- 1 cup veggies
- 1 cup fruit
- 1 cup liquid
- ½ cup proteins, fats & fiber
- 1 tbsp of flavor
- 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.