This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Rubbermaid.
Nothing makes me more upset then having to throw away a container of berries that spoiled too quickly. I’ve had the problem lately and when I’m spending upwards of $6 for a pint of organic strawberries, I’m basically throwing money away. Just last week I paid $10 for a 2 1/2 pound container of strawberries at the grocery store and 3 days later they started to grow mold and look bad. 3 days! We eat our fruits and veggies pretty quickly since I make us smoothies every morning. My kids LOVE my Green Smoothie recipe and request it daily so we go through a lot of fruit during the week. I was introduced to Rubbermaid FreshWorks. They arrived on the same day I threw out almost $20 in fruits and veggies that spoiled too early so I was ready to give them a try.
In addition to our daily smoothies, the kids love to eat fruit. Both of them pop blueberries, blackberries and strawberries like candy so I try to make sure the fridge is always full. But when they start to spoil before we even have a chance to eat them, we’re all sad.
I was ready for a change. This time instead of storing them in the little containers they come in, I placed them right into the FreshWorks containers instead.
Rubbermaid FreshWorks Produce Savers are a food storage container system that uses something called FreshVent™ technology. This patented technology was designed to keep produce fresher up to 80%* longer than the traditional packing our produce comes in. The FreshVent regulates the flow of oxygen and carbon dioxide to create the optimal environment so product stays nearly as fresh as the day it was picked, all while the CrispTray™ helps reduce the moisture and spoilage.
The containers are available in 3 sizes. The small (2.5 cups) is perfect for blueberries, blackberries and raspberries. I use the medium (6.3 cups) for strawberries and I fit the whole container in there with a little room left over. The large size (17.3 cups) is great for leafy greens and other fruits. I’m currently using mine for grapes but I love to keep the spinach in there for these amazing green smoothies.
If you’ve ever been intimated by green smoothies because well, they’re green, don’t be. These taste SO good and are so good for you. Plus they’re really, really easy to make so there’s no excuse not to eat some delicious fruits and veggies every day.
I love smoothies because you can totally customize your flavors. Some days we’ll use orange juice like in this recipe and sometimes we’ll swap it out for almond milk, if it’s just me drinking it. There’s really no wrong way to make them.
- 1 banana
- 2 large handfuls of fresh baby spinach leaves
- 1 cup strawberries
- 1 cup pineapple (fresh or frozen)
- 1 cup of orange juice
- In a blender combine banana, spinach, strawberries, pineapple and orange juice. Blend until smooth. Serve immediately.
These green smoothies are great at breakfast and are the perfect way to start your day but we’ve even made them as an afternoon snack. No matter what time of day you make these smoothies, you’ll be happy you did.
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**Based on strawberries in FreshWorks™ containers vs. store packaging. Results may vary depending upon produce and use.