Category: Smoothie

No Recipe Smoothie to Fight Food Waste

No Recipe Smoothie to Fight Food Waste

How to make a healthy smoothie without a recipe and reduce food waste, no matter what fruits and veggies you have on hand.

Ingredients

1 cup veggies
1 cup fruit
1 cup liquid
½ cup proteins, fats & fiber
1 tablespoon of flavor

Directions

This is a great way to use up produce that is still safe to eat but maybe a little bruised or wilted. Place ingredients you plan to use in the freezer the night before. This is an easy way to thicken your smoothie without ice.

Add 1 cup of veggies. Some great veggie options are spinach, kale, collard greens, sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots.

Add 1 cup of fruit. Tasty fruit options include bananas, berries, any citrus fruit, apples, or any stone fruit.

We waste over 40% of food that is produced here in the United States, and while there is waste at all levels from farming to the supply chain to restaurants, as a consumer, you can make a huge impact on what is wasted.

Add 1 cup of liquid. For the liquids, you can use water if in a pinch but fruit juices, coconut water, non-dairy beverages such as oat or almond milk are best.

Add ½ cup total of proteins, fats, & fiber. Soft tofu, peanut butter, and avocado are some great fats and proteins. Flax seeds and chia or even oats are perfect for fiber.

Did you know that 1 in 4 bags of groceries is thrown away on average?

Add 1 tablespoon of flavor. Cocoa powder goes great with peanut butter or coconut, ginger with stone fruits, or some vanilla if you’re using nuts, like almonds or pecans.

You can also meal prep. Check out my video on how to make smoothie cubes so you always have a healthy smoothie on hand.

Be sure to check out LoveFoodNotWaste.org for more food waste fighting tips and recipes just like this.

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Mango Lassi Smoothie with Greek Yogurt

Do you always order a mango lassi when you go out for Indian food? Me too! Here is a great way to have that delicious drink for breakfast or any time of day. This healthy smoothie is packed with Greek yogurt.

Ingredients

2 cups mango chunks
1 cup Greek Yogurt
1 tablespoon sugar
Pinch of ground cardamom
Pinch of coarse salt
1 tablespoon chopped pistachio
¼ teaspoon cardamom seeds

Directions

Add the Greek yogurt first then the mango. See here on how to cut a mango. Then the sugar, cardamom, and salt.

If you wish to use frozen mango, let it thaw out slightly. This smoothie doesn’t have any added liquid so the frozen mango won’t blend well.

Blend until smooth.

Divide smoothie between three glasses, top with chopped pistachios and cardamom seeds.

Enjoy!

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Raspberry Lime Smoothie Cubes

Have a delicious smoothie anytime you want it with these meal prep smoothie cubes. They are easy to make, and the raspberry vanilla lime smoothie is yummy AF.

Ingredients

3 cups frozen raspberries
1 cup vanilla yogurt
2 bananas
2 cups orange juice
1 lime, juiced

Directions

Add all ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth.

Smoothies are a great way to use up bananas that are still edible but maybe gone past their prime. Everyone has their own banana number. What’s a banana number? Well, check out this chart and tell us yours.

Divide the mixture between some ice cube trays. Place the trays in the freezer for at least four hours. Remove the cubes from the trays and seal the cubes in freezer-safe bags.

When you are ready to enjoy them, simply add about 5 cubes to the blender with ½ cup of orange juice or soy milk, and blend.

If you are lazy like me, sometimes I will just let the cubes thaw out in a cup instead of blending it again.

Enjoy!

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