How to Make Make-Ahead Freezer Smoothies

My son loves those Jamba Juice and Yoplait frozen smoothie mixes you can buy in the frozen section. However, it’s been awhile since I’ve seen a screaming deal for those, so I decided, “hey – why not make my own?”

I once saw a great tip for prepping freezer smoothies in a magazine using ice cube trays to freeze yogurt! I decided to put my own spin on this idea.

Here’s What You’ll Need

  • Yogurt (I used a 32 tub to save on cost)
  • Frozen or Fresh Fruit
  • Bananas
  • Freezer Bags
  • Ice Cube Trays
  • Orange Juice, Milk, or Non-Dairy Milk

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TONS and TONS of Simple Truth Digital Coupons Released!

Fred Meyer has released a massive amount of Simple Truth digital coupons this week! Even better, these can be used up to 5Xs in a single transaction. To get started, head to fredmeyer.com/coupons, log onto your Rewards account and make sure to select “load to card” any offer you’d like. These will come off at the point of sale.

In case you’re unfamiliar, Simple Truth is a store brand that features natural and organic items. This brand covers items in virtually every department including produce, meat, baby care, dairy, and much more.

I found a TON of coupons and honestly spent over a hour typing them all out, when I hit a complete wall! So know that while this list is huge, it’s by no means extensive. This is simply the most Simple Truth coupons I’ve ever seen released at a single time.

Produce Simple Truth Digital Coupons

  • $0.50/1 Simple Truth Organic Salad (exp. 1/10)
  • $0.50/1 Simple Truth Organic Carrots (exp. 1/10)
  • $0.50/1 Simple Truth Organic Herbs (exp. 1/10)
  • $0.50/1 Simple Truth Mushrooms (exp. 1/10)
  • $0.50/1 Simple Truth Grape Tomatoes (exp. 1/10)
  • $0.75/1 Simple Truth Bagged Apples (exp. 1/10)

Meat Simple Truth Digital Coupons

  • $1/1 Simple Truth Roasted Chicken (exp. 1/10)
  • $1/1 Simple Truth Natural Chicken (exp. 1/10)
  • $1/1 Simple Truth Natural or Organic Ground Turkey (exp. 1/10)
  • $1/1 Simple Truth Lunchmeat (exp. 1/10)
  • $1.50/1 Simple Truth Organic Chicken (exp. 1/10)
  • $1/1 Simple Truth Bacon (exp. 1/10)
  • $0.75/1 Simple Truth Breakfast Sausage (exp. 1/10)
  • $1/1 Simple Truth Organic Grass-Fed Beef (exp. 1/10)
  • $1.50/1 Simple Truth Natural Cornish Hens (exp. 1/10)
  • $1.50/1 Simple Truth Bison (exp. 1/10)
  • $1/1 Simple Truth Quarter Ham (exp. 1/10)
  • $1/1 Simple Truth Natural Pork (exp. 1/10)

Dairy & Refrigerated Simple Truth Digital Coupons

  • $0.50/1 Simple Truth Organic Cage Free Eggs (exp. 1/10)
  • $0.50/1 Simple Truth Organic Hummus (exp. 1/10)
  • $1/1 Simple Truth Specialty Pre-Packaged Cheeses (exp. 1/10)
  • $0.75/1 Simple Truth Organic Cheese Bars, Cheese Slices, or Shredded Cheese (exp. 1/10)
  • $0.60/3 Simple Truth or Simple Truth Organic Greek Yogurt Cups (exp. 1/10)
  • $2/2 Simple Truth Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate (exp. 1/10)
  • $1/1 Simple Truth or Simple Truth Organic Yogurt (exp. 1/10)
  • $1/1 Simple Truth Cold Pressed Orange Juice or Limeade (exp. 1/10)
  • $0.50/1 Simple Truth 100% Orange Juice (exp. 1/10)
  • $2/1 Simple Truth Organic Cold Brew Coffee (exp. 1/10)
  • $1/1 Simple Truth Pre-Sliced Lunchmeat and Cheese (exp. 1/10)
  • $0.60/1 Simple Truth Lunch Kits (exp. 1/10)
  • $1/1 Simple Truth Organic Cottage Cheese, Sour Cream or Ricotta Cheese (exp. 1/10)
  • $0.75/1 Simple Truth Free Range Hard Boiled Eggs (exp. 1/10)
  • $0.50/1 Simple Truth Organic Refrigerated Salad Dressings (exp. 1/10)
  • $0.75/1 Simple Truth Organic Pie Crust (exp. 1/10)
  • $0.50/1 Simple Truth Organic Single Serve HPP Juice Blends (exp. 1/10)

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How to Freeze Your Greens {and a couple ideas for how to use them!}

What do you do if you end up finding a tremendous deal on leafy greens or end up with a surplus from your garden? Well, one simple thing you can do is freeze them! Yes, that’s right – greens such as kale, collards, and spinach can be frozen.

I found several nice bunches of greens at my local grocery store recently – they had a few varieties of organic kale, plus rainbow chard, and spinach, all at very good prices, and I couldn’t resist.

Now there are two schools of thought when it comes to freezing greens. First, you can freeze them as-is, raw. This is going to be the easiest, quickest way to achieve your goal. The second way involves blanching them. This helps the greens last a bit longer in the freezer. As you’ll soon see, this method also helps reduce the space in the freezer your greens will take up.

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Tacoma Fresh: Tacoma’s Health Food Convenience Store

Tacoma Fresh Store Review: Tacoma's First Health Food Convenience Store!

I’ve been hearing a lot of buzz about a new grocery store in Tacoma, called Tacoma Fresh. Maybe you’ve heard it too? Seeing how it was local and they sold food, I figured it was right up my alley! So I recently decided to contact the store owner, William Manzanares, to see if I could learn more about Tacoma Fresh. William, Owner of Tacoma Fresh

It was clear in the first few minutes of my interview that William is not only passionate about his new store, he’s passionate about making healthy food more accessible in general. His own journey began when he was overweight, and looking to make some changes. Through diet alone, he lost the weight and found a desire to help and educate others on their journey to good health too.

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