaping tsps toasted wheat germ, 1/2 tsp maca root powder....blend until smooth

Posted by Lorna R on 3 July 2012 at 3:49 AM

I use organic frozen fruits most of the time. They are so much easier to deal with. :)

Posted by Communicatorsilver Crystal L on 20 December 2012 at 4:36 AM

Does anyone know if fruits lose its nutrients when frozen?

Posted by Elizabeth M on 27 December 2012 at 5:21 AM

Hi @elizabethm12 I think frozen actually can be higher in vitamins (or at least that's what the Birdseye Field Fresh advert says!) the main difference with frozen is more about the trexture change I think

Posted by Communicatorgold Cags R on 27 December 2012 at 9:57 AM in reply to Elizabeth M

I just got a 2 pound bag of frozen blueberries at the store....I think I did a little happy dance.

Posted by Communicatorsilver Lisa (Mc Alister) P on 10 January 2013 at 2:07 PM

I also freeze spare fruits if I end up buying more than I can use.  Chop first and then just chuck in the blender when you are ready for your next smoothie!

Posted by Communicatorgold Heather J on 21 February 2013 at 7:29 AM

I buy a lot of fresh fruit in the summer months when they tend to be inexpensive & freeze them. We are lucky in Québec, berries grow just about every where & any where and fruit is always on sale. I tend to buy Mangoes pre-frozen  & freeze bananas, pineapples, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, honeydew & cantaloupe.

Posted by Communicatorgold Tamara A on 3 March 2013 at 5:08 PM

Funny story.  I froze my banana like lots of you said but it was a little over-ripe and I couldn't get the peel to come off . haha

If the banana is over ripe, cut the peel off with a sharp knife by putting the banana under warm water for 30 seconds they cut off peel.

Posted by Zorina G on 20 March 2013 at 8:26 PM in reply to Phil H

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