There’s nothing better than having locally grown fruit all year long, especially when you’ve picked it yourself. And the opportunity to eat the spoils of your labor is even easier when you freeze some of your fruit for later use.
That’s exactly what I did this past weekend. After Bruce and I embarked on a blueberry picking frenzy at our favorite local farm, Bishop’s Orchards (did you see my fun video straight from the farm from yesterday?), we already had a plan in place to share our wealth of blueberries with friends, use some immediately for baking, eating and smoothies, and freeze the rest. Why? Because we have smoothies for breakfast all year long and it’s so much better when you use locally grown fruit, as opposed to fruit that’s been packaged and sent across the country and costs a small fortune.
You can use this simple freezing process with any kind of berry as well as peaches, which are just coming into their own right now. And you can get all the benefits of lots of antioxidants when you freeze them immediately.
Check out all the details here in my video clip. It’s so simple, you can do it in a short time!
Do you ever freeze fresh fruit for later use? Have you noticed the benefits and how it supports clean, healthy eating?
Simply put, it’s about embracing healthy, clean eating with whole foods that will nourish you and help prevent disease.