by Christi Lazar @Bazaarlazarr, Contributing Editor to
Hello! Christi here with another installment of Food Waster Anonymous! It’s summer and there are so many delicious produce options available! I always buy way too much and end up with a lot of overripe fruit at the end of the week.
If you follow me on Instagram, you know that for the past few weeks I’ve been posting my weekend smoothie bowl. Well this is my new favorite thing to do with leftover fruit (yes, I’m tardy to the smoothie bowl party)! You can make so many delicious combinations…the sky's the limit! It’s also perfect for keeping cool in summer. So let’s talk about this Blueberry Acai Smoothie Bowl With Grilled Peaches.
I took my overripe bananas, peeled them, and stuck them in the freezer. When I was ready to make my smoothie, I chopped them up and used them as the base for my smoothie. They give the smoothie a great slushy consistency (would be great with rum, but I digress)! Then I added the remainder of my fresh blueberries, a little acai powder, almond milk, and almond butter!
Now, the toppings! My second favorite thing to do with my fruit is grill it! Which is perfect for summer because at some point we all have the grill going anyway. It’s a great, healthy dessert option for a summer cookout, or a nice change of pace when you’re topping your smoothie bowl, oatmeal, cereal, or yogurt.
Brushed in a little oil, you can grill peaches, apricots, apples, pineapple, watermelon…the possibilities are completely delicious! So I cut up a leftover peach, brushed it in a little olive oil and grilled it on each side! I also used a left over kiwi and pomegranate.
Moral of the story for this month’s installment…make a smoothie bowl, grill your fruit, and get creative to cut down on food waste!
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