Tuesday {Tidbits} Frozen Fruit

by Nutrition Fruition on January 10, 2017

Tuesday {Tidbits}

A Tuesday Tradition.  A Trick.  A Tip.

Frozen Fruit

Frozen berry on turquoise background top view

I always preach that fresh, raw, and vine-ripened is best.  But when it comes to making my Juice Plus+ Complete shakes or simple green smoothies, I have a tendency to lean towards frozen.  I enjoy my shakes & smoothies when they are extra frosty, even in the winter.  And I hesitate to add ice because the ice melts quickly here, waters down the consistency, changing the texture of my drink.

Purchasing frozen fruit is easy & affordable enough that I tend not to freeze fresh fruits myself, apart from bananas.  I also appreciate the ability to use recipes that require fruits that are currently not in-season.  Like this amazing tropical treat…

coconut-chia-strawberry-shake-sofiasideas  {coconut chia strawberry shake}

If I relied solely on fresh and in-season, my choices would be limited.  And I just enjoy this part of my day too much to give it up.  Yes, we can certainly freeze our own while it is in-season, so we can have it on hand throughout the year.  But honestly, ain’t nobody got time for that!  *giggle*

But when our life shifts a bit, and we’re actually growing more than what we can consume, we’ll definitely do this.  And we’ll do it right so that we’re retaining as much nutrition as possible in the process.

00dd072c6b05f51b329de6ed2269fa47

What about you?  Do you use fresh or frozen?

{ 0 comments }

Sunday {Superfood} shopping list

January 8, 2017

Sunday {Superfood} A Sunday Series.  Superfood.  In the Spotlight. shopping list

Intrigued? Read more →

{Science} Saturday :: Juice Plus+ and Inflammation

January 7, 2017

{Science} Saturday A Saturday Series.  Science.  Showcased. Juice Plus+ and Inflammation Chronic systemic inflammation is invisible, and can contribute to an increased risk for developing chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer. Investigators found Juice Plus+® significantly decreased levels of more than three key biomarkers of inflammation in both groups.  In the following […]

Intrigued? Read more →

{Food for Thought} Friday :: Health is Wealth

January 6, 2017

{Food for Thought} Fridays.  intellectual nourishment.  something to chew on.  Fuel. Health is Wealth

Intrigued? Read more →

{Wellness} Wednesday :: Plant-Based Diet

January 4, 2017

{Wellness} Wednesday A Wednesday Wisdom.  On Whole Body Wellness. Plant-Based Diet When people ask me about getting healthier, the conversation always inevitably leads to questions about “this diet” and “that diet” and “but I heard” and “I know this woman who”.  Every single time.  Without fail.  And it doesn’t matter how long or how in-depth […]

Intrigued? Read more →

{Tuesday Tidbits} Peanut Butter

January 3, 2017

When I went to my first wellness presentation many years ago, I learned about hydrogenated oil. I learned what it was, what it did inside of our bodies, how long it stayed there, and the detrimental impact it has on our health. It was a real eye-opener, and I wanted to eliminate this from my […]

Intrigued? Read more →

Happy New Year!

January 1, 2017
Intrigued? Read more →