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 Big Batch Overripe Puree

1 can organic low-fat coconut milk (better than the cartons as there are no additives)
¾ cup strawberries 
¾  cup pineapple, chopped
¾ cup mango, chopped
½ banana 
 
Option 1: Popsicles
Blend and freeze into pops as is.
 
 
Option 2: Smoothie (makes 2 big smoothies)
Add 1 scoop protein powder (I use unflavored collagen powder)
Add 1 giant handful spinach
Add ½ avocado
Add 1 tablespoon honey
Blend and drink!
 
Option 3 
Blend with some rum and serve to thankful guests!





Overripe fruit
Perishables

05/16/18



 With the arrival of spring, and summer on the way, you’re likely to want more fresh fruit in your diet. There’s something about the warmer air that makes you want to eat and drink things that are refreshing and cool. Fruit provides that, to be sure. One of the trickiest things about buying fresh fruit, however, is eating it before it spoils. I have a pint of strawberries in my fridge right now that is starting to turn. Their hue is deepening and I know I’d better eat them fast or I’ll have to toss them. 

Or will I? Many fruits become sweeter when they are overripe. The trick is to disguise the texture. For example, a brown overripe banana isn’t very appealing to eat, but throw it in banana bread and it’s perfect. The same happens with strawberries, pineapple and mangos. While many fruits follow this pattern of increasing sweetness, I’m looking forward to using the ones I’ve mentioned in a recipe.
My daughter, who is 5, recently asked my husband and me if Earth was ever going to die. While it’s kind of a dark question, it gave us an opportunity to talk to her about how to take care of the Earth. We had the chance to explain the “whys” of not wasting food, recycling, reusing, and conserving water. With a simple plan for how to use overripe fruit, she can be a part of our family’s effort to use all the food we purchase or grow. She can even help make the recipe I’m sharing today (well, not the cocktail!). 
If you notice your fruit is going bad but you don’t have enough time to follow the recipe below, just bag your fruit and throw it in the freezer. Note that de-stemming or peeling the fruit first will make this much easier on the other end. 
— Allison Willson Dudas 





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