My freezer is always stocked with a stash of frozen berries. Depending on my mood, season, or availability, I’ve either got strawberries, blueberries, or blackberries in there. These are extremely handy for whipping together quick meal-replacement smoothies, and make the world of a difference in your smoothie experience when they are frozen.
Just get it overwith
I prefer freezing the berries myself. At first, I looked at it as a hassle, but it really isn’t. Take a few minutes to freeze your berries (or other fruits) for smoothies. For this post, I’ve got frozen strawberries on the rotation. The best time to get the freezing overwith is immediately after bringing them home.
Remove the stem/leaf:
Cut in half and toss into freezer bag:
Warning: don’t eat too many along the way.
Pop them into the freezer, and walk away:
That’s it. It doesn’t take much time at all when you decide to just GET IT OVERWITH.
Frozen = better for smoothies
Frozen fruits make your smoothie frostier, and much more tastier. Smoothie recipes often mention the use of crushed ice, but you can skip the ice if you’re using frozen fruit. This may be strange, but I never have ice handy in my freezer–instead I keep frozen fruits in there.
All of this applies to other fruits too, like bananas, pineapples, or grapes. Try it with those if berries aren’t your thing.