I wanted to share some ideas today for some Spring Clean Out Your Freezer Recipes.
Every year when the calendar page gets turned to March, I am so ready to start all of my spring cleaning projects. We still have cold, rainy, and snowy weather where I live, so I can’t do much yet. This is a perfect time to spring clean out your freezer.
I always have a lot of frozen fruits from the previous summer that I want to use. Peaches, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries fill at least 2 of my shelves. This is a perfect time to create recipes with them before I restock in the summer.
Smoothies are an easy and refreshing drink to make. When I am packing fresh berries for the freezer, I also make some smoothie bags.
I use a quart size Ziploc bag, place about 1 1/2 cups of berries in it and label it. When we want to make a smoothie, just pull out one of these bags and add the yogurt, juice, and banana.
When I am cleaning out my fruits, I also make some smoothies, freeze them in disposable insulated cups, and take them to my mother-in-law. She keeps them in her freezer and thaws them out when she wants one. Her appetite is poor, but she enjoys these.
Fruit and Yogurt Smoothies
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1 cup yogurt (vanilla or strawberry)
- 1 1/2 cup fresh or frozen fruit (any variety)
- 1/2 banana
- Place all of the ingredients in a blender and combine until smooth.
- Divide evenly between serving glasses.
Here are some other ideas to use the fruit. In some of these recipes, they were written using fresh fruit, but I also use frozen fruits.
French Toast Stuffed with Mascarpone Cheese
The fresh berry sauce in this recipe can be used on many
other desserts. It makes a plain angel food or pound cake a
Blueberry Almond Breakfast Braid
Rustic Cranberry Orange Cobbler Roll
Pies and cobblers are another great way to use frozen fruit you need to spring clean out your freezer.