Make Summer Fruit Last

Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS
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Quick Tip: Freeze Summer Fruit for Winter Smoothies

Berries, peaches, and other delicious summer fruits are abundant at farmers markets right now. Buy more than you need and freeze some for a burst of summer nutrition this winter. Wash the fruit and allow it to dry completely. Remove the tops of strawberries; peel and slice peaches. Spread the fruit on a cookie sheet and place in the freezer until frozen hard. Then, place in a zipper-close freezer bag for delicious smoothies all year.

And as the year marches on, head over here for another Quick Tip about preserving your autumn produce for the winter.  I also have a handy tip on how to store bread so it stays fresh longer.

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About the Author

Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS

Monica Reinagel is a board-certified licensed nutritionist, author, and the creator of one of iTunes' most highly ranked health and fitness podcasts. Her advice is regularly featured on the TODAY show, Dr. Oz, NPR, and in the nation's leading newspapers, magazines, and websites. Do you have a nutrition question? Call the Nutrition Diva listener line at 443-961-6206. Your question could be featured on the show.