One of the easiest ways to use leftover fruit is to throw it into a blender for a smoothie. These cold creations are filling and satisfying – and reduce your kitchen waste! Try our staff's suggestions that use nut butters and milks, flaxseeds, greens and all kinds of fruits – from bananas and blueberries to pineapple and tangerines.

The directions for all these recipes are simple: Place all ingredients in a blender and blend on high until smooth. Each recipe makes one smoothie.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

Ingredients

1 tablespoon cocoa powder
3 tablespoons peanut butter powder (or 1-2 tablespoons peanut butter)
½ tablespoon ground flaxseed
½ tablespoon agave syrup
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
½ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 large banana
8 ice cubes

Blueberry Vanilla Smoothie

Ingredients

1 cup vanilla almond milk
½ cup frozen blueberries
2 tablespoons almond butter
1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
Handful of ice

Creamy Banan-gerine Smoothie

Ingredients

1 (or 1½ ) frozen banana
4-5 tangerines
⅓ cup vanilla Greek yogurt
Ice

Coconut, Fruit and Greens Smoothie

Ingredients

¾ cup coconut milk 
1 cup spinach
1 cup frozen blueberries 
1 cup frozen pineapple chunks 
1 tablespoon almond butter 
1 tablespoon honey, agave nectar or maple syrup

Coconut Peach Green Smoothie

From SimpleGreenSmoothies.com
Ingredients

1 cup coconut milk
1 cup spinach
1 cup sliced peaches, frozen
½ orange

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