Tuesday, 5 August 2014

What I Ate Wednesday | Using Up The Fridge

Well, Wednesday's swung round again fast hasn't it?  Can someone just slow down time a little bit please? - it's going far too fast for me at the moment.
I had a very colourful, fruity day for this #WIAW.  The reason was, not to be healthy, but I'm on holiday tomorrow (have I mentioned how frickin excited I am?!) so todays eats (or should I say drinks) were all about using up the food I've got in.  It just so happened it was mainly fruit so that could only mean one thing for me lately - trying out new recipes with my new Breville Blend-Active.


The first smoothie of the day was a yummy concoction of
  • 2 bananas
  • 3 plums
  • a handful of strawberries
  • pure squeezed orange juice
  • a handful of ice cubes

I loved this one.  I thought it was going to be a bit odd with mixing bananas with the orange juice but it was delicious and very filling.



In the morning I was checking over my greenhouse and found quite a few tomatoes that were ready for eating so I picked them and decided to use them in my lunch.  I couldn't think of anything majorly exciting to do with them but I had a seeded bagel or two left over, bit of cheese in my fridge so I made pizzas.  My love for pizzas is never ending!


Honestly, this was one of the most revolting things I've ever tasted and I only managed to drink half of it.  I found the recipe on Breville Creative Kitchen which has some tasty looking recipes for the blender.  It was one of the only recipes that I had all the ingredients for so I thought I'd give it a go. 
When I follow a recipe I never pay attention to quantities.  I always just add what I think.  On this occasion, I think I messed up the quantities.  I'll try making this smoothie again following the instructions but this time it was just all wrong.


I was not put off by my smoothie snack and stuck to another smoothie for tea.  This one was
  • 2 nectarines
  • 3 plums
  • 3 tablespoons of greek yoghurt
  • squirt of honey to taste
This one was delicious.  I didn't add the honey at first but after tasting it without I decided it needed a little something to sweeten it slightly. 
My fruit bowl is now almost empty and I'm pleased that I used most of it up before my holiday.  I hate wasting food.
I was surprised that I wasn't at all hungry throughout the day.  I've never tried a smoothie/juice detox before as I felt it would be impossible for me but I really enjoyed making the smoothies and might look into these detox things a bit more.
What do you do with your fruit / fridge contents before a holiday?  Do you make weird and wonderful dishes to use it up?
Have you tried a juice cleanse?


  1. bagel pizzas are the best!! I love throwing all my veggies together with rice and a scrambled egg; kind of like fried rice.

    Never tried a juice cleanse.. I don't think I could do it!

  2. Good for you! I love smoothies and make them all the time. Thanks for sharing with us at The Southern Special.
    Spatulas On Parade


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