Have you ever stuck some fruit or something else in the freezer, only for it to come out in a big block and you can't use it until you defrost the whole thing. Well, I have a trick for you!
So I am a memeber of a produce co-op and get some amazing things. I have been gone from my house a little more than normal so I can't use up all the produce before it goes bad. Plus, my husband is gone for the week and can't help me eat it. So I decided to freeze some things rather than letting it go to waste. I love freezing fruit because I can make delicious smoothies later.
How to freeze fruits:
Place items you want to freeze (for me, it was blackberries, strawberries and bananas) on a cookie sheet and place in the freezer until hard.
Remove and place in freezer safe bag.
Not too hard right?
If you are going to freeze something like peaches, mangoes, etc - it works best to cut them up in peices then freeze them. That way they are ready to go into any dish.
For bananas - I just cut them in half because I only use them in smoothies or banana bread (if you use it for banana bread, let them defrost a little. But you could also cut them into slices to make it easier on your smoothie blender.
Other produce that freezes well:
Grapes - these a fabulous mini popsicles (don't thaw great though)
*if you see it in the freezer section at the grocery store - you can freeze it too.