Thursday, June 16, 2011

Guest post: When life gives you over-ripened fruit, make a smoothie!

I am excited to introduce you to my friend, Christa.  She recently started blogging at Brown Sugar Toast and I love her blog and writing style!  Take it away, Christa!


Hey! I'm Christa from Brown Sugar Toast. Nice to meet ya. :) I'm so happy I can be with you here at Centsible Savings! Christina does an awesome job saving money and sharing how she does it. I especially love all her Décor on a Dime posts!

My goal at Brown Sugar Toast is to help my readers add sweetness to the mundane things in life - specifically cooking crafting, and homemaking.

Today, I want to share a little post with you about one of my all-time fave things. It starts out lookin' a little rough, so ... just bear with me. ;)

What do you do when you have bananas that look like this:

Strawberries that are getting a little on the older side:

A handful of lonely blueberries:

And some juice that's about to go bad?

Why, these are the PERfect ingredients for a smoothie! :)

Yep - throw those things together!

I like my smoothies to be cold and icy, so if I'm using fresh fruit, I always add some ice to the mix:

Blend that thing together and, honey, you've got a healthy and delicious drink awaiting your taste buds!

The great thing about smoothies is that they are completely customizable! I usually add yogurt in mine to give it some creaminess. But I will also put a handful of fresh spinach in there too.

Did I lose you on that? ;)

Seriously. Especially when you have other strong tastes in the smoothie (like orange juice or strawberries) you will not even notice the spinach taste. Unless, of course, you put a whole bag of spinach leaves in your smoothie. :)

If you have kiddos, this is a great way to help them get more of their fruits and veggies in for the day. My little girl LOVES smoothies and yep, I put spinach in hers and am totally not ashamed of doing it. ha!
Hope that inspires you to find a great way to use up your leftover fruits and veggies!

Thanks, Christina, for letting me share over here on your awesome blog!! :)


  1. Smoothies are delish, especially this time of year. I totally love the idea of putting spinach in for a healthy dose of vitamins for the kids! Thanks for sharing, Christa! and thanks, Christina, for sharing this post with us.

  2. Looks delicious!! Thanks for sharing!


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