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