Love Your Fruit A Little Bit Longer!

It has been said that necessity is the mother of invention. This will certainly support that theory. I wanted to share a great way to use fruit that may be “on its way out” so you don’t have to throw it out. This is especially great for those of you that shop at stores like Costco, BJ’s and Sam’s where you buy things in bulk . I only buy at a local farmers market or Whole Foods but my problem is that I buy only organic fruit and if you don’t eat it right away it goes bad. So last month I was overwhelmed with all the beautiful fruit colors and bought peaches, plums, figs, bananas and grapes. It’s only me and my husband so we would have had to eat fruit for every meal to consume it before it went bad and they were starting to get soft. So I thought for a minute (especially because organic anything is so expensive but also because it’s a shame to waste such beautiful food) and I took out my beloved food processor. I put all the fruit in the food processor with the skin on (minus pits), added my favorite spice which is cinnamon (you can add your favorite), a little orange juice, almond extract and about a half cup of soy milk then put it in a big bowl with a cover and put it in the freezer. A day later I had the most delicious fruit dessert. The soy milk and bananas makes it like ice cream but I don’t add much soy milk because the taste of all those other ingredients is delicious! In addition it’s low fat and healthy! You can do it with any fruit you like…great for the kids.
Another tip: I don’t know if you have ever done this but freeze your grapes! A day later you have little round ice pops and they are delicious!

Bon Appetit!
Maria

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