Smoothie recipes – How to use up leftover fruit and turn them into tasty treats

THIS week we are looking at zero-waste recipes.

It can be difficult to think of things to make with soft, sad-looking veggies or fruit at the bottom of the fridge, and it’s all too easy to resort to chucking them in the bin – but it doesn’t need to be that way! I’ve got two dishes this week that you can use with any veg or fruit that need using up.


For smoothies you can basically add any fruit you like!Credit: Shutterstock

My top tip this week is if your fresh herbs in the fridge are on the turn, prepare them as you would for adding to a stew or salad, then simply pop them into a labelled freezer bag and put in the freezer.

Herbs are brilliant to add to soups, stews or bakes. Just grab out a handful when you need it.

Smoothies (serves 1)

For smoothies you can basically add any fruit you like! You can use frozen or fresh berries.

But if you use frozen you may need a little more milk to thin the smoothie if needed. 

Prep time: 5 minutes


  • Handful berries (1 handful per person)
  • ½ banana 
  • 120ml milk
  • 2-3 ice cubes

Method: Add whatever berries (or frozen berries) you like, banana, any other leftover fruit you need to use up, ice and the milk to a blender.

Blend until you have a smoothie consistency, adding more milk if it is too thick.

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Batch Lady Suzanne Mulholland’s motto is simple: cook fast and cook smartCredit: Ryan Ball

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